SAN DIEGO ROCK N' ROLL MARATHON 2008
June 1, 2008

Photography by Dr. Rodney Pygoya Chang
Copyright 2008 Rodney Chang   All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Runners spotted resting before the next day's morning start

 

 

 

I start at Qualcom Stadium (home of the San Diego Chargers) and
catch the elevated trolly going towards town.  Up at 3:30am and here at 4:15 a.m.

 

 

On the trolly, free for runners (nobody checked for worn running numbers)

 

 

Shuttle buses at the trolly's Washington Street terminal

 

 

At the staging area before dawn; race starts at 6:30 a.m.; it's about 5:30 a.m.

 

 

The Marine band marches early, before the time corrals are roped off

 

 

 

It's morning light; now the lines form for the portable potties, half hour prior to the start

 

 

National anthem at the start

 

 

We're walking towards the Starting Line; started way back in Corral No. 20

 

 

And we're off!

 

 

 

 

2 mile mark

 

 

Entering Balboa Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 miles is in the park

 

 

Loss runner?  Nope, looking for relief.

 

 

 

 

leaving the park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep on running!