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  • Writer's pictureMickey Ferri

USATF San Diego: 2020 Team USA Olympic Marathon Trials Viewing Party!

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the marathon will be held in Atlanta, GA. The races will determine the three men and three women who will represent the United States in the marathon at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan!

12 runners from San Diego have qualified and are expected to compete in the race (more details below)!

San Diego runners and fans - let's celebrate and cheer them on!

San Diego Events, Prizes and Giveaways

1: Milestone Running, Pacific Beach

The iconic San Diego running store will be hosting a viewing party, and everyone is welcome to attend! The viewing party at Milestone Running should feature some of the most avid running fans in San Diego, due in part to its affiliation with San Diego Track Club, home of competitors Dylan Marx, Meriah Earle, and Steven Martinez.

Optional pre-race run: Long before the race, runners will gather at the Milestone store in North Park and run to the location in Pacific Beach. It's a perfect way to get in your weekend long-run, and enjoy a morning workout before the Olympic Trials! Check out the Milestone Running in Pacific Beach website for more info.

Prizes during the viewing party:

  1. There will be a raffle for a FREE pair of the Nike Next % shoes - valued at $250 (!!!) and

  2. A Demo set of Nike React Infinity Flyknits for people to try out and run in

2. Kinetik Performance Co., Kearney Mesa

7323 Engineer Rd. St A. San Diego, CA 92111

Kinetik Performance Co. is one of the most well respected Athletic Training and Rehab institutions in San Diego. They consistently treat the top runners and track & field athletes in San Diego, as well as world class athletes from all over the world. Their viewing party is an excellent chance to meet the Kinetik staff and try out some of their equipment for free - and get some free breakfast!

The facility at Kinetik Performance Co. is magnificent, and their events can be filled with dozens of the best athletes and coaches from San Diego. You literally might get to meet over a dozen Olympians standing in the same room (!!!!!)

The Kinetik Performance Co. viewing party includes:

  1. Breakfast

  2. Free usage of recovery tools (Sauna / Normatec / Hypervolt / Ice bath)

  3. $45 off The Lab (Running gait analysis) if purchased during the viewing party

If you have a group of six or more people planning to attend, kindly get in touch with Luisa Barros, Business Development Coordinator (+1.858.261.8962,

3. USATF San Diego Instagram contest

  1. Follow @sandiegousatf on Instagram

  2. During the marathon (February 29, 2020 from 9am-12pm PT) - make a post on Instagram, tag @sandiegousatf #sandiego2020olympics #usatf #journeytogold

  3. 2 winners will be selected for most creative and inspiring posts. Pictures and videos encouraged! Publicly cheering on your favorite San Diego runner highly encouraged!

  4. Winners will receive (1) Free entry into one of USATF San Diego's upcoming events (your choice between (a) One Summer Nights Track meet in 2020 - up to 3 events, (b) One Dirt Dogs XC race in Fall 2020, or (c) Annual Awards ceremony (January 2021) + (2) USATF Swag Bag filled with USATF goodies!

USATF San Diego Participating Community Locations and Viewing Party Details

A HUGE thank you to these locations in San Diego, CA who are opening their facilities to show the race live. Some of these locations are hosting fun runs before the race and will be giving away additional prizes during the race. Check out their Instagram pages and websites for more details leading up to the race.

If you are a San Diego location and would like to participate in hosting the public for the Viewing Party, kindly send an email to for details!

The races kick off at 9:00am on February 29, 2020.

San Diego Olympic Trials Qualifiers

Male qualifiers (time, rank) include:

  1. Dylan Marx (2:17:03, 102)

  2. Steven Martinez (2:17:54, 151)

  3. Tyler Underwood (2:18:20, 178)

Female qualifiers (time, rank) include:

  1. Meriah Earle (2:34:35, 50)

  2. Bonnie Keating (2:40:12, 135)

  3. Mary Schneider (2:42:01, 211)

  4. Hilary Corno (2:42:13, 218)

  5. Elizabeth Ryan (2:42:37, 247)

  6. Kimberly Hicks (2:42:42, 256)

  7. Erin Menefee (2:43:10, 292)

  8. Angela Moll (2:43:18, 307)

  9. Marie Zanderson (2:44:38, 458)

The full lists of qualifiers (264 men and 512 women) are available at

Athlete bios are available at


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