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Oaktown Half Marathon

Sun 11th Aug 2019 • by Mascot Sports
Oakland, California, US

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What you need to know

Welcome to Oakland! Get ready for the 6th annual of this summer favorite.

Launched in 2014 as The Towns Half Marathon by Oakland local and sports marketing professional, Ryan Dawkins. Ryan is now spearheading the re-launch of the Oaktown Half to finish his original plans of a runner-focused, hyper-local event, in his hometown.

The course will let runners in on the best of Oakland. Like everything else in Oakland, the experience will never be ordinary and always unexpected.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    7:30am Sun 11th Aug 2019
    $70–$75
    Sold out
  2. 5k

    Run 5km
    9:45am Sun 11th Aug 2019
    $30–$35
    Entry Closed
  3. Stomper's Stomp

    Run 0.2mi
    11:00am Sun 11th Aug 2019
    $10–$15
    Entry Closed

Route info

Course Maps
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Course Details

Runners will get a taste of Oakland’s authentic soul, from the steps of City Hall and Jack London Square to Uptown and Lake Merritt, our course will let runners in on the best of Oakland. Like everything else in Oakland, the experience will never be ordinary and always unexpected.

Travel

Getting to the start shouldn’t be another stress factor. There’s a BART station (12th Street, Oakland City Center) at the start line.

FAQs

Before race day, you’ll receive the following:

  • Your Gender-Specific Short Sleeve Running Top
  • Bib Number + Safety Pins
  • Embedded ThinTag Timing Chip
  • …plus nutrition samples and other great schwag

All registered runners receive:

  • Oaktown Half entry—race route is fully supported with aid, bathrooms, water and fueling stations
  • Entry to the Oaktown Finish Festival—a local celebration of food, craft beer, wine and YOU.
  • Exclusive gender-specific Oaktown Half short sleeve running top. If you choose Expo-In-A-Box, these will be sent directly to your door to test out in training.
  • A locally inspired finisher’s medal
  • A whole lot of fun!
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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    I have a whole lotta love for Oakland and it was great to see a well organized event in The Town! From packet pickup parties during event week at Oaklandish and Sports Basement, to a cool shirt I actually wear outside of working out, to a route that explores scenic views of downtown, uptown, and Lake Merritt, this was a stellar event I look forward to coming back to. Did I mention the massive medal and mason jar I took home?! This race reflects the edgy, artistic, and progressive community it runs through.

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