Oaktown Half Marathon

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

Launched in 2014 as The Towns Half Marathon by Oakland local and sports marketing professional, Ryan Dawkins, before being acquired and then cancelled in 2017. 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.

Runners will get a taste of Oaklands authentic soul, from the steps of City Hall and Jack London Square to Uptown and Lake Merritt, 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.

The Oaktown Half is in partnership with the successful Oakland Turkey Trot and continues the non-profit group's efforts to raise impactful funds for Oakland Schools and Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Races

  1. Race Name: Half Marathon

    • Run 21.1km
    • Elev Gain 39m
  2. Race Name: 5k

    • Run 5km
    Race Date: Sat 11 Aug 2018, 4.00pm
  3. Race Name: Challenge | Half + 5k

    • Run 18.2mi
    Race Date: Sun 12 Aug 2018, 4.00pm
  4. Race Name: Youth Mile

    • Run 1mi
    Race Date: Sun 12 Aug 2018, 3.30pm
  5. Race Name: Stomper's Stomp

    • Run 0.2mi
    Race Date: Sat 11 Aug 2018, 3.00pm
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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