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Bay Bridge Half Marathon

Run 13.1mi
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Challenge Awards IconChallenge Awards 3rd Place 2019
Taking place across the brand new Bay Bridge for the second time, this flagship half is the only half marathon across the Bay Bridge. The course features sweeping views of the SF skyline, Alcatraz and Treasure Island, and a return leg through the rolling hills of Oakland.

Review summary

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Christy C
"My friends and I were looking for a running vacation and picked this race...."
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Bay Bridge Half Marathon route

This event is not just a race, it's an immersive experience. Beginning at West Oakland, the race will start with a few fast and flat miles to get the runners buzzing before arriving at the entrance to the Bay Bridge path. As runners cross the bridge for the first time, they are treated with incredible views of the SF skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Reaching Treasure Island, runners will turn back and make their way back along the same route, getting a front row view to Oakland's ever-changing town-scape and gorgeous rolling hills.

Upon finishing, runners will be treated to the Finish Festival at Old Kan Beer & Co where they will experience local food and beer, and be treated to truly the best the city has to offer.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Oaklandish Designed Gender-Specific Shirt
  • Massive medal
  • Free Participant Photos
  • Customized Runner Bib
  • Live Music & DJ’s
  • Live Runner Tracking
  • Elegant Themed Beer Stein
  • Custom BibBoards
  • Taco’s for all
  • Private Label Beer from Old Kan
  • 2 Oakland A’s Tickets to ANY game
  • HydraPak SpeedCup
  • Live Entertainment
  • Free Nuun Product and Nuun on-course
Raceday Logistics


08:30: Race starts on Adeline & 3rd Street

11:30: Race Finish - please note there is a strict 3 hour course limit (14 min/mile pace)

Race Pack Collection:

The event organiser is hosting a number of Pop-up parties where you can go to party and pick up your race packet, with the chance to score some great merch and new friends. The event details are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 30 // 5p-7p // Oaklandish Downtown Store. Exclusive 10% off storewide, DJ’s, beer & more.
  • Friday, May 1 // 5p-7p // Old Kan Beer & Co. Official Launch Party with music, fresh beer and great food.
  • Saturday, May 2 // 10a-2p // Sports Basement, Berkeley. Exclusive 20% off storewide (28% for Basementeers , partner swag & more.
There is also the option to mail your packet, or pick it up on the morning of the race:
  • Expo-In-A-Box // Have your entire packet (+ all perks) mailed directly to your front door. (deadline is 3/20/20)
  • Race Day VIP // For those needing to just come on race morning, they offer a VIP option for $20.

Spectators are welcome at any point along the route and can cheer on runners over the finish line. Friends and family are also welcome to join the festive fun post race with their champions.


To register as a volunteer, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I support spectators online once the race has started?
Yes - spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course directly from the race website.
Can I volunteer at the race?
Yes - find out more at
I can't make any of the pop-up parties, how else can I get my race packet?
You can either choose the option of shipping your race packet or picking it up on race day for an added cost when you choose your ticket. You can also have a family member or friend pick your packet up for you, all they need is the email confirmation of your registration, or a photo of your ID.
Can I refer friends to this event?
Yes, if you refer 7 or more participants you can get a refund of up to $50. A custom sharable link that you can send to your friends will be sent to you in your confirmation email.

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Bay Bridge Half Marathon reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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

    My friends and I were looking for a running vacation and picked this race. Really glad we did. We had a great time. Really enjoyed the race and the weekend.
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