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Cottontail Half Marathon

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Speed around Woodley Park in this flat and fast mixed-distance race. Great for runners of all stripes, the route will take competitors around the picturesque Lake Balboa bike path. Come along for the epic atmosphere or for the bespoke finisher's medal.

How to enter the Cottontail Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    $85
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  2. 10k

    Run 10km
    $65
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  3. 5k

    Run 5km
    $50
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Cottontail Half Marathon routes

Half Marathon

Start at Woodley park -1, at the corner of Woodley Ave and Victory Blvd, head west through the tunnel walk way, when you exit the tunnel take a right, then another right (yes a big U-turn) onto the main bike path that runs along Woodley Ave, follow the paved bike path up to the HALF MARATHON turn around sign (golf course parking lot), turn around and head back up the bike path to the large fork in the road at the main dirt trail, turn left at the dirt trail that will lead you to the west side bike path that runs along Balboa Blvd, turn right and follow the bike path that runs along the perimeter of the park and that will lead you back to the tunnel walk way and to the Start / Finish line and start your second loop. Start of loop 2 is through the YELLOW chute.

10k Course

Start at Woodley park -1, head west through the tunnel walk way, when you exit the tunnel take a right, then another right (yes a big U-turn) onto the main bike path that runs along Woodley Ave, follow the paved bike path up to the 10K turn around sign ( Burbank Blvd & Hayvenhurst Ave ), turn around and head back up the bike path to the large fork in the road at the main dirt trail, turn left at the dirt trail that will lead you to the west side bike path that runs along Balboa Blvd, turn right and follow the bike path that runs along the perimeter of the park and that will lead you back to the tunnel walk way and to the Start / Finish line.

5k course

Start at Woodley park -1, head west through the tunnel walk way, when you exit the tunnel take a right, then another right (yes a big U-turn) onto the main bike path that runs along Woodley Ave, follow the paved bike path up to the 5k turn around sign, turn around and head back up the bike path to the finish line

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Race day t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Street tacos
  • Goody bag of swag worth $45 from our sponsors
Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

0800:
Half Marathon

0815: 10K start

0830: 5K start

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the schedule start, to ensure you have ample time to pick up your race packet and warm-up.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer on race day, please get in touch at https://cottontailhalf.com/volunteer

We need volunteers to assist with the following:
• Athlete check-in
• Finish line and expo setup
• Handing out medals
• Assistance along the course
• Providing water at water stations
• Post-race clean up

Frequently Asked Questions

What is half marathon cut-off time?
There is a cut-off time of 4 hours.
Are there race prizes?
The top 3 men and women and top 3 in each group receive awards. Other competitors also have the chance to win several lucky-dip prizes and this race can also go towards the Lake Balboa series finisher medal.
Can I pick up my chip, bib and t-shirt on race day?
We advise that you collect your packet the day before from Fleet Feet Encino, 16545 Ventura Boulevard, Encino CA 91436. However, race day check-in is available and opens at 6:45am and closes at 7:45am.
Are there first-aid stations and bathroom facilities?
There will be aid stations and bathrooms on the course, approximately every 1.5 miles.
Will the race commence in waves?
The race will begin in waves starting every 2 minutes to reduce congestion. On the day, please start behind the banner that most closely matches your estimated race pace.
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Cottontail Half Marathon weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

71°F
Predicted highs
51°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

Meet the organizer

We provide a fun way for people to stay focused on healthy living while having fun at the same time. We hope our events will ignite the spark of friendly competition that lives deep inside all of us. We will see you on the starting line!

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