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Tickets $35–$105

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Challenge yourself with this flat, fast Marathon in Modesto, California. Great for first-time marathoners and experienced pros alike, the course spans from the historic downtown with its tree-lined avenues toward the picturesque countryside. Come for the great community feel.

How to enter the Modesto Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 42.195km
    $105
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 21.097km
    $85
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  3. 5K

    Run 5km
    $35
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  4. 10K

    Run 10km
    $50
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Modesto Marathon routes

FULL MARATHON

Runners travel from downtown to the historic, tree-lined college neighborhoods. After passing the Modesto Junior College west campus, they head into the countryside viewing the beautiful Diablo Mountain Range and passing the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.

Runners then make their way back toward town, finishing near the start line.

The flat, fast course will be open 7 hours, allowing adequate time for first-time marathoners.

HALF MARATHON

Runners will travel through tree-lined historic college neighborhoods, past Modesto Junior College’s west campus, and into the countryside surrounded by scenic orchards.

The half marathon course is flat and fast. It will remain open for 7 hours. Walkers and first-timers are especially encouraged to participate in this event.

5K

The 3.1-mile loop begins at 7:25 a.m., 25 minutes after the marathon runners.

The course travels from downtown Modesto to beautiful tree-lined streets. Runners will pass by Graceada Park and the celebrated “house in the middle of the road.” before turning down the Virginia Corridor to the downtown finish.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Custom duffle bag
  • Free tech t-shirt
  • Marshalled course
  • Refreshment stations
  • First aid on-site
  • Distance marked
Raceday Logistics

Schedule

6:00AM:Bag Drop Opens
Race Day Packet Pick Up Opens

7:00AM: Marathon, Half, & Relay Start

7:25AM: 5K Start

7:30AM-2:00PM: Beer & Wine Garden

2:00PM: Course Closes

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled race start time.

Volunteers

For more info on volunteering, please visit: https://modestomarathon.com/volunteers/

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed on the course?
Service animals are allowed on the course. For the safety of other runners and your pets, no other dogs are allowed on the course.
Are children allowed on the course?
Children in strollers are allowed on the course at no additional charge. Only the paid runner gets swag, though. For the safety of other runners and your child, we ask that runners with strollers line up near the back of the starting chute. Children who are paying participants of the race (accompanied by a parent) will get swag.
Can someone else pick up my bib for me?
You can have someone else pick up your bib and packet at the Expo. Please send them with a copy of your photo ID and a completed Packet Pick Up Authorization form.
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Modesto Marathon weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

72°F
Predicted highs
49°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

Meet the organizer

ShadowChase Running Club is a non-profit organization that promotes running and fitness related activities in the greater Modesto area. Year after year we make a difference in the community through our club activities. Our members represent a broad range of abilities. Some walk an occasional mile, a few are accomplished marathoners. But most of us just like to get outside and run a leisurely pace.

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