How to enter the Modesto Marathon
- Run 42.195km
- Run 21.097km
- Run 5km
- Run 10km
Modesto Marathon routes
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.
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.
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.
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Modesto Marathon weather forecast
Possible drizzle in the morning.
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