How to enter the Oakland Running Festival
- Run 42.195km
- Run 21.097km
- Run 5km
- Run 26km
- Run 42.195km
- Run 1km
Oakland Running Festival routes
Set in the heart of Oakland this awesome running festival captures the vibrant spirit of the city in its hella wild after-party. It is widely accepted as one of the top running events in the Bay Area and has a strong reputation for being well-organized.
Marathon: Min. 16 years old
The course will closing on a continuous pace of 15:00 minutes per mile. Anyone who cannot maintain this pace must move to the sidewalks as the course closes to allow regular vehicular traffic to resume. Runners who have not reached the intersection of Mandela/24th St will be requested to move onto the sidewalk so roads can be reopened. Those runners can receive SAG support to the finish line if they choose not to continue the race.
Team Relay Leg Breakdown: Min. 14 years old
Leg 1. (7 miles): East Shore Park to 3rd & MLK
Leg 2. (8.2 miles): 3rd & MLK to Bay Bridge Turnaround
Leg 3. (5 miles): Bay Bridge Turnaround to Mandela Pkwy @ 32nd street
Leg 4. (6 miles): Mandela Pkwy @ 32 street to East Shore Park
Half Marathon: Min. 14 years old
The course will close after 4.5 hours. Anyone who cannot finish the race in this time must move to the sidewalks as the course closes to allow regular vehicular traffic to resume.
5K: No age Restriction
The 5K Race is open to participants of all ages and is the perfect way to be a part of the Oakland Running Festival celebration without miles of pre-race training or post-race recovery! The 5K will run through the city streets near starting and ending at Eastshore Park at Lakeshore & El Embarcadero. Participants will use the same start and finish line as the marathon and half-marathon.
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Oakland Running Festival weather forecast
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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