Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Kid's Race 2023
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Oaktown Half Marathon will be returning for the 10th year in 2023 and it promises to be an unmissable occasion. With a Half Marathon, 5k, Kid's Race and Oaktown Challenge, there is something for everyone. Come down for the awesome atmosphere, finisher's medal and beer festival.
Half Marathon, Oaktown Challenge - HM + 5k, 5k, and 1 more
7:00am Sat 9th Sep 2023 - 11:00am Sat 9th Sep 2023
Oakland, United States
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Where and when
Snow Park, Harrison St & 19th St, Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
7:00am Sat 9th Sep 2023
Half Marathon:7:00am |
Oaktown Challenge - HM + 5k:7:00am
9:45am Sat 9th Sep 2023
11:00am Sat 9th Sep 2023
Run for Wildlife Kid's Race Presented by the Oakland Zoo:11:00am
Here are the distances available for Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Kid's Race 2023
$99 - $104
$59 - $69
Run for Wildlife Kid's Race Presented by the Oakland Zoo
$19 - $29
Oaktown Challenge - HM + 5k
$163 - $173
Terrain Road / Sidewalk
Starting and finishing at Snow Park these fun and fast routes will take you through the very best of Oakland. Soak in all the city has to offer from the steps of City Hall and Jack London Square to Uptown and Lake Merritt.
Choose one of three distances or, if you're feeling like a real challenge, sign up to the joint Half Marathon & 5k Oaktown Challenge option!
The Kid's Race will be done in age categories, as follows:
- 2-3 Year-olds will run 100 yards
- 4-5 Year-olds will run 200 yards
- 6-8 year-olds will run 300 yards
Organizer route images
- Race shirt - Half Marathon, 5k and Oaktown Challenge only
- Finisher's Medal
- Custom tasting glass
- Free Oaktown Brewfest including 13 brew ciders (one for every mile!)
- Food trucks
- Free runner photos
- Free runner tracking app
- Live music on the steps of City Hall
- Gear check
How to get there
Snow Park, Harrison St & 19th St, Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612, USAGet full directions
There will be plenty of street parking available on the day.
5k runners can arrive at Bart station (12th Street, Oakland City Center), which is located directly underneath the festival venue. However, this will not be possible for the Half Marathons 7am start.
Event day logistics
07:00am Half Marathon starts
09:45am 5k starts
10:00am Half Marathon cut-off time
11:00am Kid's Race starts
There are two packet pickup options, please select an option when you register.
- Pick at up at the pre race expo on Thursday 8, September
- Pick it up on race day for an additional $25 - 9/9
*Exact times and locations will be confirmed closer to the event date.
Please note that there is a 3 hour cut-off time for the Half Marathon, meaning all runners in this race must complete it by 10am. To do this, you must run at a 14min/mile pace minimum.
There are no age restrictions for the HM, 5k and Oaktown Challenge. However, participants need to be 18+ needs to register. Minors will need a parent or guardian to register.
All spectators are welcome and encouraged! Please come out and show as much support as you can for the event and for the runners.
Are baby strollers permitted at the Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Kid's Race?
Strollers are allowed at this event. However, please ensure that you start at the back and stick to the right when on-course, so that runners can pass by easily.
Are there refreshment stations on the Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Kid's Race?
The Half Marathon will have aid stations approximately every 2 miles - 6 in total. The 5k will have an aid station at mile 1.5. Aid stations are stocked with water, nuun sports drink. There will be portable toilets every other mile.
Are bikes, scooters, skateboards, push bikes allowed on the Oaktown Half Marathon, 5k & Kid's Race?
Due to safety concerns, only baby strollers/joggers and wheelchairs are allowed on the course.
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