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Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K and Stomper's Stomp

Sun 11th Aug 2019
Oscar Grant Plaza, 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

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Tickets $20–$185

Run around Lake Merritt and through the heart of Oakland in this popular race. This event is for runners looking for the community feel of a local race. Come for the bespoke finisher's medal, Oaktown running top and a festival with food, craft beer and wine.
  • Road
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Launched in 2014 as The Towns Half Marathon by Oakland local and sports marketing professional, Ryan Dawkins. Ryan is now spearheading the re-launch of the Oaktown Half to finish his original plans of a runner-focused, hyper-local event, in his hometown.

The course will let runners in on the best of Oakland. Like everything else in Oakland, the experience will never be ordinary and always unexpected.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    7:00am Sun 11th Aug 2019
    Tickets available
  2. 5k

    Run 5km
    9:45am Sun 11th Aug 2019
    Tickets available
  3. Stomper's Stomp

    Run 0.2mi
    11:00am Sun 11th Aug 2019
    Tickets available
  4. Oaktown Challenge | Half + 5K

    Run 16.2mi
    Sun 11th Aug 2019
    Tickets available
  5. Livermore X Oakland 2019 | 26.2 Challenge

    Run 26.2mi
    Sun 11th Aug 2019
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Route info

Course Maps
What’s Included

Before race day, you’ll receive the following:

    Your Gender-Specific Short Sleeve Running Top
    Bib Number + Safety Pins
    Embedded ThinTag Timing Chip
    …plus nutrition samples and other great schwag

All registered runners receive:

    Oaktown Half entry—race route is fully supported with aid, bathrooms, water and fueling stations
    Entry to the Oaktown Finish Festival—a local celebration of food, craft beer, wine and YOU.
    Exclusive gender-specific Oaktown Half short sleeve running top. If you choose Expo-In-A-Box, these will be sent directly to your door to test out in training.
    A locally inspired finisher’s medal
    A whole lot of fun!
Course Details

Runners will get a taste of Oakland’s authentic soul, from the steps of City Hall and Jack London Square to Uptown and Lake Merritt, our course will let runners in on the best of Oakland. Like everything else in Oakland, the experience will never be ordinary and always unexpected.

Raceday Logistics


    EVENT DATE: Sunday August 11, 2019
    START TIME: 7:00am PDT


    EVENT DATE: Sunday August 11, 2019
    START TIME: 9:45am PDT


    EVENT DATES: Sunday March 3, 2019 - Sunday August 11, 2019


    For ages 2-8, join us and Oakland A's Mascot, Stomper, for a 100 yard (2+3), 200 yard (4+5) & 300 yard (6-8) runs.
    EVENT DATE: Sunday August 11, 2019

Getting to the start shouldn’t be another stress factor. There’s a BART station (12th Street, Oakland City Center) at the start line.

Kit List

Your most comfortable running gear!


All spectators are welcome!


Join our Oaktown crew and volunteer with us on the Half Marathon Day, Sunday, August 11th.

Thank you so much for signing up to volunteer on August 11th for the Oaktown Half! We can't put on these events, raising impactful funds for Oakland's youth and families in need, without you.

The duties for the event begin at 5:30am and include course marshal, finish line festival setup and more. All volunteers will have access to the VIP tent for coffee / bagels.

Here’s the quick details:

+ Sunday, August 11th, 2019

+ 5:30AM - 11:00AM

+ Oakland City Hall

+ 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza



How to get your $50:

Sign up for the Oaktown Half Marathon

Once your registration is complete, you will receive a unique referral link

You can share this link with your friends, family or post on social media

For every 5 friends you refer to sign up using your unique referral link, you automatically receive a refund of $50.00!

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4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    I have a whole lotta love for Oakland and it was great to see a well organized event in The Town! From packet pickup parties during event week at Oaklandish and Sports Basement, to a cool shirt I actually wear outside of working out, to a route that explores scenic views of downtown, uptown, and Lake Merritt, this was a stellar event I look forward to coming back to. Did I mention the massive medal and mason jar I took home?! This race reflects the edgy, artistic, and progressive community it runs through.

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