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Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K and Stomper's Stomp

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Tickets $9–$98

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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.

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Tim C
"I have a whole lotta love for Oakland and it was great to see a well organized..."
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How to enter the Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K and Stomper's Stomp

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
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  2. 5k

    Run 5km
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  3. Stomper's Stomp

    Run 0.2mi
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  4. Oaktown Challenge | Half + 5K

    Run 16.2mi
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  5. Livermore X Oakland 2019 | 26.2 Challenge

    Run 26.2mi

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Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K and Stomper's Stomp routes

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.

Event Details

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!
Raceday Logistics


    EVENT DATE: Saturday August 8, 2020
    START TIME: 7:00am PDT


    EVENT DATE: Saturday August 8, 2020
    START TIME: 9:45am PDT


      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: Saturday August 8, 2020
    Kit List

    Your most comfortable running gear!


    All spectators are welcome! Please come out and show as much support as you can for the event and for the runners


    Join our Oaktown crew and volunteer with us on the Half Marathon Day, Saturday, August 8th.

    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:

    • Saturday, August 8th, 2020
    • 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!

    Questions & answers

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    What would you like to know about this event?
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      Melissa C
      Hello Oaktown Halfers, I signed up for the half marathon+5k and am recovering from a slight injury. This will slow down my time to about 4 hours. Will the race be cleared out by that time?


      Steph E
      Hi! The Half Marathon has a 3 hour time limit as well as the 5K starting at 9:45am so you would miss the start of the 5K. If you feel you could only do one event or won't be able to keep to the time limit please get in touch with [email protected] ! :)

    Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K and Stomper's Stomp weather forecast

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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    Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K and Stomper's Stomp reviews

    4.7 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere

    Reasons people recommend this event

    Amazing medal

    Well organized

    • 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.