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The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K

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Get involved with this great summer event in Santa Rosa. Perfect for runners of all stripes, the course kicks-off in downtown Santa Rosa before weaving its way through the heart of Sonoma County - California's wine country. Afterwards, soak in the great atmosphere and enjoy the craft-beer festival.

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"It was a great event, aid stations were cheerful, pretty easy course and not to..."
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The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K routes

Marathon/Half Marathon

The flat and fast half marathon course runs through downtown Santa Rosa and along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and Prince Memorial Greenway. The full marathon course also extends into west Sonoma County passing by scenic vineyards and even running through the barrel room of DeLoach Vineyards!

Both courses are USATF-certified (CA15043RS) and the full marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier!


The 5K and 10K both run through downtown and along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and the Prince Memorial Greenway.

Event Details

What’s Included

Your registration for the Santa Rosa Marathon includes a lot of awesome stuff!. Check it out:

Marathon and half marathon runners get a high-quality quarter-zip.
2020 design coming soon.

The party also includes music, vendor booths, and access to the Santa Rosa Beer Fest with free beer for all runners (21+).

5K/10K runners get a high-quality technical running shirt.
2020 design coming soon.

Marathon (and half) runners also get a bottle of wine from DeLoach Vineyards.

All runners get treated to a post-race party featuring a pancake breakfast.

All runners get an exclusive finisher medal.

The top three male and female finishers in all race distances get bottles of wine and other gifts from our sponsors.

Raceday Logistics



0700: 10K start

0900: 5K start


0630: Marathon start

0715: Half Marathon

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, August 28th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday the 29th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sports Basement in Santa Rosa (1970 Santa Rosa Avenue).

IMPORTANT: There will be NO race day packet pickup!

The After-Party

The Santa Rosa Marathon doesn’t end at the finish line – the fun continues with the Santa Rosa Beer Fest in the Old Courthouse Square on Saturday and Sunday featuring a pancake breakfast for all runners, two free beer at the finish line and a free tasting glass for the Santa Rosa Beer Fest for runners 21+, vendor booths, music, wine, and more!


Spectators are more than encouraged to come along and support the runners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there Race Day Shuttle transportation?
The Santa Rosa Marathon does not provide a race day shuttle to the starting line on Sunday unless you are signed up as VIP runner.
Are there race time limits?
All Marathon and Half Marathon runners should only participate if they are confident that they can finish the race in seven hours or less. Traffic control, race monitors, safety/health volunteers and race officials will vacate the course at 13:00 pm. Anyone continuing to run the course will be doing so at their own risk.
Will there be course marshals throughout the route?
Course marshals will be patrolling and monitoring the course for safety and health, and addressing concerns.
Are dogs allowed?
Pets are not allowed on either the Full or Half Marathon course, however leashed dogs are allowed on our 5K and 10K course.

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Rugged Races is one of the largest endurance event companies in North America, attracting over 400,000 attendees to more than 90 events each year. We offer events for all types of athletes, from marathons and cycling events to obstacle course races and fun runs. Our mission is two-fold: To produce world-class events that get people off their couches and doing something physical, social, and fun with their weekends, while offering our charitable and corporate partners multi-channel access to active lifestyle enthusiasts through on-site interactions, digital engagement, and exceptional local media coverage.



The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the Half Marathon (Sunday) in 2019

    It was a great event, aid stations were cheerful, pretty easy course and not to challenging, had I done the Marathon I would bet it would be a great first time one.
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