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USA Women's Marathon & Half Marathon

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Tickets $249–$269

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It's time to Run Like A Girl in the Women's Marathon and Half Marathon - A luxury race experience!

Marathon: USATF Boston Qualifying course

Half Marathon: USATF New York Qualifying course

How to enter the USA Women's Marathon & Half Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi

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USA Women's Marathon & Half Marathon routes

A six hour time limit. Full marathon is two laps of the half marathon course

Half Marathon
5 hour time limit. The race starts at Palm Desert Civic Center Park running along Magnesia Falls Drive to Monterrey Ave, (R) on Country Club Dr, (R) on Oasis Club Drive, (R) Hovley Ln, (L) on Cook St., and (R) Fred Waring Rd with a final turn into the Civic Center Park for the finish.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Luxury "5th Avenue" jeweler necklace
  • lululemon finisher's shirt (male/female specific)
  • Pasta dinner at the Lifestyle Expo
  • Champagne, Mimosas, Kombucha at the finish
  • Continental buffet breakfast finish line
  • Massages and Yoga ...and so much more!
Raceday Logistics

Thursday 21 November
15:00 - 18:00 - Packet pickup and Lifestyle Expo

Friday 22 November
11:00 - 19:00 - Packet pickup and Lifestyle Expo
17:00 - 19:00 - Complimentary pasta dinner

Saturday 23 November - RACEDAY
04:30 - Parking lot opens
06:30 - Marathon start
07:30 - Half marathon start
08:00 - 13:00 - Vendor Village opens
08:30 - Live entertainment begins
08:45 - Mimosa bar and buffet opens
08:45 - 13:00 - Massage tents open (to runners only)
09:00 - 13:00 - Yoga village opens

The USA Women’s Marathon & Half Marathon weekend requires the help of many enthusiastic and hard working volunteers to make it happen. Volunteers provide key support to hundreds of participants as they reach their goal of completing a Full and Half Marathon. There are a variety of fun and exciting positions available, and no experience is necessary to volunteer. There’s nothing better than having a front row seat to the event!
Can men enter?
Of course. Men can definitely register in the lottery and run. Every finisher, men and women, will receive the same Tiffany necklace although there is an option for a men’s lululemon finisher’s shirt.

If I can’t run for any reason, can I give or sell my bib to someone else?
Name transfers can only be made for a $35 fee and must be done by October 15, 2018. Original shirt size cannot be changed. Please click here to request a name transfer.

Are my lottery chances better if I register as a team?
We will try to accommodate teams first, but single lottery registrations still have a very good chance.

If I can’t run or find someone to transfer my bib to, can I get a refund?
Unfortunately no. All sales are final and non-refundable. Sorry…no exceptions.

Can I transfer my bib to the following year or another race?
Sorry. This event does not allow roll-overs. Absolutely no exceptions.

Questions & answers

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    Kathleen L
    Can I change from Marathon to half marathon


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Switching from the full to the half, and vice versa, is permitted. Please may you contact the event organiser through this link to submit your request to change - Many thanks! :)
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    Joanne M
    can someone else pick up my race pack? Would they need to show a letter authorizing pick up?


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately you cannot have some pick up your bib for you. All participants must show up in person and show their ID. If you could please follow the link for further information regarding race pack and registration info that would be great -! :)
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    Tasha H
    Where is the expo being held?


    Steph E
    Hi there. Just to let you know that the expo is being held at the gardens on El Paseo 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260

USA Women's Marathon & Half Marathon weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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