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Marathon Events in California 2024-2025

The Marathon distance (26.1 miles or 42.2km) is a real feat of mental and physical resilience and requires a serious commitment of training in order to get a bragworthy time. Most first-timers will aim to finish a marathon in under 4 hours, while anything under 3 hours is seen as a very impressive achievement. The wide variety of marathons on offer in California makes certain that completing a marathon will be unforgettable. Many of these events make the most of the stunning scenery that the Golden State has to offer, from its breathtaking coastlines, to its famous National Parks, to its arduous mountains and deserts. These landscapes, although at times challenging, add an extra dimension to the experience. The California International Marathon is known to be a speedy course, as the route is almost entirely downhill, and so it offers a great opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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Headlands

Fri, Aug 9, 2024, EDT

1. Headlands

Location

1049 Mitchell Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA

Running

ultramarathon, marathon

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KILIMANJARO TRAIL RUN

Thu, Aug 29, 2024, EDT

2. KILIMANJARO TRAIL RUN

Location

Mt Kilimanjaro Ct, Corona, CA 92881, USA

Running

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k

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The Las Vegas Marathon

Fri, Oct 4, 2024, EDT

3. The Las Vegas Marathon

Location

12300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Henderson, NV 89044, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 5k, 10k

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San Diego 50 & Trail Runs

Fri, Jan 10, 2025, EST

4. San Diego 50 & Trail Runs

Location

18195 Bandy Canyon Rd, Escondido, CA 92025, USA

Running

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10 miles, 5k

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The Redding Marathon Events

Sat, Jan 18, 2025, EST

5. The Redding Marathon Events

Location

844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA 96001, USA

Running

marathon, 5k

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Yuma Territorial Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and Team Relay

Fri, Jan 24, 2025, EST

6. Yuma Territorial Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and Team Relay

Location

15318 S Avenue B, Somerton, AZ 85350, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 10k

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Red Rock Canyon Marathon, 1/2, and 5K

Fri, Jan 24, 2025, EST

7. Red Rock Canyon Marathon, 1/2, and 5K

Location

Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA

Running

5k, half marathon, marathon

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Ventura Marathon

Sat, Feb 22, 2025, EST

8. Ventura Marathon

Location

Ventura, CA, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon

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Labor of Love 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, and 50K

Fri, Mar 7, 2025, EST

9. Labor of Love 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, and 50K

Location

Lovell Canyon Rd & NV-160, Nevada 89161, USA

Running

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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Modesto Marathon

Sat, Mar 22, 2025, EDT

10. Modesto Marathon

Location

M St & 11th St, Modesto, CA 95354, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

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Bedrock Valley Trail Runs

Fri, Apr 4, 2025, EDT

11. Bedrock Valley Trail Runs

Location

2615 Angler Ave, Hemet, CA 92545, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 5k

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Lake Sonoma

Fri, Apr 11, 2025, EDT

12. Lake Sonoma

Location

3227 Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Rd, Geyserville, CA 95441, USA

Running

half marathon, ultramarathon, marathon

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Running with the Devil 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, and 50K

Fri, Jun 28, 2024, EDT

13. Running with the Devil 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, and 50K

Location

Lovell Canyon Rd & NV-160, Nevada 89161, USA

Running

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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San Lorenzo River Trail Run

Fri, Jul 12, 2024, EDT

14. San Lorenzo River Trail Run

Location

Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Running

half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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Redwood (Summer) Trail Run

Fri, Aug 9, 2024, EDT

15. Redwood (Summer) Trail Run

Location

10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619, USA

Running

half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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2024 Humboldt Bay Marathon Races

Sat, Aug 10, 2024, EDT

16. 2024 Humboldt Bay Marathon Races

Location

1 C St, Eureka, CA 95501, USA

Running

half marathon, marathon

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Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight

Fri, Aug 16, 2024, EDT

17. Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight

Location

NV-375, Nevada, USA

Running

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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SPASM Crystal Springs Trail Run

Sat, Aug 31, 2024, EDT

18. SPASM Crystal Springs Trail Run

Location

1100 Kings Mountain Rd, Woodside, CA 94062, USA

Running

10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend

Sat, Sep 7, 2024, EDT

19. Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend

Location

Anaheim, CA 92802, USA

Running

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

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Diablo Trail Run

Sat, Sep 7, 2024, EDT

20. Diablo Trail Run

Location

Mount Diablo State Park, Summit Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA

Running

10 miles, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

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Devil After Dark

Fri, Sep 20, 2024, EDT

21. Devil After Dark

Location

Lovell Canyon Rd & NV-160, Nevada 89161, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

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Las Vegas Marathon

Fri, Oct 4, 2024, EDT

22. Las Vegas Marathon

Location

Henderson, NV, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

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Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Fri, Oct 4, 2024, EDT

23. Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Location

Long Beach, CA, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 5k

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Bizz Johnson

Fri, Oct 11, 2024, EDT

24. Bizz Johnson

Location

601 Richmond Rd, Susanville, CA 96130, USA

Running

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k

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2024 Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K

Sat, Oct 12, 2024, EDT

25. 2024 Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K

Location

Weott Heights Rd, Weott, CA 95571, USA

Running

half marathon, 5k, marathon

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2024 Napa Fall Wine Country Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Fri, Oct 25, 2024, EDT

26. 2024 Napa Fall Wine Country Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Location

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, 3801 St Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 10k

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Crown Point Marathon/Half-Marathon Relay, SOLO Runs, 8K & 5K

Sat, Oct 26, 2024, EDT

27. Crown Point Marathon/Half-Marathon Relay, SOLO Runs, 8K & 5K

Location

San Diego, CA, USA

Running

5k, half marathon, marathon

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ZombieRunner Halloween

Fri, Nov 1, 2024, EDT

28. ZombieRunner Halloween

Location

Hellyer County Park, 985 Hellyer Ave, San Jose, CA 95111, USA

Running

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

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Two Cities Marathon

Sat, Nov 2, 2024, EDT

29. Two Cities Marathon

Location

10309 N Willow Ave, Fresno, CA 93730, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

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Southwest Series - Day 5 (NV)

Wed, Nov 13, 2024, EST

30. Southwest Series - Day 5 (NV)

Location

Laughlin, NV 89029, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 5k, 10k, ultramarathon

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Southwest Series - Day 6 (CA)

Thu, Nov 14, 2024, EST

31. Southwest Series - Day 6 (CA)

Location

Nipton, Baker, CA 92364, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 5k, 10k, ultramarathon

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Lake Chabot Trail Run

Fri, Nov 15, 2024, EST

32. Lake Chabot Trail Run

Location

Lake Chabot Regional Park, 17600 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546, USA

Running

half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon, 5k

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2024 Death Valley Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Fri, Dec 6, 2024, EST

33. 2024 Death Valley Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Location

Death Valley, CA, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon

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ZombieRunner Quarry Lakes

Fri, Dec 6, 2024, EST

34. ZombieRunner Quarry Lakes

Location

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont, CA 94536, USA

Running

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

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2024 California International Marathon

Sat, Dec 7, 2024, EST

35. 2024 California International Marathon

Location

2000 Royal Oaks Dr, Sacramento, CA 95813, USA

Running

marathon

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RUN CATALINA STORE

Tue, Dec 31, 2024, EST

36. RUN CATALINA STORE

Location

Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Running

marathon

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CARLSBAD MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 5K

Sat, Jan 18, 2025, EST

37. CARLSBAD MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 5K

Location

2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 5k

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Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon Presented by 361°

Fri, Jan 31, 2025, EST

38. Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon Presented by 361°

Location

Huntington Beach, CA, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 5k

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SOCAL River Marathon - 26.2 - 13.1 - 10K - 5K

Fri, Feb 28, 2025, EST

39. SOCAL River Marathon - 26.2 - 13.1 - 10K - 5K

Location

21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92646, USA

Running

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

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Catalina Island Marathon, 10K, 5K

Fri, Mar 7, 2025, EST

40. Catalina Island Marathon, 10K, 5K

Location

Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Running

marathon, 10k, 5k

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2025 UNDERSTAND M1R Health & Oneness Weekend 5k and Los Angeles Marathon @ Dodgers Stadium

Fri, Mar 14, 2025, EDT

41. 2025 UNDERSTAND M1R Health & Oneness Weekend 5k and Los Angeles Marathon @ Dodgers Stadium

Location

1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Running

5k, marathon

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Oakland Marathon

Sat, Mar 22, 2025, EDT

42. Oakland Marathon

Location

201 13th St OFC, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k

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Bakersfield Marathon

Sat, Mar 29, 2025, EDT

43. Bakersfield Marathon

Location

Kern County Chamber of Commerce Building, 3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 10k

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Mountains 2 Beach Marathon and Half

Fri, Apr 11, 2025, EDT

44. Mountains 2 Beach Marathon and Half

Location

901 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 5k, 10k, ultramarathon

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The Hoag OC Marathon Running Festival

Fri, May 2, 2025, EDT

45. The Hoag OC Marathon Running Festival

Location

88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA

Running

5k, half marathon, marathon

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2025 Avenue of the Giants Marathon

Sat, May 3, 2025, EDT

46. 2025 Avenue of the Giants Marathon

Location

Arcata, CA, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 10k

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Pre-Registration Bakersfield Marathon 2026

Sat, Mar 28, 2026, EDT

47. Pre-Registration Bakersfield Marathon 2026

Location

Kern County Chamber of Commerce Building, 3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

Running

marathon, half marathon, 10k

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