All race distances start and finish at the San Leandro Marina Park! Whether you are a frequent race winner or a first-time runner/walker, you've got a lot to look forward to. All participants will enjoy a mostly-flat, easy bayside trail that rarely strays more than a few feet from water. The absence of hills makes these courses perfect for those looking to set a personal record as well as those those participating in their first race or first attempt at a longer distance!
Hikers/walkers are always welcome!
All runners will receive custom finisher medals and custom shirts (cotton and tech shirts available). More info on shirts/awards page.
Age group awards will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in 5 year categories (less for the younger ages).
To save time and stress on race morning, runners can pick up their bibs and shirts at Road Runner Sports in Berkeley on Thursday, August 4th (3pm-7pm) and Friday, August 5th (11am-3pm). Runners who pick their bib up in person will have the chance to enter a raffle for several prizes, including free race entries! All runners will also receive $10 off their purchases of $30 or more.
Those unable to pick up their bibs and shirts in advance will be able to do so on race morning, but should allow for an extra 15-20 minutes.
Start times will be: 8:00am for the Half Marathon, 8:15am for the 10K and 8:30am for the 5K.
For half marathon participants who wish to hike the course and take more than 4 hours, we will offer a "Hiker Division" start at 7:00am. Those starting at 7:00am should carry water as the first and second aid stations might not be 100% up and running, depending on the hikers speed. Hiker starts will not be eligible to win the race or for age group awards, but will be listed as official finishers in the Hiker Division and will still receive finisher medals.
All races will be professionally timed with bib-tag timing.
We always have lots of extra shirts, but because we order our shirts ahead of race day, we can only 100% guarantee requested sizes to those who sign up by 7/17, so sign up as early as you can!