Oakland KP Half Marathon

5 stars2 reviews

Oakland, California

Occurred on March 20, 2016
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13.1 miles
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Official Description: The Oakland Running Festival is on the map to stay. After its first five runnings, it has been nationally recognized as the Bay Area race to run by Competitor Magazine. Corrigan Sports makes the process easy from registration to race day, and the people of Oakland make you feel welcome from start to finish. Haven’t run it yet? Well, 2016 is the perfect year to try it out! Experience Oakland’s diversity and beauty with a race that touches all aspects of Oaktown, and finishes with one hella awesome party.

More about this race

Registration$65 - $120
Now Closed
Race Size3,200 participants
Packet PickupExpo Only
Time Limit6 hours
Inauguration2009
CertificationCourse USATF Certified
Timed RaceYes
Minimum Age14 years old

Race Day!

Start Time9:15 AM
Past Weather
2014 Y Mostly Cloudy 51°F → 53°F
2013 N Scattered Clouds 46°F → 54°F
2012 Y Mostly Cloudy 46°F → 48°F

Showing temperature at start time and 2 hours later.

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2 participant reviews

Overall Rating 5 stars
Course Scenery 4 stars
Event Organization 4 stars
Vibe / Energy 5 stars
Participant Shirt 4.5 stars
Finisher Medal 4.5 stars
Expo / Packet Pick-up 4.5 stars
Event Start 4.5 stars
Course Entertainment 4.5 stars
Restrooms Sufficient
Course Aid Sufficient
5 starsover 2 years ago by Karlie D.

I loved this race! I wanted to do it again this year but it conflicts with another race I'm running. I had a great time on the course because of everyone cheering and the great atmosphere. The course was fast and flat, which was awesome.

The only thing I would say is be prepared to wait a little while for bag check! There were definitely long lines last year so that part wasn't very smooth. Otherwise, awesome race!

Review of 2014 Race · Casual Racer · Local to Race

5 starsalmost 3 years ago by Megan M.

My Favorite Part

I was amazed at the amount of community support that showed up to cheer the runners on. This along with the varying race course bands made the run playful and memorable.

Recommended Changes

The race was well organized and I was so thankful for the drink and occasional snack stations along the way as well as the refreshing brew and more snacks waiting at the finish line! I hope the race organizers are able to keep this up in the years to come.

Tips for Future Participants

Of course, every runner is different, but in hind-sight, I didn't need to bring my own water bottle while I ran. The course is very well organized with numerous drinking stations available along the way.

Review of 2014 Race · Casual Racer · Local to Race