Oakland Marathon

5 stars1 review

Oakland, California

Occurred on March 20, 2016
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26.2 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$80 - $140
Now Closed
Race Size900 participants
Packet PickupExpo Only
Time Limit7 hours (16 min/mile)
CertificationCourse USATF Certified
Timed RaceYes

Race Day!

Start Time7:30 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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1 participant review

Overall Rating 5 stars
Course Scenery 5 stars
Event Organization 5 stars
Vibe / Energy 5 stars
Participant Shirt 4 stars
Finisher Medal 4 stars
Expo / Packet Pick-up 5 stars
Event Start 5 stars
Course Entertainment 5 stars
Restrooms Sufficient
Course Aid Sufficient
5 starsalmost 5 years ago by Ram P.

This was one of the best Marathon races I have run (out of ~20) - really well organized, outstanding crowd support, local flavor and scenery. It spans almost every part of Oakland and shows us the personable side of the city. It is so cool to see residents go about their business on a Sunday morning while accommodating you in their midst and cheering you on... awesome feel. Local eats show their full support by adding to the "official" water stops by dishing out their own treats and hospitality. Volunteers are freaking awesome the water/fluid/electrolyte/fruit/chews never ran out even in the 26th mile! I will be back next year - can't wait!

Review of 2015 Race · Race Junkie · Local to Race