Walnut Creek Half Marathon

5 stars1 review

Walnut Creek, California

Occurred on December 12, 2015
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13.1 miles
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Official Description: The Walnut Creek Half Marathon is a fun and exciting course for all; runners and walkers alike enjoy this course for its ever-changing scenery and spirited volunteers along the route. The course, which is mostly flat boasts both an uphill and a downhill portion between mile 5-7, giving runners an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful downtown and mountain range as they descend onto Ygnacio Valley Rd.

More about this race

Registration$60 - $100
Now Closed
Race Size1,500 participants
Packet PickupLocal Store & Mail
Time Limit3.5 hours (16 min/mile)
Timed RaceYes

Race Day!

Start Time7:00 AM
Bag CheckAvailable
Past Weather
2013 B Clear 31°F → 39°F
2012 L Fog 40°F → 43°F
2011 B Clear 32°F → 37°F

Showing temperature at start time and 2 hours later.

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1 participant review

Overall Rating 5 stars
Course Scenery 3 stars
Event Organization 5 stars
Vibe / Energy 5 stars
Participant Shirt 5 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 starsabout 5 years ago by Simone W.

My Favorite Part

The Walnut Creek Half is a small race, therefore everyone is really nice, you can't get lost, AND you might score an age group award!! They also gave free massages!!

Recommended Changes

This year the race had to be shortened because of a drunk driver who caused a complete road closure. However, the organizers did their very best to keep the event going, instead of just canceling completely! Thus, I hope of course, that next year it will be a full 13.1 distance again. BUT it was awesome even so!

Tips for Future Participants

Stay close to the pacers! I didn't get a chance to run the mountain because of the said incident, but be advised, there's a hill in there!

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