The Bakersfield Marathon is a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 2-person half-marathon relay and a 5K fun run taking place on November 13th, 2016.
This annual, world-class event features the starting line and finish line celebration on the California State University, Bakersfield campus. Participants will run through dozens of iconic neighborhoods including the Stockdale Financial District, Oleander, Downtown Bakersfield, Westchester, Kern County Museum, Bakersfield College and finally along the Panorama Bluffs before returning to the finish line on the scenic Kern River Parkway.
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In addition to giving local runners an opportunity to run a Boston-qualifying marathon in their own backyard, we are excited to welcome runners from across the U.S. and around the world.
Packet pickup is on Saturday, Novemeber 12th where you may take part in our Health and Fitness Expo! Saturday at the Expo is the last day to register for any of the events.
Officials said that there is no race-day registration.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Health & Fitness Expo / Packet Pickup
- Hours 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - Race Day at CSU Bakersfield
- 6:00am Late Packet Pickup
- 6:50am National Anthem
- 7:00am Full Marathon Start Time
- 7:10am Half Marathon & Half Relay Start Time
- 7:30am Roadrunner 5K Start Time
- 8:00am Festival Area Opens
- 9:00am Food Area Opens
- 9:00am Beer Garden Opens
- 2:00pm Finish Line Closes