The Island Running Festival

Sun September 24, 2023 Alameda, CA 94501 US Directions


Island Half Marathon

7:30AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT

Island 10K Run

8:00AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


950 West Mall
City Hall West
Alameda, CA US 94501


We are excited to bring the Island running festival back after a 3 year break. All events will still begin and end on the historic and transformed Alameda Point, with a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon that will utilize many of the new trails that have opened up since the last event. 
The entire festival will take place on the beautiful grass area across from City Hall West, located at 950 West Mall Avenue. We will be bringing back the vendor booths, entertainment, runner awards 3 deep in each age group and the best post race beer selection with pouring from all the local breweries. 
As with all of our events, a portion of our registrations and sponsorships will be donated to two great Alameda charities. Alameda Meals on Wheels and Alameda Education Foundation. you can read more about them from our direct links below:
Race Weekend Event Schedule:
Thursday ~ Packet pick up: 4:30pm - 7:00pm at Alameda Island Brewing Company 
Saturday: Expo location ~ Packet pick up: noon - 4:30pm 950 West Mall Drive Alameda Point
Sunday: Packet pick up will open on race morning at 6:00 am 
Race Events and Schedule: 
  • Half Marathon: 7:30 am
  • 10K: 8:00 am
  • 5k Presented by Penumbra: 8:15 am 
  • Health and Wellness Expo powered by Alameda Health Systems: 8:00am - 11:00am
Race Timing and Restrictions:

the Island Running Festival is a chip-timed event.  Participants can run, jog or walk the entire course. 
Jogging strollers are permitted but are asked to start in the back of the pack.  Wheelchair athletes are permitted but due to safety concerns and street closure restrictions cannot travel faster than the fastest runner.   No bikes, scooters, skateboards or other wheeled vehicles are allowed. Dogs are not allowed on our race courses.  We love dogs, but there are those who are not so comfortable around them and there are also dogs that are uncomfortable around hundreds of other people, therefore NO DOGS ALLOWED on the course or at the finish line.
Event info:
For more detail about the individual events visit the race page directly or our website

We will have a dedicated paramedics team on site and available to help assess your race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary. A medical station will be located near the finish line and team members will be roaming the course. 
We can always use volunteers and it takes the support or our community and friends to make these events successful. if you are interested in learning more visit our website and volunteer support page


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