Sun March 27, 2022 Bakersfield, CA 93311 US Directions
Countdown to Race Day

The Bakersfield Marathon is a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K taking place on Sunday, March 27th, 2022.  Our world-class event features the starting line, finish line, and celebration on the California State University, Bakersfield campus. Participants run through dozens of iconic neighborhoods and landmarks including the Stockdale Financial District, Oleander, Downtown Bakersfield, Westchester, Kern County Museum, La Cresta, Bakersfield College, and the striking Panorama Bluffs before returning to the finish line along the scenic Kern River Parkway.  Look for music along the course with a live band at the Celebration Beer Garden!

A Race for Everyone!

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. The Bakersfield Marathon has a race for everyone!

We have a scenic Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K! A race for the whole family!

Packet pickup is on Saturday, March 26th, 2022 where you are invited to take part in our Health and Fitness Expo. Saturday at the Expo is the last day to register for any of our events. 

Special Rate for our 5k! Children 9 and under receive $25 entry fee automatically during registration.

Race Amenities

  Gender Specific Long Sleeve Technical Shirt
  Custom Finisher's Medallion
  Runner Breakfast
  One Free Beer (21+)
  Post-race Massage
  17 Water/Aid Stations
  2 Gel Stations
  USATF Boston Qualifier
  Race Joy Participant Tracking & Text Results
  Personalized Bib
  Pace Teams
  Celebration Food & Beer Festival  
  Live Band
  Walker Friendly Course



Health & Fitness Expo/Packet Pickup

You will be able to pick up your race number, shirt and packet at our Health & Fitness Expo

Date          Saturday, March 26, 2022
Hours        10:00am - 4:00pm
Location    TBA


Race Contact Info

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California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA US 93311

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