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The 3rd Annual Bakersfield Marathon is a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 2-person half marathon relay, and 5K taking place on November 18th, 2018.
This annual, world-class event features the starting line, finish line and 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, La Cresta, Bakersfield College and finally along the striking Panorama Bluffs before returning to the finish line along the scenic Kern River Parkway.
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, November 17th 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.
Please note: there will be no raceday registration. Final registration will occur at packet pickup on Saturday, November 17, 2018 between 9AM and 4PM.
RACE AMENITIES INCLUDE
Gender Specific Short Sleeve Technical Shirt
Custom Finisher's Medallion for Each Race: Marathon, Half & Half Relay, and 5K
Bakersfield Marathon Secret Swag Item!
One Free Beer (21+)
17 Water/Aid Stations
3 Gel Stations
USATF Boston Qualifier
Race Joy Participant Tracking & Text Results
Expo at the legendary Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Celebration Food & Beer Festival
Walker Friendly Course
Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Bakersfield Marathon & Half.
Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:
The Bakersfield Marathon & Half is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
The Bakersfield Marathon & Half has course maps available.