Sun March 27, 2022 Bakersfield, CA 93301 US Directions
Countdown to Race Day
The Bakersfield Marathon has permanently moved to the spring and will be held on March 27th, 2022.
A spring race brings health advantages as our fall race has suffered from air quality issues due to the ever-extending fire season throughout California. Also, training for a marathon through the winter months is much more amenable than training in the summer. We think the spring scheduling is a positive feature for the future of the event. 
Still want a fall event? Please Click here to join us at the 2nd Annual 2021 Virtual Bakersfield Marathon taking place November 12th through 14th -- the same weekend as our planned in-person race. We’ll be presenting a virtual 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon — plus one special challenge for our toughest competitors. You wont want to miss out on our limited edition 2021 VBM Tech Tee and custom Medallion.
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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  
  Walker Friendly Course
Race Contact Info

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Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA US 93301

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