Sun November 17, 2019 Bakersfield, CA US 93311 Directions
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The 4th Annual Bakersfield Marathon is a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K taking place on November 17th, 2019.

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.  Look for music along the  course with a live band at the Celebration Beer Garden!

A Race for Everyone!

ImageIn 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. Bakersfield Marathon has a race for everyone!

We have the scenic Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k! Something for the whole family!

Packet pickup is on Saturday, November 16th 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
  Hot Fudge Sundae



2019 Finisher Medals Revealed!

The 2019 Finisher Medals represent each distance of the Bakersfield Marathon event, 26.2 - 10k - 13.1 - 5k. Ranging in height up to 7" these medallions are made to show-off with each having a kick-stand to display on a shelf or desk!



Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

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:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

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).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

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

The Bakersfield Marathon & Half has course maps available.

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