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Due to our current COVID issues and vaccine rollout, we will remain with our amended Judgment Day route for your health and safety concerns. Therefore, this will NOT be a point-to-point race.
This course however will clearly be one that you will enjoy, and it utilizes paved trails, dirt trails in the Panorama Vista Preserve, and the challenging China Grade Loop climb to the scenic vista and running along the bluffs of the Panorama Park, before dropping back down to the paved Kern River Trail.
Come early and stake-out your post race spot with a blanket or pop-up anywhere inside the ballpark, where social distancing can easily be maintained.
Start & Finish Line
Sam Lynn (Historic) BallPark, located at 4009 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA. 93301. There is plenty of free parking available!
Sam Lynn BallPark: Race-Day Packet Pick-Up, Porta Potties & Facility Restrooms, Wash Stations, and Sanitizer Stations will be there.
There will be aid stations with fully stocked tables of water, and Gatorade. Aid Station supplies will be at miles 1.3, 3.6, 7.1, 7.7, 10, and 11.7. Porta Potties will be available along the course at miles 3.6, 5, 7.1, and 10.
To enter this half marathon you must be able to complete it in 3 1/2 hours and keep a 16:00 min./mile pace or better. Casual walkers are not permitted in the race due to this time limit. If you cannot keep the required pace you will not be guaranteed course supervision.
In the event you cannot finish the race, or fall behind the 16 min/mile pace, please make your way to the nearest aid station and ask for assistance. We will also have a vehicle following the final runner/walker and pick up at each aid station.