ARCHIVED RACE: Inaugural Bakersfield Marathon & Half Marathon @ Cal. State University, Bakersfield Campus, Bakersfield, California, United States on 13 November 2016

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Inaugural Bakersfield Marathon & Half Marathon
  • Distance (KMs): 42.16
  • Distance (Miles): 26.2
  • Date: 13 November 2016
  • Start Time: 07:00 am
  • Venue: Cal. State University, Bakersfield Campus
  • Best Time (Men): N/A
  • Best Time (Women): N/A
  • Organised By: Active Bakersfield Alliance
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

The Bakersfield Marathon is a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 2-person half-marathon relay and a 5K fun run taking place on November 13th, 2016. This annual, world-class event features the starting line and finish line celebration on the California State University, Bakersfield campus. Participants will run through dozens of iconic neighborhoods including the Stockdale Financial District, Oleander, Downtown Bakersfield, Mill Creek, Kern County Museum, Bakersfield College and finally along the Panorama Bluffs before returning to the finish line on 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.

And we couldn’t be more proud of our Children’s Marathon. Partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Kern County, we are developing a race geared for our young community members. Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 will have an opportunity to run 1/4 or 1/2 mile distances over the course of several months. On race day, they’ll complete their final mile and celebrate completing their first official marathon. We expect this element of our weekend to be vastly satisfying for the children, their parents and any spectators lucky enough to watch the next generation find joy in conquering a sizable goal and embracing an active lifestyle.

Packet pickup is on Saturday, November 12th where you may take part in our Health and Fitness Expo!

Gender Specific Short Sleeve Technical Shirt
Finisher’s Sweat Shirt
Finisher’s Medallion
Hot Breakfast
Pace Teams
17 Water/Aid Stations
Celebration Beer Garden


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