The Oakland Marathon Running Festival

The Oakland Marathon Running Festival
Date Mar 23, 2025
Sunday
Distance 5k, Half-marathon, Marathon, Relay
Course Type Road

Race Reports

Read first hand reports and reviews from runners who have completed this race in the past!

Race Report: Oakland Marathon 2018
"I'd never run the full, which had a reputation for being both pretty and hilly, which I thought might be fun and also good training for Boston and Big Sur."

Video

Race Information

The Oakland Running Festival features a Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K as well as a Marathon Relay option.  There is also a Kids' Fun Run so the whole family can be involved.

This event has been nationally recognized as the Bay Area race to run by Competitor Magazine. Experience Oakland's diversity and beauty with a race that touches all aspects of Oaktown and finishes with one hella awesome party.

Participants can also sign up for the We Run The Town Challenge when they register for both the Half Marathon and 5K.

Advertisement

Run Pick of the Month - Diplo's Run Club

A Run Never Sounded So Good!

From iconic start line energy to fire finish line sets with Diplo & Special Guests, Diplo’s Run Club is here. Dropping in San Francisco on Sunday, September 8th, Diplo’s Run Club is a reimagined 5K running series with the ultimate finish. 

This isn’t an ordinary running event. It’s Diplo’s Run Club. Runners will enjoy a 5K run with Diplo, a post-race finisher set by Diplo & friends, a waterfront start and finish, a run through Oracle Park (home of the San Francisco Giants), a finish line festival at Pier 30 & 32, and a participant tee and medal.

Run hard with friends and party even harder after.

Are you in?

Get Diplo's Run Club Info

Find Accommodation Near The Oakland Marathon Running Festival

Use this map to find hotels and airbnb accommodation near this race location.

You Might Like These Runs

Looking for more races? Here are a few similiar runs in the near area that you might also like

Pace Calculator

Find your running pace and splits, and learn if you can outrun dangerous animals with the RunGuides run pace calculator.

Registration Info

Many events can only accept a certain number of runners. Register now to guarantee that you secure a spot in this event!

Register Now

Tell us your race tips