Santa Rosa Marathon Race Details

The Santa Rosa Marathon returns on August 24th and 25th, with runners starting and finishing at the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa! 5K and 10K events will be held on Saturday, August 24th with the full and half marathon taking place on Sunday, August 25th. For more live race details like start times, course information and more, select a section below.

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The Full and Half Marathon Courses

The flat and fast half marathon course runs through downtown Santa Rosa and along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and Prince Memorial Greenway. The full marathon course also extends into west Sonoma County passing by scenic vineyards and even running through the barrel room of DeLoach Vineyards!

Both courses are USATF-certified (CA17048RS) and the full marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier!

Marathon Start Time: Sunday at 6:30 a.m.

2023 Full Marathon Map
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Half Marathon Start Time: Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
2023 Half Marathon Map
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The 5K/10K Courses

The 5K and 10K both run through downtown Santa Rosa along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and the Prince Memorial Greenway!

10K Start Time: Saturday at 7:00 a.m.

10K Map
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5K Start Time: Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

5K Map
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Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be held at Sports Basement Santa Rosa located at 1970 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 on Friday, August 23rd from 12:00 PM-7:00 PM and Saturday, August 24th from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Don’t forget your ID! You’ll need it to pick up your wine (for full and half marathon runners).

Save time on packet pickup by adding on packet mailing at registration! Already registered? Don’t worry! You can add it on through your EnMotive account. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed.

IMPORTANT: There will be no race day packet pickup for any races. You must pick up your packet on Friday or Saturday (for half and full marathons) or have your packet mailed to you.

Directions & Parking

Both the start and finish lines are conveniently located in downtown Santa Rosa on 4th Street next to the Old Courthouse Square. There’s ample parking conveniently located throughout downtown Santa Rosa. View up-to-date parking information from the City of Santa Rosa.

Aid Stations

The Santa Rosa Marathon will have drinks at all stations along the course.

Gear Check

Gear Check will open at 6 AM for the 10K & 5K on Saturday, August 24th and will close at 10:30 AM.

For the half and full marathon on Sunday, August 25th, Gear Check will open at 5:30 AM and will close at 1:30 PM.

Use your sack pack that you received at packet pick as your gear check bag. Your tag will be attached to your bib. Pull the tab from your bib and attach it to your sack pack with the beaded fastener given to you at packet pick up. Please no oversized items or backpacks. Santa Rosa Marathon is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Pacers

We provide experienced pacers for both the full and half marathons. Members of the pace team will be at the expo on Friday to answer any questions and share their experience with you.

There’s no need to sign-up with the pacers in advance – just keep an eye out for them in uniform with pace signs on Sunday morning. They’ll be thrilled to say hi and meet some new running friends!

Pacers for the half marathon range from 1:30 to 3:00 finish times in the following 10-minute increments: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, 3:00.

Pacers for the full marathon will range from 3:00 to 5:20 in the following increments: 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 4:35, 4:50, 5:05, 5:20.

Note: With the recent reduction of Boston qualifying times, the pacers are placed to match qualifying times this year.

Double Barrel Challenge

If one race isn’t enough for you, the Double Barrel Challenge is YOUR event this August! Complete the 5K or 10K on August 24th then run the Half Marathon or Marathon the next day on August 25th!

You’ll receive your 5K or 10K swag and medal, Half Marathon or Marathon swag and medal PLUS an exclusive Double Barrel Challenge medal! Not to mention a discount on both races and all the bragging rights! Register below.

New Double Barrel Challenge medal coming soon!

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Elite Runners Perks

If you’ve achieved an exceptionally low finish time at a marathon or half marathon in the past two years, we have a couple of perks for you!

The first is a special Elite Runner Corral at the front of the pack to ensure you get a fast start right out of the gate. The second is a fully comped entry to this year’s race! Send us an email at info@santarosamarathon.com to learn how to qualify for this program.

Male Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:27
HALF MARATHON – 1:11

Male Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 2:40 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 2:48 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 2:55 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:05 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:15 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 3:25 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 3:37 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 3:55 Marathon / 1:55 Half

Female Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:59
HALF MARATHON – 1:25

Female Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 3:00 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 3:12 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 3:22 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:40 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:58 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 4:15 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 2:10 Half
Standards for both the marathon and half marathon must have been run within 18 months of the race to qualify. Athletes applying for elite complimentary entry will not be included in the Age Group results or awards. They will be categorized in the overall Elite results only.

Applications must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the event. Late entries will not be accommodated. An elite complimentary entry is non-transferable and only applies to the Half Marathon and Marathon distances. Other distances do not qualify.

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POST-RACE PARTY

Wine-d down after your run at the post-race party, featuring a live DJ and giveaways to entertain you as you enjoy two complimentary beers from some amazing breweries (21+) with additional beer available for purchase. Stay tuned for more exciting after-party details!

RESULTS & AWARDS

The results will be emailed to everyone following the race, but we also post them here to ensure they’re easy to find.

The top three male and female finishers in all race distances will be eligible for awards!

Ready to Run?

The Santa Rosa Marathon returns on August 24th and 25th, with runners starting and finishing at the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa! Register Today!