The Santa Rosa Marathon starts and finishes at the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa on Saturday, August 28th for the 5K and 10K and Sunday August 29th for the half and full marathon! After both days of running, the fun continues with a rockin’ after party!
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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!
MARATHON START TIME: Sunday at 6:30 a.m.
HALF START TIME: Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
Both courses are USATF-certified (CA15043RS) and the full marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier!
The 5K and 10K both run through downtown and along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and the Prince Memorial Greenway.
10K START TIME: Saturday at 7:00 a.m.
5K START TIME: Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Water will be graciously provided at the finish line both before and after the race courtesy of the City of Santa Rosa!
The Santa Rosa Marathon doesn’t end at the finish line – the fun continues in the Old Courthouse Square on Saturday and Sunday featuring beer for 21+ runners, vendor booths, music, and more!
Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, August 27th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 28th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sports Basement in Santa Rosa (1970 Santa Rosa Avenue).
IMPORTANT: There will be NO race day packet pickup! You MUST come to Sports Basement on Friday/Saturday. Alternatively, you can choose to have your packet mailed to you*. Simply select that option during online registration before the deadline (to be announced).
AWESOME PERK: Show your bib at check-out and you’ll get 20% off anything you buy at Sports Basement on both days of the packet-pickup!
*Wine will not be mailed with packets.
Don’t forget your ID! You’ll need it to pick up your wine (for full and half marathon runners).
Results & Awards
We email the results to everyone following the race, but we also post them here to ensure they’re easy to find.
Click here for a list of partner hotels and other lodging options for the Santa Rosa Marathon!.
Marathoners (including half runners): Enhance your race experience during the 2019 Santa Rosa Marathon by becoming a VIP!
Race day amenities in our private VIP area include:
-VIP express lane at bag check
-VIP express lane at the post-race pancake breakfast
-Private post-race massage
-A private VIP lounge featuring pre-race breakfast with food and beverages and a post-race assortment of non-alcoholic beverages (in addition to the beer and wine in the post-race party)
Look for the VIP option when you register online. It’ll be a $125 add-on option in addition to your registration cost. Only 75 Packages are available, so act fast and book your package today!
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 1:40 to 3:00 finish times in the following 10-minute increments: 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, 3:20, 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.
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.
Click here to view up-to-date parking information from the City of Santa Rosa.