Race Details

The Santa Rosa Marathon starts and finishes at the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa on Saturday, August 26th for the 5K and 10K and Sunday, August 27th for the half and full marathon! After both days of running, you deserve a rockin’ after-party. 

Click a button below to learn more about all aspects of the event. 

The Courses

Half/Full Marathon

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!

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Click the map for a larger view.


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.

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Click the map for a larger view.

Aid Stations

Post-Race Party

The fun doesn't end once you cross the finish line! Stick around for an after-party including a DJ and giveaways while enjoying two free beers from some amazing breweries (21+)! Additional beer will be available for purchase.


Post-Race Party


We’re STOKED to present our beer partner @henhousebrewing's custom beer label, specially made for all participants of the Santa Rosa Marathon, Half, 10K, and 5K! Even better is that it's complimentary, aka on the (Hen)House. So, cross the finish line and get Stoked! Pale Ale. That’s what we call im-peck-able

Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, August 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sports Basement in Santa Rosa (1970 Santa Rosa Avenue).

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). 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 at Sports Basement and Basementeers get 20% off and Non-Basementeers receive 11% off! Sign up to become a Basementeer today

*August 8th is deadline to register for bib mailing.

*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.

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



Gear Check

Gear Check will open at 6 am for the 10K & 5K on Saturday August 27th. Gear Check will officially close at 10:30 am.

Gear Check will open at 5:30 am for the half & full on Sunday August 28th. Gear check will officially 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 faster given to you at packet pick up. Please no oversized items or back packs. Santa Rosa Marathon is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.


VIP Package

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 1:30 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.

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.

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Elite Runner 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!

Male Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times


Female Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times


Both perks have limited availability and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you qualify as an elite runner, please fill out this form.

Standards for both the marathon and half marathon must have been run within 18 months of the event date 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 such as 5K, 10K, etc. do not qualify. 

The deadline to enter to be an Elite runner is Friday, August 5th.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].


Have what it takes to be a pacer for the Milwaukee Marathon and want to apply? Click here to submit your application. The submission deadline is November 20, 2018 and selections will be announced on December 1, 2018.


Pace Team Leaders can be found wearing official Milwaukee Marathon “PACER” gear and holding signs indicating their pace. On race day, you can meet Pace Team Leaders in the starting corral prior to the start of the race.


There is no cost or need to pre-register for the pace team, nor is there any obligation to stay with the group you choose. You may surge ahead or drop back as you desire. Running together gives the group a collective energy and enthusiasm that supports and enhances everybody’s race experience.

All of the Pacers are experienced runners and are looking forward to helping pace you towards your race goal.

Marathon Pace Finish Times

Half Marathon Pace Finish Times

For more information about the Pace Team contact Katie at [email protected].

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