The Santa Rosa Marathon Race Details
🌟 2024 Details are subject to change! 🌟
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!
The 5K and 10K both run through downtown and along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and the Prince Memorial Greenway.
The Santa Rosa Marathon Packet Pickup
Friday August 24: 12:00-7:00pm
Saturday August 25: 10:00am-4:00pm
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 (August 6th 2023).
Don’t forget your ID! You’ll need it to pick up your wine (for full and half marathon runners).
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.
The Santa Rosa Marathon will have Honey Stinger Hydration Sports drinks at all stations along the course. The flavors will be Berry Defense, Pom Passion Fruit, Tangerine and Black Cherry.
Gear Check will open at 6 am for the 10K & 5K on Saturday August 24th. Gear Check will officially close at 10:30 am.
Gear Check will open at 5:30 am for the half & full on Sunday August 25th. 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.
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 the 5k or 10k isn’t enough for you, then the Double Barrel Challenge is YOUR event this August!
The concept is simple: Complete the 5K or 10K on August 26th, then run the Half Marathon or Marathon the next day on August 27th!
You’ll receive 5 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 or all the bragging rights! Register below.
If you register after 8/16/2023, your medal will be mailed out 2-3 weeks after the event.
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 complimentary beers from some amazing breweries (21+)! Additional beer will be available for purchase. Stay tuned for more exciting details!
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!
READY TO RUN?
Click the button below to reserve your spot today at the Santa Rosa Marathon!