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Oakland Running Festival

March 21, 2021

Experience Oakland’s diversity and beauty with a race that touches all aspects of Oaktown, and finishes with one hella awesome party. The Oakland Running Festival has something for everyone: 

  • Full marathon (individual & relay)
  • Half marathon
  • Run The Town Challenge (5k & half marathon) 
  • An awesome finish-line party in case you are more of a cheerleader than a runner


Where: TBD
When: March 21, 2021

10 Reasons to Run in the Oakland Running Festival

  1. Run across the Bay Bridge and see the beautiful views of the whole Bay Area.

  2. We hate to brag, but the weather is perfect (starts around 50 and afterwards drink beer in 65 degree weather)

  3. This run has great community support: Oakland shows up to cheer.

  4. Bay Area runners have fun with their outfits, the costumes and pizzazz are a sight to see.

  5. The Oakland Running Festival gets great local beer flowing post race along the banks of Lake Merritt, the jewel of Oakland parks.

  6. Your dollar goes back into the community. The festival works with several non profits in the bay area that support health, culture, and parks and recreation.

  7. The route goes through a variety of neighborhoods offering a diverse view of the city and surrounding landscape.

  8. Oakland has great food, music, and a vibrant art scene to check out over the weekend both before and after your run. 

  9. Use Oakland as your home base and discover Oakland's neighbors; San Francisco, Napa, Berkeley, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Yosemite & more. 

  10. The Oakland airport is easy to use. BART (local transit) runs directly to downtown hotels for $6, or you can catch a Lyft that will get you there in under 20 minutes.

Oakland Running Festival Marathon Bay Bridge

Oakland Running Festival runner

Oakland Running Festival runner