Oakland is an amazing place to soak up great summer vibes. With a variety of events and activities happening throughout The Town  – there is something for everyone to enjoy. By day or by night, whether you’re looking to plan the perfect date, get together with friends or enjoy lots of family fun - Oakland is the place to be!

Plan your Summer Today!
Don't Leave Just Yet!

Receive fresh email newsletter content monthly. Stay up on Oakland's latest events, attractions & special offers.

Read More

Returning in 2025

An Event for Everyone

The redesigned & reimagined Oakland Marathon course has been announced! The 2024 Marathon route is a one-loop route passing through iconic Oakland landmarks. Check out the interactive map and course details below! The course is subject to change. USATF certification is pending.

2024 Course Detail:
  • Miles 1–5: You’ll start near the historic and newly remodeled Henry J. Kaiser Center for the Arts, head out through Oakland’s Little Saigon neighborhood and around the east side of Lake Merritt before enjoying Grand Avenue and its Grand Lake Theater as well as the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood.   
  • Miles 6–10: As you approach the Half Way milestone, you’ll experience Downtown Oakland, Telegraph Avenue and its famous Fox Theater before looping around Lake Merritt’s north and west banks. 
  • Miles 11–20: New for 2024 is the joy of running on the Bay Area’s Bay Bridge with epic views on an out-and-back to Yerba Buena Island.
  • 21 to the Finish: Coming off the Bay Bridge and its downhill miles, you’ll pass near Jack London Square prior to celebrating your finish right back in front of the Henry J. Kaiser Center for the Arts.



The Oakland Marathon is proud to partner with Stephen & Ayesha Curry's Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation to support local youth. With your participation in the Oakland Marathon as well as donations and through peer-to-peer fundraising you are directly making an impact.