October 12th, 2013
8:00 – 1/2 marathon
8:15 – 5K
Redwood City, CA
Congratulations, runners and walkers, for a great race! We had 1,125 registered runners, a 25% increase from last year and everyone we talked to had a great time. Thanks to all the runners for your patience with the bathrooms; you demonstrated Redwood City’s amazing good attitude. MANY thanks to our incredible volunteers and the Redwood City Police Department, without whom the race couldn’t have happened.
Our official race photographer, Evan Pilchik Photography, has the race photos available now. You can see them at this link:
On October 13, 2012, Redwood City will host the 2nd Annual OktobeRun Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk. Last year’s inaugural race was one of the first half marathons on the Peninsula in years. The half marathon course is flat, scenic, and mostly off-road, perfect for a personal record. Beginning at historic Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City, runners travel off road and join the Bay Trail by the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge to Redwood Shores and back. The 5K course follows the first part of the longer course and is mostly on city streets.
Weather is likely to be perfect for runners. Situated midway between San Francisco and San Jose, our location next to San Francisco Bay keeps our climate moderate and comfortable year round. The average high temperature in October is 73° and the average low is 49°.
After the race, runners and their families can stay for a full day of food, drink, and live entertainment at the Peninsula Oktoberfest celebration at Courthouse Square! Click here for more information on Peninsula Oktoberfest.
The OktobeRun Half-Marathon is part of the California Half and Full Marathon Series. Some of the highlights of the series include series points awardsand finishers’ medals. More information on the series can be found at CalHalfSeries.com.
All proceeds from the race and festival will go to the Redwood City Education Foundation. The RCEF has been working since 1983 to advance and enrich educational opportunities for the 9,200 students of the Redwood City School District.
Make a donation today! Although the deadline has passed for Family Sponsors to get their names on the T-shirts, we welcome donations of any amount to support our local schools. All donations in excess of the registration fee are tax deductible.
We welcome the Woodside Wildcats Prowl, courtesy of the Woodside High School Foundation! Runners and walkers in this unique race-within-a-race will register and participate in the OktobeRun just like everyone else, but will receive a Wildcats Prowl T-shirt in lieu of the OktobeRun shirt, and be part of the Woodside High School Team.
To sign up online, just register for OktobeRun as usual. Near the end, it will ask if you’re intending to sign up for the Wildcats Prowl; just say yes.
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