October 24th, 2015
(Note change of date)
7:30 am – 1/2 marathon
7:45 am – 5K
Downtown Redwood City
750 Bradford Street
(by the Redwood City
School District Office)
On October 24, 2015, Redwood City will host the 5th Annual Redwood City OktobeRun Half Marathon and 5K. We are still one of the few road half marathons on the Peninsula.
The half marathon course is flat, scenic, and largely off-road, perfect for a personal record. Beginning in booming downtown Redwood City, the out and back course circles the saltwater marina at One Marina, joins the Bay Trail next to Bair Island in the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and after some more roads continues to a beautiful gravel and dirt trail next to Steinberger Slough in Redwood Shores. Almost half the course is next to the water or wildlife refuge at One Marina, Bair Island, or Steinberger Slough. The 5K follows the same course but turns around near the One Marina community next to Redwood Creek.
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°.
We’ve moved the start and finish back to downtown Redwood City, with a new and improved location on Bradford Street in front of the Redwood City School District office! This is nearer to the exit from downtown, meaning more running next to the water and less on city streets. And we’ll have more room for pre- and post-race activities. Most of the scenic half marathon course is the same as in previous years, except that we’ve added a waterfront section around One Marina.
Although we won’t be starting at the Port of Redwood City this year, we encourage all runners and their families to visit PortFest on October 3. PortFest is a free community festival to promote the recreational opportunities in and around the Port of Redwood City.
The OktobeRun Half Marathon is part of the California Half and Full Marathon Series. Some of the highlights of the series include series points awards and finishers’ medals. More information on the series can be found at CalHalfSeries.com.
All proceeds from the race will go to the Redwood City Education Foundation. The RCEF has been working since 1983 to advance and enrich educational opportunities for the 9,000 K-8 students of the Redwood City School District. Learn more and donate at: www.rcef.org.
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