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When?

 

October 2016

7:30 am – 1/2 marathon

7:45 am  – 5K

 

Where?

Downtown Redwood City

750 Bradford Street

(by the Redwood City

School District Office)

 

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Our Sponsors

 

International Order of Odd Fellows

 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

 

City of Redwood City

 

Dr Tsau Orthodontist

 

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HondaRedwoodCity

 

Dunne Enterprise

 

Lyngso Garden Materials

 

Redwood City Elks

 

Shinyo-En USA

 

Your Life's Personal Best

 

Davies Appliance

 

Laurie Reynolds & Kathleen Eldridge

 

Sieling Family

 

Redwood General Tire

 

Sims Metal Management

 

Orange Theory Fitness

 

Glo-Bob

 

Brick Monkey

 

Diane Martin, Keller Williams

 

Brosius Family

 

Premier Staffing

 

2015 Race Results and Photos

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Our race photographer, Charles Pitkofsky and team, took some great race day photos. Take a look at: rcefoktoberun2015.shutterfly.com.

Race results can be seen at: Change of Pace.com


OktobeRun Half Marathon and 5K Race

Steinberger Slough

OktobeRun offers runners of all levels and passion one of the few road half marathons on the Peninsula coupled with a 5K fun run perfect for students and their families.

The OktobeRun 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 to Redwood Shores, continues to a beautiful gravel and dirt trail next to Steinberger Slough. Almost half the course is next to the water or wildlife refuge at One Marina, Bair Island, or Steinberger Slough. The OktobeRun 5K follows the same course but turns around at the One Marina community next to Redwood Creek.

Weather is ususally 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°.


New Course in 2015

We 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. This also gave us 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 added a waterfront section around One Marina.


Reduced 5K youth entry fees

Our passion isn’t only for enriching the education in our schools. It’s also youth fitness and running. So, we figured, let’s make it as easy as possible for all students to run!


Pacing Groups

We were fortunate to have official race pacers for 2015 OktobeRun’s Half Marathon. These are experienced runners who can run a steady pace to help OktobeRunners achieve their personal bests. We had pacers for the half marathon finisher times of 1:45, 1:50, 2 hr, 2:10, 2:20 and 2:30. The pacers were from the TriValley Running Club whose tag line is Happy. Running. Community. Club members volunteer extensively throughout the Peninsula and South Bay to pace, do trail work, and help at races.


Back by popular demand: Car Magnets

 All half marathon finishers receive a 13.1 car magnet with the OktobeRun logo. Show the world what you accomplished! (They’re first come, first served, but we expect to have enough for all half marathon finishers).
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California Half Marathon Series

California Half and Full Marathon Series
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.


Our Beneficiary

Donate to the RCEF today!

All proceeds from OktobeRun 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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Pictures from past years


Special Thanks to Our Partners:

City of Redwood City Fleet Feet Sports KC Paving
Spectrum Magazine Redwood City San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce Erin Ashford Photography
Hobee's Blu Harbor Mobius Fit
Recology Zico Road Runner Sports
Kind Snacks Comebuy The Pauls Corporation