Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:30 am – 1/2 marathon
7:45 am – 5K
Downtown Redwood City
750 Bradford Street
(by the Redwood City
School District Office)
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°.
By popular demand, we’re keeping the course almost the same as last year. Last year we moved the start and finish back to downtown Redwood City, and everyone liked our new and improved location on Bradford Street in front of the Redwood City School District office. This lets us run more by the water and less on city streets. We expect the scenic half marathon course to be the same as last year. The 5K will be mostly the same, except for an adjustment near the turnaround at One Marina to improve the flow.
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!
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.
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).
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 OktobeRun go to the Redwood City Education Foundation. The RCEF has been working since 1983 to advance and enrich educational opportunities for the 8,000 K-8 students of the Redwood City School District. Learn more and donate at: www.rcef.org.
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