October 4th, 2014
8:00 am – 1/2 marathon
8:15 am – 5K
Redwood City, CA
On October 12, 2013, Redwood City will host the 3rd Annual OktobeRun Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk. This remains one of the few half marathons on the Peninsula. The half marathon course is flat, scenic, and largely off-road, perfect for a personal record. Beginning at historic Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City, runners join the Bay Trail by Bair Island in the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, continue to a gravel and dirt trail next to Steinberger Slough in Redwood Shores, and return. 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°.
New this year, will be the 5Kolor Run, organized by the two Redwood City Rotary Clubs. Following the Half Marathon and the 5K, the route will be converted for some color madness. Each 1K you walk or run, you’ll be blasted and painted with non-toxic colored powder. As you pass the finish line in all your technicolor glory, you’ll enjoy a huge color explosion. Find more information at www.oktoberfestandrun.com.
After the race, runners and their families are invited to stay for a full day of food, drink, and live entertainment at the new Oktoberfest celebration at Courthouse Square, also organized by the two Redwood City Rotary Clubs! Click here for more information on 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 awards and 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, and H2OpenDoors, a water purification project of the Redwood City Rotary Clubs. The RCEF has been working since 1983 to advance and enrich educational opportunities for the 9,200 students of the Redwood City School District.
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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