The 2nd Annual Bakersfield Marathon is a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 2-person half marathon relay, and 5K taking place on November 12th, 2017.
This annual, world-class event features the starting line and finish line celebration on the California State University, Bakersfield campus. Participants will run through dozens of iconic neighborhoods including the Stockdale Financial District, Oleander, Downtown Bakersfield, Westchester, Kern County Museum, Bakersfield College and finally along the Panorama Bluffs before returning to the finish line on the scenic Kern River Parkway.
In addition to giving local runners an opportunity to run a Boston-qualifying marathon in their own backyard, we are excited to welcome runners from across the U.S. and around the world.
In year one we celebrated everything that is quintessential Bakersfield. Starting in year two and beyond, we'll be highlighting a specific industry that speaks to what is special about our city. And our first highlight is ... The Bakersfield Sound. Stay tuned for more details and exciting announcements...!
Packet pickup is on Saturday, Novemeber 11th where you are invited to take part in our Health and Fitness Expo. Saturday at the Expo is the last day to register for any of the events.
Please note: there will be no raceday registration. Final registration will occur at packet pickup on Saturday, November 11, 2017 between 9AM and 4PM.
RACE AMENITIES INCLUDE Gender Specific Short Sleeve Technical Shirt Custom Finisher's Medallion for Each Race: Marathon, Half & Half Relay, and 5K Bakersfield Marathon Runner Hat Breakfast Burritos by Broken Yolk Cafe One Free Beer (21+) Post-race Massage by Milan Institute 20 Water/Aid Stations 2 Gu Stations USATF Boston Qualifier Race Joy Participant Tracking & Text Results Personalized Bib Pace Teams Expo at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace Celebration Food & Beer Festival w/Live Music by Last Call Walker Friendly Course