The 3rd Annual Bakersfield Marathon is a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 2-person half marathon relay, and 5K taking place on November 18th, 2018.
This annual, world-class event features the starting line, finish line and 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, La Cresta, Bakersfield College and finally along the striking Panorama Bluffs before returning to the finish line along 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.
Packet pickup is on Saturday, November 17th 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 our events.
Special Rate for our 5k! Children 9 and under receive $25 entry fee automatically during registration.
Please note: there will be no raceday registration. Final registration will occur at packet pickup on Saturday, November 17, 2018 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 Secret Swag Item! Runner Breakfast One Free Beer (21+) Post-race Massage 17 Water/Aid Stations 3 Gel Stations USATF Boston Qualifier Race Joy Participant Tracking & Text Results Personalized Bib Pace Teams Expo at the legendary Buck Owens' Crystal Palace Celebration Food & Beer Festival Walker Friendly Course