The Santa Rosa Full & Half Marathon 2016

Half Marathon, Marathon, 5K, Other, 10K

Event Date

Sun, Aug 28, 2016


Santa Rosa, CA


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Half marathon - Half Marathon Individual

$98 $98 Closed

Half marathon - Half Marathon Registration with VIP Fast Track

$208 $230 Closed

Marathon - Full Marathon Individual

$108 $135 Closed

Marathon - Full Marathon Registration with VIP Fast Track

$218 $218 Closed

5K - Adult

$28 $50 Closed

5K - Child (16 And Under)

$18 $18 Closed

5K - Adult 5k Registation With VIP Fast Track

$148 $148 Closed

Online Training Program only - 18 week online personalized training program by Arthur Webb - Individual

$75 $75 Closed

Fast Track- VIP Package (Registration Not Included) - Individual Other

$110 $110 Closed

10K - Adult

$35 $45 Closed

10K - Child (16 And Under)

$15 $15 Closed

10K - Adult 10k Registration with VIP

$145 $155 Closed

About This Activity

Santa Rosa Full and Half Marathon and Downtown 5K

Course Description

Marathon is a Boston Qualifier

The Santa Rosa Marathon starts on South A Street at Fire Hydrant #54 adjacent to oak studded Juilliard Park. The course snakes 2.5 miles through the city streets in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa before entering the Prince Memorial Greenway for a 5.5 mile flat trek that gently meanders along the paved path next to all the beauty surrounding the Santa Rosa Creek.

During this flat section runners will cross three picturesque rustic trestle bridges spanning the waterway dotted with wildlife (snowy egrets and great white herons), and pass three sprawling vineyards, deep green flowing corn fields, a horse ranch and a milk dairy. 

The following 12 mile paved loop, (one lane for runners and one lane for minimal residential traffic), features the solitude of rural Sonoma County with its sporadic homes, large open spaces nestled with majestic oaks and numerous quaint wineries and scenic vineyards.

A special and memorable treat waits at mile ten as the marathoners run through the beautiful Deloach Vineyard and Winery grounds and actually runs through one of its colorful wine barrel and fermenting rooms.

There are a few minor rolling hills around mile 12 (30 to 40 foot gains) and mile 17.5 (10 to 20 foot gains). Otherwise the course is flat and fast and should still produce an extremely high percentage of Boston qualified runners.

At mile 20.3 miles the marathon reenters the northern Greenway path and returns 5.9 miles along the same starting section of the Santa Rosa Creek to Juilliard Park and the finish line on South A Street.

The highest elevation is 164 ft above sea level (Start/Finish) and 64 feet at its lowest spot. It’s an imperceptible 100 feet of loss the first 8 miles and 100 feet of gain on the same segment during the return.  During the 26.2 miles there is a total of +300 feet gain and a total -300 feet loss. Equivalent to zero net elevation gain during the entire race, which is almost as flat as it gets.

Except, for a few hundred feet of hard pack surface on the Deloach Winery grounds, at mile ten, the marathon is on paved roads and pathways.

Our cours is one of the top 10 Boston Qualifiers: USATF Certification CA14081RS

Boston here we come!

Visit Google maps for a birds-eye view and pre-run the event using the street level icon.

Downtown 5K

The Downtown 5K starts at Juilliard Park and runs through Historic Downtown Santa Rosa. The 5K shirts will have the famous Peanuts characters on every shirt. All finishers will receive a custom medal. See website for all images of 2014 race swag. Enjoy the post race festivities of free pancakes for all 5k participants and our family friendly festival at Juilliard Park.


Event details and schedule

Full Marathon Starts: 6:00am

Half Marathon Starts: 7:00am

10K Starts: 7:30am

5K Starts: 7:45am

NO Race Day Packet Pick up for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Downtown 5K

Review the Q&A, Expo times and dates to pick up your packet and parking information on our webiste

*All race times are subject to change.

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