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Oakland Running Festival

March 19, 2023

Oakland, CA

Experience the thrill of an incredible half marathon race in Oakland, CA on March 19th, 2023. Join the Oakland Running Festival and be part of the fun!
Experience the thrill of an incredible half marathon race in Oakland, CA on March 19th, 2023. Join the Oakland Running Festival and be part of the fun!
Participants run the half marathon Oakland Running Festival in Oakland, California in March!
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About The Oakland Running Festival

The Oakland Running Festival Half Marathon is a fantastic race for runners of all levels. The route takes you through some of the most beautiful parts of Oakland, California, offering stunning views and an unforgettable experience.

The course begins at Jack London Square in downtown Oakland and winds its way up to Lake Merritt before heading back down toward the waterfront. Along the way, participants will get to witness some of Oakland’s iconic landmarks such as the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Oracle Arena (home court for Golden State Warriors). As you make your way along this 13.1 mile stretch, you’ll also pass by many local attractions like Chinatown and Old Town which offer plenty of interesting sights to take in throughout your run.

March is an ideal time to visit Oakland due to its mild temperatures that are perfect for running outdoors. You can expect highs in the mid 60s with lows around 50 degrees Fahrenheit during this month so you won’t need too much warm clothing if it gets chilly on race day! Additionally, it tends not to rain very often during March so conditions should remain dry throughout your run making it even more enjoyable!

The crowds cheering along the sidelines will keep you motivated throughout your journey as they provide support and encouragement every step of the way – something that makes this half marathon even more special than other races out there! Plus, since it’s located just outside one of America’s largest cities, there should be plenty people who come out just watch or participate each year – adding yet another layer of excitement for those competing in this event!

Overall, if you’re looking for a scenic yet challenging half marathon then look no further than The Oakland Running Festival Half Marathon! With its incredible vistas from start line until finish line coupled with great weather conditions and supportive crowds – what’s not love about this race? Sign up today because spots fill up quickly each year due to its popularity among athletes from all over California!