Oakland Running Festival Routes Announced

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Oakland Running Festival Routes Announced

Oakland, CA (November 20, 2019) – Corrigan Sports Enterprises today announced the routes for the 11th annual Oakland Running Festival on March 22, 2020. Oakland’s premiere running event attracts 10,000 runners who participate in a marathon, Kaiser Permanente half marathon, four-person team relay or the Total Health Dental Care 5K.

The marathon and relay courses will once again include the Bay Bridge and cross through four districts and six major Oakland Parks. Other highlights of the 26.2-mile trek throughout the TOWN include Lake Merritt, Chinatown, International Ave, Jack London Square, West Oakland, Old Oakland, as well as the Uptown and Downtown districts.

All the events will start and finish at recently renovated and expanded Snow Park at 19th and Harrison, just along Lake Merritt.

According to a 2015 study by RESI, an economic research and consulting firm located at Towson University, the Oakland Running Festival generates $12 million of economic impact annually. Approximately $2 million has been raised for local charities since the event’s inception.

Slots remain open for all distances. For more information, visit oaklandmarathon.com.


Oakland Running Festival Returns to Snow Park

Oakland, CA (September 5, 2019) — Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today the 2020 Oakland Running Festival start/finish line will relocate back to the recently renovated Snow Park. While next year’s marathon course will change to accommodate the move from Eastshore Park, the 26.2-mile and team relay courses will once again run over the Bay Bridge after 2019’s resounding success as the first-ever running event to cross the Oakland landmark.

Snow Park previously served as the event’s start/finish line and post-race celebration area from 2012-2016 prior to undergoing its recent expansion. The completed $12 million public works project includes a new pedestrian promenade, new bike lanes and racks, a new children’s play area, renovated bathrooms, a new running trail along Lake Merritt and a public art project.

Lee Corrigan, president of CSE and executive director of the Oakland Running Festival, said, “Snow Park is a jewel of the Oakland Parks system, and now we’ll have even more room for runners to celebrate on race day. In addition to the structural improvements, it gives our runners greater access to BART and our host hotel, the Oakland Marriott City Center.

The Oakland Running Festival features a marathon, Kaiser Permanente half marathon, team relay, and Total Health Dental Care 5K. Next year’s race day is scheduled for March 22nd.

For more information about the Festival visit oaklandmarathon.com.