Oakland, California.   Its motto is “Love Life,” and when you run The Town’s Half Marathon, you’ll understand exactly why so many people love this bayside gem.   A compelling history spanning hundreds of years. Standout landmarks that showcase the city’s rustic and modern beauty. The irrepressible spirit of locals fiercely devoted to their hometown. What’s not to love?   The Town’s gives you a firsthand look at Oakland’s magnificence. From the historic Waterfront Warehouse District to the lively Chinatown, from the stunning Fox Oakland Theatre to the serene Lakeside Park, from Lake Merritt’s wild beauty and beyond, Oakland is a gorgeously diverse mosaic that makes The Town’s a race unlike any other you will ever experience.   Find out for yourself why The Town’s Half Marathon is a destination event for runners around the world! Register today to enjoy this town’s unique charm and captivating allure!

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You spoke and we listened! We are thrilled to bring the 5K distance back this year for the entire family to enjoy! 5k runners will kick off at the same location as the Half Marathon and receive their own unique 5K medals.


A First-Class Race Experience!

You’re ready to race along Lake Merritt… … and now you have an opportunity to do it in style! We’re rolling out the red carpet for those who want a little more luxury from their RunOAK experience. VIP registration is open but available to a limited number of runners – there are only 150 VIP spots available and they’ll go quickly. Our velvet rope VIP experience includes:

– Race Day Packet Pickup if you plan to arrive Sunday morning ready to run
– Unlimited VIP Lounge access on raceday
– Pre-race Energizing Breakfast Items served in the Lounge
– Private Gear Check with Pick-up inside the VIP Lounge
– Post-race refueling food and drink (an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available)
– Private VIP restrooms
– Private post-race massage
– Your own 2017 Finisher Jacket.

All this for only $299! Already signed up? Not a problem! Login to your Active.com account and select the VIP UPGRADE in “Add to Registration” menu.