The 3rd Annual Bakersfield Marathon is a
full marathon, half marathon, 2-person half marathon relay,
and 5K taking place on November 18th, 2018.
Sightseeing Along the Route
The starting line and finish line for the event are both located on the campus of California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). However, we know there’s more to a marathon than getting from Point A to Point B. In fact, there’s so much to discover along the 26.2 miles of the route. Participants will run through some of Bakersfield’s most iconic neighborhoods.
- Stockdale Financial District
- Downtown Bakersfield
- Kern County Museum
- La Cresta
- Bakersfield College
- Panorama Bluffs
- Kern River Parkway
After crossing the finish line, join in the post-race celebration back on the campus of CSUB. The event will include great food, cold beverages, and a large gathering of fellow participants who conquered the course to the finish.
View the complete course maps:
Schedule of Events
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Health & Fitness Expo / Packet Pickup
Hours 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Race Day
6:00am Late Packet Pickup
6:55am National Anthem
7:00am Full Marathon, Half Marathon & Half Relay Start Time
7:10am Busses Leave for Relay Exchange Point
7:30am Roadrunner 5K Start Time
8:00am Festival Area Opens
8:00am Food Area Opens
8:30am Beer Garden Opens
1:30pm Finish Line Closes
2:00pm Beer Garden - Last Call
2:30pm Beer Garden Closes
3:00pm Festival Area Closes
Register for the Bakersfield Marathon, Half-Marathon, Relay, or 5K.