The Bakersfield Marathon is a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K taking place on Sunday, November 14th, 2021. Our world-class event features the starting line, finish line, and celebration on the California State University, Bakersfield campus. Participants run through dozens of iconic neighborhoods and landmarks including the Stockdale Financial District, Oleander, Downtown Bakersfield, Westchester, Kern County Museum, La Cresta, Bakersfield College, and the striking Panorama Bluffs before returning to the finish line along the scenic Kern River Parkway. Look for music along the course with a live band at the Celebration Beer Garden!
In addition to giving local runners an opportunity to run a Boston-qualifying marathon in their own backyard, we are excited to welcome runners from across the U.S. and around the world. The Bakersfield Marathon has a race for everyone!
We have a scenic Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K! A race for the whole family!
Packet pickup is on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 where you are invited to take part in our Health and Fitness Expo. Saturday at the Expo is the last day to register for any of our events.
Special Rate for our 5k! Children 9 and under receive $25 entry fee automatically during registration.