START PLANNING FOR RACE DAY: DECEMBER 10, 2022
Start Time & Staging
The start of the13.1 Mile Half Marathon will be at 7:00am Runners are encouraged to start making their way to the start line no later than 6:20am.
The start line is located at Civic Park in our new start gate for 2022.
This course is a flat fast loop. All in downtown Walnut Creek weaving through city streets and parks and finishing in our popular festival area.
The half marathon race will be using the “B-Tag” timing device that is embedded in the bib number. For more information and a tutorial video on how to use this, please see below. On the morning of the event, make sure that you have your bib number on and you are set to run! Athletes will run over timing mats located at throughout the race, recording their time as they pass several check points.
Runners will be given a time of 2 1/2 hours to complete the course. At the 2 1/2 hour mark, those still on the course will be moved to the shoulder/sidewalk and will be subject to the normal traffic laws.
Hydration stations will be located as follows:
Mile 2: Water
Mile 4: Water & Gatorade Endurance Formula
Mile 6: Water & Gatorade Endurance Formula
Mile 8: Water & Gatorade Endurance Formula
Mile 10: Water & Gatorade Endurance Formula
Mile 12: Water & Gatorade Endurance Formula
In 2022, The start of the Half Marathon is located in front of Civic Park and will take runners from Civic Park on the road across Ygnacio onto Civic Rd. North which becomes Oak Rd. Runners will turn and run behind Club Sport at Jones road, which will come out onto Treat Blvd. Runners will then make their way up Treat Blvd. heading east on Treat Blvd. in the outer lane. At Bancroft Road runners will turn right and head to the Iron Horse Trail where they will turn right and head south towards Heather Farms Park. Runners will enter our new maze course within the park for three fast passes and then loop around Heather Farms Park via Marchbanks Road and through the Heather Farms Park Trail System before heading back out on to the Iron Horse Trail. Runners will make their way back towards Civic Park but will remain on the trail system before taking to the downtown roads of Walnut Creek and running on to South Broadway to Rudgear Rd. before being turned around in a hairpin turn and coming back to Civic Park on South Broadway through the downtown area. Runners will make one final loop through the park and back down the trail to Newell Rd before returning to finish in a new finish line area along with others and enjoy the new festival we will be hosting in the front of Civic Park.
Each half marathon finisher will receive a very cool custom die cast finishers medal for their achievement.
- Custom Engraved Plaques to the top 3 overall male and female winners
Male and Female Age Group Category Awards for Half Marathon.
- 9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+