Today the Walnut Creek Half Marathon announces their strategic partnership with the Whold Foods Market, which has several locations throughout the the greater Bay Area.

Whole Foods sees the value in this partnership, one that will be drawing folks from all over Northern California and other areas as well.  The scope of reach for this venue has great opportunities and the staff at WCHM are thrilled that Whole Foods will be playing a big role in refueling those who run in the Half Marathon, 10K & 5K races.

To our dedicated runners who have joined us from all over since 2011. We have immensely enjoyed serving all of you, however we have made the decision to retire the Walnut Creek Running Festival. We have absolutely enjoyed hosting this event, and the City of Walnut Creek has been so awesome to work with. Talk about championing an event. They have been behind us 100% since the beginning.

Half Marathon Road running events are a feat in and of themselves. To host this type of event where you get to use the city surface streets bringing a large gathering of runners together all on one day is a task and takes months of planning every year. We were fortunate enough to have been given this level of trust by the City. But with each year of planning this event, also comes the consideration and cost of other things that need tending to as well.

That being said, we are shutting down this event, but we will still be around. To learn more about our other events, please visit

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