Active Bakersfield Alliance invites you to join the Sixth Bakersfield Marathon presented by Dignity Health on March 25 & 26, 2023.
Active Bakersfield Alliance invites you to join the Sixth Bakersfield Marathon presented by Dignity Health on March 25 & 26, 2023. This year nearly 2,000 runners will turn out and run the streets of Bakersfield. In addition to giving local runners an opportunity to run a Boston-qualifying marathon in their own backyard, it’s exciting to welcome runners from across the U.S. and around the world.
The Bakersfield Marathon has a race for everyone including a scenic Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 6K – all running the streets of Bakersfield. There is a distance to challenge new and experienced runners alike.
Our USATF Marathon kicks off at 7:00am with the additional races starting shortly after. Participants will run through dozens of iconic neighborhoods and landmarks including La Cresta, Bakersfield College, Panorama Bluffs, Oleander, Downtown Bakersfield, Garces Circle, Westchester, and the Kern River Parkway before returning to celebrate at the Kern County Museum.
All races start and end on the campus of the Kern County Museum. Information regarding road closures will be mailed to adjacent homes and businesses. Learn more by going to the City Impact page at Bakersfield.run.
Said David Milazzo, Co-Founder and Managing Director, “We’ve greatly appreciated the community’s commitment to our event since 2016. While the street closures can certainly be inconvenient, know your Bakersfield Police Officers will strive to allow course crossing when safe. Hosting a true “city marathon” is a hallmark for any great city – one Bakersfield deserves. We hope you can join in our vision and help welcome visitors to our beloved Bakersfield.”
Registration is open and races are expected to sell out. Register soon to guarantee entry.
Saturday, March 25, 2023 ~ Health & Fitness Expo / Packet Pickup
Hours 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Sunday, March 26, 2023 ~ Race Day
Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
6:00am Late Packet Pickup
6:55am National Anthem
7:00am Full Marathon Start
7:15am Half Marathon Start
7:30am 10K Start
7:45am 6K Start
8:00am Festival Area Opens
8:00am Food Area Opens
8:30am Beer Garden Opens
2:00pm Finish Line Closes
2:30pm Beer Garden - Last Call
3:00pm Beer Garden Closes
3:30pm Festival Area Closes
To learn more and register visit Bakersfield.Run today!