About the Race

Nationally recognized as one of the country’s best Running Festivals, we are excited to offer both live and virtual events in 2023!

Join us and experience Oakland’s diversity and beauty with a race that touches all aspects of Oaktown, and finishes with one awesome party including beer garden and live music!

Your Race Toolkit

  • A distance for everyone: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Run
  • Social, Corporate & Charity Group Programs
  • 2023 Finisher’s Shirt & Medal
  • Access to Race Week events, including the Celebration Village
  • And more…!

Run Local Acquires Oakland Running Festival

January 19, 2023 – “Our team has had the privilege of working with the Oakland Running Festival team for many years, and we’re thrilled to steward the event for years to come. Together, this transition will be a smooth one for runners and partners alike,” commented J.T. Service, Run Local founder. “The Town is a special place for our company, with staff in the area as well as hosting events in the East Bay for over a decade. Local runners, artists, and partners in Oakland are passionate about their community and we look forward to harnessing their energy to continue to grow the event.” Read more…

Race Sponsors

The Oakland Running Festival is proud to recognize the following sponsors for their generous support of the event.  Without them, we could not put on such a complete race.