Can I have a friend or family member pick up my packet for me?
  • If you are unable to attend the expo hours, a friend or family member is allowed to pick up your packet for you. They will need to bring you bib number (that you will receive via email the week of the race) AND a copy of your photo ID.
  • You are limited to picking up ONE other race packet that is not yours (Relay teams count as one packet. Kids Fun Run participants do not count towards your limit).
  • No packets or t-shirts will be mailed out before or after the race.
  • There is NO RACE MORNING packet pick up.

**The bib number email will be emailed out the week before the race. This email is different from your registration confirmation email.

How do I sign up for the virtual run?
    • There are 2 ways for you to get your gear:
      • Packet Pickup: FREE – @ Oakland Marriott in Early May (specific dates & times TBA soon!)
      • Ship Me My Gear: $10 (Packages to be mailed after April 27 and may take 1-2 weeks to reach your home)
    • To choose the virtual option, follow these steps NO LATER THAN MARCH 22nd
      • Log into RunSignup and go to your profile:
      • Under the Upcoming Events section, click MANAGE REGISTRATION next to your Oakland Running Festival Registration
      • Click ADD-ONS tab
      • Select the GO VIRTUAL add-on and choose if you would like to attend packet pick or have your gear shipped
      • If you select the shipping option, you will be prompted to enter your shipping address and pay the shipping fee
      • Click Confirm Payment
I did not get a bib number email at all?
  • Emails will be sent the week of the event to the address that we have in our system when you originally registered for the event.  If it is before that date, you have not received your bib number email yet.
  • Check your spam filter(s). If that does not work, then:
  • DON’T PANIC! Simply visit this link and you will be able to look up your bib number.
  • If you are still unable to access your bib number email, DON’T PANIC! We will have volunteers who will help you at our Expo bib look up stations.
  • In most cases, information is simply mistyped in our system. It must be an EXACT MATCH to work. You would be surprised how many people register themselves with a work zip code instead of home or a child’s birthday instead of their own.
Can I register for a race at the Expo?
  • We have spots available in all events.
  • Shirt sizes will be limited for these late registrants.
  • You can ONLY register for these spots in person at the expo.
  • NO GUARANTEES but if you would like to come to the registration booth at the expo in the Downtown Marriott.  Rate increase by as much as $20 if you register at the expo.
It is Wed., Thurs., or Fri. of race week and I have a question but no one is answering the phone?
  • Our entire staff goes on-site on Wednesday to prepare for the expo and race weekend so no one is in the main office. Answers to most questions can be found in the Runner’s Handbook found on the homepage (It’s a big file so be patient while it loads).
  • If you can’t find the answer in the handbook or website, Facebook is the next best resource. We have an awesome community of past participants who are great at answering questions. Or search some old posts to see if your question has already been addressed.
  • If none of those locations work, you can email [email protected]. We will have only limited access to email until the expo gets set up so response may be slow, at off hours or not at all.
  • All questions can be answered by a friendly staff person at the expo during expo hours. Once the expo opens on Friday, this is the best (and sometimes only) way to get a reply to any question.
  • Thanks in advance for understanding this situation.
Where is the Expo? What are the hours?
  • West Hall – Oakland Marriott City Center
  • Friday, August 28th  5-7 pm
  • Saturday, August 29th 9-4pm
  • There are directions to the expo under “Expo & Packet Pickup
What are the start times for each race? Where does each race start?

Full Marathon and Team Relay

  • Start Line: Harrison St and Lake Side Drive
  • Start Time: 7:00am

Half Marathon

  • Start Line: Harrison St and Lake Side Drive
  • Start Time: 9am


  • Start Line: Harrison St and Lake Side Drive
  • Start Time: 7:30am
I have not received a confirmation email, how can I make sure I am registered?

Click Here to see if you are registered you can then request a new confirmation email. If you still do not see your name please send an email to [email protected] requesting confirmation of your registration.

I cannot make the race this year; can I defer my entry until 2021?

Yes you can defer your entry till 2021 by logging in here to manage my registration and then selecting “defer.” All deferments must be requested before March 15th we will not accept any deferments after that time for any reason. There is a $25 fee to defer but you will then not pay anything the following year. When we open registration for next year you will receive an email with a code to re-register for free into next year’s race. The deadline to defer is March 15, 2020. **THIS DATE WAS EXTENDED FOR THIS YEARS RACE*

Can I upgrade or downgrade my race distance?

Yes you can change races by logging into manage my registration.   To upgrade you will need to pay the price difference for the race. The deadline to change your race distance online is March 15th. You may change your race distance at the expo.

Can I change information (address, email, name, age, etc.) on my registration?

Yes, please login here to manage your registration. If you need to make a change not available here please email [email protected] with your confirmation number and change.

I cannot make the race this year; can I get a refund or transfer my race entry to another participant?
  • No, unfortunately we do not allow transfers or refunds.
  • No Transfers, under any circumstances. If race officials determine a transfer has occurred, the runner’s time will be DQ’d and both runners will be banned from all Corrigan Sports running events.  ALL legitimate races have this policy, and it has to do with age group awards and potential medical implications.
I have a team in the Team Relay, and one of the members can no longer participate, Can I replace them with another person?

Yes, your team captain can manage your team by logging in here. If registration is closed please have someone from your team come to the registration desk at the Health and Fitness Expo to make the change

Can I have my race bib and shirt mailed to me?

NO, we do not send out any race bibs or shirts.

I cannot make the race, but I would still like to receive my premium item.

You can receive your premium item if you come to Health & Fitness Expo. Premium items will not be sent before or after the race, nor will they be available for pick up on race day.

If you defer your entry you will receive a premium with your 2021 entry.

Can I wear headphones during the race?

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the Oakland Running Festival encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the event

We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line. 

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone. If wearing an IPod or other audio device results in you being unable to hear verbal instructions or commands; approaching vehicles or course marshals on foot or on bicycles, you may be asked to relinquish the device. 

Please note that those competing in the Oakland Running Festival for awards or prize money may not use such devices and will not be eligible for any prize or money, including any of the trips to Hawaii. In this scenario, the money and/or prize will be given to the next eligible runner. But the runner who violated the policy will still maintain their position in the race and award. Policy does not apply to age group awards

Can I take public transportation?

BART RAPID TRANSIT (Service does not begin until 8 am on Sunday- will only benefit the Half-Marathon participants )

There is plenty of parking lots around Snow Park and it is only a short walk from our Hotel Partner, the Downtown Marriott.


BART Schedule and map details at

When will I get my age group award?

Age group awards will be available for pick-up in late-April once results are final.

My gps says I ran more than the distance I signed up for. Was the course too long?

Our courses are certified by a USAT&F certified measurer.  When he rides the course, he measure it as tight as possible and where you may make a right angle turn, he goes at a diagnal. Also, most GPS models use satellites to calculate the distance and sometimes trees and buildings can get in the way

I have a question not answered here. Who should I contact

Click on the CONTACT US button in the upper right hand corner of the page to send us an email.

Email is the best and most prompt method to reach us.  However, if you are still having troubles, you can contact us via phone at 510-823-2444.