The Oakland Running Festival is proud to announce two local running groups as the Official Training Groups for April’s event. Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders and the WOW team will handle training in the East Bay, while the WOW team will train those in San Francisco and San Jose.
You can also train with groups that are looking to raise money for some great causes: Running for a Better Oakland and Great Oakland Public Schools. Click on the Run For A Cause tab .
Like last year, there will be supported runs on the course. Next training run & course preview:
Date: Sunday, March 12th
Location: EastShore Park at 550 El Embarcadero & Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland
Time: 7:45 am for 8 am start
Distances: 11 miles (half marathon training) & 20 miles (marathon training)
An aid station is provided – It is advised participants also bring their own fluid/supplements to run/walk with.
In the East Bay, training will take place on Saturday at various locations in Alameda and Contra Costa County each week. Runners of all abilities will be trained by Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders. For more information on that training program click here.
In addition, the WOW team will organize women-only training runs for the half and 5k as well as a walking program. For more information on that training program click here.
Information about each of the running groups is listed below.