Runners start the New Balance Palm Springs Half Marathon course in Ruth Hardy Park, where they head out on a winding out-and-back route that loops through the city’s Las Palmas neighborhoods, and includes views of famous celebrities’ homes like those of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. Though much of the race follows through residential neighborhoods and urban areas, there’s plenty of scenery from the snow-capped mountains that look over the course and the desert flora and fauna along the way.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.