Davis Moonlight Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, July 9, 2022 • Davis, CA • Course Map

Set for its 11th annual running along the neighborhood streets of this city in Northern California’s Sacramento Valley, the Davis Moo-nlight Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is a night-time road race organized by Fleet Feet Sports of Davis and designed as a fundraiser for the city’s Davis Schools Foundation.

The out-and-back course for the race will start and finish at the DMG Mori Campus on Faraday Avenue, just south of Mace Ranch Park and the Explorit Science Center.

From there, runners follow a route that takes them on a semi-double loop of Davis, with much of the race taking runners along three loops through the Old North Davis and North Davis Greenbelt, a stretch of parks and paved biking, walking and running paths that connect the northern, southern, eastern and western parts of the city.

The first nine miles of the race make up the true double loop, taking runners on two loops around Davis, running through Mace Ranch Community Park and John Barravetto Park while exploring the multi-use paths that Davis has to offer.

Just past mile 9, runners head south of I-80, continuing on the bike paths and running alongside Putah Creek before heading back to the finish line.

While the elevation indicator on the course map indicates some rolling hills that runners can expect to encounter along the east portion of the loop, the elevation change amounts to a change of only a few feet in elevation, which means runners can expect a largely fast and flat race course throughout.

The half marathon is set to start in two waves — the first wave will be all runners who expect to finish in 3 hours or longer, while the second is for runners who will finish in less than 3 hours.

A farm field near Davis, California. (Photo by Peter Alfred Hess/flickr)

A farm field near Davis, California. (Photo by Peter Alfred Hess/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Located in Northern California’s Sacramento Valley, roughly 15 miles west of the state capitol city Sacramento, the city of Davis typically experiences its hottest and driest weather conditions of the year on average during the month the race is held.

On race day (July 9), the average low is 56ºF and the average high is 92ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Davis Moo-nlight Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:30 PM – half marathon
  • 7:45 PM –  kids half mile
  • 8:15 PM – 10K, 5K


see race website


To reserve your spot in the 2022 running of the Davis Moo-nlight Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, visit the event website below.

Official Race Website



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