Harvest Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Sunday, September 19, 2021 • Van Nuys, CA • Course Map

Note: This event has been postponed.

Featuring a mostly flat course that runs through the farmlands just south of this Southern California community between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, the Harvest Half Marathon offers only slight elevation changes and just a few turns, making it a great race for a fall PR.

The race will feature a wave start where runners will line up according to their pace allowing the faster groups to start first.

The course for the Harvest Half Marathon moves this year from Camarillo, Calif., to Van Nuys, where runners will follow a double-loop route that starts and finishes in the Japanese Garden section of Woodley Park.

From there, they’ll follow the trails that wind through the park in roughly a clockwise direction, running all the way around the southern end of the Encino Municipal Golf Course, Balboa Golf Course and Woodley Lakes Golf Course twice before heading back to the Japanese garden for the race finish.

The top three overall male and female runners will receive awards as well as the top three in each age group category. All finishers will receive a medal, and runners will have 4 hours to complete the course.

Photo of Camarillo, California, taken from a hillside overlooking town. (Wikimedia)

Photo of Camarillo, California, taken from a hillside overlooking town. (Wikimedia)

Race Weather & Climate

Located in central California’s San Fernando Valley, and just miles from downtown Los Angeles, Van Nuys typically sees warm temperatures – monthly averages range between 55ºF and 92ºF – while rainfall amounts are usually low, averaging just shy of a quarter of an inch for the month.

On race day (Sep. 19), the average low is 54ºF and the average high is 90ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Harvest Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – half marathon
  • 7:15 AM – 10K
  • 7:30 AM – 5K


  • $65 – $100 for the half marathon
  • $50 – $75 for the 10K
  • $35 – $50 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of the Harvest Half Marathon, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website



Ever run in the Harvest Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

See more races in: September, California