Saturday, October 28, 2024 • Oakland, CA
Just over the ridge from downtown Oakland, the Oakland Hills Trail Run is hosted, consisting of a 35k, Half Marathon, and 10k trail race course.
Trail Runners, Scenic Views. Amidst 1830 acres of evergreens, grasslands, and other awe-inspiring natural landscapes, the Oakland Hills Trail Run takes place along trails of redwoods, with abundant wildlife throughout including the golden eagle, deer, and rabbit just waiting to be spotted.
Starting and finishing at the Chabot Space & Science Center Annex Lot, the half marathon course is a looping course comprising several twists and turns along various trails.
While it’d be over-indulgent to express every trail on the course, runners begin by heading straight on West Ridge Trail. From there, it’s short stints along Graham, Dunn, and Golden Spike Trail. Via Monteiro Trail, runners will ultimately find themselves back on West Ridge Trail which will then lead them to Bridal Trail at which point runners turn around.
Other notable trails that will be hit include but are certainly not limited to Stream Trail, Canyon Trail, Tres Sendas Trail before reaching the finish line.
With a total capacity across all racing events of just 330 participants, the half marathon event alone is on the smaller side. During the race, runners can expect several fully-loaded aid stations to be present throughout, however, all runners are encouraged to also bring their own 20oz bottle.
Finally, though the after party might be smaller, it doesn’t mean it’s not mighty! Post-race, all participants are invited to stick around for complimentary treats, delicious food, and beverages.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in Alameda County, Oakland, California, is roughly 8 miles east of San Francisco.
October 28th in Oakland, CA, sees average high temperatures of 65-70°F and average low temperatures of 50-55°F. It’s late autumn, with mild and comfortable conditions, and minimal rainfall.
Oakland Hills Trail Run Half Marathon Race Results
- 2023 Oakland Hills Trail Run Half Marathon Race Results
- 2022 Oakland Hills Trail Run Half Marathon Race Results
Oakland Hills Trail Run Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Oakland Hills Trail Run Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 8:30 AM.
All runners must be off the course by 3:00 PM.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Oakland Hills Trail Run Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
For race fees, see their website below.