See Jane Run Women’s Half Marathon & 5K – San Francisco Bay Area

Sunday, June 4, 2017 • Alameda, CA • Course Map

Organized by the San Francisco-based athletic apparel, running shoes and gear company by the same name, the See Jane Run Half Marathon & 5K is a race designed exclusively for women runners, along a course that runs through Alameda’s Bay Trail and features views of the bay and the city skyline throughout most of the race.

Each year, the race attracts more than 2,500 runners and walkers to the streets of Alameda for both the half marathon and the 5K race combined. The race is organized as a benefit for the Breast Cancer Fund, a national nonprofit that works to eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer.

The starting line for both races lies at Alameda’s Washington Park, on 8th Street between Central Avenue and Portola Avenue.

From there, the fast and flat course — which is mostly an out-and-back route but has a finish line just a stone’s throw away from the starting line, on the other side of the park — takes runners in a southeasterly direction, running along 8th Street and Westline Drive toward Carlsbad State Beach, which unfolds along a long, flat straightaway section along Shoreline Drive and Bayview Drive.

The course then turns at Towata Park onto the Bay Farm Island Bridge, which runners cross and then head onto Bay Farm Island, running in a clockwise direction around the edges of the island, first along the shore toward Dolittle Pond and then along the eastern boundary of the Chuck Corica Municipal Golf Complex.

Running along Harbor Bay Parkway, runners follow the road around the southern end of the residential districts that lie near Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, and then head north again along the parkway and the shoreline around the western end of the island.

Once runners make their way around Bay Farm Island’s northern end, they run along the shoreline toward the bridge, where they meet up with the route they ran in the race’s first half and retrace their steps back toward Washington Park.

Because it’s run largely along the shores through Alameda’s shoreline parks and roads, the race course is mostly flat and breezy, and runners need to be prepared with warmer clothing, as local temperatures can get cold this time of year.

Past runners add that while the race is well-organized and supported, there aren’t large numbers of spectators along the course, so it has the feel of a smaller-size running event, even though it’s in a larger metropolitan area.

Race Weather & Climate

Located just south of Oakland and across the bay from San Francisco, the city of Alameda typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in June, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 48 degrees (in 2002) and as high as 107 degrees (in 1973).

On race day (June 4), the average low is 55ºF and the average high is 71ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the See Jane Run Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – half marathon
  • 8:30 AM – 5K
  • 10:30 AM – kids race


  • $95 – $105 for the half marathon
  • $55 – $65 for the 5K
  • $20 – $25 for the kids’ run


To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Alameda’s See Jane Run Women’s Half Marathon or 5K race in the San Francisco Bay Area, register online at here.

Official Race Website


Ever run in the See Jane Run Women’s Half in San Francisco? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

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4 comments… add one
  • Teri February 26, 2016, 11:27 am

    how long is the course it walker friendly?

  • Rachel November 17, 2015, 10:29 pm

    Is the half marathon only open to females?

  • Victoria Rainbolt October 30, 2015, 8:20 am

    Hi there!

    I am running enthusiast and will be moving to Alameda in one month! My husband and I just got a place there and are beyond excited.

    In light of this, I am trying to get a running club underway. I am hoping to get your help with gaining some outreach.

    I’ve just made a Facebook page: and over the next month, I will be working to get people involved. I intend to host five sessions a week. They’re all free and open to all experience levels.

    If you have an email list, I would be grateful if you promoted the group! As we approach the 2016 date of your race, I hope we can work together to encourage people to sign up. As you offer a half-marathon, the group training leading up to your race may be very attractive to your subscribers.

    I would love to discuss this with you more and my email address is



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