Urban Cow Half Marathon

Saturday/Sunday, October 5/6, 2024 in Sacramento, CA

Urban Cow Half Marathon course in Sacramento, CA

Mark your calendars for the 20th annual Urban Cow Half Marathon – a two day event comprising a half marathon, 5k, and kids half marathon racing event; Dubbed “your favorite fall event” in Sacramento, California. 

Scenic Views, Large Crowds. Taking place in beautiful Sacramento, California, the Urban Cow Half Marathon is truly one for the books, taking runners through all of the notable landmarks and regions of Sacramento, including downtown and Old Sacramento. 

Marking the transition into the fall season, runners can also expect warm but refreshing temperatures, perfect for raceday enjoyment. 

Beginning in William Land Park, the half marathon course starts in three waves, with runners making their way through the streets of the park’s neighborhood. Through downtown Sacramento, runners proceed to gather miles whilst enjoying scenic views of landmarks like the State’s Capitol and the Tower Bridge. 

Through historic Old Sacramento, runners will enjoy views of the Sacramento River. Finally, on the final stretch, runners head along Riverside Blvd and back into William Land Park, home of the Sacramento Zoo. 

For all registrants and participants, you’ll receive a high-end microfibre raceday t-shirt, a cowbell finisher’s medal for those successful, and an invite to the post-race after party comprising live music, food, beer, and more. 

In addition, competitors can get excited about epic age group awards, official chip timing, and free raceday photos. The half marathon will have a four (4) hour time limit, with aid stations every two (2) miles.

Race Weather & Climate

Sacramento, California, is the capital city of the state, situated in Sacramento County.

In early October, Sacramento, CA experiences average high temperatures of 80-85°F and average low temperatures of 50-55°F. This time marks the transition from summer to fall, offering warm and comfortable weather. Rainfall during this period is generally minimal, creating an ideal atmosphere for outdoor activities.

Urban Cow Half Marathon Race Results

Urban Cow Half Marathon Race Results

Urban Cow Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Urban Cow Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

  • Wave 1 (7:30am start): Under 2:00 finish time
  • Wave 2 (7:35am start): 2:00 – 2:29 finish time
  • Wave 3 (7:40am start): 2:30+ finish time


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Urban Cow Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $92.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $65.00 fee for the 5k.
  • There is a $25.00 fee for the urban calf kids’ races.

Urban Cow Half Marathon Race Website

Urban Cow Half Marathon Website

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