ZombieRunner Halloween Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Sunday, October 28, 2018 • San Jose, CA • Course Map

One of the last events of the year in a series of some 30 races staged across the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California throughout the year by the Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Coastal Trail Runs, along a combination of mostly trail and some road races, the ZombieRunner Halloween Run makes its 7th annual running this year.

While in previous years, the race had been run from the Baylands Athletic Center on Geng Road, just off Embarcadero Road near Palo Alto, a couple of years ago, and then to nearby Campbell, where runners ran along Los Gatos Creek Trail, this year’s race starts and finishes at San Jose’s Hellyer County Park.

Once they leave the starting line in the park near the waterfront, runners will head out onto the trails and run south, along the Coyote Creek Trail to Metcalf Park and back.

The trails for the race are flat and fast for most of the race route, with the exception of some minor elevation changes, and made up mostly of asphalt surfaces, along with some crushed rock surfaces.

Race Weather & Climate

Located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, San Jose typically sees cool to moderately warm weather in October, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 36°F (in 1971) and as high as 101°F (in 1987).

On race day (Oct. 28), the average low is 50ºF and the average high is 72ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the ZombieRunner Halloween Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

9:00 AM


  • $45 for the half marathon, if registered by October 14, 2018
  • $50 after October 14
  • $60 on race day


To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of Campbell’s ZombieRunner Halloween Marathon, Half Marathon or 5-Mile race, visit the event website here.

Official Race Website


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1 comment… add one
  • Kim September 1, 2015, 6:50 pm

    Is there a charity the event for?


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