Runners start the New Balance Palm Desert Half Marathon course in Civic Center Park, where they head out on a loop course through the northern parts of Palm Desert. Though much of the race follows through residential neighborhoods and urban areas, there’s plenty of Coachella Valley scenery from the snow-capped mountains that look over the course and the desert flora and fauna along the way. The course has a few gradual inclines but no major hills, making this course a good one for first-timers.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.