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Welcome to the 6th running of the Oakland Running Festival.
We are excited to host this event once again in 2015. When we
started this event in 2010, some people said it would never last. Well
here we are as we happily await the 6th running of the Oakland
Running Festival! The has become a huge success with more than
9,000 runners this year and tremendous community support. The
event has generated more than $11 million in economic impact and
$1 million for local charities.
We are excited to show you why our event won the People’s Choice
award for Best Race in the West by readers of Competitor Magazine,
was featured in Runner’s World, and consistantly receives ratings of 95%
or more for participants willing to recommend our race to a friend.
We are gearing up for another great year. We will once again have our
center of race day activities in Snow Park, located just off the shores
of majestic Lake Merritt. This location provides us plenty of open
green space to allow our runners, fans and sponsors plenty of elbow
room as they celebrate their accomplishments.
This packet includes important information that will prepare you for
the events and activities surrounding race day. If you have entered
the Oakland Marathon, Kaiser Permanente Half-Marathon, Hawaiian
Airlines Team Relay, Bank of the West 5K or Lucky Kids Fun Run, it
is extremely important that you thoroughly read all of the
information in this booklet carefully.
All additional race materials will be available for pick-up at the Kaiser
Permanente Health & Fitness Expo at Oakland Marriott City Center
on March 21. Remember Runner Packets are available for pick-up
during these times ONLY; there will be NO Registration or
Runner Packet Pick-Up on Sunday.
On-line confirmation of your entry is available on the Oakland
Running Festival website. You can search the database of all registered
runners to find out who is participating in this year’s race. For more
information and to view your confirmation, visit our website at
www.OaklandMarathon.com.
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK OR
TWITTER FOR ANY LAST MINUTE
UPDATES AND IMPORANT MESSAGES.
A CORRIGAN SPORTS EVENT
Schedule of Events
Events and activities for this
year’s event will be held in two
central locations:
PACKET PICK-UP: Oakland Marriott City Center Convention Center
START/FINISH LINE & POST RACE FESTIVITIES: Snow Park
There will be a ton of fanfare that will surround the weekend schedule
including live music, food & beverage vendors and
interactive games. We hope to make this a fun
and festive atmosphere for the entire community.
Be sure to tell your friends, family and neighbors
about all the festivities and encourage them to come to the finish line
or cheer from their neighborhood.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 (Oakland Marriott City Center)
Kaiser Permanente Health & Fitness Expo
Sunday, March 22, 2015 (Snow Park near Lake Merritt)
Opening Remarks, National Anthem
& Final Instructions
7:15am
Race Start Times
Oakland Marathon
7:30am
Hawiian AirlinesTeam Relay
7:30am
Bank of the West 5K
7:45am
5K Awards Ceremony
8:45am
Kaiser Permanente Half-Marathon
9:15am
Lucky Kids Fun Run
9:20am
Erdinger Celebration Village & Activities
8am-2pm
Full, Half & Relay Awards Ceremony
11:30am
Awards Ceremonies held on stage in the Erdinger Celebration Village
Register at the Expo
Online registration closes on March 15 but it looks as if we may still
have slots in all races at the expo. If you know someone who still
wants to run but missed the online deadline, please encourage them
to stop by the Marriott City Center on March 21 to sign up!
SAFETY FIRST- We are working closely with state and local police units to
provide the safest possible environment for our runners and fans. Please
leave bags at home and allow extra time all weekend long for any added
security measures which will include bag searches and check points for fans
and runners. And as always, IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING.
Virtual Goodie Bag
Travel to the Expo
The Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the Oakland Convention
Center inside the Marriott City Center on Sat., March 21.
The physical address is:
1001 Broadway
Oakland, California 94607 USA
All runners will receive an Virtual Goodie Bag prior to attending
the expo. The Oakland Running Festival Virtual Goodie Bag is an
interactive, digital gift bag provided electronically to each runner. This
replaces a phyisical gift bag that has been distribted in past years. Your
Virtual Goodie Bag features rich-media digital gifts, coupons, games,
and more from local and national race sponsors. It will contain race
tips, and even ways to get free stuff at the expo.
Parking is available throughout the city. Nearby parking garages are
located at the following locations. Please note that some lots do
charge a fee to park.
Check your email inbox for your Virtual Event Bag on March 19
There is also metered street parking thoughout the City that may be available.
Special Offer for Runners
BART and AC TRANSIT will also operate on Saturday during expo hours.
The closest BART stop to the expo entrance is 12th St. Oakland City
Center Station. Several AC TRANSIT routes also stop at this station.
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amazing offer.
MapMyRun has partnered with the Oakland Running Festival to bring
you the ultimate training experience. The MapMyRun app allows you
to map your workouts, track your progress and share with friends.You
can also import workouts from over 400 devices on MapMyRun.com.
Win a Trip to Hawaii
Hawaiian Airlines is offering trips to Hawaii as prizes!
Each member of the winning relay teams (male, female &
mixed) will receive a trip, along with the male and female
marathon winner. Teams must consist of 4 runners and the
mixed team must include at least one female.
- Clay Street Garage (entrance on Clay Street between 14th & 15th
Streets, behind City Hall)
- City Center Garage (entrance on 11th Street between Clay Street
and Broadway; also entrance on 14th Street)
Health & Fitness Expo
Upon arrival at the Kaiser Permanente Health
& Fitness Expo, runners can find great prices
on shoes, apparel, active gear, nutritional supplements and running
goodies in addition to exhibits and other information on health care
products and programs.
Hours for the Kaiser Permanente Health and Fitness Expo is as follows:
Saturday, March 21 9am-5pm - Oakland Marriott City Center
Many of our vendors will also be displaying their products on race day
Sunday, March 22
8am-2pm - Snow Park
ALL BAGS AND PERSONS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH BY ORDER
OF THE OAKLAND CITY POLICE. Please leave all bags at home or
in your vehicle duing the expo. If you must bring a bag we ask that
it be clear in color. Bag use in the spectator viewing areas along the
finish line (19th St.) may be restricted.
E-Registration Cards
On Tuesday, March 17, you will receive an emailed e-registration that
will include your personal information as well as your race number.
PLEASE VERIFY ALL PERSONAL INFO. If you find an error you will
need to make the edits at the expo. (YOU CANNOT DO IT PRIOR
TO THE EXPO.) If you do not get an e-registration via email,
please email [email protected]
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring a copy of the e-registration email
(printed out or on your smartphone.) You will use this e-registration
email when you go to STEP 2 to pick up your Race Number.
You may pick up the race packet for one other runner ONLY IF
you have a copy of their e-registration & copy of the runner’s photo
I.D.. You will need to coordinate getting a PRINTED copy of the
e-registration from the other runner. The race staff WILL NOT provide
personal information to access e-cards for other runners. These
restrictions do not apply to kids fun run bibs, only adult races. We will
still need an e-registration for you to claim a Kids Fun Run bib(s).
Race Numbers
Participants in the WE RUN THIS TOWN CHALLENGE will
receive one bib that will be worn for both races.
When you pick up your race number, it will contain your B-Tag
timing device. DO NOT REMOVE IT FROM THE RACE NUMBER. It
is designed to stay on your bib for the race and you risk not having
your time recorded if it is removed.
You must show your race number to enter your proper starting area.
You must wear your race number on the front of your body
throughout the race.
Marathoners & Relay runners are asked to wear their race
I.D. tag on their backs. These will be provided at packet pick up.
Your race bib must be visible throughout the race so the official
course photographers can identify you.
Your race bib is also a ticket to all race activities! Please have your
race bib with you at all times to assure proper access.
Do not exchange or transfer your number to someone else. Doing
so may result in disqualification of both runners this year & in the future.
In order to help our Medical Team work more efficiently,
please fill out the medical history information on the back of
your race bib with a ballpoint pen (markers tend to bleed.)
Expo Packet Pick Up of All Races
You MUST pick up your Race Packet at the Kaiser
Permanente Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday.
There is NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP.
STEP ONE: Enter the Marriott Oakland City Center from 10th Street.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR E-REGISTRATION E-MAIL
BEFORE YOU ENTER THE EXPO HALL. We will have a designated
area in the expo hall where you can troubleshoot your entry if necessary.
STEP TWO: If you have your e-registration card, (printed or on
your smart device) you may proceed to the Race Number Pick-Up
area. Here you will receive your race number with a “B-Tag” timing
responder pre-attached. BEFORE YOU LEAVE STEP 2,VERIFY
THAT YOUR RACE NUMBER MATCHES THE NUMBER ON YOUR
E-REGISTRATION CARD.
STEP THREE: There will be a separate Shirt Pick-Up station for each
race. You must present your e-registration AND race bib to receive
your shirt. A volunteer will mark your race bib indicating that you have
received your shirt. You will receive the size you requested when
registering. NO EXCEPTIONS! However, we will have an exchange
area set up in the expo for runners to swap shirt sizes. Runners may
exchange the shirt they received for another one of any size or gender
for the race they are running-- as long as there is one in the bin.
B-TAG Timing
Adult participants (except the relay runners) will utilize the B-tag timing
technology. The B-Tag timing system is built into the bib and stays attached
to your race number while you run and can be disposed of after the race.
DO NOT Remove your B-Tag from your bib
DO NOT Forget your B-Tag Race Bib on race day - NO BIB, NO TIME
DO NOT Exchange your B-Tag with any other participant
DO NOT Cross the finish line twice or go back on any part of the course
NOTE FOR RELAY RUNNERS: You will utilize a D-Tag timing chip
with a neoprene band which allows you to pass it between runners. You
can learn more about your relay timing tag by watching this short video
that we prepared in a previous year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skomUPWCA6E
Race Day Parking Garages
There are serveral parking options on race day. However due to the
race routes, the following lots will not be accessible from 7:30 to 8:45
until the runners pass. Please note some lots do charage a fee to park.
> 1810 Webster
> 17th and Webster
> 15th & Harrison
> 1414 Harrison St.
> 1415 Harrison St.
> 1405 Franklin St.
> 2301 Webster St.
To access the above lots it is suggested that you take 980 to the 12th
Street Exit, make a left on 11th OR take the Broadway exit off of 880.
The following lots will be accessible all day
> Kaiser Center
> 21st and Broadway
> 20th and Webster
> 80 Grand Lot
To access the above lots it is suggested that you take 580 to the
Harrison Street Exit.
Travel on Race Day
We encourage you to route your parking plan prior to race day. There
is ample parking in the city to accommodate our participants but delays
and road closures may occur on race day. Here are some suggested
parking and travel options, although other means of transportation are
available. We ask that you ARRIVE EARLY to avoid unnecessary delays.
VISIT HERE TO VIEW CITY ROAD CLOSUREShttp://www.oaklandmarathon.com/detours-schedule/
We encourage you to share this information with friends & neighbors.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: AC Transit’s NL and 800 lines will help
those marathoners, relayers and 5kers who want to take public transit
on race day. http://www.actransit.org/maps/index.php?line=NL&Go=Go
BART RAPID TRANSIT (Service does not begin until 8 am on Sunday. )
The 19th Street/City Center Station is 3 blocks from the Start/Finish
Line. (Price varies depending on where you board)
We STRONGLY encourage our half-marathon runners and late arriving spectators
to take BART as the street closures from the races may impede travel routes. If
you choose to drive, please arrive prior to the start of the marathon at 7:30am.
BART Schedule and map details at http://www.bart.gov/
Free and metered street parking is also available. PLEASE MAKE SURE
TO LOOK FOR TEMPORARY STREET CLOSINGS THAT MAY BE POSTED.
FROM BART TO
START/FINISH
- Easily accessed all day
-Limited access between
7:30am and 8:45am
FROM START/FINISH TO
MARRIOTT CITY CENTER
Deferment Requests
Although we do not provide refunds, you are welcome to defer your
entry until the 2016 event if you are no longer able to participate in
2015. There is a $25 processing fee if you choose to take advantage
of this opportunity. THE DEADLINE IS MARCH 14th.
To do so, simply visit the link in your confirmation email or at
the bottom of the Oakland Running Festival website under the
“Registration” link. You can use “Manage My Registration” by logging
in with your email, date of birth, and confirmation number. Once
logged in select “Defer” and use a credit card to pay the $25 fee.
When we open registration for 2016 you will be sent an email with a
personalized code to reenroll into next year’s race for free.You will
have the option to upgrade/downgrade your race once reentered in
2016 if you wish.
Best Viewing Points
Besides Snow Park, there are some great spots to get to see the
runners throughout the course. Here are some of the best locations:
√ Frank Ogawa Plaza - Runners Pass here at Mile .5
√ College Ave - Runners pass here at miles 5 & 6
√ Laney College - Runners pass here at mile 17
√ Jack London Square - Runners pass here at mile 18
√ Lake Merritt - Runners will be in area between miles 22 and 25
Sag Wagon
During the race, if you need assistance or fall behind the race pace a Sag
Wagon will be following the last runner of the race. Runners in need
of assistance can board the vehicle and be dropped at the next relay
exchange to take the bus back to the finishline. The Sag Wagon will also
stop at each water stop to pick up in need runners who make it there.
Prohibited Items
For safety reasons, please adhere to the following: no dogs, no
strollers, no bicycles, no in-line skates, no roller blades, no wheeled
vehicles (except registered wheelchairs). Violators may be disqualified
and removed from the course by a Race Official. ALL BAGS AND
PERSONS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH BY ORDER OF THE
OAKLAND CITY POLICE. Please leave all bags at home or in your
vehicle during the expo.
Marathon & Half-Marathon Pace Groups
Our Pace Groups will help you not only achieve your goals, but have
FUN, whether the goal is a personal record, Boston qualifier, or simply
to cross the finish line! Our friends at the Lake Merritt Joggers and
Striders will organize the group and help you reach your goal of
setting a PR on our PR-friendly course. Pacers are experienced
runners, chosen based upon their previous running and/or pacing
performances and know what it takes to hold a steady pace and
give you a great race day experience - dynamic and personable, and
dedicated to making sure you have a great time on the course!
We are excited to be able to offer pacers for both the full marathon
and half-marathon races.
Participation is free to all marathon and half-marathon participants
who sign up at the Kaiser Permanente Health & Fitness Expo booth.
You will be given a pace band to wear on your wrist during the
marathon to help identify you and allow your group to stick together.
We will have Pacers for the following marathon times: 4:00, 4:15, 4:30,
4:45, 5:00. We will have Pacers for the following half-marathon times
1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50
Official Merchandise Souvenir Shop
A variety of merchandise is available at the Expo and on race day in
the Erdinger Celebration Village. Choose from an array of event merchandise to commemorate a great day in Oakland.
Runner’s Gear Check
On Sunday, runners may check their gear at the Gear Check Area
located in Snow Park near 19th and Harrison. Gear check will be
open from 6:30am until 1pm. All bags left after 1pm will be moved to
the headquarters tent. All bags not picked up from headquarters by
2pm will be donted to charity.
You MUST provide your own bag. We ask that those bags be clear
in color. Your race bib will have a bag check receipt for identification.
We will not handle oversized luggage. Your bag will remain at
Runner’s Gear Check Area at all times and will be available when you
finish. Do not check valuables as we cannot be responsible for lost or
stolen articles. You must have your bib to claim your items. Items
not claimed will be donated to charity.
We Run This Town Challenge
Who needs The City when you can run The Town!
Run the 5K at 7:45 am and then run the Half-Marathon
at 9:15 am to earn yourself a special bib and an extra medal. Medals will
be distributed following the completion of the half marathon. Your special
bib will help our volunteers and everyone else identify you as a Town
Challenge participant (and let them know to run the other way... very
quickly!) Participants in the WE RUN THIS TOWN CHALLENGE will
receive one bib that will be worn for both races.
HOW TO REGISTER:
If you have already registered for one of the race distances but did not
register for the Run the Town Challenge, simply register for the other
race and contact us at [email protected] by
March 13 to let us know you are eligible for the Run The Challenge!
Or if slots are still available, you can stop by the Registration booth at
the expo to sign up.
Course Closures & Runner Pace
The course will close at a graduated pace, allowing runners to
complete each mile in approximately 16 minutes. Roads and traffic
patterns will re-open along the race course at this pace. Runners
who do not maintain this pace will be asked to use the Sag vehicle or
move to sidewalks and obey traffic signals. If you choose to stay on
the course, you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK. Support facilities will
not be available after the race route reopens to traffic. The Finish
Area facilities will close promptly at 2pm.
The half-marathon course runs a separate route for approximately
3.5 miles, then runs miles 17-26 of the marathon route. The halfmarathon course will close at the same 16 minute graduated pace.
All races finish on 19th St adjacent to the Snow Park.
Marathon/Relay Topography Map
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the small scale of the topography map, the
hills may appear more dramatic than they actually are.
5K Course Information
The Bank of the West 5K will start and
finish on 19th St. near the interesection
with Harrison St. on Sunday, March 22 promptly at 7:45am.
NOTE: The 5K will be timed using the B-Tag system. You MUST
pick up your B-Tag at the Expo and wear it properly on your race
number. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PICK THESE UP AT SNOW
PARK!
5K Support Amenities
Water and Gatorade will be served on the course and at the finish
line. Bank of the West 5K participants will receive a commemorative
technical shirt at packet pick up during the expo.
Starting the 5K
The race will start promptly at 7:45am on Sunday, March 22. For the
benefit of all racers, runners are asked to allow faster runners to move
toward the front of the pack for the start. Remember, this race is chip
timed so you must wear your B-Tag on your race number.
Headphone Policy for All Races
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this
race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all
participants, the Oakland Running Festival encourages a headphonefree environment during the running of all its race distances.
Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for
this event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race
personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone. If wearing
an iPod or other audio device results in you being unable to hear verbal
instructions or commands, approaching vehicles or course marshals on foot
or on bicycles, you may be asked to relinquish the device.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Those competing in the Oakland Running
Festival for prize money may not use such devices and will not be
eligible for any prize money or trips to Hawaii if such device is worn.
USA Track & Field Rule 144.3, states that the visible possession or
use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the
competition area (which includes iPods, MP3 and other musical
devices) is considered assistance and is therefore prohibited.
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Race Day Medical Information
The Oakland RunFest Medical Team is a dedicated
volunteer group of medical professionals from Kaiser Permanente.
There will be medical stations at the start and at or near the following
mile markers: 4, 6, 11, 17, 20, 25 as well as at the finish. In addition, we will
have a team of EMT’s on bicycles throughout the course.
Medical Staff will have the right to withdraw any runners from the race
at their discretion should they appear in distress or at risk should they
continue running. To help our Medical Team work efficiently, please
fill out the medical history on your race bib with a ball point pen.
Starting Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay
The startline for all adult races is located at 19th Street and Harrison
St. near Snow Park. Once at the startline, please find the signs
denoting runner’s estimated marathon pace per mile (i.e. 6 minute/
mile, 7 minute/mile, etc.).
Start in the designated “Pace Per Mile” area according to the pace you
expect to run the race. This is for your benefit as well as for other
competitors. Remember, your chip time will begin when you cross
the timing mat. Pre-Race water will be available near the start line, in
addition to porta-pot restrooms that will be located in Snow Park.
Dropping Out of the Races
If you need to drop out of the race for any reason, please report to
the nearest medical station or aid station on the course and inform
them that you are retiring from the race. We will have a sag wagon
following the last runner. The sag wagon will take runners to the
nearest exchange point to ride the bus to the finish area. Do not
cross the finish line if you did not complete the entire race. The
timing chip will record an inaccurate finishing time.
On-Course Aid Stations
There are aid stations on the course at or near the
following marathon mile markers: Start, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9.5,11,
12.5, 14, 15.5, 17, 18.5, 20, 21.5, 23, 25 and Finish. Water &
Lemon Lime Gatorade will be available at these locations.
Two Port-a-lets will be located at each water stop.
Gu Energy Gel, snacks & fruit will be available near miles 6, 12.5 & 20.
PLEASE VIEW WEBSITE FOR EXACT LOCATIONS OF THE
WATER STOPS.
Race Start Times
Oakland Marathon & Hawiian AirlinesTeam Relay 7:30am
Bank of the West 5K
7:45am
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Half-Marathon
9:15am
NOTE: Paticipants in the We Run the Town Challege must exit the runner only
compound via the EXIT and return to the startline through the park after the 5K.
Please do not attempt to recross the finish line as this may affect your timing chip.
Race Results
Live preliminary results for marathon, half-marathon, relay and 5k
finishers wil be aviable in the Racemine Results Tent located in the
Erdinger Celebration Vilage near the Official Merchandise tent.
Following the race, official results will be posted on our event website
where you can find searchable individual times for all finishers, as well
as see a video of your finish, be taken to your Marathonfoto pictures
and download a Results for all adult races will also be available by
scanning the QR code on your bib. You can download a QR reader
app onto any smart phone. Following the race, results will be posted on
www.OaklandMarathon.com.
Awards
The Oakland Running Festival features a total cash prize of $3,300
for the full marathon. Both men & women marathon champions
will receive $500. Cash awards are five (5) deep in $100 incriments.
There is a $150 prize purse for the male and female marathon
Master’s Champion. In addition, we will award age group prizes for
men and women. See the website for age group breakdown.
Trophies or plaques will be given to the top three overall finishers in
the half-marathon and 5K. The top three age group finishers in the
half-marathon and 5K will receive a prize as well. Trophies will be
awarded to the overall winning relay teams (male, female, co-ed).
Hawaiian Airlines is offering trips to Hawaii as prizes! Each member of the
winning relay teams (male, female & mixed) will receive a trip, along with the
male and female marathon winner. Relay Teams must consist of 4 runners
and the mixed team must include at least one female to be eligible.
The Awards Ceremony will recognize the Top Overall finishers. (Age
Groups are mailed approximately 3 weeks following the race. We will also
have a local pick up for those that live in the area.)
PLEASE NOTE POLICY ON HEADPHONES DESCRIBED IN THIS
BOOKLET AS IT RELATES TO PRIZE PURSE. Cash or prize winners,
including Hawaiian Airlines trips, may be DQ’d if wearing headphones.
All of-age runners have drink coupons attached
to each bib. (Under age runners will have the tags removed.) These
can be redeemed for complementary alcoholic drink from Erdinger
or Barefoot Wine at the beer stand. The coupons have your bib
number printed directly on them. You must present race number and
matching coupons to receive your your beverages. Some patrons
may also be asked to provide a photo I.D.
Finish Line Runner Refreshments
Courtesy of our great partners at Lucky Supermarkets,
fruit, snacks, Gatorade, water, and other products will be available at the
finish line for runners ONLY. Please be courteous to
the other participants and take only one product from
each station. In order to keep the finish area and the
Celebration Village area clean, please dispose of all your waste in the
garbage and recycling containers provided.
Massage Tent
Innersport Chiropractic will organize the post-race
massages for runners only. The massage tent will be
located next to medical tent in the Runners Only
Compound at Snow Park. Massages are available on a first come-first
serve basis. Massages are FREE, but gratuities are appreciated.
Runner Reunion Zone
The Runner Reunion Zone is a place for friends and family to reunite
with runners following the race. It will be located in Snow Park.
Alphabetical signs will be placed throughout the area to assist in your
reunion. Remember, it may take you a while to leave the Runners
Only Compound and pick up your gear, so please advise your friends
& family to plan accordingly. NO SPECTATORS will be permitted
inside the Runners Only Compund. It is advised that you discuss a
reunion plan with your family and/or friends before the race.
Finish Line Area Map
CELEBRATION VILLAGE
RELAY
SHUTTLE
MEDICAL
RELAY
ENTRANCE
HARRISON ST
MASSAGE
RUNNER FOOD & DRINK
VENDORS
RESTROOMS
20TH ST
19TH ST
All races finish on 19th Street adjacent to Snow Park. Race
participants will cross the finish line and receive their finisher’s medal
and heat sheet. It is important to proceed through this
area as quickly as you can. Refeshments for runners
only will be located in the runners only compund. The
finish line facilities will close promtly at 2PM.
START/FINISH
NONALCOHOLIC
BEER
VIP
OFFICIAL
GEAR
INFO &
Volunteer
19TH ST
Finish Line Area
BAG CHECK
REUNION
ZONE
RESULTS
CHARITY
BLUE
KIDS START
AGES 8-12
244 Lakeside Dr.
RED
KIDS START
AGES 7 & U
19th & Alice St.
Jackson St.
RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE PARK
YOU CAN GET RACE RESULTS, GET
EVENT INFO & VISIT THE OFFICIAL
MERCHANDISE TENT.
MEET YOUR FAMILY &
FRIENDS HERE AFTER
THE RACE
Erdinger Celebration Village
HEAR BANDS SUCH AS CURTIS
LAWSON AND DYNAMIC
TRUTH LIVE WHILE YOU
CEELBRATE YOUR FINISH!
This year, all Celebration Village activities
are part of the Erdinger Non-Alcoholic
Active Tour. Post race, runners can
celebrate their accomplishments in
beautiful Snow Park where we will have live music, food trucks,
vendors, a family reunion area and interactive games for the kids. All
finishers will receive complementary Erdinger Non-Alcholic beverages
as well as two Erdinger beers or Barefoot wine to toast themselves
and their fellow competitors.
Relay Race Numbers & Timing Chip
Relay Team Member Substitutions
Relay Exchange Points
The exchange points are as follows:
Leg Start
Finish
#1 Snow Park
Rockridge BART station
#2 Rockridge BART
Maple St. (580 Overpass)
#3 Maple St.(580 Overpass)
West Oakland BART
#4 West Oakland BART
Snow Park
Distance
6.2 mi.
6.6 mi.
7.0 mi.
6.5 mi.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are running one of the first three relay legs you will
get your race medal upon entering the Runners Only Compound through the
designated Relay entrance. Leg #4 runners will get their medal when crossing the
finish line. Only one medal per runner will be distributed.
Relay Transportation
Bus transportation will be provided for relay participants only who
will be running Legs #2 & #3. Spectators may not ride the buses.
Buses to relay exchange points will leave from Harrison & 20th St.
You must present your race number to board the bus. Buses will
leave promptly according to the following schedule:
Leg/Location
Bus Departs Snow Park
#2/Rockridge BART
7:00am
#3/Maple St. (580 Overpass)
7:30am
Runners of Leg #1 will start at Snow Park & will take BART back to 20th St.
Runners of Leg #2 will take a bus to their start & a bus back to Snow Park.
Runners of Leg #3 will take a bus to their start and BART back to 20th St.
Runners of Leg #4 will take BART to the West Oakland Station & finish at Snow Park.
Relay teams will be given one BART pass at the expo to be used
for leg #4.The finishers of legs #1 & #3 will receive their BART
card from a volunteer when they finish their leg. Signs will clearly
mark all of the exchange areas. Runners may provide their own
transportation to their exchange point. However, be aware that parking
and access at each site and throughout the race route may be limited
due to road closures.
Any changes that need to be made after March 14 must be made at
the Expo on March 21.
RELAY EXCHANGE TIPS:
• Know your teammate’s pace, keep track of the race time so you
know when to expect him/her.
• Wear or carry something easily identifiable by the incoming
runner at the exchange. (like a balloon or a bright shirt)
• Assist your fellow runners by shouting all incoming bib numbers.
CELEBRATION VILLAGE
RELAY
SHUTTLE
MEDICAL
RELAY
ENTRANCE
HARRISON ST
MASSAGE
RUNNER FOOD & DRINK
VENDORS
RESTROOMS
START/FINISH
NONALCOHOLIC
BEER
VIP
OFFICIAL
GEAR
INFO &
Volunteer
BAG CHECK
REUNION
ZONE
RESULTS
CHARITY
BLUE
KIDS START
AGES 8-12
244 Lakeside Dr.
RED
KIDS START
AGES 7 & U
19th & Alice St.
Jackson St.
20TH ST
You can learn more about your timing tag by watching this short video:
from a previous year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skomUPWCA6E
To substitute a team member the Team Captain (person who
created the team) must login to https://register.racepartner.com/
OaklandMarathon/Login/Index using their email address and password.
You will then see the option to drop, add, or invite another team
member.
19TH ST
Each relay team will be issued one (1) D-Tag timing device which will be
attached to a neoprene band. At the exchange point, you are to pass your
D-Tag to your teammate to assure proper scoring. Be sure to hold the
band (not the D-Tag) and pass it no more than 36 inches from the ground
when you cross a timing mat to be properly timed.
We cannot refund registration fees once a relay team has been
registered. However, it is possible to substitute team members as
needed up until March 14 or at the expo.
19TH ST
Relay runners MUST wear a race number on the front and
a relay designation on the backs. These will be provided at
packet pick-up.
Kids’ Fun Run Information
Official Photographers
MarathonFoto will take official
photographs along the course and at the
finish line and produce a whole line of products featuring your photos.
Be sure to keep your race number uncovered and in clear view.
We recommend stopping your watch a few seconds after crossing the
finish line so it may be possible to identify your photograph. Proofs
of your photo with ordering information will be available online a few
days following the race. MarathonFoto will send you a link to your
photo proofs as soon as they become available. We will have a link
from our website to the photos as well.
CELEBRATION VILLAGE
RELAY
SHUTTLE
MEDICAL
RELAY
ENTRANCE
HARRISON ST
MASSAGE
RUNNER FOOD & DRINK
VENDORS
RESTROOMS
START/FINISH
NONALCOHOLIC
BEER
VIP
OFFICIAL
GEAR
INFO &
19TH ST
Volunteer
RESULTS
20TH ST
19TH ST
http://www.marathonfoto.com/Marathon/Oakland-Running-Festival-2015/RaceOID/23942015W1
All Lucky Kids Fun Run participants will pick up their race
materials at the EXPO on Saturday. All participating kids will be
provided with their race bib & shirt. There will be two separate age
groups running different distances in the Kid’s Fun Run.
Age
Color Code
Start Time
8-12
Blue
9:20am
7 & Under
Red
9:30am
The color code for each age group will coordinate with the race number.
Starting the Fun Run
Prior to the race, all participants will meet in the
Lucky Kids Fun Zone. in Snow Park. We will walk as
a group to the startline.
All kids will go to the BLUE startline first. After
sending the BLUE group, we will walk as a group to the RED startline.
IMPORTANT: Each bib has a parent tear tag with the child’s bib
number printed on it. IT IS IMPORTANT that parents tear this off tag
and hold it to help us identify your child at the finish line. We ask that
parents assist their children in getting from Snow Park to start the
race. Parents are encouraged to run the course with their child. All
races will start promptly at the time indicated.
Fun Run Finish Area
BAG CHECK
REUNION
ZONE
CHARITY
BLUE
KIDS START
AGES 8-12
244 Lakeside Dr.
RED
KIDS START
AGES 7 & U
19th & Alice St.
Jackson St.
Kids Fun Zone - Snow Park
Kids of all ages will enjoy the free activities at the
Lucky Fun Zone. As part of the Celebration Village,
the Fun Zone will have interactive games and
activities for kids of all ages.
Upon completion of the race, Fun Run participants are corralled in
a holding area inside Snow Park at the Runner’s Exit. CHILDREN
WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THIS AREA UNTIL THEIR
ACCOMPANYING ADULT ARRIVES AND PRESENTS THE TEAR
AWAY SECTION WITH THEIR CHILD’S NUMBER.
After pick up, parents can escort them directly to the Kids Zone to
receive their finisher’s medal. In addition, water, Gatorade & snacks
will be available in the Fun Zone.
PLEASE REFER TO THE MAP ON THE PREVIOUS PAGE
FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE START LINES AND THE
RUNNERS EXIT WHERE YOU ARE TO PICK UP YOUR
CHILD FOLLOWING THE RACE.
Race Day Weather Information
In Oakland, the average temperature in March at the start time is
50 degrees and the average temperature at 2pm is 62 degrees.
Races are held rain or shine. Get the lastest updates on race day
wearther with any one of our amazing media partners.
Tips for Spectators
We encourage all runners to invite their family and friends to join
them at the event. We will have plenty of activities to entertain even
the non-runners while they wait for you to finsih the race. Here are
some tips for a good fan: 1) Wear Comfortable Shoes. There are
several excellent viewing points but you may walk further than some
runners! 2) Come up with a few things to shout at the runners as
they pass. “You’re almost there” should not be one of them unless
you are within the final .2 mile stretch! 3) Make lots of noisecowbells are great, but pots & pans work too!
Community Sports Partner
Running for a Better Oakland (RBO) is a non-profit organization that
encourages 5th – 12th grade Oakland students to develop healthy
lifestyles through running. By building confidence, setting goals,
providing training and encouragement, RBO will give students the
values for achievement and hard work that they can draw on for all
areas of their lives. More than 100 RBO athletes will be competing in
this year’s event. Be sure to cheer their accomplishments should you
see them on the course on race day.
Finish Line Celebration Village
Part of the excitement surrounding the Oakland
Running Festival is that it is much more than just a road race. We will
have activities in the Erdinger Celebration Village for people young and
old, and for runners and non-runners alike.
The Celebration Village will have activities throughout the day:
√ Live music
√ Awards on the Main Stage
√ Interactive Games
√ Activities for kids
√ Souvenir Shop
√ Food & Drink Vendors (8am-2pm)
√ Expo Booths
All finish line activities close at 2pm.
PLEASE VISIT THESE RUNNER FRIENDLY RESTUARNTS DURING RACE WEEKEND!
OFFICIAL RESTAURANT PARTNERS
TERRACE ROOM
Oakland’s premier lake front restaurant, set in
a 1920s art deco supper club with panoramic
view of Lake Merritt. Our philosophy is “Local First.” We make every effort
to use local organic farms for all our produce and dairy. Our beef is from
the north coast and our seafood is always from sustainable sources.
Located at 1800 Madison St. in Oakland
Phone: 510.903.3771 Website: http://www.theterraceroom.com/
PLANK
Oakland’s 50,000 square foot entertainment
hotspot featuring a 125 seat restaurant, 18
bowling lanes, an interactive arcade, billiards
tables, 3 full bars, and an outdoor beer garden
equipped with 3 bocce ball courts, 40 plus beers on tap, and communal
seating great for any group of any size. As a spacious venue, we serve not
only as an entertainment and dining destination but also as a location for
corporate business events and private parties.
Located at 98 Broadway in Oakland
phone: 510.817.0980 Website: http://plankoakland.com/
THE PACIFIC COAST BREWING COMPANY
located in a beautifully restored building less than
a block from the Oakland Marriott City Center.
Pacific Coast Brewing offers Lunch and Dinner
menus with twenty four beers on tap, including some of their own.
Located at 906 Washington St. in Oakland
Phone: 510/ 836-2739 Website: http://www.pacificcoastbrewing.com/
KINCAIDS RESTAURANT
Kincaids is a classic American grill serving
quality steaks, and fresh and innovative seafood
since 1986. Enjoy lunch, dinner or perhaps a
special occation in their warm and inviting dining room.
Located at 1 Franklin St in Oakland’s Jack London Square
Phone: 510/ 835-8600
Website: www.kincaids.com
LUNGOMARE
Lungomare offers a mix of seafood,
house-L\cured meats, rustic pizza and
fresh pasta, with dishes locally sourced
whenever possible. Lungomare has plenty
of outdoor seating, with heat lamps, wind screens and trellises to make it
a comfortable place to sit year-round. Plus a raw bar, a regular bar, and a
cafe to make it an all-day destination, whether you’re grabbing coffee on
the way to work, or dinner on a Saturday night.
Located at One Broadway in Jack London Square
Phone: 510-444-7171 Website: www.lungomareoakland.com
Directions to Start/Finish at Snow Park for Runners
From the East Bay
Take 24 South towards Oakland, merge onto 1-980 East. Take the
14th Street exit. Turn left onto 14th Street. Turn left at Harrison
Street.
OR
Take I-680 South to I-580 West exit toward Downtown Oakland.
Merge onto I-580 West. Take Harrison Street Exit. Make a left on
Harrison and follow to 20th street.
From the North Bay:
Take 101 South towards San Francisco, merge onto I-580 East exit
towards Oakland/Richmond Bridge. Continue on I-80 West/I-580 East.
Continue on I-580 East towards Alameda/Downtown Oakland/Hayward/San Jose/Stockton. Take I-580 East exit toward Downtown Oakland/Hayward/Stockton. Merge onto I-580 East. Take Harrison Street
Exit. Make a right on Harrison and follow to 20th street.
From the South Bay:
Take 101 North towards San Jose. Merge onto 101 North. Take I-880
North exit towards Oakland. Merge onto I-880 North. Continue on
I-980 East. Take the Broadway Exit and make a right. Take a right onto
11th Street. Take a left onto Harrison.
From San Francisco:
Take I-80 East toward the Bay Bridge. Take I-580 East/Downtown
Oakland (CA-24) exit towards Hayward/Stockton. Merge onto I-580
East. Take Harrison Street Exit. Make a right on Harrison and follow
to 20th street.
NOTE: Once race prep starts at 7am, many city streets are closed.
Please refer to THE DETOUR MAP if you plan to arrive after 7am.
www.oaklandmarathon.com/detours-schedule
THERE ARE NUMEROUS PARKING LOTS AROUND SNOW
PARK (SEE DETAILS EARLIER IN THIS BOOKLET.)
BART BEGINS SERVICE AT 8AM ON SUNDAY AND THE
19 STREET STATION IS JUST 3 BLOCKS FROM SNOW PARK.
PLEASE CONSIDER USING BART IF IT IS AN OPTION FOR YOU.
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