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1) Age Requirements:

Marathon: At least 16 years old

Half-Marathon: At least 14 years old

Team Relay: At least 14 years old

5K: No age restrictions

Kids Fun Run: 12 and under

2) Waiver must be signed – waiver at bottom of registration form (if participant is under 18 years old, parent or guardian must sign the release).

3) Entry fees are non-refundable (sorry, no exceptions)

4) No-shows will NOT be sent t-shirts

5) For your safety, the following are NOT permitted on the course: strollers, skates, hand-held radio/tape/CD players, pets

6) Race numbers and chips required for all races (no chips for Kids Fun Run)

7) The decisions of race director, Gene Brtalik, are final in all matters

8) Marathon participants ONLY: you must be able to complete the course in seven (7) hours

9) Half-Marathon participants ONLY: you must be able to complete the course in five (5) hours

10) There is NO race day registration

11) You may defer your entry until next year’s race with a valid medical explanation; HOWEVER you will be charged a $25 processing fee.




October 1


December 1

January 1 to

March 15

At the Expo




4-Person Relay Team




Half Marathon




5K Race




Fun Run






Register by Mail or Fax




 To register by mail or fax, please fill out this form 

Mail to:

The Oakland Running Festival
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Fax Number: 410-605-9389

Mailed or faxed entries must be received by March 1. Electronic forms of the runner information handbook will be available online.


Register in Person

 To register in person, visit the Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, March 21 from 9 am to 5 pm.  There will be a $25surcharge added to your entry fee if you wait until the expo to register.  Some races may also reach their capacity prior to the expo.


Race Waiver Form

If you are picking up a race packet for a friend, the below waiver appears on ALL race entry forms and MUST be signed by ALL participants to enter ANY race. (If you registered on-line, you automatically signed the waiver). If you are unsure that your party has signed this form, please print it out and have it signed.


I, ____________________________ (name of the participant) know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am physically fit, medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I hereby certify I am in good health, and I have trained to run the distance of the race that I am entering. I assume all risks associated with running this event, all risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry into this running event, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Corrigan Sports Enterprises, the Finished Product, Maryland Stadium Authority, their offices, directors, agents, volunteers and employees, the City of Oakland, Mayor and City Council, Department of Public Works, Recreation and Parks, Jack London Square Ventures LLC, the Port of Oakland, all sponsors, their representatives and successors, from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings, videos or any other recording of this event for legitimate purpose. I understand that bicycles, skate boards, baby joggers, roller skates or inline skates, animals and music devices of any type are not allowed in this event and I will abide by this rule.

Signature of the Participant: ________________________________

(Parent/Guardian signature required if participant is less than 18 years old)

Need to make a change to your registration? You can edits by filling out the request form here. Once your change has been made we will notify you.


If your training is going better than expected and you would like to run a longer distance than you originally registered for you may upgrade to a different race by paying the price difference. To take advantage of this offer, please manage your race here. WE CANNOT ADD RUNNERS TO AN EVENT ONCE ITS CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED.


If you cannot complete the distance you registered for but would still like to participate in the Oakland Running Festival, you may downgrade to a lesser distance. You will not be given a refund for the difference in entry fee. To do so, please manage your race here.  We encourage you to make this decision early as possible as WE CANNOT ADD RUNNERS TO AN EVENT ONCE ITS CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED.


If you become injured and cannot participate in the Oakland Running Festival in any capacity in 2015, you may defer your race entry until 2016. There is a $25 processing fee to do so. ALL DEFERMENT REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED WITH PAYMENT BY March 14th.  You will automatically be entered into next year's race.

Cancelation Policy

The Oakland Running Festival does not allow for refunds or transfers of entry fee.

We all know that injuries often arise during training after we have registered for a race. The Oakland Running Festival has different options should this happen to you. We ask that you make your decision as early as you can to avoid issues and possible loss of fees.

The Oakland Running Festival does not allow for refunds or transfers of entry fee.