The Bakersfield Track Club Half Marathon and 5K events
January 25, 2014  Starts at 8:00 am

photo by Andy Noise

Registration Options;
Print a registration form

Online Registration at UltraSignup

You may register in person on Friday January 24 between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Action Sports in Bakersfield

You may register in person on Saturday January 25 between 6:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. at Yokuts Park in Bakersfield

 

The Course
The Half is an out and back course running West from Yokut's Park in Bakersfield, CA on the bike path along the Kern River.  A fast course with no hills to speak of, you will enjoy running along the Kern River Parkway, which has been landscaped in such a way to preserve a riparian zone that is natural for this area.  Click here to view a course map for January's Half Marathon.
5K Course heads in the opposite direction from the half marathon.  The 5K is always a competitive event which draws both serious 5K competitors and people who want something to do while waiting to cheer for a friend or family member as they finish their longer race.
Water will be on the course about every 3.5 miles. (at the turn around for the 5K)
Weather. We have had sunshine, light fog, rain, and once even snow for this event.  Expect a chilly start, but come prepared for an event that warms up a bit before you finish.  The average Hi/Lo for this day is 58/40 F, the records are 78/25 F.   Click here to check the ten day weather forecast

Packet Pickup
You may pick up your packet on Friday January 25 at Action Sports in Bakersfield between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

You may also pick up your packet on Saturday morning before the race starts between 6:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. at Yokuts Park in Bakersfield

Getting Here (Directions)
To get to the race site
from HWY 99 in Bakersfield, exit at California Avenue.  Turn right (east) on California Ave. for about 200 yards, then turn left (north) on Oak Street.  Once over the rail road tracks, turn left (west) again onto Truxtun Ave.  The first light you will come to is Empire Dr. -- turn right.  Parking is available behind the office buildings.  If you are coming into Bakersfield on HWY 58, turn north onto HWY 99 and then follow the directions above.  Check Google maps for more specific directions.

Action Sports is at 9500 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, CA 93312

Contact Information
If you have any questions, or want more information please contact Lauri Taylor at taylor0656@sbcglobal.net  (661) 665-9278 or (661) 301-0836.

Stuff for You
Awards will go 3 deep in 5 year age groups for both the 5K and half marathon at each event.  The half marathon finishers get a finisher's medal.  Quality long sleeve shirt. 

Results
Race results will be posted the same day of the event here on this website.  Check out results for some of our past events.  In the years 2007 - 2010, if you ran the February, half marathon, and the half marathon on November of the same calendar year, your two times will be combined for the "2 Halves Make a Whole" marathon. 

January 26, 2013 - Half Marathon - Half Marathon Walk - 5k
January 28, 2012 - Half Marathon, and by Age Group     Half Marathon Walk,     5K, and by Age Group
February 19, 2011 - Half Marathon,      Half Marathon Walk, and     5K
November 13, 2010 - Half Marathon,    5K, and Combined Marathon
February 23, 2010 - Half Marathon, and by Age Group    5K, and by Age Group
November 14, 2009 - Half Marathon ,    5K                              2009 Combined Marathon
February 21, 2009 - Half Marathon, and by Age Group    5K, and by Age Group
November 15, 2008 - Half Marathon, and by Age Group   5K, and 2008 Combined Marathon
February 23, 2008 - Half Marathon, and by Age Group    5K, and by Age Group
November 17, 2007 - Half Marathon          5K                          2007 Combined Marathon
January 27, 2007 - Half Marathon, and by Age Group    5K, and by Age Group
January 26, 2006 - Half Marathon, and by Age Group    5K, and by Age Group
January 29, 2005 - Half Marathon, and by Age Group    5K, and by 5K Age Group
January 31, 2004 -       5K             Half Marathon
January 25, 2003 -       5K            Half Marathon
January 26, 2002 -       5K            Half Marathon