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Alameda Running Festival

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Alameda Running Festival

Where: Jean Sweeney Open Space Park to the Alameda Naval Base

When: Sunday, September 15, between 7 AM and 12 PM (Saturday, September 14, 2018: Packet Pickup and Expo)

What: Remember how you promised to get in shape in January? It's not too late! Get to know other runners, enjoy beautiful Alameda, and support wellness initiatives with the Alameda Running Festival.


     Sometimes, we all need a little bit of extra motivation, and the Alameda Running Festival is the perfect event for us to become our best selves. Set in the fall, there is still plenty of time to get ready. There will also be a ton of options for all levels of fitness, from family runs to full marathons, each race similar in that you will get to enjoy gorgeous views from the largest island in the Bay Area.


     You can buy tickets to all races here. Since prices go up every few weeks, it is best to buy tickets early, and if you refer two friends, the festival will refund you $5. Included with a ticket purchase are a T-shirt, beer from Faction Brewing and Drakes, a custom bib, and more!


     While all running will take place on Sunday, the festival is a two-day-long event. On Saturday, September 14th, participants are encouraged to attend the Wellness Expo, which will highlight wellness initiatives in the city. Get to know local schools, businesses, and charities while participating in fundraising efforts. This event will take place at the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park and is also where you can pick up your welcome packet.


Image from Alameda Running Festival


     Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels and the Alameda Education Foundation, organizations that both improve the welfare of all ages on the island. Sponsors for the event include the Bank of Marin, Alameda Health System, Penumbra Inc., and others. If you can't make it, but would like to support the causes, donations are accepted.


     Volunteers are also welcome! For more information on that, and on the run in general, check out this linkIf you have any questions, feel free to contact the race director at


     We look forward to seeing you there, and, as always, would love to welcome you to our hotel for this event. We love Alameda, and are sure you will as well!

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