I enjoyed this early spring race tremendously. Its got a casual small-race feel, the volunteers were helpful, there were plenty of porta potties at the start, and then they sent us out on a flat course through blossoming almond trees- very nice! I like the way the 13.1 course went out through neighborhoods but came back into town straight to the finish.
David AndersonHalf Marathon
Thank you so much for a great run. The course was clean and easy to run not to mention beautiful! This is my fourth year doing the 5k but won’t be my last.
Cindee D Ellenbarger 5K
The pacer was awesome and very encouraging to all that would run near him. He made it easier for me to finish! All the volunteers throughout the course were great! Thank you!
The spectators are supportive and the aid stations are awesome. I love that we can walk to the start line from our hotel. The expo is amazing with great vendors. And of course you can’t go wrong with beer and wine at the finish.
Margaret ErvinHalf Marathon
Another excellent and well organized event! Communication via e-mail easily kept participants up to date without being too cumbersome; Expo was well organized with a variety of vendors. Bib and packet pick-up also well organized. Thank you again and looking forward to 2019’s event!
Denise Miyake GarciaHalf Marathon
My favorite marathon of the 36 I’ve run so far. I’ve run Modesto 5 times now, and each year, there’s been excellent race management from the top-down. Easy packet pick-up, no surprises. Good race start and on-course support access. Well-designed course, flat, made for predictable splits and fast finishing times. Aid stations placed exactly where you’d want them. Happy, enthusiastic, encouraging volunteers. Great swag for the entry fee. This race really makes Modesto shine, and we love coming over from San Jose every March. Our young son has been running the 5k the last 2 years as well (and race management has even gone to the effort of USATF-certifying the 5k). A moderately-sized marathon field, but much more attention to detail and racer experience than with the big guys.
I was so impressed with the Modesto Marathon!! This was the 17th marathon for me personally and found Modesto to hit all the stars – great course, supportive spectators, and great support on the course. One of the best – shirts for people who BQ’d for Boston!!!! Modesto, you ROCKED IT!!!!!
From the amazing volunteers to the wonderful guy riding with a speaker (seriously, he was my lifesaver), I love this race.
Always well organized with nice swag and beautiful and creative medals each year. Love that it’s a flat course, easy to follow, and the supportive crowds cheering! Good job Modesto!
2018 was my 4th year running this Marathon. Great course, great volunteers, aid stations, jacket, medals and swag.
I have been to several of these races, and the Modesto Half Marathon is definitely my favorite by far. The course is fast, fast enough that I ran my 3-minute PR here. It must have also been the energetic atmosphere; everyone, including the runners, was very encouraging!
Shellin ChuongHalf Marathon
Had a great experience. Love the start time at 7am. Coarse well marked and all the volunteers were fabulous. Looking forward to next year’s half. Awesome swag!!