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!!!!!
The overall feel of the race is great, there is so much support from the local running community and the excitement for the race is contagious.
Nate MooreFleet Feet Sports, Fresno
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!
Modesto Marathon had a great small town community feeling as you ran through the country roads. It was a flat course which many people love. The weather was perfect. The roads were wide and not crowded. The aid stations had great people and everyone was very friendly. They were placed a great distance apart and there was plenty of them. It was very well organized and all the volunteers were great.
Michele Van OrnumMarathon
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
Such a Fun Race!! Well organized, and the course was so pretty , and peaceful , running among the Orchards:)) I plan on (Lord Willing) running it in 2019❤
Sarah HeadingsHalf Marathon
I liked it so much last year that I came back again. It’s a full-on marathon with a small-town feel, and the community is so friendly.
Jessica SeborEditor-in-Chief, Women's Running
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
From the amazing volunteers to the wonderful guy riding with a speaker (seriously, he was my lifesaver), I love this race.
The course is beautiful and pretty flat. There’s plenty of food and hydration stations and of course lots of volunteers to cheer the runners!
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
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.