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
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
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
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!
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
This is always a great run. the best parts are the people at the aid stations and the free photos. The course is solid.
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!
It’s a great event. I always bring friends to it. This year’s swag was amazing.
Andrea CaseHalf 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
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!!
Krissy VickermanHalf Marathon
I loved that there was cheering for every single person who ran/walked to the finish line! Having music close to the finish line and other runners cheering/running others in was very encouraging to finish the race. The team that put this event on is just incredible!!! A very BIG thank you!