What Runners Are Saying
Modesto Marathon, Half, 10K & 5K
2018 was my 4th year running this Marathon. Great course, great volunteers, aid stations, jacket, medals and swag.
Stacy Mullen Marathon
I have run the Modesto Half Marathon many times and I have always had a good experience. Everything about the event is well organized and professional, but very personal and friendly. The course is flat and fast, well marked, and well separated from traffic. Overall a very friendly, low-stress event that I highly recommend.
Anne Myers Kelley Half Marathon
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 Ornum Marathon
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!
Belinda Brambila Marathon
Organizers did a fabulous job. Registration through finding start line was simple. Everyone was pleasant. Had a great time. Hope to fulfill my bucket list of running a Marathon at a future Modesto event. Thank you.
Jay Hahn 5k
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!!!!!
Cheryl Spano Marathon
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 Ervin Half 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 Garcia Half Marathon
This was my 4th Modesto in a row and I love it for: accurate mile markers, easy race-day bib pick-up, cheerful volunteers, positive crowds, course flatness, chocolate milk & good food at the finish, and “tasty” drink options in the beer garden
Don Wang 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 Headings Half 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.
Brian Kraje Marathon