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Judgment Day Half Marathon

Saturday October 10th, 2020

Bakersfield, CA

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ARE YOU READY TO RACE LIVE IN 2021?! OF COURSE, WE ARE OFFERING OUR VIRTUAL RACE TOO!!


 


WE ARE NOW RUNNING JUDGMENT DAY IN THE SPRING!


 


JUDGMENT DAY HALF MARATHON IS THE 1ST RACE IN THE RUN THE VALLEY HALF MARATHON SERIES (RTV)


YOU WILL WANT TO RUN'EM ALL......BUT, YOU CAN JUST RUN ONE.


ALL OUR RTV RACES ARE AWESOME & FUN, AND YOU'LL WANT TO EXPERIENCE ALL 3 AND EARN YOUR EPIC SERIES MEDAL.


 


RUN THE VALLEY HALF MARATHON SERIES:



  • MAY 23RD - JUDGMENT DAY HALF MARATHON (Bakersfield) - Register NOW!

  • AUGUST 7TH - HELL OF A HALF MARATHON (Exeter) - Register NOW!


  • OCTOBER 10TH - HEAVENLY HALF MARATHON (Auberry) - Registration Opening Soon!


 


RUNNER OF THE YEAR ~ MIXED (FASTEST) TEAM CHAMPION ~ LARGEST PARTICIPATING TEAM AWARD:  INFORMATION IN OUR MENU BAR.


 


RACE INFORMATION: JUDGMENT DAY HALF MARATHON WILL START & FINISH INSIDE THE HISTORIC SAM LYNN BALLPARK. 


 


COURSE DESCRIPTION: 


THIS (NEW) VERY SCENIC COURSE WILL START & FINISH AT THE HISTORIC SAM LYNN BALLPARK. YOU WILL RUN OUT THE BACK GATE TO THE PAVED KERN RIVER TRAIL (EAST) INTO THE PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE (DIRT TRAILS) FOR A 3.5 MILE LOOP, AND THEN BACK ONTO THE KERN RIVER TRAIL TO CHINA GRADE ROAD.  RUNNERS WILL TURN RIGHT ONTO THE ALFRED HARRELL HWY/CHINA GRADE LOOP (CLOSED ROAD) - YES THAT'S A CHALLENGING 1 MILE CLIMB UP TO THE PANORAMA BLUFFS, BUT EVERYONE LOVES IT, AND JUDGMENT DAY WOULDN'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT IT! ONCE AT THE TOP, YOU WILL CONTINUE THROUGH PANORAMA PARK ALONG THE BLUFFS WITH AWESOME VISTA VIEWS, BEFORE SWEEPING BACK DOWN TO THE PAVED RUNNING TRAIL ALONG THE KERN RIVER, AND FINISHING BACK INSIDE THE BALLPARK. 


THIS COURSE HAS EVERYTHING - START/FINISH ON GRASS, PAVED TRAILS, DIRT TRAILS, PAVED (CLOSED) ROADS, AN UPHILL, A DOWNHILL, AND LOTS OF FUN!!   


Aid Stations at Miles: 1.3, 3.6, 7.1, 7.7, 10, and 11.7.


Porta Potties at Miles: 3.6, 5, 7.1, and 10.


 


WHAT MAKES THIS RACE STAND OUT BESIDES IT'S SCENIC ROUTE?



  • Plenty of Aid Stations, and they are fun and go all out!! We do encourage you to carry your own hydration, if you choose

  • FREE Hot Breakfast, Made Fresh

  • FREE la Rosa's Famous Fruit Bars 

  • FREE Race Photos

  • FREE Race Joy App

  • Hydration and Gatorade On The Course & Post Race

  • Early Registration Give-Away - Goodr Sunglasses (Must Be Registered by April 2)

  • Top Age Group Awards (Autographed McFarland, USA DVD)

  • Overall Male & Female Awards

  • Women's Race Tech Tank Top 

  • Men's Race Tech Short-Sleeve Shirt

  • Race Gator/Head Buff 

  • Awesome Finisher's Medals

  • Run The Valley - Runner of the Year Race (1st of 3)

  • Run The Valley - Mixed (Fastest) Team Champion Race (1st of 3)

  • Run The Valley - Largest Participating Team Race (1st of 3)


RACE DAY REQUIREMENTS: COVID RACE MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS TO BE DETERMINED, KEEPING YOU SAFE.

Race Distances

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Start Location

4009 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA

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