19th Annual New Balance Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5k

Feb 19, 2017

The New Balance Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5k returns on February 19, 2017! Details and registration COMING SOON!

  • INFO / REGISTER
  • HOTELS
  • DIRECTIONS
  • COURSE MAP
Registration info coming soon!
For information on accommodations in Palm Desert, click HERE to go to the City of Palm Desert's tourism site. Once there, hover over "Visiting Palm Desert" with your cursor and click "Hotels and Accommodations."

Directions to Civic Center Park:

From the west: take Interstate 10 East to Monterey Ave. exit, turn right, drive approximately 5.5 miles, turn left on Fred Waring, turn left into Civic Center (first left after San Pablo).

From the east: take Fred Waring west, turn right into Civic Center (first right after San Pascual). 

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Half Marathon Course - Click HERE to view course map

The 13.1 mile course starts in Civic Center Park. After leaving the parking lot, turn north on San Pablo Ave. Turn west on Magnesia Falls Drive, then north on Monterey Ave. Continue on Monterey, then turn east on Gerald Ford, north on Gateway, and east on Dick Kelly. Turn south-west on Dinah Shore, then continue onto Portola Road. Turn west on Magnesia Falls and u-turn at Monterey to follow Magnesia Falls east. Turn south on San Pablo, and turn at the turnaround north of Fred Waring. Follow San Pablo north, then turn east on Magnesia Falls. Turn south into the Aquatic Center parking lot, and immediately turn west onto the sidewalk. Follow the sidewalk south into the park and finish in the amphitheater.

The course map, while a very close approximation of the final course, will be adjusted slightly to guarantee a USATF certified half marathon course, and is subject to change.

5k Course - Click HERE to view course map

The 5k course starts in Civic Center Park. After leaving the parking lot, turn north on San Pablo Ave. Turn west on Magnesia Falls Drive, then turn around at Monterey Ave. Continue east on Magnesia Falls, then turn south on San Pablo. Turn east on Magnesia Falls, turn south into the Aquatic Center parking lot, and immediately turn west onto the sidewalk. Follow the sidewalk south into the park and finish in the amphitheater.

The course map, while a very close approximation of the final course, will be adjusted slightly to guarantee a USATF certified 5k course, and is subject to change.

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