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

Feb 19, 2017

Run the Coachella Valley this President's Day Weekend! The New Balance Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5k returns on February 19, 2017! We're bringing back our beautiful course and fun post-race festival. 

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  • HOTELS
  • DIRECTIONS
  • COURSE MAP

Registration Now Open!

Your entry fee includes a race t-shirt, finisher medal, post-race food, awards for the top three in each category, chip timing, and more.

Half Marathon:

Before September 16, 2017 - $65.00 

Relay

Before September 16, 2017 - $85.00 

The 1/2 marathon will continue to allow both 2 and 3 person teams. For 2 person teams, the first runner or walker will go a distance of approximately 6.2 miles, and the second runner/walker will go approximately 6.9 miles. For 3 person teams, the first runner/walker will go approximately 6.2 miles, the second will go approximately 3.8 miles, and the third will go approximately 3.1 miles.

Sweethearts Relay

Before September 16, 2016 - $85.00  

We're back in mid-February, so we're bringing back the Sweethearts Relay in honor of Valentine's Day. Categories for this relay include: Husband/Wife, Boyfriend/Girlfriend, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Same Sex Male, and Same Sex Female.

5k

Before September 16, 2016 - $35.00

1k Kids Run

Before September 16, 2016 - $14.00

This year, we're adding a 1k kids run for youngsters 4-13. 

We're excited to announce the Marriott Desert Springs Resort as one of our official hotels. Click HERE to go to the resort's special reservation site and reserve your room at an exclusive rate for New Balance Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5k participants. You can also call 877-622-3140 to make your reservations.

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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