20th Annual New Balance Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5k

Feb 11, 2018

FEBRUARY 19, 2017

For information on the New Balance Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5k, please go to palmdeserthalfmarathon.com.

  • INFO / REGISTER
  • HOTELS
  • DIRECTIONS
  • COURSE MAP

For registration information and to register for the New Balance Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5k, please go to palmdeserthalfmarathon.com.

Click here for paper registration form. 



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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