Walkers' Half Marathon - 7:15AM • Runner's Half Marathon - 7:45AM • 5K - 8:00AM • Kids' Otter Dash 9AM
The American River Parkway Half Marathon returns for its 12th anniversary and continues its distinction as the only half marathon in the world for both runners and walkers! Not just one course for both disciplines mind you. We're talkin' two separate, fully supported, USATF certified courses - one just for runners and one just for walkers!
The Parkway Half Marathon also continues with the commitment to donate all proceeds to benefit the American River Parkway. To date, the race has donated over $310,000. As the first race to target proceeds specifically to benefit the Parkway, we are pleased that other races and organizations have followed our lead as we continue our tradition of race proceeds benefiting the Parkway! And, of course, these donations are made possible by the tremendous support by each of you year after year!
For the twelfth edition, the Parkway Half Marathon will feature bands along the courses, ice-cold water and Gatorade at each of the eight aid stations on each course (most of any half marathon), a full-color tech-fiber commemorative race jersey, a bling-worthy full-color 5-inch two-sided spinner medal for every half marathon finisher. Due to popular demand, we are also continuing with the option to personalize your medal. And after receiving your medal, you and all the finishers will enjoy a great lunch featuring a meat or vegan wrap, fruit, cookie and beverage, and tons of fun things for the kids and family to do while waiting for their loved one to finish!
The Kids' 1K Otter Dash for the young and young and heart! After the race, kids can take a picture with the Parkway Otter mascot!
All in all, a great day for the entire family, training group, race team and best friends forever!
Virtual Parkway Half
Can't make the 12th Annual Parkway Half in person on April 28, 2018, and don't want to miss out on the bling-worthy medal? No problem, just sign up for the virtual Parkway Half and run 13.1 miles on your own or at another half marathon race (or further) between April 22, 2018 and June 4, 2018, and we'll send you a fabulous Parkway Half Finisher's Medal and Full-color race jersey.
Local time: 4:00 AM