Livermore Half Marathon – 3.26.2016

2016 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Secure your spot for 2016 – Register Today!

Secure your spot for the 2016 Livermore Half Marathon and enjoy a well deserved glass of wine from one of the 13 wineries at the Finish Line.
Once you cross the finish line, you’ll refuel as well as be awarded your well deserved finisher’s medal and commemorative wine glass.

Cheers to 13.1!

NEW IN 2016: Announcing: New 24 Hour Fitness 5K event

We're excited to partner with 24 Hour Fitness to introduce a new 5K course to our Livermore Half Marathon event on March 26, 2016.
Invite friends and family to experience this fun 24Life™ 5K event.

Preferred registration is now open.

Friday, March 25th, 2016
Expo & Packet Pickup:Plaza and on First St in front of the Bankhead Theater located at 2400 First St, Livermore, CA 94551 (details)
Times: 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 26th, 2016
Start & Finish Location: First Street & S. Livermore Ave
Half Marathon Start: 8:00am
5k Start: 8:30am
Wine & Music Festival: 9:00am

Registration Pricing Schedule
Current Price $104 starting February 1, 2016 and until spots at current tier price sell out.
Preferred pricing will not last long. Secure your spot now to ensure you lock in the best price available for this amazing event!

Race day packet pickup is available ONLY with a Packet Pickup Upgrade available through Iamthlete.
Race Day Packet Pickup will be hosted at the black Golden State Half Series tent starting at 6:00am on race morning.

Race Rules

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  • If you attempt to sell your event number, you may not be able to participant in future events.
  • You must be at least 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon. If accompanied by a parent or guardian, any age can participate in the Family funK.
  • You must be in good health.
  • There is no event day packet pickup.
  • Event packets (timing chip, shirt, number) must be picked up RunLiv Expo on Friday.
  • You must show photo ID/Confirmation to receive a event number and timing chip.
  • We allow a friend or family member to pickup up packets with a copy of ID/Confirmation.
  • Event numbers are required to participate and access the course.
  • No bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course.

Course Time Limits

To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, the course time limits will be strictly enforced. Participants must maintain a pace of 14:00 min / per mile to finish the 13.1 miles in under 3 hours. Our goal is for you all to make your way as safely as possible from start to finish in under three hours. We will have a time check set up at mile 4. If you are maintaining a pace equivalent to a 3 hour half marathon you will continue running the route and proceed toward mile 5. If you are averaging greater than a projected three hour pace, at mile 4, you will be diverted to mile 8 (on foot, via a short cut across the course) and will continue on course from there to the Wine and Music Festival at the Finish. Final results will be adjusted accordingly. Sag will be provided for runners unable to continue under their own power and marshals will roam the course to ensure the safety and well being of all runners.

Medical Information

Our Medical Team is a dedicated group of multidisciplinary medical professionals, available to help assess your race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary. Numerous medical stations will be located at the Finish as well as at the start and along the course.

Gear Check

Gear check will be available near the start line for your pre-race/post-race clothing. While you run, it’ll be held securely while you experience a grand tour of Livermore. When you finish, simply return to the same location to claim your belongings.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

Runner Zone

Once you cross the finish line, you’ll enter a secure participant only area. In the Runner Zone, you’ll rehydrate, refuel as well a be awarded your well deserved finisher’s medal and commemorative wine glass. Be sure to grab all your goodies, because once you exit this area, you can’t re-enter. Besides, there’s a party going on and its time to celebrate.


2016 Official course will be announced soon. Click to download the 2015 Livermore Half Marathon Course Map PDF (subject to change)

Course Map

Click to view the 2015 Interactive Course Map (subject to change)

Interactive Map

Event Notice Flyer for Traffic Detour and USPS Patrons

Download the PDF here.

On-Course Hydration

There’s no need to be thirsty thanks to Culligan Water, which will be available at each aid station on course as well as at the finish line.

On-Course Celebration

Mile 11 is the Blackhawk Network Celebration Station. Fist pump to a DJ and get fired up for the home stretch.


You’ve crossed the finish line on First Street in the heart of Downtown Livermore and met with local volunteers placing a finisher’s medal around your neck. As you are catching your breath, you’re awarded with a commemorative wine glass and escorted to celebrate your accomplishment.

To celebrate the completion of 13.1 miles, we are bringing in 13 of the finest local wineries for tasting. We didn’t forget about the .1 either... you’ll know what we mean when you get here. Stay Tuned for the List of Wineries who will help you celebrate at the Finish Line!



  • Gorgeous course showcasing the Livermore Valley, Wine Region and Historic Downtown District
  • Commemorative Wine Glass (yes, for wine tasting!)
  • Gender Specific Technical Shirt (one you’ll actually wear)
  • Awesome Finishers Medal (we’re talking serious hardware)
  • Free Admission to the post-race RunLiv Wine & Music Festival on First St.
    (the reason we all run, right?)
  • More to come!


Livermore is located 40 miles East of downtown San Francisco. I-580, Exit N. Livermore Ave.

From the West:
Follow I-580 E to exit N. Livermore Ave.

From the East:
Follow I-580 W to exit N. Livermore Ave.


Click Here for Parking Map

Take BART to the Pleasanton/Dublin station (the last stop) then board the Wheels Bus to Livermore. Information on public transportation routes and schedules are available through the interactive SF Bay Area Trip Planner.

Bart: http://www.bart.gov/
Wheels: http://www.wheelsbus.com/
Bay Area Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.transit.511.org


Event Notice Flyer for Livermore Residents and Businesses

Download the Event Notice PDF here.

Event Notice Flyer for Traffic Detour and USPS Patrons

Download the "Traffic Detour and USPS Patrons" PDF here.


Consider the Tri-Valley Running Club as the guide to your goal! They’ll start and finish alongside you, pacing you to your desired finish time. Look for them in their team singlets carrying signs for the following expected finish times:


Meet your pacer at Friday’s packet pickup.


Participant Info: Livermore

All event packets must be obtained at our pre-event packet pickup. Friends or family are welcome to pick up for other participants with a copy of registered runner's ID or Confirmation (digital preferred). Event packet includes a number, timing tag and performance shirt.

  • Dates: Friday, March 25th, 2016
  • Location:Plaza and on First St in front of the Bankhead Theater located at 2400 First St, Livermore, CA 94551
  • Expo Hours: 2pm - 8pm.
  • Free Admission: Open to the public

Exhibitor Info

Our RunLiv Expo takes place on Friday before the event and is the location where all participants must pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in nutrition, gear, great events, training and more. Contact expo@raceforce.com to get yours while you still can!

Showcase Your Brand at our Running Events!
All RaceForce events feature a pre-event expo, where all participants must visit to pick up race packets. Free and open to the public, these expos feature the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays. Interested in showcasing your brand? Contact us today to get in front of the most desirable demographic!

A 10′x10′ booth comes with (1) 6′ table & (2) chairs. Booth payment is due at time of reservation and is nonrefundable. Booths are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Please submit an application to join the fun! Reserve yours today!

Our Northern California Running Event Locations:
Livermore: Livermore Half Marathon visit website »
Oakland: The Town’s Half Marathon visit website »
San Francisco: Golden Gate Half Marathon visit website »

Our Southern California Running Event Locations:
Huntington Beach: Surf City 10 visit website »
Huntington Beach: Surf City Marathon & Half marathon visit website »


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4549 Cross Road
Livermore, CA 94550

Courtyard Marriott Livermore

2929 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551 (8 minutes from start)
Start date: 3/24/16
End date: 3/27/16
Last day to book by: 3/1/16
Marriott special group rate as low as $129.00 USD per night

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

3000 Constitution Drive, Livermore, CA 94551 (8 minutes from start)
Special group rate: As low as $119 USD per night
Start date: 3/24/16
End date: 3/27/16
Last day to book by: 3/1/16

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Hilton Garden Inn Livermore

2801 Constitution Dr.
Livermore, CA 94551
Special group rate as low as $129.00 USD per night
Start date: 3/24/16
End date: 3/27/16
Last day to book by: 3/1/16

All rooms include FREE Wi-Fi, fitness center & parking.

Book your stay now.  


Shop, Play, Dine in Downtown Livermore



Friday, March 25th, 2016
2:00pm - 8:00pm - Expo & Packet Pickup (details above)

Saturday, March 26th, 2016
8:00am - Half Marathon Start
9:00am - RunLiv Finish Festival Begins
9:15am - Band 1, Main Stage
11:00am - Band 2, Main Stage
12:30pm - First Street Music & Wine Tour

Sunday, March 27th, 2016
All Day - Wine Down Events TBD



Mile 2:
Healing Therapies Foundation
Mile 4:
Livermore Shakes
Mile 6:
Livermore Valley Education Foundation
Mile 8:
Tri-Valley Conservancy
Mile 10:
Little League World Series
Mile 12:
Livermore Rodeo Association


Support your local community, as well as thousands of runners and walkers by volunteering! Calling all teams, corporate groups & friends and family members to fill hundreds of positions.

Race Crew members are an integral part of the event. Positions include our Expo, Start Line, Finish Line, and the Water Stations along the course.

To volunteer & be a part of our Race Crew, please Sign Up Here!


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