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Overall Rating (64 Reviews)
4.4
(64 Ratings)(64 Reviews)
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The Santa Rosa Marathon weekend offers over 6,000 runners from across the U.S. and abroad the opportunity to race through the scenic vineyards of the Sonoma County countryside, the City of Santa Rosa, and the Prince Memorial Greenway. Marathon racers also run through the DeLoach Vineyards barrel room ─ a … MORE
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    demoto REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Very well organized! Scenic course through the country side. Beautiful Blue Skyline Full Zip jacket Bottle of wine from DeLoach Winery Delicious post race food. Very large beautiful detailed stained … MORE

    Very well organized!
    Scenic course through the country side.
    Beautiful Blue Skyline Full Zip jacket
    Bottle of wine from DeLoach Winery
    Delicious post race food.
    Very large beautiful detailed stained glass spine medal, which can be placed on the desk as a paper weight.
    I highly recommend this race!

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    sameerkhurana FIRST-TIMER '18

    Excellent support from the staff and very well marked course. There were plenty aid stations and loved the perfect running weather conditions with the mist! Can't expect more which helped … MORE

    Excellent support from the staff and very well marked course. There were plenty aid stations and loved the perfect running weather conditions with the mist! Can’t expect more which helped me PR!! YAY!! Great medal and a free bottle of wine!! Will repeat and come back each and every year!! Very Happy SRM Runner!! 🙂

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    For a half marathon the start time was perfect considering the weather was cloudy and let down some mist of water here and there. There were plenty of water stations. … MORE

    For a half marathon the start time was perfect considering the weather was cloudy and let down some mist of water here and there. There were plenty of water stations. The course was on a fantastic creek trail that featured a there and back with half going downhill and returning uphill. Great volunteers that cheered everyone on. The medal and swag were fantastic. No peanut medals were featured this year which is one of the downside of the race. The location for packet pick up at a sporting’s goods store was a great idea especially if you want to grab more running gear with a discount because you are in the race. All and all will be returning next year for another round.

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    At about mile 10.3, gotta love running through the wine cellar with its ambient lighting made of wine barrels with holes in them. The taste of Chardonnay topped off the … MORE

    At about mile 10.3, gotta love running through the wine cellar with its ambient lighting made of wine barrels with holes in them. The taste of Chardonnay topped off the whole experience and kept me running relaxed to the finish.
    The finish line festival was awesome with great live rock music and awesome beer tasting.
    The swag is great with jacket and bottle of wine to each finisher.

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    baker.allison REPEAT RUNNER '18

    great volunteers from Santa Rosa High School cross country team at aid stations, lots of police presence for course safety, good food at end, lightly rolling hills in one area MORE

    great volunteers from Santa Rosa High School cross country team at aid stations, lots of police presence for course safety, good food at end, lightly rolling hills in one area

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    RDavis FIRST-TIMER '18

    Great Race, fun to run, and lots of options to participate! The packet pick up was different, a little odd being inside a store but worked out fine. The race … MORE

    Great Race, fun to run, and lots of options to participate!
    The packet pick up was different, a little odd being inside a store but worked out fine. The race day set up was nice, clearly marked course, and great water stops. The course is mostly flat with a few small hills. Its quiet and mostly run through the country vineyards. The swag is decent, (the wine is nice!) And the medal was beautiful!

    Overall I would recommend for a small but well organized race!

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    simshc REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I’ve run this race before but this time it was MUCH better. Loved the expo and the location. Yay, there was parking! The swag was bomb. It was a great … MORE

    I’ve run this race before but this time it was MUCH better. Loved the expo and the location. Yay, there was parking! The swag was bomb. It was a great jacket. So nice to get something other than just another shirt. There was even a bottle of wine and a discount at the huge sporting good store where the expo was held. The pacers were pretty decent but too fast for the time they were planning. The course was perfect. There was just enough of incline and descents to keep it from being boring. The scenery was excellent. There were plenty of aid stations. The beer festival was great. Breakfast had way too long a line for me to bother with. And, we got lucky and had perfect marathon weather! One improvement I’d suggest it a BQ bell or something similar.

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    Brita FIRST-TIMER '18

    Well marked, well supported, beautiful race! The course was very well marked with colored tape arrows on the ground as well as multiple volunteers at all intersections and forks in … MORE

    Well marked, well supported, beautiful race!
    The course was very well marked with colored tape arrows on the ground as well as multiple volunteers at all intersections and forks in the road.
    Although it is 3.5 hours from home, I would do it again.

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    runnerjanin REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Be prepared for heat (this year we got lucky). The course is beautiful. The support was good. The course was well marked and mostly flat. The packet pick up/expo was … MORE

    Be prepared for heat (this year we got lucky). The course is beautiful. The support was good. The course was well marked and mostly flat. The packet pick up/expo was crowded but fun and loved the swag.

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    tiffany.moore FIRST-TIMER '18

    I had such a blast running the Santa Rosa half marathon for my very first half!!! The scenery is beautiful, mostly flat trails, plenty of water/aid stations. Would absolutely recommend … MORE

    I had such a blast running the Santa Rosa half marathon for my very first half!!! The scenery is beautiful, mostly flat trails, plenty of water/aid stations. Would absolutely recommend for anyone’s first half or full marathon. I plan to do this one every year now as I work up to more hills.

    I even ran the race with my mom, which was so cool. I highly recommend this race to everyone of all abilities!!

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    onebittercritter REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The Santa Rosa Marathon is a must for anyone looking to score a PR. The course is fast (but not boringly pancake flat), the weather is cool, and the aid … MORE

    The Santa Rosa Marathon is a must for anyone looking to score a PR. The course is fast (but not boringly pancake flat), the weather is cool, and the aid stations are frequent and well stocked. Scenery is mostly beautiful farmland, vineyards, and creekside pathway. The swag bag is AWESOME (a bottle of tasty DeLoach wine and the shirt or jackets are well made) and the finisher’s medal is seriously the best I’ve seen. This year it was a stained glass spinner. This is honestly one of my favorite races ever. So well put on. I’m hoping to use it to grab a BQ next year!

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    mikelemaire REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The Race went off on time the weather cooperated and the aid stations were in just the right locations. The race size is just right so you don't feel crowded … MORE

    The Race went off on time the weather cooperated and the aid stations were in just the right locations. The race size is just right so you don’t feel crowded but there is always someone to run with. The crowd was enthusiastic and the finish line party was great. I always expect a good race when I run this and have nor been disappointed yet. I was sadden with the expo not being at De Loche winery but Sports basement did a good job and we used the coupons to go wine tasting out at De Loche anyway.

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This was such a fun race. Very well put together. Definitely would do again. Ran with daughter and we had a blast. The finished metals were great and great photo … MORE

    This was such a fun race. Very well put together. Definitely would do again. Ran with daughter and we had a blast. The finished metals were great and great photo opportunities

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    strshpbronk REPEAT RUNNER '18

    In its 10 year anniversary, the Santa Rosa Marathon and Half Marathon has found its groove. The course is established, the size of the field is right and the post-race … MORE

    In its 10 year anniversary, the Santa Rosa Marathon and Half Marathon has found its groove. The course is established, the size of the field is right and the post-race celebration is good fun. It is not inexpensive but the swag and free food post race account for the cost. Bib pickup was moved out of necessity to a sporting goods store from its previous home at DeLoach Winery which has pluses and minuses. Altogether a nice event in one of the premier wine regions of the world.

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    MarieMoeckel FIRST-TIMER '18

    Unparalleled scenery, trails that make you forget it’s a race, and a course tailored to an effortless PR. I got my Boston qualifier at this marathon, after 10 years and … MORE

    Unparalleled scenery, trails that make you forget it’s a race, and a course tailored to an effortless PR. I got my Boston qualifier at this marathon, after 10 years and 6 prior attempts! Santa Rosa Marathon will forever stand out in my mind, it was perfection in running, and also, perfection in post-race celebration activities. Do not miss this race!

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    labskidad FIRST-TIMER '18

    As a first time half marathon runner this was a great experience. It was a fun course that was beautiful as well. The swag was great as were the folks … MORE

    As a first time half marathon runner this was a great experience. It was a fun course that was beautiful as well. The swag was great as were the folks running the event. A definite must do!!!

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    alicebruemmer FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race was wonderfully organized and I loved the route! Running along a river on one side and vineyards on the other was great, and the drummers at the halfway … MORE

    This race was wonderfully organized and I loved the route! Running along a river on one side and vineyards on the other was great, and the drummers at the halfway point re-energized me wonderfully.

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    judyleevogt FIRST-TIMER '18

    Santa Rosa is so easy to travel to. Direct flights to SR airport or fly to Oakland and take a shuttle for $30. The half marathon is flat and shaded … MORE

    Santa Rosa is so easy to travel to. Direct flights to SR airport or fly to Oakland and take a shuttle for $30. The half marathon is flat and shaded along the river bed. The vineyards and wine cellar portion of the run is only for the full marathon. Despite that, I still loved the half. It was my first run in Santa Rosa and my 18 th half marathon overall. I will definitely do it again next year. Perfect for a girlfriend trip. Great restaurants and easy transportation w Lyft and Uber. It cost $10-12 to get most places, so easy without a rental!!

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    PalaciosG REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is an easy scenic course with lots of support and cheering along the way. I had signed up for the full marathon but had to downgrade due to injury. … MORE

    This is an easy scenic course with lots of support and cheering along the way. I had signed up for the full marathon but had to downgrade due to injury. Downgrading was as easy as sending an email. I was very pleased with my result as I only ran about 30 very slow miles in preparation and my injury did not flare up. Definitely a PR course if your looking for your best time!

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    jessica FIRST-TIMER '18

    Even before the start of the race the organizers had things organized well. You get a bottle of wine and a jacket when you pick up your bib. They made … MORE

    Even before the start of the race the organizers had things organized well. You get a bottle of wine and a jacket when you pick up your bib. They made sure to communicate, A LOT! I mean A LOT, I have never gotten so many emails from a single race.
    The race starts off in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa and then takes you along the river path for the majority of it. The scenery is very pretty, with the river, cows, vineyards. There is a little bit of a hill coming out of the river trail, but by that point you are hitting the home stretch. And the medal is very nice!
    There are waffles and beer at the finish for you to enjoy.

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