Overall Rating
Overall Rating (10 Reviews)
4.7
(10 Ratings)(10 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.6
SCENERY
4.1
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.2
You’ve herd about Urban Cow! You’ve seen the bumper stickers and wondered, “What race is that?” While training on the roads and trails, you’ve spied the cool cow shirts and said, “I want one!” And you know you want that cowbell medal. Some call it a Sacramento tradition, we call … MORE
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    apyang REPEAT RUNNER '19

    There were a lot of vendors to visit before the race (last year I barely made it on time so I missed the vendors.) The race was very well organized … MORE

    There were a lot of vendors to visit before the race (last year I barely made it on time so I missed the vendors.)

    The race was very well organized with lots of aid stations and people cheering you on. The post- race food (burrito, cookie and strawberries) were good and so was the beer.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    JunS FIRST-TIMER '19

    The race starts and finishes at William Land Park, which is a large park and we had a difficulty in finding a booth to get our bibs. Race is well … MORE

    The race starts and finishes at William Land Park, which is a large park and we had a difficulty in finding a booth to get our bibs. Race is well organized with enough aid stations. Scenery was not great first half, but after Tower Bridge, the narrow path along the river was beautiful. You’ll enjoy a cowbell medal (to cheer other runners) and refreshment (and beer) after the race.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2
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    apyang FIRST-TIMER '18

    The course is very flat. The course starts at William Land Park and goes northwards until you get to Sacramento just east of the Tower Bridge, and then you head … MORE

    The course is very flat. The course starts at William Land Park and goes northwards until you get to Sacramento just east of the Tower Bridge, and then you head back to William Land Park through Old Sacramento and along the Sacramento River. (I got to really enjoy the river view while doing a lot of walking because I was unable to do much training for the previous 6 weeks.)

    The swag was fantastic — an Urban Cow pint glass, a cowbell medal, and the usual tech t-shirt.

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    Flash654 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Another great event and will have this one scheduled again in 2018. It's a great race with awesome pacer's. What more can you get once you cross that finish line, … MORE

    Another great event and will have this one scheduled again in 2018. It’s a great race with awesome pacer’s. What more can you get once you cross that finish line, a great cup of chocolate milk, snacks and the beer garden. The Urban Cow Bells as finisher medals are Awesome.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    mplourde FIRST-TIMER '17

    An excellent flat course around Sacramento, CA. Lots of support and on course entertainment. I signed up solely because as a finisher medal you received a cowbell. Lots of vendors … MORE

    An excellent flat course around Sacramento, CA. Lots of support and on course entertainment. I signed up solely because as a finisher medal you received a cowbell. Lots of vendors and support at the finish line overall, a great event and would definitely would do again.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

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    Flash654 FIRST-TIMER '16

    From the start to finish this race was excellent and will be attending next year. Scenic route that took us through East Sacramento neighborhood (beautiful), through downtown Sacramento coming up … MORE

    From the start to finish this race was excellent and will be attending next year. Scenic route that took us through East Sacramento neighborhood (beautiful), through downtown Sacramento coming up along the Sacramento River and back into Land Park. The Cowbell medals were awesome as you certainly can hear them after the Race…… I was running with the 1:50 pace group and our pacer did a awesome job keeping away of our times, safety hazards and tight turns (only a couple).

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    hollybluedog REPEAT RUNNER '15

    The organizers of the Urban Cow go all out!! Even though I did the 5k event this year instead of the 1/2 marathon I still got a finisher's cow bell, … MORE

    The organizers of the Urban Cow go all out!! Even though I did the 5k event this year instead of the 1/2 marathon I still got a finisher’s cow bell, and the best race food (sandwiches, fruit, chips, and beer!) The event is very well organized, the course is flat and through beautiful Williams Land Park. Before and after the run is a party and I will be coming back to do this again!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    hollybluedog FIRST-TIMER '14

    A GREAT race to run for my first time. Lots of support along the entire route. Great food at the end (the best of any race I've run to date). … MORE

    A GREAT race to run for my first time. Lots of support along the entire route. Great food at the end (the best of any race I’ve run to date). My favorite is getting my finisher’s cowbell, and of course pictures with Howdy!!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    mtlapus FIRST-TIMER '12

    My 6th half marathon for 2013 after the summer off from training. The weather was pretty hot for October. Nice V-neck white tech shirt. Finisher medal is a cowbell. Pretty … MORE

    My 6th half marathon for 2013 after the summer off from training. The weather was pretty hot for October. Nice V-neck white tech shirt. Finisher medal is a cowbell. Pretty good race, typical course for Sacramento. Started at Land Park.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    kdornan04 FIRST-TIMER '13

    Race is fun. Course is pretty mild, not to many hills. Alot of people and sometimes it gets squishy. Not everyone is serious which is ok but can cause obstacles … MORE

    Race is fun. Course is pretty mild, not to many hills. Alot of people and sometimes it gets squishy. Not everyone is serious which is ok but can cause obstacles for those of us that are and can be a little frustrating.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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