Urban Cow Half Marathon Race Info

Date: 10/7/18

Location: Sacramento, CA

Start Time: 7:30am

Avg Temps (f): 81/52

Time Limit: 4 hours

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • The miles along the bike path are more exposed, less trees, so likely to be a bit warmer than the rest of the course in the neighborhoods
  • Several race reports talk about long porta potty lines – use your time wisely!
  • Well-organized race and good course entertainment, and most race reports enjoy the varying course and the sights along the way
  • Mainly a flat course with fast times, some small hills are like going over a freeway overpass, so fairly minimal
  • Miles 8-11 can can a little windy, running around the marina
  • Small hill around mile 11 can feel very difficult if your legs are shot, so be prepared for that small incline


Type: Essentially a loop course running through neighborhoods near Downtown Sacramento and along the Sacramento River Bicycle Trail

Start/Finish Info: William Land Park, just South of Downtown Sacramento. Parking along streets near Park, or ½ mile away at Sacramento City College, with a race shuttle option

Hills: Mainly flat with the biggest hill being about 36 feet of gain around mile 5-6

Course Map/Elevation


Aid stations

Locations of stations: About every 2 miles, water first then lemon-lime Gatorade

Spectator access

Access Locations: Miles 1-6 most accessible before runners get on the bike path, and then in the final 2 miles at the park, along with the finish.

Boston qualifier?


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