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The Valley’s Original Half Marathon Returns

Provided by Southland Events

Teams can compete in the half maratho
Teams can compete in the half marathon as a two- or three-person relay.

Returning to the heart of the desert for its 22nd running, the Palm Desert ½ Marathon & 5K continues its tradition as the original Coachella Valley running festival. Other races may come and go, but this one stands the test of time!

running on street
The scenic 5k is flat and fast.

Join over 1,200 other runners and walkers at beautiful Civic Center Park on February 9 and race in one of three distances. There’s the scenic half marathon, which you can run as an individual or as part of a two- or three-person relay team on the fast course with sweeping views of the desert and surrounding mountains. 

The 5K is fast and pancake flat on a completely closed course, which is perfect for the runner looking to set a personal record or the walker looking for some Sunday morning exercise. If you have little ones between 4 and 13, bring them out for our 1K Kids’ Run!

Child running
Children ages 4 – 13 can compete in the 1K Kids’ Run.

Once across the finish line, all racers receive a stellar finisher medal and post-race food and drink. Participants also receive a gender-specific long sleeve Tech™ shirt and goodie bag. Over 21? Head into the beer garden and enjoy a frosty brew while cheering on your fellow runners. 

There will be awards for the top finishers in each age group as well as music, entertainment and a vendor expo featuring local businesses and health and wellness brands. 

The Palm Desert ½ Marathon & 5K is the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning in the desert with perfect weather and amazing racing conditions. Whether you want to push yourself to the limit, or just want to spend time with friends and family outdoors, the Palm Desert ½ Marathon & 5K has something for everyone. 

Register today and be a part of the best race in the desert!

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