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Modesto Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 28 Mar 2021

About Modesto Marathon

The home city of the world-famous Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery welcomes the annual spring running of the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon, along a combination of the city’s residential neighborhoods, urban parks and the campus of Modesto Junior College for an event that will also serve as a fundraiser for the local nonprofit Teens Run Modesto.

The Modesto Marathon was founded to serve the local community by providing top-notch marathon, half marathon and 5K running events while promoting physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Proceeds benefit the Teens Run Modesto program, which challenges area youth, especially those at-risk, to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved physical fitness through a structured training program culminating in the running and completion of the Modesto Marathon.

The Marathon Course is USATF certified and is a Boston & NY Qualifier.


Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


  • 42.195km

Assisted 5K Team

  • 4.988954km


  • 3.1km


  • 9.977908km


Award Medals

All Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon finishers will receive a finisher medal. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place overall male and female in each race.

Maximum Time

Course is open for 7 hours.


M Street, between 10th and 11th streets, Modesto



Doubletree Hotel/Modesto Convention Center, on N Street.



The Modesto Marathon course features a downtown 7 a.m. start on M Street, between 10th and 11th streets, and travels through scenic tree-lined historic college neighborhoods, including the celebrated “house in the middle of the road.”

Runners will then head past Modesto Junior College’s west campus, and into the countryside viewing the beautiful Diablo Mountain Range, passing the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.

Runners then head back toward town, finishing near the Doubletree Hotel/Modesto Convention Center, on N Street.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.