Walnut Creek’s Civic Park
The Walnut Creek Half Marathon is a fun and exciting course for all; runners and walkers alike enjoy this course for its ever-changing scenery and spirited volunteers along the route. The course, which is mostly flat boasts both an uphill and a downhill portion between mile 5-7, giving runners an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful downtown and mountain range as they descend onto Ygnacio Valley Rd.
The race also takes runners through portions of the Lime Ridge Regional Open Space, whose more than 1,200 acres are home to 25 miles of trails through its abundant oak woodlands and grasslands, and lies near the turnaround point for the race.
The start of the half marathon is located in front of Civic Park and will take runners from Civic Park on the road North across Ygnacio onto Civic Rd. North which becomes Oak Rd. Runners will turn and run behind Club Sport at Jones road, which will come out onto Treat Blvd. Runners will then make their way up Treat Blvd. heading East on Treat Blvd. in the outer lane. At Cowell Road in Concord, runners will turn right and head over to Ygnacio Blvd. where they will turn right and return into Walnut Creek in the outer lane. At Heather Farms Park (San Miguel Road), runners will turn right and head through the park and do a loop around the large duck pond before heading out to the Canal Trail where they will turn left. At the Canal Trail/Oak Rd. Intersection runners will make their way through Walden Park where they will run through the park on the trail provided. Runners will proceed out of the park onto the dirt trail opposite the Iron Horse Trail. At Walden Road, runners will join back onto the Iron Horse Trail. Runners will pass over the Pedestrian Bridge at Ygnacio and enter Civic Park for the finish of the Half Marathon.
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