Palm Desert Half Marathon & 5KPalm Desert
The Palm Desert ½ Marathon & 5K is the Coachella Valley’s original ½ marathon. This iconic race offers athletes a chance to run or walk in perfect winter desert weather with amazing views of the surrounding desert and mountains. The race offers three different distances, with an event for every type of athlete:
- ½ Marathon: The course combines flat, fast sections with some gradual climbs and declines. The route, which you can run or walk, has just enough turns and elevation to keep things interesting, but is flat enough to allow you to break your PR.
- 5K: Test your limits on our completely flat, completely closed course.
- 1k kids run: Kids 13 and under get their own race on a closed course! Parents and guardians can run with them for free or meet them at the finish line!
The race starts and ends at beautiful Palm Desert Civic Center Park, where participants will enjoy activities, food and entertainment. All ½ marathon and 5K participants receive a stylish running shirt, awesome finisher medal, post-race food and drink, and a free beer for those over 21 years old. Kids run participants get a medal and post-race food and drink.
Spend President’s Day Weekend with us in Palm Desert for an event you’ll never forget!