Experience Livermore like never before when you run the Livermore Valley Half Marathon! The annual event guides participants through Livermore’s beauty, starting and finishing in the heart of downtown. In true Wine Country fashion, receive your own commemorative wine glass at the finish line. Are you ready to start training? Book your stay in Livermore at our wine country resort! We are located just six miles from the starting line and our full-service spa is the perfect way to relax your muscles before or after the race. Request our free Vacation Guide and let us help you plan your race weekend!
What You Need to Know About the Livermore Valley Half Marathon
Clear your calendar for the weekend of Friday, March 1 through March 3, 2019! The Livermore Valley Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 3, but it’s important to come early to for a holistic Livermore experience. On race day, participants will gather at the intersection of First Street and S. Livermore Avenue at 7:30 a.m. for the 13.1-mile adventure. The race has a three-hour time limit, which translates to keeping a 14-minute mile pace. You can register here!
Before You Come
This race is perfect for you whether you’re a seasoned runner or a beginner with a fiery passion. The three-hour time limit on this race allows runners of all pace groups to cross the finish line. Before you cross the finish line, though, you have to train! Running a half marathon can discouraging, not to mention dangerous. Check out these tips for running your best half marathon to get started!
When You Get Here
Upon arriving in Livermore, check into the guest room of your choice before exploring Livermore. Then, attend a packet pickup party where you’ll receive more information about the event, purchase discounted gear, and more to help you prepare!
Familiarize yourself with the terrain by checking out some of the best hiking spots in Livermore. Or, relax your muscles and mind at the hottest yoga spots in town. After your exercise, Indulge in a hearty meal at one of Livermore’s best restaurants to fuel your body for race day.
On Race Day
Emerge from your plush bed and make the 15-minute drive to downtown on the morning of race day. Meet at the starting line at 7:30 a.m. to embark on the 13.1-mile route that loops you through Livermore. When you cross the finish line in downtown Livermore, you’ll receive a commemorative wine glass, finisher’s medal, and other goodies! Enjoy live music, food, beer, and wine at the festival happening just beyond the finish line.
Retreat Back to The Purple Orchid
Continue your stay with us after the race is over. Schedule a massage at our state of the art spa to rejuvenate your muscles after the runner’s high has worn off. Our various massage services and enhancements allow you to customize your experience. Book your stay in our Wilderness Retreat – King Room and enjoy the room’s very own Jacuzzi tub for tub and have access to all of our relaxing amenities.