The LA River Half-Marathon is the official race of the LA River, started in 2013.  This is a particularly beautiful course found in the heart of Los Angeles.  The LA River is home to some of the most innovative projects we’ll see in our lifetimes.  Not only that, it has become a connecting strength bringing together active commuters, neighborhoods, and some cool commercial enterprises.  The race route runs along the LA River Greenway and Bike Path.  There is a slight downhill grade on the first half of the route.  Water, public facilities, and aid stations are placed throughout the course.  The course is USATF certified.  A post-race party will be held at Golden Road Brewing where every finisher (over 21) receives a complimentary beer.  See below for other swag included. Register 

All runners will receive:

1.  Super quality tech-tee

2.  Stunning finisher’s medal

3.  Entry to Golden Road’s Post-Race Party

4.  Complimentary Golden Road Brewing draft beer

5.  Complimentary on-course photographs

Event details and schedule

START:                                      Ferraro Soccer Field (free parking)

START TIME:                               7:30 AM

ARRIVAL:                                   6:30 AM – 7:00 AM …

BIB PICK UP:                              Saturday, December 2nd, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

RACE DAY BIB PICK UP:              Limited availability, please inquire

RACE DAY SIGN UP:                    Available, cash only, limited availability

Age Groups:  20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Awards:  Age group winners, overall winners

Race Maps (click the blue links):

10K:  USATF Certified, supported closed course, flat, fast, all miles on the river

Half:  USATF Certified, supported closed course, 13.1 miles on the river, also very flat and fast

Post-Race Party

Held at Golden Road Brewing, a short drive from the starting line.  There, your beer awaits.  The bar and kitchen are open during the party.  Awards and raffles are given at the post-race party.

Note:  Each runner will receive a bib with a tear-off that is good for redeeming your finisher’s beer.  All extra beers and food are charged at prevailing prices.


  • Shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed after Oct 28th, 2017
  • Under rare circumstances, the race can be subject to cancellation/ reschedule under the authority of State Parks & Recreation and Army Corps. of Engineers for reasons related to but not exclusive to severe rain or weather.
  • After registering, if you do not receive your confirmation email, please check your spam box.

Policy:  Absolutely no refunds.  In accordance with standard industry policy, LA RIVER RUN OFFICIAL will not issue any refunds for any reason.  However, transfers to future races will be considered if the request is received in writing before 10/1/2017.  Shirt-size changes cannot be accepted after online registration is complete and cannot be accommodated during bib pickup.  Please write to us at to submit a cancellation request.  2017 event transfers to other runners can be accepted online through the link attached to your registration email.  Participants who register before Oct 1st will have their first initial and last names printed on the bibs.  Bibs will also have the year of birth for age ID for finisher’s beers.  Ages will be validated during bib pickup and any found to have an inaccurate year of birth will not be issued a bib with no refund.

LA RIVER RUN OFFICIAL reserves the right to postpone, reschedule, or cancel the race (12/3/17) for unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.  These reasons might include severe weather forecast, emergency construction and/ or repair on the LA River, or other unforeseen circumstances which the ARMY CORPS of ENGINEERS deems unsafe.  If the race is rescheduled, there are no refunds issued.  Only credit toward the re-scheduled date or future LA RIVER RUN OFFICIAL race is provided to 2017 participants.