Oakland Running Festival

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Oakland Running Festival


This year marks the 13th Oakland Running Festival and it is on the map to stay.  It has been nationally recognized as the Bay Area race to run! We are excited to offer both a live and virtual event in 2022!

Join us and experience Oakland’s diversity and beauty with a race that touches all aspects of Oaktown, and finishes with one hella awesome party.


When at the starting line, please position yourself near the sign closest to your expected finish time.  Signs will be posted in 1 minute increments from 5 minute miles up to 14+ minute miles.

The course will remain open until 2 pm (7 hours) , closing on a continuous pace of 16:00 minutes per mile. Anyone who cannot maintain this pace must move to the sidewalks as the course closes to allow regular vehicular traffic to resume.


The half-marathon is open to participants at least 14 years of age on race day.

The Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon will start at 9am and the course will close after 4.5 hours. Anyone who cannot finish the race in this time must move to the sidewalks as the course closes to allow regular vehicular traffic to resume.


Corrigan Sports announced today the permanent addition of the distance to Oakland’s biggest celebration of running. The team relay has been phased out to accommodate the new 10K distance, but relay participants from previous years are encouraged to form a social team. Social teams allow runners of all distances to partner up and earn discounts and other benefits.

In addition to a one of a kind race shirt, every registered runner will be awarded with the event’s Oakland mural inspired medal.  Those who run the 10K virtually, will have the option to run wherever they chose! For more information on running the 10K virtually, visit HERE.


Come Run the Total Health Dental Care 5K!  Come one come all!  The Total Health Dental Care 5K Race is open to participants of all ages and is the perfect way to be a part of the Oakland Running Festival celebration without miles of pre-race training or post-race recovery!  The Total Health Dental Care 5K will run through the city streets starting and ending at Snow Park. Participants will use the same start and finish line as the marathon and half-marathon.  The course will include one (1) water stop at the halfway point and everyone will celebrate their accomplishments at the Celebration Village.

Medals for 5K Finishers!  Thanks to our friends at Total Health Dental Care, our 5k finishers will receive a finisher medal when they cross the finish line.   We are excited to be able to honor our participants in this way and hope every one of our participants will proudly display a medal that they worked hard to earn.

We Run the Town Challenge!  We all know runners are crazy but now you have a chance to prove it!  Sign up for the We Run the Town Challenge and complete the 5K and the half-marathon on the same day and earn a special third  medal for your collection.  LEARN MORE HERE.

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Maya Miramontes

Volunteer and Site Coordinator

Maya participated in her first A Change of Pace event at the age of 3 months. From there she followed her siblings in participating in a multitude of events from runs to kids’ triathlons. While growing up with parents who ran a sports marketing firm, she had no choice but to attend most events her entire youth life. Now as an adult, she has returned (by her own choice) and now serves as the volunteer and site coordinator. In addition, she has also been instrumental in the 2024 design and transitioning of our new website. We are fortunate to have her tackle one of the more critical areas that are considered the backbone of any event, volunteers. Maya resides in Davis and In her spare time she spends time as a dog trainer while simultaneously assisting other local nonprofit organizations such as the Yolo County SPCA and Cancer Champions.

Alec Miramontes

Event Oversight and Volunteer Management

Alec, a graduate of the University of Oregon, oversees course and volunteer management on event day. He also helps coordinate infrastructure set up and tear down, equipment management and assists with race timing.

Dave Miramontes

Executive Director

Dave brings an impressive 36 years of event production, marketing, advertising, and graphic design experience to the team. Dave has not only been a decorated athlete, but he also understands how good teamwork can lead to a successful outcome. Having 4 active kids has allowed him to stay involved in youth sports as well as being active within the community. As the Executive Director of A Change of Pace, he still enjoys his role as the logistics coordinator for all Foundation and outside client events. In addition, he oversees course design & safety, city & police relations, graphic design, advertising, marketing, and creative concepts. Dave resides in Davis with his wife Jen and has 4 very cool kids, all of which has worked at A Change of Pace at one point or another.

Jeannine Henderson

Treasurer, Assistant Race Director & Head Timer

Jeannine not only oversees the day-to-day operations; she handles one of the most critical elements within the organization; the registration and timing department. Aside from overseeing the computerized timing department and client/participant relations, she handles our social media and website changes and medal/award design. Her guidance and organizational skills have become a huge value to the organization as she provides much of the input on special projects such as the Tour De Fit.

Jennifer Miramontes

Board Member

Jennifer has over twenty years of experience in the marketing field, including positions as the Marketing Director for Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants and Real Mex restaurants. Jennifer also has extensive experience developing community programs geared towards children, having served on the Board of Directors for the Davis Schools Foundation as well as the Patwin PTA. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University, and is also a certified personal trainer. A runner herself, Jennifer has completed numerous triathlons and over 50 marathons, including top age-group finishes in high profile events such as the Boston Marathon and the Rock N Roll Marathon. Jennifer owns FIT House in Davis and enjoys inspiring her clients to reach their fitness goals.