9th Annual Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon

PSCC leads the initiative for a more walkable, bikeable, boatable river.


9th Annual Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon

Since 2004, the Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon has served as the West Coast flat-water long-distance championship. It is one of the most beautiful and fun races on the west coast. Hosted by Petaluma-based North Bay Rowing Club on the Sunday prior to Labor Day, it allows all small-craft users, whether rowers or paddlers, to choose either the half- or full marathon course (13 or 26 miles, respectively). Eligible craft include all flat- and open-water rowing boats, ocean or flat water kayaks, surfskis, canoes, SUPs, and outrigger canoes. Registration is through Regatta Central and begins around mid-August each year. The race begins in the morning, and a pot-luck is held afterward on the grassy area behind Foundry Wharf’s offices.

The 2012 results are here.

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Who benefits from river access?

Wanderers, voters, birders, swimmers (sometimes unintentionally!) Cyclists, community leaders, water contemplators, kids! Picnickers, collegiate competitors, friends, mud-lovers, tide observers. Rowers, ecologists & biologists, canoeists, businesspeople. Hikers, fishermen and women, homeowners, kayakers, environmental advocates, fitness enthusiasts. Naturalists, coaches, photographers… and what about you?