Annual Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon

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

Annual Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon

The Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon is held on the Sunday before Labor Day at the North Bay Rowing Club at Foundry Wharf, 625 2nd Street, Petaluma.

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.

Click here for more information and images from past years

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?