Sunday February 9th, 2020
Palm Desert, CA
Distance: Half Marathon · 5K
Palm Desert, Calif., a city of about 50,000 in the Coachella Valley, is approximately 14 miles east of Palm Springs and 122 miles east of Los Angeles. In the wintertime the population of Palm Desert swells by an estimated 31,000 as so-called "snowbirds," people from colder areas in the eastern and northern United States as well as Canada, come to Palm Desert for the winter. And now this popular running event, previously the Palm Springs Half-Marathon and 5K, has relocated to Palm Desert. Sponsored by New Balance as before, this is not only a fun competition, but it also supports the Jody Klein Breast Cancer Fund and the City of Hope.
|Male||1:15:20||LUIGI GRULLON||43||Las Vegas, NV|
|2nd Male||1:16:31||Andrew Arzate||24||Fresno, CA|
|3rd Male||1:16:42||Steven Waite||28||Fresno, CA|
|4th Male||1:19:22||Santiago Reyes||39||Guatemala|
|2nd Female||1:23:05||Elizabeth Wasserman||23||Goshen, NY|
|3rd Female||1:24:14||Chantelle Groenewoud||29||Canada|
|4th Female||1:26:41||Shiloh Watts||39||Australia|
|M 40-49||1:15:20||LUIGI GRULLON||43||Las Vegas, NV|
|M 50-59||1:30:55||Brian Bigoni||51||La Jolla, CA|
|M 60-69||1:22:11||John Wangercyn||64||Scottsdale, AZ|
|M 70+||1:49:10||Robert Randall||70||Canada|
|F 40-49||1:35:11||Stacey Stern||48||Palisades, CA|
|F 50-59||1:37:31||Leslie Myers||51||Solana Beach, CA|
|F 60-69||1:52:35||Barb Fanelli||64||Temecula, CA|
|F 70+||2:05:26||Cherie Gruenfeld||74||Cathedral City, CA|
The 13.1 mile course starts in Civic Center Park. After leaving the parking lot, turn north on San Pablo Ave. Turn west on Magnesia Falls Drive, then north on Monterey Ave. Continue on Monterey, then turn east on Gerald Ford, north on Gateway, and east on Dick Kelly. Turn south-west on Dinah Shore, then continue onto Portola Road. Turn west on Magnesia Falls and u-turn at Monterey to follow Magnesia Falls east. Turn south on San Pablo, and turn at the turnaround north of Fred Waring. Follow San Pablo north, then turn east on Magnesia Falls. Turn south into the Aquatic Center parking lot, and immediately turn west onto the sidewalk. Follow the sidewalk south into the park and finish in the amphitheater.
The course map, while a very close approximation of the final course, will be adjusted slightly to guarantee a USATF certified half marathon course.