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New Desert Half Marathon Balance Palm

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.

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displays approximate race location · Palm Desert CA 92260

Race Date: 02/09/2020 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:17:20 Owen Kendall 37 Seattle, WA
2nd Male 1:26:18 Neal Gassmann 52 Millcreek, UT
3rd Male 1:26:44 Christopher Davis 36 Seattle, WA
4th Male 1:28:02 Michael Stadler 38 Freeland, WA
Female 1:27:02 Rikke Bitten Bonde 32 Portland, OR
2nd Female 1:31:37 Jennifer Albright 30 Vista, CA
3rd Female 1:35:17 Rachael Banton 30 Templeton, CA
4th Female 1:35:19 Courtney Usher 43 Newark, DE
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:29:24 Casey Kim 45 Palm Dessert, CA
M 50-59 1:26:18 Neal Gassmann 52 Millcreek, UT
M 60-69 1:38:47 Leon Laub 63 Azusa, CA
M 70+ 1:55:16 Victor Gambone 70 Laguna Beach, CA
F 40-49 1:35:19 Courtney Usher 43 Newark, DE
F 50-59 1:39:51 Maria Del Carmen Coronel 50 Mexicali, MX
F 60-69 1:46:32 Patricia Irving 60 Edmonton, CAN
F 70+ 2:12:20 Cherie Gruenfeld 75 Cathedral City, CA
New Desert Half Marathon Balance Palm

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.

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