2010 Oakland Running Festival brings the marathon back to the city

on March 30, 2010

6,500 runners from across the country joined Oakland residents in participating in the inaugural Oakland Running Festival on March 28, which included the city’s first marathon in 25 years. In this video, participants share their stories about why they run and what it was like to take part in the day.

For previous Oakland North coverage of the Oakland Running festival, check out our video map of the course, and our story about the marathon’s return.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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