5k Race


Course Description

Beginning in the heart of Atascadero, our fully decked out courses meander through the beautiful green countryside of the Central Coast with Aid Tents every 2-3 miles that include H2O, sports drinks, race fuel, and surprise entertainment! No need for transportation between start and finish lines on this out-and-back style course. It is an absolutely beautiful and challenging course that is a USATF sanctioned event.


Race Route


Swag Bag & Race Perks

All participants will receive a swag bag that contains a Tent City Marathon running shirt, coupons for local goodies, and of course your race bib with RFID chip timing. Your bib will also serve as your ticket for your beer or cupcake. You can choose between a free beer or a free cupcake at any time after your race until 2pm. FREE race photos will be available online to all participants and FREE parking is offered for the day of the event. The other local VIP treats in your bag will allow you to spend the weekend being treated like royalty in our local shops, restaurants, and wineries.


Course Limitations

There is a 5 hour time limit for completion of the course to qualify as an official finisher. If you are unable to complete the course in that time, you will be picked up and driven to the Expo area. You must maintain a 12min per mile pace for the Full Marathon course to make it in that time frame. Avila Traffic Safety will be conducting “rolling re-openings” at the given cut off pace.



There are no refunds available for this event. You can transfer your registration to someone else in the event of a family emergency or health matter up to 30 days prior to the event. You must contact the Tent City Marathon team to make that transfer 30 days prior to the race. Transfers cannot be made after that time. We will be running rain or shine!


Race Rugrats Childcare

Race Rugrats has partnered with The Tent City Marathon to provide childcare options for our participants. You can view their website for more information and to register. Space is limited so act fast.



Race Schedule

4:00 am: Road Closures and Detours Begin

5:30 am- 7:00 am: Late Registration and Packet Pickup open at Start Line, But None-Runners can register up until 9am in the Sunken Gardens!

6:15 am: National Anthem and Announcements

6:30 am: START - Marathon and Half Marathon

7:15 am: National Anthem and Announcements

7:30 am: START - 10k and 5k

8:00 am - 12pm: Expo opens

9:00 am - 0.0 None Run Start/Finish

9:30 am FUN RUN Start

10 am AWARDS for top 3 places for each race distance Male and Female

8:00 am- 12 pm: FREE Post Mileage Yoga With Jana

11:30 pm: Official course cut off


Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up is on Saturday from 10am-5pm at the Historic Printery Building: 6351 Olmeda Ave. Atascadero..

Do not forget your ID! You will sign a waiver (after proving who you are) before receiving your swag bag that includes your race bib. You must have your race bib to participate.

If you can’t make it to packet pick up, there is early check in on Sunday morning beginning at 5:30am and closing at 7am. Please plan accordingly!