Event Details and Resources

Activities Schedule - October 31, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Please review the schedule below:

Friday, October 31, 2014

  • 1:00 - 6:00 pm - Lifestyle Expo
  • 1:00 - 6:00 pm - Registration and Packet Pick Up
  • 1:00 - 6:00 pm - Merchandise Sales
  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm - Initial Setup Finish Line Festival
  • 4:30 - 9:00 pm - Carbo Load Dinner at Partner Restaurants (see accommodations page)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Lifestyle Expo
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Registration and Packet Pick Up
  • 11:00 am - Kids Fun Run - All kids get a medal
  • 4:30 - 9:00 pm - Carbo Load Dinner at Partner Restaurants (see accommodations page)

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - Marathon and Half Start Times

  • 7:00 am - Marathon Start
  • 7:00 am - Half Marathon Start
  • 7:15 am - 5k start
  • 8:00 am - Park opens with Marathon Finish Line Festival / Athlete Meeting Area
  • 2:30 pm - Course Closes
  • 9:00 am -3:00 pm - Finish Line Festival
***Please check back as times are subject to change.

Awards, Prize Money, and Medals

The Morgan Hill Marathon and Half medals are going to be made of high quality materials. They will be very heavy similar to the Rock and Roll medals. We also plan on having an engraver in the festival area to engrave your time if you choose.

Morgan Hill Marathon - Shirts and Medals


Age division winners also receive special recognition.

  • Marathon - 1st through 3rd in each age group (5 year groups)
  • Half Marathon - 1st through 3rd in each age group (5 year groups)
  • 5k - 1 through 3rd in 10 year age groups.

You must be present for any awards. No mailing.

Accommodations and Food

Partner Hotels

Marriott Courtyard Morgan Hill - OFFICIAL Host Hotel

18610 Madrone Parkway
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

(408) 782-6034 F (408)782-1064

Just minutes away from the starting point, we invite you to stay at the Courtyard San Jose South/Morgan Hill by Marriott hotel. Our rooms have recently been remodeled and we provide a bountiful hot breakfast buffet and award winning service. We encourage you to make your reservation early, as rooms may sell out. To start making your reservations, please click on the link below.

Morgan Hill Courtyard by Marriott

Late checkout - ask the front desk
Early Hot Buffet Breakfast
100% smoke-free hotel
The Bistro for breakfast and dinner
The Market for 24 hour pantry
Indoor pool and spa
Fitness Center
Business Center/Media Room/Library
Fire-pit in Courtyard
Guest laundry facility
Complimentary USA Today
Complimentary Wall Street Journal
Same day valet/cleaners service
Copy and fax service
Local Golf and Wineries
Local Jogging, Biking. and Hiking trails
Free Parking

Marriott Residence Inn

18620 Madrone Parkway
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

(408) 782-8311 F (408)782-8322

Just minutes away from the starting point, we invite you to stay at the Residence Inn San Jose South/Morgan Hill by Marriott hotels. The Residence Inn San Jose South/Morgan Hill by Marriott provides a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and award winning service while ensuring that you have all the comforts of home. We encourage you to make your reservation early, as rooms may sell out. To start making your reservations, please click on the link below.

We look forward to helping you refresh and thrive for your marathon!

Morgan Hill Residence Inn by Marriott

Late checkout - ask the front desk
Early Hot Breakfast


Carbo Load Dinners

Do you want to carbo load on Friday or Saturday? We have two restaraunts in town all providing carbs for you! Maurizios and Mama Mia's will all be providing salads, pasta dishes, pizza, and other goodies for your needs. All for a special rate. Come socialize with other athletes on Friday and/or Saturday. Both restaruants will be serving roughly the same dishes. Reservations required. These will sell out quick!

25 East 1st Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(408) 782-7550
Authentic Italian Food - Winner Gilroy Garlic Festival City vs City Challenge
Mama Mia's
275 E Dunne Ave  Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(408) 776-8111

Event Training

It’s about moving. It’s about getting healthy! Free Training!

The Morgan Hill Marathon is November 2nd, 2014. Want to run it? Walk it? 26.2 miles…13.1 miles… 3.1 miles? It’s your choice.

Whether you’re a runner, a walker, a little bit of both, or you have been too busy with work, family, and life to think about your own health, let the Morgan Hill Marathon Training Group help you “move forward.” Move forward to a new you.

You’ll meet new friends with similar interests, goals, time constraints, and maybe even the same types of excuses!

Signup for Event Training

Athlete Guide

If you are in, thanks in advance for attending the 5th Annual Morgan Hill Marathon and Half at the Morgan Hill Centennial Center / Community Park. Please read this guide thoroughly. Most of your questions are answered here.

Also, follow us on Facebook for the latest news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/mhmarathon

2014 Athlete Guide

Not yet available. As the event nears we will announce its availability.

2013 Athlete Guide

Download the 2013 Athlete Guide PDF

Lifestyle EXPO and Packet Pickup

Centennial CenterThe Lifestyle Expo is open to the public and FREE of charge. The Expo is located in the Morgan Hill Centennial Center along with the packet pick up. You don’t have to be participating in the event to browse all the great wares that will be on display. You will find great prices on shoes, apparel, active gear and health care products – items you can use even if you’re not a runner. The Lifestyle Expo is open Friday October 31st from 1 pm to 6 pm and Saturday November 1st from 10 am until 5 pm. There is no same day registration but you can register at the Expo on Friday or Saturday.

COMING SOON - View the Indoor Expo Booth Layout

Visit over 20 Health, Fitness & Running exhibitors at the Morgan Hill Marathon Lifestyle Expo. Anyone interested can still register for any of the marathon events by attending the Expo. All participants must attend the Expo to pick up their race packet, race bibs, Bib-tag timing chips, technical shirts, and goodie bags.

  • DATE:
    Friday & Saturday, October 31 and November 1, 2014
    Friday – 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Saturday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Morgan Hill Centennial Center
    171 West Edmundson Ave
    Morgan Hill, CA 95037
    Main Gym

Participant Registration/Packet Pick Up

Please pick up your race packets (bib, Bib Tag timing chip, technical shirts, cinch bag) at the Expo on Friday, October 31st from 12 pm – 6 pm or Saturday, November 1st, from 9 am – 5 pm at the Morgan Hill Centennial Center / Main Gym.  

Please note: Each participant must attend the Lifestyle Expo and show their identification to pick up their own race bib, Bib Tag timing chip, technical shirt, and goodie bag. Friends and family of participants may pick up packets for the participant only if they have a copy of the person's ID .

Exhibitor Information

To become part of the 2014 Lifestyle Expo, please complete your application by Oct 15, 2014. Space is limited and we reserve the right to accept only applications that meet our criteria. Some exclusive and limited categories are available.


Event Photography

2014 Event Photography will be provided Captivating Sports Photos. - See more at: Captivating Sports Photos

Pace Groups

Want to become a pacer for the 2014 Morgan Hill Marathon + Half?

2014 Pacer Group Signup Form COMING SOON


Running Addicts RunningAddicts is a run group in the South Bay Area with the goal to plan group runs, train for race events, and foster lifelong friendships with those passionate about running. We are considered addicted to running, and recently declared winners of the 2012 Oakland Running Festival Marathon Challenge as well as the San Francisco Marathon + Half Team Challenge Winners.

More Information? Visit the RunningAddicts Website >

Pacing for the Morgan Hill Marathon

After each group is situated in their start coral we will drop the ropes. This will be a one wave start with everyone going slowly through the start arch. We are scoring chip times. Time starts when you cross the start line.

Event Sponsors

  • The Running Shop
  • Aquahydrate
  • Tencate
  • KR Anderson
  • The Ford Store Morgan Hill
  • SVE Timing
  • Firstwave Events
  • Threshold Racing

Expo Exhibitors

Active Spinal

Active Spinal & Sports Care is a Chiropractic and Sports Therapy office run by Dr. Armen Agacanyan. Dr. Armen is a Sports Chiropractor with a specialty in soft tissue injury and rehabilitation. He combines Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, physiotherapy, Chiropractic care and rehab/ corrective exercise. These treatment modalities are used by elite and professional athletes from around the world. Dr. Armen is the only Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Rehab Board, Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, Certified Active Release Technique Provider, Certified Graston Technique Provider and Rocktape Performance Tape Provider in the South County.

Bling Displays

A unique way to display your race bibs and medals. Solid wood displays to commemorate all your training. You worked hard to earn them, here is a nice way to show them off!

One of the largest mobile vendors, attending many of the largest running events in California.

go for it! sports


Our role is not to create the latest “technical” fibre. Nature has already done that, and without an oil rig in sight. Merino wool was born not in a lab, but in the mountains of New Zealand. The Icebreaker fibre factory works 24 hours a day, on the back of a sheep. Sustainability is at the heart of Icebreaker, and we aim for profitable sustainability — a business model that balances ecology with economy.

Mara's Pasta

  • Unique variety of wheat gives Mara's a better taste and texture
  • Designed for athletes and others who are looking for more nutritious foods
  • Higher in protein and fiber than other whole grain pastas
  • Grown for Cook Natural Products by a network of US family farmers
  • Cooks faster than other whole grain pastas
  • Made with 100% whole wheat variety specific Maragraintm

Mary Kay

A trusted global name in skin care, makeup & body care. The latest beauty advice, makeup trends, virtual makeover & unparalleled business opportunity.

Morgan Hill Marathon

Be sure to stop by our booth for a deep discount on signing up next year plus Morgan Hill Marathon Shirts, Polo Shirts, and Hats.

Mt. Madonna YMCA

Mt. Madonna YMCA enriches kids, adults, families and communities through after school child care, youth sports, and day camp programs. We are proud to partner with the City of Morgan Hill at the Centennial Recreation Center to provide, health, fitness and wellness programs, swimming and aquatics, programs for seniors and teens, anf other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities.

Silcon Valley Leadership Group

www.svlg.org - The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is a public policy business trade organization. The Leadership Group was founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard and represents more than 375 of Silicon Valley's most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and contribute more than $3 trillion to the worldwide economy.

South Hill Designs / Love your Locket

South Hill's team of leaders researched the world of personalized jewelry, and they saw a crying need for higher standards in both quality and creativity. They also grasped the power of robust business systems to support rapid growth and nourish a community of dedicated Artists. As for innovation, South Hill Designs is constantly blazing new trails in jewelry design, bringing to market exciting new concepts that customers love to buy as they tell their own story in one-of-a-kind jewelry creations.

South Valley Running Club

The South Valley Running Club, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed to promote running for health, fitness, and fun. Our members live in the South Santa Clara County area, primarily in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin, and Hollister. The monthly calendar includes weekday and weekend runs, socials, monthly meetings, and upcoming races.

Sports Basement

Sports Basement is a sporting-goods retailer with four locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and an online store. We take pride in selling the best brands at basement prices. But if you’ve ever been to the Basement, you probably know that that description doesn’t really do us justice

The Running Shop

South Valley's premier, full service specialty running shoe store.
We carry all major brands to fulfill any level of runner's needs. With over 20 years experience in the industry, we are able to provide expert foot, arch and gait analysis to ensure you get the proper fit and function from your shoes.
www.runmorganhill.com - 650-576-7466

Tri Sports Jewelry

Tell the world about your achievements! In this site you will find sports related jewelry celebrating an array of sports. Our initial emphasis is for athletes and their supporters, involved in doing Triathlons, as well as individual Swimming, Bicycling and Running events.

Roads Affected

More information coming soon…

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