*The University of California is not affiliated with this run nor does it endorse any content on this website.  


  • Fast, flat pavement loop course

  • chip timing

  • custom finisher medals

  • hi tech t-shirt, gender specific

  • 100% unique age-group trophies
  • ​finisher's breakfast
  • start and finish at uc Merced*

You are NOT going to want to miss out on this half marathon!  Not only will you start and finish your run at California's newest university campus, all finishers receive a gargantuan finisher's medal with custom ribbon, a hi-tech gender specific t-shirt, a finisher's breakfast, and a chance to compete for the coolest, most unique age-group trophies anywhere -- 3 deep in every age category!!  Our age-group trophies can't be replicated anywhere: they are custom-designed, created locally, and entirely one-of-a-kind!!  


our championship title sponsor:  

merco credit union

Collecting half marathon hardware?  Our race is a part of the California Half and Full Marathon Series.  Completing the Merco Credit Union Half Marathon puts you one race closer to a Series medal.  Check out the California Half and Full Marathon Series by clicking the logo on our website or visiting calhalfseries.com

Historical Weather Data for June 8 in Merced
Average Temp at 7:00 a.m. is ~ 60-62 degrees
Average Temp at 12:00 noon ~ 78 degrees
Special thanks to our sponsors
Race Day Information Here
Packet Pick Up Information Here

Relay Race Day Information Here

Got a time-goal for the Merco Half?  Let the awesome pacing crew from RunningAddicts push you across the finish line!!  Running Addicts will have pacers for you at 10-minute intervals from 1:30 to 2:30 finish times!  

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