race registration information

Half Marathon Race Time

Sunday, October 16, 2016

7:30 a.m.

*The race allows walkers, but there is no walking division


5K Race Time:

Sunday, October 16, 2016

7:40 a.m.

*Strollers/baby joggers welcome on the 5K course

Merco Credit Union Half Marathon Registration Fees

Submitted by March 31, 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65.00

Submitted between April 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$70.00

Submitted on or after July 1, 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$75.00

Submitted on or after October 1, 2016. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$85.00

Registration closes October 15, 2016, at 8 p.m.


Merco Credit Union 5K Individual Registration Fees

Submitted by June 30, 2016 . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00

Submitted between July 1, 2016, and September 30, 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00

Submitted after September 30, 2016 . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35.00


Registration closes October 15, 2016, no same-day registration​ for the Half Marathon or 5K



NEW THIS YEAR:  KIDS TRICK-OR-TROT:  The fun isn't just for the big kids this year, we are offering a just-for-fun kids' run (about 25 meter dash).  Kids receive a runners bib and a treat bag of candy and goodies.   You can sign up the kids for $2 at packet pick up on Saturday (Noon to 4 p.m.) at UCM or at packet pick up prior to the race from 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. at UCM.  



Registrants who register online should receive a confirmation email of your registration.

Registrants who mail in Merco Credit Union Half Marathon registrations will be confirmed by a confirmation email, which will be sent out as we receive your registration.  


Included with your Half Marathon registration:

Custom Finisher's medal;

Tech fabric t-shirt;

Goodie Bags;

Finisher's breakfast items;

Full service Aid & Gel Stations;

Overall winners (M & F) receive Taste of Merced Basket

Age-Group Awards -- Custom Merced River Rock Trophies (1st place); Medals (2nd and 3rd places);


Included with your 5K registration:

Tech Fabric t-shirt;

Finisher's Medal;

Goody Bags;

Finisher's Breakfast items;

Full service Aid Station;

Age-group awards


**Entry fees are not refundable.  All participants in the Merco Credit Union Half Marathon must be 12 years of age or older.


No babyjoggers, roller skates, inline skates, pets or unofficial participants will be allowed on the Half Marathon race course.


Finisher medals will be awarded to finishers of the Merco Credit Union Half Marathon within a 5-hour time clock:  the course closes at 12:30 p.m.


Age Group Awards for the Half Marathon:

Our unique age-group trophy awards for the Half Marathon will be presented between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00, depending upon our finisher times. The top finisher in each age and gender category will receive a finisher trophy in the Half Marathon; age-group awards for the 5K include medals only. 


 You must be present to collect your age group award at the race finish; we will not ship age group awards following the event.  


Our age groups are in 5-year increments as follows:


19 and under

20 to 24

25 to 29

30 to 34

35 to 39

40 to 44

45 to 49

50 to 54

55 to 59

60 to 64

65 to 69

​70 and over


Walking the Half Marathon?

We do not have a walking division for the Half Marathon.  The Merco Credit Union Half Marathon runs on a 5-hour clock.  Walking the Half Marathon within the 5-hour clock is very doable and fun!.


Questions?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page.