The Napa Valley Marathon is dedicated to fostering and promoting quality road racing in an inspiring setting. Known as the "biggest little marathon in the West," the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon has earned a reputation for outstanding runner support, attention to detail, and a beautiful point-to-point course. An aerial 2-page spread of the course appeared in the June 2004 issue of Runner's World. In its January 2002 issue, Runner's World Magazine named the Napa Valley Marathon one of the Top 20 Marathons in the U.S. In the January 2005 issue of Competitor Magazine, Napa was named the Best Rural Marathon in America.