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Running Events

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Northern California and Nevada


10/7 Urban Cow: Land Park, Sacramento. Half-marathon, 2-person relay & 5K run/walk.

10/13 Granite Head Trails & Ales: Granite Beach, Folsom. 6.6 mi., 11.2 mi. courses. Awards to the top overall male and female runners of the each of the courses. Schwag includes technical shirt, stainless steel finisher’s pint cup, post-race fajita, & beer for age 21 and over.

10/13 Animal Place’s Compassion 5K Fun Run: Grass Valley. A fundraiser for rescued chickens. Come race in (chicken) costumes!

10/20 Springville Apple Run: Springville Park. 5K river run, 10K trail run. Pre-reg. only! No day-of reg.

10/21 Pasadena Trail Half & 5K/10K: Hahamongna Watershed Park. 5K, 10K, half marathon. Enjoy the Finish Festival with a variety of Pasadena area businesses and post-run food & drinks.

10/27 Ghouls on the Run 5K: Kit Carson Park, Escondido. 5K trail run. Chip-timed, come in costume. Each participant will receive an inaugural Ghouls on the Run t-shirt and glowing finisher medal. All proceeds help the Life Sports Fdn.

10/28 Jack O Smash: Sportsplex USA, Poway. 10K, 5K, 1K Fun Run, & family festival. A fast, yet challenging 10K and 5K course! A free beer will be offered to every racer over the age of 21 in the beer garden.


11/11 Clarksburg Country Run: Clarksburg. 5k, 10k, 20 mi., half marathon-PAUSATF Championship. Finisher’s medals & a hot meal after the race. Proceeds benefit Clarksburg youth sports, Clarksburg Fire Department, Clarksburg schools, clubs and philanthropic programs.

Southern California & Nevada


10/13 SPACEROCK Trail Race: Agua Dulce, northern Los Angeles County. A spectacular trail race through the iconic Vasquez Rocks Natural Park in a Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K trail race. All finishers will receive custom finisher medals, custom shirts, goodie bags and special treats.

10/13 Rad Runs: Agoura Hills. 10K & 10 mi. courses feature historic and scenic views of the Santa Monica Mountains and Agoura Hills. Race begins at City Hall passing by our beautiful National and State Parks including Paramount Ranch and Malibu Creek State Park. USATF certified and sanctioned.

10/13 Carmel Valley Trail: Torrey Highlands Community Park, San Diego. 5K, 10K,15K. experience one of the hillier courses you will find without heading to the mountains. Elevation gains are only between 300'-700" depending on the course, and some of the hills you may encounter are short, but steep.

10/20 Strides for DisABILITY: Shoreline Aquatic Park, Long Beach. 5K run/walk & 3K family walk. Easterseals Southern California is the leading non-profit organization providing services for children and adults living with disabilities.

10/20 MKNK 5K Fun Run: Hart Park, Bakersfield. Bring your furry friends in costume! Find MKNK 5K on Facebook.

10/21 Pasadena Trail Half: & 5K/10K. Hahamongna Watershed Park, Pasadena. Choose from 3 distances and challenge yourself on scenic trails surrounding JPL, Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains.

10/27 Ghouls on the Run: Carson Park, Escondido. A chip timed, 5K trail run where Halloween costumes are encouraged. Each participant will receive an inaugural Ghouls on the Run t-shirt and glowing finisher medal.

10/27 Whittier 5K Spooktacular: Run/Walk & Creepy Crawly Children’s 1/2 mi. distance for ages 12 & under. All participants will receive a super duper finishers medal, free ice cream for the kids, goodie bag, free pancake breakfast ($3.00 for non-participants), and a Snazzy Spooktacular T-Shirt!



10/7 Bigfoot 10K: Bend. 10K road race, 10K Dirtyfoot, Kids Littlefoot. Crazy fast, this legendary road race runs downhill, point to point from Bend, down Century Dr., and finishes at The Old Mill District near the Flag Bridge. The Dirtyfoot will start and finish with the Bigfoot road 10K. About 1.5 mi after the start, it’s off the pavement and onto dirt road, single track, and pathways to the finish.

10/11 Bend Trail Series - Fall: Maston, Bend. Thursday evening, 4-7 mi.

10/20 Spud Run: Downtown Merrill. 2 mi. walk; 5 mi. run.

10/27 Dia de Los Muertos Endurance Run: Bosque Café & Espresso, Newport. 24hr, 12hr, 6hr, 4hr & 2hr. endurance races. There will be an Ofrenda (altar) at the start/finish area where runners will be able to do offerings of flowers, fruits, drinks, etc and written messages in memory of their loved ones who have passed on.


11/22 Newport Turkey Trot: Rogue Brewery, Newport. 10k, 5K, Kids fun run on a Flat scenic courses around Yaquina Bay, Hatfield Marine Science Center, the Pacific Ocean, NOOA. Keep the tradition going & dress up in costume.

11/22 Moore Park Tuckey Trot: Klamath Falls. Reg. opens at 8am, race begins at 9. Entry fee is an unwrapped child's gift for Toys for Tots, or a cash donation which will be donated to the food bank.

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