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Running Events

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Northern California and Nevada


9/9 Buffalo Stampede: Scottish Rite Temple, Sacramento. 4 mi., 10 mi., 1/2 mi. kids run. A new course that eincludes the River Park neighborhood, the levees along the American River & Guy West Bridge. All finishers receive a medal.

9/15 Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge: Twin Bridges. 5K, 10K, 10 mi., 13.1 mi., 20 mi., 26.2 mi., 50K. Primarily singletrack trail, some dirt roads, a little pavement,very runnable sections, technical sections, climbs, downhills, great scenery, views, creeks, and lakes.

9/15 Bill Flodberg Mt. Madonna Challenge: Sprig Lake Recreation Area, Gilroy. 5K, 10K, Half marathon.

9/16 Let’s ROC!: Run for Ovarian Cancer. Sacramento. Flat 5K course is shady. No inline skates/dogs allowed.

9/23 Run Viva Calle: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San José. The Run Viva CalleSJ 5K is a great way for running fans to start the day. The run is an exciting new addition to the Viva CalleSJ open streets program.


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.

Southern California & Nevada


9/29 Be the Light 5K: West Creek Park, Valencia. Each year the greater Southern California community of runners and walkers come together to support youths in recovery, to show them that we are here for them and together we can make a positive impact on their lives. Bring your best night outfit, decked out with lights and colorful glow bands to shine your brightest.


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.



9/2-3 Moore Mountain Trail Fest: Klamath Falls. 5K, 13.1K, 30K courses. high quality singletrack and with sweeping views of Upper Klamath Lake and Mt. Shasta. Half marathon is a hill climbers paradise with 1600' of climbing.


10/6 Bay Ridge Endurance Runs: Cull Canyon Reg’l Park, Castro Valley. Dick Collins 50 mi. & Bay Ridge 100K runs. Expect 7,800 ft. in vertical for the 50 mi.and about 10,000 ft. for the 100k.

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 Drive, 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.

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