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Northern California and Nevada

November

11/18 Mendocino Coast PAL Big River Run: Big River. 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon. 1/2 mi. kiddie race ages 4-10. The course winds along one of the most scenic rivers on the north coast. www.mendocinocoastpal.org

11/18 Trail Run at Sly Park: Pollock Pines. 50K, 20 mi., 13.1 mi. 10 mi., 10K, 5K. Course is primarily single track run in beautiful Pollock Pines. Great running, some technical sections roots, rocks, very challenging course, no big climbs or long downhills. www.tctruns.com

11/23 The Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble: San Pablo Dam Reservoir. 5K run/walk; 10K run. Medals awarded to top 3 finishers in each of 5 year age groups. Come in costume for the Best Dressed Turkey award! Wolfpackevents.com

11/23 Almaden Valley’s Run Turkey Run: Leland High School. 5K/10K. Both courses are run on level terrain on the paved trails along the Alamitos Creek and the Open Space area. www.raceplace.com/events/5815/almaden-valley-s-run-turkey-run

11/23 Nitro Turkey Trot: Point Pinole, San Pablo. 5K, 10K, & Little Turkeys race. Children (10 and under) attending with 5K/10K runners will receive free entry into Little Turkeys and receive special medals and a goodie bag. Brazenracing.com/nitroturkey

11/23 The Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble: San Pablo Dam Reservoir. 5K run/walk; 10K run. Medals awarded to top 3 finishers in each of 5 year age groups. Come in costume for the Best Dressed Turkey award! Wolfpackevents.com

11/23 Almaden Valley’s Run Turkey Run: Leland High School. 5K/10K. Both courses are run on level terrain on the paved trails along the Alamitos Creek and the Open Space area. www.raceplace.com/events/5815/almaden-valley-s-run-turkey-run

December

12/2 The Super Run 5K:Fresno. Grab your cape and fly over to The Super Run for a 5k fun run, music, festivities and more. thesuperrun.com/

12/9 Summit Rock Half Marathon: Sanborn Park, Saratoga. & 5K, 10K. Run thru the beautiful redwood groves of the Santa Cruz Mountains! Sanborn County Park features miles of single-track trails dappled with filtered light through lush canopy. Brazenracing.com/summitrock/

12/16 Dam Jingle Bell Dash: San Pablo Dam Reservoir, Orinda. 5K, 10K for adults & 100 yard dash to Santa for the kids. Bring a Santa hat or your fav holiday attire. Finishers receive custome medals. Wolfpackevents.com


Southern California & Nevada

November

11/18 Lexus LaceUp Palos Verdes Half Marathon: Pelican Cove Park, Rancho Palos Verdes. Half, 10K, 5K. Participants start and finish above the scenic Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The course flows along scenic coastal cliffs with views of Catalina Island. Laceuprunningseries.com

11/18 San Dimas Turkey Trot: 5K, 10K, kid’s run. Run a mixture of dirt and paved trails. Feel like a pilgrim running across a stream and through the woods with great mountain and lake views. Renegaderaceseries.com/turkey-trot

11/24 Feelin’ Stuffed: Long Beach. 10K, 5K, half marathon, marathon. The course follows part of the Long Beach Marathon course along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views. charliealewineracing.jimdo.com/races/

11/24 Huntington Beach Turkey Trot: Bolsa Chica Beach Path. 5K, 10K, 15K, half marathon. This is a fun run that is clock timed (not chip timed). Half Marathon - 3 out-and-back loops of 4.36 mi. 5K, 1 out-and-back loop. 10K 2 out-and-back loop. 15K 3 out-and-back loops. www.abetterworldrunning.com/

December

12/2 Death Valley Trail Marathon & Half Marathon: Death Valley Nat’l Park. The course is on a single dirt road through Titus Canyon and does not need any markings as you stay on the road the whole time. There is a aid station marking the half marathon turnaround point. raceroster.com/events/

12/2 Run for a Claus: Irvine. 5K, Kid’s 1 mi. Run around the UC Irvine campus. Choose a charity or cause and raise a few dollars for them. www.runforaclaus.com

12/3 Lexus LaceUp Riverside Reindeer Run: Riverside. Dash into the holidays at the Riverside Reindeer Run Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Kids Run. This scenic course will be sprinkled with a flurry of holiday cheer including carolers at the finish line, Santa Claus appearances and the Santa Mile. Laceuprunningseries.com

12/3 Elfin Forest “Keepin’ it Rural” 5K/10K: North San Diego County. Elfin Forest and Harmony Grove are home of diverse wildlife, scenic trails and biological diversity. This event raises money to help fund the cause of keeping this area scenic, rural and pristine. www.letskeepitrural.com/

12/9 Winter Madness Marathon: Half, 15K, 10K, 5K. Long Beach. Run along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views. Runners go 3.275 mi. on the beach path, then reverse and go back 3.275 mi. to the start two times for the half marathon and four times for the full marathon. For the 15K, runners go out 3.1 mi. and back, and then out 1.55 mi. and back. For the 10K, runners go out 3.1 mi. and back, and for the 5K, runners go out 1.55 mi. and back. charliealewineracing.jimdo.com/races/

12/10 Del Dios Half Marathon: Lake Hodges Visitor Ctr., Escondido. Trail half marathon, 10K, 5K, kid’s races. raceroster.com/events/2017/11173/del-dios-half-marathon-10k-5k

12/16 Renegade Santa Run: Hicks Canyon Elementary School, Irvine. 5k, 10K, kids run. Costume contest! Photo opp with Santa! Scenic run! Renegaderaceseries.com/santa-run

Oregon

November

11/23 Moore Park Turkey Trot: Klamath. 5K run/walk. Entry fee is an unwrapped childrens’ toy or a cash donation to be given to the food bank. www.linkvillelopers.org

11/23 Southern Oregon Turkey Trot: Jackson County Expo, Medford. 2 mi. run/walk, 8 mi. out-and-back run on the Bear Creek Greenway. Bring cans of food with your to donate to support Access Inc. food drive. www.southernoregonrunners.com/turkey-trot/

December

12/2 26th Annual Bend Jingle Bell Run: Downtown Bend. 5K, Kids run. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! www.jbr.org

12/7 Snowflake Mile: Klamath Falls. 1 mi. run/walk. Pre-Register by 12/1. Entry forms are available at Asana Yoga and Sole @ 1205A Klamath Ave. www.linkvillelopers.org


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