JUNE

▪ June 24, 2018—Inaugural Wag Run & Walk 5K & 1-mile, Eagal Lake Resort, Tracy
A portion of the registration fee goes to Animal Rescue of Tracy, Animal Protection League, Lost & Found Pets 209, and Delta Humane & SPCA. All Wag Runners, Walkers and their dogs will receive a finishers’ medal and dog tag at the finish line. Dogs MUST be friendly and well socialized. All dogs MUST be leashed on a maximum leash length of 6 feet throughout the event. Any dog or owner who we deem to be unfriendly or showing aggressive behavior will be asked to leave for the enjoyment and safety of other participants. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ June 26, 2018—Taco Tuesday Sumer 5K Series, Woodward Park, Fresno
“Pajama Run.” This is part of a six-race 5K series over the summer held on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m. Sign up for each individually for $10 apiece or all six with the $35 annual pass.Save your bib if you plan to do multiple races to cut costs. Two tacos and a soft drink are $5 prepaid or $20 for all six races. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ June 30, 2018—Third Annual Corcoran High School Cross Country Alumni & Friends 2-mile walk/run, Corcoran
This event was created to introduce our alumni to the current CHS Cross Country team. All funds will assist the team in traveling to the Nike Portland XC Invite in Portland, Oregon. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

JULY

▪ July 1, 2018—Hernia Hills Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Twisted Oak Winery, Vallecito
Challenge yourself with one of these hilly courses. Barbecue afterward on the winery grounds. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ July 4, 2018—Freedom Run 2-mile walk/run, 4-mile run and kids’ fun run, Fresno
Locally grown watermelon and ice cream post-race. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ July 4, 2018—Run for Independence 2-mile walk/run and 5-mile run, Atwater
Come for the races, stay for the parade. Proceeds go toward scholarships for graduating high school seniors who have run cross country or track. This is a fun local race with flat courses put on by the Merced Running Club. It’s also a bargain compared to many other higher-priced races around the valley. Walkers welcome in the 2-miler; please, only runners in the 5-miler. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com. Download an entry form by clicking here.

▪ July 4, 2018—Firecracker 3K walk and 5K run, Lemoore
For more information, contact the Lemoore Parks and Rec Department at 559-924-6767 or download event details. All runners and walkers receive a participation medal. T-shirts guaranteed only for those who register before June 22. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female 5K runner, most patriotic, seasoned participant, youngest participant in the run or walk, and a team sward (the team with the most registrants in the event). Register online at UltraSignup.com.

▪ July 4, 2018—Firecracker 4-mile FREE fun run and 2-mile walk, Grupe Park, Stockton
Yes, you read that right: FREE. There’s also a kids’ fun run with medals for all kids. Water and refreshments afterward. No need to pre-register. Brought to you by the friendly folks at Fleet Feet and Team RWB (Red, White and Blue). Just show up shortly before the 8 a.m. start – event details

▪ July 7, 2018—Dirty Dozen, Half Dozen, 10K & 5K, Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline Park, San Pablo
Run for 12 hours or 6 hours for the Dirty Dozen or Half Dozen, respectively. Shorter distances also available in the 10K and 5K. BBQ and picnic follow the events. For more information or to register, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ July 8, 2018—SHE 365 5K walk/run, Woodbridge Winery, Woodbridge
This is a female-only event. Champagne flute, mimosa, fresh fruit, chocolate, Bundtini’s catered lunch, jewelry, custom women’s finisher shirt and medal. For more information or to sign up online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ July 10, 2018—Taco Tuesday Sumer 5K Series, Woodward Park, Fresno
“’80s Night.” This is part of a six-race 5K series over the summer held on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m. Sign up for each individually for $10 apiece or all six with the $35 annual pass. Save your bib if you plan to do multiple races to cut costs. Two tacos and a soft drink are $5 prepaid or $20 for all six races. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

escalon logo ▪ July 14, 2018—Escalon Park Fete 2-mile and 10K walk/run, Portal Middle School, Escalon
These are family friendly events on out-and-back courses. After running the 2-miler, Escalon High School cheerleaders line the finish line and cheer on runners. Great small-town feel. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ July 14, 2018—Christmas in July 5K walk/run, Fresno
Proceeds benefit in part Boys and Girls Club. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ July 17 2018—Brews & Shoes Showdown 3-mile fun run and after-party, Fleet Feet Stockton, Stockton
brews and shoes showdownThis is the must-attend party of the summer. Yes, the bar will be open. Runners will pick up their bibs at 5:30 p.m. and take off on a 3-mile fun run at 6 p.m. Several vendors, including Saucony, Brooks, Altra, Hoka, Asics, New Balance and Mizuno, will have shoes for test drives. Others, such as Superfeet and Garmin will have some of their latest products on display. After the run, stick around and enjoy some great food and beer (2 tastings and 1 pint of Sierra Nevada), since this event is part of Stockton Beer Week. Games and some great raffle prizes too, so practice up on beer pong. (See photos from last year.) Price is $15, a portion of which goes to the Emergency Food Bank. Registration limited to 250, so don’t wait. For more information or to register online, visit Fleet Feet StoMo.

▪ July 24, 2018—Taco Tuesday Sumer 5K Series, Woodward Park, Fresno
“Pop Singers.” This is part of a six-race 5K series over the summer held on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m. Sign up for each individually for $10 apiece or all six with the $35 annual pass. Save your bib if you plan to do multiple races to cut costs. Two tacos and a soft drink are $5 prepaid or $20 for all six races. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ July 28, 2018—Bad Bass Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K trail runs, Lake Chabot, Castro Valley
Who wouldn’t want to sport one of these bad a- – let’s just say BAD shirts. This is a Brazen Race, so there are hills, good folks and good food. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ July 28, 2018—Miguel Reyes Elite/Open 5K run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Big prize purse. Pancakes and ice cream post-race. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ July 28, 2018—Free Running Form Clinic, Modesto Junior College
Hosted by TrailTaylor-Sunshine Running Co. From 9-10:15 a.m. Appropriate for ages 14 years and older – event details

AUGUST

▪ Aug. 4, 2018—Summer Breeze Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, San Leandro Marino Park, San Leandro
This is one of the few flat Brazen Races. Courses go along the water and the marina. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ Aug. 7, 2018—Taco Tuesday Sumer 5K Series, Woodward Park, Fresno
“Disney.” This is part of a six-race 5K series over the summer held on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m. Sign up for each individually for $10 apiece or all six with the $35 annual pass. Save your bib if you plan to do multiple races to cut costs. Two tacos and a soft drink are $5 prepaid or $20 for all six races. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 11, 2018—Fourth Annual Brain Health to Beat Stroke 5K, McLeod Lake Park, Webers Point, Stockton
This is a fund-raising event to raise awareness for strokes. Free brain freeze dessert as well as other post-race goodies for all finishers. For more information, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ Aug. 11, 2018—Bear Creek Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Briones Regional Park, Martinez
This is a Brazen Race, so expect hills, dirt and a good time. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ Aug. 11, 2018—Hot Run 5K Run or 2-mile Walk/Run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Events benefit the United Health Centers Foundation. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 12, 2018—SAR (Search and Rescue) Run Wild Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Shaver Lake
In addition to race t-shirts, participants may be party to a Big Foot sighting if they’re lucky. Custom Big Foot medals to all finishers. This event has sold out the past two years, so sign up early. Events benefit Fresno County Search and Rescue. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 18, 2018—Hell of a Half Marathon, Exeter
The name says it all. Challenge yourself to run this hot 13.1-mile event. Nine aid stations. Register early as the event sells out. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 18, 2018—Inaugural Race the Peak Trail Run Half Marathon, 10K & 1-mile Hill Climb & Brew Fest, China Peak Mountain Resort, Lakeshore
There’s also a Mountain Goat Challenge, which includes the 10K and 1-mile hill climb. Prize money in the 1-mile hill climb. Tech shirt, custom finishers’ medal and show bag for all participants. Check out the swag for registered runners. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 18, 2018—Spartan Spear-It 5K Run, Davis High School, Modesto
This inaugural event benefits the Davis High Cross-Country Team. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 21, 2018—Taco Tuesday Sumer 5K Series, Woodward Park, Fresno
“Career Night.” This is part of a six-race 5K series over the summer held on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m. Sign up for each individually for $10 apiece or all six with the $35 annual pass. Two tacos and a soft drink are $5 prepaid or $20 for all six races. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 25, 2018—Fourth Annual Campus Life 5K walk/run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Event benefits in part Fresno/Madera Youth for Christ. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Aug. 26, 2018—Mark & Tony’s Margarita 8K, 8-mile and Half Marathon Run and Trail Party, Lake Camanche South Shore
When you get these two together, look out world. We do know one thing: The bar will be open! Margaritas (for those old enough), fajitas and tech shirts. This is a trail run and it’s in the foothills, so expect dirt, rocks, tree roots and a few hills. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

SEPTEMBER

▪ Sept. 8, 2018—Pincushion 1-mile Hill Climb, Friant
This a steep hill climb for 5,280 feet. This will have a start similar to a cycling speed trial. Runners will be staggered with 5-10 seconds in between each one. For more information or to register online, visit San Joaquin Running.

▪ Sept. 9, 2018—Delta Harvest Run 1-mile fun run and 5K, 10K & Half-Marathon walk/runs, Brentwood
These events are sponsored by the Delta Association of Realtors Community Service Foundation. Proceeds support East Contra Costa County food banks/pantries, shelters and the funding of college scholarships for local high schools. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ Sept. 15, 2018—Drag-N-Fly Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch
I love Brazen Racing descriptions. The most challenging course is reserved for the half-marathoners. I guess that means lots of hills. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

dusty bottoms logo▪ Sept. 15, 2018—Dusty Bottoms Beer Mile and 1.5-mile Ultra Beer Mile, Modesto
It’s B-A-C-K — the event that put Dusty Bottoms Trail Runners on the map. The rules are simple: drink a beer, run 400 yards. Repeat four times and don’t hurl, and you receive a custom finishers’ medal. The ultra involves running six laps and chugging six beers. This is a BYOB (bring your own beer) event. Plan to bring a designated driver, too. Spectators always welcome! Unique overall finishers’ awards as well as a raffle with loads of cool prizes, so bring a few $$ to buy tickets. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Sept. 15, 2018—Kare for Kidney 2-mile, 5K & 10K walk/runs, Woodward Park, Fresno
These events are designed to raise awareness for kidney disease. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Sept. 22, 2018—Smokey Bear Run 2-mile walk/run & 10K run, Shaver Lake
For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Sept. 22, 2018—Wascally Wabbit Half-Mawothon & 5K Run, 
Events benefit Kids Kasa Foster Care Educational Fund. For more information, visit Wascally Rabbit.

▪ Sept. 22, 2018—Trail Hog Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Santa Clara County Park, San Jose
With trail in its name, you know this is going to have some hills and dirt. Plus the description mentions Mount Hamilton. After all, it’s put on by Brazen Racing. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ Sept. 29, 2018—Moo Mile Run and 5K, Tulare Public Library, Tulare
For more information, visit the city of Tulare or call 559-684-4310. From the looks of the website, you can’t register online.

▪ Sept. 29, 2018—Rocky Ridge Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Lake Trampas Wilerness, San Ramon
I’ll let the folks at Brazen Racing describe their half marathon: “This is the race your momma warned you about! The half marathon cannot be described as “flat and fast” or “good for beginners” or with any other nice phrase. In fact, the phrases most commonly used to describe it would be unprintable.” Check back later for more information.

▪ Sept. 29, 2018—Dre 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
Event benefits Dre’s Junior League of Fitness. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Sept. 29, 2018—Shaver Lake Tri, 10K and 5K, Camp Edison Shaver
There are sprint and olympic triathlons, spring and olympic aquabike, spring and olympic duathlons, a 10K run and a 5K run. For more information or to register online, visit Sierra Cascades Multisport Productions.

OCTOBER

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—Superhero Run 5K walk/run, Lake Lodi, Lodi
Dress up and run as your favorite super hero. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—UCP Safari 5K Dash and 1/2-mile fun walk/run, East LaLoma Park, Modesto
Events benefit the United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus and are designed to encourage participation of all abilities and families to join the celebration. They also coincide with World Cerebral Palsy Day. Costumes of favorite wild animal are recommended. Custom finishers medals for all. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Oct. 6, 2018—”Game On” 5K Fun Run, Bakersfield
This event kicks off “RowdyCon” at California State University, Bakersfield. The RowdyCon Game Convention, a day of fun and games, features a vendor expo with dozens of game consoles, activities hosted by CSUB Student Organizations, a cosplay contest, a maid cafe, food trucks, NERF wars, entertainment vehicles, bounce houses and more. Runners travel through the CSUB campus, where gaming-related surprises are in store. All participants also receive free entry into the convention. Proceeds benefit the Lauren Small Children’s Center at Dignity Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

Peace Officer Memorial Run logo▪ Oct. 7, 2018—Peace Officer Memorial Run Half-Marathon, Half Relay & 5K, Modesto
Mark your calendar for this annual event that honors Stanislaus County peace officers who have fallen in the line of duty. Both runs start and finish in front of the Gallo Center in downtown Modesto. Expo and Safety Faire coincide with the runs. For more information, visit Peace Officer Memorial Run. To register online, visit Active.com.

▪ Oct. 7, 2018—20th Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure, Chukchansi Park, Fresno
This event benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation. There are separate timed and untimed 5K co-ed run/walks. For more information or to register online, visit Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Riverbank Run for the Cheese logo▪ Oct. 13, 2018—Riverbank Run for the Cheese 5K and 10K walk/runs and kids’ fun run, Riverbank
The courses go through quiet residential areas that have a bit of a roll. The 10K has a bonus hill. Galaxy Theatres has graciously agreed to open up early so runners can use their nice permanent bathrooms. NO port-a-potties at this race. For more information, visit ShadowChase Running Club or register online at Active.com.

▪ Oct. 13, 2018—10th Annual Rabobank Fiesta 2-mile Run/Walk and 5-mile run, Reedley
For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Oct. 14, 2018—Family Carnival 5K Fun Run, Kingsburg
For more information or to register online, visit www.easytithe.com.

NOVEMBER

▪ Nov. 3, 2018—Salmon Duathlon (run, ride, run) and 5K Run, Knights Ferry
Check back later for more information.

▪ Nov. 4, 2018—Two Cities Marathon, Half Marathon and Half Relay, Clovis and Fresno
Chose from the Clovis Half or the Fresno Half. The relay covers the Fresno Half course. The half-relay only covers the Fresno portion. Entry includes a tech t-shirt as well as a pull-over hoodie. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Nov. 11, 2018—Port City Half Marathon and 5K, Stockton
Check back later for more information.

▪ Nov. 17, 2018—Third Annual Bakersfield Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Relay and 5K, Bakersfield
Entry includes a short-sleeve gender-specific tech t-shirt as well as “secret swag.” For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Nov. 17, 2018—Womble Rumble 5K, 10K & kids’ fun run, Lake Lodi, Lodi
Check back later for more information.

▪ Nov. 22, 2018—Run Against Hunger 5K run/walk & 10K walk, Stockton
5K walkers have their own course separate from the 5K runners. Courses go along the Stockton Waterfront. Check back later for more information.

DECEMBER

▪ Dec. 1, 2018—NEW: Capitol 5K (for all ages) and maraFUNrun 5K (an existing event for kids), Sacramento
The Capitol 5K is a new addition to the CIM weekend for those who want to run a shorter distance but still want to be part of the festivities. The maraFUNrun is a repeat event for kids. Looks like the 5K finishes in the same chutes as the marathon the following day. Come for the 5K, then visit the Expo at the Sacramento Convention Center. For more information or to register online, visit Sacramento Running Association.

▪ Dec. 1, 2018—San Joaquin River Trail 50K & 100K, Friant
These are trail runs, so expect dirt, rocks, tree roots, hills and other natural obstacles. This event is produced by San Joaquin Running. Course goes around Millerton Lake and along the San Joaquin River. For more information or to register online, visit UltraSignUp.com.

▪ Dec. 2, 2018—California International Marathon (CIM) and Marathon Relay, Folsom to Sacramento
A point-to-point net downhill marathon. Relay is composed of four people. This event sells out every year somewhere around late August or early September. For more information or to register online, visit Sacramento Running Association.

▪ Dec. 9, 2018—Hanford’s Rockin’ Rudolph 5K walk/run and kids’ fun run, Hanford
There also is a costume contest. So dust off your reindeer antlers or Santa suit and come out for this event that benefits the Adventist Health Central Valley Network and Hospice Services. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

2019

JANUARY

▪ Jan. 26, 2019—Fifth Annual Pirates of the Cure-I-bbean Booty Run 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
This event promotes awareness of blood-related cancers through Relay for Life team member’s fund-raising efforts. Finishers’ medal for all participants. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

FEBRUARY

▪ Feb. 23, 2019—Support Blue Fresno 2-mile walk or 10K run, Woodward Park, Fresno
This event is a grassroots effort to broaden the support for the Fresno Police Department. This is the second event in the Winter Classic Medal Series. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Feb. 23, 2019—Tour de Meow 5K Run or 1-mile Cat Walk, Bakersfield
This event benefits MEOWco.org and its neonate kitten nursery, adoption programs and many other-life saving programs. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Feb. 23, 2019—End of the Trail Half-Marathon and 10K, Downtown Visalia
Flat, flat courses. Beast Mode Hat to the top 25 male/female finishers for the half and top 10 male/female in the 10K. Free End of the Trail Beanie Cap if you register before Jan. 1, 2019. This is in addition to the long-sleeve t-shirt that all registrants receive. Certified course and New York Marathon qualifier. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

MARCH

▪ March 24, 2019—Fresno Donut Run 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
Cute donut-themed finishers’ medal for all participants. Event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ March 31, 2019—Modesto Marathon, Half-Marathon, Half Relay and 5K, Modesto
Modesto marathon logoPacket pick-up is during the March 30 Expo. The public also is welcome at the Expo. Courses are relatively flat. Both the half and full go over a Highway 99 overpass twice—the only inclines on the course. The 5K goes through residential areas around Graceda Park and finishes in the same place as the half and full. Events benefit Teens Run Modesto. Please NO DOGS except service animals for the safety of the runners and the animals. For more information or to register online, visit Modesto Marathon.

APRIL

▪ April 6, 2019—AR 50 (American River 50) 50-mile ultra-run and 25-mile run, Folsom
The 50-miler starts at 6 a.m. and has a 14-hour cut-off time.  If you make it under the cut-off, you receive a special jacket and a finisher’s medal as well as a tech shirt. Pacers allowed on the last half. The 25-miler starts an hour later — at 7 a.m. but has the same cutoff of 5:15 p.m. at Rattlesnake Bar. The 25-mile runners will receive a tech shirt and finisher’s medal. For more information, visit AR 50.

▪ April 6-7, 2019—California Classic Weekend, Fresno
california classic logoSaturday, the race shuts down the freeway so bicycle riders can ride without worrying about cars. Choose from the century (100 miles), metric century (62 miles) or mini-metric century (35 miles). Or run the half-marathon, half relay or 5K on Sunday. The half and half relay go through African Adventure inside Fresno Chaffee Zoo, finishing along home plate inside Chukchansi Stadium. The Rock and Run 5K doesn’t go through the zoo but it has all the other benefits of the half. Cash prizes for all age-group winners in the half. If you do both a ride and a run, you receive a biker/runner hat and an interlocking medal. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.


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