APRIL

▪ April 21, 2018—McKenzie Preserve Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and kids’ fun run, Auberry Road between Friant and Prather
Events benefit the Sierra Foothill Conservancy, a 501(c)3 non-profit land trust. For more information, visit San Joaquin Running.

▪ April 21, 2018—Cali 209 5K & 10K walk/run, Stockton
Post-race festivities include beer from Channel Brewing Co. (for those 21 and over). Custom finisher’s medals as well as race t-shirts for all participants. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ April 21, 2018—Old Mill Run 2-mile and 10K and kids’ run fun, Columbia
Events benefit the Tuolumne County Community Christmas Eve Dinner and Wings Fund. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ April 21, 2018—Ninth Annual Turlock Chaplaincy 1-mile, 5K & 10K, Turlock
Courses go around CSU Stanislaus. These events benefit the Turlock Chaplaincy, a private non-profit organization which provides chaplain care through local first responders and in the Turlock Unified School District. For more information, visit Turlock Chaplaincy. To sign up, visit Active.com.

▪ April 21, 2018—Airstrike Allstar Cheer 5K Run, Lemoore
G-Force has qualified to compete at the D2 Summit Cheer Championship at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This is the Super Bowl of cheerleading competitions, and it’s the first time a team from Kings County has received a bid to compete at this event. This 5K is designed to will raise funds to help our girls with all the required expenses necessary to get them to the D2 Summit. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ April 21, 2018—Police Activities League 5K & 10K walk/runs and 1-mile kids’ fun run, Atwater
These events raise money for the City of Atwater PAL. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ April 28, 2018—Dr. Amanda Crews Memorial 31st Annual Run for Health 1-mile, 5K & 10K, East La Loma Park, Modesto
These events benefit the Reach Out and Read Program and support the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency and Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. This is a great family event and is perfect for someone who has never participated in a race. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ April 28, 2018—Kern River Trail Runs 5K, 10K and 10 miles, Hart Park, Section 2, Bakersfield
This is a TRAIL RUN. This will NOT BE RUN on a bike path and will include hills, dirt, uneven terrain, rocks and other natural debris that comes with running on a non-paved surface. Please plan to pack water and any special nutrition you may want on trail. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ April 28, 2018—Western Pacific Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Quarry Lakes, Fremont
The marathon is a Boston qualifier. Events are held in and around Quarry Lakes Park, which means few hills…for once. Same great post-race spread though. Courses are mostly fire trails, with a bit of packed gravel and a bit of pavement. For more information or to register, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ April 28, 2018—Silver Moon 6-, 12- or 24-hour or 100-mile Endurance Race, Reedley College, Reedley
Parking area on the campus is about 1 mile from the start/finish line, which means you’ll have to schlep in your gear. The course is roughly 2 miles long and features a country setting along the Kings River with a glimpse of the Sierra to the east, providing the haze isn’t too heavy. For the 6, 12 and 24-hour events, runners see how many of the 2.03-mile laps than can complete in the time span. For the 100-miler, runners complete 49 2-mile laps and finish with a 1-mile lap. There is what race directors describe as a “killer” 30-foot hill on the course, so be forewarned. This is an all-dirt farm road course. NO dogs, baby strollers or bandits. For more information or to register, visit Silver Moon.

MAY

▪ May 4, 2018—Bakersfield Olé 5 Qué, CSU Bakersfield Amphitheater, Bakersfield
Post-run fiesta includes Mariachi bands, which will provide entertainment before, during and after your run. Adult participants receive: 2 Tacos, 1 Mexican Beer or Agua Fresca, 1 La Rosa Fruit Bar, 1 Shirt and a Unique Finisher’s Medal. Kids receive: 1 Taco, 1 Agua Fresca, 1 La Rosa Fruit Bar, 1 Shirt and 1 Finisher’s Sombrero. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 5, 2018—Fresno Olé 5 Qué, Sugar Pine Trail, Fresno
Post-run fiesta includes Mariachi bands, which will provide entertainment before, during and after your run. Adult participants receive: 2 Tacos, 1 Mexican Beer or Agua Fresca, 1 La Rosa Fruit Bar, 1 Shirt and a Unique Finisher’s Medal. Kids receive: 1 Taco, 1 Agua Fresca, 1 La Rosa Fruit Bar, 1 Shirt and 1 Finisher’s Sombrero. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

May 5, 2018—Inaugural Ripon’s Run Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon (roughly 6.6 miles) & 5K, Ripon
This race was formerly called Rina’s Run. Let’s hope it’s more organized than its predecessor races have been. Events benefit Ripon High School healthy activities and projects and the Moves training teams. Register online at It’s Your Race

▪ May 5, 2018—Kerman Almond Festival Scholarship Run 5K & kids’ fun run, Kerman
For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 5, 2018—Paseo de Mariposa 5K, 12K and Caterpillar Crawl, Mariposa
The 5K is family friendly. The 12K is for running enthusiasts. Participants also are invited to walk in the Butterfly Parade, which follows the run. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 5, 2018—Mercy’s 5K Stroke Awareness Run, Mercy Medical Center, Merced
Proceeds benefit the Primary Care Stroke Program. For more information or to sign up on line, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 5, 2018—Fiesta Run 5K walk/run or Kids’ 400-meter Mini-Sprint, Liberty High School, Madera
This is a fund raiser for Webster Elementary School in the Golden Valley School District. Fiesta-themed, so dress up accordingly. Chips and salsa afterward. Stay around for the taco truck, corn dogs, fruit cups and other snacks too. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 5, 2018—Fiesta 5K Olé, Visalia
Event benefits Visalia Emergency Aid, which operates a food pantry. Registration includes tacos (2 for adults/1 for kids), beverage (beer or Jarito), unique finisher’s medal for adults, finish maraca for kids, along with DJ, musica y la diversión. Para más información o registrar en línea, visite RunSignUp.com

▪ May 5, 2018—ACT (Advancing Children of Turlock) Like a Super Hero 1- and 2-mile Fun Runs and Doggy Dash, Donnelly Park, Turlock
Proceeds from this event go to Turlock’s underprivileged youth through donations and our Christmas shopping spree. Super hero costumes encouraged. For more information, visit Facebook (you don’t need to be a member), or register online at Active.com.

▪ May 12, 2018—Yosemite Half Marathon, Bass Lake
Disclaimer: This race does NOT go through Yosemite National Park. It’s held in Bass Lake, which is about 10 miles away. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

dusty bottoms logo▪ May 12, 2018—Red Hills Ramble 10K, 15K & 50K Trail Run, Red Hills Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Tuolumne
Let’s get ready to ramble! If you’ve ever wanted to try a trail run, this Dusty Bottoms Trail Runners event is for you. Challenging course but gorgeous views along the way and at the top of El Guapo. Afterward, hamburgers and other fixings. (Vegetarian available.) Bring your lawn chairs to relax and socialize. Disclaimer: This is a trail run, so expect dirt, rocks, roots, hills and other natural obstacles. This is a pavement-free zone. This also is a cupless event, so bring your own bottles to fill at the aid stations. Aid stations will NOT have cups. Carpooling is recommended since parking is limited. For more information or to sign up on line, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 12, 2018—Mother’s Day 10K, 2-miles and kids’ fun run, Woodward Park, Fresno
For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 12, 2018—Visalia River Run 5K & 10K, Golden West High School, Visalia
Course goes along the St. Johns River Trail. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ May 12, 2018—Wild Cat Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K, Tilden Park and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, El Sobrante
As Brazen Racing events, these naturally have some hills. But on a clear day, you’ll have great views of the city. For more information or to register, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ May 12, 2018—Kiwanis of Greater Turlock Mother’s Day 5K, Pitman High School, Turlock
Events benefit special projects for Pitman High athletic programs. Pre-register, and you receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ May 12, 2018—Walk for the Health of It 5K walk/run, 5K poker walk, 1-mile kids’ fun run, and a 1-mile walk and roll (wheelchairs and strollers), Lodi Memorial Hospital, Lodi
Jazzercise will return for its 28th year to provide a warm-up routine along with the Crossfit trainers. Allied Health at Lodi Memorial Hospital will host a health fair and provide free health screenings and nutritional snacks. For more information or to register online, visit Lodi Memorial Hospital.

▪ May 19, 2018—Oakdale Chocolate Festival Run 1-mile & 5K, Oakdale
Come for the run, save for the sweets. Both races are out and back on residential streets. For more information, visit Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. Register online at It’s Your Race.

▪ May 19, 2018—Mud on the Farm 5K Obstacle Course Race, Dell’Osso Farms, Lathrop
This is a locally produced obstacle race that has become a tradition among many. Doll’Osso Farms is a family-owned farm. For more information, visit Mud on the Farm or register online by clicking here.

▪ May 19, 2018—Kingsburg Dala Horse Trot 10K Run & 2-mile walk/run, Kingsburg
These events are held in conjunction with the Kingsburg Swedish Festival. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 19, 2018—Fifth Annual Luc’s Run 10K, 2-mile walk/run & kids’ fun run, Tuolumne
Events benefit the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 19, 2018—Merced Cowboy/Vaquero 5K and kids’ fun run, Bob Hart Square, Merced
Events hosted the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 19, 2018—Vi Tri Race Individual Triathlon, Relay Triathlon and Duathlon, Visalia
The triathlon is a 400-yard swim, 11-mile bike ride and 3-mile run. The duathlon is a 1-mile run, 11-mile bike ride and 3-mile run. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 19, 2018—Dog Tag Dash 5K/10K walk/runs and 1-mile fun run, Hart Park, Bakersfield
Legendary burritos post-race from Martin’s Meats. Proceeds go to Patriots of Kern to assist veterans and to send Kern County Teens to Devil Pups camp for 10-days at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 19, 2018—Nitro Trail Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Pt. Pinole Shoreline Park, San Pablo
This is billed as the “race that started it all,” meaning this is how Brazen Racing got its start. The location also is where they made dynamite and gun power up until the 1970s. Talk about a bang of a race! The half is two loops. For more information or to register, visit Brazen Racing.

Avenue of the Vines logo▪ May 20, 2018—Avenue of the Vines Half Marathon & 5K, Acampo (just north of Lodi)
Start and finish outside of the Woodbridge Winery, which will host the post-race festivities. The half is a flat basically square course. The 5K is out and back. Arrive early to secure parking. There is no parking on Woodbridge Road by order of the CHP. For more information, including downloadable entry forms and online registration, visit Fleet Feet Stockton.

▪ May 20, 2018—Airways 2-mile walk and 5K run, Woodward Park, Fresno
This event is hosted by the Jovante Woods Foundation to raise funds for research on childhood asthma. For more information, visit Airways Events.

▪ May 26, 2018—Modesto Memorial Classic 5K and 1-mile walk/runs and free kids’ fun run, Tuolumne River Park, Modesto
These events move back to their historical location in Tuolumne River Regional Park since last year’s flood waters have receded. The 5K is a certified course and is flat and fast. The 1-mile is walker friendly. NEW this year: Custom die-cast finishers’ medals for all 5K and 1-mile finishers. This is a Memorial Day weekend tradition, with events benefiting the Vet Center. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 26, 2018—Clovis Memorial 2-mile walk/run and 5K Run, Clovis
The event includes a timed 5K (3.1 miles) run or walk, a non-timed 2-mile run/walk, a non-timed 1/2 mile kid’s run and a non-timed 1/2 mile senior walk and roll. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 26, 2018—Taco Run 5K Run, Woodward Park, Fresno
The event benefits the Home Blessing Foundation, which provides affordable housing to those in the greatest need. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 26, 2018—Proteus Inc. Sixth Annual 5K Scholarship Run/2K Walk and Kids Fun Run, Valley Oaks Golf Course, Visalia
Proceeds go toward scholarships for graduating seniors or those already enrolled in college. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

JUNE

▪ June 2, 2018—Run with Heroes 2018 5K walk/run & 10K run, Federal Prison, Atwater
Registration includes t-shirt, finisher’s medal and BBQ lunch. These events are designed to raise the awareness of first responders. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com

▪ June 2, 2018—Wag and Walk 1-mile and 5K, Eagal Lakes Resort, Tracy
Participants and their furry friends must run or walk the entire course. There will be water stations along the way. Ten dollars of each registration will be donated to Animal Rescue of Tracy, Animal Protection League, Lost & Found Pets 209 or Delta Humane & SPCA. Runners and their dogs must run safely to prevent entangling other runners and their dogs. No longer than a 6-foot leash for the event. All dogs must be friendly and properly socialized. All runners, walkers and their dogs will receive a finishers medal or dog tag at the finish line. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ June 2, 2018—Poverello House Run for Meals 2-mile walk (untimed) and 5K run (timed), Woodward Park, Fresno
Poverello House provides meals social services and temporary shelter. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ June 2, 2018—Mountain House Kite Run 5K & 10K, Central Park, Mountain House
Course is half pavement, half crushed gravel and navigates through Mountain House Creek Park. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ June 2, 2018—Trail Quake Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Sanborn Park, Saratoga
Trees, trails and banana slugs, oh my! All of these races have some hills. But they’re Brazen Races, so it comes with the territory. For more information or to register, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ June 6, 2018—The BIG Run 5K Fun Run, Fleet Feet Stockton, Lincoln Center, Stockton
Fleet Feets throughout the nation will be hosting this event. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com. Huge party afterward with food and beer. “The bar is open!”

▪ June 6, 2018—The BIG Run 5K Fun Run, Fleet Feet Fresno, San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust, Fresno
Fleet Feets throughout the nation will be hosting this event. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com. Huge party afterward with food and beer.

▪ June 9, 2018—Shadow of the Giants 50K & 20K trail runs, Fish Camp
Pacers are not allowed. Aid stations are about 5 miles apart. 50K cutoff: 8 hours. No awards in the 20K as it is a fun run. Parking is very limited so please carpool. For more information or to register, visit San Joaquin Running.

▪ June 9, 2018—The Family City 5K & 1-mile Run/Walk, Manteca
This is part of Manteca’s centennial celebration. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ June 10, 2018—Color me Crazy 5K, Hutchins Street Square, Lodi
Not much information, but this is likely one of those themed color runs where participants wear white shirts and run through “color” stations where they’re doused with tinted corn starch. For more information, visit Facebook (you don’t need to be a member) or register online at Active.com.

▪ June 10, 2018—Hook & Ladder 5K, 10K and kids’ fun run, Wente Vineyards, Livermore
This event typically sells out. Courses have a mix of pavement, dirt and gravel. Consider carpooling as parking is limited. Events benefit the Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation. Download a registration for by clicking here or register online at RaceRoster.

▪ June 17, 2018—Father’s Day 2-mile walk/run and 6-mile run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Proceeds benefit Fresno City College Track & Field teams. 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
Check back later for more information.

▪ 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.

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 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.

AUGUST

▪ 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. 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.

SEPTEMBER

▪ Sept. 9, 2018—Delta Harvest Run 1-mile, 5K, 10K & Half-Marathon, Brentwood
Check back later for more information.

▪ 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. 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.

OCTOBER

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.

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 or to register, visit ShadowChase Running Club.

NOVEMBER

▪ 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. 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.

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. 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.


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