MARCH

▪ March 23, 2019—Second Wind 5K & kids’ mini sprint, Madera Speedway, Madera
Course begins and ends at the speedway with the checkered flag. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ March 23, 2019—5th Annual Building Bridges Super ’70s 5k/10k Fun Run, California Living Museum, Bakersfield
Prizes for best 1970s outfit: best male and best female, and best boy 14-years & under & best girl 14-years and younger. Proceeds to benefit the Bridges Academy Cross Country Team. Register online at www.ultrasignup.com. For more information, visit Bakersfield Track Club.

▪ March 24, 2019—Fresno Donut Run 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
Cute donut-themed finishers’ medal for all participants. This event sold out about a month before, so don’t wait until the last minute because you may miss out. Event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ March 24, 2019—Indian Gulch 2-, 5- and 10-mile runs, Hornitos
Race registration includes post-race pancakes at Golden Stag Hall. These are hilly but scenic courses in the foothills. Events benefit Buhach Colony High School cross-country team. For more information or to register online, visit Merced Running Club.

▪ March 30, 2019—Third Annual Monache FFA Farmer’s Day 5K, Monache High School Agriculture Farm,  Porterville
The event is part of the third annual farmers’ market and plant sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Monache FFA Agricultural Farm as well. Participants are welcome to take part and experience all that Monache FFA has to offer. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ March 30, 2019—Modesto Marathon Expo
NEW LOCATION: The Expo has moved this year to CrossPoint Family Pavilion, 1301 12th St., Modesto. It’s just a few blocks from Center Plaza. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Packet pick-up for registered runners. You can also do walk-up registration for any of the events. If you want to change events, you can do so for a small charge. Public is welcome. Lots of vendors, so be prepared to do a little shopping – event details

▪ March 30, 2019—Third Annual South Fork School and Community Fun Run 5K/10K, South Fork Middle School, Weldon
Proceeds will help this rural school build a proper track featuring a curbed and graded decomposed granite surface with a grass infield. Even if you’re not a runner, you’re invited to hike or walk the course. For more information, including driving directions, visit the Bakersfield Track Club. Register online at active.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. This is the first of four races in the ShadowChase Grand Slam. Run all four and earn a humongous medal. For more information or to register online, visit Modesto Marathon.

▪ March 31, 2019—Run for the Children, Kearney Park, Fresno
The event is designed to raise awareness about child abuse and to raise funds for Breaking the Silence. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ March 31, 2019—Hellyer Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Hellyer County Park, San Jose
The course is described as “mildly rolling,” hugging Cottonwood Lake and then Coyote Creek. All events are on paved bike paths. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

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, 2019—Run for Water 5K, River Park Shopping Center, Fresno
This is a timed non-competitive event benefiting the non-profit Aquarius Aquarium Institute. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ April 6, 2019—13th Annual 49er Bypass 5K & 10K runs, The Firehouse, Sutter Creek
For more information, visit Amador County Recreation Agency. You’ll have to scroll down about half-way on the page to find the run information.

▪ April 6, 2019—CASA of Kern County Superhero Run 2K, 5K & 10K, The Park at Riverwalk, Bakersfield
Feel free to come dressed as your favorite superhero. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ 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.

▪ April 7, 2019—Run with the Heroes 5K run/walk, Madera
Course, which is around Valley Children’s Hospital, will be overseen by Madera County Sheriff volunteers who will control traffic and provide safety to all participants. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ April 7, 2019—Fourth Annual McFarland Half-Marathon ad 5K, McFarland
Run through the town and region made famous in the Disney movie, “McFarland USA.” The real Coach White will be there, too. This course does have a few off-road sections where it goes through vineyards and almond orchards. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ April 13, 2019—Ruth McKenzie Preserve Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K and kids’ fun run, Friant
Looks like this is a trail run, so be prepared for rocks, dirt, tree roots and other natural obstacles. Medals for all but kids’ fun run participants. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com

▪ April 13, 2019—Diablo Trails Challenge 50K, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Castle Rock Recreation Area, Walnut Creek
Proceeds go toward “Save Mount Diablo.” This is billed as one of the toughest races produced by Brazen Racing. The 50K goes to the top of Mt. Diablo. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ April 13, 2019—Run 4 Water (formerly Easter Run & Fun) 5K, 10K and kids’ fun run, Lodi Lake, Lodi
For more information, visit Run 4 Water

▪ April 20, 2019—Silver Moon 24-hour, 100-mile, 12-hour and 6-hour ultra-run and 4-person relays, Reedley
Course is along the Kings River. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ April 20, 2019—Sixth Annual Mission Impossible 5K, California Living Museum, Bakersfield
Event benefits The Mission at Kern County. For more information, visit Bakersfield Track Club or register online at RunSignUp.com.

▪ April 27, 2019—Kern River Trail Runs 10-miler, 10K & 5K, Hart Memorial Park, Bakersfield
The races will be at Hart Park, Section 2, and will be hilly. These are TRAIL RUNS. They will NOT BE RUN only 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 pack water and any special nutrition you may want on trail. There will be aid stations with water and Gatorade, but due to the course being on trail, they will not be every mile. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ April 27, 2019—Western Pacific Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K walk/runs, Quarry Lakes, Fremont
Trails are primarily dirt, with a patch of gravel and a short paved section. Courses are described as “flat-ish.” Hmm. Wonder if that is Brazen flat or regular people’s flat? For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

▪ April 27, 2019—Teen Challenge Light Up The Night 5K, The Park at Riverwalk, Bakersfield
The is a night event. Glow-in-the-dark elements and novelties will guide runners through the course. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ April 27, 2019—KAMB Family Fun Run 5K & 10K runs and 1-mile walk, Woodward Park, Fresno
These events benefit Celebration Radio KAMB. The 5K & 10K are timed, the 1-mile is not. Medals three deep in these age groups: 12 & under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-49, 50-64, and 65 & up. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ April 28, 2019—Millerton ‘Crow’s Nest’ Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, 10K & 5K, Friant
There some hills, and the run portion is held on trails. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ April 28, 2019—Hughson Downtown Mile and kids’ 400-meter run, Hughson
The event is in conjunction with Hughson’s Fruit and Nut Festival. Events benefit the Hughson High School Key Club. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

MAY

▪ May 4, 2019—Ripon’s Run Half-Marathon, Quarter Marathon (roughly 6.6 miles) & 5K, Ripon
(Formerly Rina’s Run) Let’s hope they have more volunteers this year and a bike lead who knows the course so he doesn’t lead runners astray. Events benefit Moves Training and the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation. For more information or to register online, visit On Your Mark Events.

▪ May 4, 2019—Kerman Almond Festival Scholarship 5K Walk/Run, Kerman
Proceeds go toward agricultural scholarships. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

ole 5-que logo▪ May 4, 2019—Bakersfield Olé 5-Que, CSUB, Bakersfield
Bandas de mariachi tocarán antes de, durante y despues de la carrera. (Mariachi bands will play before, during and after the run.) Los adultos reciben (adults receive): 2 tacos, 1 Corona or agua fresca, 1 La Rosa fruit bar, 1 shirt and unique finisher’s medal. Los niños reciben (kids receive): 1 taco, 1 agua fresca, 1 La Rosa fruit bar, 1 shirt, 1 finisher’s sombrero. A portion of each adult race entry and all donations go to Kids Kasa Foster Care Inc. Para más información o para registrarse, visite a RunSignUp.com. For more information or to register, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 4, 2019—Mercy’s 5K Stroke Awareness Run, Mercy Medical Center, Merced
The event, designed to raise awareness about strokes, will be chip timed this year. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com

ole 5-que logo▪ May 5, 2019—Fresno Olé 5-Que, Sugar Pine Trail @ Nees, Fresno
Bandas de mariachi tocarán antes de, durante y despues de la carrera. (Mariachi bands will play before, during and after the run.) Los adultos reciben (adults receive): 2 tacos, 1 Corona or agua fresca, 1 La Rosa fruit bar, 1 shirt and unique finisher’s medal. Los niños reciben (kids receive): 1 taco, 1 agua fresca, 1 La Rosa fruit bar, 1 shirt, 1 finisher’s sombrero. Para más información o para registrarse, visite a RunSignUp.com. For more information or to register, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 5, 2019—Red Hills Ramble 10K, 15K, 35K & 50K Trail Runs, Red Hills Recreation Area, Jamestown
red hills ramble logoLet’s get ready to RAMBLE! These are trail runs, so expect dirt, rocks and hills. But you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous views of the foothills and what is expected to be a stellar wildflower season. These events are hosted by Dusty Bottoms Trail Runners, so you know you’ll have a good time. Finishers’ medals for all, and special wards for the top three men and women in each race. Events benefit in part the Center for Human Services and Bureau of Reclamation. These events are sure to be epic. Please plan to carpool as parking is limited. This also is a cupless race, although water and hydration beverages will be offered at aid stations. For more information or to register online, visit Red Hills Ramble.

▪ May 11, 2019—32nd Annual Amanda Crews Memorial Run for Health 1-mile, 5K & 10K, East La Loma Park, Modesto
These are out-and-back courses along the paved bike trail in East La Loma Park. Events benefit the Reach Out and Read Program, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency and the Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ May 11, 2019—Second Annual Taco Run 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
Proceeds benefit Home Blessing Foundation, which helps the homeless. Taco trucks and contests after the event. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 12, 2019—Bakersfield Mother’s Day 5K run and 2K walk (not timed), Bakersfield
Special necklace for all “moms” who finish. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 18, 2019—27th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival Run 5K & 1-Mile walk/runs, Oakdale
These events are held on flat out-and-back courses. Entry fee includes custom t-shirt and entry into the Chocolate Festival afterward. Come for the run, stay for the Chocolate Festival. For more information, visit On Your Mark Events.

▪ May 18, 2019—32nd Annual Shinzen Run 5K and 2-mile walk/runs and competitive 2-mile walk, Woodward Park, Fresno
Run or walk any of these events and receive free admission into the Shinzen Gardens. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 18, 2019—Sixth Annual Luc’s Run 2-mile & 10K, Tuolumne
Proceeds go to the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that bestows scholarships to Americans for the advancement of educational goals and self development. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com

▪ May 18, 2019—Inaugural 10K with a Cop 5K & 10K walk/runs, CSU Stanislaus, Turlock
10K With A Cop was created to promote a healthy lifestyle and give back to the community. The event partners law enforcement officers and local youth to run together weekly with the goal of completing a 10k. For more information or to register, visit 10K with a Cop Norcal.

▪ May 18, 2019—Fresno Retro Run 5K Run/Walk and 2-mile Walk, Chukchansi Park, Fresno
Pull out your bell-bottoms, platform shoes and your best polyester shirt with wide lapels for this event. Included in the registration fee is a ticket to the Grizzlies’ May 18 game against the Sacramento River Cats. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 19, 2019—Avenue of the Vines Half-Marathon and 5K, Woodbridge Winery, Acampo
Both courses are on flat country roads. The half is a square, the 5K is an out-and-back. Entry includes commemorative wine glass, gender-specific tech shirts, finishers medals and post-race lunch. Special limited-edition zinfandel available for purchase. Events benefit Emergency Food Bank of Stockton/San Joaquinevent details

▪ May 25, 2019—Modesto Memorial Classic 5K & 1-Mile walk/runs & FREE kids’ fun run, Tuolumne River Regional Park, Modesto
Flat, fast courses on paved bike paths. Finishers medals to all paid participants. Events benefit in part the Modesto Vet Center. Post-race goodies include a pancake breakfast cooked by the vets. This is the second of four races in the ShadowChase Grand Slam. Run all four and earn a humongous medal. For more information, visit ShadowChase Running Club.

▪ May 25, 2019—Clovis Memorial Run 2-mile & 5K walk, run and roll and kids’ fun run, Clovis
The 5K is timed, the 2-miler is not. Pancake breakfast afterward for all registered participants. Additional breakfast tickets available for sale. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ May 25, 2019—Taco Run 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
The 5K benefits the Home Blessing Foundation. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

JUNE

▪ June 1, 2019—Run with Heroes 5K & 10K, Atwater
A family friendly event to raise money and awareness for first responders suffering from PTSD, depression, etc. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ June 2, 2019—Bakersfield Hot Fudge Sundae 5K walk/run and 2K walk, The Park at River Walk, Bakersfield
The 5K is timed, the 2K is not.Post-run sundae station open to all participants so they can make their own ice cream creation. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ June 5, 2019—The BIG Run, Fleet Feet Stockton. 265 Lincoln Center, Stockton
This fun 5K run or walk is in conjunction with National Running Day. Fleet Feets throughout the United States hold similar events on the same day. All participants receive a custom bib number, custom finishers medal, beer and food, and party at Fleet Feet Stockton post run. All this for just $15. A limited number of BIG RUN shirts will be for sale during the event.. Event is limited to 200 participants – event details

▪ June 8, 2019—Second Annual Family City Fun Run/Walk 5K, 10K & 1-mile walk/run, Manteca
Courses go through the Woodward Park neighborhood and support the Men of Omega Psi Phi Inc. to raise funds to support their scholarship, mentoring and leadership development programs. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ June 9, 2019—Hot Fudge Sundae 5K walk/run and 2-mile walk, Woodward Park, Fresno
The 5K is timed, the 2-miler is not. Post-run sundae station open to all participants so they can make their own ice cream creation. This is the first of three races in the Summertime Series. Run all three, and receive an additional Summertime Series Medallion on top of each individual finishers’ medals. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ June 15, 2019—Bakersfield Father’s Day 5K and 2K, Bakersfield
Rootbeer floats in custom take-home mug for all participants. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ June 16, 2019— Father’s Day 10K and 2-mile walk, Woodward Park, Fresno
Dad’s rootbeer float in custom take-home mug for all participants. Custom finisher’s medals along with t-shirt for each registrant. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

JULY

▪ July 4, 2019—Run for Independence 2-mile walk/run and 5-mile run, Ralston Park, Atwater
Walkers welcome in the 2-miler. Please, only runners in the 5-miler. The event is hosted by the Merced Running Club and Buhach Colony High School Cross-Country program. Proceeds benefit in part local high school scholarships presented annual by the Merced Running Club. Check back later for more information.

▪ July 6, 2019—Hernia Hill Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Twisted Oak Winery, Vallecito
Don’t be fooled. There are hills in this event. All distances feature a dash through the wine cave, which some say is even better than running through Disney’s Enchanted Castle. Post-race lunch hosted by On Your Mark. For more information or to register online, visit It’s Your Race.

▪ July 13, 2019—Christmas in July 5K run/walk, Fresno
The course is on shady Christmas Tree Lane. Event supports the Boys and Girls Club. This is the second of three races in the Summertime Series. Run all three, and receive an additional Summertime Series Medallion on top of each individual finishers’ medals. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ July 13, 2019—Escalon Park Fete 2-mile & 10K walk/runs, Escalon
Check back later for more information.

AUGUST

▪ Aug. 3, 2019—Summer Breeze Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K walk/run, San Leandro Marina Park, San Leandro
This is one of the few flat Brazen events. Courses go along the bay. For more information or to register online, visit Brazen Racing.

 August 2019—SAR Wild Run Trail Half-Marathon, Trail 10K, Trail 5K and Trail 2-mile hike, Shaver Lake
These events benefit Fresno County Search and Rescue (SAR). These also are trail races, which means expect dirt, some rocks, roots, and even some hills. Fun Big Foot finishers’ medals. This is the third of three races in the Summertime Series. Run all three, and receive an additional Summertime Series Medallion on top of each individual finishers’ medals. Check back later for more information.

▪ Aug. 17, 2019—Hell of a Half Marathon, Exeter
The name says it all — the Central Valley in the summer time. Nine aid stations. But you’re rewarded for coming out with great swag, including Goodr sunglasses, tech tank, pint glass and finishers’ medal. This is the second race of the Soul Half Marathon Series. Events benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

SEPTEMBER

▪ Sept. 8, 2019—Eighth Annual Delta Harvest Run Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K walk/runs and 1-mile family fun run, Brentwood
Events benefit East Contra Costa County food banks/pantries, shelters and college scholarships for local high schools. For more information or to register online, visit On Your Mark Events.

▪ Sept. 21, 2019—Smokey Bear Run 10K run, 2-miles walk/run and kids’ fun run, Bass Lake
Photo-op with Smokey Bear. The course is on pavement and easy rolling hills out and back. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Sept. 22, 2019—Wascally Wabbit Half-mawothon, half relay and 5K walk/run, Fresno
Events benefit Kids Kasa Foster Care. For more information, visit Wascally Wabbit, or register online at RunSignUp.com.

OCTOBER

▪ Oct. 6, 2019—Peace Officer Memorial Run Half-Marathon, Half Relay and 5K, Modesto
Honor those Stanislaus County officers who have fallen in the line of duty with this event. The 5K goes in and around downtown and Graceda Park. The half goes on city streets through East LaLoma Park. Both events start and finish in front of the Gallo Arts Center. For more information, visit Peace Officer Memorial Run.

▪ Oct. 13, 2019—Judgment Day Half-Marathon, Bakersfield
This is the final race in the Soul Half-Marathon Series. Refer a friend and receive $15 off. Refer two and receive $30. Post-race breakfast included. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

NOVEMBER

▪ Nov. 3, 2019—Two Cities Marathon, Clovis Half-Marathon, Fresno Half-Marathon, Half Relay and 5K Run, Fresno
Post-race ice cream for all participants. Finisher quarter-zip pullover, custom event tech T, custom finishers’ medal for all participants. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Nov. 17, 2019—Fourth Annual Bakersfield Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K Runs, Bakersfield
Gender-specific long-sleeve tech shirt and finishers’ medal for all participants. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.


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