DECEMBER

▪ Dec. 15, 2018—RESCHEDULED—Modesto Junior College Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk, Modesto
The new date is Dec. 15. There are half-mile runs for both boys and girls under 13. The 5K Turkey Trot is for runners; no baby strollers or walkers. But baby strollers and walkers are welcome in the Gobbler Walk. Courses start and finish on grass and go on a mix of paved bike trails and a patch of gravel. Please NO dogs except service animals for the safety of runners and animals. Proceeds benefit MJC running programs. For more information on the postponement, click here or email Demetrius at snaerd@mjc.edu

Prediction Run in Stockton▪ Dec. 15, 2018—3-mile Prediction Toy Run, Grupe Park, Stockton
Cost is a new unwrapped toy or $10 donation to the Christmas Toy Drive. Pre-registration is preferred by stopping by Fleet Feet Stockton with your toy. No watches, no electronics, no earbuds. Lots of prizes. Download the entry form by clicking here.

▪ Dec. 29, 2018—End-of-the-Year Fun Fun 5K, Lemon Cove
This event benefits the Three Rivers Girl Scouts Troop 2653. This is a family friendly 5K run-walk along the Kaweah Lake bottom, drawings for prizes and a raffle. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

2019

JANUARY

▪ Jan. 1, 2019—Resolution Run 2-mile Walk/Run, Fleet Feet Stockton, Lincoln Center, Stockton
This fun run goes off at the stroke of midnight. Dress in your favorite sleepwear and you could win some cool prizes. Run two loops through the neighborhoods surrounding Fleet Feet Stockton, then come back for hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. The neighbors have become accustomed to a bunch of crazy runners hitting the streets at midnight and come out to cheer you on. Not up for two loops? You can do just one, too. This is a family friendly event! Plus Tony raffles off tons of really good swag, including FF gift cards and shoes, worth up to $2,000. SWEET! Event details

▪ Jan. 1, 2019—Resolution 2-mile Walk/Run, 4-mile Walk/Run & kids’ fun run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Long-sleeve shirts for all 2- and 4-mile participants. This is a great way to kick off the new year. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Jan. 1, 2019—Visalia PAL Resolution 5K walk/run & kids’ fun run, Visalia
Proceeds benefit PAL kids attending PAL Honor Camp in June. Police officers staff the week-long camp, allowing up to 50 students grades 4-12 to experience exciting outdoor activities in the Sequoia National Forest. The 5K race is a loop run or walk along Downtown Visalia. Finishers’ medals for all. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Jan. 5, 2019—30th Annual Fog Run 5K & 10K, Ming Lake, Bakersfield
The Probation Auxiliary County of Kern presents its 30th annual 5K-10K Fog Run. This is a fun family-friendly race to support At-Risk Youth and Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. For more information or to register online, visit UltraSignup.com

▪ Jan. 5, 2019—Polar Run & Dunk 5K & 10K walk/runs and optional dunk Eagal Lakes Resort, Tracy
Taking the plunge is optional. There’s also a dunk-only category. All those who register for the dunk or dunk and run before Dec. 28 will have “I DUNKED” printed on their race t-shirt. The 5K goes along the San Joaquin River through natural habitat and around Bass Lake. 10K participants will continue on around Eagal Lakes and through the ranch to the finish line. If you’re going to dunk, bring a dry change of clothes as there will be a changing room. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ Jan. 6, 2019—Dia de Reyes Half-Marathon, Woodward Park, Fresno
Flat fast out and back course along the Lewis S. Eaton trail (paved) and Old Friant Road. Cash prizes to overall male and female finishers. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Jan. 12, 2019—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 5K, 10K and 1K walk/runs, Weber Point, Stockton
Presented by NAACP Stockton Branch. Proceeds support health and wellness programs in the Stockton/San Joaquin area. For more information or to register online, visit On Your Mark Events.

▪ Jan. 12, 2019—Winchell Cove 10K & 10-mile trail runs, Millerton Lake, Friant
If you’re new to trail running or just want to give it a try, these events are for you. Yet they’re still challenging enough for veterans. These are trail runs, so expect dirt, rocks, possibly some mud, sticks, branches and tree roots. There also are a few hills. Race entry includes a parking pass. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Jan. 12, 2019—Yokuts Park Free Fun 2-, 3- and 5-mile Fun Runs, Bakersfield
Who says there are no such things as free lunches. Come out for this FREE event, and stay for the snacks afterward. There is no register fee, no t-shirt and no finishers medals…just lots of fun. This event is held the second Saturday of each month in cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks and Rec Department. For more information, visit Bakersfield Track Club.

▪ Jan. 12, 2019—2019 Rio Rumble 5K & 10K, Rio Bravo Ranch, Bakersfield
There will be no mountain bike events this year. Download a registration form by clicking here or visit Glinn & Giordano Physical Therapy for more information.

▪ Jan. 13, 2019—Clarksburg Country Run 20-miler, half-marathon, 10K & 5K, Clarksburg
RESCHEDULED
 These events were originally scheduled for Nov. 11, but were canceled at the last minute because of poor air quality. Runners will be allowed to change distances up to Dec. 20, but they will not be allowed to seek a refund – event details

▪ Jan. 19, 2019—Justice Run “Run for Freedom,” 1-mile walk & 5K run, Mooney Grove Park, Visalia
Hosted by the Tulare County Human Trafficking Task Force and the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office. Events benefit Family Services of Tulare County and Family Crisis Center of Porterville. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com

▪ 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.

▪ Jan. 26, 2019—St. Joseph’s 5K Fun Run/Walk for Wellness, University Park, Stockton
This is a double loop course. Following the run is a health expo. For more information or to register online, visit On Your Mark Events.

▪ Jan. 26, 2019—A Riverbed Runs Through It Half-Marathon & 5K, Park at Riverwalk, Bakersfield
This is now part of the Bakersfield Track Clubs Inaugural Distance Challenge. Pay one price for three runs, or pay for each race individually. For more information, visit Bakersfield Track Club.

▪ Jan. 26, 2019—Fourth Anual Kayla Bernardi Bee Positive 5K, Turlock
For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

▪ Jan. 27, 2019—Sycamore Island 5K & 10K run/walk, Madera
Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Joaquin River Parkway & Conversation Trust and Sycamore Island. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

FEBRUARY

▪ Feb. 2, 2019—The Jimmy Run 5K walk/run and 2-mile walk/run, Fresno
This inaugural event is in memory of Jimmy Harris, who was a runner, teacher and administrator. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Feb. 2, 2019—Don Osborne Memorial Run 1-mile & 5K, Oakdale
This event is sponsored by the Lions Club and starts and finishes by the Oakdale Library. Flat out-and-back courses. Download a registration form by clicking here.

▪ Feb. 3, 2019—Fourth Annual Hanford Cow Run Half-Marathon and 5K, Hanford
Events benefit the Valley Children’s Hospital. Courses take you by and through some of the area’s dairies. For more information, visit Hanford Cow Run.

▪ Feb. 3, 2019—Super Bowl Sprint 5K and 2-mile walk/runs, Mooney Grove Park, Visalia
I think they have the date wrong. The website says Monday, Feb. 4, yet the Super Bowl is Sunday, Feb. 3. Events benefit the Creative Center Foundation. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Feb. 9, 2019—Yokuts Park Free Fun 2-, 3- and 5-mile Fun Runs, Bakersfield
Who says there are no such things as free lunches. Come out for this FREE event, and stay for the snacks afterward. There is no register fee, no t-shirt and no finishers medals…just lots of fun. This event is held the second Saturday of each month in cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks and Rec Department. For more information, visit Bakersfield Track Club.

▪ Feb. 9, 2019—’Tiny’ Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K & kids’ fun run, Galt
This event is designed to raise awareness of congenital heart defects. Health expo after the run. For more information or to register online, visit On Your Mark Events.

▪ Feb. 9, 2019—Valentine 5K walk/run, CSU Campus, Bakersfield
Custom heart-shaped awards. Yes, you read that right. The 5K is Saturday, 10K Sunday. For more information, visit Valentines Run or register online at RunSignUp.com.

dusty bottoms logo▪ Feb. 9, 2019—Turner’s Tuff 10, Red Hills Recreational Management Area, Jamestown
The name says it all. This is an 11.25-mile trail run that’s tough, with rocks, dirt, tree roots, hills and gorgeous scenery. (Let’s face it – Chris Turner, the event’s namesake, isn’t big on measurements.) This also is hosted by Dusty Bottoms Trail Runners, so you know it’s going to be a fun party – event details

▪ Feb. 10, 2019—Valentine 10K walk/run, CSUB Campus, Bakersfield
Custom heart-shaped awards.Yes, you read that right. The 5K is Saturday, 10K Sunday. For more information, visit Valentines Run or register online at RunSignUp.com.

▪ Feb. 10, 2019—Fresno Valentine 5K & 2-mile Run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Because of this event’s popularity, registration is capped at 1,000. So grab a friend and sign up today. For more information or to register, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ Feb. 16, 2019—Inaugural Chocolicious 5K, 15K 2-mile walk/runs, Woodward Park, Fresno
This event appears to benefit the Majaree Mason Center in Fresno. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ 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.

▪ Feb. 24, 2019—Fifth Annual Dragoon Gulch 5K & 10K walk/runs, Sonora
Proceeds go toward the development and expansion of Dragoon Gulch Trail. Please, NO DOGS or STROLLERS. For more information or to register online, visit Active.com.

MARCH

▪ March 2, 2019—Sanger Blossom Trail 10K and 2-mile walk-runs and kids’ fun runs, Sanger
Come for the run, stay for the annual Blossom Days Festival in downtown Sanger. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ March 2, 2019—San Joaquin River Trail Half-Marathon & 10K, Auberry
This is a trail run, so expect dirt, rocks, tree roots and other natural obstacles. The course also includes 2,500 feet of elevation gain, so expect some climbs. There will be three aid stations, but participants are encouraged to also bring their own water bottles. The course is over 90 percent single-track. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ March 3, 2019—Spring Fling Duathlon and 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
The duathlon is a 2.1-mile run, 11.75-mile bike followed by another 2.1-mile run. Valid USAT membership required for the duathlon but not the 5K run. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ March 9, 2019—Yokuts Park Free Fun 2-, 3- and 5-mile Fun Runs, Bakersfield
Who says there are no such things as free lunches. Come out for this FREE event, and stay for the snacks afterward. There is no register fee, no t-shirt and no finishers medals…just lots of fun. This event is held the second Saturday of each month in cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks and Rec Department. For more information, visit Bakersfield Track Club.

▪ March 16, 2019—St. Patrick’s Day 4- and 2-mile walk/runs, Fresno
Green event shirt and goodies. Those 21 and over also get admission to the Lucky Pot of Gold Beer Garden. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

▪ 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 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 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.

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 6-7, 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 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 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 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.

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.

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 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 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—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
Check back later for more information.

▪ 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.

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.


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