All-America Standards: Men | Women

Certified Race Courses ▪ Search to see if the course is USATF certified

Competitor ▪  featuring running, shoe reviews, nutrition and other information. Can be biased at times because it is owned by the same group that owns the Rock N Roll Marathon series

East Bay Parks

Freeplay ▪ a women-focused endurance sports lifestyle magazine. It is billed as being national, but it’s definitely West Coast-centric since it’s based in Rocklin, California. It’s heavy on personality profiles and fashion and light on how-to and training specifics.

LetsRun.com ▪ the latest in running-related news

MapMyRun.com ▪ plot out your run and figure out the distance

McMillan Running Calculator (calculate training paces and race paces for other distances based on performance at one race)

National Weather Service

Sacramento and Central Valley Hiking Trails

Sacramento Running Association

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District daily air quality forecast

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District RAAN (Real-time Air Advisory Network). Put in your address, and it will tell you how bad the ozone and PM 2.5 pollutants are: RAAN

Stanislaus County Distance, a blog written by Riverbank runner and former coach Ruben Esparza. Great resource for high school statistics as well as other distance running news.

Nutrition & Stretching

BMI (body mass index) Calculator, from the National Institutes of Health

Dynamic Warm Ups for Runners (YouTube)

Dynamic Warm-up Stretches

Eat to Compete ▪ Iowa State University Sports Nutrition website

Fluids on Race Day

Functional Exercises for Runners (YouTube)

Gatorade Fluid Loss Calculator

Injury Prevention, numerous topics from Runners World

Nutrition & weight loss, numerous topics from Runners World

Self-testing program for optimal hydration

Static Stretches for Runners (YouTube)

Stretches ▪ Illustrations and brief descriptions of post-running stretches

Out-of-Town Regional Race Calendars

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Florida Space Coast (Atlantic Ocean coast)

Los Angeles area

Mid-South Races Online

Racing Colorado

San Diego and Riverside Counties

Race Calendars


www.halfmarathons.net (for listings of half-marathons)

The Marathon Guide (a listing of marathons, locations and dates)

Run100s.com (for ultra-marathon information)

Running in the USA (a national listing of races, on a state-by-state basis)

• RunSignUp.com To find races in an area, click search, then choose the state from the pull-down options

Race Management/Timing

Brazen Racing ▪ this group puts on well-organized trail races of 5K, 10K and half-marathon distances for beginners and veterans alike, mostly in the Bay Area.

Capital Road Race Management ▪ race management, chip timing and results

Central Valley Timing ▪ event support and chip timing from Bakersfield to Modesto

A Change of Pace ▪ race management and results

Go for It Events ▪ race timing and race management

On Your Mark Events ▪ race management and chip timing

Pace Yourself Timing ▪ chip timing and race management

Pacific Coast Trail Runs

Pro Race Group of Fresno

RTS Race Timing Services  ▪  road races, cross-country and track-and-field meet timing

Sacramento Running Association ▪ puts on California International Marathon (CIM), Super Sunday Run, Credit Union SacTown 10 and Gold Rush 50K

Synergy Race Timing ▪ race management and chip timing

ShadowChase Running Club ▪ chip timing and timing equipment rental

San Joaquin Running ▪ Central Valley trail running events

South Valley Endurance ▪ chip timing and race management

Talley Timing ▪ Chronotrack chip timing and race management


• Fleet Feet Brentwood
6061 Lone Tree Way

Fleet Feet Fresno — formerly known as Sierra Running Co.

Fleet Feet Modesto
1427 Standiford Ave.

Fleet Feet Pleasanton
234 Main St.

Fleet Feet Sacramento
2311 J St.

Fleet Feet Stockton
277 Lincoln Center


Sole 2 Soul Sports
160 E. Paseo Centro, River Park Plaza, Fresno,
Target Shopping Center, 4241 Mooney Blvd., Visalia,
and now at 9000 Ming Ave., Ste K-1, Bakersfield


Running Clubs/Training Groups

Bakersfield Track Club

Buffalo Chips Running Club, Sacramento

• Central Valley Trail Blazers (don’t know how active this Manteca-based group is)

Central Valley Roadrunners ▪ track and field for youth, ages 7-17, Modesto

Dusty Bottoms Trail Runners, Modesto

Empire Runners Club (Sonoma County)

Merced Running Club

Modesto Moves Training Program

Mountain House Running Club

 Oakdale Running Co. (Meetup group)

Pacific Association of USA Track and Field

Road Runners Clubs of America

• Run Fit Community (this is part of Get Fit), Modesto

San Joaquin Running Tribe, Fresno

ShadowChase Running Club, Modesto

Sierra Challenge Express, Fresno

Stanislaus County Bicycle Club

Sundance Runners of Stockton

Team Challenge, a running training program for anyone touched by cancer. Sponsored by Memorial Medical Center, Modesto

Team in Training Sacramento area, including northern San Joaquin Valley. Benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Team in Training Central California, including Fresno and Bakersfield. Benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

• Tracy Running Club

Turlock Triathlon Team

USA Track and Field

Visalia Runners

Looking for information about running clubs, stretching or training? We have it here. Don’t see something you need?

Contact us. We’ll try to find it and post it to share with other Central Valley runners.