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What you need to know about Running

Running is the world’s most accessible sport. Park runs, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons and ultras — all you need is a pair of trainers and off you go. Running events are hugely popular on Let’s Do This and it’s a sociable sport, so get some friends involved and achieve something extraordinary.

If you’re starting small, the 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing even if you’re training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You’re so much more likely to hit a better time if there’s a crowd cheering you on, people in fancy dress and a big celebration at the finish line.

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Today, with international organisations, local clubs and national events to choose from, there are thousands of races to discover, and we want to help you find them quickly and easily. Below you’ll find selections by running type, running location and some exceptional events to take part in.

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10th Annual 4-Mile Hill Challenge Run/Walk/Hike & Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 7, 2018 (8:00 A.M. 12:00 P.M.)

Commemorative t-shirt, die-cast finisher medal, sustainability expo and more!

4 Mile Hill Challenge Run & Earth-day Celebration

Los Angeles, California, US

A celebration of beer & running in Sonoma County, the IPA 10K gives runners the opportunity to sample some of the worlds top IPAs and other unique microbrews in the heart of beer country.

Starting and finishing at the Barlow in Sebastopol, the 6.2 mile loop course is set in Sonoma County and features incredible landscapes.

IPA 10K & Beer Mile Invitational

Sebastopol, California, US
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The Foxy Trail Half Marathon and 5K is the first event in both Dirt Devil Racing Series. You can run all 4 Trail Half Marathons earning a race logo pint glass, medal and performance technical shirt for each race. Run all 4 and earn the coveted Mike Hess Brewing - Dirt Devil Racing logo beer growler.

You will earn a medal, logo pint glass and performance technical fabric shirt!

Foxy Trail Half Marathon & 5K

San Diego, California, US
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This is a fun little romp through Upper Las Virgenes Canyon that may include some mud and puddle hopping depending on the weather in April! Located at the west end of the San Fernando Valley, these beautiful trails take you high up on Lasky Mesa to the site of Hollywood filming of "Gone With The Wind" and "Django Unchained" before bringing you down into Las Virgenes Canyon where you will run through lush riparian foliage abundant with spring wildflowers. Yes, there are hills, but "what goes up also comes back down".

Ahmanson 12K & 6k Trails

Los Angeles, California, US
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Run through some of San Diegos most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, with this fast, flat and scenic half marathon, 5k and 8k. Stick around because the party starts at the finish line with live music, a beer garden (your first 12-ounce beer is on us!), snacks, photo opportunities, and much more.

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5k & 8k

San Diego, California, US
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Please join our 7th annual 5k benefitting Public Counsel Debtor Assistance Project and Samohi XC! This year's course is all flat, all ocean front. It's a great event for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers with great music and a family atmosphere. Finisher medals for all participants as well as free race photo downloads, AG medals, trophies, prizes, great music and post-race snacks.

Since 2012, Leslie Cohen Law PC has sponsored the annual Leslie Cohen Law 5K, a fundraiser to benefit the Public Counsel Debtor Assistance Project and Santa Monica High Schools Cross Country and Track program.

310K run/walk powered by Leslie Cohen Law

Los Angeles, California, US
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Ojai Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a one loop course along the famous Ojai bike trail and you will run right past Lake Casitas too. A rolling hills course that has something for everyone. Finisher medals, goody bag, and the tech shirt for all runners come join the fun!

​Ojai Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Ojai, California, US

Wildflower is not just a race, it's a full weekend festival with live entertainment, wine tasting, celebration beer garden, the latest and greatest in training gear, race clinics presented by top professionals, movie under the stars, campfire antics, and more. We are excited about some new additions we will be announcing soon that will be sure to make friends and family want to join in on the fun of the weekend.

Wildflower Experience

Bradley, California, US

Renegade Trail Run Challenge. Beginners will love it for the scenic lake and forest views and experienced runners will enjoy the challenging trails.

If you need a little more challenge than just 3-miles, then the 6-Mile Trail Run Challenge is for you. More fun, more hills, and more scenic lake and mountain views. This trail run is one you won't want to miss.

Don't just spectate, participate!

Renegade Trail Run Challenge

San Dimas, California, US

The LA Life Run is for everyone who loves to live in Los Angeles. Each year the event has a different theme and finisher medal inspired by an LA icon: music, sports teams, facilities, and iconic buildings (LA City Hall, LA Library, Disney Concert Hall, Coliseum, Staples Center, Griffith Observatory, Watts Towers) will all get their day at the event. With live music electrifying the course and a Taste of LA style finish line festival, everyone will love the celebration on the steps of L.A. LIVE and the STAPLES Center in the heart of the City of Angels.

The LIFE in LA Life Run isnt just about living in this beautiful and diverse city it represents life for kids with cancer. The LA Life Run raises money for the Childrens Cancer Research Fund, an LA-based organization, that funds lifesaving research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.

LA Life Run

Los Angeles, California, US

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