10k Runs in California

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JUN2
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Truckee Running Festival
Truckee, CA, United States

Come one come all and join us for a morning of Truckee Running and fun at Riverview Park in Truckee, CA. The 5K is a fund raiser for the Girls on the Run Sierras.

Try a 5K or 10K along the Legacy Trail or a half marathon featuring beautiful and scenic trails of Waddle Ranch. Bring the kids for the age appropriate distance fun races.

The event is staged out of Riverview Sports Park in Truckee, CA. We are setting up on one of the very well maintained sport fields. All races start and finish here. The kids races for younger participants will take place on the field as well. There is plenty of parking at the facility.

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Truckee Running Festival

12200 Joerger Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Come one come all and join us for a morning of Truckee Running and fun at Riverview Park in Truckee, CA. The 5K is a fund raiser for the Girls on the Run Sierras.

Try a 5K or 10K along the Legacy Trail or a half marathon featuring beautiful and scenic trails of Waddle Ranch. Bring the kids for the age appropriate distance fun races.

The event is staged out of Riverview Sports Park in Truckee, CA. We are setting up on one of the very well maintained sport fields. All races start and finish here. The kids races for younger participants will take place on the field as well. There is plenty of parking at the facility.

$11 - $70
Truckee Running Festival
JUN2
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Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Simi Valley, CA, United States

Race along the Arroyo bike path in this warm but well shaded summer run. A great event for all types of runners, the course is mostly flat, with only a few gentle hills. Come for the finisher's medal, tech t-shirt and post-race tacos.

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Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Nikki's Doggie Daycare, 864 Pacific Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USAView event
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Race along the Arroyo bike path in this warm but well shaded summer run. A great event for all types of runners, the course is mostly flat, with only a few gentle hills. Come for the finisher's medal, tech t-shirt and post-race tacos.
$35 - $95
Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
JUL4
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Run To The Beach Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Vista, CA, United States

Come out with your friends and family and start your July 4th with a run, walk, or stroll to the Beach.

The finish is on the Beach at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area featuring a great beach for swimming! Tahoe Vista and North Lake Tahoe are great places to spend your July 4th weekend. Fireworks are scheduled for the evening of July 3rd!

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Run To The Beach Lake Tahoe

6600 Donner Rd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148, USAView event
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From the organiser

Come out with your friends and family and start your July 4th with a run, walk, or stroll to the Beach.

The finish is on the Beach at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area featuring a great beach for swimming! Tahoe Vista and North Lake Tahoe are great places to spend your July 4th weekend. Fireworks are scheduled for the evening of July 3rd!

$35 - $55
Run To The Beach Lake Tahoe
JUL14
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Shoreline Marathon
Ventura, CA, United States

Make the most your Sunday morning and soak up the ocean views in races from 5k up to a marathon. With plenty of flat miles along the coast (plus a couple of moderate hills), this race is ideal for new and experienced runners alike. Don't miss the finisher's t-shirt, medal, free beer and tacos.

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Shoreline Marathon

102 Ventura Promenade, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
About the event
Make the most your Sunday morning and soak up the ocean views in races from 5k up to a marathon. With plenty of flat miles along the coast (plus a couple of moderate hills), this race is ideal for new and experienced runners alike. Don't miss the finisher's t-shirt, medal, free beer and tacos.
$45 - $130
Shoreline Marathon
JUL28
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The San Francisco Marathon

Set an early alarm for this bucket list event around SF. Get an all-access pass to the SF sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, and take up the challenge (expect hills - it's SF after all). Come for the finisher's medal and atmosphere of the on-course cheer stations.

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The San Francisco Marathon

182 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USAView event
About the event
Set an early alarm for this bucket list event around SF. Get an all-access pass to the SF sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, and take up the challenge (expect hills - it's SF after all). Come for the finisher's medal and atmosphere of the on-course cheer stations.
$64 - $269
The San Francisco Marathon
AUG11
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Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Sanger, CA, United States

Enjoy the whoops and cheers of the crowd as you take on 4 laps of this well-known course. Flat as a pancake and on entirely paved roads, this is a good one if you're after a PR. And who can say no to the promise of post-race street tacos?

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Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

2630 Croydon Drive, Sanger, CA 93657, USAView event
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Enjoy the whoops and cheers of the crowd as you take on 4 laps of this well-known course. Flat as a pancake and on entirely paved roads, this is a good one if you're after a PR. And who can say no to the promise of post-race street tacos?
$45 - $130
Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
SEP22
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Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k

Race in the third of this 3 race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PRs. Come for the goody bag, t-shirt and, if you complete all 3 races, an exclusive Series Finisher medal.

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Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k

6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91436, USAView event
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Race in the third of this 3 race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PRs. Come for the goody bag, t-shirt and, if you complete all 3 races, an exclusive Series Finisher medal.
$35 - $95
Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
OCT13
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Jeepers Creepers Run
Ventura, CA, United States

Head over to Ventura for a 5K, 10K or half marathon along the Ojai bike path. Courses don't get much flatter than this, so this race is well-suited to all types of runner. Come for goodies galore, including a finisher's medal, t-shirt and water bottle.

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Jeepers Creepers Run

Foster Park, 37 Casitas Vista Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
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Head over to Ventura for a 5K, 10K or half marathon along the Ojai bike path. Courses don't get much flatter than this, so this race is well-suited to all types of runner. Come for goodies galore, including a finisher's medal, t-shirt and water bottle.
$35 - $100
Jeepers Creepers Run
OCT27
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The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
San Rafael, CA, United States

Run like you give a SH$T on Sunday, 10/27/19 at China Camp State Park in San Rafael!

All runners have a shot at scoring a TON of awesome prizes via our trail treasure hunt! Find a special woodallion (or two) along the course and bring it back to the finish line to claim your prize(s)!

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The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K

1 Shoreline Trail, San Rafael, CA 94901, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run like you give a SH$T on Sunday, 10/27/19 at China Camp State Park in San Rafael!

All runners have a shot at scoring a TON of awesome prizes via our trail treasure hunt! Find a special woodallion (or two) along the course and bring it back to the finish line to claim your prize(s)!

$30 - $80
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
NOV10
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Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
Ventura, CA, United States

What better way to wrap up the fall running season than with a seaside marathon. This course will appeal to all types of runners, being largely flat and picturesque, with only a few hills to keep you on your toes. Treat yourself to free tacos and beer at the end of the race.

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Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k

State Beach Access Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USAView event
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What better way to wrap up the fall running season than with a seaside marathon. This course will appeal to all types of runners, being largely flat and picturesque, with only a few hills to keep you on your toes. Treat yourself to free tacos and beer at the end of the race.
$45 - $130
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
DEC1
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Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Camarillo, CA, United States

Pull on your most festive costume and head down for this jolly running series. Great for beginners and running veterans alike, this mostly flat course follows a bike path so you won’t have to worry about traffic. Come along for the medal, t-shirt and post-race costume contest.

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Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

150 Westpark Ct, Camarillo, CA 93010, USAView event
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Pull on your most festive costume and head down for this jolly running series. Great for beginners and running veterans alike, this mostly flat course follows a bike path so you won’t have to worry about traffic. Come along for the medal, t-shirt and post-race costume contest.
$35 - $95
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
DEC7
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Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
Laughlin, NV, United States

The December weather in Laughlin and Bullhead City is perfect for an early morning race crisp and clear, with high temperatures in the high 60s and visibility for miles.

The Mojave Desert is one of the most picturesque, peaceful and tranquil places to run on Earth.

This Race delivers a downhill yet challenging course, amazing sights such Lake Mohave, running alongside the Colorado River, an opportunity to traverse the Davis Dam into Arizona and back.

The post race party is hosted at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino steps away from Vegas-style Casino Gaming action, live shows, fine dining, night clubs and so much more!

Your non-running support team will find off-roading, championship golf, hiking, ghost towns, concerts, and a variety of other excursions.

Join us for an unforgettable Race + Vacation experience where you'll run:

Two States, Two Time Zones, One DAM Great Race!

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Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K

1669 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The December weather in Laughlin and Bullhead City is perfect for an early morning race crisp and clear, with high temperatures in the high 60s and visibility for miles.

The Mojave Desert is one of the most picturesque, peaceful and tranquil places to run on Earth.

This Race delivers a downhill yet challenging course, amazing sights such Lake Mohave, running alongside the Colorado River, an opportunity to traverse the Davis Dam into Arizona and back.

The post race party is hosted at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino steps away from Vegas-style Casino Gaming action, live shows, fine dining, night clubs and so much more!

Your non-running support team will find off-roading, championship golf, hiking, ghost towns, concerts, and a variety of other excursions.

Join us for an unforgettable Race + Vacation experience where you'll run:

Two States, Two Time Zones, One DAM Great Race!

$45 - $110
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
MAY25
Beach Dash 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon

It's time for the Beach Dash 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon!!! This is a fun run that is clock timed (not chip timed). Bib pick up will be at the start from 7:00AM - 7:30AM.

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Beach Dash 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon

Huntington Beach, CA, USAView event
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From the organiser

It's time for the Beach Dash 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon!!! This is a fun run that is clock timed (not chip timed). Bib pick up will be at the start from 7:00AM - 7:30AM.

$20.99 - $25.99
Beach Dash 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
MAY26
Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Fun Run
Morgan Hill, CA, United States

Come for the RUN stay for the FUN! The fun run will start and finish in the heart of the Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival. You will start and end in the Morgan Hill Amphitheater then through the row of festival vendors, continue on a out and back course through the streets of beautiful Morgan Hill. After finishing your race, stay and reward yourself with a stroll through all the wonderful activities and food the Mushroom Mardi Gras festival has to offer.

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Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Fun Run

Morgan Hill, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Come for the RUN stay for the FUN! The fun run will start and finish in the heart of the Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival. You will start and end in the Morgan Hill Amphitheater then through the row of festival vendors, continue on a out and back course through the streets of beautiful Morgan Hill. After finishing your race, stay and reward yourself with a stroll through all the wonderful activities and food the Mushroom Mardi Gras festival has to offer.

$25 - $40
Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Fun Run
MAY26
Vista Strawberry Run 10k & 5k

The Strawberry Festival Run starts with a 10k and a 5k Historic Downtown Vista, runs through Vistas Kite Sculptures, and ends at the Vista Strawberry Festival. All runners receive a performance t-shirt, a custom medal, a goodie bag, fresh fruit at the finish line and, for those runners 21 and over, a free beer in our beer garden!

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Vista Strawberry Run 10k & 5k

110 S Citrus Ave, Vista, CA 92084, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Strawberry Festival Run starts with a 10k and a 5k Historic Downtown Vista, runs through Vistas Kite Sculptures, and ends at the Vista Strawberry Festival. All runners receive a performance t-shirt, a custom medal, a goodie bag, fresh fruit at the finish line and, for those runners 21 and over, a free beer in our beer garden!

$20 - $45
Vista Strawberry Run 10k & 5k
MAY27
Memorial Day Run hosted by Gut Check Fitness

Join us for our Annual 10K Memorial Day Flag Run along the beach from Carmel Valley to Cardiff. It's not a race but more of a military style formation done at a moderate pace as we take turns handing off the American Flag. Always an incredible event and very patriotic way to pay tribute to those that have paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom.

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Memorial Day Run hosted by Gut Check Fitness

12791 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for our Annual 10K Memorial Day Flag Run along the beach from Carmel Valley to Cardiff. It's not a race but more of a military style formation done at a moderate pace as we take turns handing off the American Flag. Always an incredible event and very patriotic way to pay tribute to those that have paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom.

Free
Memorial Day Run hosted by Gut Check Fitness
JUN1
Wrigley River Run & Tadpole Trot

For twelve years we have strived to provide something for everyone and are proud to have become Long Beachs Premier 5/10K and 10 mile road race.

All of our courses are USATF certified, contain multiple bands and other entertainment and end with you receiving a medal at the finish line.

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Wrigley River Run & Tadpole Trot

Long Beach, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

For twelve years we have strived to provide something for everyone and are proud to have become Long Beachs Premier 5/10K and 10 mile road race.

All of our courses are USATF certified, contain multiple bands and other entertainment and end with you receiving a medal at the finish line.

$40
Wrigley River Run & Tadpole Trot
JUN1
Berry Creek Falls Trail Run
Boulder Creek, CA, United States

Run among grand old redwoods, going through redwood canyons and climb dry ridges experiencing a wide range of habitats and treat yourself to the 65-ft high Berry Creek Falls.

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Berry Creek Falls Trail Run

13230 CA-9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run among grand old redwoods, going through redwood canyons and climb dry ridges experiencing a wide range of habitats and treat yourself to the 65-ft high Berry Creek Falls.

$40 - $55
Berry Creek Falls Trail Run
JUN1
Lynch Canyon Trail Run
Fairfield, CA, United States

On the first Saturday of June, trail runners gather to test themselves on Lynch Canyon's terrain. Runners experience outstanding views of undulating open space, the Napa Valley, San Francisco Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, and Mt. Diablo. Drawing participants from all around Northern California and beyond, this top notch event has earned a reputation for being the perfect combination of "challenge & fun".

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Lynch Canyon Trail Run

580 Texas St, Fairfield, CA 94533, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

On the first Saturday of June, trail runners gather to test themselves on Lynch Canyon's terrain. Runners experience outstanding views of undulating open space, the Napa Valley, San Francisco Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, and Mt. Diablo. Drawing participants from all around Northern California and beyond, this top notch event has earned a reputation for being the perfect combination of "challenge & fun".

$40
Lynch Canyon Trail Run
JUN1
Calero Park Run

Beginning at Calero County Park, this trail run has everything! Experience awesome single track, great hills, and dirt paths. The 50K is a challenging, fantastic trainer for Western States that includes oak trees, exposure, good heat training, and panoramic vistas.

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Calero Park Run

195 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Beginning at Calero County Park, this trail run has everything! Experience awesome single track, great hills, and dirt paths. The 50K is a challenging, fantastic trainer for Western States that includes oak trees, exposure, good heat training, and panoramic vistas.

$40
Calero Park Run
JUN1
China Camp Trail Run
San Rafael, CA, United States

Once a thriving village of Chinese settlement subsisting off shrimp fishing, China Camp is now a state park popular with boaters, hikers, and mountain bikers. An extensive trail network with views of Mt. Tam, San Pablo Bay, and San Francisco Bay will greet you as you traverse beautiful single track trails climbing up and over the peak and winding along thick forests until descending again to open trails on the San Pablo Bay side of the park. China camp is a rare locale for a running race, so be sure not to miss this special event.

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China Camp Trail Run

1310 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Once a thriving village of Chinese settlement subsisting off shrimp fishing, China Camp is now a state park popular with boaters, hikers, and mountain bikers. An extensive trail network with views of Mt. Tam, San Pablo Bay, and San Francisco Bay will greet you as you traverse beautiful single track trails climbing up and over the peak and winding along thick forests until descending again to open trails on the San Pablo Bay side of the park. China camp is a rare locale for a running race, so be sure not to miss this special event.

$40 - $70
China Camp Trail Run
JUN1
Golden Sun Run

The Golden Sun Run is the kickoff event for the annual Sacramento Filipino Fiesta weekend, a fun family event celebrating the rich Filipino Americans culture and heritage. Presented at the annual Filipino Fiesta celebration will be various educational, civic, historical, and cultural activities.

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Golden Sun Run

7320 Florin Mall Dr, Sacramento, CA 95823, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Golden Sun Run is the kickoff event for the annual Sacramento Filipino Fiesta weekend, a fun family event celebrating the rich Filipino Americans culture and heritage. Presented at the annual Filipino Fiesta celebration will be various educational, civic, historical, and cultural activities.

$20 - $25
Golden Sun Run
JUN1
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Golden Sun Run

2nd Annual GOLDEN SUN RUN, a fun family event celebrating the rich Filipino Americans cultural and heritage.

Kicking off the Filipino Fiesta of Sacramento weekend

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Golden Sun Run

Jose P. Rizal Community Center, 7320 Florin Mall Dr, Sacramento, CA 95823, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

2nd Annual GOLDEN SUN RUN, a fun family event celebrating the rich Filipino Americans cultural and heritage.

Kicking off the Filipino Fiesta of Sacramento weekend

$20 - $45
Golden Sun Run
JUN2
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Spartan Trail Monterey

Spartan Trail is a no-obstacles foot race through rugged wilderness, overseen by legendary race directors from the world of trail running. With a 10k (6.2 mile) race at all events and a Half Marathon (13.1 mile) at select locations, theres a Spartan Trail for everyone.

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Spartan Trail Monterey

Salinas, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Spartan Trail is a no-obstacles foot race through rugged wilderness, overseen by legendary race directors from the world of trail running. With a 10k (6.2 mile) race at all events and a Half Marathon (13.1 mile) at select locations, theres a Spartan Trail for everyone.

$65
Spartan Trail Monterey
JUN2
Hit the Road Jack
Sonoma, CA, United States

We are excited to announce that the 32nd annual Hit the Road Jack running races and Family Fun Run is set. This legacy community event takes place on the historic Sonoma Plaza where over 1,000 runners, volunteers and supportive families congregate to celebrate Sonoma and an active, healthy lifestyle.

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Hit the Road Jack

Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are excited to announce that the 32nd annual Hit the Road Jack running races and Family Fun Run is set. This legacy community event takes place on the historic Sonoma Plaza where over 1,000 runners, volunteers and supportive families congregate to celebrate Sonoma and an active, healthy lifestyle.

$15 - $55
Hit the Road Jack
JUN8
Henry Coe 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk
Gilroy, CA, United States

The Hunting Hollow 5K and 10K Fun Run and Walk in Henry Coe State Park follows a fairly flat dirt trail course through the beautiful late spring flowers, green hills and the majestic oaks, sycamores, and bay trees of Henry W. Coe State Park. It is a very delightful place to be. It is a run for those with a competitive spirit and a delightful stroll through the park for those who want to walk in the great outdoors.

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Henry Coe 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk

Hunting Hollow Entrance, Gilroy Hot Springs, Gilroy, CA 95020, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Hunting Hollow 5K and 10K Fun Run and Walk in Henry Coe State Park follows a fairly flat dirt trail course through the beautiful late spring flowers, green hills and the majestic oaks, sycamores, and bay trees of Henry W. Coe State Park. It is a very delightful place to be. It is a run for those with a competitive spirit and a delightful stroll through the park for those who want to walk in the great outdoors.

$10 - $30
Henry Coe 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk
JUN8
Lantern Run San Francisco

Run a 5K, 10K, or Half-Marathon through a beautifully designed course. A smaller, more private event that strips away the excess from large events and focuses on the run itself and what you get.

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Lantern Run San Francisco

Unnamed Road, San Francisco, CA 94102, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run a 5K, 10K, or Half-Marathon through a beautifully designed course. A smaller, more private event that strips away the excess from large events and focuses on the run itself and what you get.

$37 - $40
Lantern Run San Francisco
JUN9
Sunflower Run
Pleasanton, CA, United States

This event benefits Sunflower Hill, a non profit organization creating a sustainable and intentional residential community for individuals with special needs similar to senior living. The community not only supports life-long living opportunities, but social, vocational, educational and recreational programs to ensure a full and productive life.

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Sunflower Run

652 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

This event benefits Sunflower Hill, a non profit organization creating a sustainable and intentional residential community for individuals with special needs similar to senior living. The community not only supports life-long living opportunities, but social, vocational, educational and recreational programs to ensure a full and productive life.

$10 - $40
Sunflower Run
JUN16
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Marina Bay Running Festival
Richmond, CA, United States

Starting and finishing at the majestic Craneway Pavilion, you will traverse the newly paved East Bay Trail system along idyllic Marina Bay, following historical markers, shipyards, quaint parks out to Point Isabel and back.

You will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline, spectacular Marina Bay shoreline, and surrounding environments. This flat, fast course ensures a PR.

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Marina Bay Running Festival

Richmond, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Starting and finishing at the majestic Craneway Pavilion, you will traverse the newly paved East Bay Trail system along idyllic Marina Bay, following historical markers, shipyards, quaint parks out to Point Isabel and back.

You will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline, spectacular Marina Bay shoreline, and surrounding environments. This flat, fast course ensures a PR.

$15 - $100
Marina Bay Running Festival
JUN23
Rockin’ Summer — Huntington Beach

It's time for the Rockin' Summer 5k, 10k, 15k, or Half Marathon! This is a fun run that is clock timed (not chip timed).

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Rockin’ Summer — Huntington Beach

eaves Huntington Beach, 6700 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

It's time for the Rockin' Summer 5k, 10k, 15k, or Half Marathon! This is a fun run that is clock timed (not chip timed).

$20.99 - $25.99
Rockin’ Summer — Huntington Beach
JUN23
Summer Dash — Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA, United States

It's time for the Rockin' Summer 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon! We emphasize a more relaxed, fun and personal racing experience and somewhat informal.

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Summer Dash — Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

It's time for the Rockin' Summer 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon! We emphasize a more relaxed, fun and personal racing experience and somewhat informal.

$20.99 - $25.99
Summer Dash — Santa Monica
JUN23
City Beer Runs 5K/10K
San Mateo, CA, United States

The City Beer Runs 5K/10K BrewFest is a chip timed 5K/10K race complete with a post race BeerFest featuring some of the best Bay Area breweries. Come for the running, stay for the beer, music, lawn games and food trucks. With an 11AM race start, the City Beer Runs 5K/10K BrewFest promises to be a Sunday-Funday to remember!

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City Beer Runs 5K/10K

2 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The City Beer Runs 5K/10K BrewFest is a chip timed 5K/10K race complete with a post race BeerFest featuring some of the best Bay Area breweries. Come for the running, stay for the beer, music, lawn games and food trucks. With an 11AM race start, the City Beer Runs 5K/10K BrewFest promises to be a Sunday-Funday to remember!

$47
City Beer Runs 5K/10K
JUN28
Hot N Hilly Riley Wilderness Park 6k & 10k
Coto de Caza, CA, United States

Celebrate the warm Summer evenings with a gorgeous 6K or 10K run/hike through all the trails of Riley Wilderness Park in Coto de Caza. Hang out and share you experience with your friends -- new and old!

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Hot N Hilly Riley Wilderness Park 6k & 10k

30952 Oso Pkwy, Coto De Caza, CA 92679, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Celebrate the warm Summer evenings with a gorgeous 6K or 10K run/hike through all the trails of Riley Wilderness Park in Coto de Caza. Hang out and share you experience with your friends -- new and old!

$50 - $60
Hot N Hilly Riley Wilderness Park 6k & 10k
JUN29
San Francisco Pride Run

We are excited to have you run and celebrate the running of the SFFR Pride Run! The Pride Run benefits Project Homeless Connect.

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San Francisco Pride Run

San Francisco, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are excited to have you run and celebrate the running of the SFFR Pride Run! The Pride Run benefits Project Homeless Connect.

$30
San Francisco Pride Run
JUN30
Mare Island – Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
Vallejo, CA, United States

We are so excited to be able to host our first run the only event this coming up October. We will have Half Marathon, 10K and 5K run across to the other side of the straight on Historic Mare Island.

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Mare Island – Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA 94590, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are so excited to be able to host our first run the only event this coming up October. We will have Half Marathon, 10K and 5K run across to the other side of the straight on Historic Mare Island.

$35 - $80
Mare Island – Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
JUN30
Wild Horse Half Marathon & 10K

The Wild Horse Trail Half Marathon is brought to you by Dirt Devil Racing and is the second race in both the Dirt Devil Racing Trail Half Marathon Series and the second in the Progressive Series (Foxy 5K, Wildhorse 10K, Stairway to Heaven 15K and Raptor Ridge 1/2)

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Wild Horse Half Marathon & 10K

2197 Wueste Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Wild Horse Trail Half Marathon is brought to you by Dirt Devil Racing and is the second race in both the Dirt Devil Racing Trail Half Marathon Series and the second in the Progressive Series (Foxy 5K, Wildhorse 10K, Stairway to Heaven 15K and Raptor Ridge 1/2)

$61 - $87
Wild Horse Half Marathon & 10K
JUL4
Scripps Ranch 4th of July Run and Ride

Presented by The Scripps Ranch Old Pros. Dedicated to the memory of Ron McElliott. The 10K race features a fast USATF sanctioned course that embraces cool Lake Miramar. A dramatic downhill finish lures the top regional triathletes and runners. The two mile fun run is a community favorite! Participants join the 10K runners at the finish line, where at 10:00 they can watch the Scripps Ranch Parade.

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Scripps Ranch 4th of July Run and Ride

10901 Red Cedar Dr, San Diego, CA 92131, USAView event
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Presented by The Scripps Ranch Old Pros. Dedicated to the memory of Ron McElliott. The 10K race features a fast USATF sanctioned course that embraces cool Lake Miramar. A dramatic downhill finish lures the top regional triathletes and runners. The two mile fun run is a community favorite! Participants join the 10K runners at the finish line, where at 10:00 they can watch the Scripps Ranch Parade.

$15 - $50
Scripps Ranch 4th of July Run and Ride
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YMCA Run In The Parks
Laguna Niguel, CA, United States

The 40th Annual Run In The Parks will take place on Wednesday, July 4th at the Crown Valley Community Park at the Laguna Niguel YMCA. This proud community tradition features a 5K run/walk, 10K run, dog walk, and childrens races with proceeds benefiting the Ys scholarship program. Get ready to EXERCISE YOUR INDEPENDENCE!

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YMCA Run In The Parks

29831 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, USAView event
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The 40th Annual Run In The Parks will take place on Wednesday, July 4th at the Crown Valley Community Park at the Laguna Niguel YMCA. This proud community tradition features a 5K run/walk, 10K run, dog walk, and childrens races with proceeds benefiting the Ys scholarship program. Get ready to EXERCISE YOUR INDEPENDENCE!

$10 - $35
YMCA Run In The Parks
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Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5k and 10K Epic Challenge

Run the races where horses are spectators, and take home a lucky horseshoe medal if you win your age bracket. Join this annual Orange Park Acres 4th of July Pre-Parade 5K and the 10K Epic Challenge cross-country race through the rural and picturesque Orange Park Acres on the edge of Orange, known for its equestrian estates and animal husbandry. Pass horses grazing and catch a glimpse of unusual farm animals and miniature horses if you keep a sharp eye.

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Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5k and 10K Epic Challenge

6500 E Santiago Canyon Rd, Orange, CA 92869, USAView event
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From the organiser

Run the races where horses are spectators, and take home a lucky horseshoe medal if you win your age bracket. Join this annual Orange Park Acres 4th of July Pre-Parade 5K and the 10K Epic Challenge cross-country race through the rural and picturesque Orange Park Acres on the edge of Orange, known for its equestrian estates and animal husbandry. Pass horses grazing and catch a glimpse of unusual farm animals and miniature horses if you keep a sharp eye.

$40 - $50
Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5k and 10K Epic Challenge
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Rock the 4th

The course is run along the scenic city streets around a lake and a beautiful oceanfront view. Marathon & Half course is a 4.37 out and back loop where you will pass the aid station at miles 3.1 and 4.37. The course is run 3 times for the half marathon,

4 times for the 2/3 marathon, and 6 times for the full marathon. The out-and-back section of the course is a perfect 5k and it is run twice for the 10k and thrice for the 15k. Well stocked aid station. Beautiful 5" medal to all finishers.

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Rock the 4th

5415 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USAView event
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From the organiser

The course is run along the scenic city streets around a lake and a beautiful oceanfront view. Marathon & Half course is a 4.37 out and back loop where you will pass the aid station at miles 3.1 and 4.37. The course is run 3 times for the half marathon,

4 times for the 2/3 marathon, and 6 times for the full marathon. The out-and-back section of the course is a perfect 5k and it is run twice for the 10k and thrice for the 15k. Well stocked aid station. Beautiful 5" medal to all finishers.

$25 - $35
Rock the 4th
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About 10k events in California

Still a great distance for beginners, and though more challenging, you'll find a very similar mix of people as on the 5k circuit. Very much like in 5k events, the large running festivals, like the Avenue of the Giants marathon festival, often have their own 10k event to participate in. This creates a great opportunity for friends and family of different running abilities to take part in the same race weekend and compare their swag and medals at the finish.

What are the best 10k events?

Though technically not a 10k, the Bay to Breakers, at 12k, is one of the biggest running events of the year in Cali. With 50,000 costumed competitors cruising through central San Francisco it's definitely a memorable race. It's also one of the oldest races, as it's been going for over 100 years. Watch out for the infamous Hayes Hill on mile 2… this isn't the easiest run we've come across. If fun and fancy dress sounds like your thing, but you'd prefer a less challenging course, the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot might be worth a pluck.

How long will it take to run 10k?

Regular competitors at these events might expect to finish in around an hour (or better). However, if it's your first time, you might want to take a little longer, but be aware that some events have a cut off time - usually around 3 hours.

If you're into your trivia, or fancy yourself as the next winner of the Cali Beach Blast, then perhaps you'll be interested in the road racing world records. These stand at 26:44 and 29:43 minutes for men and women respectively, held by Leonard Patrick Komon and Joyciline Jepkosgei (who also holds the record for the women's half marathon).

How do you train for a 10k race?

Training for a 10k involves starting small and building up, regardless of your fitness level. Check out our 6 weeks to 10k training plan which will help you choose your starting point depending on your base fitness and goals. Following a plan helps to minimise the risk of injury, and you give the best start on race day. Check out our half marathon and marathon event calendars if you're feeling ready to expand your running horizons.

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