5k Runs in California

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JUN1
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Kodiak National Trails Day Run
Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

Big Bear National Trails Day is a day to celebrate our local treasure our trails! Kodiak Ultra Marathons is partnering with the Southern California Mountains Foundation to bring you a fun-filled day of running, hiking, and a chance to participate in trail maintenance. If you havent gotten your hands dirty prettying up those switchbacks, smoothing out the ruts, or building a new water diversion now is your chance!

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Kodiak National Trails Day Run

Big Bear Lake, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Big Bear National Trails Day is a day to celebrate our local treasure our trails! Kodiak Ultra Marathons is partnering with the Southern California Mountains Foundation to bring you a fun-filled day of running, hiking, and a chance to participate in trail maintenance. If you havent gotten your hands dirty prettying up those switchbacks, smoothing out the ruts, or building a new water diversion now is your chance!

$40 - $120
Kodiak National Trails Day Run
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
About the event
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
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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
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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
AUG17
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XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K
Incline Village, NV, United States

The XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k and 10k trail run happens on the same day as XTERRA Lake Tahoe Offroad Triathlon. The course starts and finishes at the Village Green in Incline Village, NV.

This is a large open grass community field. The event is set up and staged from here. From the starting area the course heads north and onto the great trail system featuring tall pines, aspens and creek crossings. Run one lap for the 5K or two for the 10K. The second lap starts right back in the venue creating a fun viewing area to cheer on the 10K participants.

Bring the kids as this is a great venue for our shorter kids races for ages 4-12 years.

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XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, 111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, NV 89451, USAView event
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From the organiser

The XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k and 10k trail run happens on the same day as XTERRA Lake Tahoe Offroad Triathlon. The course starts and finishes at the Village Green in Incline Village, NV.

This is a large open grass community field. The event is set up and staged from here. From the starting area the course heads north and onto the great trail system featuring tall pines, aspens and creek crossings. Run one lap for the 5K or two for the 10K. The second lap starts right back in the venue creating a fun viewing area to cheer on the 10K participants.

Bring the kids as this is a great venue for our shorter kids races for ages 4-12 years.

$11 - $50
XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K
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
NOV28
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Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley, CA, United States

There’s no better way to start Thanksgiving than with a 5k run through Simi Valley. Great for all, this undulating course takes you along a tree-lined bike path so you won’t have to worry about cars or the sun. Come along for the medal, finisher’s shirt and goodies.

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Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA

1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USAView event
About the event
There’s no better way to start Thanksgiving than with a 5k run through Simi Valley. Great for all, this undulating course takes you along a tree-lined bike path so you won’t have to worry about cars or the sun. Come along for the medal, finisher’s shirt and goodies.
$35 - $110
Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA
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
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
Tracy PAL Donut Dash

Welcome to the third annual Donut Dash 5K benefiting the Tracy Police Activities League (PAL). The race starts and finishes at Edgar Thoming park, located at 1001 Cambridge AV in Tracy! This 5K run will have participants running and walking 3.1 miles through beautiful Tracy with a surprise stop at the end...for donuts!

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Tracy PAL Donut Dash

Edgar Thoming Park, 1001 Cambridge Pl, Tracy, CA 95377, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the third annual Donut Dash 5K benefiting the Tracy Police Activities League (PAL). The race starts and finishes at Edgar Thoming park, located at 1001 Cambridge AV in Tracy! This 5K run will have participants running and walking 3.1 miles through beautiful Tracy with a surprise stop at the end...for donuts!

$20 - $40
Tracy PAL Donut Dash
JUN1
Poverello House Run for Meals

Join us on June 2nd at Woodward Park to support the work Poverello House provides to those in need. Bring your family and friends to participate in the 6th Annual Run for Meals 5k Run and 2 Mile Walk. All proceeds will benefit Poverello House to continue to provide vital services for the poor, hungry and homeless. Any way you choose to contribute will make a difference. Please come to join the fun.

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Poverello House Run for Meals

Fresno-Clovis Rail-Trail, Fresno, CA 93720, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us on June 2nd at Woodward Park to support the work Poverello House provides to those in need. Bring your family and friends to participate in the 6th Annual Run for Meals 5k Run and 2 Mile Walk. All proceeds will benefit Poverello House to continue to provide vital services for the poor, hungry and homeless. Any way you choose to contribute will make a difference. Please come to join the fun.

$30
Poverello House Run for Meals
JUN1
Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon San Diego
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Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon San Diego

397 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, USAView event
About the event
Run through the streets of San Diego for the originial Rock ‘n’ Roll festival in this epic combo of running and music. Great for all runners, the course features live bands, cheer teams and runner support all the way around. Come along for the Rock ‘n’ Roll medals and the post-race parties.
$65 - $192
Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon San Diego
JUN1
Run 4 Their Lives 5K Glendora in partnership with Redeeming Love
Glendora, CA, United States

Run 4 Their Lives is a Freedom 4/24 event that raises awareness and funds to bring sexually exploited women and children into freedom.

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Run 4 Their Lives 5K Glendora in partnership with Redeeming Love

Finkbiner Park, 160 N Wabash Ave, Glendora, CA 91741, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run 4 Their Lives is a Freedom 4/24 event that raises awareness and funds to bring sexually exploited women and children into freedom.

$24
Run 4 Their Lives 5K Glendora in partnership with Redeeming Love
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
About the event
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
Glen Eden Nude 5K Run/Walk

Please note: This is a nude event. Only shoes, socks, hats/visors, sunglasses, water packs, and big smiles may be worn during the race. (This goes for guests too!)

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Glen Eden Nude 5K Run/Walk

Glen Eden Nudist Resort, 25999 Glen Eden Rd, Corona, CA 92883, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Please note: This is a nude event. Only shoes, socks, hats/visors, sunglasses, water packs, and big smiles may be worn during the race. (This goes for guests too!)

$50
Glen Eden Nude 5K Run/Walk
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
Dailard Dashers 5k at Lake Murray
La Mesa, CA, United States

This is a flat and fast 5k course around beautiful Lake Murray. This is the only race around this beautiful lake here in suburban San Diego and will raise money for our local Dailard Elementary School Foundation. This is the type of race to set your PR or enjoy the day. We will also have a 1 mile fun run.

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Dailard Dashers 5k at Lake Murray

5540 Kiowa Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a flat and fast 5k course around beautiful Lake Murray. This is the only race around this beautiful lake here in suburban San Diego and will raise money for our local Dailard Elementary School Foundation. This is the type of race to set your PR or enjoy the day. We will also have a 1 mile fun run.

$20
Dailard Dashers 5k at Lake Murray
JUN2
Unite For A Cure 5K

In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately one woman a day passes away from this disease.

Unite For A Cure 5K Run/Walk is trying to make a difference in the Greater San Diego area by uniting the community for a greater cause, to defeat breast cancer. Unite For A Cure is teaming up with Susan G. Komen San Diego to help bring awareness, education, raising funds for research to help individuals reduce breast cancer risk by early detection.

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Unite For A Cure 5K

Girly Girl Galas, 970 W Valley Parkway #1006, Escondido, CA 92025, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately one woman a day passes away from this disease.

Unite For A Cure 5K Run/Walk is trying to make a difference in the Greater San Diego area by uniting the community for a greater cause, to defeat breast cancer. Unite For A Cure is teaming up with Susan G. Komen San Diego to help bring awareness, education, raising funds for research to help individuals reduce breast cancer risk by early detection.

$35
Unite For A Cure 5K
JUN2
Leigh Longhorn Stampede

Join us for our 5th Annual Longhorn Stampede Run/Walk - a 5K, USATF Certified event through the Cambrian neighborhood. Whether you are a walker, casual jogger or a distance runner, come join your community!

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Leigh Longhorn Stampede

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

Join us for our 5th Annual Longhorn Stampede Run/Walk - a 5K, USATF Certified event through the Cambrian neighborhood. Whether you are a walker, casual jogger or a distance runner, come join your community!

$20 - $40
Leigh Longhorn Stampede
JUN2
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Herbalife24 Triathlon

Herbalife Nutrition is excited to announce its inaugural Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles. Starting in Venice Beach and ending in Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live, join us for a one-of-a-kind journey through the heart of L.A.

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Herbalife24 Triathlon

Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Herbalife Nutrition is excited to announce its inaugural Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles. Starting in Venice Beach and ending in Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live, join us for a one-of-a-kind journey through the heart of L.A.

$55 - $355
Herbalife24 Triathlon
JUN5
The Big Run Stockton

This year, all Fleet Feet locations across the U.S. will host The Big Run, a nationwide event coinciding with Global Running Day. Our event will be a HUGE party with a 5K fun run, finisher medals, custom bib, food and beer!

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The Big Run Stockton

265 Lincoln Center, Stockton, CA 95207, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

This year, all Fleet Feet locations across the U.S. will host The Big Run, a nationwide event coinciding with Global Running Day. Our event will be a HUGE party with a 5K fun run, finisher medals, custom bib, food and beer!

$15
The Big Run Stockton
JUN5
The Big Run – Sebastopol

Last year, 12,000 runners across the country participated in the first-ever Fleet Feet nationwide 5K, The Big Run, on Global Running Day.

This year, The Big Run is back and bigger than ever!

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The Big Run – Sebastopol

Fleet Feet San Diego, 5980 Village Way #108, San Diego, CA 92130, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Last year, 12,000 runners across the country participated in the first-ever Fleet Feet nationwide 5K, The Big Run, on Global Running Day.

This year, The Big Run is back and bigger than ever!

$25
The Big Run – Sebastopol
JUN5
The Big Run – Santa Rosa
Sebastopol, CA, United States

On June 5, Fleet Feet locations nationwide, in partnership with Brooks and Nuun, will hold one of two 5K events: either a (super) fun run or a certified, timed 5K race.

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The Big Run – Santa Rosa

Sebastopol, CA 95472, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

On June 5, Fleet Feet locations nationwide, in partnership with Brooks and Nuun, will hold one of two 5K events: either a (super) fun run or a certified, timed 5K race.

$25
The Big Run – Santa Rosa
JUN8
5K Bubble Fun Run for Asthma Awareness

Central California Asthma Collaborative would like to welcome all to the 6th Annual 5K Bubble Fun Run for Asthma Awareness! This event is a great opportunity for local community members to join together and show their support in the fight against asthma and other respiratory diseases. Every stride supports family, friends, and others who are directly affected by this disease. It is our hopes that we can all gather together to build a healthier community. Every individual should have the opportunity to run without limitations. Help raise awareness for health disparities by coming out to this spectacular community event!

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5K Bubble Fun Run for Asthma Awareness

Woodward Park, Fresno, CA, USAView event
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Central California Asthma Collaborative would like to welcome all to the 6th Annual 5K Bubble Fun Run for Asthma Awareness! This event is a great opportunity for local community members to join together and show their support in the fight against asthma and other respiratory diseases. Every stride supports family, friends, and others who are directly affected by this disease. It is our hopes that we can all gather together to build a healthier community. Every individual should have the opportunity to run without limitations. Help raise awareness for health disparities by coming out to this spectacular community event!

$20 - $30
5K Bubble Fun Run for Asthma Awareness
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
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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
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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

About 5k events in the United States

5ks are the most accessible of the regular race distances and are very popular as a result. You'll find a mixed bag of competitors, from newbies to running veterans all competing in the same events. There are loads of 5k events throughout Cali, large and small, at all times of the year so it's never a bad time to book onto your first (or fifteenth) event.

What are the best 5k events?

People run these events for all sorts of reasons, from fitness goals to charity fundraising, but one constant is the amount of friendly faces and fancy dress you'll see - these are the events to have fun at. The Carlsbad 5000 is one of the most famous 5ks in the United States, it's a super fast course and world records have been set there. After you've raced your way to the finish line, you'll be treated to some quality craft beer. If you love the big atmosphere, the largest running festivals often host a series of shorter races. The California International Marathon is a great example as they host a popular 5k race on the same day as the marathon.

What is the average time to run a 5k?

Finishing times will vary depending on fitness levels, motivation and training. The real speedsters can run 5k in under 14 minutes. but, for the rest of us, it can take anything from 30 minutes to an hour. Half an hour is considered a very good time, especially for someone new to running. You'd have to run at a pace of 9.5 minutes per mile for the whole race to achieve this.

After you've completed a few 5k events, you might even feel like trying your hand at 10k, check out our race calendar to see if there's something for you.

How long should I train for a 5k?

You might be tempted to enter a 5k without training. If you want to do anything other than walk it, we would advise that you take on our 6 weeks to 5k training plan. Training will not only allow you to unlock your running potential and set a strong PR but it will also minimise the risk of injury. It's definitely worth building up to an event.

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