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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.

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    The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
    Sun 27th Oct
    San Rafael, CA, United States
    $30 - $80
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    The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K

    1 Shoreline Trail, San Rafael, CA 94901, USAView event
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    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)!

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

    Join us in San Francisco for the [email protected]! The [email protected] brings together citizens of San Francisco and ADA attendees to emphasize the need for increased physical activity to help prevent diabetes and diabetes complications. This disease awareness activity provides participants with the opportunity to raise public awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing and controlling diabetes.

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    Alameda 4th of July R.A.C.E.
    Thu 4th Jul
    Alameda, CA, United States
    $15 - $25
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    Alameda 4th of July R.A.C.E.

    Lauren's Closet, 1420 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The Ralph Appezzato Charity Event (R.A.C.E.) is a 5K (3.1 Mile) run and walk benefiting the Midway Shelter for Women and Children in Alameda, California. It starts at 9 AM; an hour before the Mayor's 4th of July Parade in front of the Lauren's Closet, 1420 Park Street, between Santa Clara and Central Avenues.

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    Marina Bay Running Festival
    Sun 16th Jun
    Richmond, CA, United States
    $15 - $100
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    Marina Bay Running Festival

    Richmond, CA, USAView event
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    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.

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    Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K and Stomper's Stomp
    Sun 11th Aug
    $20 - $80
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    Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K and Stomper's Stomp

    Oscar Grant Plaza, 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612, USAView event
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    Run around Lake Merritt and through the heart of Oakland in this popular race. This event is for runners looking for the community feel of a local race. Come for the bespoke finisher's medal, Oaktown running top and a festival with food, craft beer and wine.

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    TIKIM Filipino Food Fun Run
    Sat 8th Jun
    San Mateo, CA, United States
    $20 - $50
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    TIKIM Filipino Food Fun Run

    1701 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    TIKIM (a Filipino word that means to taste) is a one-of-a-kind 5K fun run or walk that celebrates Filipino culture and the value of giving back through loads of happiness and Filipino food. Imagine a 5K fun run course with a Filipino food tasting station at each kilometer of the way. Each station provides a sampling of favorite Filipino street food, starting with the mild and ending with the hella wild. After crossing the finish line, stay on for the TIKIM Post-Race Picnic, enjoying Filipino food and local entertainment.

    Open to all ages, gender and races, TFC (The Filipino Channel) wants to bring to the San Francisco Bay Area the excitement that Filipino cuisine is generating all over the world. TIKIM Filipino Food Fun Run is a celebration of family, fitness, fun and Filipino food flavors! It is sure to satisfy any curious foodie.

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    Across the Bay 12K/5K
    Sun 14th Jul
    $39 - $49
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    Across the Bay 12K/5K

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

    Across the Bay is the second event in Represent Running's Run the Bay Challenge Series. Across the Bay is an ode to simpler times when people came out to run on a whim, give their best and high five the finisher next to them dudes and gals that have been around running and racing Across the Bay since it started in the 80s.

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    China Camp Trail Run
    Sat 1st Jun
    San Rafael, CA, United States
    $40 - $70
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    China Camp Trail Run

    1310 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USAView event
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    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.

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    Wine Run 5K - Four Fools Winery
    Sat 15th Jun
    $10 - $30
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    Wine Run 5K - Four Fools Winery

    Parker Ave and 4th St - Northbound, Rodeo, CA 94572, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Enjoy running and wine? This is a must do event for you!

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    Celebrate Hercules 5K
    Thu 4th Jul
    Hercules, CA, United States
    $15 - $25
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    Celebrate Hercules 5K

    1515 Refugio Valley Rd, Hercules, CA 94547, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Celebrate your 4th of July at the 5th annual Hercules Dynamite 5K Run/Walk located along the beautiful Eucalyptus trees of scenic Refugio Valley Park. The event offers chip timed, closed course 5K run/walk (3.1 Mile), 1 Mile walk and 1/4 Mile event designed for Kids ages 3-8. The distances are flat, fun and are perfect for all levels of runners or walkers. Stay afterwards and enjoy the post race Expo, refreshments, awards and the 4th of July Parade. Custom event shirt guaranteed if registered by June 20th.

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    City Beer Runs 5K/10K
    Sun 23rd Jun
    San Mateo, CA, United States
    $47
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    City Beer Runs 5K/10K

    2 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401, USAView event
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    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!

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    Bad Bass Half Marathon
    Sat 27th Jul
    Castro Valley, CA, United States
    $58 - $83
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    Bad Bass Half Marathon

    17600 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Rising up from the depths of Lake Chabot, the Bad Bass (a strangely kilt-wearing, bagpipe-playing Scottish bass with teeth) shows itself once again! Why is he Scottish? What is he doing in Castro Valley? How can he play bagpipes with his fin? We have no idea how to answer those questions. Why is he so bad-to-the-fishbone? Maybe he just knows how awesome the trails of Lake Chabot really are! Whatever the Bad Bass is doing here, we hope you'll join us at the beautiful Lake Chabot Marina in Castro Valley for the scenic Bad Bass 5K, 10K or Half Marathon!

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    Courage Over Cancer 5K/10K
    Sun 11th Aug
    $30
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    Courage Over Cancer 5K/10K

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

    We are taking a moment to celebrate the courage and dedication of our patients, doctors, nurses, researchers, caretakers, friends, and families by participating in the Courage Over Cancer 5K & 10K Run/Walk in beautiful Crissy Field!

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    Sunflower Run
    Sun 9th Jun
    Pleasanton, CA, United States
    $10 - $40
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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.

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    We Run Richmond 5K
    Sun 11th Aug
    Richmond, CA, United States
    $20
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    We Run Richmond 5K

    400 Harbour Way S, Richmond, CA 94804, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The We Run Richmond 5K is presented by Moving Forward for Our Future, a group of community members, local businesses, and the Richmond SOL Soccer Club. This is a non competitive 5K Fun Run/Walk.

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    Alameda Running Festival
    Sun 15th Sep
    Alameda, CA, United States
    $55 - $80
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    Alameda Running Festival

    Essencial Acabamentos, Av Cel Ernesto Bertaso, 464 Ed Alameda Jardins Sala 13 Subsolo 01, Centro Quilombo - SC, Alameda, CA 94501, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Alameda Running Festival incorporates a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and Family Fun Run. The event will start and finish in the Alameda Point and highlight several beautiful areas around the island. The event will benefit Alameda Meals on Wheels and the Alameda Education Foundation.

    Come get your 4" medal, cool ARF shirt, free beer, and great food!

    Discounts available - just click on the tickets!

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    Mare Island – Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
    Sun 30th Jun
    Vallejo, CA, United States
    $35 - $80
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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.

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    City Beer Runs - Triple Voodoo Brewing
    Sun 25th Aug
    $32 - $37
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    City Beer Runs - Triple Voodoo Brewing

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

    A fully supported 5k or 10k fun run complete with course marking, water stops and awesome routes. Forget about PRs and mile split times, throw out the headaches that come with overcrowded and overpriced races and get ready to enjoy running for the pure endorphin generating machine that it is!

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    RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley
    Sat 22nd Jun
    East Palo Alto, CA, United States
    $50 - $775
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    RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley

    The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, 2050 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Forget what you know about Gran Fondos. For RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley, weve re-written the cycling experience to put you at the very heart from start to finish.

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    $68 - $125
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    The San Francisco Giant Race

    San Francisco, CA, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Giant Racers will get experience the AT&T Park area, which will host several special event celebrations during this year's race! We are excited to pay homage to the racers, partners and spectators who have joined us throughout the historic years of the San Francisco Giant Race Presented By Alaska Airlines! We'll be adding more opportunities to celebrate throughout the year. In the meantime, register today for the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, or Kids Race/Family Relay to secure your spot at the start line of the best races in the league.

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    $48 - $73
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    Bear Creek

    651 Pine St, Martinez, CA 94553, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    If you are looking for a super-fast, flat, easy course to set a personal record, you are probably in the wrong place. These courses have hills...lots of hills. If, however, you are looking for a great time on the trails, with beautiful scenery, awesome support and unique, high-quality shirts and awards, you have come to the right place!

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    $35
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    10K on the Bay

    4901 Breakwater Ave, Hayward, CA 94545, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run or walk along the Bay Trail and enjoy breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay-Estuary. Participate in a 5K or 10K. Proceeds from this event help to maintain and enhance the educational programs, exhibits, and facilities of the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center.

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    Zoom Dynamite
    Sat 31st Aug
    Richmond, CA, United States
    $20 - $40
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    Zoom Dynamite

    5551 Giant Hwy, Richmond, CA 94806, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The course travels through tranquil Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline, the largest shoreline park in the entire Bay Area. The park has an explosive past as the former site of the nation's largest dynamite factory. The trails go through deep forests and pop out with great views of the bay. You'll find along the way small buildings and bunkers where dynamite was created and stored.

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    Fall Showdown
    Sat 21st Sep
    El Sobrante, CA, United States
    $35 - $50
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    Fall Showdown

    7301 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 2018 Fall into Fitness Family 5K Fun Run/Walk hosted by NPHC Solano is a family-friendly event for first-time runners/walkers to expert athletes. This year marks our 2nd Annual event and we are excited to continue our mission toward furthing community outreach.

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    Night Nation Run - Bay Area
    Sat 12th Oct
    Berkeley, CA, United States
    $29.99 - $49.99
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    Night Nation Run - Bay Area

    1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Night Nation Run is the Worlds 1st Running Music Festival an ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, Bubble Zones, Neon and Black Lights. Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJs.

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    Tiburon by the Bay Half Marathon
    Sun 29th Sep
    Marin County, CA, United States
    $35 - $110
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    Tiburon by the Bay Half Marathon

    1550 Tiburon Blvd, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The spectacular, unique lollipop course provides natural beauty and breathtaking bay views, with a boutique style emphasis on each participant. Starting and finishing in Tiburon and traversing the Strawberry Peninsula, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island.

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    Your Next Step is the cure - San Francisco
    Sun 22nd Sep
    $15 - $35
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    Your Next Step is the cure - San Francisco

    Lake Merced, Lake Merced, San Francisco, CA 94132, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Please join us for the 11th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure San Francisco, Lake Merced Loop on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Lake Merced.

    Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Each event provides fun, family-friendly activities, including a young lung dash, music, walk.run event awards and more.

    Whether you want to walk, jog or run, whether you choose to participate as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure!

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    LMJS Fourth Sunday Race – November
    Sun 24th Nov
    $10
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    LMJS Fourth Sunday Race – November

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

    The Fourth Sunday Runs are held every month (except March and June) on the fourth Sunday of the month. The distances offered are a 5K (once around the Lake), a 10K (two times around), and 15K (three times around).

    Participation ribbons are given to all runners and place ribbons are awarded to the top runners, both male and female in ten year age groups. All those interested in running, whether beginner, walker, jogger, or competitive racer are welcome to join our monthly runs. Water is available to the runners and volunteers are present to assist runners at the start and finish lines.

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    Mermaid Run San Francisco
    Sun 20th Oct
    $35 - $85
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    Mermaid Run San Francisco

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

    The Mermaid Dash is a great way to introduce girls to the world of running. The fun run/walk allows girls to participate and experience the joy of crossing the finish line in a safe and supportive environment. Mermaid Dashers receive a medal, finisher necklace and post race food. Note: The dash entry fee does not come with a race shirt.

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    BGCSF Halloween 5K
    Sat 19th Oct
    $10
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    BGCSF Halloween 5K

    610 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join Sports Basement for a very special 5K race to raise funds for one of our oldest and dearest partners. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF). BGCSF is committed to inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Sports Basement shares this commitment to youth and our communities. We hope you will join us for this inaugural event.

    Whether you're looking to do your personal best, looking for an excuse to dress up or just want a fun day with the kids in the park, there is something for everyone. Come for the race, stay for the after-party at Sports Basement Presidio. There will be food trucks, music, games and great deals throughout the store and much much more.

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    Berkeley Half Marathon
    Sun 17th Nov
    Berkeley, CA, United States
    $15 - $25
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    Berkeley Half Marathon

    Pacific Tech, 2710 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94703, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Experience a running tour of our exceptional city starting with iconic Telegraph Avenue and Shattuck Avenue, winding through the serene residential streets of North Berkeley, cruising along the waterfront near the Berkeley Marina and much more. Choose your distance: The Half Marathon (13.1 miles), the 10K (6.2 miles) and the 5K (3.1 miles). All offer rewarding and fun experiences for runners of all types.

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    Oakland Turkey Trot
    Thu 28th Nov
    $25 - $95
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    Oakland Turkey Trot

    Macarthur Blvd & Lakeshore Av, Oakland, CA 94610, USAView event
    About the event

    What better way to celebrate turkey day than with a 5k fun run? This flat, lakeside 5k is perfect for all ages and abilities. Come along to celebrate Thanksgiving and for the finisher’s medal and t-shirt.

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    T9 Mermaid Run San Francisco
    Sun 20th Oct
    $15 - $85
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    T9 Mermaid Run San Francisco

    Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The T9 Mermaid Run Spokane returns to San Francisco on Sunday, October 20th. A local favorite and one of the best women's runs in Spokane! Experience the great vibe, positive energy, stylish race shirts, finisher's medals & necklaces.

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    $35
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    Golden Gate Half Marathon

    The Embarcadero & Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Golden Gate Half is more than just a 13.1-mile run through San Francisco. Rather, it is a spectacular journey through this stunning City by the Bay. The chance to run across the Golden Gate Bridge is an experience unlike any other, but it is far from the only breathtaking moment youll enjoy along the way.

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    Diablo Summit Stomp 30K/half marathon/10K/5K
    Sat 2nd Nov
    Walnut Creek, CA, United States
    $48 - $90
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    Diablo Summit Stomp 30K/half marathon/10K/5K

    1700 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    All courses are on trails. While there are some hills, this event, like all Brazen Racing runs, is very friendly to first-time trail runners and experienced runners alike. Depending on the weather, all distances may include mud and creek crossings!

    Walkers/hikers are welcome in all distances.

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    Concord 5000
    Sun 10th Nov
    Concord, CA, United States
    $30
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    Concord 5000

    2349 Willow Pass Rd, Concord, CA 94520, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union (DVFCU) is pleased to present the Annual Concord 5000, benefiting the Blue Star Moms of Contra Costa County. Chartered in 1961, Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union is a financial cooperative which is owned and operated by its members. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in central Contra Costa County is eligible to open an account. Your funds are insured up to $250,000 through National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government agency.

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    Concord 5000 – Presented by Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union
    Sun 10th Nov
    Concord, CA, United States
    $30
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    Concord 5000 – Presented by Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union

    Cal Ridng & Hiking Trail, Concord, CA 94521, USAView event
    About the event
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    Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union (DVFCU) is pleased to present the 1st Annual Concord 5000, benefitting the Blue Star Moms of Contra Costa County. Chartered in 1961, Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union is a financial cooperative which is owned and operated by its members. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in central Contra Costa County is eligible to open an account. Your funds are insured up to $250,000 through National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government agency.

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