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    July Red, White, & Blue Or Brew 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
    Thu 4th Jul
    $30 - $35
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    July Red, White, & Blue Or Brew 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

    2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join this EVERY BODY & EVERYBODY Race - This event gives you the BLING to wear for the rest of the day! Its a Red, White, & Blue custom cast medal, a patriotic event shirt, the freedom feeling vibe, stage entertainment, games, music, & BLING. Baseball & Ball Cap Age division awards. Angels Memorabilia and randomly raffled. This event will outfit the rest of your day! And sprinkle a healthy start to it. Fun Run is 1 mile of camaraderie. 5K is a race, run, walk , or jog. You pick how to do 3.1 miles.

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    Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5k and 10K Epic Challenge
    Thu 4th Jul
    $40 - $50
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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
    About the event
    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.

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    City of Laguna Hills Memorial Half Marathon
    Mon 27th May
    Laguna Hills, CA, United States
    $13 - $90
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    City of Laguna Hills Memorial Half Marathon

    24155 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, USAView event
    About the event

    Race and honor the US Marine Corp Dark Horse Battalion in these Memoral Day events. This scenic course is great for everyone who wants a hilly and challenging race. Come for a great day out in Laguna Hills and enjoy the post-race beer garden and all day DJs.

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    Into the Wild Rockin' Summer Run 5K #1 - July
    Thu 25th Jul
    Orange County, CA, United States
    $29.99
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    Into the Wild Rockin' Summer Run 5K #1 - July

    Irvine Park Rd, California 92869, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our summer evening 5k race will introduce people of all ages to the exciting world of short distance trail racing. Our evening single loop races will wind its way on a course designed for the beginner trail runner or advanced street racer. Runners will use their skills to race the trails outlining Irvine Park as the sun slowly lowers in the sky. Post-race participants will be treated to a concert in the park as they relax with their family and friends enjoying the sounds and sights of the pleasant summer evenings in Southern California. We take pride in giving you the best bang for your buck. Shirts, Medals, Post-race refreshments, overall and age group awards, and a raffle

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    Wrigley River Run & Tadpole Trot
    Sat 1st Jun
    $40
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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.

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    Into the Wild Rockin' Summer Run 5k #2 - August
    Thu 1st Aug
    $29.99
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    Into the Wild Rockin' Summer Run 5k #2 - August

    1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our summer evening 5k race will introduce people of all ages to the exciting world of short distance trail racing. Our evening single loop races will wind its way on a course designed for the beginner trail runner or advanced street racer. Runners will use their skills to race the trails outlining Irvine Park as the sun slowly lowers in the sky. Post-race participants will be treated to a concert in the park as they relax with their family and friends enjoying the sounds and sights of the pleasant summer evenings in Southern California. We take pride in giving you the best bang for your buck. Shirts, Medals, Post-race refreshments, overall and age group awards, and a raffle!

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    El Toro Chargers 5K
    Thu 4th Jul
    Lake Forest, CA, United States
    $20 - $35
    Details

    El Toro Chargers 5K

    Mission Heritage Medical Group, 21723-21751 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The El Toro Chargers 5K Run/Walk is hosted by El Toro High School in partnership with the City of Lake Forest. More than just a fundraiser, it is a community event for the city of Lake Forest and the surrounding area. Many families have made this part of their 4th of July tradition for years. We invite you to come join us and show your spirit! Walk, run or race through the tree-lined streets of Lake Forest and celebrate the 4th of July with your friends, family and neighbors! Then plan to stay for our citys annual Independence Parade at 10am.

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    Glen Eden Nude 5K Run/Walk
    Sat 1st Jun
    $50
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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!)

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    $25 - $35
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    Rock the 4th

    5415 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USAView event
    About the event
    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.

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    Cypress Run
    Sat 27th Jul
    Cypress, CA, United States
    $35
    Details

    Cypress Run

    Cypress Civic Center, 5275 Orange Ave, Cypress, CA 90630, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Challenge yourself by finishing in consecutive order any combination of 5K/10K/Triathlon events in each of the cities of Cypress, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach to receive a unique and coveted medal!

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    Run 4 Their Lives 5K Glendora in partnership with Redeeming Love
    Sat 1st Jun
    Glendora, CA, United States
    $24
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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.

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    $25 - $35
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    Rockin’ the Beach

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

    The course follows part of the Long Beach Marathon course along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views. The beach restrooms open at sunrise and there are plenty of drinking fountains along the course. There will be a fully stocked aid station at the start area, with Gatorade, water, bananas, chips, cookies, and more.

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    Meals on Wheels 5k/10K Race
    Sat 13th Jul
    £35
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    Meals on Wheels 5k/10K Race

    5000 E Lew Davis St, Long Beach, CA 90808, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our fundraising event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, at Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus near Carson & Clark Ave.

    The net proceeds will be used to fund our meal program that provides meals with a friendly visit for low-income, homebound disabled neighbors across Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Leisure World in Seal Beach.

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    YMCA Run In The Parks
    Thu 4th Jul
    Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
    $10 - $35
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    YMCA Run In The Parks

    29831 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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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    WetNWild 5K
    Sat 10th Aug
    La Mirada, CA, United States
    $45
    Details

    WetNWild 5K

    Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center, 13806 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is truly a "family friendly" event as long as the kiddos are over 42" in height!

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    The Color Run – Los Angeles
    Sun 30th Jun
    Carson, CA, United States
    $14.99 - $49.99
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    The Color Run – Los Angeles

    18400 S Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    *TICKETS COMING SOON - AVAILABLE 20th MARCH!*

    Less about your 10-minute mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race and epic Finish Festival. Thousands of Color Runners are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer and finish with a larger than life party with music, dancing, and massive color throws.

    Now the single largest event series in the world, the Happiest 5K on the Planet has hosted more than 7 million Color Runners at 1,000 events in 40+ countries.

    This year features an all-new participant kit, new course elements, and a super-charged Finish Festival as part of The Color Run Hero Tour! Celebrate the hero in you in a realm where NOTHING is impossible and you are UNSTOPPABLE. Soar to new heights in the Hero Zone; confront double the color in the Super Zones; suit up in gear fit for the most super of heroes. Will you rise to the challenge and be a #TCRHero?

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    Lexus LaceUp Running Series - Orange County
    Sat 7th Sep
    $20 - $300
    Details

    Lexus LaceUp Running Series - Orange County

    20 Lake Rd, Irvine, CA 92604, USAView event
    About the event

    Throw yourself into the LaceUp Running Series kick-off celebration. Great for all levels of runner, with an additional kids run too. Come for a shot at a half marathon PR (the course has just 220 feet of elevation) or for the free beer and brunch at the finish line.

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    Rock the Coast Marathon, 3/4, Half, 15K, 10K, 5K
    Sun 11th Aug
    $25 - $35
    Details

    Rock the Coast Marathon, 3/4, Half, 15K, 10K, 5K

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

    This course follows part of the Long Beach Marathon course along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views. Runners go 3.275 miles on the beach path, then reverse and go back 3.275 miles to the start twice for the half marathon, thrice for the marathon, and four times for the full marathon. For the 15K, runners go out 3.1 miles and back, and then out 1.55 miles and back. For the 10K, runners go out 3.1 miles and back, and for the 5K, runners go out 1.55 miles and back. Beach restrooms open at sunrise. Plenty of drinking fountains along the course.

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    BOOK IT! 5K Run/Walk & 1K Fun Run
    Sun 8th Sep
    Costa Mesa, CA, United States
    $40
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    BOOK IT! 5K Run/Walk & 1K Fun Run

    Costa Mesa, CA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Ethan & Chocos Book Club (ECBC) was founded by Leukemia warrior Ethan after he noticed that books and reading were missing from the hospital experience of patients at CHOC Childrens Hospital in Orange County. ECBC is working on building a library and reading program at CHOC, with the goal to make access to books and reading part of patients everyday care. ECBC recognizes that literacy support for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening conditions can help promote cognitive development and social connections that are part of thriving through treatment and beyond.

    This will be a fast flat course at (location TBD).

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    Aloha Run – Long Beach
    Sat 14th Sep
    $25 - $40
    Details

    Aloha Run – Long Beach

    The Lions Lighthouse for Sight, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Aloha Run is a fun and festive, Hawaiian-themed 5k/10k event. Be inspired by music from the islands and beach tunes as you run or walk the flat and scenic bayside course in San Diego or Long Beach. And thats just the beginning stick around for a luau party at the finish line with Tahitian dancers, live music, photo opportunities and much more.

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    Run the River for The Ridge
    Sat 14th Sep
    $10 - $65
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    Run the River for The Ridge

    11401 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92505, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Peppermint Ridge, local businesses and the community come together for a morning filled with fitness, love and happiness. Participants run along a paved path adjacent to the Santa Ana River. Filled with 25 miles of hiking trails along the Santa Ana River just to the west of downtown Riverside, Hidden Valley Wildlife Area is the setting for the annual Run the River for The Ridge race, which features the Peppermint Ridge Half Marathon as well as a 5K and a 1K event, all of which will help raise money for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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    $30 - $110
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    JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

    Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802, USAView event
    About the event

    This epic seaside marathon takes place on the picturesque Long Beach. Great for runners of all abilities, the course is completely flat and takes you through downtown Long Beach and along the Pacific beach path. Come along the big finisher’s medal and post-race celebrations.

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    Hecho en Mexico 5k run/walk
    Sat 14th Sep
    $25
    Details

    Hecho en Mexico 5k run/walk

    LAPD Police Academy/Elysian Park, 1880 Academy Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for a fun and memorable 5k, mostly on the road with rolling hills. You will love the course, as well as the amazing view of Downtown Los Angeles and the L.A. Dodger Stadium.

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    Alive and Running
    Sun 29th Sep
    $35
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    Alive and Running

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

    A 5K walk/run for Suicide Prevention. Alive & Running is an uplifting, life-affirming event that remembers loved ones lost to suicide while raising funds and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.

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    Fountain Valley Triathlon
    Sat 25th May
    Fountain Valley, CA, United States
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    Fountain Valley Triathlon

    Fountain Valley High School, 17816 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We are looking forward to another fantastic Triathlon/5K Run/Kids Triathlon! As in previous years, this is a great event for the entire family with a fun Adult Triathlon course, our 5K Run and FOUR categories for the kid triathlons! It is especially great for first time triathletes and 5K runners, although this event is a favorite for seasoned racers as well. All proceeds earned will go towards supporting youth programs including Girls Camp, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

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    Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Riverside
    Sun 8th Dec
    $20 - $80
    Details

    Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Riverside

    Fairmount Park, 2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, CA 92501, USAView event
    About the event

    Step into Christmas in this festive fun run. Great for all levels, expect Christmas carolers, lots of decorations and of course Santa. Come for the free reindeer's antlers and Santa hat, or simply to sign off an awesome year of running.

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    SoCal’s Pirate’s Run 5K/10K
    £35 - £50
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    SoCal’s Pirate’s Run 5K/10K

    17851 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Ships Ahoy. Plan to be a part of our pirate invasion RUN. THE SO CAL PIRATES RUN 5K/10K is SATURDAY, June 23, 2018. Chip timed event with wave starts. Age division and overall awards for avid runners, and the BEST EVER CUSTOM CAST FINISHER MEDALS for all.

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