Running events in California October 2018

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What you need to know about Running

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

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

Find local Running races

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

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10k Races in California October 2018

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Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k is a one loop course along the famous Ojai bike trail an out and back course that has something for everyone. Gentle rollers as you gradually go up to the turnaround than all downhill on the way back. Finisher medals, goody bag, and a tech shirt for all runners come join the fun!

Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k

Ventura, California, US
Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k
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Registration for the 2018 Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon opens February 1st at 12pm PST. Join us for our 10th anniversary celebration as we run through the heart of Sonoma Countys Dry Creek Valley. This series favorite takes place in late autumn when the hillsides are painted with rich, golden hues and the valley air is crisp and fresh.

Registration for this popular event is limited to 2,500 runners due to our commitment to minimize the impact in this beautiful area and to provide our guests with a quality destination running experience. This course is very scenic and easy to medium difficulty, with gentle rolling terrain on backcountry roads.

Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon

Geyserville, California, US
1 race
$40$65
Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon

New in 2018: New location, in the heart of Santa Rosa, with 3 full days of fun for the entire family. You better be ready for it!

Grab your kids, friends and loved ones. You don't have to ride to find your place at Levi's GranFondo. Our FondoSonoma festival begins at 10:00 am promptly for all to enjoy. It is a magical day for the whole family, flush with live bands, stacks of food, vendors and a fun zone for the kids. Bring your bikes and park them securely for free in our gated and staffed bike parking area.

Levi’s GranFondo

Santa Rosa, California, US
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Marathon events in California October 2018

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Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, Run Long Beach. Starting in Downtown Long Beach, runners head towards the historic Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, half marathoners will continue down Ocean Boulevard while full marathoners veer right and head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium.

JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

Long Beach, California, US
1 race
$120$375
JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

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.

Blaze the Coastline

Long Beach, California, US
Blaze the Coastline
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5k Races in California October 2018

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Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k is a one loop course along the famous Ojai bike trail an out and back course that has something for everyone. Gentle rollers as you gradually go up to the turnaround than all downhill on the way back. Finisher medals, goody bag, and a tech shirt for all runners come join the fun!

Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k

Ventura, California, US
Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k
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The 2018 Temecula Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk has something for everyone - runners, walkers, families, and wine lovers will all enjoy a day in gorgeous SoCal wine country!

Whether you take a leisurely 3-mile walk or a challenging 13.1-mile run we promise you will take in amazing views in the Temecula hills and have all the fun you can handle!

21+ participants get to enjoy our signature post-race tasting garden with wine, beer, Boochcraft, and other fun libations! Not 21 or dont drink? There will be plenty of fun to be had with our awesome DJ, kids area, tons of samples, demos, giveaways and more!

Temecula Half Marathon & 5K

Temecula, California, US
Temecula Half Marathon & 5K

New in 2018: New location, in the heart of Santa Rosa, with 3 full days of fun for the entire family. You better be ready for it!

Grab your kids, friends and loved ones. You don't have to ride to find your place at Levi's GranFondo. Our FondoSonoma festival begins at 10:00 am promptly for all to enjoy. It is a magical day for the whole family, flush with live bands, stacks of food, vendors and a fun zone for the kids. Bring your bikes and park them securely for free in our gated and staffed bike parking area.

Levi’s GranFondo

Santa Rosa, California, US
Levi’s GranFondo
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Ultramarathon events in California October 2018

The Lake Hodges Trail Fest is an event with something for the whole family, from the endurance crazed to the kids, we've got a distance for you. Choose from the Lake Hodges 50K, the Hunt for Hodgee 15K or 5K, and don't forget to sign the kid's up for the the 1 Mile Fun Run!

The Lake Hodges Trail Fest

San Diego, California, US
The Lake Hodges Trail Fest

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