Welcome to the San Jose Trail Run. Pacific Coast Trail Runs is proud to share another combination of parks: Calero County Park, Rancho San Vincente & Rancho Canada Del Oro. This is part of our continued effort to share new trail running experiences with our community. We picked March so that you can enjoy the glorious colors of green and early spring bloom. You can be assured that temperatures will be perfect for trail running. The event is located in the South San Jose region near Quicksilver County Park and adjoining Calero Reservoir. Enjoy rolling hills with valley views and plenty of single-track trail running.
San Jose Running Events
Starting at the historic campus of Santa Clara University/Mission Santa Clara, the course features a loop through Avaya Stadium, home to the San Jose Earthquakes! The event then returns to Santa Clara University where participants can enjoy a post-race festival on Santa Claras Franklin Mall. The course includes The Health Turst 6K, San Francisco 49ers 10K and Sutter Health/PAMF Kids Fun Run with dash distances (ages 2 7). If you have not made it to the 6K/10K split by 9am you will be directed to run on the 6K course even if you have registered for the 10K
The RunforAmma is an annual event to help raise awareness and money to aid in cutting edge research and treatments for cancer. The race is run through some of the best trails on the Peninsula and South Bay Area.
How about a training run designed to punish your quads, test your willpower and kill off any last remaining brain cells that might have you reconsider doing Broken Arrow, Rut, Flagstaff Skyrace, etc? How about 10 repeats of Dogmeat?
Join us for the Inaugural Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K. This event benefits the Leland High School Baseball Team.
With a mildly rolling course hugging Cottonwood Lake and then Coyote Creek, this race was made for first-timers and those looking to break through with a new personal record! Come join us on this late winter morning and enjoy this picturesque, family friendly park and trail!
All distances are on paved bike paths and start at the Silver Creek Sportsplex then continue out on Coyote Creek Parkway
With a mostly-flat course hugging Cottonwood Lake and then Coyote Creek, this race was made for first-timers and those looking to break through with a new personal record! Come join us on this late winter morning and enjoy this picturesque, family friendly park and trail!
Beginning at Calero County Park, this trail run has everything! Experience awesome single track, great hills, and dirt paths. It is a challenging, fantastic trainer for Western States that includes oak trees, exposure, good heat training, and panoramic vistas.
Run in the Palo Alto Bayland Open Space. The Double 8K Run/Walk is a two-stage road and trail run (5K+halftime+3K). This is a flat, fast course. You will love this event! Benefits the American Red Cross
The Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair is for the entire family. We feature three distances: a pre-school 220 yard run; a 1/2 mile run for Kindergarten; and a mile run for girls and boys in grades 1-8. Girls race girls and boys race boys. The event is held entirely on school property and is in the style of cross-country! While the running races take place, a fair with the music, art, food and culture of Zimbabwe is held on the school black top. Gales open at noon. This event benefits Makumbi Children's Home in Zimbabwe, an orphanage that serves 100 children, ages infant to age 18. T-shirts will be on sale at the meet on a first come first served basis.
Run in the shadow of Mt. Umunhum with the deer and a few of your favorite running pals. Set in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, this one of a kind running event provides unique access to gorgeous trails and scenery not commonly viewed. 100% trail/fire road. One of the toughest runs out there, this 50K challenge course has plenty of steep climbs and exposure to make sure you get a fantastic workout. The 50k course covers the entire park. You will not be disappointed.