10k Runs in California
- Redondo Beach 10k2FEB
Redondo Beach 10kRunning ‧ Redondo Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$25 - $45
- Berkeley Half Marathon15NOV
Berkeley Half MarathonRunning ‧ Berkeley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$15 - $45
- San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K18APR
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10KRunning ‧ San Diego13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $125
- The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K29AUG
The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10KRunning ‧ Santa Rosa26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$29 - $109
- Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose3OCT
Rock ‘n’ Roll San JoseRunning ‧ San Jose13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35
- Kaiser San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5k2FEB
Kaiser San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5kRunning ‧ San Francisco13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$55 - $99
- PPIE Pleasanton Run for Education19APR
PPIE Pleasanton Run for EducationRunning ‧ Pleasanton9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.2 mi$17 - $60
- Cardiff Kook Run9FEB
Cardiff Kook RunRunning ‧ Encinitas6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$10 - $59
- Spartan Trail - San Jose Half Marathon & 10K16FEB
Spartan Trail - San Jose Half Marathon & 10KRunning ‧ Diablo Grande13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$20 - $84.99
- Spartan Trail - San Luis Obispo Trail Half Marathon & 10K15MAR
Spartan Trail - San Luis Obispo Trail Half Marathon & 10KRunning ‧ Santa Margarita13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$20 - $59.99
- Encinitas Turkey Trot26NOV
Encinitas Turkey TrotRunning ‧ Encinitas6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$5.99 - $59
- Levi’s Presidio 1019APR
Levi’s Presidio 10Running ‧ San Francisco10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$55 - $80
- Aloha Run – Long Beach2AUG
Aloha Run – Long BeachRunning ‧ Long Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$10 - $48
- Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K22MAR
Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5KRunning ‧ Irvine13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$25 - $95
- Spartan Trail - SoCal Half Marathon & 10k25OCT
Spartan Trail - SoCal Half Marathon & 10kRunning ‧ Lebec13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$54.99
- Cinco De Mayo Trail Run2MAY
Cinco De Mayo Trail RunRunning ‧ Poway6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.3 mi$10 - $45
- IPA 10K, Brewfest & Beer Mile Invitational10APR
IPA 10K, Brewfest & Beer Mile Invitational10k ‧ Sebastopol6.2 mi • 1.0 mi$30 - $75
- Shoreline Marathon19JUL
Shoreline MarathonRunning ‧ Ventura26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $130
- Spartan Trail SoCal Big Bear17MAY
Spartan Trail SoCal Big Bear10k ‧ Big Bear6.2 mi$20 - $54.99
- Spartan Trail Monterey7JUN
Spartan Trail MontereyRunning ‧ Salinas31.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$20 - $54.99
- Aloha Run – San Diego8SEP
Aloha Run – San DiegoRunning ‧ San Diego6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Awesome 80's Run Long Beach - 5K & 10K14JUN
Awesome 80's Run Long Beach - 5K & 10KRunning ‧ Long Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $44
- Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles18JUL
Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los AngelesRunning ‧ Los Angeles9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$20 - $45
- Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k16FEB
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Ventura26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$40.50 - $117
About 10k events in California
Very much like in 5k events, the large running festivals often have their own 10k event to participate in. This creates a great opportunity for friends and family of different running abilities to take part in the same race weekend and compare their swag and medals at the finish.
What are the best 10k events?
Though technically not a 10k, the Bay to Breakers, at 12k, is one of the biggest running events of the year in Cali. With 50,000 costumed competitors cruising through central San Francisco it's definitely a memorable race. It's also one of the oldest races, as it's been going for over 100 years. Watch out for the infamous Hayes Hill on mile 2; this isn't the easiest run we've come across. If fun and fancy dress sounds like your thing, but you'd prefer a less challenging course, the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot might be worth a pluck.
How long will it take to run 10k?
Regular competitors at these events might expect to finish in around an hour (or better). However, if it's your first time, you might want to take a little longer, but be aware that some events have a cut off time - usually around 3 hours.
If you're into your trivia, or fancy yourself as the next winner of the Cali Beach Blast, then perhaps you'll be interested in the road racing world records. These stand at 26:44 and 29:43 minutes for men and women respectively, held by Leonard Patrick Komon and Joyciline Jepkosgei (who also holds the record for the women's half marathon).
How do you train for a 10k race?
Training for a 10k involves starting small and building up, regardless of your fitness level. Check out our 6 weeks to 10k training plan which will help you choose your starting point depending on your base fitness and goals. Following a plan helps to minimise the risk of injury, and you give the best start on race day. Check out our half marathon and marathon event calendars if you're feeling ready to expand your running horizons.