10k Runs in California
- Redondo Beach 10k2FEB2020
Redondo Beach 10kRunning ‧ Redondo Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$20 - $40
- Berkeley Half Marathon15NOV2020
Berkeley Half MarathonRunning ‧ Berkeley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$15 - $45
- San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K18APR2020
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/10K29AUG2020
The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10KRunning ‧ Santa Rosa26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$29 - $109
- Kaiser San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5k2FEB2020
Kaiser San Francisco Half Marathon,10k & 5kRunning ‧ San Francisco13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $85
- Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Mile1MAR2020
Newport-Mesa Spirit Run MileRunning ‧ Newport Beach9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$30 - $80
- San Diego Resolution Run 5k, 10k & Half Marathon11JAN2020
San Diego Resolution Run 5k, 10k & Half MarathonRunning ‧ San Diego13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$25 - $110
- Christmas Double 15K Challenge14DEC
Christmas Double 15K ChallengeRunning ‧ Palo Alto9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$15 - $49
- Anaheim Semper 5K & 10K Run16MAY2020
Anaheim Semper 5K & 10K RunRunning ‧ Anaheim6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$15 - $40
- Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k16FEB2020
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Ventura26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $130
- Kiwanis Resolution Run 5K and 10K1JAN2020
Kiwanis Resolution Run 5K and 10KRunning ‧ Mountain View6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $45
- The Rattlesnake Ramble23FEB2020
The Rattlesnake RambleRunning ‧ San Rafael13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$40
- End of The Trail Half Marathon & 10K1MAR2020
End of The Trail Half Marathon & 10KRunning ‧ Visalia13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$55 - $95
- Renegade Santa Run21DEC
Renegade Santa RunRunning ‧ Irvine6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.5 mi$18 - $54
- Run To The Beach Lake Tahoe4JUL2020
Run To The Beach Lake TahoeRunning ‧ Tahoe Vista6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $45
- Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K26JAN2020
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10KRunning ‧ Simi Valley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $95
- Hark the Herald Angels Half Marathon14DEC
Hark the Herald Angels Half MarathonRunning ‧ Tiburon13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$25 - $60
- Angalls & Demens 5K/10K Trail Run28MAR2020
Angalls & Demens 5K/10K Trail RunRunning ‧ Rancho Cucamonga6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$27 - $36
- Cottontail Half Marathon22MAR2020
Cottontail Half MarathonRunning ‧ Los Angeles13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $85
- Lake Balboa Half Marathon31MAY2020
Lake Balboa Half MarathonRunning ‧ Los Angeles13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $75
- Arroyo Creek Half Marathon28JUN2020
Arroyo Creek Half MarathonRunning ‧ Simi Valley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $75
- Run at the Park 5K - 10K - Fun Run26SEP2020
Run at the Park 5K - 10K - Fun RunRunning ‧ Rancho Cucamonga6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.5 mi$30
- The Sasquatch Scramble Half, 10K, & 5K5APR2020
The Sasquatch Scramble Half, 10K, & 5KRunning ‧ Oakland13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $75
- La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run4JAN2020
La Cuesta Ranch Trail RunRunning ‧ San Luis Obispo31.1 mi • 15.5 mi • 6.2 mi$55 - $75
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.