10k Runs in California

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SEP1
Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Run/walk with hundreds of community-minded and socially conscious participants to advance awareness and provide proceeds to local initiatives focused on the...

$20 - $45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles
SEP8
Aloha Run – San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States

Enjoy a scenic run along the beautiful Pacific Beach. Great for all runners, the course is a flat race along the sand and then back along the boardwalk. Come...

$10 - $48
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Aloha Run – San Diego
SEP14
Aloha Run – Long Beach
Long Beach, CA, United States

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...

$10 - $48
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Aloha Run – Long Beach
SEP22
Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Race in the third of this 3 race series around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those...

$35 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Harvest Half Marathon 5k,10k
SEP22
SF Aloha Run
San Francisco, CA, United States

With a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge, runners/walkers of all abilities will enjoy the incredible scenery of Crissy Field, Hawaiian style music...

$15 - $65
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
SF Aloha Run
SEP29
Marina 10K, UjENA 5K and Double 15K
Brisbane, CA, United States

Want to run a flat and fast course on the San Francisco Bay Trail (all paved and wide) which is just ten minutes north of the San Francisco International...

$40
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Marina 10K, UjENA 5K and Double 15K
OCT6
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Ventura Course
Ventura, CA, United States

Enjoy an awesome course with miles of ocean views that will keep you in awe as you stroll along the Ventura beachfront. All flat course that's great...

$35 - $45
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Mary Jane 5K/10K - Ventura Course
OCT13
Jeepers Creepers Run
Ventura, CA, United States

Head over to Ventura for a 5K, 10K or half marathon along the Ojai bike path. Courses don't get much flatter than this, so this race is well-suited to all...

$35 - $100
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Jeepers Creepers Run
OCT27
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
San Rafael, CA, United States

Run like you give a SH$T on Sunday, 10/27/19 at China Camp State Park in San Rafael!

All runners have a shot at scoring a TON of awesome prizes via...

$30 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K
NOV3
Carrera De Los Muertos San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States

Grab some face paint and enjoy a race along the San Diego Bay to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Great for all ages, the flat course is family friendly and...

$25 - $50
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Carrera De Los Muertos San Diego
NOV10
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
Ventura, CA, United States

What better way to wrap up the fall running season than with a seaside marathon. This course will appeal to all types of runners, being largely flat and...

$45 - $130
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k
DEC1
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Camarillo, CA, United States

Pull on your most festive costume and head down for this jolly running series. Great for beginners and running veterans alike, this mostly flat course follows...

$35 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
DEC7
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
Laughlin, NV, United States

The December weather in Laughlin and Bullhead City is perfect for an early morning race crisp and clear, with high temperatures in the high 60s and...

$45 - $110
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
DEC8
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K
San Francisco, CA, United States

You have not run far enough. Nor have you run fast enough. Krampus (the Christmas devil) is displeased.

Pay penance to Krampus on Sun, 12/9 and you...

$30 - $60
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K
JAN4
La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run
San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run presented by Running Warehouse of San Luis Obispo. The race will take place on Saturday, January 5th at the gorgeous La Cuesta...

$55 - $75
  • Running
  • Ultramarathon
  • 10k
La Cuesta Ranch Trail Run
JAN26
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
Simi Valley, CA, United States

The race will start at Rancho Simi Park at 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065 and run along the Arroyo bike path. Which is lined with beautiful trees...

$45 - $95
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Sombrero Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
FEB16
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Ventura, CA, United States

Welcome to the annual running of this all flat Ventura beachfront course

Choose from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k distance!

This is also...

$45 - $130
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
MAR21
SOCAL Marathon - Half Marathon - 10K - 5K
Huntington Beach, CA, United States

The SOCAL Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K or Southern California Marathon starts in the Inland Empire in Yorba Linda and runs along the Santa Ana River...

$35 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
SOCAL Marathon - Half Marathon - 10K - 5K
MAR22
Cottontail Half Marathon
Los Angeles, CA, United States

What better way to enjoy your Sunday morning than by competing in the fourth annual Cottontail half marathon, 10k and 5k races along the Lake Balboa bike...

$45 - $85
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Cottontail Half Marathon
APR18
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
San Diego, CA, United States

Race around the beautiful Mission Bay. Great for runners of all abilities, this fast and flat course takes you all around Mission Bay, past Mission Beach and...

$25 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
AUG24
The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K
Santa Rosa, CA, United States

The Santa Rosa Marathon weekend offers over 6,000 runners from across the U.S. and abroad the opportunity to race through the scenic vineyards of the Sonoma...

$135 - $145
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K
AUG24
Almaden Hills Trail Run
San Jose, CA, United States
$30 - $45
  • Running
  • 10k
  • Ultramarathon
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
Almaden Hills Trail Run
AUG24
Long Beach Summer Sizzle
Long Beach, CA, United States

It's time for the Summer Sizzle 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon Fun Run!

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$20.99 - $25.99
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
Long Beach Summer Sizzle
AUG25
10K on the Bay
Hayward, CA, United States

Run or walk along the Bay Trail and enjoy breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay-Estuary. Participate in a 5K or 10K. Proceeds from this event help to...

$35
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
10K on the Bay
AUG25
City Beer Runs - Triple Voodoo Brewing
San Francisco, CA, United States

A fully supported 5k or 10k fun run complete with course marking, water stops and awesome routes. Forget about PRs and mile split times, throw out the...

$32 - $37
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
City Beer Runs - Triple Voodoo Brewing
AUG31
Zoom Dynamite
Richmond, CA, United States

The course travels through tranquil Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline, the largest shoreline park in the entire Bay Area. The park has an explosive past as the...

$20 - $40
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Zoom Dynamite
AUG31
Noyo Headlands Race
Fort Bragg, CA, United States

The third annual Noyo Headlands race offers a new and improved course that travels through the newly connected Glass Beach and Noyo Headlands Park Trails...

$25 - $60
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Noyo Headlands Race
SEP7
Challenge Failure
Sacramento, CA, United States

Challenge Failure is a 5K/10K Family Friendly event set at Land Park in Sacramento, CA. We welcome walkers and runners of all ages and abilities....

$30
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Challenge Failure
SEP8
Donate Life Run/Walk 5k and 10k
Walnut Creek, CA, United States

The Donate Life Run/Walk 5k and 10k benefits the cause of organ, eye, and tissue donation and...

$35
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Donate Life Run/Walk 5k and 10k
SEP8
The San Francisco Giant Race
San Francisco, CA, United States

Giant Racers will get experience the AT&T Park area, which will host several special event celebrations during this year's race! We are excited to...

$68 - $125
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
The San Francisco Giant Race
SEP13
Tahoe 200 Running Festival
Homewood, CA, United States

The Tahoe 200 Running Festival is a weekend-long event that bridges the gap between newcomers and high-profile ultra-runners from around the globe....

$15 - $20
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Tahoe 200 Running Festival
SEP14
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
Twin Bridges, CA, United States

A bathroom is available for the 50Mi, 50k, and 20 mile runners at Lovers Leap Campground. 50 mile runners will pass through twice. Primarily single track...

$40
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultramarathon
Echo Summit Trail Run Challenge
SEP14
Lagoon Valley Trail Run
Vacaville, CA, United States

The Annual Lagoon Valley Trail Run (LVTR) events offer a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K fun, trail experience for all levels; from the experienced runner,...

$15 - $35
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
Lagoon Valley Trail Run
SEP14
Drag-N-Fly Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Antioch, CA, United States

Located on what was once the populated part of Contra Costa County, Black Diamond Mines and Contra Loma Regional Parks offer great trail running, panoramic...

$40 - $89
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Drag-N-Fly Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
SEP14
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Napa
Napa, CA, United States

ZERO is proud to partner with Daughters 4 Dads to end prostate cancer. Daughters for Dads is made up of three sisters who put on this event in memory of...

$20 - $40
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Napa
SEP15
Alameda Running Festival
Alameda, CA, United States

The Alameda Running Festival incorporates a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and Family Fun Run. The event will start and finish in the Alameda Point and highlight...

$55 - $80
  • Running
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k
Alameda Running Festival
SEP20
Smokey Bear Run
Bass Lake, CA, United States

The Smokey Bear Run 10k and 2-mile run/walk take place along the south shore of Bass Lake, about 50 miles north of Fresno, CA. The start and finish line are...

$7 - $30
  • Running
  • 10k
Smokey Bear Run
SEP21
Surf City 10 Sundown
Huntington Beach, CA, United States

Grab your trainers and get ready for a beach-side run chasing the sun. Great for all kinds of runners, this flat and fast course is perfect for getting a new...

$46 - $66
  • Running
  • 10 Miles
  • 10k
  • 5k
Surf City 10 Sundown
SEP21
Trail Hog Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Mount Hamilton, CA, United States

Stampeding through the low grasses comes the newest breed of Santa Clara County Park animals, the Brazen Trail Hog! Come join us on Mount Hamilton for a...

$40 - $83
  • Running
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
  • 5k
Trail Hog Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
SEP21
Be The Light 5K
Santa Clarita, CA, United States

Join us to be a part of Santa Clarita's premier night run/walk at the 6th annual Be The Light 5K in Valencia, California. Each year the greater...

$46 - $51
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
Be The Light 5K
SEP22
Goleta Education Foundation – Lemon Run
Goleta, CA, United States

Join us as we kick off Lemon Week with competitive 10K Grand Prix and 5K Jr. Grand Prix races, and a 1K Kids Fun Run. Start and finish at Goleta Beach with...

$10 - $30
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Goleta Education Foundation – Lemon Run
SEP28
Spartan Trail - Tahoe
Olympic Valley, CA, United States

Spartan Trail is a no-obstacles foot race through rugged wilderness, overseen by legendary race directors from the world of trail running. With a 10k (6.2...

$69.99 - $74.99
  • Running
  • 10k
Spartan Trail - Tahoe
SEP28
Rocky Ridge Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
San Ramon, CA, United States

This is the race your momma warned you about! The half marathon cannot be described as "flat and fast" or "good for beginners" or with...

$40 - $82
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Rocky Ridge Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
SEP29
Tiburon by the Bay Half Marathon
Marin County, CA, United States

The spectacular, unique lollipop course provides natural beauty and breathtaking bay views, with a boutique style emphasis on each participant. Starting and...

$35 - $110
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Tiburon by the Bay Half Marathon
SEP29
Women Run OC Race Weekend
Huntington Beach, CA, United States

Women Run OC 2019, open to runners of all genders, takes place at Bolsa Chica State Beach with its beautiful views across the wetlands to the mountains....

$25 - $65
  • Running
  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
Women Run OC Race Weekend
OCT5
Stand Up and Run 5K/10K
Roseville, CA, United States

Stand Up Placers annual Stand Up and Run 5K & 10K fun run/walk is a fundraising event to kick-off Octobers Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Placer...

$25 - $40
  • Running
  • 10k
  • 5k
Stand Up and Run 5K/10K
OCT6
Tesoro Viejo Fall Classic Half Marathon
Madera, CA, United States

Are you ready for the Central Valley's newest Half Marathon! Run through picturesque trees and meadows as you view beautiful vistas just minutes north...

$50 - $105
  • Running
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • 10k
Tesoro Viejo Fall Classic Half Marathon
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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.

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