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
- Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose3OCT2020
Rock ‘n’ Roll San JoseRunning ‧ San Jose13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35
- 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
- Encinitas Turkey Trot26NOV2020
Encinitas Turkey TrotRunning ‧ Encinitas6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$5.99 - $59
- 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
- Aloha Run – Long Beach2AUG2020
Aloha Run – Long BeachRunning ‧ Long Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$10 - $48
- PPIE Pleasanton Run for Education19APR2020
PPIE Pleasanton Run for EducationRunning ‧ Pleasanton9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.2 mi$17 - $50
- Spartan Trail - SoCal Half Marathon & 10k25OCT2020
Spartan Trail - SoCal Half Marathon & 10kRunning ‧ Lebec13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$54.99
- Anaheim Semper 5K & 10K Run16MAY2020
Anaheim Semper 5K & 10K RunRunning ‧ Anaheim6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$15 - $40
- IPA 10K, Brewfest & Beer Mile Invitational10APR2020
IPA 10K, Brewfest & Beer Mile Invitational10k ‧ Sebastopol6.2 mi • 1.0 mi$30 - $75
- Shoreline Marathon19JUL2020
Shoreline MarathonRunning ‧ Ventura26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 - $130
- Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k16FEB2020
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5kRunning ‧ Ventura26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$40.50 - $117
- 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
- Catalina Island Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Run14MAR2020
Catalina Island Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids RunRunning ‧ Los Angeles County26.2 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$15 - $160
- Renegade Santa Run21DEC
Renegade Santa RunRunning ‧ Irvine6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.5 mi$18 - $54
- Run at the Park 5K - 10K - Fun Run20SEP2020
Run at the Park 5K - 10K - Fun RunRunning ‧ Rancho Cucamonga6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.5 mi$15 - $27
- Run To The Beach Lake Tahoe4JUL2020
Run To The Beach Lake TahoeRunning ‧ Tahoe Vista6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35 - $45
- The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5K4OCT2020
The Honey Badger Half, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Santa Venetia13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$30
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.