10k Runs in California
Nearby 10k Runs in CaliforniaSee all
- Berkeley Half Marathon15NOV
Berkeley Half MarathonRunning ‧ Berkeley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi$15 – $99
- Spartan Trail - San Luis Obispo Trail Half Marathon & 10K15NOV
Spartan Trail - San Luis Obispo Trail Half Marathon & 10KRunning ‧ Santa Margarita13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$20 – $84.99
- Walnut Creek Running Festival12DEC
Walnut Creek Running FestivalRunning ‧ Walnut Creek10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$55 – $75
- The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10K21NOV
The Santa Rosa Full/Half Marathon & 5K/10KRunning ‧ Santa Rosa26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$29 – $109(1)
- Christmas Double 15K Challenge19DEC
Christmas Double 15K ChallengeRunning ‧ Palo Alto9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$49
- Encinitas Turkey Trot26NOV
Encinitas Turkey TrotRunning ‧ Encinitas6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi(2)
- Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k - Virtual8NOV
Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k - VirtualRunning ‧ Ventura26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$50 – $110(4)
- Solano Turkey Trot26NOV
Solano Turkey TrotRunning ‧ Fairfield6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Gobble Wobble26NOV
Gobble WobbleRunning ‧ San Mateo6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi • 0.0 mi
- Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K14NOV
Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10KRunning ‧ Avalon13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.0 mi$20 – $125
- City Beer Runs - Seven Stills Brewery13DEC
City Beer Runs - Seven Stills BreweryRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$37
- Napa Valley Turkey Chase18NOV
Napa Valley Turkey ChaseRunning ‧ Napa6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Kiwanis Resolution Run 5K and 10K1JAN2021
Kiwanis Resolution Run 5K and 10KRunning ‧ Mountain View6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$35
- ZombieRunner Quarry Lakes13DEC
ZombieRunner Quarry LakesRunning ‧ Fremont26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$15 – $35
- The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K13DEC
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10KRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Multi Race A30DEC
Multi Race ARunning ‧ San Diego13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Valley of Fire Backcountry14NOV
Valley of Fire BackcountryRunning ‧ Las Vegas31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Dove Dash10JUL2022
Dove DashRunning ‧ Trabuco Canyon6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Reindeer Run Long Beach 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon9JUN2023
Reindeer Run Long Beach 5k, 10k, 15k, Half MarathonRunning ‧ Long Beach13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Multi Race B14DEC
Multi Race BRunning ‧ San Diego13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Almond Bowl 5 K 10 K1NOV
Almond Bowl 5 K 10 KRunning ‧ Chico6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Santa Clarita Marathon8NOV
Santa Clarita MarathonRunning ‧ Santa Clarita26.2 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon14NOV
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas MarathonRunning ‧ Las Vegas26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$62
- Catalina Half Marathon 10 K14NOV
Catalina Half Marathon 10 KRunning ‧ Avalon13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
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.