10k Runs in California
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- Christmas Double 15K Challenge19DEC
Christmas Double 15K ChallengeRunning ‧ Palo Alto9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$42
- Palo Alto DOUBLE 8K (5+3) RUN/WALK Palo Alto 10K and UjENA 5K27SEP
Palo Alto DOUBLE 8K (5+3) RUN/WALK Palo Alto 10K and UjENA 5KRunning ‧ Palo Alto6.2 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi$45(3)
- City Beer Runs - Triple Voodoo Brewing16AUG
City Beer Runs - Triple Voodoo BrewingRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$37
- Look Good Feel Good Marathon10OCT
Look Good Feel Good MarathonRunning ‧ San Leandro26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi$25 – $55
- City Beer Runs - Standard Deviant Brewing18OCT
City Beer Runs - Standard Deviant BrewingRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$37
- City Beer Runs - Seven Stills Brewery13DEC
City Beer Runs - Seven Stills BreweryRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$37
- Vista Verde Skyline Run24OCT
Vista Verde Skyline RunRunning ‧ La Honda31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$50 – $80
- 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
- Bizz Johnson Trail Races10OCT
Bizz Johnson Trail RacesRunning ‧ Susanville31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi$30 – $85
- The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10K13DEC
The Krampus Cross Country 5K & 10KRunning ‧ San Francisco6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Zoom Quarry Lakes13DEC
Zoom Quarry LakesRunning ‧ Fremont26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$15 – $60
- E T Full Moon Midnight Marathon 1 2 10 K 51 K1AUG
E T Full Moon Midnight Marathon 1 2 10 K 51 KRunning ‧ Alamo31.7 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- LMJS Fourth Sunday Race August23AUG
LMJS Fourth Sunday Race AugustRunning ‧ Oakland9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$10
- Twilight Red Rock 1/2 Marathon, 10K, and 5K17OCT
Twilight Red Rock 1/2 Marathon, 10K, and 5KRunning ‧ Las Vegas13.1 mi • 6.2 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
- Tiki Beach 5K/10K9AUG
Tiki Beach 5K/10KRunning ‧ Huntington Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- LMJS Fourth Sunday Race - October25OCT
LMJS Fourth Sunday Race - OctoberRunning ‧ Oakland9.3 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
- Smokey Bear Run26SEP
Smokey Bear Run10k ‧ Bass Lake6.2 mi • 2.0 mi • 0.5 mi • 0.2 mi • 0.1 mi
- Devil After Dark Marathon, 1/2, 10K & 5K19SEP
Devil After Dark Marathon, 1/2, 10K & 5KRunning ‧ Las Vegas26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Lions Turtle Bay Runs4OCT
Lions Turtle Bay RunsRunning ‧ Redding13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 2.0 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.