10k Runs in California
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- Death Valley Half Marathon & 10K24OCT
Death Valley Half Marathon & 10KRunning ‧ Death valley13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Multi Race B14DEC
Multi Race BRunning ‧ San Diego13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Run18OCT
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin RunRunning ‧ Half Moon Bay6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Almond Bowl 5 K 10 K1NOV
Almond Bowl 5 K 10 KRunning ‧ Chico6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight2AUG
Extraterrestrial Full Moon MidnightRunning ‧ Alamo31.7 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Vallejo Water Front Weekend Half Marathon3OCT
Vallejo Water Front Weekend Half MarathonRunning ‧ Vallejo13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Manhattan Beach 10K3OCT
Manhattan Beach 10K10k ‧ Manhattan Beach6.2 mi
- Omars Dream Run18OCT
Omars Dream RunRunning ‧ San Jose6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Shoreline Half Marathon, 5K, 10K19JUL
Shoreline Half Marathon, 5K, 10KRunning ‧ Castroville13.1 mi • 6.2 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
- East Bay Front Runner’s Pride Run & Walk10OCT
East Bay Front Runner’s Pride Run & WalkRunning ‧ Oakland6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- LMJS Fourth Sunday Race July26JUL
LMJS Fourth Sunday Race JulyRunning ‧ Oakland9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$10
- Mendocino Coast PAL Big River Run22AUG
Mendocino Coast PAL Big River RunRunning ‧ Mendocino26.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Hansen Dam Superhero Run16AUG
Hansen Dam Superhero RunRunning ‧ Los Angeles6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- So Cals Halloween Harvest FIT FALL 5 K 10 K24OCT
So Cals Halloween Harvest FIT FALL 5 K 10 KRunning ‧ Huntington Beach6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Catalina Half Marathon 10 K14NOV
Catalina Half Marathon 10 KRunning ‧ Avalon13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- I Left my Heart in San F(run)cisco 5K/10K/Half/Full26JUL
I Left my Heart in San F(run)cisco 5K/10K/Half/FullRunning ‧ San Francisco49.0 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi$45 – $75
- SRVEF Run for Education11OCT
SRVEF Run for EducationRunning ‧ San Ramon6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Fall Recycled Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run7NOV
Fall Recycled Half Marathon, 10K & 5K RunRunning ‧ Henderson13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Hope For The Homeless 5 K 10 K18JUL
Hope For The Homeless 5 K 10 KRunning ‧ Los Angeles6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi
- Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10K13DEC
Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10KRunning ‧ Santa Cruz6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.6 mi
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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.