United States Beginner Friendly Running Events

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FEB17
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Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5kVentura, California, US

Welcome to the 7th annual running of this all flat Ventura beachfront course

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

This is also a Certified Boston Qualifier marathon

$45 - $130
5k • Marathon • Half Marathon • 10k
Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
FEB17
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Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - February 17, 2019Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero, 1004, N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for fun and memorable things to do, consider our Seaport Village Little Italy Running Tour.

Full of historic landmarks and culture, San Diego's Marina, Seaport Village, and Little Italy are perfect spots to explore on the run.

$30
5k
Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - February 17, 2019
FEB17
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Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - February 17, 2019Daniel's Coffee, 1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for unique and memorable things to do, consider our running tour in Balboa Park.

One of the top-of-the-list things to do in San Diego is to visit Balboa Park - the largest urban cultural park in the United States.

Balboa Park is always bustling with tourists and locals alike. With 16 museums, 17 gardens, and dozens of other indoor and outdoor attractions, there are so many cool things to see and do, as well as a few hidden gems that only locals and experienced tour guides would know.

$30
5k
Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - February 17, 2019
FEB18
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Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - February 18, 2019Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero, 1004, N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Pacific Beach images are often synonymous with San Diego's surfing culture and its classic endless-summer laid-back vibe.

On this 6K running tour (3.6 miles), we explore PB's history and culture: the boardwalk, the beach, artistic murals, hundred-year-old trees, and architectural remnants of early 1900s.

$30
5k
Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - February 18, 2019
FEB19
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Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - February 19, 2019Daniel's Coffee, 1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for unique and memorable things to do, consider our running tour in Balboa Park.

One of the top-of-the-list things to do in San Diego is to visit Balboa Park - the largest urban cultural park in the United States.

Balboa Park is always bustling with tourists and locals alike. With 16 museums, 17 gardens, and dozens of other indoor and outdoor attractions, there are so many cool things to see and do, as well as a few hidden gems that only locals and experienced tour guides would know.

$30
5k
Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - February 19, 2019
FEB20
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Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - February 20, 2019Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero, 1004, N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for fun and memorable things to do, consider our Seaport Village Little Italy Running Tour.

Full of historic landmarks and culture, San Diego's Marina, Seaport Village, and Little Italy are perfect spots to explore on the run.

$30
5k
Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - February 20, 2019
FEB22
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Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - February 22, 2019Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero, 1004, N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for fun and memorable things to do, consider our Seaport Village Little Italy Running Tour.

Full of historic landmarks and culture, San Diego's Marina, Seaport Village, and Little Italy are perfect spots to explore on the run.

$30
5k
Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - February 22, 2019
FEB22
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Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - February 22, 2019Daniel's Coffee, 1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for unique and memorable things to do, consider our running tour in Balboa Park.

One of the top-of-the-list things to do in San Diego is to visit Balboa Park - the largest urban cultural park in the United States.

Balboa Park is always bustling with tourists and locals alike. With 16 museums, 17 gardens, and dozens of other indoor and outdoor attractions, there are so many cool things to see and do, as well as a few hidden gems that only locals and experienced tour guides would know.

$30
5k
Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - February 22, 2019
FEB23
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La Jolla Coastal 5K Running Tour - February 23, 2019La Jolla Cove, San Diego, CA, USA

When planning a visit to La Jolla or San Diego, and looking for fun, unique, memorable things to do, consider our La Jolla Running Tour.

Once a quaint artists' colony, La Lolla is now a popular tourist destination with a multitude of galleries, cafes, and historic places, as well as idyllic beaches, surfing spots, and secret tide pools.

La Jolla Coast and La Jolla Cove are two of the most picturesque and photographed places in the United States - all for their stunning natural beauty. However, La Jolla Village also has unique and storied history that avails itself to perfect on-foot exploration and discovery.

$30
5k
La Jolla Coastal 5K Running Tour - February 23, 2019
FEB24
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Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - February 24, 2019Carnitas' Snack Shack - Embarcadero, 1004, N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for fun and memorable things to do, consider our Seaport Village Little Italy Running Tour.

Full of historic landmarks and culture, San Diego's Marina, Seaport Village, and Little Italy are perfect spots to explore on the run.

$30
5k
Seaport Marina & Little Italy 5K Running Tour & Yoga - February 24, 2019
FEB24
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Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - February 24, 2019Daniel's Coffee, 1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

When planning your visit to San Diego and looking for unique and memorable things to do, consider our running tour in Balboa Park.

One of the top-of-the-list things to do in San Diego is to visit Balboa Park - the largest urban cultural park in the United States.

Balboa Park is always bustling with tourists and locals alike. With 16 museums, 17 gardens, and dozens of other indoor and outdoor attractions, there are so many cool things to see and do, as well as a few hidden gems that only locals and experienced tour guides would know.

$30
5k
Balboa Park 5K Running Tour - February 24, 2019
FEB24
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Awesome 80s San Diego – 5K & 10KSan Diego, California, US

Ready to have some fun? You bring the neon shorts, leggings and big hair and well bring the live music, dancers and awesome course music! Run back to the future with us at the Awesome 80s Run!

Awesome 80s themed run benefiting Free Hugs Project and Honor Flight San Diego. All participants receive a Rubix cube finisher medal and a souvenir T-shirt.

$25 - $47
5k • 10k
Awesome 80s San Diego – 5K & 10K
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly running

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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