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Come on out to Squaw Valley and start your Oktoberfest off with the Lederhosen 5K Trail Run. The course is out and back on the Squaw Valley Trail. Contest and awards for the best Lederhosen! After the awards and raffle enjoy the annual Squaw Oktoberfest.

Lederhosen 5K

Olympic Valley, California, US
Lederhosen 5K
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Join thousands of people coming together to support Homeboy Industries at the 10th Annual Homeboy 5K. You can expect a morning filled with fun, music and laughter as we embark on a 5K Run/Walk throughout historic downtown Los Angeles. Both the 5K and Kids 1K Run will start and finish in front of Homeboy Industries iconic Chinatown headquarters. Every registration helps better our community so sign up and make sure to get your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers to join in on the fun!

Homeboy 5K

Los Angeles, California, US
Homeboy 5K
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Double Peak Challenge is a celebration of outdoor recreation like no other. Where trail runners will experience unparalleled beauty from atop North Countys highest point.

Off-road racers will set out from San Elijo Hills Neighborhood Park and begin their 1,176 foot gain up to Double Peaks summit at 1,558 feet above sea level, winding along beautiful hillside trails with amazing views.

We challenge you to commit, to train, work hard and go further and faster than you thought possible.
Reach the peak! Not up for the full 10K? No worries! Double Peaks Challenge also offers a shorter 5K course, as well as a Trail Trot for kids.

Double Peak Challenge 10k, 5K & Fun Run

San Marcos, California, US
Double Peak Challenge 10k, 5K & Fun Run
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September 30, 2018 is the date for the next Village Run/Walk. Were looking forward to a brisk 5k and 10k at Lake Balboa. Get your running shoes out and start choosing your favorite laces. Its going to be a good one!

Runners of all experience levels are welcome. Whether you are a first time runner looking to support a great cause, or an experienced pro looking to shave seconds off your PR, Village Run Walk is the place for you. Professional race timing will be provided.

The event benefits individuals with special needs served through Valley Village's housing and day programs in the San Fernando Valley.

Valley Village Run/Walk

Los Angeles, California, US
Valley Village Run/Walk
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Grape Day 5K is a fun run for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers, so bring the whole family including dogs and strollers out for a good time! Each runner will receive a finishers medal, a cool tech shirt and an even cooler swag bag plus many more goodies!

Be a part of the celebration by registering for the 7th Annual Grape Day 5K. The race course winds through historic Escondido. Proceeds also provide support of Rotarian projects including safe drinking water, Polio eradication, assistance to those in need.

Grape Day 5K

Escondido, California, US
Grape Day 5K
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Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, Run Long Beach. Starting in Downtown Long Beach, runners head towards the historic Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, half marathoners will continue down Ocean Boulevard while full marathoners veer right and head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium.

JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

Long Beach, California, US
JetBlue Long Beach Marathon
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The Great Trail Race is an epic point to point route between Truckee and Tahoe City, CA that you can either Ride or Run. Choose one of two course options, Elite or Classic. The Elite course adds in more technically challenging terrain and distance. Make the event the goal of your summer training, then dig deep and beat your age-group rivals. Or set your own pace and enjoy a beautiful Tahoe mountain bike ride, Tahoe trail run or walk through the Sierra forest. Whatever your speed, wear the T-shirt with pride year around.

Great Trail Race

Truckee, California, US
Great Trail Race
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Join us for the 64th Annual Surf City 10. Whether you register for Surf City 10 as a family-friendly day at the beach or a training run for longer future races, we welcome all! So join us on October 14, 2018 for Californias Perfect 10!

Beautiful beaches. Balmy sunshine. Gorgeous waves Yep, its just another day in paradise for Surf City 10!

We dont want to brag, but when you get to run along Huntington Beachs stunning sand and surf, how can you not? This race makes it easy to forget that youre breaking a sweat!

But spectacular views are hardly the only reason why thousands flock to Surf City 10 each year! We consider running just another word for having fun, and thats exactly what youll experience when you race our courses.

Surf City 10

Huntington Beach, California, US
Surf City 10
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Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k is a one loop course along the famous Ojai bike trail an out and back course that has something for everyone. Gentle rollers as you gradually go up to the turnaround than all downhill on the way back. Finisher medals, goody bag, and a tech shirt for all runners come join the fun!

Foster Park Half Marathon 5k & 10k

Ventura, California, US
Foster Park Half Marathon 5k & 10k
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This event consists of two races. These races will be held at Sweetwater Regional Park and Reservoir in Bonita.

Half Marathon
This Half Marathon will take you on a journey around one of San Diego's most secretive and incredible open spaces with breathtaking views of the Sweetwater Dam and Reservoir. The trail is challenging and mostly on single track. It ends at Sweetwater Summit Campground where we will celebrate with food and free craft beer provided by Mike Hess Brewing Company.

5 Miler
This 5 mile run starts and ends at Sweetwater Regional Park. Lots of single and double track with spectacular views of the Sweetwater Dam and Reservoir. Party at the end with food and free beer provided by Mike Hess Brewing Company.

Chupacabra Half Marathon & 5 Miler

Bonita, California, US
Chupacabra Half Marathon & 5 Miler
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If you missed our 3rd Annual Great Donut in OC then Donut Worry! We're coming to the Inland Empire! Yipee! More locations and more donuts!

Yeaaah Baby! Thats Right Donut Lovers, EVERYONE gets DONUTS and we're not talkin 'bout ordinary store bought kind.... We're takin delicious, mouth watering, shut the front door.....Glee Donuts who werevoted Best Donut Shop in OC.

What are you waiting for? Come join us for the most delicious 5k event in the Inland Empire!

Lace up and get your Donut Game on! Run, walk or skip to the finish, just don't skip the donuts! Show your passion for donuts and get out there with your friends and family on this flat, scenic course with delicioius Donuts! Run, eat, repeat or Walk eat and eat! Any combo will do!

There's no need to speed through the course! Leave your cares behind! This is a non competitive 5k with no timing or clock. Prizes and awards will be given for best costumes and most entertaining eaters.

Great Donut Run

Chino, California, US
Great Donut Run

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