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Northern California and Nevada


6/2 Nevada City Mile: Nevada City. Lace up your runners and run through downtown Nevada City during this 3rd annual event.

6/1 Berry Creek Falls: Big Basin Redwood State Park, Boulder Creek. 10K, 15K, 25K & kids’ runs. Run among grand old redwoods, going through redwood canyons and climb dry ridges experiencing a wide range of habitats and treat yourself to the 65-ft high Berry Creek Falls.

6/1 Poverello House Run for Meals: Woodward Park, Fresno. 5K run, 2 mi. walk. All proceeds will benefit Poverello House to continue to provide vital services for the poor, hungry and homeless.

6/2 Run in the Name of Love: Carmel-by-the-Sea. 5K run, 2K walk. A unique event offering runners and walkers the opportunity to honor and pay tribute to the very special people in their lives. Bring your 4-legged family member & do the 2K. Limited to 1,000.

6/8 Devil’s Slide Run: San Pedro Valley County Park, Pacifica. 30K, Half Marathon, 11K, and 4K trail runs. Something for everyone, from novice hiker to hard-core trail junkie, and feature the best trails and most spectacular scenery on the San Mateo Coastside. Distances range between 2.5 to 18.7 mi., and include ultra-challenging 30k route with a punishing 4,250 ft. climb. Fee includes timing, Finisher's Medal, aid stations, cue sheets/maps and post-run meal. Early Bird discounts with coupon code CYCLECA5 for an additional $5 off reg. A fundraiser for PARCA.

6/9 Squaw Valley Half: Village at Squaw Valley. 8 mi. & half marathon distances. Fast and flat, a scenic out and back featuring mainly paved trail through the valley and along the Truckee River.

6/16 Father’s Day Rainbow Falls 5K: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Start/finish near KennedyDr. & Transverse.


7/4 Chester Classic 4th of July Fun Run: Chester. Over-all male & female winner awards. Age group awards 3 deep. Special costume winner prize.

7/4 Hercules Dynamite Run: Refugio Valley Park, Hercules. A chip-timed, closed course 5K run/walk (3.1 mi.), 1 mi. walk and 1/4 mi. event designed for Kids ages 3-8.

7/4 Run San Ramon: San Ramon Community Ctr. 10K run/5K run/walk. Paved loop (10K double loop). Chip-timed. All finishers receive a medal.

7/7 Legends of the Redwoods: Ukiah. Fast, flat out-and-back 5K/10K course features a gravel road thru Beckstoffer vineyards. This event is in celebration of the Native American Ultra-Marathon Races from San Francisco to Grants Pass, Oregon in 1927 & 1928. This event will benefit the Striders' Ukiah Youth Running Program and the Ukiah High School running teams.

7/13 Rancho Trail Run: Rancho Cañada del Oro OSP, Morgan Hill. 50K, 25 mi., 13 mi., 15K, 10K, 5K, 1 mi. If you’re looking for easy and flat then move on. At the top is a panoramic view of the entire Bay Area southward, plus the base of the Santa Cruz Mtns. Mix of single track & fire road.

7/14 SHE 365: Woodbridge Winery, Woodbridge. Finish on the red carpet and collect your jewelry bling! This women's 5K Run/Walk passes the vineyards of Lodi on flat paved road with mustard seed in full bloom. The 10K Run is is a run only (no walkers) and is two loops of the 5K.

7/28 Pear Fair Run: Courtland. 5 mi./10 mi. Celebrate the Bartlett Pear Harvest. The day is filled with a fun run, pancake breakfast, arts & crafts, wine tasting, children's area, parade, music all day, and lots of food. It's a day of fun for the whole family!

Southern California & Nevada


6/1 Wrigley River Run: Long Beach. 5K, 10K, 10 mi., half marathon & kids runs. USATF-certified run courses.

6/1 Fontana Days Run: Half marathon, 5K, 1 mi. Half: 6 mi. include fast, steep, downhill running thru San Bernardino Nat'l Forest and Lytle Creek Community. Last 7 mi. moderate downhill. There is an elevation drop of 2,125 feet from start to finish.

6/8 Anti-Cancer Challenge 5K: Aldrich Park, UC Irvine. 5K or 10K run/walk. Run/Walk. Participants agree to pay or raise $50 for cancer research.

6/9 The Brentwood Run: West Los Angeles. 5K, 10K. Running along the famous Coral Trees on San Vicente Blvd. There's a 5K, 10K and Kids run, plus a Dog Parade and giant community expo.

6/15 23rd Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run: Big Bear Lake. 15 mi., 33 mi. courses. These courses are along the portion of the Pacific Crest Trail that runs through Big Bear.

6/15 Sugar Daddy Half Marathon: Santa Clarita. Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, or Kids fun run. 4 unique courses for each distance on the awesome paseo pathways, taking runners of each distance to experience different parts of the Santa Clarita Valley.

6/15 Housing for Homeless Women Vets Run: Cambria Estate Winery, Santa Maria. 5K run. This event raises money for OPWEBS, which builds tiny homes on wheels (THOWs) to provide a safe & stable place for women Veterans who are displaced or homeless after military service.

6/29 Pirate 5K Invasion of the Belmont Pier: Alfredo’s Beach Club, Long Beach. Grab your matey, dress to impress and join in this 5K run/walk.


7/4 El Toro Chargers 5K: Lake Forest. Enjoy the mostly flat (and fast!) 5K course following the Fourth of July Parade route! Proceeds are used to fund El Toro High School's Education Booster Program which covers everything from shop supplies to projectors, to foreign language magazines or tables for activities.

7/13 Meals on Wheels 5K/10K: Veterans Memorial Stadium, Long Beach. Everyone from the competitive runner to the recreational runner or walker is welcome!



6/1 Bend Beer Chase: Bend. 50 miles relay race, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8miles per leg). The course starts from Bend, travels to Redmond and back to finish in Bend.

6/1 Klamath Hospice Remembrance Run: Klamath Falls. Family-centered event with: children’s dash, 1 mi. remembrance walk, 5K, 10K run/walk. Benefits Klamath Hospice patients & their families.

6/4 Taco Tuesday Twilight Trot: Eugene. 5k. An evening 5K followed by a fantastic post-race taco bar with meat and vegetarian options for all participants.

6/8 Jennifer’s Catching Slough Classic: & 1/2 Marathon run/walk. 5K, 10K. A fast, flat, and scenic out-and-back course starting at the intersection of Catching Slough Road and Coos River Hwy.

6/8 Lake of the Woods Run: Rainbow Bay Marina, Klamath Falls. 5K, 15K distances. 5K route is an out-and-back along paved roads. The 15K route loops around the lake on paved roads.

6/8 Mt. Ashland Hillclimb Run: Lithia Park, Ashland.13.3 mi. 13.3 mi., begins in downtown Ashland's beautiful Lithia Park (elev. 1,900) and climbs on tree-canopied dirt roads and trails to finish on the Mt. Ashland summit (7,533 ft.), for a total of over 5,600 ft. of climbing--that's over a vertical mile!

6/14-15 The Wild Rogue Relay: Applegate Lake to Brookings. A 218 mi. team running adventure through Southern Oregon's most beautiful terrain. That team is split into two vans each carrying six runners. Each runner will run three legs of the relay over approximately 30 hours, and each runner will run on average 18 mi.

6/22 Tour de Outback trail run: Lakeview. 14.8 mi. trail run. Run thru the Oregon Outback in the high desert, 5,000 ft. elev.

6/28-30 Pacific Crest Endrance Sports Festival: Sunriver. Challenge yourself with the 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K/10K, 28K & 50K Trail Run, Bike Tours & Kids Races.

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