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April   

April 19, 2015—Cat Trails 5K, UC Merced
Registration includes t-shirt. Prizes three deep in 10-year age groups. For more information, visit UC Merced.

April 19, 2015—19th Annual Armenian Relief Society Show Me the Finish Line 2-mile walk/run and kids' fun run
Register online at https://runsignup.com. Early packet pick-up and walk-in registration, noon-5 p.m., April 18, at Fleet Feet Fresno, formerly Sierra Running Co.

April 19, 2015—Second Annual Dairy Dash 5K and kids' fun run, Ag Center, Tulare
Proceeds benefit AgVentures. All runners receive two free tickets to the California Antique Farm Equipment Show. For more information, visit www.antiquefarmshow.org or register online at https://signmeup.com.

April 25, 2015—Color Me Rad 5K, Fresno
This is one of those national theme events that involves wearing a white shirt and running through color stations, where runners are doused with colored corn starch-based powder. This is a non-competitive event. For more information, visit Color Me Rad.

Dusty Bottoms Trail RunnersApril 25, 2015—Second Annual Red Hills Ramble 10K, 15K and 30K trail runs, Red Hills
The courses combine wide fire trails with technical single-track trails. This is a great opportunity if you've always wanted to try a trail run. Definitely a low-key, fun event brought to you by Dusty Bottoms Trail Runners. Barbecue included in price of registration. Unique awards for overall winners. What will Red create this year? Come and find out. Red Hills is about 35 minutes east of Oakdale (past Knights Ferry). Race benefits in part Center for Human Services. Car pool as parking is limited. To register online, visit RunSignUp.com. Google Red Hills Recreation Management Area for map and more info.

April 25, 2015—Off the Beaten Path 5K & 10K Walk/Runs and kids' 1K fun run for Autism, Murphys
For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.

April 25, 2015—Sutter Creek Duck Dash 5K, Sutter Creek
This event benefits the Amador High Cross Country Team. For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.

April 25, 2015—Foothill Farm 5K run/walk, relay and kids' fun run, Exeter
Events benefit Exeter FFA. A carnival and agricultural showcase will be part of the event. For more information, visit www.exeterffa.weebly.com or register online, visit www.active.com.

April 25, 2015—Shinzen Run and Walk 2-mile walk/run, 5-mile and 10-mile runs, Woodward Park, Fresno
This event benefits Woodward Park's Shinzen Friendship Garden, Central CA Nikkei Foundation & Fresno Chapter of JACL, all non-profit organizations. Download a registration form at ProRace Group or register online at RunSignUp.com.

April 25, 2015—Run for Autism 5K, Fresno
The event is organized by the Autism Center @ Fresno State and will go through the campus. For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.

April 26, 2015—SOLD OUT—Big Sur International Marathon, 21-miler, 10.6 miler,  9 miler and 5K, Carmel
Forget about trying to get into these events. All of them are SOLD OUT. For more information, visit www.bsim.org.

April 26, 2015—Auburn Endurance Capital 5K and 10K Series, Auburn
This is the third in a three-race series held on the streets of Auburn. There is a slight roll to the course. Age-group awards in each race as well as awards for overall series winners. For more information, visit Northlander Events.

May   

May 2, 2015—Choose Life 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run, Modesto
These events benefit the Modesto Pregnancy Center. For more information, visit www.modestopc.org.

May 2, 2015—Western Pacific Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Quarry Lakes, Fremont
Course is mostly dirt fire roads with some gravel sections and a bit of pavement. I'm sure there are some hills thrown in. After all, this is a Brazen Racing event. Upgrade to a tech shirt for a few dollars more. Finishers' medals to all runners. Great post-race spread. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

May 2, 2015—Challenge Failure 5K & 10K Run, Lodi
Download a registration form at OnYourMarkEvents.com or register online at www.active.com.

May 2, 2015—Fourth Annual Stroke Awareness Run 5K walk/run, Merced
This event is hosted by Merced Medical Center, Merced Foundation. Come for the run or walk, stay for the health fair. For more information, visit www.supportmercymerced.org.

May 3, 2015—Dionysus Dash 5K, Clos La Chance Winery, San Martin
This is part of a series of pricey runs through vineyards. Awards for top three male and female finishers. Wine tasting afterwards. The event website said it benefits a community charity but doesn't state what that charity is. For more information, visit www.dionysusdash.com.

May 3, 2015—Devil Mountain 10K, 5K and free kids' fun run, Danville
The 5K is billed as family friendly, the 10K flat and fast. Race shirts only for the first 1,000 to enter. No shirts for free kids' fun run. For more information, visit http://devilmtnrun.com/ or http://www.svetiming.com.

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May 5, 2015—Olé 5-Qué 5K and 5 Miles, Woodward Park, Fresno
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this evening event. Adult participants receive 2 tacos, 1 Mexican beer or agua fresco, 1 churro, 1 shirt, and a unique finisher's medal (right). Kids receive 1 taco, 1 agua fresco, 1 churro, 1 shirt, 1 finisher's sombrero. DJ and Mariachi band, too. Costumes encouraged. For more information, visit www.cincodemayorace.com.

May 9, 2015—Rina's Run Half-Marathon and 5K, Ripon
Events start and finish on the new all-weather track at Ripon High School. proceeds will help bring ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible  bathrooms and bleachers to the Ripon stadium. Prize money to overall and masters male and female winners. Download a paper registration form by clicking here. Register online at www.active.com.

May 9, 2015—Wildcat Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Tilden Park, El Sobrante
If you like hills, these events won't disappoint. Great post-race spread as always at a Brazen Racing event. Upgrade for a few dollars more to a tech shirt. Finishers' medals to all runners. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

May 9, 2015—CPOA Run to Remember 5K & 10K, Pleasanton
Check back later for more information or visit the California Peace Officer Association's Facebook page. You don't have to have a Facebook account to view the page. Download a registration form at OnYourMarkEvents.com

May 9, 2015—Mother's Day Run 2-mile walk, 2-mile run and 10K run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Walkers welcome in the 2-mile walk. Please only runners in the 2-mile and 10K runs. There also are mother-daughter teams and mother-son teams. Download a registration form at the Madera Greater Kiwanis or register online at Chonotrack.com.

May 9, 2015—Kern County Sheriff's Benefit Association Honor Run 5K, 10K and kids' fun run, Bakersfield
For more information, visit Bakersfield Track Club.

May 10, 2015—Tiger Fun Run 5K & 10K, Los Banos
For more information, visit www.active.com.

May 16, 2015—Chocolate Festival 1-mile and 5K walk/runs, Oakdale
Race registration includes free admission to the festival afterwards. These are both flat courses through Oakdale. Download a registration form by clicking here or register online at www.active.com.

May 16, 2015—Dala Horse Trot 2-mile walk/run and 10K run, Kingsburg
Races start in front of the fire department, 1460 Marion St. Enjoy Swedish pancakes and the town's Swedish Festival after the run. For more information, visit www.dalahorsetrot.com.

May 16, 2015—Motherlode Christian School 5K & 10K fun runs, Tuolumne
For more information, visit www.active.com or call 209-928-4126. The http://mymlcs.com link does not work.

May 16-17, 2015—Li'l Mud Runner, Eagal Lakes, Tracy
This is a little kids' version of the mud runs that adults like to do. Registration includes a customized bib, t-shirt and swag bag. Free parking for mom and dad, and no online registration processing fee. Just like the big mud runs, this 1-mile event will feature waves of runners, so there's not a crush and stampede at the start. Mud, mud and lots of mud as well as obstacles to crawl under, over or through. Event also includes an all-day carnival. For more information or to register, visit Li'l Mudder.

May 17, 2015—Avenue of the Vines Half-Marathon and 5K, Lodi
Events start and finish at Woodbridge by Mondavi Winery. Flat courses through vineyards. Post-race picnic on the grassy grokunds of the winery. Plan to arrive early because parking can be at a premium shortly before the race. For more information, visit Fleet Feet Stockton. Register online at Chronotrack.com. This is the first of three races in the Valley 13.1 Half Marathon Series sponsored by Fleet Feet Stockton. The other two are the Tiny Half (held in late January) and St. Joseph's Half in early November.

May 23, 2015—Modesto Memorial Classic 1-mile & 5K walk/runs and kids' free fun run, Tuolumne River Park, Modesto
The 1-mile is an out-and-back course; the 5K, a flat, fast certified course. Both are on paved shady paths. Awards 3 deep in 10-year age spans in the 1-mile. Awards 3 deep in 5-year age groups in the 5K. Prize money for top three 5K male and female finishers as well as top master (over 40). Additional prize money for breaking the 5K course record. Pancake breakfast included with each paid registration. There's also a free kids' run. Medal to all finishers in the kids' run. (Kids' run does not include a t-shirt or breakfast. Additional breakfasts are available for $5 each). Register online at www.active.com or download a registration form by clicking here.

May 23, 2015—Clovis Memorial 2-mile & 5K walk/runs, Senior Activity Center, Clovis
For more information, visit www.clovismemorialrun.com.

May 23, 2015—Rugged Maniac 5K obstacle race, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
This event is part of a national series  The race includes 25 obstacles, including a 50-foot water slide. The start will go off in waves of runners beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 3 p.m. Registration, which seems a bit pricey for a 5K, includes a cotton t-shirt, finishers' medal, free photos and one free beer. It does not include $8 for parking. The price starts at $59 through Jan. 23 and runs up to $100 on race day. You can choose a chip-timing option, but it doesn't appear they give out age-group awards—just recognition for the top three overall male and female finishers. Last year, the NorCal event attracted about 140 participants. For more information, visit www.ruggedmaniac.com.

May 24, 2015—Christopher Braley Wounded Warrior 5K run/walk, Manteca
This is part of the Not Forgotten Memorial Day Weekend celebration. For more information or to download a registration form, visit http://thememorialweekend.org. You also can download a registration form from On Your Mark Events or register online at www.active.com.

May 30, 2015—Mud on the Farm 5K obstacle course, Dell'Osso Farm, Lathrop
This is one of the few local mud runs. Dell'Osso Farms is a family run operation just off of I-5 in Lathrop. This event is sure to have lots of obstacles, mud and fun. Register online at www.mudonthefarm.com.

May 30, 2015—Bass Lake Run for the Kids 5K, Bass Lake
For more information, visit www.basslaketri.com.

May 30, 2015—Randy's Run and Ride, Patterson
The run is a half marathon, 13.1 miles. The ride is 50 miles. For more information, visit Randy's Run and Ride. Events benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

May 30, 2015—Second annual Run for Luc 2-mile and 6-mile, Tuolumne
All proceeds will go to the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation. For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.

May 30, 2015—Nitro Trail Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Point Pinole, San Pablo
Course is described as having "rolling" hills. Then again, it is a Brazen Racing event. Great post-race spread. Upgrade to a technical shirt for a few dollars more. Finishers' medals to all runners. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

June   

June 6, 2015—MH Kite Run 5K & 10K and kids' fun run, Mountain House
For more information, visit www.mhkiterun.com or register online at www.active.com.

June 6, 2015—Wicked Wine Run 5K and 1K tasting/walk, Engelmann Cellars, Fresno
This is part of a national series that pairs walking/running with wine-tasting. It also includes a costume contest. It's also an evening event. You can also sign up for both. Minimum age for the 5K is 16, minimum for the 1K wine tasting is 21 years old. For more information, visit www.wickedwinerun.com.

June 6, 2015—Run and Play for Kendall Rae 5K and kids' fun run, Woodward Park, Fresno
For more information or to sign up online, visit https://runsignup.com.

June 6, 2015—Shadow of the Giants 50K Trail Run, Fish Camp
Event is held in the Sierra National Forest and features more than 3,750 feet total elevation gain over 31 miles. For more information, visit Big Baz Trail Races.

June 6, 2015—Sixth Annual Grace Bishop 1-mile, 5K & 10K walk/runs, CSU Stanislaus, Turlock
For more information, visit Creative Alternatives or download a registration form by clicking here.

June 6, 2015—Trail Quake Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Saratoga
Half and 10K participants ascend peaks for great views. This is one of those great Brazen Racing events, so expect a super post-race spread. Upgrade to a tech shirt for a few dollars more. Finishers' medals to all runners. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

June 7, 2015—Hook and Ladder 5K & 10K walk/runs & kids' fun run, Wente Vineyards, Livermore
These events sell out every year. 5K course is 50% dirt, 50% pavement and mostly flat. 10K is 90% dirt and has one hill. Strollers NOT allowed in the 10K. Events benefit the non-profit Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation, a 501(c)3 foundation. For more information, visit Fleet Feet Pleasanton. Download a registration form from On Your Mark Events or register online at www.active.com.

June 7, 2015—Kaiser Permanente Women's Fitness Festival 5K,  Sacramento
As the name implies, this is a women-only event. Registration opened Feb. 2. Only the 5K is still planned. THE HALF-MARATHON HAS BEEN CANCELLED. It was a relatively new addition to the event. Because of conflicts over Midtown railroad tracks, race organizers couldn't map out a safe course for the 13.1-mile race. If it's like years past, the Asics shirts run small, so consider going up one size. They won't allow shirt exchanges until AFTER the event. For more information, visit www.womensfitnessfestival.com.

June 7, 2015—Second annual Merco Credit Half-Marathon and 5K, UC Merced, Merced
The 5K is new this year. This is a half-marathon in June in the Central Valley, so be prepared for heat and hydrate accordingly. The half starts at 6:30 a.m., and the 5K follows at 6:40 a.m. to try to avoid some of that heat. For more information, visit Merced Athletic Corp. Register online at www.active.com.

June 7, 2015—Dionysus Dash 5K, Mettler Vineyards, Lodi
This is part of a series of pricey runs through vineyards. Awards for top three male and female finishers. Wine tasting afterwards. The event website said it benefits a community charity but doesn't state what that charity is. For more information, visit www.dionysusdash.com.

June 20, 2015—Tri for Fun #1, Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton
400-yard swim, 11-mile bike, 3.1-mile run. Download a registration form at OnYourMarkEvents.com.

June 20, 2015—SOLD OUT—Double Dipsea Forty-Six, Stinson Beach
There are no wait lists, no referrals, no race-day registration. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

June 21, 2015—Pleasanton Rotary Father's Day Spirit 10K run, 5K walk/run and kids' fun run, Pleasanton
For more information, visit Fleet Feet Pleasanton or register online at www.active.com.

June 21, 2015—Father's Day Run 2-mile walk/run and 6-mile run, Fresno, Woodward Park
This event has been going on since 1965. Start a new tradition or continue one by walking or running one of these races. For more information, visit Father's Day Run Fresno.

June 21, 2015—Run the Rim 10K, Arnold
This is a trial run on the Arnold Rim Trail, which is mostly single track. For more information, visit Mother Lode Sports.

June 27, 2015—Lathrop Levee Run 5K, Lathrop
For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.

June 28, 2015—Crazy Eights #1 8K and 8-mile trail runs, Lake Camanche
Check back later for more information.

June 28, 2015—California Sprint Triathlon and California International Triathlon, Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area, Pleasanton
Click here for information on the sprint and here for the international triathlon. The sprint is a 1/2-mile swim, 11-mile bike and 3.1-mile run. The international is a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run.

July   

July 4, 2015—Run for Independence 2- and 5-miles, Atwater
The 2-mile is for both walkers and runners. Please, only runners in the 5-miler. This is a flat course in and around Atwater. This is what a local running event is all about. A portion of the proceeds go toward the Atwater Fourth fireworks display. Check back later for more information.

July 4, 2015—Run San Ramon 5K & 10K runs, San Ramon
Check back later for more information.

July 5, 2015—Hernia Hill 5K, 10K & Half-Marathon and new 4-person relay, Twisted Oak Winery, Vallecito
There are some hills on these courses. But you also get to run through the wine cellars for a little bit of a cool experience. Barbecue afterwards. Download an application at OnYourMarkEvents.com.

July 11, 2015—SHE 365 5K run, Mondavi Winery, Lodi
This is a women's only event. Talk about swag! Finisher's shirt, champagne flute, mimosas, fresh fruit and chocolate, and custom headband. Hmmm. This sounds like it could be fun! Hope the shirts are as cute as the ones from the KP Women's Running Festival in Sacramento in June (hint, hint, Tony). For more information, visit Fleet Feet Stockton, or register online at www.active.com.

July 11, 2015—Escalon Park Fete 2-mile and 10K walk/runs, Escalon
These are flat courses. The 2-mile is an out-and-back, the 10K goes out in the country and then back. Both start and finish at El Portal Middle School. A portion of the proceeds go toward Escalon High School's cross-country program. Watch for the thundering purple herd from Escalon High out on the course volunteering as course monitors. Last year, the high school's cheerleaders turned out to run the 2-miler. Now that's school spirit! Downloadable and online registration form coming soon.

July 11, 2015—Fourth Annual Mi-Wuk 5K trail run, 1-mile fun run/walk and 1/2-mile special needs race, Mi-Wuk Village
Events benefit special needs chldren and adults. BBQ for all registered runners. Only $6 for family and friends not registered. For more information or to register online, visit Christan Berets.

July 11, 2015—Dirty Dozen and Half Dozen endurance runs, and 10K and 5K walk/runs, Point Pinole, San Pablo
The dozen and half dozen come into play for the races that span 12 and 6 hours, respectively. All races are held on a 3.37 loop that's nearly all dirt. This is a Brazen Racing event, so expect a great post-race spread. For more information, visit Brazing Racing.

July 12, 2015—Lodi 5000 (5K), Lodi
This event is held earlier in the morning before all of the bike races. Unique four-lap event covers the same criterium course as the bike riders do. It's a fun race and different than just about any other one out there. Wine raffles for adults. Check back later for more information.

July 18, 2015—Tri for Fun #2, Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton
400-yard swim, 11-mile bike, 3.1-mile run. Download a registration form at OnYourMarkEvents.com.

July 25, 2015—Dirt, Sweat and Beers Mountain Bike Sprint Triathlon, Eagal Lakes, Tracy
Check back later for more information.

July 25, 2015—Bad Bass Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Lake Chabot, Castro Valley
Lake Chabot is known for at least one really big hill in the half and 10K. But this is a Brazen Racing event, so expect no less than a super post-race spread. Upgrade to a tech shirt for a few dollars more. Finishers' medals for all runners. For more information, visit Brazing Racing.

July 26, 2015—SOLD OUT—43rd annual Wharf to Wharf 6-miler, Santa Cruz-Capitola
Registration for the race opened at noon April 1 and SOLD OUT in a record 2 hours. Race was capped at 16,000 runners. There is no waiting list and no charity registrations. For more information, visit Wharf to Wharf.

July 26, 2015—Crazy Eights #2 8K and 8-mile trail runs, Lake Camanche
Check back later for more information.

August   

Aug. 1, 2015—Modesto Twilight Run Half-Marathon & 5K, Modesto
Intriguing. Wonder if it's like the 2-mile and half-marathon Midnight Marathon held several years ago in Modesto? Maybe with an earlier start time, kind of like the Davis Moo-nlight Half-Marathon? Stay tuned.

Aug. 1, 2015—Summer Breeze Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, San Leandro Marina Park, Hayward
This is one of the few Brazen Races that really is flat. Courses go along the bay. As always, great post-race spread. Upgrade to a tech shirt for a few dollars more. Finishers' medals to all runners. For more information, visit Brazing Racing.

Aug. 9, 2015—SAR (Search and Rescue) Wild Run trail half-marathon, 10K 5K and 2-mile family walk, Shaver Lake
These are trail runs with hills up at about 5,400 elevation. Unique medal and post-race BBQ prepared by the Fresno County Search and Rescue Team. For more information or to register online, visit https://RunSignUp.com.

Aug. 9, 2015—Bear Creek Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Briones Regional Park, Lafayette
Although this is a Brazen Racing event, it is billed as being flat and fast. Despite not having lots of hills, it will still have that great post-race food. For a few dollars more, upgrade to a tech shirt. Finishers' medals to all. For more information, visit Brazing Racing/

Aug. 15, 2015—Crazy Eights #3 8K and 8-mile trail runs, Lake Camanche
Check back later for more information.

Aug. 15, 2015—Tri for Fun #3, Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton
400-yard swim, 11-mile bike, 3.1-mile run. Download a registration form at OnYourMarkEvents.com.

Aug. 16, 2015—Hell of a Half Marathon, Exeter
The name says it all. Prepare for hot running conditions, since this is summer in the Central Valley. For more information, visit www.hellofahalf.com.

Aug. 30, 2015—Second Annual Be Your Own Super Hero 5K, Fox Theater, Hanford
Dress up as your favorite super hero. Chip timing and prize money. For more information, visit http://MGMFitness-Hanford.com.

September   

Sept. 5, 2015—Color the Skies 5K & 10K walk/runs, Mistlin Sports Park, Ripon
Check back later for more information.

Sept. 5, 2015—Trail Hog Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K, Mount Hamilton, San Jose
The name Mount in the location says it all. There are some climbs. Great post-race spread. Upgrade to a tech shirt for a few dollars more. Finishers' medals to all runners. For more information, visit Brazen Racing

Sept. 6, 2015—Amigo de Oro 5- and 10-mile runs, Mariposa
Walkers welcome in the 5-miler. Please, only runners in the 10-miler. For more information, visit Merced Running Club.

Sept. 6, 2015—Mother Lode Marathon, 50K ultra, half-marathon, 10K and Big Tree mountain bike races,  White Pines Lake, Arnold
This is the inaugural running of this event. For more information, visit Mother Lode Sports, or register online at www.active.com

Sept. 7, 2015—Second Annual Angels Camp Gold Run 5K, 10K and kids' fun run, Angels Camp
Events benefit Mark Twain Elementary School. For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com

Sept. 12, 2015—Kingsburg Viking 5K Run, Kingsburg
Events benefit the Kingsburg Track and Cross-Country Boosters. For more information, visit www.viking-run.com.

Sept. 12, 2015—Pincushion Hill Climb 1 mile, Friant
As the name implies, this is a 1-mile hill climb. Form a team and the top three times go toward team time. For more information, visit www.SanJoaquinRunning.com.

Cancer Awareness Run logoSept. 19, 2015—FINAL YEAR—10th annual Cancer Awareness Run and Ride 2-mile and 10K walk/runs and 12-, 25- and 61-mile bicycle rides, MJC West, Modesto
This will be the final year for this event as it rides off into the sunset. Due to the popularity of the ride, it will be limited to 800 registrants. As in years past, there will be a big health and wellness fair as well as a barbecue for registered runners and cyclists. Registration will include a combo package where you can run, then cycle one of the shorter rides. Shirts guaranteed ONLY to those who register by Sept. 4. Register online at www.active.com.

Sept. 19, 2015—Wascally Wabbit Half-Marathon and 2-mile walk/run, Fresno
Event benefits Kids Kasa Foster Care's Educational Foundation. For more information, visit http://thewascally.com.

Sept. 19, 2015—Dragon Fly Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/runs, Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch
This event is known for its hills. But expect a great post-race spread when you finish. Upgrade to a tech shirt for a few dollars more. Finishers' medals to all runners. For more information, visit Brazen Racing

Sept. 20, 2015—Tri for Real, Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton
7
00-yard swim, 19-mile bike, 4-mile run. Download a registration form at OnYourMarkEvents.com.

October   

Peace Officer RunOct. 4, 2015—Peace Officer Memorial Run Half-Marathon and 5K, Modesto
For more information, visit http://peaceofficermemorialrun.com. Register online at www.active.com. There is a moving ceremony before the start of the race honoring the peace officers who have given their lives in Stanislaus County over the years. There's also a free kids' fun run and safety fair. The 5K goes through the residential areas near Graceda Park. The half-marathon goes through some of those neighborhoods and then heads down to LaLoma Park. Sleep in an hour later with the new 8 a.m. start. Newly redesigned finishers' medal for the half-marathon too.

Oct. 17, 2015—Tarantula Run Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K runs, Brentwood
These runs promise lots of hills and dirt. But reviews also say it's a well-run fun event. Maybe you'll even see one of the race namesakes as male tarantulas roam during the fall looking for love. For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.Event is organized and timed by Brazen Racing, so you know it's going to be fun.

November   

Nov. 14, 2015—San Joaquin River 50K and 100K runs, Friant
Start/finish lines are at the South Finegold Pinic Area, located at the end of Sky Harbour Road. Trails go around Millerton Reservoir. About 5,500 feet elevation gain for the 50K and 9,000-plus feet gain for the 100K. For more information, visit www.SanJoaquinRunning.com.



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