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Oct. 24, 2014—Zombie Survival Crawl, Woodward Park, Fresno
There's a zombie-themed obstacle run (distance wasn't provided), along with a shooting gallery, horror exhibition and Halloween festival. For more information or to register, visit EventBrite.

Oct. 25, 2014—Let's Go 510 5K & 10K walk/runs, Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley
Although this event is produced by Brazen Racing, it features a relatively flat road course along the water. For more information, visit Let's Go 510.

Oct. 25, 2014—Halloween Fun Run 5K & 10K, East LaLoma Park, Modesto
Events benefit the Teens Run Modesto program. Costume contest, too, so run as your favorite character. Download an informational flier by clicking here.

Oct. 25, 2014—Komen Central Valley Race for the cure 5K run/walk and 2.2-mile and 1-mile walks, Fresno
Choose from a timed or untimed option. For more information, visit

Oct. 25, 2014—Inaugural 5K "X" the Cross County Run, Thoming Park, Tracy
Event benefits West High School's cross country team. Out-and-back course. Register online at

Oct. 25, 2014—Purple Soldier Run 5K Neon cross-country walk/run and family event, Jackson
For more information or to register online, visit

Oct. 25, 2014—Ron's Run Memorial Scholarship 5K, 10K walk/runs and 1-mile walk, Bakersfield
For more information or to register online, visit

Oct. 25, 2014—Running for Shoes 1/2K and 2K, Mt. Whitney High School, Visalia
For more information or to register online, visit

Oct. 25, 2014—Sober Grad Zombie 5K Run, Chowchilla/Madera Fairgrounds, Chowchilla
For more information, visit

Oct. 25, 2014—Spooky Sprint 5K, Cutler Park, Visalia
For more information or to register online, visit

Oct. 26, 2014—T3 Move Your Bones 5K and 1-mile kids' fun run, Donnelly Park, Turlock
For more information, visit the Turlock Tri Team or register online at

Oct. 26, 2014—Color Me Rad 5K, Fresno
This is one of those national race series where runners wear white and are doused with gluten-free colored corn starch-based powder as they go through different stations. This is NOT a timed race. For more information, visit Color Me Rad.

Oct. 26, 2014—Run 10 Feed 10 10K, San Francisco
This is part of a national series put on by Rodale, parent company of Runner's World and Running Times. The San Francisco course goes over the Golden Gate Bridge. This is part of a national event and it will be timed. Awards will be given, too. Be forewarned. This is a fundraiser. In addition to race registration, you may be asked to raise more money. Some of these races require you to put down a fundraising goal but won't hold you to it. For more information, visit

Oct. 26, 2014—That Dam(n) Run Half-Marathon and 10K trail runs, Cool
From the looks of the topo map, there are some challenging hills. But it wouldn't be a trail race without a few challenges. For more information, visit Run the Damn Half.

Oct. 26, 2014—Livingston Wolves Howl-oween 10K run, 5K walk/run and 1K kids' fun run, Livingston
5K course is flat and goes through town, beginning and ending at Livingston High School. 10K is twice the 5K loop. For more information, visit


Nov. 1, 2014—Salmon Duathlon (run, 30K ride, 2.5K run) and 5000 (5K) Run, Knights Ferry
Download an application by clicking here. Online registration coming shortly.

Nov. 1, 2014—32nd annual Bakersfield Police Department Memorial 5K & 10K walk/runs, Bakersfield
All proceeds benefit the surviving children of fallen BPD officers by paying for their entire education. Timed 5k & 10k with medals for the top 3 winners in each category, including a Law Enforcement category. First 250 pre-registered runners are guaranteed a shirt. For more information, contact Andrea Pflugh at 661-316-3685 or

Nov. 2, 2014—St. Joseph's Half-Marathon and 5K, UOP Campus, Stockton
This is part of the Valley 13.1 Half-Marathon Series. More information coming soon.

Nov. 2, 2014—Two Cities Marathon, Half-Marathon and 2-person Half-Marathon relay, Fresno-Clovis
Half runners get a choice of the Clovis half or the Fresno half. Ice cream to finishers. For more information, visit Two Cities Marathon or register online at

Nov. 2, 2014—Save Mt. Diablo Trail Adventure 5K, 10K and half-marathon walk/hike/runs, Castle Rock Park, Walnut Creek
This is a Brazen Racing event, so expect hills. Brazen is teaming with Save Mt. Diablo for the event. Choice of t-shirts, finishers' medals to all, and great post-race spread. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

Nov. 8, 2014—Fourth annual Salvation Army Kettle Dash 5K and 10K walk/runs and 1-mile kids' fun run, downtown Turlock
For more information, including downloadable entry forms, visit Register online by clicking here.

Nov. 8, 2014—Race to the Flagpole 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon and 1-mile kids' fun run, Livermore
These events benefit the Livermore-Granada Boosters Club. For more information, visit Race to the Flagpole or register online at

Nov. 8, 2014—Mud Factor 5K run, Hobbs Grove, Sanger
This is one of those national themed obstacle runs. For more information, visit

Nov. 8, 2014—San Francisco 49ers Rush 4.9K (about 3 miles) stadium run and challenge, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
The stadium run also includes the 49ers practice field and light stairs and ramp obstacles. The challenge is more intense (and much more expensive) and includes stairs, ramps, and many of the football obstacles and drills used by real NFL players. The course goes through both the stadium and adjacent practice facility. For more information, visit

Nov. 8, 2014—Max Fit Games, Mooney Park, Visalia
There's a four-person 3K obstacle course (with 17 obstacles), a single competitor super-X challenge and a 5Krun/ walk. Events benefit St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. For more information, visit Max Fit Games.

Nov. 8, 2014—CROP Hunger 2-mile, 5-mile and 10K walk/run, Woodward Park, Fresno
These are non-competitive events, meaning there will be no age-group awards. For more information or to register online, visit

Nov. 9, 2014—49th annual Clarksburg Country Run 5K, 10K, half-Clarksburg Country Runmarathon & 20 miles, Delta High School, Clarksburg
Registration opened July 16. For more information, visit

Nov. 9, 2014—Red Rave Run 5K & kids' fun run, Bulldog Stadium, Fresno State, Fresno
Race proceeds go toward building a new all-weather track at Fresno State Athletics. 5K is chip timed. Event finishes with a run on Sweeney Field in Bulldog Stadium. This also is homecoming weekend for the Bulldogs. For more information, visit Valley Race Productions.

Nov. 11, 2014—Veterans Day 5K walk/run and 10K run, Porterville
Events start and finish outside of city hall before the Veterans Day Parade. For more information, download the flier by clicking here or register online at

Nov. 15, 2014—San Joaquin River Trail 50K and 50-miler, Friant
The course goes around Millerton Lake and along the San Joaquin River. For more information, visit or sign up online at

Nov. 15, 2014—Mud Factor 5K run, Hart Memorial Park, Bakersfield
This is one of those national themed obstacle runs. For more information, visit

Nov. 16, 2014—Big Sur Half-Marathon (SOLD OUT), 5K and kids' 3K, Monterey
The 5K and 3K are still open, but the half is sold out. The course is in and around Monterey and doesn't have nearly the hills as the full marathon. For more information, visit Big Sur International Marathon or register online at

Nov. 16, 2014—Bakersfield Marathon and Half-Marathon, Bakersfield
The website, which is incomplete, claims this is the Central Valley's best marathon. Registration also is a bit of a challenge and is kind of disorganized. Be forewarned this is apparently an inaugural event and bugs may not have yet been worked out. In other words, enter at your own risk. This event is being produced by Action Sports, which is known for cycling, not running. For more information, visit

Nov. 22, 2014—Womble Rumble 5K & 10K walk/runs and kids' mile, Lodi Lake, Lodi
For more information or to register online, visit

Nov. 23, 2014—Heller Lipsett Memorial 5K & 1-mile walk/runs, Manteca
For more information, download the registration form by clicking here or register online at EventBrite.

Nov. 27, 2014—Run Against Hunger 5K & 10K walk/runs, StocktonRun Against Hunger logo
This is a well-run family event. All of downtown Stockton is blocked to traffic. Runners get to run the full width of streets—no tight bottlenecks or slippery grass courses. Walkers have their own course, too. Walking courses is stroller friendly. Permanent bathrooms at the ball park are open for participants. If it's like last year, you can pay a small amount more to be upgraded to a long-sleeve Brooks tech shirt. Well worth it. These are well-made shirts and are great to run in. Registration includes free downloadable photos. For more information, visit Fleet Feet Stockton.

Nov. 27, 2014—Brentwood Turkey Trot for Schools 5K, Brentwood
Event benefits Brentwood Union School District and Liberty Union High School District. For more information, visit Brentwood Turkey Trot.

Nov. 27, 2014—Modesto Turkey Trot 1/2-mile kids' run, 5K run and Gobbler Walk 5K, Modesto
Events start at 8:45 a.m. in Tuolumne River Park. Course has some grass and gravel and is mostly in a paved bike trail. Because the course is narrow in spots, strollers and baby joggers are only permitted in the Gobbler Walk. Please leave dogs, except for service animals, at home for the safety of Fido and the runners. For more information, visit (This link appears to be fixed. If you're having problems, email Demetrius Snaer at MJC.) Download a registration form at

Nov. 27, 2014—Race Against Hunger, Visalia
This is an annual event in Visalia. Bring the entire family or your friends, have a good time and help others who are less fortunate at the same time. Proceeds benefit the Visalia Emergency Aid Council. This event is billed as the largest 5K in the Central Valley. For more information, visit Visalia Turkey Trot.

Nov. 27, 2014—NitroTurkey Race 10K, 5K and little turkey's race, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Pinole
This is a Brazen Racing event, but they dropped the half-marathon from this race because it's Thanksgiving Day. Be thankful that this is a relatively flat course for once. The park also is waving the standard $3 parking fee because it's Turkey Day. Custom medals for all finishers. Run this event and the Quarry Turkey Nov. 29 and receive a super awesome Double Turkey medal. Events benefit local food banks. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

Nov. 29, 2014—Quarry Turkey Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K walk, hike and runs, Quarry Lakes Recreation Area, Fremont
Happy holidays. This is one of the flatter Brazen Racing courses. Paths are mostly dirt with some pavement thrown in. Choice of cotton or tech shirt (for a $6 upgrade fee). All finishers receive a medal. Run this event and the Nitro Turkey Nov. 27 and receive a super awesome Double Turkey medal. Events benefit local food banks. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.


Dec. 6, 2014—Bah Humbug 5K run/walk, Danville
Don your reindeer antlers and bring the family to this fun holiday event. Register early to receive a collectable Grinch t-shirt. Each year features a different Grinch pose from the Dr. Seuss book. Ice cream afterwards. It may not sound good in cold weather, but it really hits the spot. Check back later for more information.

Dec. 6, 2014—5K for a Brighter Christmas walk/run & 1-mile kids' run, Tracy
Participants are encouraged to wear their ugliest sweaters and reindeer antlers. Events benefit in part "Brighter Christmas of Tracy." For more information, visit

Dec. 6, 2014—Candy Cane 5K, Mariposa
Race is two loops through historic Mariposa. Santa and his reindeer will be there for rides afterwards as will Mrs. Claus. For more information, visit or register online at

Dec. 6, 2014—Tinsel Toy 5K and 1-mile Run/Walks, Tulare Outlets, Tulare
Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Salvation Army. Events benefit local high school cross-country teams and the Salvation Army. Tech shirts to first 200 registered. For more information or to register online, visit

Dec. 7, 2014—SOLD OUT—California International Marathon (CIM) and four-person marathon relay, Folsom-Sacramento
Registration opened March 1 and it sold out about Sept. 16. If you have a Boston Qualifying time, you can register when it reopens on Oct. 1. There also are a limited number of charity spots available for a much higher price. For more information, visit or register online at

Dec. 13, 2014—Spirit of Giving 5K and kids' free fun run,Spirit of Giving Modesto
Kids get to chase the Grinch out of town. Get your photo taken with Santa or even Mr. Mean, the Grinch. Walk or run the 5K through quiet neighbors around Graceda Park. Start a holiday tradition or continue one. Great way to relieve the stress around the holidays or just get together with friends and family. Events benefit local food closest and meal programs. The start and finish locations have been changed as has the course. Events start and finish on 10th Street near Brendan Theaters and Fuzio. Register online at or download a registration form by clicking here.

Dec. 13, 2014—Fresno Jingle Bell 5K Run & 2-mile walk for Toys for Tots, Christmas Tree Lane, Fresno
New design for sweatshirt. Hot chocolate and Christmas cookies afterward. Unique awards in 10-year age groups. Bring an unwrapped kids' Christmas gift and receive a Santa hat. For more information, visit Fresno Jingle Bell Run.

Dec. 13, 2014—Summit Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5K walk, hike and runs, Sanborn County Park, Saratoga
The 10K and half-marathon have some BIG hills. All finishers receive a custom medal. Upgrade from a cotton to tech shirt for only $6 more. Great post-race spread. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

Dec. 13, 2014—MH Jingle All the Way 5K, Mountain House
ome listings have this event being held in San Joaquin, which is a town southwest of Fresno. It is not. The event is in Mountain House, which is west of Tracy. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page (you don't need to be a member of FB to look at this) or register online at

Dec. 14, 2014—Visalia Jingle Bell 2-mile Run (or walk) for Toys for Tots, Candy Cane Lane, Downtown Visalia
Bring an unwrapped toy and you receive a Santa Hat. Sweatshirts and jingle bells to all registered walkers/runners. Chip timed with "unque" age-group awards. For more information, visit

Dec. 14, 2014—CANCELLED—Inaugural Santa Clara Half-Marathon and Faithful 5K, Santa Clara
Event was supposedly cancelled due to conflicts with the 49ers, who are away that weekend playing in Seattle, plus emphasis on the Nov. 8 obstacle event at Levi's Stadium.
The half is being billed as the 49ers Half Marathon. Both events have red and gold football jersey-style shirts, and all finishers receive a football helmet-themed finishers' medal. Events start and finish near the new Levi's Stadium and feature a gridiron-themed finish zone. The 49es have an away game that Sunday—they're playing the Seahawks. For more information, visit Santa Clara Half Marathon

Dec. 21, 2014—Third annual Double Road Race (10K followed by a 5K or NEW 5K followed by a 3K), Pleasanton
This is part of a nationwide series. Runners do a 10K, rest a few minutes, then run a 5K. Recently added is the 8K challenge comprising a 5K followed by a 3K. Although this series has been around for two years, it's still a bit disorganized, especially with the awards, which drag on much longer than they should. Awards don't even start until 12:30 p.m., according to the event's website. You also have to join the Ujena team if you want to collect any prize money. Ujena is the swimsuit company founded by Bob Anderson, former owner of Runner's World and Double Road Race founder. For more information, visit Double Road Race.

Dec. 27, 2014—Brazen Almost New Year's Eve Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Lake Chabot Marina, Castro Valley
Both the 10K and half-marathon have the infamous long hill. The 5K is relatively flat. Run this and the New Year's run and receive a super awesome mega-medal on top of the regular finisher's medal. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.



Jan. 1, 2015—Bank of the Sierra's Resolution run 5K walk/run & kids' fun run, Visalia
These events benefit the Visalia Rescue Mission. For more information, visit or register online at

Jan. 1, 2015—Brazen New Year's Day Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K walk, hike and runs, Lake Chabot Marina, Castro Valley
The half and 10K give runners a belated Christmas present in the form of a big hill. Upgrade from standard cotton t-shirt to a tech shirt for $6. Great post-race spread. Custom medal to all finishers. Run both this and the Almost New Year's event and also receive a mega-medal. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

Jan. 4, 2015—Fifth annual Andrew's Run/Walk 5K, Tuolumne Park, Modesto
Events benefit George Mark Children's House, which provides hospice services for children. Download a registration form by clicking here.

Jan. 24, 2015—Coyote Hills Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K walk, hike and run, Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont
The name says it all—coyote hills, although they're supposed to be "runnable." Gorgeous views. Upgrade from a cotton t-shirt to a tech shirt for $6 more. Great post-race spread. Finishers medals for all. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

Jan. 24, 2015—St. Joseph's Wellness Run 5K, Stockton
Check back later for more information.

Jan. 31, 2015—Pirates of the Cure-i-bbean Booty Run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Register online at Chronotrack.


Feb. 1, 2015—Run Super Sunday 5K & 10K runs, Sacramento
Kick off Super Bowl Sunday the healthful way, and you'll be back home with plenty of time to prepare for the BIG game. For more information, visit Run Super Sunday.

Feb. 1, 2015—Third annual Super Bowl Sprint 5K run and 2-mile walk, Visalia
Events will be finished long before the BIG game. Run and walk benefit The Creative Center Foundation, which helps support the non-profit Creative Center. More details, including downloadable registration form, to come.

Feb. 7, 2015—30th Orient Express 1- and 4-mile walk/runs, Chinese Camp
Word has it that there are a few hills on the course. Events benefit Special Olympics. For more information, visit Sonora Sunrise Rotary.

Feb. 7, 2015—The Tiny Half-Marathon and 5K run, Galt
Check back later for more information.

Feb. 7, 2015—Jed Smith Ultra 50-mile, 50K and 30K ultraruns, Sacramento
This event, held along the American River bike trail near Watt Avenue, is hosted by the Buffalo Chips. This is a relatively flat and fast course. For more information, visit the Buffalo Chips.

Feb. 8, 2015—Davis Stampede Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K, Davis
These are flat courses in and around Davis. Upgrade from cotton to a tech shirt for a few dollars more. Finishers medals for half-marathon. Few a few dollars more, 10K and 5K finishers can earn a finishers' medal too. For more information, visit Change of Pace.


March 14, 2015—California Classic Half-Marathon, 2-person Half-Marathon Relay and Rock & Run 5K, Fresno
The 5K is new this year. Half course goes through the Chaffee Zoo. The 5K does not go through the zoo, but all finishers get a celebratory beer as part of their registration. All races start and finish at the Chuckchansi Stadium. For more information, visit Fresno Half Marathon

March 14-15, 2015—Shamrock N Half-Marathon and 5K, West Sacramento
The 5K will be March 14, the half March 15. Registration opens Nov. 3, and this event is sure to sell out. Check back later for more information.

Modesto Marathon logo March 29, 2015—Modesto Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K and Half-Marathon Relay, Modesto
The first 3,500 runners to register for the full or half marathons or half marathon relay (age 21 or older) will receive a  commemorative custom bottle of wine made exclusively for the Modesto Marathon. The swag doesn't stop there. Participants will also receive a tech shirt featuring the new logo, a pair of custom Modesto Marathon arm sleeves, a custom recovery jacket, finisher's medal and goody bag. Also new this year: All 5k participants will receive a tech shirt and a finisher's medal. Early bird registration is good through August. Special pricing: 5K $30; 5K (12 & under) $20; half marathon $65; marathon $85; half-marathon relay, $65 per runner for teams of 2; wheelchair half marathon, $65; wheelchair marathon, $85, assisted team half marathon, $65 per runner in teams of two; and assisted team marathon, $85 per runner in teams of two. There's also a Commit to Get Fit challenge where teams from schools, non-profits and corporate/companies compete against each other for the largest turn-out in the events. For more information, visit Modesto Marathon or register online at


May 9, 2015—Rina's Run Half-Marathon and 5K, Ripon
Check back later for more information.

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. Check back later for more information.


July 26, 2015—43rd annual Wharf to Wharf 6-miler, Santa Cruz-Capitola
Registration typically opens in April, so check back then. This race sells out quickly, so when it opens, don't delay. For more information, visit Wharf to Wharf.

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