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2017

June   

June 3, 2017—Brain Health to Beat Stroke 5K, Webers Point, Stockton
For more information or to register online, visit www.eventbrite.com.

June 3, 2017—Fifth Annual Poverello House Run for Meals 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk, Woodward Park, Fresno
This event benefits the Poverello House. T-shirt and breakfast burrito included with registration. For more information or to sign up on line, visit RunSignUp.com

June 3, 2017—Shadow of the Giants 50K Ultra and 20K fun run, Green Meadows Outdoor School, Fish Camp
This is a trail run, so expect hills, rocks, tree roots, mud and even water. Cutoff of 8 hours on the 50K. For more information, visit San Joaquin Running.

June 3, 2017—Kite Run 5K & 10K, Central Community Park, Mountain House
When somebody says, "Go fly a kite," you can with this event. Walk or run one of these, then stay for kite flying. Tech shirt and finishers' medals for 5K & 10K. Course is half pavement, half crushed granite. For more information, visit http://mhkite.com.

June 3, 2017—KAMB Family Fun Run 1-mile, 5K & 10K, CSU Stanislaus Campus, Turlock
Events benefit Central Valley Broadcasting Co. Inc., a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information or to register online, visit www.RunSignUp.com.

June 4, 2017—Hook & Ladder 5K and 10K, Wente Vineyards, Livermore
This event sells out, so enter early. It benefits the non-profit Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation. The 5K course is 50% dirt and 50% pavement. The 10K course is 90% dirt and the rest pavement. Baby strollers are not allowed on the 10K course. Both courses go through Sycamore Grove Park. NO DOGS allowed on either course. Plan to arrive early, too, as parking is limited. Register online at Race Roster or download an application at On Your Mark Events.

June 7, 2017—The BIG Run 5K, Lost Lake Recreation Area, Friant
Fleet Feet Sports locations nationwide will hold a local 5K race. This one is being hosted by Fleet Feet Fresno. All results will funnel up into a national leaderboard to determine who is the fastest runner in the country. All finishers receive a finishers' medal, too. The event coincides with National Running Day. For more information or to register, visit RunSignUp.com.

June 7, 2017—The BIG Run 5K Fun Run, Lincoln Center, Stockton
Fleet Feet Sports locations nationwide will hold a local 5K race. This one is being hosted by Fleet Feet Stockton. The event coincides with National Running Day. For more information or to register, visit RunSignUp.com.

June 10, 2017—Miracle Mile of Quarters 1- & 4-mile runs and 2-mile walk/run, Madera
This event benefits the Valley Children's Hospital. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

June 10, 2017—5K Bubble Fun Run/Walk for Asthma Awareness, Woodward Park, Fresno
This event is designed to raise awareness of asthma in the Central Valley. For more information, visit Central Valley or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

June 17, 2017—Ohana 5K, Fresno
This event benefits the Renaissance Scholars Program at Fresno State University. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

June 24, 2017—Heroes for Life 5K & 10K, Fig Tree Plaza, Chowchilla
This event benefits the Trinity Pregnancy Resource Center of Chowchilla. Finishers medals for all. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com.

July   

July 2, 2017—Hernia Hill Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Twisted Oak Winery, Vallecito
This is an annual event, with lunch afterward as part of race registration. The 5K has one hill, the 10K two. The half-marathon offers a few more challenges but also runs through the winery. For more information or to register online, visit www.itsyourrace.com

July 4, 2017—Run for Independence 2-mile walk/run and 5-mile run, Atwater
Walkers welcome in the 2-mile event. Please no walkers in the 5-mile run. Courses are flat and go through Atwater. Races start near Ralston Park on time at 7:30 a.m. Registration closes 10 minutes before race start. So plan accordingly and don't be late. Hosted by the Merced Running Club. For more information, visit Merced Running Club or register online at RunSignUp.com.

July 4, 2017—Freedom Run 2-mile walk/run, 4-mile run & kids' fun run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Proceeds benefit the Honor Flight. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

July 8, 2017—North Fresno Rotary Run for Humanity 5K run and 2-mile walk/run, Fig Garden Shopping Center, Fresno
Post-race pancake breakfast included with registration. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

SHE 365 5K runJuly 9, 2017—Fifth Annual Gary Long's SHE 365 5K, Woodbridge Winery, Lodi
This is an all-women event. All participants receive a shirt, finishers' medal, jewelry and post-race chocolate, mini Bundt cake and mimosa (if you're over 21). For more information or to register online, visit It's Your Race.

July 15, 2017—Escalon Park Fete 2-miles and 10K walk/run, Escalon
The races start and finish at El Portal Middle School, 801 First St. in Escalon. Courses, which are both out and back, are flat and fast. The 10K takes runners out in the country. After the run, head over to the Park Fete Parade, an Escalon tradition. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

July 29, 2017—Miguel Reyes Memorial 5K walk/run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Finishers' medals to the first 300 who finish. Free breakfast included as part of paid registration. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

August   

Aug. 12, 2017—Hell of a Half Marathon, Exeter
The name says it all. Race sells out every year. Register before May 15 and you'll get a trucker's cap in addition to the regular swag. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

Aug. 13, 2017—SAR (Search And Rescue) Wild Run Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Shaver Lake
Bigfoot medal to all finishers. Events benefit Fresno County Search and Rescue. These are trail runs so there will be dirt, rocks, tree roots and other naturally occurring obstacles. And there are hills. For more information, visit RunSignUp.com.

Aug. 26, 2017—Campus Life 5K, Woodward Park, Fresno
Event benefits Fresno/Madera Youth for Christ. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

September   

Sept. 2, 2017—Soaring Over Ripon Festival (formerly Color the Skies Balloon Run) 5K & 10K runs, Ripon
Check back later for more information.

Sept. 9, 2017—Delta Harvest Run, 1-mile, 5K, 10K & Half Marathon, Brentwood
Check back later for more information.

Sept. 10, 2017—Great American Obstacle Run 5K & 10K, Eagal Lakes, Tracy
For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.

Sept. 16, 2017—Tour de Meow 5K & 10K, Bakersfield
Proceeds benefit SOXrescue.org to support its neonate kitten nursery, adoption program and other cat-related live-saving programs.For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

Sept. 24, 2017—Micke Grove Zoo Zoom 5K walk/run & kids' fun run, Lodi
Check back later for more information.

October   

Oct. 1, 2017—Peace Officer Memorial Run Half-Marathon and 5K, Downtown, Modesto
This event honors those Stanislaus County officers who have fallen in the line of duty. Moving ceremony before the start of the half. Finish under a giant U.S. flag. Half starts at 7 a.m. For more information, visit http://peaceofficermemorialrun.com.

Oct. 7, 2017—L.O.V.E. (Leave Out Violence Everyday) 5K Walk/Run, Lincoln Park, Tracy
Check back later for more information.

Oct.. 14, 2017—Rabobank Fiesta Run, 2 miles & 5 miles, Reedley
Check back later for more information.

Oct. 28, 2017—Third Annual Monster Mash Dash 5K, Fresno
There's also a Little Monster's Dash. This is a locally produced event by the same people who bring you the Two Cities Marathon. It also and is part of the Holiday Run Series. For more information or to register, visit RunSignUp.com.

November   

Nov. 10-11, 2017—Feat to the Beach 200-mile Relay, Fresno-Pismo Beach
You can either run it as a 12-member team or a 6-member ultra team that rotate through 36 transition areas along the way. For more information, visit RunSignUp.com.

Nov. 11, 2017—Womble Run 5K & 10K, Lake Lodi, Lodi
Check back later for more information.

Nov. 12, 2017—Second annual Bakersfield Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K, CSUB, Bakersfield
Bakersfield Marathon
This year the marathon announced an alliance with Buck Owens Productions. Music will highlight the "Bakersfield Sound." Events start and finish on CSU Bakersfield campus. The marathon is USATF certified and is a Boston Qualifier. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

Nov. 23, 2017—Run Against Hunger 5K & 10K, Stockton
Continue a family tradition or start a new one by walking or running this event before the big Thanksgiving meal. Walkers have a separate course. Events benefit the Emergency Food Bank of Stockton. Check back later for more information.

Nov. 23, 2017—Fresno Turkey Trot 2 mile or 5K, Fresno
This is the second race in the holiday race series. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

December   

Dec. 3, 2017—CIM (California International Marathon) and 4-person marathon relay, Folsom-Sacramento
The marathon historically sells out in August, so don't delay registering. For more information, visit CIM.

Dec. 9, 2017—Fresno Jingle Bell Run for Toys for Tots 2 mile and 5K walk/runs, Christmas Tree Lane, Fresno
This is the third and last race in the holiday race series. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a Santa hat. The forecast even calls for snow at the start and finish lines. For more information or to sign up online, visit RunSignUp.com/

Dec. 10, 2017—Visalia Jingle Bell Run for Toys for Tots, Visalia
Check back soon for more information.


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