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2016

December   

Dec. 4, 2016—California International Marathon (CIM) and marathon relay, Folsom-Sacramento
Regular registration is open. The marathon sold out in September in 2015, so don't delay. As of Aug. 13, the marathon was 91% full. For more information, visit http://runcim.org.

Dec. 4, 2016—Hanford Rockin' Rudolph Run 5K, Hanford
All finishers receive a custom Christmas ornament. Costume contest as well as a visit from ole Saint Nick. For more information, visit https://RunSignUp.com.

Dec. 10, 2016—Spirit of Giving 5K walk/run and free kids' fun run, 10th Street, Downtown, Modesto
Course starts on 10th Street and goes through downtown before turning into the College area neighborhood. There it meanders before finishing once again on 10th Street. Kids then line up to chase the Grinch out of Modesto in the free kids' fun run. Free pictures with Santa, too. Pull out your green tutus and don your Santa hat or reindeer antlers for this festive event. Bring a can of food for a raffle drawing and a chance to win a bicycle. One boy's and one girl's bike will be given away. For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.

Dec. 10, 2016—Fourth annual Jingle Bell Run Toys for Tots 2-mile walk/run & 5K run, Christmas Tree Lane, Fresno
Christmas-themed sweatshirt for all registered runners. Bring an unwrapped, new toy and receive a Santa Claus hat. Toys will be distributed by the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. For more information, visit RunSignUp.com

Dec. 11, 2016—Annual Jingle Bell Run Toys for Tots 2-mile walk/run, Main Street, Visalia
Christmas-themed sweatshirt for all registered runners. Bring an unwrapped, new toy and receive a Santa Claus hat. For more information, visit RunSignUp.com

2017

January   

Jan. 1, 2017—Resolution Run 2-mile walk/run, 4-mile run and kids' fun runs, Woodward Park, Fresno
For more information or to register online, visit https://RunSignUp.com.

Jan. 7, 2017—New Year Polar Bear 5K Run & Dunk, Eagal Lake, Tracy
The post-run dunk is optional. If you choose to be a polar bear, bring a towel and dry clothes. Long-sleeve shirt, finishers' medals and champagne toast (for all 21 years and older). For more information, visit Eagal Lakes.

Jan. 14, 2017—Winchell Cove 10K & 10-mile trail run, Millerton Lake State Park, Friant
This event is produced by San Joaquin Running. For more information or to register online, visit https://RunSignUp.com.

Jan. 14, 2017—Thin Mint 5K and 1-mile Shortbread Shuffle, Market Place Shopping Center, Bakersfield
All registered runners receive a box of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies to first 1,000 runners. Yum! Thin Mints here I come. Events support Girl Scouts of Central California. For more information or to register online, visit https://RunSignUp.com.

Jan. 14, 2017—Thin Mint 5K and 1-mile Shortbread Shuffle, River Park Shopping Center, Fresno
Your eyes are not deceiving you. There are two Thin Mint 5Ks held the same day. Choose the one that best fits your schedule. All registered runners receive a box of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies to first 1,000 runners. Yum! Thin Mints here I come. Events support Girl Scouts of Central California. For more information or to register online, visit https://RunSignUp.com.

Jan. 14, 2017—Tulare Blue and Gold Dash 5K FFA Shuffle, Bakersfield
This event benefits the Tulare FFA and ag education. For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.

Jan. 14, 2017—Winchell Cove 10K/10-mile Trail Run, Millerton Lake State Rec Area, Friant
Trail run along the shores of Millerton Lake. For more information or to register online, visit https://runsignup.com.

Jan. 21, 2017—Third Annual Kastner 5K & 10K Dream Run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Dress as your favorite football team. Proceeds benefit Kastner PTC/Academics/Arts and Athletics. For more information, visit or register online at https://RunSignUp.com.

Jan. 28, 2017—Third annual Pirate's of the Cure-i-bbean 5K Booty Run, Woodward Park, Fresno
For more information or to register online, visit https://RunSignUp.com.

February   

Feb. 4, 2017—Jed Smith Ultra 50-miles, 50K, 30K and 1/2-marathon, American River Parkway, Sacramento
This is a Buffalo Chips Running Club-hosted tradition. Online registration will open fall 2016. For more information, visit Buffalo Chips.

Feb. 5, 2017—Second Annual Hanford Cow Run Half-Marathon and 5K, Hanford
These events benefit Valley Children's Hospital. For more information, visit Hanford Cow Run.

Feb. 11, 2017—Bay Breeze Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, San Leandro Marina Park, San Leandro
A rarity among Brazen Racing events, these races actually are on flat ground and pavement, but same great shirts, finishers' medals and post-race goodies. Courses go on bike paths along the bay. Parking is limited, so consider car-pooling. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

Feb. 25, 2017—Support Blue Fresno 5K and 10K, Woodward Park, Fresno
For more information or to register online, visit https://RunSignUp.com.

March   

March 19, 2017—Modesto Marathon, Half-Marathon, Half Relay and 5K walk/runs, Modesto
The event has a new sponsor for 2017: Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center. Read more. Expo, walk-up registration and bib pick-up will be held the day before, March. 18. For more information and to register online, visit Modesto Marathon.

April   

April 17, 2017—Color Walk/Run/Wheel, Virginia Corridor, Modesto
This event benefits Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living. Prizes will be awarded to the winners for both youth and adult levels. T-shirts will be provided to participants. Bags of colored powder will be provided to all participants. The colored powder, which will be sprayed on the participants as they run/walk, is non-toxic and will brush and/or wash off their clothing. The race flyer, available by clicking here, doesn't say where along the roughly 2.75-mile Virginia Corridor the race will be held. For questions, contact mary@drail.org.


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