The Web www.cvrunnning.com

Today is

2017

April   

April 29, 2017—Western Pacific Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Fremont
The course follows pats of the old Transcontinental Railroad and is mostly flat. the marathon is now USATF certified, meaning you can use it as a Boston qualifier. These events are produced by Brazen Racing, so you know you'll have a good time. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

April 29, 2017—Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Downtown Modesto
Walk a Mile
Men walk a mile wearing women's dress shoes. It's hilarious to see these guys wobbling on stiletto heels or wedge sandals. This event is designed to raise awareness of sexual and domestic violence and is a fund raiser for the Haven Women's Center. To sign up to walk or donate, visit www.havenwalkamile.org.

April 29, 2017—Hanford FFA 5K & Flapjacks, Sierra Pacific High School, Hanford
Registration includes a t-shirt and you guessed it, a pancake breakfast. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

April 30, 2017—Shinzen 2-mile walk/run or 5-mile run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Participants receive free entry into the Shinzen Gardens afterward. For more information or to register, visit RunSignUp.com.

April 30, 2017—Hit the Streets for Hunger 1-mile and 5K walk/run, Lathrop
The Second Harvest Food Bank has partnered with the River Islands Technology Academy to put on this event. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank. T-shirts only for those who register by April 10. Finishers' medals for all. Special medals to first-place finishers. Course description says "scenic levy path similar to a trail run." The eighth grade class will hold a fund-raising pancake breakfast in conjunction with the walk/run. For more information or to register, visit www.localfoodbank.org

May   

May 1, 2017—Olé 5-Qué, Bakersfield
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a 5K walk or run, then stay for the party. Post-race: dos tacos, churros and cerveza o aqua fresco para todos de los corredores. (2 tacos, churros and beer or soft drinks for all runners.) También cada corredor recibe una camisa (all runners receive a shirt). Costumes encouraged. For more information, visit www.cincodemayorace.com.

May 5, 2017—Olé 5-Qué, Woodward Park, Fresno
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a 5K walk or run, then stay for the party. Post-race: dos tacos, churros and cerveza o aqua fresco para todos de los corredores. (2 tacos, churros and beer or soft drinks for all runners.) También cada corredor recibe una camisa (all runners receive a shirt). Costumes encouraed. For more information, visit www.cincodemayorace.com.

May 6, 2017—Almond Festival Scholarship 2-mile walk/run & kids' fun run, Kerman
For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

May 6, 2017—Visalia River Run 5K & 10K, Golden West high School, Visalia
Courses go along the St. John's River Trail. For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.

May 6, 2017—Paseo de Mariposa 12K (7.66 miles) & 5K Trail Runs, Mariposa
The 12K is on trails, which means dirt, rocks, tree roots, all of the things that come with an unimproved trail. Come for the runs, stay for the parade and Butterfly Festival. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

May 6, 2017—Inaugural Donut Dash 5K, Tracy
This event benefits the Tracy Police Activities League. For more information, visit Tracy Donut Dash 5K

May 6, 2017—Sixth Annual Mercy's Stroke Awareness 5K, Merced
This event is designed to raise the awareness on the signs and symptoms of strokes. For more information, visit RunSignUp.com.

May 6, 2017—Act Like a Superhero 1 or 2-mile fun runs or Doggie Dash, Donnelly Park, Turlock
For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com.

May 6, 2017—Finishstrong 5K - Color de Mayo Run, Huron Branch Library, Huron
Event benefits the Huron Community Enhancement Foundation. Awards to first male and female in each age group. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

May 7, 2017—Kings County 4-H Color Me Green 5K Walk/Run, Hanford
The event is designed to encourage youth and adults to increase their physical activity. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

May 7, 2017—Second Annual McFarland USA Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K, McFarland
This is the town where Disney shot the movie of the same name— McFarland USA—showcasing how the underdog local cross-country team won the state meet. Meet the real Coach White, who was played in the movie by Kevin Costner. Courses go on pavement, through vineyards and orchards, much like the kids in the movie did. This year they also added a 10K to the event. For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com

May 13, 2017—Anti-Bully 5K Run/Walk, Clovis East High School, Clovis
T-shirts for all registered runners. Events raise money for anti-bully over-coming adversity scholarship for a graduating senior. Clovis East will be open so runners can use the nice, permanent bathrooms before the events. Course goes through and around the school. Download a registration form by clicking here. Online registration coming shortly.

May 13, 2017—Rina's Run 5K, 10K & Half-Marathon, Ripon
Proceeds go toward the Ripon Community Athletic Association, which will use it to upgrade bleachers and bathrooms at Ripon High School's stadium. The Brocchini Family Foundation has been a major supporter of the event. The late Rina Brocchini is the event's namesake. This will be the swan song for race director Stephanie Hobbs, who will retire after the 2017 event. The event will have a new name and new race director in 2018. For more information, visit www.rinasrun.com. Register online at It's Your Race or download a registration form by clicking here.

May 13, 2017—Wildcat Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Wildcat Regional Park, Sobrante
Gorgeous views and a challenge await participants—Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Mt. Tam and San Francisco. Well worth the climb, say race promoters Brazen Racing. Participation is limited, so don't delay in registering. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

May 13, 2017—Mother's Day Run, Woodward Park, Fresno
Celebrate Mom's day with a nice run or walk. For more information, visit Greater Madera Kiwanis Club.

May 13, 2017—Mother's Day 5K Walk/Run, Pitman High School, Turlock
Celebrate Mom's day with a nice run or walk. Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock and Pitman Athletic's Consortium. Donations collected help support special projects related to athletic programs at Pitman High School. For more information or to register online, visit Run SignUp.com.

May 13, 2017—Valley Oak SPCA 26th annual Dog Walk-A-Thon and Furry 5K, Mooney Grove Park, Visalia
 For more information, visit RunSignUp.com

May 15, 2017—Amgen Tour of California Bike Race, Men's Stage 2 Start, Modesto
Amgen Tour of California logo
This week-long men's seven-stage event starts May 14 in Sacramento and ends in Pasadena May 20, while the shorter women's four-stage series starts May 11 in Lake Tahoe and ends in Sacramento May 14. The men's Stage 2 will begin in Modesto, May 15, and end later that day in San Jose. Riders are expected to make two laps of downtown Modesto before heading out of town that morning. A lifestyle expo is planned to coincide with the event. The City of Modesto is paying $125,000 for the privilege, a sum city leaders say they hope to recover through donations and sponsorships. For more information on the tour, visit Amgen Tour of California.

May 20, 2017—Mud on the Farm 5K Obstacle Race, Dell Oso Family Farms, Lathrop
This is a local race put on by Dell Oso Family Farms, NOT one of those events put on by some no-name national out-of-town company. For more information or to register online, visit Mud on the Farm.

May 20, 2017—Chocolate Festival 5K and 1-mile walk/runs, Oakdale
Walk or run one of these events, then stay for the annual Chocolate Festival. For more information, visit Oakdale Chamber of Commerce or register online at www.active.com.

May 20, 2017—Inaugural Merced Cowboy/Vaquero 5K and kids' 1/2-mile walk/runs, Merced
This event is sponsored by the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Tsunami Collaborations. Come for the run, stay for the day-long Merced Gulch Day celebrations in downtown Merced. For more information, visit RunSignUp.com

May 20, 2017—Dala Horse Trot 10K run and 2-mile walk/run, Kingsburg
This is part of the big Swedish celebration in this Central Valley town. Events benefit the Kingsburg Rotary Club. Swedish pancakes post-race for all runners. New this year: finishers' medals for all 10K runners. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com.

May 20, 2017—Fourth Annual Luc's 10K Run, 2-mile walk/run and 1K kids' fun run, Tuolumne
Proceeds go to the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation, an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that presents scholarships for the advancement of educational goals and self development. For more information, visit the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation or register online at RunSignUp.com.

May 21, 2017—11th Annual Avenue of the Vines Half-Marathon and 5K walk/runs, Woodbridge Winery, Lodi
Plan to arrive early as parking is limited. The sheriff's department does not allow parking along Woodbridge Road. Come for one of the events, then do a little wine tasting and hang out on the lawn until the awards ceremony. Post-race goodies included with race registration. Flat course. For more information, visit Fleet Feet Stockton.

May 21, 2017—Stevenson Falls Half-Marathon, Shaver Lake
View spectacular waterfalls and scenery along the course. Runners and spectators must take the shuttle bus and will not be allowed to drive to the start or park along the course. Unique finishers' medals to all finishers. For more information, visit San Joaquin Running.

May 27, 2017—Modesto Memorial Classic 5K and 1-mile walk/runs and free kids' fun run, Johansen High School, Modesto
NOTE NEW LOCATION: Due to flooding at Tuolumne Park, the event has been moved to Johansen High School. This is a flat course. Tech shirts guaranteed to all preregistered runners, but sizes cannot be guaranteed. Each paid registration includes a pancake breakfast. A portion of event proceeds go to the Modesto Vet Center, which helps returning combat veterans and their families. For more information or to register online, visit www.active.com. Download a registration form by clicking here and follow the Classic on Facebook.

May 27, 2017—Nitro Trail Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K, Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline, San Pablo
This site was once home to a dynamite manufacturer for more than 100 years. I bet this will be a "bang" of a race. (Couldn't resist) That being said, it's a Brazing Racing event, so it will be "dy-no-mite," as Jimmy J.J. Walker used to say on the TV show, Good Times. For more information, visit Brazen Racing.

May 27, 2017—Clovis Memorial Run 2-mile and 5K walk/runs, Old Town Clovis
Pancake breakfast comes with the registration. Finishers' medals to all. For more information or to register online, visit RunSignUp.com

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 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 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.

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.

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.


RACE DIRECTORS: Feel free to send us race announcements or race entry forms to post on our website. If possible, please send them as PDF (Adobe Acrobat) documents. Otherwise we'll have to convert them to make them accessible to all of our website's visitors. Just email them to info@cvrunning.com. CVRunning.com (Central Valley Running) reserves the right to edit race descriptions or reject materials it deems inappropriate.


CVRunning.com (Central Valley Running) is not responsible for the quality of any of the races posted here. We just post the races as a service to the community. CVRunning.com tries to be as accurate as possible, but we cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information provided by other groups. If in doubt, contact the group listed on the race flyer to verify dates, start times and costs.

Welcome to CV Running

CV Running covers local running events

Home  |  Calendar  |  Results  |  News  |  Links  |  Pace Calculator  |  About Us  |  Contact Us