The Merco Credit Union Merced Half-Marathon and 5K, which for the past few years had been held in sweltering June, moves to the more temperate October this year.
The event will be held Oct. 16, beginning at 7:30 a.m..
The course starts and finishes on the UC Merced campus. For more information, visit www.runningmerced.com.
Fleet Feet Modesto schedules weekly runs
Beginning Jan. 7, Fleet Feet Modesto will be holding weekly runs of 3 or 5 miles every Thursday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. from its store at 1427 Standiford. The store is in the Western-themed shopping center just west of Tully Road.
The runs will either go along the nearby canal or along the Virginia Corridor.
Check Fleet Feet's website regularly because many of the weekly events will be tied to a vendor, who will have shoes to try out on the runs.
Fleet Feet Modesto also is offering group training for the Modesto Marathon in late March.
Fleet Feet Stockton, located in the Lincoln Center, will continue to host its Tuesday evening run beginning at 5:30 p.m.