San Francisco Runs You Might Like - April
Things are literally heating up as we roll into spring. Consider entering some local road and trail runs to celebrate the season and have some fun. Here are our RunGuides picks for some outstanding local runs for April.
Already tried these runs? Be sure to check out our complete San Francisco runs calendar for a full listing of local road, trail and OCR runs.
Date: April 2, 2017
Distance: 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon
The Oakland Marathon is part of the Oakland Running Festival, comprised of a 5k, half marathon, marathon and four-person relay. Ambitious runners can do both the 5k and half marathon the same morning, the "We Run the Town" challenge! Experience Oakland's diversity and beauty with a race that touches all aspects of "Oaktown".
Date: April 9, 2017
Distance: 10k, Half Marathon, 35k, 50k
Choose from a tasty menu of distance events from 10k to 50k for a romp through the forested slopes and steep, cool canyons of Huddart Park and Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. The event is staged under a canopy of redwoods in the heart of the San Francisco peninsula south of the city.
Date: April 15, 2017
Distance: 10k, Half Marathon, 30k, Marathon, 50k
Climb above Berkeley to Lake Anza in lovely Tilden Regional Park for an array of trail runs over 10k, Half marathon, 30k, marathon or 50k. The runs start at Lake Anza and tour Tilden Park, set in the east bay hills.
Date: April 23, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, 10 Mile
Participants can run either a 10 mile, 10k or 5k scenic course that starts and finishes at San Francisco's Crissy field, adjacent to San Francisco Bay. The 10 mile and 10K courses go over the the Golden Gate Bridge and back. The 5K goes to Fort Point and back.
Date: April 23, 2017
This is a 5k (more or less) run to take as you like. Run, walk, prance, skip, stroll or strut, the choice is yours. Wanderlust 108 is billed as a mindful triathlon, so the run is followed by a yoga session, then guided meditation.
Date: April 29, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k
Come to Coyote Point Park in San Mateo for a 5k or 10k Super Hero run (over a 5k loop course). Junior Super-Heroes will have a 100-yard dash. All ages and abilities are welcome. The event raises funds to fight blood cancer.
Date: April 30, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon
Here's an environmentally friendly race in a great location, McNears Beach County Park in San Rafael just north of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. Choose the 5k, 10k or Half Marathon distance and race along the shoreline, then through rolling hills over beautiful terrain.
Steve Lafler writes for RunGuides, draws comics and runs the odd half marathon in the San Francisco Bay Area.