San Francisco Runs You Might Like - July 2017

San Francisco Runs You Might Like - July

The summer heat is settling in, except in lucky San Francisco where the summer fog rolls in to cool runners down. Here are some Bay Area runs you might like to add to your July racing schedule, including the San Francisco Marathon.

If you've already tried these races, check out our complete San Francisco runs calendar for a full listing of local road, trail and OCR runs.

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Date: July 1, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon, 35k

Pick a race distance and circumnavigate the Briones Reservoir on serene trails, rolling fire roads and tree covered single-track paths with sweeping views of the watershed.

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Oakland A's Play Ball 5K

Oakland A's Playball 5k

Date: July 2, 2017
Distance: 5k

Celebrate Oakland A’s baseball at the Play Ball 5K. The race starts right on the ball field. Race registration includes a ticket to see an Oakland A's matinee game after the race.

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Parade Run

Parade Run

Date: July 4, 2017
Distance: 5k

The family friendly Parade Run 5k kicks off Redwood City's famous 4th of July parade. Runners enjoy the support of the cheering holiday crowd along the parade route.

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Across the Bay 12K

Across the Bay 12K

Date: July 9, 2017
Distance: 5k, 12k

The 12k is a USATF certified course starting in Sausalito, running across the Golden Gate Bridge, and finishing in Aquatic Park. The 5k starts and finishes in San Francisco. The shuttle ride to the starting area from San Francisco to Sausalito is free!

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SPASM Lake Chabot Trail Run

SPASM Lake Chabot Trail Run

Date: July 16, 2017
Distance: 8k, Half marathon, 30k, Marathon, 50k

The course starts at the Marina and travels around the popular Lake Chabot reservoir and surrounding hills. This is a great course for first-time trail runners. Run short or long, and finish strong!

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San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco Marathon

Date: July 23, 2017
Distance: 5k, Half marathon, Marathon, Ultra

This local favorite event offers a challenging course, but at least you have plenty of fog to cool you down on the inclines! Along with the marathon, you can run a half marathon over the first or second half of the course. Half marathon tip: The "Second Half" course is flat & fast, worthy of a personal best run. There is also a 5k and an Ultra on offer.

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Published on May 17, 2017

Steve Lafler is a writer who enjoys running in the natural air-conditioning of Northern California.