San Francisco Runs You Might Like - July 2018

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 is a virtual feast of great races to try this month!

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

 

Parade Run

Parade Run

Date: July 4, 2018
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.

> Get more info about the Parade Run...

 

Kenwood Footrace

Kenwood Footrace

Date: July 4, 2018
Distance: 10k, 3k

Both the 10k and 3k are chip-timed runs on beautiful courses in the heart of Sonoma wine country. The Kenwood Footrace is rich in local running tradition - it's a great way to start your July 4th celebration!

> Get more info about the Kenwood Footrace...

 

Dirty Dozen and Half Dozen Endurance Runs

Dirty Dozen and Half Dozen Endurance Runs

Date: July 7, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, 6 hour, 12 hour

Welcome to Brazen Racing's annual 12-hour race party at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline! What, you don't want to run for 6 or 12 hours? No worries, you can opt for a 5k or 10k run, with plenty of time to cheer on the ultra-runners afterwards.

> Get more info about the Dirty Dozen and Half Dozen endurance runs...

 

The Tick Trailblaze

The Tick Trailblaze

Date: July 14, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon

Enjoy great trails and epic views with this run staged at beautiful Huddart Park in Woodside. Okay, so you have to run over a mountain ridge, but what the heck, there is cold beer at the finish line!

> Get more info about the Tick Trailblaze...

 

Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon

Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon

Date: July 15, 2018
Distance: 5k, Half Marathon

This popular race features a fast and scenic course starting at Cuvaison Carneros Winery and finishing in historic Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall. Be sure to register early for this one (see you next year maybe, but it's worth the wait).

> Get more info about the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon...

 

SPASM Lake Chabot Trail Run

Spasm Lake Chabot Trail Run

Date: July 15, 2018
Distance: 8k, Half marathon, 30k, Marathon, 50k

The course starts at the Lake Chabot Marina and travels around lovely Lake Chabot reservoir and surrounding hills. This is a great course for first-time trail runners. There are some hills, so start nice and easy so you can finish strong!

> Get more info about the SPASM Lake Chabot Trail Run

 

Table Rock Trail Race

Table Rock Trail Race

Date: July 21, 2018
Distance: 10k, Half marathon, 30k

Start off with a bang, as you climb 2,000 feet in just over 2 miles up the infamous Willow Camp hill. In between the heavy breaths, take in the views of Stinson Beach and the Pacific Ocean along the ridge-line and tight single-track of the Coastal Trail.

> Get more info about the Table Rock Trail Race...

 

LMJS Fourth Sunday Runs

LMJS Fourth Sunday Runs

Date: July 22, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, 15k, Kids runs

Come enjoy this convivial series of low-key, low-cost runs around flat & fast Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland. All levels are welcome and kids run for free, no registration required! It couldn't be easier or more fun, and if you've been training hard you might just walk away with a newly minted P.R. on this speedy course.

> Get more info about LMJS Fourth Sunday Runs...

 

Bad Bass Half Marathon/10K/5K

Bad Bass Half Marathon/10K/5K

Date: July 28, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon

Beginning and ending at the Lake Chabot Marina in Castro Valley, all courses include rolling, but mostly runnable hills. Hopefully the notorious Bad Bass will stay in the lake and you will be safe as you run!

> Get more info about the Bad Bass Half Marathon/5k/10k...

 

San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco Marathon

Date: July 29, 2018
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.

> Get more info about the San Francisco Marathon...

 

Published on Jul 01, 2017

Writer Steve Lafler follows the advice of Carlos Casteneda during hard workouts - "Move your assemblage point to a new position". When the going gets tough, pick up the pace! And, tell yourself it's easy to do.