San Francisco Runs You Might Like - August 2018

San Francisco Runs You Might Like - August

Here are some outstanding races you might enjoy in the San Francisco area this August. There is a ton of fantastic racing action over street and trail, whether you choose to race in the cool morning fog in the city, or on the sunny mountain trails in outlying areas.

 

Summer Breeze Half Marathon

 

Summer Breeze Half Marathon
Date: August 4, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon

 

All distances start and finish at San Leandro Marina Park. Everyone from experienced speedsters to first-time runners will enjoy the mostly-flat, easy bayside trail that rarely strays more than a few feet from the water. With luck, there will be a hint of breeze to cool you down, but no stiff winds to slow your progress.

 

> Find out more about the Summer Breeze Half Marathon...

 

Angel Island Half Marathon & 10K

 

Angel Island Half Marathon & 10K

Date: August 11, 2018
Distance: 10k, Half marathon

Savor the panoramic vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island, the East Bay and Marin County. The 10K is a single loop. The Half Marathon circles the island twice. You'll get out early to take the ferry to Angel Island from Tiburon.

> Find out more about the Angel Island Half Marathon & 10k...

 

 

Bear Creek Half Marathon 

 

Bear Creek Half Marathon

Date: August 11, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon

 

These runs at Briones Regional Park in the East Bay promise a great time on the trails, plenty of hills, and awesome views. Enjoy the plentiful snacks and refreshments after the run, along with another super-bling medal from Brazen racing. 

 

> Find out more about the Bear Creek Half Marathon...

 

Courage Over Cancer 5K & 10K

 

Courage Over Cancer 5K & 10K

Date: August 11, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k

Take your choice of the 5k or 10k distance for a flat, fast run at beautiful Crissy Field by the San Francisco Bay! Proceeds will benefit the Gastrointestinal Oncology Survivorship Clinic at UCSF.

> Find out more about the Courage over Cancer 5k & 10k...

 

Dionysus Dash - Napa

Dionysus Dash - Napa

Date: August 12, 2018
Distance: 5k

Ready for a trail run over dirt, rocks and grass with Dionysus (the Greek God of Wine)? The run is followed by wine tasting and music at the scenic Hess Winery.

> Find out more about the Dionysus Dash...

 

The Color Run Bay Area

The Color Run Bay Area

Date: August 18, 2018
Distance: 5k

Wear white for this fun run, and get yourself to the starting line at Alameda point on race day - you'll be plastered with color by the finish! Stick around for the big, fun afterparty.

> Learn more about the Color Run Bay Area...

 

San Bruno Mountain Run 5K/10K/Half Marathon

 

San Bruno Mountain Run 5k/10k/Half marathon

Date: August 25, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, half marathon

This run rewards you will jaw dropping vistas at every turn, including the San Francisco and Oakland skylines and all of the major bridges that span the San Francisco Bay. Hmmm... maybe you'll have to run uphill a bit too! There are some great picnic spots as well for post race celebrations and story telling.

> Find out more about the San Bruno Mountain Run...

 

 

The Santa Rosa Marathon

 

Santa Rosa Marathon
Date: August 25 - 26, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon, Marathon

 

The flat, fast course takes you from Santa Rosa's Julliard Park to the Prince Memorial Greenway. You literally run through the De Loach Vineyards barrel room. This marathon is a favorite of locals looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The course is gorgeous but the weather can get a bit warm by the end of the run.

 

> Get more info on the Santa Rosa Marathon...

 

 

Bridge to Bridge

 

Bay to Bridge

Date: August 26, 2018
Distance: 5k, 12k

Enjoy a truly stunning course starting in the shadow of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and looping by the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, then turn around for the finish and a rockin' party at Marina Green with a top band and tons to eat.

> Get more info on the Bridge to Bridge run...

 

Diablo Trail Run

Diablo Trail Run

Date: August 26, 2018
Distance: 4-mile, 10-mile, half marathon, marathon, 50k

Come and run on 4000 ft. Mt. Diablo over the distance of your choice! The 4-mile course is actually flat and fast through Mitchell Canyon, but count on climbing if you race over the longer distances. You'll be rewarded with stunning views!

> Get more info on the Diablo Trail Run...

 

Looking for More Runs?

Get a full list of Bay area runs and races (road runs, trail runs, and OCRs) at www.runguides.com/san-francisco/runs

Published on Aug 01, 2017

Steve Lafler is a writer, runner and cartoonist from Northern California ready to mix it up anywhere from 5k to the half marathon. Against fellow geezers, of course.