San Francisco Runs You Might Like - August 2017

San Francisco Runs You Might Like - August

Here are some outstanding races you might enjoy in the San Francisco area this August. Each event offers a half marathon, and most offer a 5k, 10k or marathon as well. Flat and fast, on the trails and hills, or a Boston Marathon qualifier, we got you covered.

Summer Breeze Half Marathon

Bay Breeze Half Marathon
Date: August 5, 2017
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.  

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

Bear Creek Half Marathon 

Bear Creek Half Marathon

Date: August 12, 2017
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 gaudy medal from Brazen racing. 

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

The Santa Rosa Marathon

The Santa Rosa Marathon
Date: August 26-27, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon, Marathon

The flat, fast course takes you from Santa Rosa's Julliard Park to the Prince Memorial Greenway, and literally run through the De Loach Vineyards barrel room. This marathon is a favorite of locals looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon! 

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The Giant Race San Francisco 

The Giant Race San Francisco

Date: August 27, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon

This half marathon, 10K or 5K race takes runners through AT&T park and around the city. Kids Race & Family Relay participants receive a medal and bobblehead.

> Get more info on the Giant Race San Francisco...

Looking for More Runs?

Get a full list of Bay area runs and races (road runs, trail runs, and OCRs) at

Published on May 19, 2017

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