San Francisco Runs You Might Like - September

San Francisco Runs You Might Like - September

Here comes September with some cool runs in the San Francisco area that you might enjoy. They afford ample opportunity to race on the roads or over trails in the varied landscapes of the stunning Bay Area.

Zoom Point Pinole

Zoom Point Pinole

Date: September 1, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon

The race covers dirt trails in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, the largest shoreline park in the entire Bay Area with a few mild undulating hills, and killer bay views.

> Find out more about the Zoom Point Pinole Half Marathon, 10k & 5k...

 

Headlands Marathon, 50, 75 & 100

Headlands Marathon

Date: September 8, 2018
Distance: 50-mile, 75-mile, 100-mile


Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast as you take a scenic tour of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of San Francisco, Tiburon, the Golden Gate Bridge and California coastline. The course is a 25-mile loop.

> Find out more about the Headlands Marathon, 50, 75 and 100...

 

The Giant Race San Francisco

The Giant Race San Francisco

Date: September 9, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon

Run for your local team, the San Francisco Giants! This half marathon, 10K or 5K race that takes runners through AT&T park and around the city. This is a fun event for the whole family. Okay, so if you're an A's fan, let's just say run for your local National League team!

> Find out more about The Giant Race San Francisco...

 

Kids Obstacle Challenge

Kids Obstacle Challenge

Date: September 15, 2018
Distance: OCR

Get the gang out of the house for a real good time! Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 10-15 fun and challenging obstacles and lots of mud. Parents run for free.

> Find out more about the Kids Obstacle Challenge...

 

Drag N Fly Half Marathon

Drag N Fly Half Marathon

Date: September 15, 2018
Distance: 5K, 10K, Half marathon

Run up and down some hills and soak up some beautiful views at Contra Loma Regional Parks and Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch, CA. The Half Marathon has a total elevation gain/loss of 2718 feet. You know you want to take that ride!

> Find out more about the Drag N Fly Half Marathon 10K & 5K...

 

Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K

Clo-Cow Half Marathon

Date: September 16, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon

 These runs begin in historic Downtown Petaluma in the North Bay. Runners tour rural Sonoma County farmland with rolling hills and plenty of sheep, horses and cows to cheer you on as you climb. Throw some hill work in there and start slow on race day!

> Find out more about the Clo-Cow Half Marathon...

 

Alameda Running Festival

Alameda Running Festival

Date: September 17, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon

These runs offer flat, fast USATF certified courses. Yes, it's a perfect event to go for a fast time or even a personal best, so throw a few intervals into your training for this one! Note that there is a fun run the day prior on the 16th.

> Find out more about the Alameda Running Festival

 

 

Marin Moonlight Run 5K/10K

Marin Moonlight Run 5K/10K

Date: September 21, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k

 

 


Scoot through two marshes on the trails of San Francisco Bay as night falls. You bring the flashlights or headlamps and the glow sticks and post-race goodies wait for you. This is a family friendly unique Friday night adventure weaving through the sights and sounds of wild marshland!

> Learn more about the Marin Moonlight Run 5k/10k...

 

Berkeley Trail Adventure

Berkeley Trail Adventure

Date: September 22, 2018
Distance: 10k, Half Marathon, Ultra

Runners can enjoy shady trails broken up by open, exposed hilltop sections serving up views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and, on clear days, Mt. Tamalpais.

> Find out more about the Berkeley Trail Adventure...

SF Aloha Run

SF Aloha Run

Date: September 23, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k

This festive run starts and finishes at Crissy Field by the San Francisco Bay. Expect a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge Hawaiian style music & entertainment, tasty Aloha treats and children’s activities.

> Find out more about the SF Aloha Run...

Rocky Ridge Half Marathon/10K/5K

Rocky Ridge Half Marathon/10K/5K

Date: September 29, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon

Run the Las Trampas Wilderness, part of the East Bay Regional Parks in San Ramon. The challenging half marathon course includes 4,000 feet of ascent/descent.

> Find out more about the Rocky Ridge Half Marathon

 

Tiburon Half Marathon

Tiburon Half Marathon

Date: September 30, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon

The popular fall Half Marathon runs along the bay in Tiburon, across the Golden Gate Bridge from the city. Enjoy views of the bridge and Mt. Tam as you run.

> Learn more about the Tiburon Half Marathon...

 


Looking for More Runs?

Already familiar with these runs? The RunGuides San Francisco race calendar has a complete list of everything happening around the Bay Area all year long. View it at http://www.runguides.com/san-francisco/runs

Published on Sep 01, 2017

Steve Lafler writes for RunGuides. He has a deep and abiding belief in the power of long hard runs (and cheap red wine).