San Francisco Runs You Might Like - October

San Francisco Runs You Might Like - October

Here are a few San Francisco bay area runs that you may want to consider racing this October. With the cold summer fogs behind us, this is your chance to race in that sunny autumn Bay Area climate! Well, maybe...

 

Road Runs

The Run For Education

Run 4 Education

Date: October 14, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k

A long-running tradition (pun intended) in the San Ramon Valley just beyond the East Bay hills, The Run for Education has added a 10k to the mix this year. Note that the mini-run for kids happens the day before the 5k/10k!

> Learn more about the Run For Education...

 

Healdsburg Half Marathon & 5K

Healdsburg Half Marathon & 5K

Date: October 14, 2018
Distance: 5k, Half Marathon

Treat yourself to an epic adventure through California’s award winning wine region. Start your journey in historical downtown Healdsburg, one hour north of San Francisco. Test your fitness over gently rolling roads with breathtaking views of Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley.

> Learn More about the Healdsburg Half Marathon & 5k...

East Bay 510K

East Bay 510K

Date: October 14, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k

Both the 5k and 10k feature updated point-to-point courses on the frontage road by the Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex, with the finish at Bay Street in Emeryville. This run is the third and final event in the Represent Running's Run the Bay Challenge Series, for those in the swag hunt.

> Learn more about the East Bay 510K...

 

OktobeRun

OctobeRun

Date: October 28, 2018
Distance: 5k, Half Marathon

The Half Marathon is a flat, fast out-and-back, perfect for a personal best! OktobeRun offers runners of all levels and passion a road half marathon on the S.F. Peninsula coupled with a 5K fun run perfect for students and families.

> Learn more about the OktobeRun...

 

Trail Runs

Pacifica Summit Run

Pacifica Summit Run

Date: October 6, 2018
Distance: 10k, half marathon, 30k, 50k

Want to know what the view looks like from the tallest mountain on the upper San Francisco Peninsula?  Look no further than the Pacifica Summit Trail Run! San Pedro Valley State Park in Pacifica is our favorite park tucked into the hills quite close to San Francisco, with beautiful surprises around every turn.

> Learn more about the Pacifica Summit Run...

 

Stinson Beach Half Marathon & 7 Mile

Stinson Beach Half Marathon & 7 Mile

Date: October 20, 2018
Distance: 7mi, half marathon

From the word "Go" you'll be heading, up, up and away into the thick wooded trails of Muir Woods. Along the way, enjoy the sounds of babbling brooks and waterfalls. Your summit will be rewarded with panoramic vistas as you begin your descent back towards Stinson Beach.

> Learn more about the Stinson Beach Half Marathon & 7 Mile...

 

Brazen Goonies Half Marathon

Brazen Goonies Half Marathon

Date: October 20, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon

The Brazen Goonies Half Marathon/10k/5k routes you through a park encompassing a mysterious lagoon! All runners will be treated to some sweet single track in the surrounding park while half marathoners scamper to the top of the mountain for a possible sighting of the lagoon critter. Well worth the trip to Lagoon Valley Regional Park in Vacaville!

> Learn more about the Brazen Goonies Half Marathon...

Oakland Hills Trail Run

Oakland Hills Trail Run

Date: October 27, 2018
Distance: 10k, Half marathon, 50k

You knew there is a hidden redwood forest in the hills just a few miles uphill from downtown Oakland, right? Well c'mon up! There something for every trail runner with a choice of the 10k, half marathon or 35k distance.

> Learn more about the Oakland Hills Trail Run...

 

The Honey Badger Half & 5K/10K

The Honey Badger Half

Date: October 28, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, half marathon

Yes indeed, there's a bit of climbing to contend with on the half marathon course at Miwok Meadows in China Camp State. But it's worth the challenge, not to mention epic Bay Area views. You'll find aid stations on the course and tasty beer after the run (for those 21 and older).

> Learn more about the Honey Badger Half & 5K/10K...

 

 

Fun Runs

The Inflatable Festival & Run

 

The Inflatable Festival & Run

Date: October 20, 2018
Distance: 5k OCR

Here is an all-ages family event featuring a 5k inflatable obstacle course. Kids get some cardio, along with fun games, shows, and attractions in the festival area. We're talking zorb ball races, bounce houses, carnival games, go-cart racing, water balloon battles, live music, delicious food, face painting, and magic showsto name a few!

> Learn more about the Inflatable Festival & Run...

 

 

Looking for More Races?

Already familiar with these? You can always head to www.runguides.com/san-francisco/runs to get a full list of upcoming Vancouver road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

Published on Oct 01, 2017

Steve Lafler writes and runs in Northern California.