San Diego Runs You Might Like - October

San Diego Runs You Might Like - October

Here are several San Diego area runs that you might enjoy running this October. There's an amazing variety of road, trail, cross country and OCR runs out there. Run short (5k), run long (half marathon) or head to the beach and run with the throng!

Road Runs

Pacific Beachfest 5K

Pacific Beachfest 5k
Date:
October 6, 2018
Distance: 5k

Join the throng for an exhilarating run on the beach! Buzz by Joe's Crabshack, then continue on south to Belmont Park in Mission Beach. Runners return along the boardwalk. The final quarter mile in on the sand where you can literally dig deep for the finish.

> Learn more about the Pacific Beachquest 5k...

 

Grape Day 5K

Grape Day 5K

Date: October 6, 2018
Distance: 5k

This 5k run winds through the streets of of historic Escondido. A cool swag bag and cold beer await you at the finish (well, if you're over 21 of course!)

> Learn more about the Grape Day 5k...

 

Surfing Madonna Beach Run

Surfing Madonna Beach Run

Date: October 7, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, 12k

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Choose a distance and come run the entire course on the hard-packed sand of Moonlight Beach during low tide! Keep an eye out for those friendly sea lions and dolphins as you go.

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Fit Foodie Run - San Diego

Fit Foodie

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

Enjoy eating and drinking on the run - every mile! -  in this popular timed 5k/10k race with foodie style bites at each mile. Sample more fancy food bites at the finish and enjoy the beer and wine garden.

> Learn more about the Fit Foodie Run - San Diego...

 

Temecula Half Marathon & 5K

Temecula Half Marathon & 5K

Date: October 21, 2018
Distance: 5k, half marathon

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Wow, there's a DJ party with wine & beer for those over 21! Not to mention samples, demos and give-aways, and a kids area! Oh, we almost forgot, you can race over the lovely SoCal wine country half marathon course, with a few hills thrown in to keep you honest.

> Learn more about the Temecula Half Marathon & 5k...

 

San Diego Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5k

San Diego Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5k

Date: October 21, 2018
Distance: 5k, Half Marathon

Trot on down to the Green Flash Brewery in Mira Mesa for this great point-to-point half marathon with just enough hills to test your mettle and work up a thirst! The run is followed by a rockin’ after party with free beer, live music and F-U-N!

> Learn more about the San Diego Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5k...

 

Terrifying 10-Miler & Halloween 5K-10K

Terrifying 10-Miler & Halloween 5K-10K

Date: October 28, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, 10 mi

Enjoy amazing views of the beach and, of course spooks, ghosts and goblins along the course. There is a pumpkin patch and a costume contest. The race is on paved trails. This one's half way to L.A., but it's nice to have a Halloween race choice!

> Learn more about the Terrifying 10-Miler & Halloween 5k/10...

 

Trail Runs

Ursula Rains Balboa Boogie 5K

Ursula Rains Balboa Boogie 5k

Date: October 6, 2018
Distance: 5k

Embrace the joy and adrenaline of cross-country racing at Morley field. There are separate open/masters races in this event, part of the Dirt Dogs Cross Country series.

> Learn more about Ursula Rains Balboa Boogie 5k...

 

Carmel Valley Trail 5K/10K/15K

Carmel Valley Trail 5k/10k/15k

Date: October 13, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, 15k

Welcome to San Diego's trail race through beautiful Gonzales Canyon Open Space and Torrey Highlands Community Park. Prepare yourself for a few short, steep hills in this one!

> Learn more about the Carmel Valley Trail 5k/10k/15k...

 

 

Chupacabra Half Marathon & 5 Miler

Chupacabra Half Marathon & 5 Miler

Date: October 20, 2018
Distance: 5mi, half marahthon

Held at Sweetwater Regional Park and Reservoir in Bonita, the 5 miler and half marathon follow the same course. This is race four in the annual Dirt Devils trail half marathon series.

> Learn more about the Chupacabra Half Marathon & 5-Miler...

 

 

Cuyamaca College 6K Cross Country

Cuyamaca College 6k Cross Country

Date: October 27, 2018
Distance: 6k

This 6k cross country event at Lindo Lake Park in Lakeside, CA is race #7 in the USATF San Diego Dirt Dogs XC series. Get ready for trails, dirt, grass and hills. Are you one of those enthused participants who will run the first mile way to fast? There's only one way to find out!

> Learn more about the Cuyamaca College 6k Cross Country

 

OCR Runs

Boot Camp Challenge

Boot Camp Challenge

Date: October 13, 2018
Distance: OCR

This is a high-energy, endorphin filled adrenaline rush with over 50 obstacles including tunnel crawls, log hurdles, 6ft vertical climbing wall, cargo net crawls, and push-up stations. Best of all, Marine Corps drill instructors are on-hand to yell at you througout the race!

> Learn more about Boot Camp Challenge...

 

Looking For More Races?

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

Published on Oct 01, 2017

Steve Lafler writes for RunGuides. He iss logging miles towards his next half marathon while pondering the question "What the heck is a tempo run anyway?"