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 a great variety of road, trail, cross country and OCR runs out there for you to sink your teeth into.

Road Runs

Fit Foodie Run - San Diego

Fit Foodie Run - San Diego

Date: October 7, 2017
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.

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Pacific Beachfest 5K

Pacific Beachfest 5k

Date: October 7, 2017
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...

Purple Stride San Diego

Purple Stride San Diego

Date: October 8, 2017
Distance: 5k

The run starts from De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park. Enjoy this low key running event while helping to raise funds to fight pancreatic cancer.

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Vista Beer Run Half Marathon & 5K

Vista Beer Run Half Marathon & 5k

Date: October 22, 2017
Distance: 5k, half marathon

The start and finish line will be in picturesque Buena Vista Park. Starting on a trail, the course continues through the Vista Industrial Park, past a bunch of microbreweries. The half marathon distance gives you plenty of time to work up a thirst for some high end craft brew!

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Trail Runs

Cougar Challenge 5k/8k

Cougar Challenge 5k/8k

Date: October 7, 2017
Distance: 5k, 8k

This is race #6 in the USATF Dirt Dogs XC series. The race starts on the Cal State San Marcos track. Women race over 5k and men race the 8k distance. The flat, fast course offers a good crack at running a personal best.

> Learn more about the Cougar Challenge 5k/8k...

Raptor Ridge Halloween Half Marathon

Raptor Ridge Half Marathon

Date: October 7, 2017
Distance: Half marathon

The good news with this trail half marathon, you will be rewarded with spectacular views at the ridge top. The bad news, you have to run up there to see it! This is the fourth Half Marathon in the Dirt Devil Half Marathon Series.

> Learn more about the Raptor Ridge Halloween Half Marathon...

Ursula Rains Balboa Boogie 5K

Ursula Rains Balboa Boogie 5K

Date: October 14, 2017
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.

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Cuyamaca College 6K Cross Country

Cuyamaca College 6k Cross Country

Date: October 28, 2017
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

Rugged Maniac SoCal

Rugged Maniac SoCal

Date: October 21, 2017
Distance: 3-mile, 25+ obstacles

Coupon: Use promo code RG17 to get $5 off your entry.

At Rugged Maniac you'll get a chance to tackle a 3-mile course with 25+ obstacles like underground tunnels, water slides and even trampolines. After the event you can hang with your fellow maniacs at the finish line festival complete with music, activities and drinks.

> Learn morea about Rugged Maniac SoCal...

Looking For More Races?

Already familiar with these? You can always head to 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 and is tapering for a 10k this week in search of a sliver of age-group glory.