San Francisco Runs You Might Like - November
Here are a few San Francisco bay area road, trail and fun runs you might enjoy this November. Remember, the more you race, the more you can justify eating on Thanksgiving!
Date: November 3-4, 2017
Distance: 200-mile relay
This relay takes off from the heart of San Francisco and tours the signature spots of northern California from the Golden Gate Bridge to charming country wineries nestled in rolling hills. You'll need to register well in advance to nail down a spot on a 6 or 12 person relay squad.
Date: November 5, 2017
Distance: Half marathon, 5k
Here's your chance to run a spectacular course taking you over the Golden Gate Bridge. You can't beat the views of the Bay, Alcatraz island and the singular beauty of San Francisco itself. Finish on Marina Green to a cheering throng and a great post-race party.
Date: November 12, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, 10-mile
The Mermaid race series is designed specifically for women. Run the challenging 10-mile course that puts you on the Golden Gate Bridge, or choose to run a flat, fast 5k or 10k course at Crissy Field. There is also a special 1.5 mile Mermaid Dash for girls 6 - 12.
Date: November 19, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon
Take a splendid Berkeley highlights tour over the half marathon distance in this popular event. Just remember to pace yourself, what goes down to the bay must come back up to the finish over the last couple miles!
Date: November 23, 2017
Distance: 3-mile, 5-mile
Start your Thanksgiving Day right with a competitive 5-mile race or a 3-mile fun run in Golden Gate Park. Don't forget to bring the kids for the 100-meter dash against the six foot tall turkey!
Date: November 4, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon, 30k
Just across the East Bay hills from San Francisco, Mt. Diablo beckons! Come stomp to the peak at just under 4000 feet. Choose from a wide range of race distances. This event is perfect for first time trail runners. Yes, it's okay to walk the hills!
Date: November 11, 2017
Distance: 10k, Half marathon, 35k, 50k
The course begins at Stinson Beach and climbs (and climbs!) to perched views from Mt. Tam before returning via some of the best trails the Headlands have to offer. Enjoy the post race party on the beach with plenty to eat.
Date: November 18-19, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, 50k, 50-mile
The course engages runners with both scenic views and drastic elevation change in the stunning Marin Headlands. You'll glide over dirt trails but should also prepare for technical single track portions of the course with dramatic Pacific Ocean views.
Date: November 23, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k
Enjoy your Thanksgiving morning at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline with a race over 5k or 10k. Both races amble through the park trails with a few minor hills in the mix. The course offers spectacular views. On a clear day you can see up to 5 bridges and 6 counties! There is a fun-run dash for the kids too.
Looking for More Runs?
Be sure to have a look at the RunGuides San Francisco race calendar, a complete list of everything happening around the Bay Area all year long. View it at www.runguides.com/san-francisco/runs
Steve Lafler writes for RunGuides and enjoys running locales from the rolling hills of Northern California to the rugged Sierra Madre mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.