San Francisco Runs You Might Like - December
Here are some upcoming runs you might like to try in San Francisco this December. One event offers the ultimate swag: A Santa suit! Another promises secret Santas bearing gifts.
Date: December 2, 2017
This fun-filled 5k event is the culmination of a 10-week course for the Sonoma County Girls on the Run program. Everyone is invited to participate in the run to support this excellent organization. And hey, the course is flat and fast!
Date: December 3, 2017
Run this flat, fast 5k around Crissy Field and enjoy the spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. And don't be surprised if a Secret Santa stops you to bestow a gift en route!
Date: December 9, 2017
Distance: 5k, Half marathon, Half marathon relay
Come to lovely Walnut Creek for this holiday Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay or 5k run, just a stone's throw over the Bay Bridge and up Highway 24 from San Francisco, an easy drive on a Saturday morning. The course is scenic and the voluteers are your vocal support chorus.
Date: December 10, 2017
Coupon: Get 20% off your entry with code RUN
Get your Santa on and embrace the holiday spirit in this flat, fast run at Crissy Field on a "figure 8" loop. You can also choose the Rudolph 1-miler if you don't care to cover 5k in bright red togs and a beard.
Date: December 16, 2017
Distance: 5k & 10k
Coupon: Get 10% off entry with code 10PERCENT
Elf on the Run is a 5k & 10k charity race that runs along the San Francisco Bay Area trail with gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Date: December 2, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half marathon, 35k
Take a jaunt out to China Camp is San Rafael, just a few miles north of San Francisco for a challenging 5k, 10k half marathon or 35k trail race. An extensive trail network greets you with views of Mt. Tam, San Pablo Bay, and San Francisco Bay as you traverse twisting single-track trails, climbing up and over the peak.
Date: December 17, 2017
This low cost, low-key run is a great way to embrace the fun of cross-country running, courtesy of the Dolphin South End Runners. Okay so you run down a big hill, then back up in the course of the race. That's what makes it so fun!
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Already familiar with these? You can always head to www.runguides.com/san-francisco/runs to get a full list of upcoming San Francisco road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.
Steve Lafler writes for RunGuides and prefers red wine to gatorade.