California Marathons & 10Ks

Run the Rock-N-Roll Marathon, San Diego.

How to Register Registering is easy! You may register for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon any of the following ways: Click here to register online Contact the Marathon at : Rock 'n 'Roll Marathon c/o Elite Racing 5452 Oberlin Drive San Diego, CA 92121 Email: rnrm@eliteracing.com Ph: (858) 450-6510 Fax: (858) 450-6905 Entry Fees Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another year. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number to anyone else. All fees below in U.S. dollars. Late Entry Fee: $95 (until May 26) Expo entry fee: $120 (Jun. 2-3) Mail/fax entries not accepted after May 26, 2006 Mile by Mile Course Description START – Runners start on 6 th Ave. at Palm heading north using whole road. Mile 0.9 – Runners turn right at University Ave and use the whole road. Mile 1.7– Runners turn right at Park Blvd. And use the southbound side of Park Blvd from University to Robinson, both sides of the road from Robinson to Upas, and the southbound side from Upas to B Street. Mile 4.0– Runners turn right at B Street, using the entire road. Mile 4.05 – Runners turn left at 11 th Avenue using the entire road. Mile 4.35 – Runners turn right at G Street and use the entire road. Mile 4.4 – Runners turn left at 10 th Avenue using the entire road. Mile 4.65 – Runners cross J Street. Mile 4.8 – Runners turn right at Park Blvd. around Petco Park using the westbound side of the road. Mile 4.95 – Runners turn right at Tony Gwynn Drive using the entire road. Mile 5.3– Runners turn left at J Street. Mile 5.4 – Runners turn right at 5 th Avenue using the entire road. Mile 5.5 – Runners turn left at Market Street, using the entire road to 4 th Ave., then westbound side. Mile 6.0 – Runners turn right at Harbor Drive, using the northbound side to past Pacific Highway, then the entire road. (one southbound lane open) Mile 6.5 – Runners turn right at Broadway using the eastbound side of the road. Mile 6.8 – Runners cross State Street, and move to westbound side of Broadway. Mile 7.0 – Runners cross 1 st Avenue Mile 7.5 – Runners turn left at 10 th Avenue using the entire road. Mile 7.8 – Runners cross A Street on to southbound side of the 163 running north. Mile 11.5 – Runners turn left at Friars Road from the southbound 163 ramp, using the eastbound side of the road. Mile 12 – Runners pass Fashion Valley Road. Mile 12.9 – Runners pass Via Las Cumbras Mile 13.4 – Runners move to westbound side of Friars Road. Mile 13.5 – Runner turn right at Napa Street, using the northbound side of the road, then move to southbound side. Mile 13.6 – Runners turn left at Linda Vista Road. Mile 13.7 – Runners turn right at Morena, using the northbound side of the road. Mile 13.75 – Runners cross Napa Street, and move to southbound side of Morena. Mile 15.25 – Runners turn right at Milton Street, using the entire road. Mile 15.4 – Runners turn left at Denver Street, using the entire road. Mile 15.8 – Runners turn left at Clairemont Drive, using the east bound side. Mile 16.1 – Runners turn right through island opening to North Mission Bay Drive, using north bound side of the road. Mile 16.7 – Runners turn right then quick left on to one east bound lane of Grand Ave. Mile 17.45 – Runners turn left at Quincy Street, using the entire road. Mile 17.75 – Runners turn right at Thomas Street then quick left at Ladd Street. Mile 18.05 – Runners turn right at Oliver Street, using the entire road. Mile 18.0 – Runners turn left at Olney Street, using the entire road. Mile 18.05 – Runners turn right at Pacific Beach Drive, using the entire road except for one westbound lane. Mile 18.2 – Runners turn left at Crown Point Drive, using the northbound side. Mile 19.2 – Runners pass La Cima and use entire road from here to Ingraham Street. Mile 19.4 – Runners turn left at Ingraham Street, using the north bound side. Mile 20.9 – Runners turn left onto Frontage Road which runs parallel to Sea World Drive Mile 22 – Runners turn right at Friars Road, using the eastbound side. Mile 22.3 – Runners U-turn on Friars Road, heading back on the westbound side. Mile 22.9 – Runners turn right on to #2 eastbound lane (curb lane) on Sea World Drive. Mile 23.1 - Runners turn right on to Pacific Highway. Mile 24.7 – Runners stay right on to the ramp towards Barnett Ave. Mile 24.8 – Runners cross over to the eastbound side of Barnett Ave. Mile 25.5 – Runners turn left through Gate 1 in to Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Mile 25.7 – Runners turn left at Dunlap Road. Mile 25.9 – Runners turn left at Henderson Avenue. Mile 25.95 – Runners turn right at Seminole Street. Mile 26.2 – Runners finish on Parade Deck in Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Headliner Concert - Ozomatli Celebrate your marathon accomplishment at the post race headliner concert featuring Ozomatli. All registered runners get free entry with their race number. Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up at the “Concert Ticket” booth at the Expo. Ticket purchase for $25 is also available at the Expo and the Coors Amphitheatre box office. Coors Amphitheatre 2050 Entertainment Circle - Chula Vista [ Directions ] Gates Open: Left4Dead: Awards Ceremony: OZOMATLI: 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:20 PM 8:00 PM Check out the comments for more California Running Or Click to Add your own recommendation


Lori said...

It's just a 10K but the most beautiful course in the world ...

Big Sur River Run
Information & Course Description
Course Description -
A map to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is available for viewing, on-line.

Run: All flat, black-top road loop alongside the Big Sur River, through redwood and oak groves.

Walk: Black-top & dirt road with hills and view. One of the

most beautiful courses in the country.

Start/Finish Area: Big Sur's own Just Friends will provide entertainment in the race staging area.

Food and beverages will be available through the Apple Pie Parents' club.

Finish times are posted, t-shirts from past races are available, and prizes are given out immediately following the race finish.

Time & Date: Saturday, October 22, 2005 10 AM - Sharp

Bib Numbers & T-shirts: Pickup race day beginning at 8 AM.

Location: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park - Big Sur, CA 93920 Twenty Six miles south of Carmel.

Entertainment Plus: MUSIC! String Trio in the redwoods,

Bagpipe-Drum Corp, Big Sur's own Just Friends at

Start/Finish line, and musica ranchera by Trio Esparza.

Awards: Prizes in all 10 K run divisions for

first, second and third place (Men-Women's 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over)

Massage Crew: At finish area for 10K all runners get a 10 minute complimentary massage.

Big Sur River Run

irishlass said...

Maybe this year I'll run, but if not you can always count on me to cheer as you run by my house when you Run to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving Day in Sacramento.

Early in 1994, a Sacramento public relations specialist and runner named Gaylord Walker burst through the door of the Sacramento Food Bank with an idea. He proposed organizing a Thanksgiving Day fun run benefitting the Food Bank. Knowing little about running events, but excited by Gaylord's estimate that the event could generate $50,000 annually after five years, Food Bank officials put the idea in motion.

Nearly 800 runners and walkers turned out for the inaugural edition of the Run to Feed the Hungry. Participation in the race has increased by 1,500 entrants every year since its inception -- over 15, 000 entrants laced up their shoes for the 2004 edition. A holiday tradition for countless area families, the Run to Feed the Hungry now ranks as the Sacramento Valley's largest annual fun run. As for Gaylord's fundraising prediction... he erred on the conservative side. The event topped the $50,000 mark in its fourth year. With the help of a growing number of generous corporate sponsors including title sponsor Hanson McClain's Retirement Planning, the event now raises more than $400,000 annually. (Click here to read prior articles about the race.)

irishlass said...

Only in San Francisco do they have to tell you in the official instructions for the race, Please don't run nude!

Yes. it's the Bay to Breakers

Sunday, May 21
Start Time: 8:00 am

NEW IN 2006 :

Finish Line Closes Promptly at Noon (Course Diverted at 11:30)

To accommodate City requirements, the Finish Line will close promptly at Noon. The course will be diverted to ING Footstock (at Spreckels Lake) beginning at 11:30am. Runners who do not reach Spreckels Lake by 11:30am will not have an opportunity to cross the finish line.

Estimated Finishing Times

Participants are required to provide an estimated finishing time when they register. If you intend to run or walk together with friends everyone in your group must provide the same estimated finishing time.

Only registered participants with a 2006 bib will be admitted to the Start and Finish areas. For everyone's safety and enjoyment, no pets, alcohol, nudity, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, or plastic bags for warm-ups are allowed on course. Wheeled objects and over-sized costumes must line up at the back.

Bay to Breakers History


At 5:13am on April 18, 1906, a devastating earthquake – that would become one of history’s most notorious natural disasters - rocked San Francisco. The subsequent fire and destruction were unimaginable, and many feared the City would be gone forever. But San Franciscans, displaying their typical fortitude and innovation, immediately began rebuilding the city and producing events to lift their morale. One of those events, the Cross City Race – known better today as ING Bay to Breakers – was first run in 1912 as a precursor to the world-class athletic events planned for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition on Treasure Island. There were less than 200 participants that first year and Robert Jackson Vlught was the first person to ever cross the finish line, with a finishing time of 44:10.

Since then, Bay to Breakers has prevailed as a testament to San Francisco’s uniqueness and audacity. Each year, the race is a glorious celebration of the human spirit – a giant wave of athleticism, fun, frivolity, and determination flowing across the City from the bay to the ocean. It is one of the largest footraces in the world with 65,000 + participants and 100,000 + spectators annually. As the race grew in size it even set a Guinness Book record, with 110,000 participants, in 1986. The course is challenging and beautiful, and consistently attracts top athletes in the sport. But it isn't just a race for the serious runner.

In the true spirit of San Francisco the race is a celebration for everyone. Thousands of costumed participants join with families, weekend runners and people just out for a stroll. As they make their way through the heart of San Francisco they are cheered by thousands of spectators and live music along the course. They also have to dodge the "spawning salmon" who each year make their way from the Finish line, through the masses, to the Start.

Throughout its long history Bay to Breakers has been a showplace for the City's irrepressible color and its affection for eclectic traditions. Although runners come from across the country and all points of the globe, the race is still quintessential San Francisco and a true reflection of life between the breakers and the Bay.

Historical highlights:

1928: The Cross City Race moves to the last Sunday in January (and has been held on a Sunday ever since).
1940: The first female runner, Bobbie Burke, participates disguised as a man.
1940: The first costumed runner (other than Bobbie Burke) takes to the course as Captain Kidd, and finishes last.
1949: The first year the race was held in May.
1963: The smallest Cross City on record, with only 25 registered runners.
1964: In it's 53rd year the race is dubbed ING Bay to Breakers.
1971: With a finishing time of 50:45, Frances Conley becomes the first official winner in the Women's Division.
1974: At the age of 10 Maryetta Boitano became the youngest winner in the history of the race. She also set the fastest women's finishing time at 43:22. She went on to win the Women's Division in 1975 and 1976.
1986: With 78,769 registered runners and 110,000 total participants, the Guinness Book of World Records awards ING Bay to Breakers the title of World's Largest Footrace.
1990: The Reebok Aggies set the men's centipede record with a time of 37:39.
1990: The Reebok Aggies set the women's centipede record with a time of 47:36.
1993: From 1993 to 1996, ING Bay to Breakers was the first official 12K National Championship recognized by the USA Track & Field Association.
1993: Ismael Kirui of Kenya set the standing men's record with a finishing time of 33:42.
1994: American runners were able to use their times to meet the standard required for entry into the Olympic trials.
1998: In 13th place, Jane Omoro secured the highest finishing position by a woman.
2005: With a finishing time of 38:22, Asmae Leghzaoui (Morocco) set a new women's world record and bested our course record, set by Delillah Asiago (Kenya) in 1995, by one second.

Sarge said...

Volkslauf - The Ultimate Challenge

Supporting - Kern County Toys for Tots
Date: October 14, 2006
Race Registration- 7:00am till 8:30am
Start Time - 9:00am
Awards - Immediately Following Finish
Children Run FREE
Immediately Following Ultimate Challenge - Boys and Girls: Ages 4 - 11

COURSE Course distance is approximately six miles for the 10K and three miles for the 5K. The course traverses various surfaces to include dirt roads, fields, ponds and mud trails. Numerous obstacles are incorporated into the course. Highlights include walls, trenches and mud pits!!


RACE Individual runners or teams consisting of four runners will start the race. The first individual runner and the first four-member team to cross the finish line together will decide the order of finish. 5K winners will be determined by placing in age groups (age categories: 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over).


ATTIRE Difficulty of the course and rough-n-ready attire is an integral part of the event. While safety precautions have been taken, the nature of this event recommends that runners wear attire that reduces the possibility of mishap (i.e., long pants, boots, long sleeve shirt, gloves).


REGISTRATION Register Online: $40/each runner or $160/per team. By Oct 4th

Register by Mail: $40/each runner or $160/per team. By Oct 4th
Day of Event: $60/each runner or $240/per team.
Contact Sheena Crider scrider@volkslauf.com for additional information.


CATEGORIES Individual Male 5k (age categories: 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over)

Individual Male 10k

Individual Female 5k (age categories: 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over)

Individual Female 10k

Team - All Male 10k

Team - All Female 10k

Team - Law Enforcement 10k

Team - Military 10k

Team - Mixed 10k
(Mixed team must have at least one member of the opposite gender)

Early in 1997 a small group of Marines got together and decided to design a 10K run which would be, shall we say, out of the “ordinary”…challenging, motivating and fun for all age groups. It almost goes without saying that right away the idea of incorporating the traditional Marine Obstacle Course into the run was a given. From there, almost endless ideas sprang forth regarding the design and feasibility of truly challenging obstacles spread throughout the 10K course.

Ten years, about 8,000 runners and 15,000 spectators later, the VOLKSLAUF Committee can look back to past VOLKSLAUF events where we had an Abrams M1A1 tank, a CH-46, UH-1, AH-1 and two SNJ’s (AT-6’s of WW-II fame) and GySgt. R. Lee Ermey on hand to thrill the crowds with the raw power of their presence both on the ground and in the air. We’ve had Civil War re-enactors on hand with their cannon to start the race, the Kern County Fire Dept. on hand to “cool” off the runners with a good dousing from their hoses as they progress around the course. We’ve begun (about four years ago) a “mini-VOLKSLAUF for our young Marines, ages 4 yrs to 11 yrs, with obstacles just like the “big” VOLKSLAUF…just scaled down a bit.

Today VOLKSLAUF brags about 75 truly challenging obstacles with names such as HAPPY VALLEY, CHU LAI, HUE CITY, STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN, PELELIU, INCHON LANDING, DEVIL DOG’S DITCH, HEARTBREAK RIDGE, TENARU RIVER CROSSINIG and (everybody’s favorite) THE WALL. And……here’s the good part…..since VOLKSLAUF is a mud run, there’s plenty of the gooey stuff to get dirty in. With about 8 MILLION gallons of water on the course, it has been suggested that VOLKSLAUF is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

Anonymous said...

You're too late for this year, but next year challenge yourself at the Camp Pendelton World Famous Mud Run

Saturday, June 10, 11 & 17, 2006
9:00 a.m. start
Lake O'Neill
Camp Pendleton

COURSE & CATEGORIES: This is the World Famous Mud Run! The Mud Run is a challenging 10K run with hills, tire obstacles, river crossings, two 5-foot walls with mud on both sides, tunnel crawl, slippery hill climb, and the final 30-foot mud pit. Along the course there will be 6 water points with personnel staged at each. This is the most fun you can have running a 10K! View the course map at www.camppendletonraces.com. Race individually, within your age division, or as a member of a 5-person team. Choose the Open category with no restrictions on attire and footwear, or the Boots and Utilities category, which requires regulation military boots and camouflage utility trousers.

Part of Camp Pendleton's Hard Corps Race Series to find out who is Southern California's Top All-Around Athlete. Includes the Mud Run, plus Bulldog Bike Race, Devil Dog Duathlon, Mountain Warfare Training Challenge, International Triathalon, Sprint Triathalon, Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathon and the Buffalo Alley 10K Run. Here are the current standings for 2006.

irishlass said...

My friend Mike Mowan is very proud to be a Hundred Miler, having completed the Western States Endurance Run

The Western States Endurance Run is one of the oldest ultra trail events in the world and certainly one of the most challenging.

The Run is conducted along the Western States Trail starting at Squaw Valley, California, and ending in Auburn, California, a total of 100 miles. The trail ascends from the Squaw Valley floor (elevation 6,200 feet) to Emigrant Pass (elevation 8,750 feet), a climb of 2,550 vertical feet in the first 4½ miles. From the pass, following the original trails used by the gold and silver miners of the 1850’s, runners travel west, climbing another 15,540 feet and descending 22,970 feet before reaching Auburn.

WSER is one of the key events that have helped Auburn, CA, earn the title of
"Endurance Capital of the World."

Most of the trail passes through remote and rugged territory, accessible only to hikers, horses and helicopters.

Due to the remoteness and inaccessibility of the trail, the Western States Endurance Run differs substantially from other organized runs. Adequate mental and physical preparation are of utmost importance to each runner, for the mountains, although beautiful, are relentless in their challenge and unforgiving to the ill-prepared.

The Race begins at 5:00 am on Saturday of the last weekend in June at the west end of Squaw Valley. Runners must reach the finish line no later than 11:00 am the following day in order to be eligible for an award.

Approximately 1,300 dedicated volunteers help out at each Western States Endurance Run. They are truly the life-blood of the Run and will do everything possible to make your day a success. Many spend more hours out on the trail than do the runners themselves

Anonymous said...

The 11th Lake Tahoe Marathon

Take a running, paddling, pedaling, swimming, golfing vacation to Lake Tahoe
September 26 - October 1, 2006

You may run, walk, swim, paddle, pedal or swing one or more of the many events during Lake Tahoe Marathon week. Events take place over a 1-6 day stay at Lake Tahoe. The marathon is run on Saturday starting on Commons Beach in Tahoe City and finishes on Pope Beach near South Lake Tahoe. Walkers are welcome in any of our events. Our newest event is the 72 Mile Lake Tahoe Ultra Marathon, not to be confused with our 3-Day Triple Marathon. The Tahoe 72 Mile Ultra is one lap around Lake Tahoe starting at mid-night and finishing with the regular marathon. We also have Extreme Golf, a 3 Day Lake Tahoe Triathlon. All the runs are point to point and scenic from start to finish. The marathon and half, are run along the west shore of Lake Tahoe and include challenging hills around spectacular Emerald Bay. The 10K which begins at Inspiration Point over looking Emerald Bay is a very scenic 99% downhill run. The beauty of Lake Tahoe will take your breath away even if the runs don’t! It will be a long weekend you will never forget!

“From start to finish, maybe the most beautiful set of events you will ever do”

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