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Running Races in California 2024 - 2025

Discover your next challenge to take on at findarace, where you’ll find comprehensive listings of the best running races and events in California 2024 - 2025.

As you would expect from the most populous state in the US, California has a thriving running scene. Choose from bustling city courses or get lost on the trails of one of California's world famous forests. Whether you’re at the start of your running journey, or you’re a seasoned racer looking to shave seconds off your personal best, you’ll find the right challenge here. Choose from major events in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco or use the below filters to narrow down by location, date and distance.

The golden state has a huge range of events to choose from. 5km is one of the most popular distances to race. It’s achievable for the whole family and, with a huge range of themed races, fun runs and community events, is a great day out. This shorter distance is also great for seasoned athletes to looking hone their race times.

A 10k race is a tough but doable distance for beginners looking to move up from 5k races and test themselves with a longer run.

Looking for a tougher challenge? Take on one of California's many half marathons giving you the chance to experience everything from rugged cliffs and sequoias on the pacific coast to the steep hills of San Francisco.

For the ultimate challenge, check out listings of Ultra Running events in California with plenty of tough 50 and 100 mile races available.

And it doesn’t have to be all about running for training - why not take part in fundraising to put dollars behind your miles and raise money for charity?

Running Races California 2024 - 2025

Bakersfield Monster Mash Dash

Bakersfield, California
27 Oct 24


Clovis, California
27 Oct 24


Los Angeles, California
27 Oct 24 - 31 Oct 24

Thrive San Diego Half Marathon & 5K

San Diego, California
02 Nov 24

Joshua Tree Half Marathon

Joshua Tree, California
02 Nov 24

2024 Cal Tri Newport Dunes - 11.3.24

Newport Beach, California
03 Nov 24

Two Cities Marathon

Fresno, California
03 Nov 24

Santa Barbara Half Marathon & 5K

Santa Barbara, California
03 Nov 24

Mermaid Trail Run - 2024

Woodside, California
09 Nov 24

Catalina Island Half-Marathon & 10K

Avalon, California
09 Nov 24

Tulare Santa Fe Trail-A-Thon 5K

Tulare, California
09 Nov 24

Clarksburg Country Run

Clarksburg, California
10 Nov 24

Donut Runners Rejoice 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon

Long Beach, California
10 Nov 24

NBVC 2024 Turkey Trot 5K

Port Hueneme, California
14 Nov 24

The Fast and the Feathered -5K, 10K, and Half Marathon

Santa Monica, California
16 Nov 24

The Wascally Wabbit Trail Race

Friant, California
16 Nov 24

Gobble Wobble - 5K, 10K, 10 Miler and Half Marathon

Long Beach, California
17 Nov 24

Santa Rosa Turkey Trot

Santa Rosa, California
22 Nov 24 - 02 Dec 24

Bishop Ranch Turkey Trot

San Ramon, California
22 Nov 24 - 02 Dec 24

Davis Turkey Trot

Davis, California
23 Nov 24
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