Fall Family Fun Runs in Marin and the Bay Area

September 7, 2017

Marin Turkey Trot
Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner at the Marin Turkey Trot on November 23.

Running is a fantastic way for the whole family to get outside, get fit together, and enjoy the beauty of the Bay Area. Families have plenty of opportunities to race together in Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area this fall, from family fun runs and walks to cross-country half-marathons! There's something for every fitness and experience level.

September

Clo-Cow Half Marathon

Sunday, September 17
Downtown Petaluma

The 7th running of the Clo-Cow Half Marathon & 5K takes place in Historic Downtown Petaluma. This beautiful half-marathon course takes you through rural Sonoma County farm country, over rolling hills where you'll be cheered on by sheep, horses, and of course cows! The trip out there is a challenging one, but the inclines just make the views even more rewarding! Find event details and registration here.

Baker Beach 5K

Sunday, September 17
San Francisco

Run or walk 5K from Baker Beach along Lincoln Boulevard past the Golden Gate Bridge. Details and registration here.

Richmond District Jog in the Fod

Sunday, September 19
San Francisco

This 5K fun run/walk is ideal for the whole family. Enjoy a great course through San Francisco's Richmond District with beautiful parks and amazing scenery. Details and registration here.

Marin Color 5K

Saturday, September 23
Indian Valley College, Novato
A 5K walk, run, hop, skip, leap, mosey on a designated route. Along the way, participants go through stations where they are sprayed with colored powder. After the 5K, everyone will gather for a fun festival. Find event details and registration here.

Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Sunday, September 24
Sonoma

The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival features 5K and 12K races, as well as a Tiny Tots race for kids 8 and under. Details and registration here.

San Francisco Aloha Run

Sunday, September 24
Crissy Field, San Francisco

With a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge, runners and walkers of all abilities will enjoy Hawaiian style music, entertainment, and food as well as children’s activities. 10K and 5K courses as well as a Keiki Run for youth ages 7–13 and Tot Trot for kids 2–6. Details and registration here.

 

October

Whole Foods Market Tiburon Half Marathon

Sunday, October 1
Tiburon

Enjoy a run with amazing Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco views and awesome course snacks. Half-marathon, 10K, and 5K courses and kids' races are available. Details and registration here.

Run Like a Girl

Sunday, October 1
Tiburon

Provide girls only 1 mile and 5K starts as part of larger events so girls can have a girls only event that focuses on them. This run is geared towards girls 12 and younger and focuses on empowerment, confidence, and a healthy lifestyle through running. Find event details and registration here.

Marin Moonlight Run

Friday, October 6
Hamilton Landing, 3 Landing Street, Novato
What could be more fun than a beautiful Indian summer evening race under the full moon along the trails of the San Francisco Bay in Marin County? You bring the flashlights or headlamps and we will provide the glow sticks and post-race goodies. We encourage families of all ages to join us for this community run that is a unique Friday night adventure weaving through the sights and sounds of two wonderful marshes. Benefits Novato Parks and Rec. Youth. Find event details and registration here.

Walk/Run for Kids' Sake

Saturday, October 21
Lake Merritt, Oakland

Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area with a 5K fun run or walk around Oakland's Lake Merritt, followed by a lakeside festival. Costumes are encouraged in the spirit of Halloween. Details and registration here.

The Honey Badger Half & 5K/10K

Sunday, October 22
China Camp State Park, San Rafael

This run starts at Miwok Meadows in China Camp State Park and features a half-marathon and 5K/10K routes. Win prizes from sponsors on the Trail Treasure Hunt! Event details and registration here.

November

The Mermaid Run 5K and 10K

Sunday, November 9
San Francisco
This all-female run takes you past beautiful Crissy Field in San Francisco's Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge. There is a 1.5-mile mini mermaid dash for girls ages 6 to 12. Find event details and registration here.

Mt. Tam Trail Run

Saturday, November 11
Stinson Beach and Mt. Tamalpais State Park

Challenge yourself on the trails of Mt. Tam with 10K, half-marathon, 35K, and 50K courses. Then enjoy a day with family and friends at the beach. Details and registration here.

Marin Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 23
College of Marin Indian Valley Campus, Novato
The Youth 1 Mile and Turkey Trot 5K are run cross country style on the trails of Marin’s Open Space. The Pilgrim 10K is a road out and back through the beautiful IVC campus and along Ignacio Boulevard. Find event details and registration here.

December

Peacock Gap Trail Run

Saturday, December 2
China Camp State Park, San Rafael

This run at China Camp State Park and Henry Barbier Park in San Rafael features 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and 30K courses. Race begins at China Camp's Miwok Meadows picnic area. Event details and registration here.

Girls on the Run Fall 5K

Saturday, December 2
SOMO Village, Rohnert Park

This 5K family-friendly event features a DJ, celebration table to get decorated for the run, and a Dream Hall featuring local women with unique careers. Details and registration here.