Fall Family Fun Runs in Marin and the Bay Area
Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner at the Marin Turkey Trot on November 26.
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.
This year, due to the ongoing COVID situation, some of these runs are going virtual, meaning you can participate from wherever you feel comfortable and still get all the race swag.
Sunday, September 12
Mountain Lake Park, San Francisco
The official Jog in the Fog race begins in Mt. Lake Park and finishes out at Lands End in the USS San Francisco Memorial Parking Lot. The course is 3.4 miles in length, and is mostly flat terrain but there are some hills and stairs in the Lands End portion of the course. Details and registration here.
Can Do! is holding its second Virtual Run As One community fun run/walk to benefit all four schools in the Miller Creek School District! Our virtual event lets you run or walk anytime, anywhere between October 1 and 10 inside (treadmill) or outdoors. You may use any GPS tracker (RunKeeper, Strava, Nike+, Garmin, Runtastic, Apple Watch, etc.) to record your distance. And you can update and add to your mileage total every day! Details and registration here.
Sunday, October 17
The Aloha Run is going virtual this year — run/walk from any location. Proceeds from the run will be donated to the LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ+ Youth, Tsuru For Solidarity, and an additional Hawai'i based non-profit TBA and will also provide scholarships for low-income, first generation college students through the JCYC Scholarship Programs. Details and registration here.
Saturday, November 13
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.
Sunday, November 14
San Francisco Presidio and Golden Gate Bridge
Choose from a 5K, 10K, and Sirena 10-mile course. The Mermaid Dash is a great way to introduce girls to the world of running. The fun run/walk allows girls to participate and experience the joy of crossing the finish line in a safe and supportive environment. There is a 1.5-mile mini mermaid dash for girls ages 6 to 12. Find event details and registration here.
Thursday, November 25
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 here.
Saturday, December 4
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.
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