California Marathons and Half Marathons

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Castro Valley, California

Brazen New Years Day Half Marathon

A popular New Year's Day half marathon that treats runners to a scenic course that takes in Lake Chabot Reservoir. It is a... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Reeding, California

Clickapudi Trail Runs Half Marathon

Start your new year on the right foot (or left) with a trail race on the shores of Shasta Lake. As well as the half marathon runners can choose to take part in a 5K or 10K race. The race... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / San Jose, California

New Almaden Haciendas Hills Half Marathon

The race is organised by Troy's California Trail Runs who organise over 15 races a year on trails and in parks around California. It is a small race with less than 5o finishers but... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Los Angeles, California

New Years Race Los Angeles Half Marathon

The New Year's Race Los Angeles is a night race that treats runners to an awe-inspiring and totally unique tour of downtown Los Angeles under the glow of the bright city lights. The course... more info

Sun Jan 3rd 2016 / Camarillo, California

Camarillo Half / Marathon

A low-key race with a small field that could be for you if you fancy a break from the big urban races. The course is certified and a Boston Qualifier that is flat as a pancake. The marathon is... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Riverside, California

Citrus Heritage Run Half Marathon

The Citrus Heritage Half Marathon is organised by The Riverside Road runners and is a relatively small race with a limit of 800 runners. If the half is a little too far there is also a 5K and 1 mile... more info

Sat Jan 9th 2016 / Irvine, California

Southern California Half Marathon

The Southern California Half Marathon has been taking place annually for over 20 years. In recent years the event has grown dramatically with 6,200 runners passing over the finish... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Woodside, California

Crystal Springs Trail Run Marathon

The Crystal Springs Trail Run is organsied by Coastal Trail Runs who organise many races in California throughout the year. Around 300 runners take part and experience the... more info

Sun Jan 10th 2016 / Anaheim, California

Honkers Motivational Half / Marathon

This race is named after the hundreds of Canada geese (also known as 'honkers') that take up residence in the area in the Winter. If you're lucky you might even get... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Thousand Oaks, California

XTERRA Boney Mountain Trail Run Half Marathon

The race takes place in Point Mugu State Park. It is one of a series of races organised by XTERRA and is not for the faint of heart. Although it is challenging, those that take on the course will be treated to... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Pacifica, California

Pacifica Foothills Trail Run Half / Marathon

The race takes place in San Pedro Valley Park which is nestled amongst the Santa Cruz Mountain range and the foothills of Pacifica. It is a stunning place with... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Stinson Beach, California

Steep Ravine Trail Run Half / Marathon

The Steep Ravine Trail Run is organized by coastal trail runs who put on several races throughout the year. Both the half and full marathon are out-and-back courses that start in a... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Escondido, California

San Diego 50 and Trail Marathon

The San Diego Trail Marathon is an out-and-back course which features some of the beautiful trails of the San Dieguito River Park and the Black Mountain Open Space Park. The... more info

Sun Jan 17th 2016 / Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad Half / Marathon

The Carlsbad half and full marathon boasts ideal weather conditions and a spectacular coastal course. The award winning race has 26 fully staffed course support stations, continuous... more info

Sun Jan 17th 2016 / Redding, California

Redding Marathon

A small field of around 200 runners are treated to a stunning course that is best described as hilly. It is a point to point route with a free bus ride up to the start above the dam at... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield Track Club Half Marathon

An out and back course that starts and finishes at Yokut's Park. The course is along the beautiful Kern River Parkway, which has been landscaped in such a way to preserve a riparian zone that is natural for this area. You can... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Fremont, California

Coyote Hills Half Marathon

The race takes place in the low-lying Coyote Hills which a prominent landmark on the eastern shoreline of San Francisco Bay. The area is steeped in history - Native Americans have... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Folsom, California

Folsom South Tide Trail Run Half Marathon

The course, which is primarily run on the South Side Trail, is roughly 95% single track and 5% dirt road. The race starts and finishes at the picnic tables in the Northeast corner of Folsom Point. Runners can expect rolling... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Highland, California

Highland Family YMCA Half Marathon

The Snow capped mountains in the distance form as awesome backdrop for this out-and-back course through Highland that starts and finishes at Arroyo Verde Elementary School. There are several challenging stretches of hills and... more info

Jan 2016 / Date TBC / Death Valley, California

Death Valley Half / Marathon

Both the half and full marathon have out-and-back courses through Death Valley National Park that start and finish at the Furnace Creek Ranch. They are both relatively flat (less than 500 feet of climb and descent) and... more info


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