SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00 A.M.) – 41ST VALLEY OF THE FLOWERS 5K & HALF MARATHON
These races take place at the La Purisima Mission State Park, 2295 Purisima Road in Lompoc. Both courses are off road and hilly with some sand on the parts that go through the Mission area. The entry fee includes refreshments, entry to the park, finishers medals, awards three deep in each division, and jerseys for the half marathon participants. The entry deadline to be sure of getting the shirt is August 10. Register via www.active.com or get an entry form at members.impulse.net/~lvdc. The races are conducted by the Lompoc Valley Distance Club, Post Office Box 694, Lompoc, 93438-0694.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:30 A.M.) – ANTHONY’S “SEEING IS BELIEVING” 5K:
This race will take place on the sand just north of the pier in Pismo Beach and is a fundraiser for the eye disease LCA. It is named in honor of Anthony, a 6th grade student at Grover Heights Elementary who suffers from this disease which causes blindness. Awards are three deep in ten-year age categories and finisher’s medala for the first 150. Register online at ultrasignup.com or mail your registration form to Post Office Box 2603, Pismo Beach, 93448. Entry fees are $20 by September 8, $25 after that, $15 for students ages 13-18, and $10 for kids 12 & under (includes a T-shirt while supplies last). There will also be a raffle with tickets available at $1 each. The event is directed by Karrie Ingram, Post Office Box 2603, Pismo Beach, CA 93448-2603, (661) 331-8714, email@example.com, web site = http://anthonysseeingisbelieving.com.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (6:15 P.M.) – RUNNING WAREHOUSE PUB RUN #6:
This is the last one in the Running Warehouse series of pub runs. There is no registration fee and the runs will be 3-4 miles (untimed). Each run will have a shoe sponsor offering the opportunity to test out their latest footwear and the run will be followed by a raffle and refreshments. Tonight’s run is hosted by New Balance and takes place at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (9:30 A.M.) – LOS ALAMOS OLD DAYS 5K STAMPEDE:
This race is part of the Old Days Celebration and is sponsored by Cal Swoosh Sports and the Los Alamos Men’s Club. The start, finish, and registration (from 8:00-9:15 AM) will be on Bell Street at Ferrini Park and the race will be run over a scenic loop course in town and through Los Alamos Park, finishing prior to the start of the parade. The race entry fee is $25 which includes a race t-shirt while supplies last. There will be awards to the top three in seven age divisions and a trophy to the first overall male and female finishers. This is a fundraiser for Cal Swoosh, which helps underprivileged youth play sports. Directed by Coy Kendrick, Cal Swoosh, P.O. Box 1521, Atascadero, 93423, email@example.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 (9:00 A.M.) – NIPOMO OCTOBER FESTIVAL FOUR MILE RUN & TWO MILE WALK
PLEASE NOTE * DATE CHANGED FROM 10/14 TO 10/7 *
This run will be held at Nipomo Regional Park, 555 Pomeroy Street in Nipomo (at Tefft & Pomeroy). The four mile course is out and back and there is a two mile walk over the same route with an earlier turnaround. There will be no awards at this non-competitive run but there will be raffle prizes with the drawing at 8:30 AM prior to the race (winners must be present) and post-race refreshments. Proceeds benefit youth programs in Nipomo. There will be plenty of activities, including music, food, and craft booths in the park after the race as part of the October Festival The run is being organized by the Nipomo Recreation Department, 239 West Tefft Street (Post Office Box 346), Nipomo, 93444, 929-5437, www.nipomorecreation.org, and registration can be done on-line through www.active.com. All funds raised from this event go to benefit local youth recreation and sports programs in the Five Cities.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 (7:00/7:30 A.M.) – CITY TO THE SEA HALF MARATHON (13.1 miles) & SEASIDE 5K (3.1 miles):
The half marathon starts at 7:00 AM in downtown San Luis Obispo at Higuera & Court Streets and follows country roads to Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach. The entry fee includes an event T-shirt, breakfast buffet, entertainment, and post-race shuttle service. The 5K starts at 7:30 AM and takes place at Dinosaur Caves Park and has all of the above benefits including breakfast. Proceeds go to the Cuesta College cross country and track programs. For more information, call (805) 546-3100 Ext. 2507 or go to www.citytothesea.org. Directed by Cuesta cross country and track coach Brian Locher, Cuesta College, Post Office Box 8106, San Luis Obispo, 93403-8106.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 (8:30 A.M.) – SCARECROW FESTIVAL 5K:
This family event is a fundraiser scheduled to coincide with Cambria’s Scarecrow Festival. It will start at Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Boulevard in Cambria (located off Highway 1 at the north end of Cambria) and then head south toward Fiscalini Ranch. The entire course is next to Cambria’s pristine coastline and it is our goal to introduce the trails and views of Fiscalini Ranch to more residents of the central coast. The run is a fundraiser for the Cambria Youth Athletic Association. If you have any questions, contact the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is through RunSignup at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Cambria/scarecrowclassic.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (7:00 AM/8:30 AM/9:30 AM) – PASO ROBLES HALF MARATHON, 5K, & FAMILY MILE:
This race will start and finish in the Downtown City Park at 11th & Spring Streets in Paso Robles. Runners in the half marathon will enjoy a tour of the city center before heading out towards the hills of Paso Robles wine country. The half start is at 7:00 AM and the course limit is 4 hours. Fee includes a short-sleeve tech unisex shirt, bib timing, awards, aid stations, and a well-marked course. The 5K starts at 8:30 AM ands is two paved loops through downtown Paso Robles. The Family Mile and SLO County Elementary School Championship Race is a paved loop around the Downtown City Park for young competitive runners, beginners, and families who want to race together. Registration will be at www.raceroster.com and the web site is at www.pasohalf.com. The race schedule is: 6:00 AM – Packet pick-up begins; 7:00 AM – Half Marathon starts; 8:30 AM – 5K starts; 9:30 AM – Family Mile/County Championship Mile; 10:00 AM – Kids’ Dash; 10:30 AM – Awards.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (2:00 P.M.) – ARROYO GRANDE YOUTH TURKEY TROTS:
A series of races by grade level for boys and girls, starting with 1/8 mile for kindergarten and below up through a mile for 7th & 8th grades. The races will be held at Arroyo Grande High School, 495 Valley Road at the track. Boys and girls run separately with a turkey to the race winner, a chicken to the runner-up, and a cornish game hen for third in each race plus raffle prizes from local businesses. There is no entry fee and sign ups are at the AGHS track prior to the races.
Co-sponsored by the Lions Club and the Arroyo Grande Parks & Recreation Dept., 473-5474.
13TH PASO ROBLES BEARCAT 10K TURKEY TROT & 5K FAMILY WALK
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00 A.M.)
This run takes place at a new location this year, the Pavilion at River Oaks Hot Springs, 800 Clubhouse Drive in Paso Robles. The event is sponsored by the Paso Robles HS wrestling team and medals will go to first place in the middle school, high school, open, and masters divisions. Register at www.raceroster.com or on race day. Directed by Chris Monteiro, Post Office Box 4582, Paso Robles, 93447-4582, email@example.com, 286-2530 (Edie Monteiro) or 290-65764 (Christina Clifford).