SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 (6:00 AM/7:30 AM/8:30 AM/9:30 AM) – SLO ULTRAS
This event will consist of trail runs at four different distances – a 50 mile (6:00 AM start), a 26.2 mile trail marathon (7:30 AM start), a 13.1 mile half marathon (8:30 AM start), and a 5Kcross country course (9:30 AM start). All four distances are made up of pristine coastal rolling hills over fire roads with some single track connectors.
For entry fees, course descriptions, cutoff times, and other information, see complete details at sloultra.com. New courses and new location this year. The SLO Ultra will start and finish at the Dairy Creek Event Center at El Chorro County Park and offer access to the private trails of SLO County Parks, Cal Poly, and Camp San Luis Obispo.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 (7:45 A.M.) – A.F.S. PINEDORADO DAYS 5K:
This race is part of Cambria’s Pinedorado Days celebration and runs along a course that follows the Pinedorado parade route. The race, which takes place just before the parade, starts and finishes at Coast Union High School, 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Road in Cambria with registration opening at 7:00 AM. The entry fee is $15 without a shirt and $20 with one. It is a fundraiser for Coast Union’s American Field Service program and is directed by Sharon Bisso (995-1432) and Marcia Hilger (927-4965).
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 (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 email@example.com 548-2049. .
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 (9:00 A.M.) – NIPOMO OCTOBER FESTIVAL FOUR MILE RUN & TWO MILE WALK
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. Funds raised from this event go to benefit local youth recreation and sports programs in the Five Cities.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 (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.
SUNDAY, 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 along the trails of the Fiscalini Ranch. The run is a fundraiser for the Cambria Youth Athletic Association.
Register through RunSignup at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Cambria/scarecrowclassic.
If you have questions, contact the race director at email@example.com
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (7:00 AM/8:30 AM/9:30 AM) – PACIFIC PREMIER PASO ROBLES HALF MARATHON & 5K
These races start and finish in the Downtown City Park on Spring Street in Paso Robles. Runners in the half marathon enjoy a tour of the city center before heading out towards the hills of wine country. The entry fee includes a short-sleeve tech unisex shirt, bib timing, awards, aid stations, and a well-marked course. The 5K is two paved loops through downtown Paso Robles while the Family Mile and SLO County Elementary School Championship race are a paved loop around City Park for young runners, and families who want to race. Parking is free but limited so please carpool.
The pending schedule: 6:00 AM – Packet pick-up begins; 7:00 AM – Half Marathon start; 8:30 AM – 5K start; 9:30 AM – Family Mile/County Championship Mile; 10:00 AM – Kids’ Dash; 10:30 AM – Awards.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 (8:00 A.M.) – SPOONER’S COVE MONTANA DE ORO TRAIL RUNS (5M/8M/25K/37K/50K)
This is part of the Coastal Trail Run series designed to provide quality trail running experiences. Check-in, start, and finish at Spooner’s Cove in Montana de Oro State Park, 2828 Pecho Valley Road (Los Osos).
Enjoy views of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and the ocean at the “Mountain of Gold”. The 5 mile course has minimal climbing and runs along the bluffs. For impressive views of the ocean and inland mountains, the 8 mile course will bring you up the 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. The 25 km course consists of two loops, the 8 mi route and then the grassy summit of Hazard Peak or complete the 25K twice for a 50K day. There are T-shirts to all entrants, refreshments, medals to the first male and female overall, and to the top three in each age group. Check the web site at www.coastaltrailruns.com to register.