THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:30 A.M.) – AVILA BEACH TURKEY TROT:
This event will have a 5 mile run and 2 mile walk. Check-in is at The Promenade on Front Street and the courses will go out-and-back along the Bob Jones bike trail. A donation of $20 is suggested and the money will go to the Food Bank Coalition. More information is available on the Food Bank web site at www.slofoodbank.org/events/turkey-trot or by calling (805) 238-4664.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:30 A.M.) – PISMO BEACH TURKEY TROT:
Start and finish on the sand on the south side of the Pismo Beach pier and choose from distances of one mile, 5K, & 10K. There is no entry fee but donations are welcome and the money will go to the Food Bank Coalition. T-shirts will be on sale for $15. More information is available on the Food Bank web site at www.slofoodbank.org/events/turkey-trot, by calling (805) 238-4664, or at www.southcountyturkeytrot.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00 A.M.) – CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO GOBBLE WOBBLE
Get your Thanksgiving started with a 5K Fun Run or 2.5K walk at the Laguna Lake Golf Course at 11175 Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo. Sponsored by the City of San Luis Obispo Recreation Department, 781-7305. Bring a non-perishable item to donate to the SLO Food Bank Coalition. Register through www.active.com.
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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2019 (8:00 A.M.) – LA CUESTA RANCH TRAIL RUNS (10K, 25K, 50K):
Directed by Luis Escobar, these runs will take place at the La Cuesta Ranch just outside of San Luis Obispo at 2400 Loomis Road. The ranch backs up to Poly Canyon and the West Cuesta Ridge. This is a working ranch and the start/finish area will be at the ranch barn. This event features 100% dirt trails and ranch roads with fantastic views of the West Cuesta Ridge. Complete information and registration is at www.allwedoisrun.com.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 (8:00 A.M.) – CASTLE TO COAST EIGHT MILE RUN:
Enjoy 8.2 miles of beautiful ocean views on this point to point course, which begins at Hearst San Simeon State Park, 442 San Simeon Road, just north of San Simeon, and end at Shamel Park in Cambria. Shuttles will be provided back to the start. Entries are limited to the first 300 to register and proceeds help support Cuesta College XC. Register through www.active.com. Directed by Cuesta cross country coach Brian Locher. See the race web site at www.castletocoast.com.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (9:00 A.M.) – CHAPEL TO CHURCH HALF MARATHON:
The course starts at the San Ramon Chapel at 6601 Foxen Canyon Road in Sisquoc and the 13.1 mile course will take you along scenic country roads to the finish at the St. Louis de Montfort Church in Orcutt. A shuttle will be available to take you to the starting location, leaving from St. Louis de Montfort Church. The entry fee includes a T-shirt, participation medal, medals to place winners, and BBQ lunch. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of Santa Maria. Walkers start at 8:00 and runners at 9:00 AM. The web site is www.chapeltochurch.com and registration is through active.com.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (8:00 AM/8:30 AM) – BUZZ MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 10K, 5K, & YOUTH MILE:
The Buzz Marathon is at Camp Roberts just north of San Miguel. The course goes through the hills and meadows of the Camp Roberts National Guard Reservation with wildlife and spectacular views. Register online at www.runsignup.com or visit the race site at www.buzzmarathon.org for more information. Proceeds benefit the athletic programs at Lillian Larsen School. Directed by Larry Halderman, Lillian Larsen School, 1601 “L” Street, San Miguel, 93451. A RealID approved identification will be required to enter Camp Roberts along with vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 (8:00 A.M.) – HARES & HOUNDS 5K, MILE, & HALF MILE:
The race is at Atascadero Lake Park, 9305 Pismo Avenue just off Highway 41 West with the start and finish at the Park Pavilion. The 5K will be at 8:00 AM followed by a fun run mile at 8:45 AM, a half mile at 9:00, and the awards ceremony at 9:30. Awards are three-deep in 14 five-year age divisions for the 5K, medals in the mile and half mile, plus refreshments and raffle prizes (must be present to win). The event is a fundraiser for the Greyhound Athletic Foundation which supports athletic programs at Atascadero HS. The race is organized by K-Man Cycle & Run, 9530 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 93422. Register at www.active.com and get more information from www.haresnhounds.org.