SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 (8:00 A.M.) – ORCUTT TRAILS 5K, 10K, & 21K:
The Orcutt Trails running event returns for 2021 at Los Flores Ranch Park, 6245 Dominion Road in Santa Maria with 5K, 10K, and 21K (half-marathon) options. All distances highlight the trails at Los Flores Ranch park in the Santa Maria Valley. The property lies eight miles south of Santa Maria in the Solomon Hills and offers a mix of environmental education, land preservation, and recreation. Participants will enjoy well maintained single and double track trails with picturesque views. Proceeds from the event support the Santa Maria Valley Open Space trails advocacy group. Register at www.active.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (7:45 A.M.) – MORRO BAY TRIATHLON (varied wave starting times):
This triathlon will have Sprint and Olympic events with waves starting at 8:00 am in five minute intervals: Olympic male, Olympic female, and relays, Olympic Kayak, Sprint Kayak, Sprint Male, Sprint Female and Relays. Swim (or paddle) in Morro Bay Harbor, bike along Highway 1, and run on the beach and boardwalk to the finish at Morro Rock. Registration closes on October 27. Packet pick up is on Saturday from 3-6 pm at Coleman Park, Morro Bay with a pre-race briefing from 4:00-5:00 PM. There will be post-event music, food vendors, Visit the race web site at https://www.morrobaytri.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (7:00 A.M) – CITY TO THE SEA HALF MARATHON & SEASIDE 5K:
The half marathon starts at 7:00 AM in downtown San Luis Obispo and goes along frontage roads to Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach. The 5K takes place on an out-and-back course at Dinosaur Caves Park. Proceeds from both races go to the Cuesta College cross country and track programs. For more information, go to www.citytothesea.org.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 (9:30 A.M.) – SAN LUIS OBISPO REINDEER RUN:
The Friday Night Live Reindeer Run is a 5K fun run to promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle. The route begins at Mitchell Park, 1400 Osos Street in San Luis Obispo and follows the Railroad Trail to Orcutt Road, returning to Mitchell Park via Broad and Santa Barbara Streets. The majority of the course is on the trail or sidewalks and will have volunteers along the way. Online registration will be available through December 10th and day of registration will be available. Kids under the age of 5 are free. All paid registrations receive a commemorative Reindeer Run water bottle and a ticket for breakfast following the run. Additional food tickets for spectators can be purchased for $5 each. The Reindeer Run will follow all public health guidelines as applicable. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reindeer-run-tickets-167092902369.