SATURDAY, MARCH 7 (7:30/7:50/8:10/8:30 A.M.) – MONTANA DE ORO TRAIL RUNS (50K, 36K, Half Marathon, 12K):
This is part of the Pacific Coast Trail Run series designed to provide quality trail running experiences. The check-in, start, and finish are at Spooner’s Cove in Montana de Oro State Park, 2826 Pecho Valley Road (Los Osos). All courses are hilly ones on trails through the park and offer a mix of rugged, rocky cliffs, coastal plains, sandy beaches, and streams. Check the web site https://www.pacificcoasttrailruns.com/event-calendar for complete information and to register.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 (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 https://www.atascaderogreyhoundfoundation.org/haresnhounds.html.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21 (8:30 AM) – SAN LUIS OBISPO HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO 5K:
The SLO Health and Fitness Expo Superhero 5K starts and finishes at the Alex Madonna Expo Center at 100 Madonna Road. It offers beautiful views of San Luis Obispo along the SLO bike path up a mountain trail and back to the Expo Center. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to come enjoy the healthy lifestyle of the central coast.
Pre-registration can be done through the web site at http://inspiredexpos.com/5k-run/. Awards will go to the top men and women to finish along with some specialty categories. Proceeds benefit Project Teen Health, a childhood obesity prevention program operated by the Community Action Partnership. If you have questions, call 772-4600 or e-mail 5Krun@simplyclearmarketing.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28 (8:00 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 provided from St. Louis de Montfort Church to the San Ramon Chapel starting location. These will depart from St. Louis de Montfort at 7:00 AM and 7:15 AM. The entry fee includes a T-shirt, medals to the top two in each age/gender category, and lunch. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of Santa Maria. The web site is www.chapeltochurch.com and registration is through active.com.
Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation, we have been mandated to cancel or postpone the 2020 I-Scream 5K. The California Department of Public Health has recommended that non-essential events be postponed or cancelled. We know you have been looking forward to our event and supporting the Arroyo Grande Water Polo Club. We are looking to postpone the event to a later date and will be in touch with more information. Thank you for understanding.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4 (9:00 A.M.) – I-SCREAM 5K & KID’S RUN:
This event will take place just south of the pier in Pismo Beach. The I-Scream 5K and kids run is an all-ages event that combines fitness with a lot of ice cream at the finish line. The event will have a 5K for adults and a non-timed fun run for kids. The I-Scream 5K serves as a fundraiser for the Arroyo Grande Water Polo Club to offset program expenses. The entry fee includes ice cream, a T-shirt, medals for kids, and chip timing for the 5K. For more information and to register, go to www.runsignup.com.
This event will take place on a private ranch at 2401 Drum Canyon Road in Lompoc, located in beautiful Drum Canyon outside Los Alamos. Presented by Luis Escobar, the event will be held in conjunction with the Los Alamos Business Association along with Drum Canyon Ranch owner Sam Howland. The event will feature a 5K & 10K trail run with overnight camping on the ranch, a guest speaker, wine tasting, and live music. Registration includes: race entry, a well-marked loop course, camping on the ranch, an awards ceremony with awards for the top finishers, a raffle, and a shirt. More about this event is at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lost-almost-5km-10km-trail-run-walk-tickets-94000081775 and www.allwedoisrun.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 – ROTARY CLUB RUN/WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH:
This event will take place at Waller Park at 3107 Orcutt Road in Orcutt, located at the south end of Santa Maria just north of Skyway Drive. The run/walk starts on the north end of Waller Park at area #7, proceeds to the railroad trail behind the Hagerman Sports Complex and back to area #5. There are several hills and curves as the course follows the perimeter of the park. Registration and additional information can be found at www.active.com. A portion of the proceeds will go to Growing Grounds to give employment to those with mental illness along with providing a supportive setting for personal growth.
The Dog Jog has been canceled as a precaution related to the coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at future events.
This non-competitive run has distances of 2K, 4K, & 10K and is open to runners and walkers with a limit of one dog per person. The new location is the River Star Cellars at 7450 Estrella Road in San Miguel and the event will be held rain or shine. The contact number is (805) 239-9326, e-mail email@example.com, or check www.parks4pups.org. Proceeds go to benefit Sherwood Dog Park. An early registration fee of $30 includes the walk/jog/run at the distance of your choice, a dog bandana, goody bag, finisher’s medal, a voucher for lunch, and an event glass. Walkers or runners without dogs are welcome.
Due to the health concerns related to COVID-19, our annual fundraiser, the Miracle Miles for Kids 10K, will no longer be held. FCNI serves local homeless families, children, and youth impacted by trauma and they need our community support. While MM4K can’t be held, you can still support our mission by donating your registration fee to provide those in our care with financial support. If you cannot give at this time and would rather receive a refund of your pre-registration fee, please email Eryka Santoyo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration.
SATURDAY, MAY 9 (8:00 A.M.) – MIRACLE MILES FOR KIDS 10K WALK/RUN:
Support foster and special needs children and their families by participating in the Miracle Miles for Kids 10K. Start at the base of Morro Rock and run along the beach to the finish at the pier in Cayucos. Included in the entry fee is an event t-shirt, breakfast, music, children’s activities, vendor displays, and prizes in half a dozen age divisions. Check out the websites at www.fcni.org and www.mm4k.com or e-mail email@example.com for more race information. The event is sponsored by the Family Care Network, 1255 Kendall Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 503-6269.
SATURDAY, MAY 16 (7:30/8.00 A.M.) – BULL CANYON 5K, 10K, & KID’S RUNS:
The Bull Canyon Run began in 1999. This 5K/10K is organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, whose goal is to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. Coast. All events start at the Edwards Community Center at 809 North Panther Street in Santa Maria. The 10K will begin at 7:30, the 5K run/walk at 8:00, and the kids runs at 9:30. The 5K is a relatively flat out and back course while the 10K continues farther up Bull Canyon and has more hills. All finishers receive a T-shirt and a medal, and medals will be awarded to the top finisher in each age division. Register at www.active.com. Paper applications will not be accepted, there will be no race day registration, and the cutoff to register is 5:00 PM on May 14. If you have any questions, contact the race director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.