Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2014 Trail Running Calendar for the San Francisco Bay Area

2014 Trail Racing in the Bay Area
As of the writing of this article and the consequent making of the 2014 calendar, not all of the race directors had their websites up and running. Especially for the second half of the year. This article is also not nearly as complete as the monthly posts I put out detailing the upcoming races for the month ahead. Those posts contain as many trail races as I can possibly find and some of the smaller charity runs are hard to find but that's my niche. I try to put all of the runs in one easy to read list. This post is that same idea but it is a year at a glance. I came up with this idea when I started thinking about what I wanted to do in 2014. I'm considering 2 paths; focusing in on Brazen's Ultra Half Series which means I practice speed or I might do a spring 50 miler and that means I work on my endurance. This got me looking at 2014 races and I wished for 1 easy list to scan down. It didn't really exist, so I made it. If I missed any that you know of, feel free to leave a comment so I can include it. Enjoy planning your 2014 race season.

*Article Updated 2/17/14

*Article Updated 4/17/14

2015 Calendar now available

January

January 1st- Brazen New Years Day- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
January 11th- Crystal Springs- 50k, Marathon, 22mi, Half Marathon, 10k
January 18th- Pacifica Foothills- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k
January 18th- The Dam Run- 10k, 5k
January 18th- Steep Ravine- 50k, Marathon, 25k, Half Marathon, 7mi
January 25th- Coyote Hills- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k

February

February 1st- Ordinance 100k
February 1st- Fort Ord Trail Run- 100k, 50k, 35, Half Marathon, 10k
February 1st- Death Valley Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K
February 8th- Golden Gate Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 5mi
February 15th- Bay Breeze Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
February 15th- West Coast 50k
February 15th- Zombie Runner San Francisco- Half Marathon, 10k
February 22nd- Chabot Trail Run- 50k, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k
February 22nd- Montara Mountain- 50k, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k

March

March 1st- Hellyer- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
March 1st- Woodside King's Mountain Half Marathon & 5 Mile
March 8th- Romancing the Island 12K & 25K
March 8th- Sanborn Park Trail Challenge- Half Marathon, 9 mi, 4.2 mi
March 15th- Badger Cove- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
March 15th- Calero Reservoir Trail Run- Marathon, Half Marathon, 9k
March 15th- Zoom Quarry Lakes- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
March 15th- Marin Ultra Challenge- 50mi, 50k, 35k, Half
March 22nd- Canyon Meadow Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 5mi
March 22nd- Napa Valley Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K
March 22nd- Night Sweats Trail Marathon
March 22nd- Mt Umunhum- 100k, 50 mi, 50k
March 29th- Lagoon Valley- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
March 30th- Golden Gate Headlands Marathon, Half Marathon & 7 Mile

April

April 5th- Grizzly Peak- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k
April 5th- King Richard Annual- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
April 12th- Zoom Ayala Cove Run- 15mi, 10mi, 5mi
April 12th- Lake Sonoma- 50mi
April 12th- Mt Tam Wild Boar Half Marathon & 10K
April 13th- Woodside Ramble- 50k, 35k, Half Marathon, 10k
April 19th- Diablo Trail Challenge- 50k, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
April 19th- Zombie Runner Vasona Lake- Half Marathon, 5mi
April 26th- The Sasquatch Scramble- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
April 26th- Sierra Azul Trail Challenge- 50 mi, 50k, 18.8 mi, 13.1 mi, 10k, 5k
April 27th- Presidio Y Trails Run- 10k, 5k, 1.5mi- Park Presidio, San Francisco

May

May 3rd- Western Pacific- Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
May 3rd- Miwok- 100k
May 3rd- Zoom Point Pinole- Half, 10k, 5k
May 10th- Cinderella Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k
May 10th- Mothers Day Run- Half Marathon, 5mi, 5k
May 10th- Los Altos Hills Pathways Run- 10k, 5k, 1mi
May 10th- Mt. Diablo- 50k, 25k, 8k
May 10th- Wildcat- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
May 10th- Loop the Lagoon- 10k, 5k, 2 mile walk- Lagoon Valley Park, Vacaville
May 17th- Muir Woods Marathon, Half Marathon & 7 Mile
May 17th- Calero Run- 50 mi, 50k, 25k, Half Marathon, 15k, 5k
May 17th- Coyote Lake Trail Run- Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k
May 18th- Horseshoe Lake- 50k, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5mi
May 18th- Ohlone Wilderness Run- 50k
May 24th- Zombie Runner San Francisco- Half Marathon, 10k
May 24th- China Camp- 35k, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
May 31st- Nitro Trail- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
May 31st- Canyon Meadow Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 5mi

June

June 1st- Lake Chabot Trail Challenge- Half, 5k
June 7th- Berry Creek Falls- 25k, 15k, 10k
June 7th- Lynch Canyon Trail Run- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Free Hike
June 8th- Big Basin 50k/ Marathon
June 8th- The Dipsea- 7.2 mi
June 11th- Dusk Buster- 5k
June 14th- Trail Quake- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
June 14th- Rodeo Valley- 50k, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k
June 21st- Double Dipsea- 14.2 mile
June 21st- San Lorenzo River- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k
June 21st- San Francisco Summer Solstice 6 & 12hr
June 22nd- Woodminster Cross Country Race- 9mi
June 22nd- Crissy Field 6, 12 & 24 Hour
June 29th- Double Dipsea- 14.4mi

July

July 5th- Zoom Quarry Lakes- Half, 10k, 5k
July 5th- Resevoir Dogs- 35k, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
July 12th- DIRTY DOZEN AND HALF DOZEN -12 HOURS/6 HOURS
July 12th- Rancho Canada del Oro-  50k, 24 mi, 14 mi, 9 mi, 4.2 mi
July 12th- Pacifica- 50k, 30k, 21k, 10k
July 12th- Golden Gate Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 5mi
July 19th- Table Rock- 27k, 10k
July 19th SPASM Chabot Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 5mi
July 19th- New Almaden Trail Run- Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k
July 26th- BAD BASS- HALF MARATHON/10K/5K

August

August 2nd- Summer Breeze- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- San Leandro Marina
August 2nd- 3rd- San Francisco 100mi & 50mi Endurance Run- Rodeo Beach, GGNRA
August 2nd- Santa Cruz- 35k, Half Marathon, 10k (NO website info available)
August 3rd- Bobcat Blitz- Half, 10k, 5k- Huddart Park, Woodside
August 3rd- Skyline 50- 50k- Lake Chabot, Castro Valley
August 9th- Crystal Springs- 50k, Marathon, 22mi, Half Marathon, 10k- Huddart Park, Woodside
August 9th- Santa Cruz Trail Run- 30k, Half Marathon, 10k- Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton
August 10th- Presidio Cross Country 5k- Julius Kahn Playground, San Francisco
August 16th- Bear Creek- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Briones Regional Park, Martinez
August 16th- Cinderella Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k- Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland
August 16th- Angel Island 12k & 25k- Tiburon Ferry Dock to Angel Island State Park
August 23rd- Bill Flodberg Mount Madonna Challenge- 30k, 18k, 12k, 6k- Spring Lake Picnic Area, Gilroy
August 23rd- Tamalpa Headlands 50k- Muir Beach
August 24th- Golden Gate Park Cross Country- 5k- Polo Field, San Francisco
August 30th- Zoom Castle Rock- Half, 10k, 5k- Castle Rock Regional Park, Walnut Creek
August 31st- Toro- 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 30k- Toro County Park, Salinas
August 31st- Mt Hamilton Marathon & Half Marathon- Joseph D Grant County Park, San Jose

September

September 1st- Zoom Point Pinole- Half, 10k, 5k
September 5th- Palo Alto Weekly's Moonlight Run- 10k, 5k
September 6th- TRAIL HOG- HALF MARATHON/10K/5K
September 6th- Hacienda Hills/ Almaden Quicksilver County Park/ New Almaden- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
September 7th- Diablo Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10mi, 4mi
September 7th- Annadel Loop- 7mi
September 7th- Golden Gate Park Open Cross Country (part of PAUSATF XC GP)- 4mi
September 13th- Headlands  100mi, 75mi, 50mi, Marathon
September 13th- Night Sweats Trail Marathon
September 13th- Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer- 6mi
September 13th- California Polish Run- 5k
September 14th- Lagoon Valley- 30k,Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, kids 1/2 mile
September 14th- Coastal Trail Challenge- 10k
September 14th- Title 9k (women only) - 9k
September 20th- DRAG-N-FLY HALF MARATHON/10K/5K
September 20th- Coastal 50k
September 20th- Fall Out of Summer 
September 27th- Berkeley Trail Adventure- 50k, 35k, Half Marathon, 10k
September 27th- Big Sur Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 5mi
September 27th- Fall Showdown- Half Marathon, 5mi, 5k
September 28th- Montclaire 5k

October

October 4th- Rocky Ridge- Ultra Half Series Championship, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
October 5th- Whistle Punk Half- Half Marathon
October 11th- Dick Collins Firetrails 50- 50mi
October 11th- Skyline to the Sea Marathon & 50k
October 11th- Well water for Africa Adventure Race at Almaden Quicksilver Park 
October 18th- Coyote Ridge Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 20mi, 10mi, 7mi
October 18th- West Coast 50k
October 18th- Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids Scramble
October 25th- Napa Wine Country Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k
October 25th- Sinson Beach- 50k, 37k, 25k, 14k
October 25th- The Honey Badger Half- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k

November

November 1st- Stinson Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & 7 mi
November 2nd- Mt Diablo Trail Adventure- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
November 8th- Lake Chabot Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 5mi
November 15th- Mt Tam- 50k, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k (NO website info available)
November 16th- Malibu Canyon Trail Run- 50k, 25k, 10k
November 27th- Nitro Turkey- 10k, 5k, Little Turkey's Race
November 29th- Quarry Turkey- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
November 29th- Quad Dipsea- 28.8mi

December

December 6th- Dam Jingle Bell Dash- 10k, 5k, Kids Dash
December 7th- Holiday Hustle- 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon
December 13th- Hark the Herald Angels 12k & 25k
December 13th- Summit Rock- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
December 13th- Rodeo Beach- 50k, 30k, 20k, 8k
December 13th- Zombie Runner Quarry Lakes- 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon
December 14th- Woodside Ramble- 50k, 35k, Half Marathon, 10k
December 27th- Brazen Almost New Years Eve- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
December 28th- Woodside- 50k, 35k, 17k, 10k