Events

At Run Local, we support local communities through the power of running. In 2012 we started with the San Jose 408k “Race to the Row” in downtown San Jose. Over the next ten years, we expanded to events in San Francisco, the East Bay and Santa Barbara as well as supported our community with unique virtual events.

Below you’ll find our current calendar of events and challenges. See you in 2022!

2022 Events

Saturday, March 12

10K (6.2 miles)
5K (3.1 miles)
Supporting San José-Dublin Sister Cities

Sunday, April 24

Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
8K (5 miles)
Supporting Pat Tillman Foundation

Sunday, August 28

12K (7.5 miles)
5K (3.1 miles)
Supporting Edgewood Center for Children & Families

October (tbd)

10K (6.2 miles)
5K (3.1 miles)
Supporting Running for a Better Oakland

Sunday, November 6

Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
5K (3.1 miles)
Supporting Santa Barbara Running Association

2022 Challenges

🏅 Run the Bay Challenge
Own the Bay in ’22 and earn your bonus medal (pictured below) by participating in one (1) San Jose event as well as San Francisco’s Across the Bay 12K & 5K and the East Bay 10K/5K.

 

🏆 Earn Your Series Star
Earn an exclusive award for completing all five Run Local events, including the new Santa Barbara Half Marathon in November!

October 22–31
Salomon East Bay 5K/10K
Register today for the 1st event in the Salomon Run Local East Bay Week, a series of 5 virtual & live events. The Salomon East Bay 5K/10K virtual experience will take place from Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 31. The event supports Running for a Better Oakland’s youth programs, and qualifies for the 2021 Run the Bay Challenge and Run Local Series Star bonus medals.
October 22–31
November 7
Santa Barbara Half Marathon & SB Independent 5K
In partnership with the Santa Barbara Running Association, we are excited to reintroduce this November classic to the American Riviera.
November 7
Year Round
California Challenge
Whether you’re a dedicated running veteran looking for a new challenge, a walker or hiker, or brand new to the sport – welcome to the Run Local California Challenge!

Open to anyone, anywhere, and at any start time in 2021, challenge yourself, your colleagues, family & friends to run, walk or hike your way through 12 segments ranging in distances from Half Mile to Half Marathon.

Set your goals and together with your team and the Run Local community. You'll earn digital and physical badges as you complete each segment set within a State Park in one of California’s twelve diverse regions.
Year Round
April 24, 2022
San José 8K & Half 'Race to the Row'
Welcome to the new San Jose 8K & Half Race to the Row supporting the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) dropping April 24, 2022 🎉

We're taking the classic 408K with its unique Mariachi Mile and Santana Row finish line and welcoming participants tackling the Half Marathon to this exciting experience.
April 24, 2022
March 12, 2022
San José Shamrock Run
Benefiting the San Jose/Dublin Sister City Scholarship Program, the 10K & 5K run/walk starts and finishes at San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose. After finishing, enjoy the O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub and Five Points post-race celebration with live music and beverages! Don’t miss the Bay’s newest and most exciting St. Paddy’s Day party!
March 12, 2022
Memorial Day to Labor Day 2022
California Coast 500
The inaugural event in 2020 brought together runners and walkers from 14 countries and 44 states challenging themselves to run 100, 250, 400 or 500 virtual miles from LA’s Santa Monica Pier to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge along California’s idyllic Highway One. An immersive experience maintained their motivation each week with custom content, mini-challenges, digital badge awards, and bespoke California swag.

In 2021, the California Coast 500 journey will begin on Memorial Day and end on Labor Day expanding upon one of the year's best experiences.

Memorial Day to Labor Day 2022
July 2022
Across the Bay
A Bay Area Classic, join us for the 39th Across the Bay 12K & 5K in 2022!
July 2022