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Northern California Marathon series
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Bidwell Classic Half Marathon

- March 1 2014 Chico, Ca.
RTDS - 2 The Chico Running Club hosts fun runs/walks for members and the Chico community, and organizes foot races for participants from all over California.

Online registration closes at 11:59 pm on Monday February 24, 2014. The last day to register is Friday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during packet pickup at Fleet Feet, 241 Main Street, Downtown Chico.

Every pre-registered participant has their choice of a technical shirt or hat. The hats are one-size-fits-all. The shirts are unisex. You may purchase an additional shirt and/or hat for $15 each with your registration, through February 15.
Entrants registering after February 15 receive hats while supply lasts. Shirts will not be available to order after February 15, but both shirts and hats will be available for sale at packet pickup and on race morning while supplies last.
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California Classic Weekend

- March 16, 2014 Fresno, Ca.
RTDS - 2 Yes! We heard YOU and we have moved our Half Marathon to March to take advantage of the cooler weather!! Run past elephants, lions, and tigers and finish at home plate inside of SF Giants’ AAA Chukchansi Stadium on Sunday March 16! Cash awards are available in every age division. Visit Website

Paso Robles Half Marathon

- March 23, 2014 Paso Robles, Ca.
RTDS - 3 The Wine Country Runs Half Marathon is set in the heart of California's scenic Central Coast, an area famous for wineries, natural hot springs, pristine beaches, Hearst Castle and much more. Starting and ending at the beautiful River Oaks Hot Springs this mostly paved course takes you over rolling hills, through picturesque vineyard roads and down along the Salinas River. Visit Website

Oakland Marathon & Half

- March 23, 2014 Oakland, Ca.
RTDS - 3 Voted the "Best Sporting Event of 2010" by Oakland Magazine, the Oakland Running Festival is the newest event in the Bay Area and Features 5 races of all distances (marathon, half, relay, 5k and kids' fun run). You don't want to miss it. Visit Website

Running of the Elk Half Marathon

- April 6, 2014 Elk Grove, Ca.
RTDS - 1 The Running of the Elk Half Marathon is a flat and fast course and will wind you through the, mostly undeveloped, Laguna Ridge community in Elk Grove. The race begins and ends in the Elk Grove Auto Mall. You’ll pass by the brand new Kaiser Promenade facility along the way and catch a glimpse of the incredible Whitelock Parkway. Not too much hill training needed for this one! Visit Website

Rocklin Half Marathon

- April 6 2014 Rocklin Ca.
RTDS - 3 Half-marathon course features rolling hills, challenging terrain

The 11th annual Run Rocklin will be held Sunday, April 6 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin. Our half-marathon offers a unique combination of a gentle start, up-and-down terrain, rolling hills and a flat fast finish. People have been asking us to add a half-marathon for years. It’s a good time to expand Run Rocklin.

Since 2004, Run Rocklin has provided a top-notch running event for Rocklin and the surrounding communities. The event has benefited the Matt Redding Foundation and Rocklin’s local schools since 2007. The event has given over $100,000 and is on course for a record donation in 2014

Run Rocklin has added a major sponsor this year in AutoNation, which is located in the Roseville Auto Mall.
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Urban Escape Half Marathon

- April 13, 2014 Marin, Ca.
RTDS - 1 This flat, fast, incredibly scenic out-back course on the back country roads offers an idyllic destination race. Nestled in the shadows of the Marin hills and countryside, you will be rewarded with incredible views, hometown supporters, and a memorable experience. Race starts and ends at San Marin High School track in Novato California. Visit Website

Marin County Half Marathon

- April 19, 2014 San Rafael, Ca.
RTDS - 3 Join our U.S. Olympians, awesome musicians, other celebrities and some new friends - as we have ourselves a great day while giving back - all proceeds from the day go back to our community! The Sustainable Sports Foundation donates all proceeds to give as many children as possible from low-income families in our community the opportunity to learn to swim and be safe in the water.

Our family-friendly event (Kids FREE Fun Run starts at 11am) is also environmentally friendly as we strive for zero waste and a carbon neutral footprint. Both the 5K and 10K distances are walker friendly and all three distances boast beautiful views of the bay!

To register, volunteer or for more information, please visit: www.marinmarathon.com
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Danville Half Marathon

- May 24 2014 - Danville CA
RTDS - 2 The purpose of this race is to provide a fun race for those who love to run, and a chance for those who don't run a place to get started. Because it is all about having a good time with friends in the community, there is no intention of making profits. The registration fee will go towards permits, snacks, drinks, and t-shirts. Any additional proceeds from the race will be donated to The Semper Fi Foundation. Visit Website

Lake Chabot Trail Half Marathon

- June 1, 2014 Castro Valley, Ca.
RTDS - 4 A challenging, hilly loop, mainly on dirt fire roads with five aid stations. There is a three-hour time limit. Carrying water is advisable. Visit Website

Merced Half Marathon

- June 8 2014 Merced, CA
RTDS - 1 You are NOT going to want to miss out on this half marathon! Not only will you start and finish your run at California's newest university campus, all finishers receive a gargantuan finisher's medal with custom ribbon, a hi-tech gender specific t-shirt, a finisher's breakfast, and a chance to compete for the coolest, most unique age-group trophies anywhere -- 3 deep in every age category!! Our age-group trophies can't be replicated anywhere: they are custom-designed, created locally, and entirely one-of-a-kind!! Visit Website

Marina Bay Half Marathon

- June 22, 2014 Marina Bay, Ca.
RTDS - 1 Are you ready? Ready to test your limits, your mettle? Are you up for the challenge? A chance to break your own barriers and find your inner steel? Then sign up today for THE RIVETER! The Inaugural Marina Bay Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K is more than a race, it is an awe-inspiring experience and journey through history. Starting and finishing at the majestic Craneway Pavilion, you will traverse the newly paved East Bay Trail system along idyllic Marina Bay, following historical markers, shipyards, quaint parks out to Point Isabel and back. You will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline, spectacular Marina Bay shoreline, and surrounding environments. This flat, fast course ensures a PR. Channel the spirit of Rosie the Riveter and get inspired by trying something new, testing your limits, and believing in yourself. Visit Website

Zooma Napa Half Marathon

- June 28 2014 Napa Ca.
RTDS - 1 ZOOMA’s newest fit girlfriends’ getaway will treat you to a scenic half marathon or 10K race in the luxurious Napa Valley. The race starts and finishes near the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, our host resort, and runs on mostly flat terrain with awe-inspiring views of the vineyards and the mountain ranges that create the Valley. Visit Website

Race to the End of Summer

- August 31 2014 Coyote Creek San Jose CA
RTDS - 2 Race to the End of Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Kids’ Fun Run benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, whose mission is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS’s Priorities will ensure that: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives. Visit Website

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

- August 2, 2014 Salinas, Ca.
RTDS - 2 Celebrate the beauty of the Salinas Valley while experiencing the influence of cool coastal air from the Monterey Bay along our rolling 13.1 mile course. Runners and walkers start at the historic Soledad Mission, and then wind through lush row crops and vineyards at the foot of the beautiful Saint Lucia Mountains along Foothill and River Roads. Participants cross the finish line at Pessagno Winery where a spectacular finish festival awaits them. Finish Festival. The course is USATF Certified (certification # CA10002TK). Visit Website

Running with the Bears Marathon & Half

- August 16, 2014 Greenville, Ca.
RTDS - 3 Come qualify for Boston with your dog, your earphones, and an after-party that can't be beat. Slow? No biggie, we don’t have a time limit. This is Plumas County- we don't race by the same rules! 100% of all Running with the Bears proceeds support children and youth in foster care. You can sign up to raise even more as a Charity Runner, or register as usual. Either way you are making a difference to the nearly 100 children and foster families we serve each day. Thank you! Visit Website

Clo-Cow Half Marathon

- September 14, 2014 Petaluma, Ca.
RTDS - 4 The 4th running of the Clo-Cow Half Marathon & 5K is set for September 2014 in Historic Downtown Petaluma. Our beautiful half marathon course will take you through rural Sonoma County farm country, over rolling hills where you're be cheered on by sheep, horses, and of course our beloved Moo-Cows! The trip out there is a challenging one, but the inclines just make the views even more rewarding!
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Tiburon Half Marathon

- October 5, 2014 Tiburon, Ca.
RTDS - 2 The Tiburon by the Bay Half Marathon is an idyllic fall half marathon unlike any other. The spectacular, unique “lollipop” course provides natural beauty and breathtaking bay views, with a boutique style emphasis on each participant. Starting and finishing in Tiburon by the Bay and traversing the Strawberry Peninsula, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island. Visit Website

OktobeRun Half Marathon

- October 4 2014 Redwood City, Ca.
RTDS - 2 OktobeRun Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk. This remains one of the few half marathons on the Peninsula. The half marathon course is flat, scenic, and largely off-road, perfect for a personal record. Beginning at historic Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City, runners join the Bay Trail by Bair Island in the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, continue to a gravel and dirt trail next to Steinberger Slough in Redwood Shores, and return. Visit Website

Harvest Marathon & Half

- October 26 2014 Paso Robles, Ca.
RTDS - 3 Come join us for one of the most scenic Full Marathon on Central Coast of California right in the heart of Wine Country! Working up to a full marathon or need a good training run, come join us on this scenic half marathon course. Short and Sweet, great if you’re up for a nice recreation run or wanting to put down a new personal best! Certified Boston Marathon Qualifier (#CA11071RS) Visit Website

Almond Bowl Half Marathon

- November 2 2014 Chico, Ca.
RTDS - 2 The Chico Running Club hosts fun runs/walks for members and the Chico community, and organizes foot races for participants from all over California.

A substantial portion of the race entry fees go to the local high school running programs. When you participate in the Almond Bowl, you are supporting local student athletes.

Half Marathon & Marathon: The course begins on south park drive and heads towards Manzanita Avenue. Runners will go UNDER Manzanita (there is a new path that goes under the road along the creek) and come out on the other side going toward 5-Mile. They will follow the green path (it is parallel to Centennial Avenue) to the levee where they will turn left and continue on the levee until it comes out at Wildwood Rd. At Wildwood Rd. runners will turn right and stay on the road (which turns into Upper Park Rd.) all the way back to Day Camp.
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Walnut Creek Half Marathon-MEDAL RACE

- December 13, 2014 Walnut Creek, Ca
RTDS - 3.5 Our mission is to encourage healthy attitudes about fitness through running and promoting competitive running at its highest levels. We are the final race on the California Half & Full Marathon Series. The Walnut Creek Intl. Half Marathon & 5K Race operates in downtown Walnut Creek and is supported by its title sponsor, Tampico Terrace: A Care Facility, as well as several other local sponsors who believe in wellness and fitness. WCHM Works with local High School Booster Clubs, assisting them in their athletic endeavors. (Family scholarships, team equipment, & sport funding). WCHM works with Team World Vision to help create potable water in Third World Countries. Visit Website