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    OC Marathon [JAN]
    Both Marathon and Half Marathon Race begins at the Newport Center near Newport Harbor and runs up past UC Irvine to the Spectrum Center.

    San Diego Marathon - Carlsbad Village [JAN]
    Very popular as one of the flatest and fastest of marathons as follows the scenic Coast Highway along the Pacific Ocean. Events include marathon, half-marathon and fitness expo. This course usually features ideal race conditions.

    Bakersfield Half Marathon - Kern River [JAN]
    The course is a flat, fast out and back on a bike path along the Kern River to the West from Yokuts Park. This is a good course for a PR. Sponsored by Bakersfield Track Club.

    Surf City USA Marathon - Huntington Beach Pier [FEB]
    Formerly the Pacific Shoreline Marathon runs on Super Bowl Sunday Morning - This exclusive oceanfront course is a classic California Dream. Run by the Huntington Beach pier and wind through the famed surfing beaches of Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Festival includes a beach side beer garden in the California sun. Finishers receive bodacious surfboard medals!

    San Dieguito Half Marathon - Rancho Santa Fe [FEB]
    Starts and ends at San Dieguito County Park. Scenic course through Rancho Santa Fe. This is one of the most beautiful and scenic courses you will ever run. Includes 5K Run/Walk Course.

    Buffalo Run Half Marathon - Catalina Island [FEB]
    Very challenging, hilly course on the East End of Catalina Island. Approximate 8 mile climb in dirt fire roads until the descent back into Avalon. This half marathon course takes you from sea level to a 1600 foot elevation then returns to sea level. Spectacular views of San Clemente Island and Avalon. This race also features the popular flat and fast Pebbly Beach 5K course on the paved road out to Pebbly Beach.

    Palm Springs Half Marathon [FEB]
    Half Marathon Race, Half Marathon Relay & 5K Race.

    Ventura Half Marathon & 5K Race [FEB]
    Out and back flat course, gentle grade going out, gentle downhill return, along the Ventura River bike path. 6 water stations. Since Feb 2000, this event normally runs on the 2nd Sunday at Westpark in West Ventura.

    Death Valley Trail Marathon [FEB]
    This is a scenic trail run along Westside Road, a dirt jeep road that runs parallel to Badwater Road along the valley floor and crosses the wide salt pan known as Devil's Golf Course. Both distances run out-and-back along the flat course, which is entirely below sea level and surrounded by undisturbed desert wilderness.

    Catalina Island Marathon - Catalina Island [MAR]
    Runners World 2007 ranked this race as the #1 off-road marathon in the world. Enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery while running 26.2 miles over the Island of Catalina. The race traverses mostly dirt trails and roads through areas of the interior of the Island where very few have gone. The race starts in Two Harbors and runs to Avalon.

    Los Angeles Marathon [MAR]
    The first L.A. Marathon attracted 10,868 participants, making it the largest inaugural marathon in history. The largest single-day sporting event east of the Pacific and west of the Mississippi. Race features live entertainment and finish line festival. Over 100,000 people gather annually in this area to enjoy music, food and the many sponsor exhibits offering a wide away of fun for the entire family.

    Six Tunnels Half Marathon - Lake Mead NV [MAR]
    Try something really different. Run is on old railroad track long since removed and now part of the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We run right above Lake Mead for entire event where the runner passes through six (6) tunnels on this course in each direction.

    La Jolla Half Marathon - [Late Apr]
    The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and challenging runs. Starting adjacent to the Del Mar Fairgrounds main entrance, the course follows a scenic route along the coast before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park.

    Suzuki Rock N Roll Marathon [Early Jun]
    Voted by Runner's World as one of the top 10 most fun marathons to run. With live bands and cheerleaders at every mile, a stellar post-race party and an evening headliner concert. The Finish Line Festival features live music, refreshments and food in Mission Bay San Diego.

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    San Francisco Marathon [JUL]
    The San Francisco Marathon is the Coolest Summer Marathon - The race course takes runners on a scenic tour of this California city, including running over the Golden Gate Bridge. Race events include a Full Marathon, two Half Marathons (choose a half), 5K, and Progressive Marathon.

    Camp Pendleton Half Marathon [SEP]
    This race draws over 1,000 runners who compete for awards in 50 categories on a 13.1 mile all gravel off-road course.

    Disneyland Half Marathon - Anaheim CA [SEP]
    The course starts at Anaheim Convention Center and heads direct through Disney's California Adventure® Park to the Disneyland® Park. Then it is on to the scenic streets of Anaheim, past the Honda Center, home of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, along the Santa Ana Trail overlooking the Santa Ana River, through Angel Stadium, and finally back through Disney's California Adventure® Park for an exciting finish of the Happiest Race on Earth.

    Pier to Peak Half Marathon - Santa Barbara CA [SEP]
    Santa Barbara's Challenging Half-Marathon takes you from the famous Santa Barbara Friendship Dolphins Fountain at the edge of Stearns Wharf, past the "Queen of the Missions" and on up an elevation of 3996 feet to the Majestic views at La Cumbre Peak.

    Maui Marathon [SEP]
    The Maui Marathon course is undoubtedly one of the most scenic marathon courses in the world with over 17 miles of oceanfront running. The race starts in the darkness so that you can witness the beauty of a Hawaiian sunrise while running.

    Pasadena Marathon & Bike Tour [Start - Fall 2008]
    A new Southern California marathon event is gearing up and you can be a part of the inaugural race scheduled for sometime in Fall 2008.

    City to the Sea Mini Marathon - San Luis Obispo CA [OCT]
    Half Marathon point to point course - starts in quaint downtown San Luis Obispo and heads south, continuing on beautiful country roads to picturesque Shell Beach Road. The last two miles are slightly downhill with a stunning ocean view. The race finishes in Pismo Beach at Dinosaur Caves Park.

    Long Beach Marathon [OCT]
    This fall marathon starts on Shoreline Drive, pass the Pike at Shoreline Village over Queensway Bridge to the bow of the Queen Mary. Circle the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Lighthouse and Rainbow Harbor and head down to the beach. Participate in one of America’s most scenic Marathons. It’s Fast, Flat and Fun.

    Santa Clarita Marathon [NOV]
    Marathon / Half Marathon / 5K Race and Kids Run;
    This revised looped course follows 26.2 miles of roadways, paved City trails, and paseos.

    Bakersfield 2nd Half Marathon [NOV]
    This course heads East from Yokuts Park on the bike path along the Kern River. Also an out and back course designed for quick times. Sponsored by Bakersfield Track Club.

    Las Vegas International Marathon [DEC]
    This race starts outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and runs the length of the Las Vegas Strip to the Fremont Street Experience and then west Torrey Pines Dr and back to the Mandalay Bay. There is also a Half Marathon. Many of Las Vegas' famous celebrity performers provide live entertainment during the race.

    Valley of Fire Marathon [NOV]
    Out and back course through the Valley of Fire State Park in Southern Nevada. This course features scenic rolling hills through beautiful red rock formations.

    Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K [DEC]
    Competitors will run past some of Pasadena’s greatest landmarks including the Rose Bowl, the Colorado Bridge, the Arroyo Seco, Devil’s Gate Dam, JPL, and the new Flintwash Bridge. A major course section runs on the nature trails of Hahamonga Watershed Park.

    Death Valley Borax Marathon [DEC]
    You'll admire the beauty of the surrounding desert as you follow this paved run from Furnace Creek Ranch along SR-190 through the heart of Death Valley National Park. The entire course is below sea level with fantastic vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges: the Panamints, the Funerals, the Cottonwoods, the Blacks and the Grapevines.

    Southern California Half Marathon & 5K Race - Irvine CA [DEC]
    The Southern California Half Marathon evolved from the success that Woodbridge High School enjoyed in the renowned Woodbridge High School Cross Country Classic.

    Honolulu Marathon [DEC]
    Est. 1973. The Honolulu Marathon was the country’s third largest marathon last year with 24,575 finishers. Events include fitness expo at the Honolulu Convention Center and all you can eat Laua dinner and concert featuring Hawaiian music, dance show and special guest performer. The Honolulu Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head

    NCAA Special Events
    Mt Sac Relays [APR] - 3 day track & field event attracts 15,000 athletes from over 300 colleges, universities and high schools. This event has featured many great olympian competitors.
    Mt Sac Cross Country Invitational [OCT] - Mt. SAC is home to the largest Cross Country Invitational in the world. This very challenging course takes starts runners from a mile long airstrip and then runs over three hills.

Hot Links Tour Triathlons & Biathlons

    Chanoko Mountain Duathlon - Folsom Lake - Monthly
    Trail Run 2 miles, Mountain Bike 10 miles, Trail Run 2 miles.

    Redlands Triathlon & Duathlon [FEB]
    Triathlon, Duathlon and 5K Race run annually since year 2000 to support Holisting Healing for Youth Center.

    California Half Ironman Triathlon - 1st Saturday in April
    2400 athletes power through 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run through Oceanside Harbor and Camp Pendleton.\ Ironman Expo follows after the race.

    Newport Beach Triathlon - Newport Beach [APR]
    Swim1/2 mile - Flat water swim in the Back Bay of Newport Beach. Cycle 15 miles - Scenic course through Back Bay Drive and Eastbluff Drive. Run 3 miles - Fast and scenic out-and-back course.

    Lavaman Triathlon - Kona Coast HI [APR]
    Since inception in 1998, this olympic course triathlon has grown into a multi-sports festival extravanganza based at the at the beautiful Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii Big Island.

    Carlsbad Triathlon - Carlsbad CA [JULY]
    Sprint Distance Competition / 1K Swim - 25K Bike - 5K Run. This Triathlon ranks in the World's top 5 Longest Running triathlons. The course begins at Tamarack Surf Beach, and follows the coastline of Carlsbad, past our scenic beaches, lagoons and wildlife preserve.

    San Luis Obispo Triathlon [JUL]
    Annual Race since 1980 features Swim-0.5 M / Bike-15K / Run-5K.

    Folsom International Triathlon [AUG]
    Over 1200 competitors are expected to attack one of the fastest International/Olympic Distance Triathlons in the USA. Warm sun, live music, gourmet food, lavish awards and laughter are only to be found at the Folsom International Triathlon.

    Pacific Coast Triathlon - Mid July
    Newport. (949) 760-9229.

    Camp Pendleton International Triathlon [JULY 4th]
    - The 1.5K swim is in the boat basin / out & back 40K ride / 10K double loop run.

    Camp Pendleton Sprint Triathlon [AUG]
    - The venue area will be at ACU-5, Home of the Swift Intruders - 500M swim / 30k Bike Ride / 5K Run.

    Santa Barbara Triathlon [AUG]
    Sprint Course, Long Course, Team Relay Course.

    Los Angeles Triathlon [SEP]
    The LA Triathlon features both an Olympic Course and Sprint Course for Amateurs / Professionals and Relay Teams. Includes The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Health & Fitness Expo at the Marina Del Rey Marriott on the day before race day.

    Catalina Island Triathlon [NOV]
    1/2 mile bay swim / 16k bike course through Avalon / 3 mile island run.

    The Dam Sprint - Early April
    Mountain Bike Triathlon at Lake Perris S.R.A. ; (619) 689-8930
    400 yard swim, 9 mile bike, 3 mile run.
    Easy swim in 4 ft maximum depth water. Flat dirt bike course. Perfect triathlon for first timers. MainTour Inland Empire Vacation Guide.

    The Big Rock Triathlon - Mid April
    1.2 mile swim, 40 mile bike, 10 mile run. MainTour Inland Empire Vacation Guide.

    5th Annual Temecula Triathlon - 4th Sun in Febr
    Held in Temecula. 5K Run / 14 Mile Bike / 150 Yd Swim; (909-914-6650).

    AARP TriUmph Classic - Sun, Sept 15th
    San Diego Triathlon event for 50+ people (swim/bike/run). It is designed for people of all fitness levels and includes a 400-meter swim, a 20 kilometer (12.4 mile) bike ride and a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) run/walk. Individuals can participate either individually, or as part of a two or three person relay team. 1-800-424-3410

    Tinsel Triathlon - 2nd Sun Dec
    Hemet, CA. (909) 654-9246.

Hot Links Tour Southern California 5K Races

    Carlsbad 5000 - Carlsbad Village [MAR/APR]
    World's fastest 5K Course is very flat and follows the Carlsbad beachfront. Features 16 world records, party by the sea, large prize purse, refreshments, weekend health and fitness expo.

    Oceanside Turkey Trot - 5K Race - Thanksgiving Day
    More Your Feet Before You Eat!
    Biggest 5K Race in Oceanside runs through downtown Oceanside and along its scenic beachfront early on Thanksgiving Morning. Some participants run in themed costumes. Fast and flat course.

    Santa Monica Classic 5K & 10K Race [APR]
    Benefit for Heal The Bay. Includes post race fitness expo on the Santa Monica Pier.

    More 5K Road Races
    San Dieguito Half Marathon & 5K - Rancho Santa Fe [FEB] - Scenic Course
    Buffalo Run 5K - Catalina Island [FEB] - Scenic & hilly course
    Palm Springs Half Marathon & 5K [FEB]
    Kern River Trail Run 5K -Bakersfield [MAR] - Scenic & Hilly Course
    La Jolla Shores 5K - La Jolla [Late Apr] - Following the latter portion of the La Jolla Half Marathon course, starting above La Jolla Shores and overlooking the Pacific, the course runs through the beautiful La Jolla Shores residential district, along the ocean boardwalk and finishes in the park at La Jolla Cove.
    Ventura Half Marathon & 5K Race [FEB]
    Long Beach Marathon & 5K Race [OCT]
    Santa Clarita Marathon & 5K Race [NOV]
    Southern California Half Marathon & 5K Race - Irvine CA [DEC]

    Camp Pendleton Hard Corps Race Series
    Camp Pendleton Devil Dog Duathlon [APR] - 5K Run / 30K Bike / 5K Run through Area 43 along Las Pulgas Rd.
    Camp Pendleton Mountain Warfare Challenge Bishop CA [MAY] - a challenging 10K off-road run at high altitude with obstacles such as tire course, low crawl, five-foot wall climb, and tunnel crawl.
    Camp Pendleton Mud Run [JUN] - world famous mud run on the USMC base - a challenging 10K run with hills, tire obstacles, river crossings, two 5-foot walls with mud on both sides, tunnel crawl, slippery hill climb, and the final 30-foot mud pit.
    Buffalo Alley 10K - Camp Pendleton [NOV] - formerly the "Horno Ridge Run" - is the ultimate in Hard Corps Competition in a cross-country 10K.

    5K / 10K - Road Races
    Tough Topanga 10K Race - Late May - This course is rugged and very steep - a cross-country course for those into a very challenging run through the hills of Topanga State Park.

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    Kern River Trail Run [MAR] - 5K / 10MI / 20MI
    This is not an easy course. Many finishers have said this course is harder than running a road marathon. There are 5 major uphills, and some pretty fun downhills to test your quads. For 5 ½ miles, the course winds along following the path of the Kern River. Sponsored by Bakersfield Track Club.

    Annual Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival - [JULY]
    This event promotes athletic and recreational activity in Santa Barbara for all ages and abilities. Thousands of participants from the western United States will participate in every beach sport under the sun.

    Bull Dog Trail Run 50K/25K - Malibu CA [AUG]
    Come join us and run in the beautiful scenic Santa Monica Mountains recreational area beginning at our base camp in Malibu Creek State Park, Malibu California.

    Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler [NOV]
    Santa Barbara's flattest & fastest 4 miler. Prizes and gifts courtesy of Run Santa Barbara and the State St. Arcade.

    More Road Races
    Camp Pendleton International Triathlon [July 4th] - The 1.5K swim is in the boat basin / out & back 40K ride / 10K double loop run.
    Camp Pendleton Sprint Triathalon [AUG] - The venue area will be at ACU-5, Home of the Swift Intruders - 500M swim / 30k Bike Ride / 5K Run.
    Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathon - Camp Pendleton [SEP] - This race draws over 1,000 runners who compete for awards in 50 categories.

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    Calico 50K Trail Run [JAN]
    Featuring 30K and 50K desert trail endurance race starting from the historic Calico ghost town located just east of Barstow. Weekend festivities include food, music, and Old West gunfights.

    Twin Peaks Trail Ultra Marathon - Orange Co [FEB]
    Annual 50K/50M event grinds up the mountain trails overlooking Orange County.

    Western States 100 - Squaw Valley CA [JUN]
    Started in 1973 the WSER is one of the oldest of all endurance runs - starting at Squaw Valley, California, and ending in Auburn, California, a total of 100 miles. WSER is one of the key events that have helped Auburn, CA, earn the title of Endurance Capital of the World. Most of the trail passes through remote and rugged territory, accessible only to hikers, horses and helicopters.

    Badwater Ultra Marathon [JULY]
    135 miles / 130 degrees / 6 hours

    A true "challenge of the champions," this legendary foot race pits approximately 80 of the world’s toughest athletes – runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers – against one another and the elements. It is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet.

    Angeles Crest 100 [SEP]
    100 mile endurance trail run allows you to explore the primitive backcountry of the San Gabriel Mountains along the famous Angeles Crest Trail.

    Laguna Mountain 100 Mile Trail Run - Mt Laguna [OCT]
    San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run - Start at Lake Morena Campground - The course will go north on the Pacific Crest Trail for 43 miles. Runners will then follow new series of trails to a turnaround point in Cuyamaca State Park (50 miles).

    Santa Barbara 9 Trails Endurance Run - [Nov]
    35 Mile Trail Run through the Los Padres National Forest Santa Barbara Front Country. This race was started in 1990 by local running legend Patsy Dorsey and has become a local favorite because Santa Barbara has some of the finest coastal mountain running anywhere.

    High Desert 50K Ultra & 30K - Ridgecrest CA [DEC]
    The course is a loop route over rolling desert terrain on jeep roads, single-track trails and sandy washes over the Spangler Hills south of Ridgecrest. It offers great views of the Southern Sierras and can provide wonderful running conditions during the month of December.

    Ultra Road Races
    Lake Hodges 50K Trail Race - Rancho Bernardo [MAR] - Ultrarunner road race on the natural beauty and scenic trails of Lake Hodges
    Camp Pendleton International Triathlon [July 4th] - The 1.5K swim is in the boat basin / out & back 40K ride / 10K double loop run.
    Camp Pendleton Sprint Triathalon [AUG] - The venue area will be at ACU-5, Home of the Swift Intruders - 500M swim / 30k Bike Ride / 5K Run.
    Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathon - Camp Pendleton [SEP] - This race draws over 1,000 runners who compete for awards in 50 categories.

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    Bakersfield Track Club
    Produces a number of road races each year in Kern County including two half marathons along the Kern River.

    Los Angeles Roadrunners
    LA Marathon 28-week Training Program (Aug-Mar) with a proven success record of 99% finishers. Athletes and coaches meet every saturday at locations in Venice, Ventura and Chino Hills:

    Temecula Trotters
    Running club info site and training blog sponsored by the Inland Empire Training Center.

    Over The Hill Track Club - Ridgecrest CA
    We are a recreational club serving Ridgecrest, California and the Indian Wells Valley. Here in the high Mojave desert, we enjoy a year-round schedule of races and other sponsored activities and charity drives. All events are open to the public.

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    US Olympic Training Center - Chula Vista, CA
    Training facility designed to accommodate a variety of olympic sports teams. This venue includes playing field, practice infield, batting and pitching cages and equipment storage unit. Future plans call for a 3000-seat stadium.

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    San Diego Hall of Champions - Balboa Park
    A must see for all sports fans with over 70,000 sq.ft. of display area on three floors. This exciting, entertaining and enthralling museum celebrates athletic accomplishments of hometown heroes.

    Endurance Sports Awards [FEB]
    Competitor Magazine - Sea World San Diego

    Annual Event Since 1993 - Competitor Magazine hosts a unique black tie evening under the stars. We will be honoring the most incredible athletic achievements - and the most incredible athletes - of 2006.

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