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Scheduling fall races

The Chapman 5k in Orange
The Chapman 5k in Orange

Start planning your fall race schedule!

It may seem early but now is the time to start planning out the fall races you may want to participate in. Whether it's training and finally finishing that pesky 5k, or finally conquering the daunting 26.2 miles of a marathon,  the time is now to plan out races you might be interested in and starting to look at training plans.

When thinking about a race you would like to participate in, think about where you are at as a runner. Are you a beginner and want to do a single race? Are you an intermediate runner who wants to up their mileage to the next race distance? Or do you have a decent base and just want to run races for enjoyment. There are other factors to think about when signing up for a race including if travel is involved, what the weather may be, how long the training will take, what your goals are for the race, including if you are looking for a new time personal best or a new distance personal best.

A great way to start looking for fall races is to visit and think about the training time that each race will need. Will you need 4 weeks? 14 weeks? 18 weeks? Pick one that will also cater to your favorite race needs. Is there a medal and t-shirt? Is it a big or small race? Some great races to look at are listed below.


5 - CDM 5k in Corona del Mar

6 - Wrigley River Run 5k/10k in Long Beach

6 - Playa del Run Aquathon in Huntington Beach

12 - Magic Shoe 5k in Irvine

12 - Amica 5k in Anaheim

20 - Sporteve 5k/10k in Culver City


18 - Playa del Run Aquathon in Playa del Rey

25th - Paws for Cause 5k in Fountain Valley


15 - Playa del Run Aquathon in Solona Beach


5 - Disneyland Half Marathon in Anaheim

11 - Camp Pendleton Half Marathon in Camp Pendleton

19 - Playa del Run Aquathon in Malibu


10 - Smart Riverside Rock and Wag 5k/10k in Riverside

17 - Long Beach 1/2 Marathon, Full Marathon and 5k

23 - Champan University 5k in Orange


8 - Mission Inn 1/2 Marathon, 5k/10k in Riverside

14 - Calabasas Classic 5k/10k in Calabasas

27 - Gobble Wobble 5k in Santa Monica

27 - Turkey Trot 5k/10k in Dana Point


13 - LA County Half Marathon in Pomona

Remember when signing up for a race, it's a great motivation to start training and train consistently. Make sure you have a training schedule planned out and can complete the race come race day. Get excited about the race and don't forget what an accomplishment you will be completing when you cross the finish line, no matter what distance you are racing.


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