2017 Events

{NCS} > North Coast Strider sponsored event.
{ERC} > Empire Running Club Event
{SRRC} > Six Rivers Running Club Event (Humboldt County)
{Not NCS} > Independent run/walk event


  • {Not-NCS} January 28 (Saturday). 51st Annual Trinidad to Clam Beach Run. {Fees for all} 3M and 3/4 at NOON; 5&3/4 at 1:00PM. This race is directed by the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce. For more information see the WEBSITE.


  • {NCS} February 14 (Sunday), 10 AM RACE START. Willits Classic. The 36th Annual edition of this 10 mile (5K run/walk included) classic. Staging area at Willits Recreation Grove (1/2 mile East on Commercial). Registration is $20 for either the 10 miler or the 5k; $10 for participants under the age of 16. WALKERS WELCOME. 2015 Photos. 2015 Results. WEBSITE.


  • {ERC} March 12. Ilsanjo Classic 10 Miler and Neo Classic 4 miler. The 44th annual Ilsanjo Classic at Howarth Park, Santa Rosa. 8:45 AM Start. WEBSITE.
  • {SRRC} March 12. 39th Foggy Bottom Milk Race. USATF certified course. RRCA Western Regional Championship 10 Mile. 2M at 2:00 PM, 4M and 10M at NOON. Start and finish in downtown Ferndale. A wonderful family event, with prizes in school team divisions. The courses are flat running on roads. WEBSITE
  • {Not-NCS} March 18. Whale Run. The 33rd Annual Whale Run in downtown Fort Bragg. Staging area at the Skunk Train. WEBSITE.


  • {ERC} April 2. Loop de Loop 14 Mile Trail Race. Trail race at Annadel State Park, Channel Drive, Cobblestone Trailhead. 8:00 AM Start. WEBSITE.
  • {Not-NCS} April 8. Annadel Half Marathon and 5K. In Annadel State Park off of Spring Lake Park. This is a challenging hilly trail half marathon with proceeds going to support the maintenance of the Annadel State Park trail system. Start time 8:00 AM. WEBSITE.
  • {Not-NCS} April . Petaluma Footrace. This 12th annual run goes off at 8:30 AM from the Petaluma Marina Business Center. 
  • {Not NCS} TBD . The Potter Valley Youth & Community Center 9th Annual 5K & 10K. Start time 9:00 AM with a breakfast immediately after. Registration begins at 8:00 AM on race day at the Potter Valley Firehouse, 10521 Main Street, Potter Valley. Fee $20.00 for adults. Children under 10 Free. Breakfast only is $5.00 per person and begins at 10:00 AM. This event support the Potter Valley Cancer Support Project. No Contact. No Website.


  • {Not-NCS} May 6th (Sunday). Human Race. Support your favorite Mendocino non-profit in downtown Ukiah. WEBSITE.
  • {SRRC} May 7th (Sunday). 44th Avenue of the Giants Marathon. USATF certified course. RRCA Western Regional Championship Marathon. Marathon (7:45AM), Half (8:45 AM), 10K (9:00AM). Start and finish at Dyerville Bridge. WEBSITE
  • {ERC} May 7th (Sunday). Jackrabbit DerbyThe 25th Jackrabbit Derby at the boat launch in Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa. Race starts 8:00 AM. WEBSITE
  • {NCS} May 7th (Sunday). Boontling ClassicThe 35th Boontling Classic outside of Boonville, California goes off at 10 am from the Anderson Valley Elementary School. Registration opens at 8:30AM. Race Director. WEBSITE.
  • {6RRC} TBD.  Blue Lake Bigfoot Run. {Fees for all} 2M & 5M at 11AM. Start and finish at Perigot Park, Blue Lake. A fun event to benefit arts, music, and athletics at Blue Lake Elementary School. Pre-register $15 with shirt; at the event $20. For more information contact Andy Jones at (707)362-1388 or at <rockhouse.jones@gmail.com>. Click for the registration and more information.
  • {ERC} May 21st. Windsor Green Half. A Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K in Windsor. Fees for all. Starts at 7:30 AM. WEBSITE.


  • {SRRC} June 3rd. 2nd Grasshopper Peak Redwoods Run. {Fees for all} 10.5M and 30K at 8AM. Starts and finishes at the Grasshopper Trail/Bull Creek Road junction, about five miles west of Hwy 101 heading towards Honeydew within Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Parking at Albee Campground. Both races are on very hilly trails. T-shirt sizes guaranteed if registered by May 15. Due to the remote nature of this race, participants are required to carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations. Cups will not be provided on the course. Click here for more details and photos. Click for a course map. For more information contact Karen Kidwell at <karenrhoffman@hotmail.com>.
  • {ERC} June 3rd. Hit The Road Jack 10K. A 10k race for the Sonoma Fire Department at 8 AM at the Sonoma Plaza. WEBSITE.
  • {ERC} June 13th. Summer Track Series: Meet 1. Starts at 6 PM at the Santa Rosa High School. There will be throwing, track and field events available. See website for more information. WEBSITE.
  • {ERC} June 17thRiverfront River Rat Rambling Relay Rendezvous & Breakfast Revelry. $10, 8 AM in Healdsburg, limited spaces available. WEBSITE.
  • {SRRC} TBDDow’s Prairie 2M / 6.1M. (No walkers for 6.1M Please) Start and finish at the north parking lot of the Clam Beach Frontage Road. 6.1M has scenic views, a tough hill in the first mile, and a flat-fast last mile. The 2M goes along the Frontage Road. For more information, WEBSITE.
  • {ERC} June 24th.  Relay For Life. See WEBSITE for more information.
  • {ERC} June 27th Summer Track Series: Meet 2. Starts at 6 PM at the Santa Rosa High School. There will be throwing, track and field events available. See WEBSITE for more information.
  • {SRRC} TBDHammond Hill 5K Challenge. Start at 10AM. Start and finish at the trailhead by the dirt parking lot (southernmost) of the Clam Beach Frontage Road, not the north parking lot of the past. Test yourself against performance tables. All those who meet the criteria set by the RRCA will receive a pin of accomplishment. For more information, WEBSITE.


  • {ERC} July 4th. Kenwood Footrace 10K and 3K. Kenwood Plaza Park. 7:30 AM Start. This 46th annual race goes through the heart of Sonoma wine country. Race fees for all.  WEBSITE.
  • {Not NCS} JULY 9th. Across the Bay 12K and 415K.  The race will feature the same point to point journey as years past, with the 12k starting in Sausalito, running across the Golden Gate Bridge, and finishing in Aquatic Park and the 5k starting and finishing in Aquatic Park near the main finish line.

    All participants will receive a finisher’s medal and an Under Armour race tech tee. WEBSITE

  • {ERC} July 11th. Summer Track Series (Meet 3). 6PM at Santa Rosa High School. Fees for non-ERC members. WEBSITE.

  • {ERC} July 25thSummer Track Series (Meet 4). 6PM at Santa Rosa High School. Fees for non-ERC members. WEBSITE.
  • {NCS} July 9th (Sunday). Legends of the Redwoods 5K/10K. Starts 8AM. Fees for all. **NEW LOCATION** Mendocino County Office of Education, Old River Road, Talmage. **NEW COURSE** Through vineyards and Ruddick Cunningham, an out-and-back for both races. Walkers welcome. WEBSITE.


  • {ERC} Aug 6th. Salmon Creek Beach Runs. 5 mile and 2 mile beach runs at Salmon Creek Beach along Hwy 1. 10 AM Start. $5 for non-ERC members. WEBSITE.
  • {Not NCS} Aug 13th. Humboldt Bay Marathon. The 2nd Annual Marathon, Half  Marathon and Mile Races. Races all weekend on USATF-certified courses. WEBSITE.
  • {ERC} Aug 8th. Summer Track Series (Meet 5). 6PM at Santa Rosa High School. Fees for non-ERC members. WEBSITE.
  •  {Not NCS} Aug 6th. Water to Wine Half Marathon. 7:00 AM start at Kendall Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens. 2nd race of a three race series. Fees for all. WEBSITE. 
  • {ERC} Aug 26th. Phil Widener Empire Open. 9:00 AM Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa. PA/USATF cross country 3.4 mile race. Fees for non-ERC members. WEBSITE.


  • {ERC} Sept 3rd. Annadel Loop 7 Mile Trail Race. At Cobblestone Trailhead off of Channel Drive, 8:00 AM Start. Fees for non-ERC members. WEBSITE.
  • Sept 17th. Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K. Downtown Petaluma at 7:00AM. Winds through rural farm country. Fees for all. WEBSITE.


  • TBD. Healdsburg Half Marathon. 7:00 AM start in downtown Healdsburg.

    This the third race of a three half marathon race series. If you finish Windsor Half, Water To Wine Half and Healdsburg Half you will receive a custom label bottle of wine with all three races on the label. If you are under 21 you will receive an alcohol free bottle. WEBSITE.


  • {ERC} Nov 26th. Mcquire’s Breakfast Run. 8:00 AM start @ Hidden Valley Elementary in Santa Rosa. 10K and 3K. Fee for non-ERC runners. WEBSITE.


  • {ERC} Dec 16th. The Last 10k and Final 2 Mile. 9:00 AM start @ Howarth Park Santa Rosa for the 38th edition of this race. Fees for non-ERC runners. WEBSITE.