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Local Links

Welcome to Local Links, our page devoted to local races, organizations and individuals that benefit and contribute to the community at large and enhance the running experience.

Local Races

Rio Resolution Run... www.riogrillsresolutionrun.com
When: Annually on New's Years Day at 9:00 AM
Where: The Crossroads Shopping Village on Rio Road in Carmel, CA

A 10K run and 3 mile run/walk though the streets of Carmel and along famous Scenic Drive.  Following the race, brunch and raffle in the field adjacent to the Crossroads.

Together with Love... www.mtryrapecrisis.org/
When: February 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Where: Lover's Point Park in Pacific Grove

A 5K and 10K out and back course next to the beautiful Pacific Grove shoreline.

Pajaro Valley Run for Shelter... www.pvshelter.org
When: Annually, on Mother's Day at 8:00 AM
Where: Ramsey Park at 1301 Main Street in Watsonville

A 5K and 10K along with a 1K kid's fun run

Run in the Name of Love... www.runinthenameoflove.org
When: Annually, on Father's Day at 8:30 AM
Where: Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea

A 5K run and 2K walk in beautiful Carmel that finishes at Carmel Beach.

Spreckles 4th of July Run... http://bit.ly/j4x5Vt 
When: Annually, on the 4th of July
Where: Spreckels, CA

A 10K and 1 mile kid's fun run followed by a 4th of July parade and celebration in the park.

Salinas Valley Half Marathon... www.salinasvalleyhalfmarathon.org
When: Annually, on the first Saturday in August at 8:00 AM
Where: Race begins at the Soledad Mission in Soledad and finishes at the Pessagno Winery in Salinas (on River Road)

A scenic, rolling course next to the base of the Santa Lucia Mountains through the Salinas Valley Wine Country.

Stevenson Run in the Forest
When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Where: At the Stevenson School, Wilson Field, in Pebble Beach, CA

A 10K run and 5K run/walk on the roads of Pebble Beach.  The 10K includes an oceanfront stretch along scenic 17-Mile Drive. Entry includes post-race buffet breakfast.

Big Sur River Run... www.bigsurriverrun.org
When: 2017 event has been cancelled
Where: Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur, CA

A scenic 10K run or walk through redwood and oak groves in the park.

Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run... www.jinglebellrunpacgrove.kintera.org
When: December 9, 2017 at 7:30 AM
Where: At Lover's Point Park in Pacific Grove, CA

A scenic course along the Pacific Grove shoreline that benefits the Arthritis Foundation.

Other Local Links of interest...

The Wednesday Night Laundry Runners... www.wnlr.org
The premiere running club of the Monterey Peninsula welcomes runners of all ages and abilities. Members are treated to group runs, free pizza parties and social events, a group email with local running news and advice, a 20% shoe discount at Treadmill and more.  The WNLR's also administer a college scholarship fund for Monterey County high school runners.

The Running Life...www.montereyrunninglife.com
Former columnists Mike Dove and Donnie Buraglio share their wisdom and observations from a lifetime of running.

Running and Rambling... www.runningandrambling.com
One man's perspective on ultrarunning, family life, and other happenings in Monterey County, CA.