Fall Family Fun Runs in Marin and the Bay Area

September 10, 2016

Marin Turkey Trot
Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner at the Marin Turkey Trot on November 24.

Running is a fantastic way for the whole family to get outside, get fit together, and enjoy the beauty of the Bay Area. Families have plenty of opportunities to race together in Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area this fall, from family fun runs and walks to cross-country half-marathons! There's something for every fitness and experience level.


Clo-Cow Half Marathon

Sunday, September 18
Downtown Petaluma

The 6th running of the Clo-Cow Half Marathon & 5K is set for September 18, 2016 in Historic Downtown Petaluma. This beautiful half-marathon course takes you through rural Sonoma County farm country, over rolling hills where you'll be cheered on by sheep, horses, and of course cows! The trip out there is a challenging one, but the inclines just make the views even more rewarding! Find event details and registration here.


Marin Color 5K

Saturday, October 1
Indian Valley College, Novato
A 5K walk, run, hop, skip, leap, mosey on a designated route. Along the way, participants go through stations where they are sprayed with colored powder. After the 5K, everyone will gather for a fun festival. Find event details and registration here.

Super Awesome Fun Run

Memorial Park, San Anselmo
Sunday, October 2

Grab your friends and family for a Super Awesome Fun Run along a mostly flat 1 mile or sublimely climbing 5k trail course, complete with superheroes, bubble zone, dance parties, smile quarter mile, and more. Find event details and registration here.

Run Like a Girl

Sunday, October 2

Provide girls only 1 mile and 5K starts as part of larger events so girls can have a girls only event that focuses on them. This run is geared towards girls 12 and younger and focuses on empowerment, confidence, and a healthy lifestyle through running. Find event details and registration here.

Color Stride 5K Family Fun Run

Sunday, October 9
SOMO Village Event Center, Rohnert Park
The Color Stride 5k is a family friendly, untimed run / walk that supports Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati. Participants of all ages and fitness levels will be blasted with a safe and non-toxic colored powder several times along the route at the color stations. Find event details and registration here.

The Honey Badger Half & 5K/10K

Sunday, October 9
China Camp State Park, San Rafael

This run starts at Miwok Meadows in China Camp State Park and features a half-marathon and 5K/10K routes. Win prizes from sponsors on the Trail Treasure Hunt! Event details and registration here.


The Mermaid Run 5K and 10K

Sunday, November 13
San Francisco
This all-femail run takes you past beautiful Crissy Field in San Francisco's Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge. There is a mini mermaid dash for girls ages 6 to 12. Find event details and registration here.

Peacock Gap Trail Run

Saturday, November 19
China Camp State Park, San Rafael

This run at China Camp State Park and Henry Barbier Park in San Rafael features 5K, 10K, and half-marathon courses. Race begins at China Camp's Miwok Meadows picnic area. Event details and registration here.

Marin Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 24
College of Marin Indian Valley Campus, Novato

The Youth Gobbler 1 Mile and Turkey Trot 5K are run cross country style on the trails of Marin’s Open Space. The Pilgrim 10K is a road out and back through the beautiful IVC campus and along Ignacio Boulevard. Find event details and registration here.