Running in El Sobrante

Up to 52% Off Singles 5K Run

LUV RUN San Francisco

Crissy Field

$55 $27

5K course that starts in Crissy Field and encourages mingling between runners who wear bibs denoting their romantic availability

46% Off Turkey Trot Registration

San Francisco Turkey Trot

Mission Bay

$24 $13

Registration for one for a Thanksgiving Day 5K fun run benefitting local food banks

Up to 77% Off Running Training

Runnerspeaks Whole Person Running Coaching

On Location

$60 $19

With an emphasis on the mind, body and spirit, instructor culls from many disciplines to help runners earn their goals and love the sport

42% Off Entry to Dionysus Dash 5K

Dionysus Dash

Hess Winery

$49.99 $29

Competitors traverse vineyards during 5K that includes wine tastings and encourages Grecian-themed costumes

Up to 45% Off Color Dash 5K Entry

The Color Dash 5k

Rancho Mendanos Junior HS

$45 $29

Run or walk along a noncompetitive 5K course through bursts of electric colors

Up to Half Off Color in Motion 5K Entry

Color in Motion 5K

Alameda County Fairgrounds

$50 $25

Runners in white are playfully pelted with safe, biodegradable color powder that turns their clothes purple, blue, and yellow

Up to 51% Off Donate Life Run/Walk 5K

California Transplant Donor Network

Great America

$50 $25

Raise funds for organ and tissue donation during a family-friendly 5K held at Great America; includes t-shirt, expo bag, and breakfast

Up to 44% Off at ROC Race – Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K

ROC Race – Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K

Santa Clara Fairgrounds

$106 $61

Face down 12 obstacles—including waterslides, a giant wrecking ball, and a Tarzan swing—inspired by wacky game shows

Up to 62% Off Walking and Running Classes

Lew's Walk 'n' Run

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

Program designed to build strength in upper body and core while also training athletes for 5Ks, 10Ks, or half marathons

Up to 45% Off at the 5K Foam Fest

5K Foam Fest

San Joaquin Fairgrounds

$90 $55

Racers tackle 15–30 obstacles, such as mud pits and foam-covered Slip 'n Slides, then move on to other muddy games at an after-party

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When runners cross the finish line at The Color Fight, they won't see a big digital clock keeping track of the time. For one thing, the race organizers don't track race times, and even if they did, the ticking numbers would be cloaked by a cloud of colorful powder. That's because at each kilometer of the 3-mile race, spectators and race personnel launch handfuls of dyed powder at the runners, creating a vivid spectrum that symbolizes the event's emphasis of fun over victory. In order to make the perfect canvas for the rainbow of colors, runners are encouraged to wear white clothing or wrap themselves in a rain cloud.

1900 Powell Street
Emeryville,
CA
US

Gym Class Fitness founder and personal trainer Jessica Gereau shares the life skills and slimming techniques learned during her own inspiring weight-loss journey, which left her 60 pounds lighter. During personal-training sessions, instructors focus on accountability—they'll call if students skip class—to cut coach potatoes into shapely french fries. The gym's wall-to-wall mirrors reflect images of treadmills, free weights, and aerobic equipment that facilitate group exercise classes and save students the hassle of hauling in their own Stairmasters. The establishment also hosts run meetups every weekend, where joggers follow a certified coach to explore the East Bay landscape while tracking mileage, oxygen consumption, and times to improve performance.

5427 Telegraph Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.

500 William St
Oakland,
CA
US

The stakes are undoubtedly high. At the current rate of donation, more than 30% of people on the National Organ Transplant Waiting List will never get the organs they need. California Transplant Donor Network aims to change that by educating people and raising awareness. They also put boots on the ground, facilitating organ and tissue donation by offering assistance to 175 hospitals in California and Nevada. In addition to their donation work, the network holds events such as 5Ks to raise funds and invites families of donors to contribute memories to the Donor Memorial Quilt Project.

1000 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US

At Luke Training Conditioning, certified personal trainer Andre Luke and Josephine works to give clients the push they need to exceed their fitness goals. Drawing on nine years of experience as a trainer and coach, he leads personal-training sessions, boot camps, and TRX suspension classes designed to melt away pounds.

Cascade Stairs
Oakland,
CA
US

Signature service: Whole-Person Running Coaching
Established: 2012
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes

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Oakland,
CA
US