Running in San Anselmo

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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As Ross Valley CrossFit states on their website, they’re focused on creating a workout that’s “productive, not destructive.” That said, the CrossFit system is intense, and the trainers push their students to the limit during daily workouts populated with a variety of challenging but functional movements and exercises. Through the use of intuitive movements such as pushing, running, and pressing, they prepare class participants for anything the day can throw at them, from hauling groceries to fireman-carrying a large person, running a marathon, or climbing a mountain. They mix up routines each day to keep things interesting; students may perform pushups and deadlifts one session before swinging kettlebells and running sprints the next. Paired with nutritional advice, workouts help those of all ages and fitness levels slim down, enhance agility and flexibility, and build brawn across all muscle groups.

34 Greenfield Ave
San Anselmo,
CA
US

Equipment: Treadmill, Computrainer, Rowing Machine, TRX Korr CardioCoach
Students should bring: Something to drink and a towel. Their bike for cycling test.
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Established: 2013
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We answer all questions as all tests are one-on-one sessions. We provide photos of you during your test.
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88 Mitchell Boulevard
San Rafael,
CA
US

TIME 4 YOU Fiscal and Physical Fitness is a business with the rare double mission of training your body and your wallet at the same time. Their workouts have a goal that might seem strange at first: the trainers want their clients to be in the gym for as little time as possible. They're not lauding minimal effort, though; they simply want their clients to spend as much time in nature as possible, so they train them outdoors. After a sweat session, they can sit down with clients and offer an opinion on their investment portfolios, just like famed investment banker Jack LaLanne.

16 Thomas Court
San Rafael,
CA
US

Patriotic pomp and personal wellbeing collide at the 4th of July Firecracker Run. To celebrate our nation's independence, runners clad in red, white, and blue zip across downtown Novato, just as George Washington once zipped across the Delaware on America's first jetski. The 4-mile course winds down Grant Street, where the Independence Day parade kicks off after the last runner crosses the finish line.

200 North Ave. #117
San Rafael,
CA
US

The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set

10 Ave of the Flags
San Rafael,
CA
US

Equipment: Stability and Bosu balls, weights, calf stretcher, foam roller, etc.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Outdoors only
Established: 2011
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No

374 Sunset Way
Mill Valley,
CA
US