A Fit 2017? Get these 5Ks on the Calendar!

Usher in a fit New Year by planning your 2017 calendar full of footsteps with a goal in mind! Here are 12 nearby runs to get on your calendar this year:

Serendipity Charity Run 5k/2k in San Mateo on January 21, 2017. This augural event is in support of The Special Olympics, which provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Valentine 10K and 5K Fun Run/Walk in Campbell on February 11, 2017. Grab your sweetheart, family, and friends for a lovely morning along the beloved Los Gatos Creek Trail for a hearty run/walk.

Superhero III 5k/10k Fun Run & Walk in Union City on March 5, 2017. Suit up as your favorite Superhero and get ready to raise awareness and funds for those affected by Parkinson’s.

LAM Research Heart & Soles 5K/10K Run in Santa Clara on March 25, 2017. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation established this event to support children’s health and wellness.

King Richard Half Marathon, 10K & 5K race in San Jose on April 1, 2017. This race takes runners on an out-and-back double-loop route that winds through this 1,627-acre park filled with plenty of challenging uphills and downhills.

Horseshoe Lake Trail Half Marathon, 50K & 5M in Palo Alto on May 6, 2017. The majority of the course is along the Bay Area Ridge Trail with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Cruz Mountains.

Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Run in Burlingame on June 4, 2017. Perhaps the most fun and glam women’s running series in the nation with pink tutus, bubbly toast, a boa and tiara station and more!

Bad Bass Half Marathon/10K/5K in Castro Valley on July 22, 2017. Beginning and ending at the Lake Chabot Marina, all courses include rolling, but mostly runnable hills.

Crystal Springs Trail Half & 5K Run in Woodside on August 5, 2017. Experience the towering redwoods, lush ferns, and beautiful trails through Huddart Park, King’s Mountain and Bear Gulch.

Pacifica Summit Run 10K/Half/30K/50K in Pacifica on September 16, 2017. Take in the view from the tallest mountain on the upper San Francisco Peninsula plus see plenty of postcard views of the Pacific Ocean coastline.

Zombie Runner Half & 5K Halloween Run in Campbell on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Dress in costume and run along the Los Gatos Creek Trail to the Lexington Reservoir and the Vasona Lake County Park.

Silicon Valley Turkey Trot in San Jose on November 23, 2017. Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot with a few thousand neighbors.

Walkscore.com rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Why? Because we are steps from shopping (Hillsdale Center), groceries (Whole Foods), parks, a farmer’s market and an easy bike-ride from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. San Mateo’s shared Bay Bikes are on-site, so no need to own your own. And Caltrain is a quick stroll from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.