2019 Is Shaping Up To Be A Fit Year

Welcome the new year by planning your local 2019 get fit events! Here is a list of nearby events to get on your calendar:

Join the RUNMATCH group running class on the bay trail in Foster City each Tuesday. The perfect way to train for an upcoming race, meet fellow runners, or just explore new trails! Run details: Run a total of 3.5 miles at 8:30 minute mile pace after a short warm up. After 1.5 miles, stop and complete an 8-minute in a park, then continue on running. At 2.5 miles, do an 8-minute core workout, then head back.

Kick off 2019 during the KIWANIS New Year’s Resolution 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on January 1 in Mountain View. The courses are on paved walking and bicycling paths within Mountain Views Shoreline park.

Experience the towering redwoods, lush ferns, and beautiful trails through Huddart Park, King’s Mountain and Bear Gulch during the Crystal Springs trail run on January 20 in Woodside. The start/finish will be located at the Werder Shelter.

The Coyote Point 5K in San Mateo on January 26 is an annual race benefiting Carb DM, an organization dedicated to empowering and building a supportive community for children, teens, adults and families affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Join in the fun of one of the best collegiate triathlons in Northern California with a 500m open-water swim, a 20km bike, and a 5k run. There are two separate races taking place on March 3rd this year.The Stanford Draft Legal Triathlon for Collegiate, Elite and Youth/Junior athletes will start at 7:00am. The traditional Stanford Treeathlon, a non-draft legal race, will start at 11:00 am.

Go Green St. Patrick’s Day Run in San Jose on March 17. The Go Green Saint Patrick’s Day Run is back to celebrate shamrocks and leprechauns and everything Irish in the month of March. There’s a half marathon, a 10K or a 5k. It’s a great course for a flat and fast PR, plus paved and shaded.

The 6th Annual Racing Hearts 5k/10k is March 24 in Downtown Palo Alto. Since 2014, the Racing Hearts 5k/10k events have raised over $220,000 for genetic testing and education for underserved families, echocardiograms, AEDs and heart research.

Participants of the Woodside/Purisima Creek Crossover on April 7 will enjoy the beautiful trails under the canopy of towering, moss covered redwoods as they clip past the many small streams and gullies along the way. Distances of 10K, Half Marathon, 35K and 50K make for the perfect proving grounds for runners, and hikers, of all abilities.

Join the 3rd Annual Airport Runway Run on April 14 at the San Carlos Airport and express your need for speed with a unique 2K/5K/10K running event that’s fun and healthy for the whole family. Like an aircraft on takeoff, you will traverse the length of the entire 2,600 foot runway before continuing through the beautiful wetlands on Bair Island, then return to the airport and conclude at Hiller Aviation Museum.

The Water Dog Run on October 12 starts at the Historic Ralston Hall Mansion on the pristine grounds of Notre Dame de Namur University, and takes runners and walkers through the streets of Belmont. All athletes will finish in the charming and hidden gem of Belmont’s, Twin Pines Park.  The one mile kids’ run and the one mile Fido [dog] run, two separate events, will be the perfect distance for those with littler legs or furry ones.

The Pumpkin Run/Walk on October 20 has been a traditional part of the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival for many years. The 5K and 10K Run events take participants on the Coastal Trail along the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Pumpkin Power 5K Obstacle Challenge has obstacle stations and activities along the trail.

And, it doesn’t get more local than LIFT! LIFT Exercise offers 3 body and day changing proprietary group fitness classes inside of a gorgeous light filled 4,600 square foot studio.

Looking for a fitness group to join? Try the Fun, Fit, Unite! For Healthy Lifestylers, with upcoming Healthy/Nutrition classes, Local Hiking events, Sat/Sun 3 fitness challenge, Chrissy Field over GG bridge walks, AM bootcamps, Yoga bootcamps at the Ferry BLD in SF, local 5k marathons, inline skating, hikes, early evening walks in SAN MATEO co., Hillsborough morning and evening walks, Adventure Race competition, “Muddy Buddy”…. and more!


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 and entertainment (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 no more than a five-minute walk from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.