Club Races

Empire Runners Club events, except the Kenwood Footrace, are free to club members who preregister online for each event by the published deadline.  Club races and track meets are open to the general public.  For events other than the Kenwood Footrace, online registration generally opens 3 to 4 months before each event and closes 2 to 3 days before each event.  Club members who do not preregister online for club races must pay regular race day entry fees.

Questions?  Contact onlineservices@empirerunners.org

Upcoming events

    • July 04, 2021
    • 7:30 AM (PDT)
    • Kenwood Plaza Park, Warm Springs Road, Kenwood, CA

    We Will Return in 2022!


    49th annual Kenwood Footrace 4th of July 


    To register or for information about the Kenwood Footrace
    go to

    Questions?  Contact
    onlineservices@empirerunners.org


    • July 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Southwest Community Park, 1698 Hearn Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
    • 50
    Registration is closed

    Free Run in the Park 5k

    Saturday, July 24

    All levels, all ages welcome

    50 runners maximum

    Registration required 

    Registration opens July1 

    • August 01, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Salmon Creek State Beach (north parking area along Hwy 1, CA

    The 44th annual
    Salmon Creek Beach Runs


    Sunday, August 2, 10 am
    Salmon Creek State Beach
    5-mile & 2-mile races on the sand
    followed by an optional beach blanket potluck picnic
    Potluckers, please bring a cold dish to share and your own plates and utensils.

    No fires, bbq's, or dogs are allowed on the beach.

    This event is hosted by the Bohn Family. For more information contact E. J. Bohn at 537–0513 (before 8:00pm) or by email at ejrun@sbcglobal.net.


    Registration questions?  Contact events@empirerunners.org

    • August 28, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Spring Lake Regional Park (near Jackrabbit boat launch), Santa Rosa, CA
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    29th annual

    Phil Widener Empire Open
    PA/USATF Cross Country
    3.4 miles
    rugged dirt trails
    a bit of asphalt bike path
    a few short hills
    and some wicked competition

    Saturday, August 28, 2020

    3 races:
    Women's Open: 9:00 am
    Men's Masters (40 and older): 9:45 am
    Men's Open: 10:30 am

    "TOP 10" shirts awarded to the first 10 finishers in each race

    $1500 PRIZE PURSE FOR USATF MEMBERS AND TEAMS

    Online registration

    • deadline Wednesday, August 26
    • free for ERC members
    • $20 for non-members
    • free for PAUSATF comped athletes

    Mail-in registration

    • $25
    • postmark by Saturday, 8/22
    • Mail to Empire Runners Club, 2345 Hilltop Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

    Race day registration: $30

    Race day substitution fee: $10


    Entry fees are not refundable unless the event is canceled.

    Confirmation email is your proof of registration.

    Optional Team Multiple Entry Form Submit by email no later than Saturday, August 22.  See instructions on form.

    Past Results
    Records
    Course Map


    Questions?  Contact
    events@empirerunners.org


    • November 28, 2021
    • 8:07 AM (PST)
    • Hidden Valley Elementary School, 3435 Bonita Vista, Santa Rosa, CA

    42nd annual

    McGuire's Breakfast Challenge

    3K & 10k Road Run


    3k RUN COURSE | COURSE MAP

    • Park near Hidden Valley Elementary School.
    • Start the race by running South on Bonita Vista Lane.
    • Take a right on Chanate Road.
    • Right on Parker Hill Road.
    • Right on Leete Avenue.
    • Turn right on Aaron Drive.
    • Turn left on Sleepy Hollow Drive.
    • Turn right on Bonita Vista Lane.
    • Finish exactly where you started

    • December 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PST)
    • Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, CA

    The 42nd Annual

    LAST 10K and FINAL 2-MILE
    Takes place on the 2nd Saturday in December

    Last 10K Course Map
    Past Results

    Questions?  Contact
    events@empirerunners.org

Past events

June 19, 2021 Riverfront River Rat Rambling Relay Rendezvous (an ERC event)
May 22, 2021 Free 5K Run in the Park (ERC event)
May 07, 2021 3 Miles in May Virtual Event
April 15, 2021 Empire Runners First Ever Scavenger Hunt
February 27, 2021 2021 Ilsanjo Classic 10-mile Challenge
February 12, 2021 President’s Weekend Relay Challenge
December 29, 2020 2021 “Virtual” Resolution Run
December 17, 2020 Empire Runners Last 10k Virtual Race
November 28, 2020 EVENT CANCELED - Free 5K Run in the Park (ERC event)
November 27, 2020 McGuire's Breakfast Challenge: 3K Virtual Road Run (ERC event)
November 01, 2020 EVENT CANCELED: Loop de Loop 14-Mile Trail Race (ERC event)
October 24, 2020 Free 5K Run in the Park (ERC event)
October 10, 2020 Fountaingrove Loop 7-mile VIRTUAL road race (ERC event)
September 26, 2020 EVENT CANCELED: Free 5K Run in the Park (ERC event)
September 06, 2020 EVENT CANCELED: Annadel Loop 7-mile trail race (ERC event)
August 29, 2020 EVENT CANCELED: Phil Widener Empire Open 3.4 miles XC (ERC event)
August 22, 2020 EVENT CANCELED: Free 5K Run in the Park (ERC event)
August 08, 2020 Empire Runners Summer Challenge
July 25, 2020 EVENT CANCELED: Free 5K Run in the Park (ERC event)
July 21, 2020 EVENT CANCELED: Bob Shor Summer Track Series - Meet 4 (ERC event)
July 07, 2020 EVENT CANCELLED: Bob Shor Summer Track Series - Meet 3 (ERC event)
July 04, 2020 EVENT CANCELLED: Kenwood Footrace 10K & 3K (ERC event)
July 03, 2020 Independence Day Weekend Challenge - 7, 4, and 20 (or 2.0) miles
June 23, 2020 EVENT CANCELLED: Bob Shor Summer Track Series - Meet 2 (ERC event)
June 20, 2020 EVENT CANCELLED: Riverfront River Rat Rambling Relay Rendezvous & bReakfast Revelry (an ERC event)
June 09, 2020 EVENT CANCELLED: Bob Shor Summer Track Series - Meet 1 (ERC event)
May 25, 2020 3 Miles in May Virtual Event
May 03, 2020 EVENT CANCELED: Jackrabbit Derby (3 mile XC run) & 1K Bunny Hop (ERC event)
April 25, 2020 EVENT CANCELED: Free 5K Run in the Park (ERC event)
March 01, 2020 Ilsanjo Classic 10-miler, Neo-Classic 4-miler, & 1K Newt Scoot (ERC event)
February 22, 2020 Free 5K Run in the Park (ERC event)
February 16, 2020 Valley Ford Relay - Assign me to a team!
February 16, 2020 Valley Ford Relay 4 x 2.75 miles (ERC event) - Team Sign Up
January 25, 2020 Free 5K Run in the Park (ERC event)
January 01, 2020 Phaby-Gray Resolution Run 5K (ERC event)

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