Races

In addition to Empire Runners Club events, we list races taking place in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, and Marin counties. To have your event listed, please contact onlineservices@empirerunners.org

Upcoming events

    • April 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • May 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Various
    Register

    EMPIRE RUNNERS FIRST EVER SCAVENGER HUNT

    APRIL 15-30, 2021

    Details: This is the first Scavenger Hunt for Empire Runners. You will have 15 days complete the hunt. The dates are April 15-April 30, 2021. You can combine some or all the locations into one run or split it up into different runs/walks. If you split into several different runs or walks, then the minimum per day mileage is 1 mile.

    Cost: Free to Empire Runners with a suggested donation to the Student Grant Fund: Every year (even in 2020) Empire Runners give scholarships to graduating seniors. Typically, our biggest event, Kenwood Footrace, generates some of the funding for the Student Grant Fund. $5 of your membership dues is allocated towards this special fund. We boost this fund yearly through raffles, auctions, and our club events. This special event is meant to help replenish this fund so that we can support our high school graduating seniors in 2021.

    What you need: You will need a GPS watch, Camera, running shoes and a sense of adventure.

    Rules:

    1. Complete the tasks below.

    2. Use your gps device to upload your locations.

    3. Tell us a story about your adventure.

    4. Take a photo of each location.

    5. Be respectful of businesses, staff and patrons.

    6. Comply to all covid guidelines and wear masks at all times while indoors.

    Submit this all using the form at empirerunners.org by May 5, 2021.

    The Hunt:

    1. Run/Walk Spring Lake/Howarth Park. You can choose which direction and which trails. Needs to have some sort of circle around the lake and a minimum of 1 mile (10 points).

    2. Visit Fleet Feet Santa Rosa and take a photo of the new location and include the Fleet Feet logo in the picture (10 points).

    3. Visit Heart and Sole and take a photo with a staff member (10 points).

    4. Go to Rosa Rock which commemorates the name of our city. Get a pic at the rock (15 points).

    5. Find a Peanuts Sculpture around town and snap a pic with you and the statue (15 points).

    6. Visit Courthouse Square. Take a picture of you somewhere in the square (10 points).

    7. Find a form of art anywhere in Sonoma county and take a picture of this (10 points).

    8. Photo in front of a Port-o-potty (10 points).

    9. Run/Walk 800 meters as fast as you can down the Prince Greenway Trail. Snap a pic of yourself or something along the Trail (10 points).

    10. Learn the middle name of a board member and their favorite place to run (10 points).

    11. Photo including flowers either in wild or in a garden (10 points).

    12. Photo of the historical Luther Burbank gardens (10 points).

    13. Run/walk around a Track-obey all rules and do not enter if track is closed. Take a picture of the track with or without you or a running friend in the shot (10 points).

    14. Take a photo In front of a bakery/donut shop (10 points). Bonus: Purchase and eat a pastry then run home (10 points)

    15. Run to a SMART Train Station (10 points). Bonus if you get a pic with the train (10 points).

    16. Photo of the McDonald Mansion in the historic McDonald neighborhood (be respectful of residents) (10 points).

    17. Photo in the Rural Cemetery of a grave that is in the 1800’s (10 points). Bonus: find a grave that has either your first, last or middle name in common or your date of birth (15 points).

    18. Take a picture in front of Whoville (15 points).

    19. Take a picture in front of a school (10 points).

    20. Run around De Turk Round Barn and then snap a pic of the Barn (10 points).

    Photos: Photos may be used for Facebook or Instagram. If you prefer for a photo not to be used, please indicate in the results.

    Covid Protocols:

    -You may run with your family or social bubble. Groups must be less than 12 people.

    Awards:

    Awards given to the 3 runners with the most points accumulated between April 15-30.

    Ties will be broken based on the stories submitted about the adventure. Winners will be determined by the race director.

    $25 Gift Certificates to either Fleet Feet or Heart and Sole.

    75 Grand Prix Points to those who run to all 20 locations.

    Questions:

    Can’t figure out a location, then email Andrea Guzman, Board of Director/Treasurer and she will provide a hint. Email: Andreatherunner@gmail.com

    Have Fun and Enjoy your Adventure!

    • May 01, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • May 31, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • A 3 mile course anywhere you want

    Here is your challenge:

    • Choose a 3 mile course anywhere you want (avoid crowding)
    • Run or walk the course anytime between dates specified in May.
    • Send in your results

    This is not a race. No awards or records will be announced. Grand Prix points will be awarded.

    Rules:

    • Obey all traffic laws
    • Carry a mask and follow current social distancing guidelines
    • Be safe
    • Have fun

    Send results to sledge26.2@gmail.com within 3 days of last day of challenge.



    • June 19, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • Riverfront Regional Park, 7821 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg (closer to Windsor), CA


    The 13th annual
    Riverfront River Rat Rambling Relay
    Rendezvous & bReakfast Revelry
    2-person x 5K relay

    Saturday, June 19, 8 AM
    Riverfront Regional Park
    7821 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg (closer to Windsor)

    There is no race day registration.

    The deadline to request a teammate is Sunday, June 14.

    Entry fees are not refundable unless event is cancelled.

    Please join us after the race for a scrumptious breakfast prepared by the Piner High School Cross Country team and their parents. It's a fundraiser. Donations welcome!

    Need a teammate?
    Click this-> Find me a teammate!


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

    STAY TUNED ON UPDATS FOR 2021 EVENT

    49th annual Kenwood Footrace 4th of July 


    To register or for information about the Kenwood Footrace
    go to

    Questions?  Contact
    onlineservices@empirerunners.org


    • July 20, 2021
    • 5:45 PM (PDT)
    • Montgomery High School, 1250 Hahman Dr., Santa Rosa, CA

    35th annual
    Empire Runners Club


    Online registration is closed the day of each meet. To receive the online registration discount, you must register at least one day before your first meet.  Once registered, you have secured free entry to all remaining meets.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION

    • FREE for Empire Runners Club members
    • $10 for non-members.
    RACE DAY REGISTRATION
    • $20 in person at any meet for members or non-members who have not preregistered

    ABOUT THE SERIES

    • All ages and levels of ability are welcome.
    • Heats are separated by ability level and/or age group.
    • Times and results will be posted at www.empirerunners.org
    Meet 4: Tuesday, July 21
    • 5:45 pm: free, untimed 100m & 200m races for runners 6 & under only
    • 6:00 pm: mile, 100m, 800m, 200m, 400m, 3000m, & 4x400m relay
    Schedule of Events for All 2020 STS Meets (printable PDF)
    Past Results

    Records

    Questions? Contact events@empirerunners.org

    • 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 03, 2021
    • 5:45 PM (PDT)
    • Montgomery High School, 1250 Hahman Dr., Santa Rosa, CA

    35th annual
    Empire Runners Club

    2021 Bob Shor Summer Track Series

    Online registration is closed the day of each meet. To receive the online registration discount, you must register at least one day before your first meet.  Once registered, you have secured free entry to all remaining meets.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION

    • FREE for Empire Runners Club members
    • $10 for non-members.
    RACE DAY REGISTRATION
    • $20 in person at any meet for members or non-members who have not preregistered

    ABOUT THE SERIES

    • All ages and levels of ability are welcome.
    • Heats are separated by ability level and/or age group.
    • Times and results will be posted at www.empirerunners.org
    Meet 5: Tuesday, August 4 - Special Under the Lights Edition
    • 6:30 pm: free, untimed 100m & 200m races for runners 6 & under only
    • 7:00 pm: mile, 100m, 800m, 200m, 400m, Distance Medley Relay (1200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m)
    Schedule of Events for All 2020 STS Meets (printable PDF)
    Past Results

    Records

    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

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 22, 2020 Running Water - Lag Bon 10K
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)
November 24, 2016 Healdsburg Turkey Trot
November 24, 2016 Turkey Leg Relays
November 11, 2016 HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals
November 05, 2016 Gutbuster Fun Run & Walk
October 29, 2016 Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon
October 23, 2016 Cloverdale Harvest Marathon, Half & 10K
October 09, 2016 Healdsburg Half Marathon & 5K
October 01, 2016 Sonoma Trail Marathon
September 18, 2016 Clo-Cow Half Marathon & 5K
August 28, 2016 Santa Rosa Marathon
August 07, 2016 Water to Wine Half Marathon
August 06, 2016 Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway Planning Workship
July 30, 2016 Pacific Association 1-Mile Championship
June 12, 2016 Dipsea Race
June 05, 2016 Hit the Road Jack
May 28, 2016 Super Hero 5K Run & Health Expo
May 22, 2016 5K Dash for Dance
May 22, 2016 Windsor Green Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
May 07, 2016 Mendo Human Race
May 07, 2016 Sonoma County Human Race
May 01, 2016 Spring has Sprung 5K & 10K
April 30, 2016 Girls on the Run 5K
April 24, 2016 Marin County Half Marathon
April 17, 2016 Petaluma Footrace
April 16, 2016 Calistoga Trail Ramble
April 10, 2016 Wine Country Running Event
April 09, 2016 Scope for Hope 5K/10K
April 02, 2016 Annadel Half Marathon
March 19, 2016 32nd Annual Whale Run
March 13, 2016 St. Patrick's Day 5K
March 06, 2016 Napa Valley Marathon
February 14, 2016 Valentine’s Love Run
January 28, 2016 January Club Meeting
December 05, 2015 Girls on the Run 5K
November 26, 2015 Turkey Leg Relays
November 14, 2015 Big River Salmon 10K & 5K
October 31, 2015 Healdsburg Wine Country Half
October 23, 2015 Ragnar Relay
October 18, 2015 Cloverdale Harvest Marathon/Half/10K
October 11, 2015 Healdsburg Half Marathon
October 10, 2015 Gualala River Run
October 04, 2015 Tiburon Half-Marathon & 5K
October 03, 2015 Sonoma Trail Marathon
September 27, 2015 Vintage Festival 12K / 5K
September 27, 2015 Napa Half Marathon & 5K
September 19, 2015 Alumni Cross Country 2-Mile
September 13, 2015 Clo-Cow Half Marathon & 5K
August 29, 2015 Calistoga Trail Ramble
August 09, 2015 Water to Wine Half Marathon
July 18, 2015 5k and 10K Sun Run presented by Festival del Sole
June 14, 2015 Fitch Mountain Footrace
June 07, 2015 Hit the Road Jack!
May 17, 2015 Windsor Green Half Marathon
May 10, 2015 Spring Has Sprung
May 09, 2015 Sonoma County Human Race
May 03, 2015 Next Gen "Run For Your Life" 5K
April 26, 2015 Girls on the Run 5K
April 19, 2015 Petaluma Footrace
April 11, 2015 Annadel Half Marathon & 5K
April 04, 2015 Scope for Hope 5k fun run/walk
March 21, 2015 Whale Run
December 14, 2014 ERC Bus to the Christmas Relays
December 06, 2014 Girls on the Run 5K
November 27, 2014 11th Annual Turkey Leg Relays
November 27, 2014 Napa Valley Turkey Chase
November 02, 2014 Vines to Wine Run
October 26, 2014 Angwin to Angwish Trail Run
October 19, 2014 Underfoot - Spring Lake 5K & 10K
October 17, 2014 Postponded: NextGen's Run For Your Life Twilight 5K
October 12, 2014 Healdsburg Half Marathon
September 28, 2014 Vintage Festival Run 12K & 5K
September 28, 2014 Napa Half Marathon
September 14, 2014 Clo-Cow Half Marathon & 5K
August 10, 2014 Water to Wine Half Marathon
June 24, 2014 YMCA Beginning Trail Running Group
June 08, 2014 Fitch Mountain Footrace
June 01, 2014 Hit the Road Jack
May 18, 2014 Windsor Green Half Marathon
May 17, 2014 Sonoma Valley Footrace - CANCELED
May 13, 2014 YMCA Beginning Trail Running Group
May 11, 2014 Spring Has Sprung
April 26, 2014 Girls on the Run 5K
April 13, 2014 Petaluma Footrace
April 12, 2014 Undy 5000
April 12, 2014 Kelseyville Donut Run
April 05, 2014 Annadel Half Marathon
March 15, 2014 30th Annual Whale Run
March 02, 2014 Napa Valley Marathon
February 23, 2014 Run with Heart 5K
February 16, 2014 Willits Classic
January 01, 2014 Napa Valley Resolution Run 5K & 10K

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