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As the Summer Winds Down, Runners Gear up for the Autumn Running Season

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For the next few months, running enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic races across California. The Sacramento region in particular is full of events for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Whether you are an avid runner or just looking for a healthy way to support the community, consider joining in a local 5K or 10K race. Most races benefit a nonprofit organization, so you will be benefiting your body, mind and spirit! Here are some upcoming events to consider:

Gold Rush Fun Run & Walk
October 8, 2011, Placerville, CA
This family and dog friendly event features 10 Mile, 10K, 5K, and 1 mile race courses along the El Dorado Trail, plus raffle prizes and more!

Benefits: INALLIANCE, a nonprofit providing support to people with developmental disabilities in the greater Sacramento area.

El Dorado Trail Blazin’ 2011
October 23, 2011, El Dorado County, CA
This event is open to runners, walkers, bicyclists, equestrians, etc. and features a series of activities and a BBQ on the El Dorado Trail.

Benefits: Friends of El Dorado Trail, a nonprofit dedicated to completing the El Dorado Trail as an alternative transportation and recreation corridor of hiking, biking and equestrian trails, from Sacramento through El Dorado County and up to South Lake Tahoe.

Four Bridges Half Marathon
October 13, 2011, Folsom, CA
This event features a festive Halloween theme, a one day Haunted House Health & Fitness Expo, and one of California’s most scenic courses around beautiful Lake Natoma in Folsom (15 miles east of Sacramento near Folsom Lake).

Benefits: Ongoing trail improvements at Lake Natoma.

Davis Turkey Trot
November 19, 2011, Davis, CA
This event is family and community-oriented and offers eight different events and distances, with something for every age group and ability.

Benefits: A Change of Pace Foundation, dedicated to providing fun, safe exercise-oriented events in the community.

Clarksburg Country Run
November 13, 2011, Clarksburg, CA
This event breaks away from the city and shows some small town hospitality. The Run offers a variety of race distances and you can enjoy a hot meal after the race.

Benefits: Clarksburg Community Groups including Boy Scouts, Fire Fighters, Cub Scouts, The Soccer Club, and Clarksburg Schools.


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