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14 fun runs in SF Bay Area

San Francisco NorCal California Rugged Maniac: 8:30 a.m. March 23, Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. This three-mile course with 20-plus obstacles includes a three-story water slide, trampolines and a fire jump — and a festival in the middle with a DJ and beer, mechanical bulls, dance-offs, pie-eating and more. $79. https://bit.ly/2hF0CMN
Inflatable Run & Festival: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  March 30, Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo. Run with the entire family on an inflatable obstacle course. The 5K is broken up into 1 mile laps. Between laps, enjoy the fun festival activities and attractions, including 30-minute epic water battles (using sponges), massive zorb balls (aka human hamsters), Mr. Wacky meet-and-greet, a bounce station, shirt-signing party and more. $19.99-$24.99. www.theinflatablerun.com/bay-area/
IPA 10K & Beer Mile: April 12, Sebastopol. Celebrate the NorCal craft brew scene with a festive and scenic 10K race that starts with a beer or cider toast. $30-$85. https://www.ipa10k.com/
Livermore California Mud Factor: 10 a.m. April 20, Club Moto Motocross Track, 7727 Altamont Pass Road, Livermore. 5K obstacle run featuring the border, halfway house, the enter-net, cargo climb, wire crawl and more. MF Kidz Family Waves for kids 4-13 and families with a shortened course, same obstacles. $35-$65. www.mudfactor.com/east-bay
Kids Obstacle Challenge: 9 a.m. May 4, Joseph D. Grant Regional Park, 18405 Mount Hamilton Road, San Jose. Obstacle course race for kids ages 5-16 involves 13 to 15 obstacles that range in difficulty. Families will traverse rock walls, army crawl through mud pits, rope swing over water, scale cargo nets and more. $46-$66. https://bit.ly/2EG8bfn
Utterly Fun Beer Run: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4, East Main and McClellan Streets, Vacaville. Not everyone is a runner. Register for this 0.5K — a two-block race — and receive cow chips to redeem for beer or a non-alcoholic beverage, a T-shirt and a medal. If you can’t make the entire 0.5K, stop in the middle for sweet treats or take Moober to Town Square. $26.50. http://vverotary.com/beer-run/
Foam Glow: Time to be determined, May 17, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose. This fun-filled 5K sends glowing foam and black lights across the race course, followed by an after party filled with music and more foam glow and black lights. Wear a white T-shirt to the start line. By the time you get to the finish, you’ll look like you fell in a tie-dye machine. Ticket price includes an event T-shirt and donation to local charity. $50. www.foamglow.com/sanjose-2019/
Bubble Run: 8 a.m. May 18, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose. Clad in white T-shirts, run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of fun. Race waves start every three to five minutes. Every kilometer, participants will run through a Foam Bog where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe. $50. https://bit.ly/2EziEsU
Bay to Breakers: Time to be determined, May 19, Main and Howard streets, San Francisco. This 12K race runs through the city and finishes at the Great Highway. Health and Wellness expo, finish line festival, on-course entertainment and festivities include live bands, DJ’s and performances to keep runners motivated. Individual, centipedes team or virtual runners. $32.49-$779.87. www.baytobreakers.com/general
Sugar Rush Donut Challenge: 8-11 a.m. May 25, Almaden Lake Park, 6099 Winfield Blvd., San Jose. Enjoy Krispy Kreme Donuts at every mile of this race. Activities planned for young and old alike. $24.99-$60.
Benicia Panther Pride Color Vibe Run: 10:30 a.m. May 25, Benicia. Runners have 90 minutes to finish this 2-mile course. There will be food, music and plenty of color, so bring white clothes, sunglasses, towel, change of clothes, baby wipes, bandana and a plastic bag for your phone, shoes and clothes. $15. https://bit.ly/2SMLNGf
Wine Run 5K – Four Fools Winery: 10 a.m. June 15, 13 Pacific Ave., Rodeo. Enjoy scenic views of Rodeo and the San Francisco Bay Trail on this 5K run. Spectators can choose the 0K option. Registration fees include a race t-shirt, souvenir wine glass and  free glass of wine. $10-$20. https://bit.ly/2tXcZaZ
Michelob Ultra Rock ‘N’ Roll: Oct. 5-6, San Jose. 10K, 5K, Kids Rock and half marathon through Silicon Valley. The course is packed with live music, entertainment, cheer teams and dance squads. $32-$92. https://bit.ly/2TCcsK8
Night Nation Run: 5 p.m. Oct. 12, Golden Gate Fields, 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley. Experience a music-filled course with DJs, light shows, bubble zones, neon and black lights. Cross the finish line into the main stage after-party featuring top headline DJs, dancing, fog, cryo, confetti guns and giveaways. $29.99. https://nightnationrun.com/bay-area/

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