Nite Moves Run, Swim, Duathlon Series in Santa Barbara May 1 to Aug 28, 2019

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The 31st Annual Nite Moves - Swimming, Running & Biathlon events take place every Wednesday evening at Leadbetter Beach, 801 Shoreline Road, Santa Barbara from May 2 through August 28, 2019. Event features food, entertainment and fun! Onsite registration begins at 5:30 pm. Swim starts at 6:20 pm; run at 6:30 pm.

Ocean conditions vary...Many brave this distance without a suit...Great workout for getting swim experience in a crowd as we usually have a 100 swimmers at the starting line...5K footraces begin at the east end of Shoreline. Out and back course with majestic views of the Santa Ynez Mountains circling Santa Barbara, race back and view Stearns Wharf, finishing in Leadbetter Beach Park.

More information at www.runsantabarbara.com/nite-moves or sign up directly at www.active.com/santa-barbara-ca/water-sports/swimming/nite-moves-2019

34th Annual Great Race of Agoura Hills Half Marathons, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile on Saturday, April 6, 2019

A perennial favorite of the greater Los Angeles area, the Dole Great Race, will once again take place on April 6, 2019 in Agoura Hills. The event is an exciting and family-friendly event featuring eight race options, including the all-new LAraces.com 2-Person Team Marathon split between trail and road.

Despite a challenging year due to the Woolsey wildfires, the 34th edition of the race is poised to provide a regenerative community experience, bringing together participants, residents, and emergency service personnel in the largest gathering since the wildfires.

Following a period of strong rains over the last several months, the hills and courses are very green, wildflowers are in bloom and serve as a beautiful backdrop for every race distance.

“The Great Race will provide the community an opportunity to personally thank first responders –– the many fire, police and medical personnel working at the race –– for their tireless, valiant work during November's wildfires," said race director Danny Greenberg. "With two bridges on the routes destroyed by fire, some course changes have been implemented, including a completely new half marathon route which in turn has created a wonderful innovation. We are excited for our half marathon runners –– they will make running history with the first ever simultaneous start of two half marathons running in opposite directions.”

This year’s race provides a unique and one-of-a-kind opportunity for pairs of runners to team up and combine efforts in the 2-person Team Marathon. Runners from the teams split up between the Arrowhead Water Pacific Half Marathon (a road race) on a new, flatter and faster course and the iconic Chesebro Half Marathon (a trail race).

The separate races start on opposite sides of the same road in an offset “faceoff.” A concurrent start sends the runners toward each other, where teammates can high five each other to start out their race! After a short distance, the courses then diverge for the remainder of the 13.1 miles and come back together for a dramatic finish. The times for the marathon teams are then added up and graded based on age and gender, for an even opportunity at winning.

While the team marathon is a unique opportunity, the other races are not to be missed. Participants can also choose between running either half marathon independently, or they may choose a shorter race distance, including the Neftin Mazda 10K, Deena Kastor 5K, 15K (combination of both the 10K and 5K), Kids Mile, or Camp Kinneret Family Fun Run.

Following the race is an after-party like no other, selected as a Best Post-Race Party in the country by both Active.com and Runner’s World. In its 15th year as title sponsor, Dole provides a variety of offerings, including bananas, fruit bowls, pineapple juice, and more. A further spread of food awaits all runners free of charge, including pancakes, burritos, coffee, and more. The party extends to families as well — two separate activity zones are available to children, in addition to giant inflatable bounce structures and a climbing wall.

To date, the Dole Great Race has raised over $1.7 million for Agoura Hills and Oak Park schools and will continue to donate a portion of race proceeds in 2019.

To learn more and to register, visit greatrace.run.

Stronger Families, Safer Kids 5K & Kids Fun Run in Oxnard on Saturday, May 4, 2019

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The 5th Annual “Stronger Families, Safer Kids” 5K will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Oxnard State Park / Mandalay Beach, 1601 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard.

The Partnership for Safe Families and its members recognize the impact that child abuse and neglect has on families and communities. Child abuse and neglect can have enduring physical, intellectual, and psychological repercussions into adolescence and adulthood. All types of child abuse and neglect have long lasting effects throughout life, damaging a child’s sense of self, ability to have healthy relationships, and ability to function at home, at work and at school.

Your support will help to raise awareness in Ventura County about how we can all work together to strengthen families and protect our children.

To learn more and register, visit www.partnership5k.org.

Santa to the Sea Half Marathon and 5K in Oxnard on Sunday, December 8, 2019

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The Santa to the Sea Half Marathon and 5K is Sunday, December 8, 2019. The half marathon begins at the giant Santa located at 2801 Ventura Blvd., Oxnard and ends at Marine Emporium Landing in the Channel Islands Harbor. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. In addition to the popular half marathon and 5K, there is a 2-person relay and a kids 1K run.

The half-marathon’s fast and flat course goes through the strawberry fields in Oxnard and a new business park before heading to downtown

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Oxnard and the Historic District. The 5K and kids 1K starts and finishes at the Marine Emporium Landing.

A portion of registration fees funds the Santa to the Sea Scholarship Fund.

For more information or to register visit www.santatothesea.com.

2019 Boogie Nights Summer Run Series and Operation Miles 5K at the Ventura Promenade May 8 to July 24

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The Boogie Nights Summer Run Series is back again in the summer of 2018 at the Ventura Promenade.

Added to the mix this year is the Operation Miles 5K, separate from the Boogie Nights series, that will raise money for K9 Miles and the Ventura Police Department K9 Unit on Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm. Registration for Operation Miles 5K is $35 + $3 signup fee.

The Boogie Nights 5K series starts on Wednesday, May 15th and runs (so to speak) for a total of 10 weeks, through July 24th (skipping July 3rd). Races start at 6:20pm. Advance registration is $20 per race plus a $2.50 sign up fee or just $150 for the entire race series, plus $9 sign up fee. Or sign up at the race.

Each race has a different theme!

  • May 15th - Crazy Sock Night

  • May 22nd - RockStar Night

  • May 29th - Sports Night

  • June 5th - Tiki Night (Hawaiian)

  • June 12th - Business Casual

  • June 19th - Tie Dye Night

  • June 26th - McBurnie Burn Neon Night

  • July 10th - Star Wars vs Harry Potter Night

  • July 17th - Ventucky Night

  • July 24th - Pajama Night

Learn more and sign up at runsignup.com/Race/Events/CA/Ventura/BoogieNightsSummerRunSeriesVentura.

26th Annual Love Run 5K/10K/1 Mile and Half Marathon in Westlake Village on Sunday, June 2, 2019

What started out as the “Senior Stroll” in 1991 has now grown into the Ladin Subaru Love Run, one of the premier races in the Conejo Valley. Planned for Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Westlake Village, this popular event features the Love/Hate Half Marathon, which will be run on a course that is half street and half trail. The half-marathon is limited to 400 runners. Runners and walkers can also participate in a 10K, 5K or one-mile fun run. It is the perfect event for the entire family.

The Finish Line Festival is also expected to attract a large and diverse group of exhibitors who will be handing out samples and sharing information from a variety of fitness and wellness related businesses. In addition, the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks will be serving a delicious pancake breakfast. And, once again the Finish Line Festival will include a beer garden.

This annual event supports Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels Program, which helps ensure that homebound seniors do not go without food. Volunteers deliver two nutritious, freshly-prepared meals 365 days a year. In 2018, volunteers delivered more than 32,000 meals on Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. Funds raised from the Love Run help enable Senior Concerns to provide Meals On Wheels scholarships to those who cannot afford the program and ensures nobody in financial need is turned away. The Love Run also provides support for other Senior Concerns programs and services.

“Since the start of the Love Run 26 years ago, over 20,000 runners and walkers have participated,” said Andrea Gallagher, President of Senior Concerns. “With the support of our community, we have raised over $1.25 million for Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels Program and have delivered nearly 750,000 meals to homebound seniors since 1975. We are truly proud of the impact the Love Run is having on the lives of seniors in the Conejo Valley.”

Ladin Subaru has been a strong supporter of Senior Concerns for the past four years through Subaru’s Share the Love Campaign. Last year, the Share the Love Campaign raised more than $46,000 in vital funding for Senior Concerns.

“As part of Subaru’s Love Promise, Ladin Subaru is helping to support our community,” said Gallagher. “Ladin Subaru’s Love Run sponsorship is an important step in helping to ensure that homebound seniors in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park have access to nutritious, freshly prepared food delivered to their homes. We are thrilled they are the Title Sponsor of this event for the fourth consecutive year!”

For more information or to register for the Love Run, please visit loverunwestlake.com or call 805-497-0189.

For information about sponsorship or vendor opportunities, please contact Janet Young, Director of Development, at Senior Concerns at 805-497-0189. Sponsors and vendors can register online at http://loverunwestlake.com/sponsors.

The races start and finish at 3011 Townsgate Road.

2019 XTERRA Boney Mountain Trail Run 21K/6K in Newbury Park on Saturday, March 16th

The XTERRA Boney Mountain Trail Run 21K/6K races have been rescheduled (due to the federal government shutdown) for Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa National Park in Newbury Park.

The 21K starts at 8:00am and 6K starts at 8:30am. Learn more and register at trailrace.com/boney-mountain-trail-run.