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If you want to have the Bakersfield Track Club help with your event, please contact the club president, Margaret Patteson to be added to the agenda of one of our monthly club meetings. Currently, the club meetings are held at The Rusty's Pizza on the corner of Rosedale Hwy and La Cresenta (10824 Rosedale Hwy) at 7:00p.m. on the First Wednesday of each month. (except July)

   
August   2014
   
August 9 Yokuts Park Fun Runs

1mi, 2mi, 3mi, 5mi In cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department, the BTC presents the Yokut's Park Fun Runs.

Absolutely Free!  Come out and run on the second Saturday of each month at Yokut's Park in Bakersfield.  We start at 7am with a 1 mile "warm up" run for everyone.  After that, choose from a 2, 3, or 5 mile run.  We will keep track of your time for you, and have some snacks afterward. A great way to get in some training together.

 


August 12

BTC SummerSeries 5k #6

Check the Summer Series webpage for all the details.

You may register online for the Season Pass only. To register for individual races, you must register at the race site.


 

August 12

Mcfarland High alumni 2 mile run August 12th at 6:00pm. Cost 15.00 for open race and donation. All finishers will receive medal. There will open 2 mile for for non mcfarland alumni and present day MHS runners. So it's open to any runner. Location mcfarland parks rec. Race times: girls MHS vs MHS alumni 6:00pm, MHS boys vs alumni 6:30, open 2 race 7:00pm. Contact Amador Ayon at 6617097421 or email amadorayon@yahoo.com for information.


 

August 16

Hell of a Half Marathon

Exeter, CA

Another Go For It Events production

Check their website for all the information


 

August 16

Join us for the Mountain Gallop 5K/10K in cooperation with the annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival on the 3rd Saturday of August (August 16, 2014). Early registration opens on April 1, 2014. 
Come on out to enjoy the scenic 10K that runs along the Antelope Dam, Antelope Run and ends at beautiful Central Park.
Registration includes a swag bag, technical race shirt, championship chip timing, dye-cast medal, post-race goodies and an awesome day in Tehachapi.
Mountain Festival festivities include a parade, vendors, food, carnival and rodeo.
Come up. Run up.
RACE DAY: August 16, 2014
Registration and packet pick up: 6:30 AM
Race Starts: 7:30 AM
Place: Phillip Marx Central Park
Cost: April 1-July 5 5K: $30.00 / 10K: $35.00
July 6 – Race Day 5K: $35.00 / 10K: $40.00
www.tvrpd.org or active.com
Contact: L.Williams@tvrpd.org


 

August 30

West High 5k/10k - Hart Park


 

   
September   2014
September 6

12th Annual BPD K9 Unit's Howlin at the Moon Fun Run.

The run is Kern County's most popular night run held by the light of the full moon.  All proceeds benefit the BPD's K9 Unit.  The 2k fun run will begin at about 8:00 pm and the timed 5k/10k will begin at about 8:30pm.  There will be medals for the top 3 finishers in each category.  The run is at the Park at River Walk at 11300 Stockdale Highway.  The run is on the paved bike path and proceeds eastbound with clearly marked turnrounds and aid stations.  There will be food, fun and raffle prizes!  Registration is now open.  You can download an entry form or register online at kerneventregistration.com.  The cost is $25 if you register by 9/3 otherwise you must register at the park the day of the race and the cost is $30.  The first 300 pre-registered runners are guaranteed a t-shirt.  ​Contact 326-3685 or email bpdruns@gmail.com with any race questions. 

Entry Form


 

September 6

Teen Challenge 2K Walk/5K Run For Recovery

September 6, 2014 The Park at the River Walk. Race time 8:00am (check-in starts 7:00am). Early registration is $25 per person or $100 for entire family. After September 3, 2014 registration is $30 person or $125 for entire family. Each registered participant will receive a complimentary T-shirt. This will be a timed event with awards in gender/age categories given at the conclusion of the race. At the finish there will be refreshments, accompanied by a special program filled with music and stories of transformation.

To register, visit wwwkernteenchallenge.com or call 661-399-2273.


Septmeber 13

6th Annual Hina Patel Foundation Sickle Cell 5k/10k 10Run/Walk. Saturday, 9/13/14 at The Park at Riverwalk. $25 Registration by 9/10/14 or $35 the day of registration. Registration-6:30am to 8am. Race time-8:30am. Medals for top 3 winners in each category. First 300 pre-registered are guaranteed a t-shirt. Post race/walk refreshments.

Event Benefits Hina Patel Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease to fund research & education, assists patients and families in Kern County and allows our local children to attend Sickle Cell Camp.

Register Online: http://www.shop.hinapatelfoundation.com/


 

September 13 Yokuts Park Fun Runs

1mi, 2mi, 3mi, 5mi In cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department, the BTC presents the Yokut's Park Fun Runs.

Absolutely Free!  Come out and run on the second Saturday of each month at Yokut's Park in Bakersfield.  We start at 7am with a 1 mile "warm up" run for everyone.  After that, choose from a 2, 3, or 5 mile run.  We will keep track of your time for you, and have some snacks afterward. A great way to get in some training together.


 

September 20

Event: Bakersfield Walk-Run Like MADD
Time: 6:30 to 10 a.m.
Place: The Park at River Walk, 11200 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, California 93311

Description:
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Kern County hosts its first ever Walk-Run Like MADD 5K in Bakersfield. The walk and competitive run is aimed to help raise awareness and funds to stop drunk driving and underage drinking locally, and provide support to local victims and survivors. With every step taken and each dollar raised, walkers and runners are supporting MADD’s life-saving mission to keep our families and communities safe.

Bakersfield Walk-Run Like MADD Page
Start a team, hear stories from participants, sponsor the event, volunteer and get more information here:
www.walklikemadd.org/bakersfield

Facebook: Bakersfield Walk Like MADD

Questions: Carla Pearson, carla.pearson@madd.org, 661-203-3996


 

September 27

Tehachapi Valley is excited to again partner with the City of Tehachapi and Tehachapi Airport for the 2nd Annual Tarmac 5K and Kids 1-Mile Runway Run during the War Bird Fly-in Festivities.  Join us for a day of War Birds, running the Tarmac, good food, drink and friends.  Race registration includes a technical race shirt, electronic timing, dye-cast finisher’s medal and post-race goodies.  The kid’s 1 mile fun run will follow the 5K.
Race Day: September 27, 2014
Place: Tehachapi Airport
Registration and Packet pick-up: TBA
Race Start: TBA
Cost: May 1 – August 18 5K $25.00 / 1 mile $15.00
August 19-Race Day $30.00 / 1 mile $20.00
www.tvrpd.org or active.com
Contact: L.Williams@tvrpd.org
Multi-family and military discounts


 

September 27

Run2Rescue 5k Race, 1 mile walk, kids run

Proceeds will benefit the Plilippines disaster relief efforts women and children's shelter and the fight against human trafficking.

The event will take place at Valley Faith Fellowship, 15570 County Line Road, Delano, CA 93215

For questions, please email chrisjuarezvff@gmail.com

Register Online at Active.com

Download an Entry Form


 

 

   
October   2014
October 4

Harvest 5k Run/Walk

Race starts at 8:00am at the Lifestyle Center, Visalia, CA

For information, contact ricod444@gmail.com

Entry Form


 

October 5

Judgement Day Half Marathon - Bakersfield

www.judgmentdayhalf.com/

Half Marthon Course

Why Sign Up?

  • It is one thing to finish a half marathon, but so say you made it through Judgment Day is big time bragging rights.
  • Nine aid stations with the best and most enthusiastic volunteers you could ask for.
  • A warm breakfast at the finish including the best chocolate milk on earth from Top O' the Morn Farms.
  • Great swag
  • The best finisher's medal around that you will be proud to have earned!

 


October 11 Yokuts Park Fun Runs

1mi, 2mi, 3mi, 5mi In cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department, the BTC presents the Yokut's Park Fun Runs.

Absolutely Free!  Come out and run on the second Saturday of each month at Yokut's Park in Bakersfield.  We start at 7am with a 1 mile "warm up" run for everyone.  After that, choose from a 2, 3, or 5 mile run.  We will keep track of your time for you, and have some snacks afterward. A great way to get in some training together.

 


October 18

Howlin' for Hounds 5k

Race to be held at CALM


 

October 18

The American Heart Association’s
Heart and Stroke Walk

Saturday, October 18th
Event starts at 8:00am

FREE!
Walkers are eligible for a Heart Walk t-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100

Register at www.bakersfieldheartwalk.com

The Heart Walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and initiatives in our local community. We need your support! Join us this year! Bring your energy, your passion and your stories...
let your footsteps be heard!


 

October 18

The Edwards AFB chapter of the Air Force Sergeants Association is hosting the 2nd annual Wounded Warrior Run in Lancaster, CA. We would like to be considered for addition to your event calendar. The details of our event are listed below:

RACE DAY: October 18, 2014
Registration: https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=10039
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wwrace
Packet pick up: 16,17, & 18 October
Race Starts: 8:00 AM
Place: Jethawks Stadium, 45116 Valley Central Way, Lancaster, CA 93536
Cost: 5K: $30.00 / 10K: $35.00 / Teams of 6 or more - 5K $25, 10K $30
Runners will receive a free t-shirt and medal.
Last year's event raised $10,000 to support the Wounded Warrior Project. We are expecting to meet and exceed that amount this year.


 

October 18

Bicycle Event

The 28th Annual Kern Wheelmen Spooktacular

The Kern Wheelmen Bicycle Club invites you to enjoy our 28th annual Spooktacular Century on October 18th, 2014. Registration includes six great routes to choose from, one entry to our raffle, post ride meal, spooky rest stops, marked routes, maps, full sag support, goodie bag, eerie lack of traffic and one stoplight. Decorate your bike, wear spooky clothing and join the fun.

This year, order your bike jersey direct from Voler using the following link:

http://www.voler.com/browse/collections/details/li/KernWheelmenSpooktacular

Ride Return

Check in by 5:00pm to let us know that you survived this Ghastly ordeal.

Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn, 3625 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield, Ca., 93308. (661) 716-1000, Register early to receive the Spooktacular rate (be sure to mention Spooktacular when making your reservations).

Non-Refundable, internet-only rate may also be available.

SAG & Rest Stops

Plenty of rest stops & expert Roving SAG is provided.

Directions

From Hwy. 99, go east on HWY 58 to Comanche Drive. Turn Left (North) on Comanche Drive. Comanche Drive turns into Alfred Harrell Highway. Continue to stop sign (Lake Ming road) turn right and follow the Spooktacular signs.

Weather

The rides will take place rain or shine. Bad weather may cause route changes. Temperatures may vary from hot to cold so prepare accordingly.

Ride limited to 600 riders - Course Closes at 5:00pm - Give yourself plenty of time!

RIDES

1. Hideous Hundred - 10,800 feet of climbing - 109 miles. Bring your big gears and an attitude. This ride up Breckenridge Mountain will Haunt you for a long time and the decent will give you Chills. Your special Hideous Hundred patch will be waiting for you at the top. Difficulty-Extreme, Suggested ride start at 6:00am.

2. Horrible Hundred- 8,600 feet of climbing - 102 miles. You had better still bring those big gears; Lion's Trail and White Wolf grade are each 5 1/2 miles long and have grades of 6-8% that will make your quads Scream with Pain. Difficulty-Extreme, Start Before 6:00am.

3. Nightmare Ninety- 4,500 feet of climbing - 92 miles. Actually after the White Wolf Grade some of this course will leave you with pleasant dreams as you ride up Caliente Creek to Twin Oaks and back. Start Before 7:00am.

4. Morbid Metric- 2,900 feet of climbing - 62 miles. With a Monster climb of its own White Wolf grade will get your lungs Howling. Your destination is Caliente where you will meet the riders from the Hideous and Horrible Hundreds & Nightmare Ninety. Start Before 8:00am

5. Frightful Forty- 500 feet of climbing - 40 miles. Enjoy this Halloween ride along Kern River on our bike path, past the California Living Museum, Ethel's Coral and up rattlesnake grade (two miles of 3-4% grade) which will get your legs asking for Mercy! Start Before 9:00am.

6. Trembling Twenty- Same route as Frightful Forty. Rattlesnake grade will get your legs Screeching and a long downhill will get your lungs Gasping. Start Before 9:00am.

FOR MORE INFO VISIT:

www.kernwheelmen.org/RidesEvents/Spooktacular.aspx

http://www.voler.com/browse/collections/details/li/KernWheelmanSpooktacular


 

October 25

Ron's Run

We have scheduled our 14th annual Ron's Run event at C.A.L.M. on October 25th. As per usual, we will host a 5k and 10k run as well as a 1 mile walk. All proceeds are used by the Bakersfield South Rotary Foundation to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from several of the local high schools.


 

   
November   2014
November 1

32nd Annual BPD Memorial Run Saturday 11/1/14 at The Park at River Walk (MORNING RUN) 8 am start time.  All proceeds benefit the surviving children of fallen BPD officers by paying for their entire education.  Timed 5k & 10k with medals for the top 3 winners in each category, including a Law Enforcement category.  First 250 pre-registered runners are guaranteed a shirt.  Entries recieved by 10/29 are $25 otherwise race day registration is $30.   For questions contact Andrea Pflugh at 316-3685 or apflugh@bakersfieldpd.us


 

November 8

Zombie Apocalypse Now 5k Yes, this is Peter Wonderly's now famous 3rd annual event. More details will follow.


 

November 8

The 2nd Annual Autism on the Run 5k is coming back Saturday, November 8th at Cal State Bakersfield. Support children living with the challenges of autism by running with them! Come to the 5k in your favorite costume, and enjoy a vendor fair and raffles with great prizes. Register online at www.active.com. The first 100 registered runners will get a FREE T-shirt! On-site registration begins at 9AM. The race starts at 10AM. MAPSS, a local ABA agency, is organizing the 5k. Profits will benefit League of Dreams. For more information, please call 661.397.4777.

Online Registration


 

November 8 Yokuts Park Fun Runs

1mi, 2mi, 3mi, 5mi In cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department, the BTC presents the Yokut's Park Fun Runs.

Absolutely Free!  Come out and run on the second Saturday of each month at Yokut's Park in Bakersfield.  We start at 7am with a 1 mile "warm up" run for everyone.  After that, choose from a 2, 3, or 5 mile run.  We will keep track of your time for you, and have some snacks afterward. A great way to get in some training together.

 


November 16

Kern River Duathlon

http://www.kernwheelmen.org

 

November 23

In 2014, Men's Health is returning with our 9th annual URBANATHLON series, celebrating the Men's Health work hard, play hard mentality. The URBANATHLON challenges competitors-or more accurately, flat-out dares them-to set new personal standards for what it means to be fit.

Whether you are taking on the classic distance or the sprint distance course, the URBANATHLON is the ultimate test of endurance, strength, mobility and pure toughness. Post race, the excitement continues at the Men's Health URBANATHLON Festival, with DJ sets, food and drink, and tons of stuff from our sponsors to demo, sample, and take home.

We put on three races in Chicago on 10/18, New York on 10/25, and San Francisco on 11/23.

Event Website


 

   
December   2014
   
December 13 Yokuts Park Fun Runs

1mi, 2mi, 3mi, 5mi In cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department, the BTC presents the Yokut's Park Fun Runs.

Absolutely Free!  Come out and run on the second Saturday of each month at Yokut's Park in Bakersfield.  We start at 7am with a 1 mile "warm up" run for everyone.  After that, choose from a 2, 3, or 5 mile run.  We will keep track of your time for you, and have some snacks afterward. A great way to get in some training together.

 


   
January   2015
   
January 10 Fog Run 10k/5k More information will come soon. (I'm waiting with bated breath, that's why I'm typing in blue.)


   
February 2015
   
Feruary 14 Yokuts Park Fun Runs

1mi, 2mi, 3mi, 5mi In cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department, the BTC presents the Yokut's Park Fun Runs.

Absolutely Free!  Come out and run on the second Saturday of each month at Yokut's Park in Bakersfield.  We start at 7am with a 1 mile "warm up" run for everyone.  After that, choose from a 2, 3, or 5 mile run.  We will keep track of your time for you, and have some snacks afterward. A great way to get in some training together.

 


   
March 2015
   
March 7

Brain Injury Association 5k


March 14 Yokuts Park Fun Runs

1mi, 2mi, 3mi, 5mi In cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department, the BTC presents the Yokut's Park Fun Runs.

Absolutely Free!  Come out and run on the second Saturday of each month at Yokut's Park in Bakersfield.  We start at 7am with a 1 mile "warm up" run for everyone.  After that, choose from a 2, 3, or 5 mile run.  We will keep track of your time for you, and have some snacks afterward. A great way to get in some training together.


   

 

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