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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)

   
   
March 2015
   
March 1

Heavenly Half Marathon

Not Just a Half, but a Heavenly Half

Get ready to find out why this half marathon is The Heavenly Half. You will enjoy an almost all downhill point to point course in the beautiful foothill town of Auberry. The course offers great views of the valley and is lined with pine trees for an unreal experience. Between the beauty of the course and its downhill route you are sure to enjoy one of the best half marathons yet. And waiting for you at the finish line is your stadium blanket, hot breakfast, and one Heavenly Half Medal. And new for this year is a slight course change. We now will be starting higher up on the mountain and have eliminated the previous out & back that was near the finish.

Why should you sign up?

  • One of the most beautiful courses that offers valley views and is lined with pine trees
  • The course is one of the fastest you will find
  • Register prior to January 1st and receive a FREE Insulated Event Coffee Mug
  • Bonus-Register prior to February 1st and also receive a FREE Runner's Hat
  • Great race swag
  • A great hot breakfast served with Top O' The Morn Chocolate Milk
  • Last year's race sold out over a month before race day
  • Limited to 1,250 entrants

For registration and all of the awesome details, visit their website.


March 7

Thin Mint 5k - Event Website

5k Run/Walk
Adults $25 ($30 on event day)
Kids $12 (12 & under)
Start Time 8:00 am

Shortbread Shuffle 1 Mile Run/Walk (not timed)
Adults $20 ($25 on event day)
Kids $12 (12 & Under)
Start Time 7:30 am

Yes, the race takes part in both Fresno and Bakersfield on the same day & times. You choose your location.

Bakersfield

The Marketplace Shopping Center
Race will start in front of the store.
9000 Ming Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93311


 

March 7

Brain Injury Association 5k

Online Registration

Walk, Run & Ride For Brain Injury - Bakersfield

Join us for the 8th Annual Walk, Run & Ride For Brain Injury event in Bakersfield on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Venue:
Pioneer Village
3801 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA

Motorcycle Ride Times:
Registration / Check-in starts at 8:00 am - Pioneer Village Parking Lot
Ride starts at 8:45 am
Riders return to Pioneer Village at 10:45 am

Run Times:
Registration / Check-in starts at 9:00 am
Run starts at 9:45 am
Runners return to Pioneer Villate at 10:45 am

Walk Times:
Registration / Check-in starts at 10:00 am
Walk starts at 11:00 am
Event ends at 3:00 pm

Event Information:
The event includes food, music, entertainment, kid games, bake sale, raffle and exhibitors.

All participants will receive a t-shirt but are encouraged to raise funds to support the Brain Injury Association of California.

Only Service Dogs are allowed in Pioneer Village

Site Coordinator:
Ursula Pesta
(661) 872-4903
upesta@biacal.org

All proceds benefit the Brain Injury Association of California, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and chartered state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America.


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.


March 14

St. Patrick's Day 5k and 1mile fun run/walk

entry form

Race starts at 8:30am at Riverwalk Park in Bakersfield

*Costume prize for the "Most Green"

March 15

Inaugural Kern River Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k

JOIN US AT THE

Miracle Hot Springs, Old Kern Canyon Road

Register Now

Run 4 A Way will offer the first ever Kern River Canyon
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K race.  

This will be a chance to get your name in the inaugural record books. Using the quiet and forgotten, runners will be rewarded with scenic views of the steep Kern Canyon walls and occasional glimpses of the Kern River as it crashes and bends its way towards Bakersfield far below.  The relatively flat out and back course begins with a gradual uphill start and rewards runners with a fast easy sloping downhill finish.  
Six aid stations will resupply runners with water and encouragement.  Due to local permitting ordinances, the race will be limited to just a combined 75 lucky runners, so don’t wait too long to register for this new event.

We look forward to seeing you up in our neck of the woods to participate in this great event and support a worthwhile cause. 
More details to come.

Run 4 A Way is a local nonprofit, pending 501c3 status that is dedicated and focused to the unique needs of the citizens of the Kern River Valley.  A significant portion of the proceeds of this event are dedicated to the development of the local Kern Valley High School women's soccer team.

Early Registration ends March 1st


 

March 21

2nd Annual Run for Love-Water 5k/10k Yokuts Park, Bakersfield. The race will start at 8:00 am

http://www.love-water.org/runforlovewater- website where you can find more information and a link to online registration.

Download an Entry Form

Come join Love-Water for our World Water Day Run for Water event. Love-Water is a nonprofit group of folks doing whatever it takes, using all proceeds to provide families in need with clean water and then equipping them with the tools to become self-sufficient and able to succeed in life.

Awards for top overall male and female, and for top 3 finishers in all age groups. Souvenir shirt and gift bag for first 200 registered 5k and 10k participants. Breakfast refreshments provided for 5k and 10k participants, and available for purchase until they are gone! Bring your family and friends... there will be a 1mile family walk also. This is an event that you're not going to want to miss!

We have it, so should they.


 

March 21

Field and Dale Run

Entry Form

Facebook Page

  • Registration limited to 300 participants ONLY!
  • Custom race awards 1st & 2nd place in all age groups!
  • Raffle and Free Massages!
  • Wicking T-shirt
  • Breakfast will be provided by Covenant Coffee and Deli.
  • Course Map and Info at www.panoramavista.org and Bakersfield Track Club website

Pre-Race T-Shirt, Bib and Runners Packet pick-up; and, in-person Registration at:
SOLE 2 SOUL - 9000 Ming Ave Thursday March 19 from 4pm-6:30pm

COVENANT COFFEE - 1700 North Chester Ave Friday March 20th from 3pm-6:30pm

RACE DAY REGISTRATION 3/21 at Covenant Coffee   7:00 AM to 8:15 AM.
                NO PACKET PICK UP AT RACE SITE

 


 

March 28

2nd Annual Library for London 5K/1K kids run on March 28th, 2015.
Here is our website: www.libraryforlondon.com
Here is footage of last year's event: 
http://video.valleypbs.org/video/2365299359/ 
Please contact me for more information.
Cell 818 482-8140


   
April 2015
   
April 4

FARA Rabbit Run 5k/10k and Kids' Bunny Run

Online Registration at UltraSignup.com

Rabbit Run Entry Form

Bunny Run Entry Form

The Rabbit Run/Walk will take place at Yokuts Park @ 8:30a.m.

Registration includes:

  • RAbbit Run t-shirt (pre-registered - guaranteed; race day - while supplies last)
  • BBQ meal
  • Goodie Bag
  • Age group awards

Early packet pick-up will be held:

  • Thursday, April 2nd, 4pm-7pm @ Finishline (8850 Stockdale Hwy)
  • Friday, April 3rd, 4pm-7pm @ Body Exchange (3400 Bernard St)

For more information, visit www.FARAKernCounty.org or www.curefa.org


 

April 4

The Mission at Kern County "Mission Possible" 5k Walk and Run

CALM - 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy

Pre Registration (guarantees t-shirt) - Adult; $30, Student; $25

Each paid entry will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win prizes. We will also have great raffle items.

All proceeds will go towards the life changing programs offered at The Mission at Kern County.

Runners will be timed by the Bakersfield Track Club

 


 

April 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.

 


April 11

CASA Superhero Run 10K, 5K and 2K Walk

Saturday, April 11, 2015
The Park at Riverwalk
11298 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93313

Pre-registration:
5K $35.00
Adult 2K $25.00
Child 2K $10.00

Day of registration:
5K $40.00
Adult 2K $30.00
Child 2K $10.00

Every child needs a Hero, but an abused child needs a Superhero!

Schedule of Events on Race Day:
Check-in/ Registration 7:00 A.M.– 8:30 A.M.  Media Race at 8:15 A.M.
All races start at 8:30 A.M.
Awards Immediately Following the End of the Races

Register for the event on active.com at http://www.active.com/bakersfield-ca/running/distance-running-races/casa-superhero-run-2015 or www.kerncasa.org

With much excitement we announce the 2015 CASA Superhero Run! On April 11, 2015, heroes of all shapes and sizes will come together for a morning of fitness and fun. This year we will have activities for the kids, vendors, face painting and much more. Our new location, The Park at Riverwalk, is a conveniently located venue with lots of room for the entire family.


April 11

Richardson Center 5k Run 2k Walk

Event Flyer

2nd Annual Fun Run and Walk Race starts at 8:00 am

Location: C.A.L.M.  10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy.  Bakersfield, CA 93306

Entry Fees :

Early 2k entry fee: $20.00

Early 5k entry fee: $25.00

Race Day Entry Fee: $30.00

Registrations must be received BEFORE March 1st to guarantee a t-shirt

Please make checks payable to: Richardson Center PAC (Memo: Fun Run)

Mail pre-registration to:  Richardson Center  1515 Feliz dr.   Bakersfield, CA 93307

For Additional Information contact: Richardson Center main office at (661) 336-5400


RACE DAY INFO:

Race day check-in:  6:30-7:30 (pick up registration packet and t-shirt)

Early registration packet & t-shirt pick up:

April 3rd and 10th Richardson Center 1:30- 4:30  

Children 3 & under are free


 


April 18

Kern River Trail Runs

online registration at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31723

5K/10K and Hilly 10 miler. Section 7 at Hart Park 8:00am start.

•The 5K

The 5K course is out and back from the Hart Park running east from section 7 along the river on dirt and sand path that follows the Kern River. The course is mainly flat with a very short, quick uphill to get away from the river to the finish area in the parking lot..

•The 10 km

The 10 kilometer course starts out flat enough for the first 1.5 miles as it lazily runs along the Kern River. Don't let the easy start fool you, though. Just after the first water station, you will begin running uphill on a paved bike path, but will quickly veer off onto the dirt again. This bike path section marks the beginning of an uphill section that will continue with varying degrees of steepness for the next 1.5 miles. After a loop around an old quarry, the course begins a nice downhill through Toad's gully. The final 3/4 mile is again along the river in Hart Park.

•The 10 mile

This is definitely not the easiest 10 mile jaunt through the hills. However, if you are interested in a bit of a challenge for your quads, come on out and have some fun with us. The 4 climbs of the course are long and gradual with the majority of the downhills occurring in the final 4 miles of the course.


April 18

Kilted 5k Beer Run/Walk

The Kern County Scottish Society is partnering up with the Bakersfield Track Club to host its 1st annual Kilted 5K Fun Beer Run/Walk during the Scottish Society's Gathering and Games. Wearing a kilt is not mandatory but is highly encouraged. Once you finish the race you will be given a voucher for a free beer! (root beer for those that are under age).

event flyer

Information and Registration


 

April 18

Valley Achievement Center Walk-a-thon for Autism

Flier with details


April 25

Poker Run 5k at Rio Bravo Ranch, Bakersfield

Entry Form and rules

PRE-REGISTRATION BY APRIL 20, 2015

  • BTC MEMBERS $20.00
  • NON-MEMBERS $25.00
  • STUDENT RUNNERS $12.00

KIDS RUN

  • ½ MILE RUN $5.00
  • GOODIE BAG & PARTICIPANT RIBBONS FOR KIDS 12 & UNDER

RACE DAY

  • REGISTRATION OPENS AT 6:30 am
  • 5K POKER RUN/WALK STARTS AT 8:00 am
  • KIDS RUN STARTS AT 9:00 am
  • AWARDS 3 DEEP IN 10 YEAR AGE GROUPS
  • TOP THREE OVERALL MALE & FEMALE FINISHERS RECEIVE A NEW PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES

POKER RUN

  • ALL RUNNERS / WALKERS PARTICIPATE
  • $100.00 & UNIQUE MEDAL TO MALE & FEMALE PARTICIPANTS WITH HIGHEST HAND

Poker Run/Walk 5K Rules:
All runners and walkers with registered numbers will be given three envelopes.  Each envelope is a different color.

  • Envelope #1 will be given at Mile 1
  • Envelope #2 will be given at Mile 2
  • Envelope #3 will be given at Mile 3

Envelopes have to be kept sealed or you will be disqualified.
Turn your envelope in at the designated area, just beyond the finish line.  It is the runner’s responsibility to pick up their envelopes at the designated tables on the course.  Envelopes will not be handed out after the run.  Best poker hand male and best poker hand female will be given a special medal and $100.00.  GOOD LUCK!!

Race Location – Rio Bravo Ranch is located on the south-side of Hwy 178 East.  It is one mile past Rancheria Road(right-hand side of highway) and one mile before the mouth of Kern River Canyon.


   
May 2015
May 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.

 


May 9

Kern County Sheriff's Benefit Association 4th annual 5k and 10k Honor Run

The proceeds raised from the Honor Run support scholarships for the children of fallen Kern County Deputies. In addition, the Honor Run corresponds with the Peace Officers Memorial Week, which is a nationally recognized event.

This year's run will have a super hero theme and all runners are encouraged to dress up as their favorite super hero.

  • Race Start: 8:00 am
  • Check-in: 7:00 am-7:45 am
  • Registration fee $30.00 (pre-reg) and $35.00 race day
  • Location: Hart Park
  • Fun run for the kids, music, food, raffle prizes
  • Medals to top three finishers in selected categories

 

May 9

Running Against Traffic 5k Race and 1 Mile Family Walk

Entry Form

She Is Safe works to prevent, rescue and restore women and girls from abuse and exploitation in high risk places around the world, equipping them to build a life of freedom, faith and a strong future.     For more information please visit SheIsSafe.org

  • Race Start: 7:30am
  • Check In: 6:00am-7:00am
  • Entry Fee: $25.00 early registration, or $30.00 race day
  • Location: The Bridge Bible Church, 12225 Stockdale Hwy, 93312
  • Music, food, raffle prizes, custom awards, and a fast course!
  • Quality race t-shirt for the first 150 entries

 

*** For additional info email S.I.S.bakersfield@gmail.com or call Stephanie Parish (661)-319-6226 ***


May 16

BSWB Inaugural 5k and Kids Fun Run

5k race starts at 8:00am
Kids Fun starts at 9:30am

Go to bswb.org to register, click on the registration tab at the top

All proceeds go to upgrades at BSWB facility! 

Pre registration:  $25 for the 5k
$15 for the Kids Fun Run

Race day registration: $30 for the 5k 
$20 for the Kids Fun Run

All participants will receive a race event shirt and all kids fun run participants will receive a medal! Awards for the 5k will be awarded to the top 3 in each 10 year age group.

Food will be provided for all participants.

Please come out and enjoy a morning at the fields, and help raise money for BSWB!!

Packet pick up will be May 15, 2015 at BSWB fields from 4pm-7pm, and on the morning of the event from 6:30am-7:30am


May 16

5th Annual Carter's Walk 4 CURED
Yokuts Park
10K Run, 5K Run & 5K Family Fitness Walk 7:00am late registration/check in 8:00am 10K/5K Run/5K Family Fitness Walk
9-11:30 Family Fun Day!
Bounce House, Raffle Baskets, Silent Auction, LIVE Music by Mystic Red, BBQ Lunch, Face Painting, 50/50 Raffle and More!

IMAGINE A LIFE WITHOUT FOOD!  This is a reality for 6 year old Carter! 
Diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis in January 2011, Carter has been on a strictly elemental diet with NO SAFE FOODS for over 4 years. 

Support Carter, Grace and Katie (all from Bakersfield and diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis) along with others affected by this disease by registering for the 5th Annual Carter's Walk 4 CURED!!

Each participant will receive a participants medal, BBQ lunch, an event tshirt (registered by April 15), goody bag and a raffle ticket for our great raffle baskets!!

Www.facebook.com/carterswalk4cured

Register: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=32016

This event will be Timed by Bakersfield Track Club


May 23

Bridges Academy 5k


 

May 30

Fit for Business 5k/10k

The 5k/10k race will be held May 30, 2015 at the Park at Riverwalk to raise funds for high school mentoring programs that prepare kids to join the local workforce.
Fit for Business has grown immensely over the years, and thanks to the beautiful location, our great local runners, and all of the businesses who brought out “Aera Corporate Challenge” teams, we had 775 racers last year. We’d love to see you all again!

Add us on Facebook to stay plugged in....
Follow us on Instagram @fitforbusinessrace for fun pictures before, during, and after the race.

Registration details to be posted soon…


   
June 2015
June 6 8:00 am at Yokuts Park. H.A.L.T. (Helping Animals Live Tomorrow) Animal Rscue's 5k and 10k. More info coming soon.
June 6 Volunteer Center 5K.  
June 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.

 


   
July 2015
July 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.

 


   
   
August 2015
August 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.

 


August 15

Hell of a Half Marathon - Event Website

The Name Says It All

Yes the course is challenging, the weather is hot, but then again what else would you expect at The Hell of Half Marathon? Oh and don't worry there are a lot of other crazies who will join you during your 13.1 mile battle. This race sells out every year and continues to grow. You know what you are made of, so sign up now before you regret not getting in.

Why Run This Race?

  • It is one thing to finish a half marathon, but to say you completed the Hell of Half Marathon 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!

 

   
September 2015
September 12 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 2015
October 4

Judgement Day Half Marathon

Point to point half marathon from Lake Ming to Chester Ave. in Bakersfield. Great course!!

Facebook Page

Race Website (for registration and all the details)


October 10 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 17

The 34th annual Springville Apple Run will take place on October 17, 2015.  We have a .5 mile kids run that starts at 8:00 am.  The 10k, 5k and 2m walk (all cross country runs on dirt roads and trials) starts at 8:30am. 

http://www.springville.ocsnet.net/applerun/

Facebook Page


 

   
November 2015
November 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.

 


   
December 2015
December 5

Mr. Toad's Wild Run 20k/5k

http://www.mrtoadswildrun.com/


 

December 12 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 2016
  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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