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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)

 

   
April   2014

Date

Event 
April 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.

 

April 12

Mission Possible 5k

Race to be held at CALM

Top all around male and female runners will receive gift certificate to Sole 2 Soul.

Registration begins at 6:30am
Race Starts at 8am
A pancake breakfast will be served (included in registration fees)
There will be items available for raffle: 

  • Rankin Ranch Getaway - ($700- value)
  • GET Bus Travel Basket - (KINDLE Fire, Starbucks Card, Gas Card, Value $400-)

…And more

Printable Entry Form

Online Registration

We are a non-profit organization who serves Kern County's homeless.  We also provide help for men and women with addictions through our one year Discipleship Programs.  

 

April 12

The Bakersfield Amazing Race will take place from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 12th in Downtown Bakersfield.
The Bakersfield Amazing Race is an annual race that is part scavenger hunt and part obstacle course. Teams of 2-4 will solve twelve clues and complete various mental and physical challenges in downtown Bakersfield. Contestants will experience the best that downtown Bakersfield has to offer in a whole new way


More details can be found at www.bakersfieldamazingrace.
April 19

FARA Rabbit Run 5k/10k Will take place at Yokuts Park @8:30a.m. Pre-Registration is $30. Race Day Registration is $35

Online Registration

Rabbit Run Entry Form

Registration includes

  • Rabbit Run t-shirt (guaranteed for pre-registration. race day registration will get shirts while supplies last)
  • BBQ Lunch
  • Goodie Bag
  • pre-registered runners can pick up packets on Thursday, April 17 (4-7pm) @ Finish Line
  • Friday, April 18 packet pick up will be at Petsmart (5-8pm)

Bunny Run All children are invited to participat in our annual Bunny Run - a 1/4mile run designed for our little bunnies. Bunny Run begins at 8:00am and registration is $15. All Bunnys also get a t-shirt, BBQ Lunch, and an Easter Surprise.

Bunny Run Entry Form

 

April 26

Poker Run/Walk 5k - Entry Form

Online Registration at Active.com

At CALM (California Living Museum)

PRE-REGISTRATION BY APRIL 21, 2014

  • 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
  • BTC MEMBERS $25.00 / NON BTC $30.00

POKER RUN

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

 

Poker Rules
You will be given three envelopes. Each envelope is a different color.  Envelope #1 will be given at  Mile 1, Envelope #2 at Mile 2.  And Envelope #3 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 & $100.00

 

   
April 26

5k/10k Live the Challenge Fun Run this year on April 26th.  For the past 4 years BHC-SK  has challenged the community to take a pledge to make a healthy change in their life for a 100 days with hopes that they would continue long after the 100 days.  Live the Challenge is our way of celebrating that commitment.  We would love to have you all come out and celebrate with us.

Event Flyer

 

April 26

Celebrate CSUB 5k 5k fun run/walk starting at 8:00 am at CSUB.

Entry fee is $20 early/ $22 race day

t-shirt and breakfast included

Entry Form

 

April 27

Kern River Duathlon

This is a timed duathlon featuring a 2 mile run around Hart Park, and 11 mile bike ride on Alfred Harrell Highway, followed by a 2 mile run around Hart Park.
Post race drinks and refreshments provided. Team medals (one category) and Individual medals for male and female in all age groups: under 18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+
Register on Active.com using the following link:
http://www.active.com/bakersfield-ca/duathlon/races/kern-river-duathlon-2014
You can also go to our website for info: www.kernwheelmen.org

   
May  2014

Date

Event 
May 3

Third Annual Cinco de Mayo 5k Run/2k Walk at College of the Sequoias

When: 7:30 am - Saturday, May 3, 2014

What: 5k Run/2k Walk

Where: Race begins at the College of the Sequoias track - 915 S. Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA

How: Register online here - http://www.active.com/visalia-ca/running/distance-running-races/cos-puente-cinco-de-mayo-5k-run-2k-walk-2014?keywords=puente+cinco+de+mayo+5k+2014&adk=na

How much: Only $25 (plus that $1 or $2 dollar fee active.com charges nowadays)

Why: 1) Proceeds benefit the COS Puente student scholarship fund.  Support education!
         2) You're a runner.  This is your thing!
         3) It's Cinco de Mayo, so the race will end with mariachi serenading you!
         4) You get a T-shirt.
         5) Support education!

May 4

Whiskey Flat Trail Runs

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May 10

Second Star to the Right presents:
the Starlight 5k- Bakersfield's first nighttime glow run!

Wearing your brightest and neon colors, run or walk your way around a glowing course at Riverwalk Park on the evening of May 10th. Kids can also take part in the 1K Little Dipper course- Glow sticks included!
This is the website:
http://www.starlight5k.com

May 10

The Challenge at Tejon Ranch

Presented by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

May 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.

 

May 17 Sherriff Department Honor Run 5k/10k

The Kern County Sheriff's Benefit Association is hosting its 3rd annual 5k and 10k Honor Run. The proceeds for this event will benefit the children of our fallen Kern County deputies. The run will be held at Hart Park and begin sharply at 8:00 am. For further details contact Vickie Erickson at 868-1676 or register on-line through Active.com.

 

May 17

4th Annual Carter's Walk 4 CURED
IMAGINE A LIFE WITHOUT FOOD!!

4th Annual Carter's Walk 4 CURED will be held on May 17, 2014 at Yokuts Park. Register to participate in a 10k run, 5k run, or 5k family fitness walk. First 500 registered participants will receive an Event T-shirt (add $2 for sizes 2x and 3x). Register before April 15th and recieve a $5 discount off your registration fee. Registration includes: your entry for 10k/5k run or 5k family fitness walk, event t-shirt (first 500 to register), free BBQ lunch, and free racer food before/after race. Also, all participants will recieve a Carter's Walk 4 CURED Finsher's medal this year! After your run, enjoy our family fun day: free Kid Zone (bounce houses, face painting, and much more), amazing vendors, free cotton candy, BBQ lunch (free to pre-registered participants), live music, raffle prizes and silent auction items. You can give the gift of hope to kids suffering from Eosinophilic Diseases by registering for the 4th Annual Carter's Walk 4 CURED!

Register: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=27180

Facebook:
Www.facebook.com/carterswalk4cured

May 17

Run with History Half Marathon/10K/5K – May 17th

Edwards AFB, CA

Cost:  $50 – Half, $35 – 10K, $25 – 5K

All runs will take place on the historic Edwards AFB Lake bed and flightline.  Races will start at 0800, the base gate will open for
participants at 0400.

Several aircraft from the Museum’s and current USAF inventories will be put on public display along the route.  All proceeds to benefit the Flight Test Historical Foundation’s efforts to construct a new museum outside of the base’s West Gate.

Register Now…come out and run where history is made every day!

https://register.bazumedia.com/reg/form?eventID=6984

For more information please call the Fitness Center at 661-275-4961.

May 30

               All local runners of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to take part in Cummings Valley School’s first-ever 5K and Fun Run, scheduled for Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:30 AM at Cummings Valley Elementary School.

               The CVS Student Council, in conjunction with the Cummings Valley PTO, is hosting this fun event, from which proceeds will go to support events and activities for the children of Cummings Valley School. The race begins at the school (corner of Cummings Valley and Bear Valley Roads) promptly at 7:30 AM. The race route is a general level area that takes runners and walkers through the Cummings Valley area, around agricultural fields and surrounding roadways. Runners of all ability levels are encouraged to sign up, whether they sprint, jog, trot or walk the entire way. Because this is a school-sponsored event, organizers are hoping to get the entire family involved. The race should be completed by the time school begins for the day.

               Medals will be awarded to first through third place finishers in each age group: 12 and under, 13-25, 26-40 and 41-plus, though no times will be kept. All race entrants will receive a 5K charm, and if they pre-register by May 10, a commemorative t-shirt is included in the $20 registration fee (ages 4 and under are free). Registration after the May 10 date (including race day) is still $20, but does not include the t-shirt.

               For more information and/or a registration form, please contact Pam Johnson at Cummings Valley School: 661-822-2190, or pjohnson@teh.k12.ca.us. You may pick up a registration form at the CVS office, 24220 Bear Valley Road in Tehachapi, or a form can be emailed, faxed or mailed to you.

May 31

Join us for the Fourth Annual Fit for Business Race!
Presented by Kern Economic Development Foundation

Facebook Page

Register Now

The 5k/10k race will be held May 31st, 2014 at the Park at Riverwalk to raise funds for high school mentoring programs and vital research projects to help grow local communities.
This race 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 560 racers last year. We’d love to see you all again, and more!

 

May 31

Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District is excited to announce Run with the Wind.  This is an opportunity to celebrate alternative energy in the Tehachapi Mountains, under the sun that powers the valley and breathe in the crisp mountain air.  The post-race expo will include a live band, food, drinks and a chance to explore companies that provide both wind and solar alternative energy to California and beyond.  Join us for a unique experience, great weather, a professionally ran race, electronic timing and awesome swag.  A technical long sleeve race shirt, dye-cast finisher's medal and swag bag and post-race goodies are included in the registration. Sign up. Run up!

8:00 AM  Day of registration and pre-registration packet pick-up
9:00 AM Race Starts
COST: $35.00
Multi-family and Military Discount
www.tvrpd.org or active.com
Contact: L.Williams@tvrpd.org

 

June   2014

Date

Event 
June 3

BTC SummerSeries 5k #1

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.

June 7

4th Annual H.A.L.T. (Helping Animals Live Tomorrow) 5 & 10k.  Saturday, 6/7/14 at Yokuts Park.  Registration coming soon on the website.  More details to follow.  Contact haltfunrun@gmail.com

June 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.

 

June 14 5-10K Run for Anencephaly Research at Rio Bravo Ranch
June 17

BTC SummerSeries 5k #2

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.

   
July   2014

Date

Event 
July 1

BTC SummerSeries 5k #3

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.

July 4

Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District is excited to announce the 4th of July Warrior 5K, presented by T Fitness. Join us for the 5K, great weather, a professionally ran race, championship timing and awesome swag.  A Camouflage technical race shirt, pancake breakfast that benefits the Tehachapi Warrior Booster club, dye-cast finisher's medal, post-race goodies and swag bag are included in the registration.  A percentage of the race proceeds benefit the Kern County Wounded Hero’s Fund. Stay for the day and enjoy all that Tehachapi has to offer.  The 4th of July Festival, presented by the City of Tehachapi, begins with the Warrior Booster Club pancake breakfast and has fun games for the kids, food, drink and bands throughout the day.  Sign up. Run up!
Race Day: July 4, 2014
6:30 AM  Day of registration and pre-registration packet pick-up
7:30 AM Race Starts
Cost: $30 through June 1st
$35.00 June 2 – Race Day
PLACE:  Phillip Marx Central Park
Multi-family and Military Discount
Contact: L.Williams@tvrpd.org
www.tvrpd.org or active.com

July 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.

 

July 15

BTC SummerSeries 5k #4

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.

July 29

BTC SummerSeries 5k #5

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   2014

Date

Event 
   
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 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

   
September   2014

Date

 
September 6

12th Annual BPD K9 Unit's Howlin at the Moon Fun Run.  Saturday 9/6/14 at The Park at River Walk.  Come join Kern County's only night-time run.  $25 if received by 9/5 or $30 to sign up on race day.  Race time is TENTATIVELY set for 7pm.  More info to follow.  Contact Andrea Pflugh at 326-3685 for questions or email apflugh@bakersfieldpd.us.  Medals for top 3 winners in each category.  First 300 pre-registered runners are guaranteed a shirt.

Entry Form

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 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 like MADD” event in Bakersfield. The walk 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 are supporting MADD’s life-saving mission to keep our families and communities safe.

Bakersfield Walk Like MADD Page
Start a team, hear stories from participants, sponsor the event, volunteer and get more information here:
http://support.madd.org/site/TR?fr_id=3643&pg=entry

Facebook: Bakersfield Walk Like MADD

Questions: Carla Pearson, carla.pearson@madd.org, 714-838-6199

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

   
   
October   2014

Date

Event 
   
October 4 Judgement Day Half Marathon - Bakersfield

Another Go For It Events production

Check their website for all the information

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 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

Date

Event 
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 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

Bakersfield Marathon

Online Registration

26.2, 13.1, 10k

Action Sports presents a USATF Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K on November 16th, 2014 – all running through the city streets of Bakersfield, CA. https://www.facebook.com/bakersfieldmarathon

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

Date

Event 
   
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.

 

   
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