November is prime race season throughout Southern California, whether you’re ready for your first 5k or you want to take on a marathon or ultra. Before the holidays are in full swing, challenge yourself at the Friends of La Serna 5k race in nearby Whittier. Now in its 20th year, the race benefits a local school and gives $500 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Sign up for the November 11th event and get a healthy head start on your New Year’s resolutions.
The Calabasas Classic Run on November 12th takes racers through the famous streets of the stars. The race turns 21 this year, and proceeds benefit the Community Center Alliance. Help support activities, programs and services while getting a peek at some of the most famous houses in the area.
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The Long Beach Veteran’s Day 5k and 10k on November 11th is a popular event where participants take to the scenic bike path and enjoy ocean views while helping to raise funds and awareness for those who served. Registration is just $20 if you sign up early, and it’s the perfect option for beginners and competitive racers alike.
Check out the Thanksgiving Weekend Marathon, also in Long Beach, on November 26th and burn off that holiday dinner. With a full marathon, half, 15k, 10k and 5k option, there’s truly a route for everyone. You’ll want to sign up early for this event—it’s a turkey of a good time!