Merced area running events
See our Race calendar for running events in Merced County throughout the year.
Weekly group runs--New schedule!
Join us for club runs every Tuesday and Thursday evening. We have changed our running schedule:
Tuesday group run: Join us at 5:30 PM every Tuesday at Rahilly Park in Merced, CA. There is no traffic because we stay on the Rascal Creek Bike Path. There is water at Rahilly Park and at the turn-around point at M Street. We also have a group of walkers. This is our group run on Tuesday nights from April through October each year.
On Tuesdays in November through March, we meet at the track at Merced College Stadium 76 for speed intervals. We switch to running at the stadium because it is too dark to run at Rahilly Park during the late fall and winter. MRC pays the college to have the stadium lights put on from about 5:30 to 7:00 PM during these months. The outer lanes of the track are open to walkers. Bathrooms are available nearby. Parking is by Permit Only. We park right near the stadium. Day passes may be purchased from Ticket Dispensers for $2.00 a day.
Thursdays: Run with us at 5:30 PM every Thursday at the corner of Tuscany Ave and Reggio Ct in Merced, CA. After a 2-mile group warm-up run, we have a 3-mile fun run. Those who wish to run a shorter distance may do so. There are mile markers, the neighborhood is well-lit, and there is little traffic. Parking is plentiful and free, but there are no bathrooms or water available.
During September and October we move our Thursday night runs to Rahilly Park, where we hold our series of Fall Fun Runs.
Monthly club meeting
Our monthly club meetings have been on hold for over one year due to the pandemic. We will announce the dates when we start our monthly meetings again.