The Most Popular Races for Families in the Bay Area

For those of us who live in the Bay Area, we have it made when it comes to year-round picture-perfect racing weather. Sure, there are some months that are wetter or hotter or windier than others, but by and large, more often than not, the elements are favorable for racing outside.

Fortunately for us, we have no shortage of options from which we can select when it comes time to race alongside our families. Whether your children want to do run in some road races or dip their toes into the triathlon world, thereโ€™s something out there for everyone in the Bay Area.

Some of the most popular races for families in the Bay Area include the following:

These are just a sample of the offerings in the Bay Area for family-friendly races. If youโ€™re interested in participating in a local race but want to push a stroller, definitely consult the race director first. Some races strictly prohibit stroller participation due to insurance or liability reasons, making it better for you to play it safe than take a gamble. 

Regardless, with our beautiful weather year-round, families in the Bay Area have no shortage of options for family-friendly races. How lucky our children will be to grow up here and to have such excellent exposure early on to these fun, welcoming, and health-focused environments!  

Jane Grates is a professional runner and hiker. Performing at the nexus of art and programming to express ideas through design. She also writes reviews and recommendations on Runnerclick, ThatSweetGift, NicerShoes and GearWeAre.