Head Out to the these January Races

Tying sports shoes for January races

Race out to these upcoming events! If you enjoy running or taking a brisk walk, then California has got you covered. There are 5K races and multi-mile runs taking place nearby that you definitely don’t want to miss. So, lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement. These January races are underway and they’ll be a time to remember!

New Year’s Race

Start the New Year off right at the Los Angeles New Year’s Race! This event is sure to be lots of fun – PLUS, it offers you the opportunity to run two races in one night! The event details are as follows.

Date: January 7, 2018

Race Time: 3 PM until 10 PM

Location: Grand Park in Los Angeles, CA

Cost: $50-$95

Click here to view the course map.

There are two package options that you can take advantage of. They are the 9.3 Challenge race package and the 5K race package. With the 9.3 Challenge, you receive entry into the 5K race, entry into the 10K race, a medal for both races, a 9.3 Challenge Medal, a hooded sweatshirt, and two Beer Garden tickets (Age 21+). With the 5K race package, you receive entry into the 5K race, a 5K event shirt, a 5K finisher medal, and 2 Beer Garden Tickets (Age 21+).

Race Schedule

3:00 PM

Packet Pick Up & Late Registration

Gear Check Opens

Beer Gardens Opens

Music Exhibit Opens

Art Exhibit Opens

Food Trucks Open

5:00 PM

5K Starts

6:30 PM

10K Starts

10:00 PM

Festivities End

20 Mile Run 4 Peace

Support your area with the 20 Mile Run for Peace. This event promotes peace across the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Due to the presence of danger and violence in this area, this challenging run is utilized as a way to promote awareness and unity within the surrounding community. Details for this race are as follows.

Date: January 13, 2018

Race Time: 7 AM until 3 PM

Location: Veterans Memorial Park in Sylmar, CA

Cost: FREE

Qualifications: All runners must be able to keep a pace of 10-11 minutes per mile. Only 100 runners will be permitted to register for this event.

As a participant, you will receive a shirt, a medal, and the knowledge that your commitment to run is going toward making a difference in a community that needs it. Let’s get ready to make a positive impact in Northeast San Fernando Valley!


If running is your forte, you definitely don’t want to miss out on these January races. Do you need a safe, reliable vehicle to get you to these upcoming races? Don’t fret. The professionals here at Ventura Volkswagen in Ventura, CA have got you covered. Stop by ans see us today and drive away in a vehicle that you can count on. We look forward to seeing you soon!