Dec 1 – 16: Lottery application period for Way Too Cool 50k Run. The Drawing is on Dec 17th, race is on Mar 5, ultrasignup.com.
Through Jan 18: Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink, 7th & K St., godowntownsac.com.
Through Sep 25: California Chrome: A Race for the Dream, californiamuseum.org. or (916)653-7524.
Dec 5: Western States 100 Mile Run 2016 Lottery at Placer High School Auditorium in Auburn, 8:30a.m., wser.org.
Dec 5: Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation & Divide Horsemen’s Association’s Combined Holiday Party at the Pilot Hill Grange, gdetf.com and divideha.org.
Dec 6: California International Marathon (2 mi, ½ marathon, ½ marathon relay, run/walk), runcim.org.
Dec 6: Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – Level 1, Auburn Quarry, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.
Dec 7, 14, 21, 28: Auburn Hills Hike – Beginner/Intermediate. Meet at the Railroad Yard in Auburn, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., meetup.com/Roseville–Trail–Bike–Jog–Run–Club/events.
Dec 8, 15, 22, 29: Tuesday Track interval workout at Placer High School, 6:00p.m., meetup.com/Auburn-Running-Company/events.
Dec 11, 25: Mountain Bike Fridays, 8:00a.m., ASRA trails, meetup.com/HammerinWheelsMTBClub/events.
Dec 12: Elegant Ears (Equestrian) Christmas Ride at Auburn State Recreation Area, motherlodetrails.org.
Dec 12: Auburn’s First Vertical Challenge (approximately .6 mi run) at the American River Confluence, singletrackrunning.com and ultrasignup.com.
Dec 12: Meteor Shower Hike, Foresthill Road Trailhead, 6:30p.m. – 10:30p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.
Dec 12, 19, 26: Saturday morning lap swimming, 8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m., meetup.com/Rocklin-Endurance-Sports/events.
Dec 12, 26: New Volunteer Orientation for All about Equine Animal Rescue, 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., allaboutequine.org in El Dorado Hills.
Dec 13: Llano Seco & Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge drive/walk through Sacramento’s wintering waterfowl, sierraclub.org. Contact Alan at (530)891-8789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 15: Unbranded – the movie, a journey riding mustangs from Mexico to Canada, teviscup.org. This is a fundraiser for Western States Trail Foundation at the State Theater in Auburn.
Dec 16: Back Country Horsemen Association’s Motherlode unit Day Ride at the American River Parkway, motherlodetrails.org.
Dec 16: Loomis Basin Horsemen Association Christmas Party at Auburn Round Table, 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m., lbha.us.
Dec 18: Mountain Bike Fridays at Hidden Falls Regional Park, 9:00a.m., meetup.com/HammerinWheelsMTBClub/events.
Dec 19: Back Country Horsemen Association’s Motherlode unit Day Ride at Salmon Falls, motherlodetrails.org.
Dec 19: Sacramento Santa 5k & 1mile Runs at the Sacramento State Capitol, sacramentosantarun.com. Benefits Pulminary Hypertension Association.
Dec 19: Scenic Sierra Snowshoe Tour, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.
Dec 25: Merry Christmas!
Dec 26: Star Gazing Snowshoe Tour at Northstar, 5:00p.m. – 7:30p.m., visitplacer.com.
Dec 27: Sunday Casual Road Bike Ride, 12 – 15 miles/no drop, 9:00a.m. in Loomis, sfcyclists.com. Contact email@example.com.
Jan 1: Happy New Year! 2016 Resolution Run 5k, 10k & 10mile, at the Auburn Overlook, active.com.
Jan 2: The New Year’s Duathlon & 5k Run/Walk, Granite Bay, localraces.com/auburn-ca.
Jan 9: Lifestyle Expo: Demos – Speakers – Wellness Expo, visitauburnca.com.
Jan 15: Tevis Talks: Ben Masters – the mastermind of Unbranded – the movie, tells the story, teviscup.org. This is a fundraiser for Western States Trail Foundation at the State Theater in Auburn.
Jan 12: Wintertime Recreation in the El Dorado National Forest, 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.
Jan 30: Folsom Lake Sweet Water 10k, ½ marathon & 5k Trail Runs, localraces.com/auburn-ca.
Feb 6: Jed Smith ½ marathon, 30k, 50k, 50mile Runs, Sacramento, ultrasignup.com.
Feb 7: Run Super Sunday 5k, 10k & Kid’s Runs, Sacramento, runsupersunday.org.
Feb 19, 20: AERC Convention in Reno, aerc.org.
Feb 20: Fourmidable 15k, ½ marathon, 35.5k, 50k Runs, Auburn, ultrasignup.com, or singletrackrunning.com.
Feb 27: Salmon Falls 50k Run, Coloma, ultrasignup.com.
Mar 5: Way Too Cool 50k Run, ultrasignup.com.
Mar 12, 13: Blue Diamond Almonds Shamrock’n ½ marathon, 5k and kid’s ½ mile. Supports Project Fit – a free after school running platform, shamrocknhalf.com.
May 7: Gold Country Challenge 18mile, ½ metric, 55 and 75mile metric, 100mile Road Bike Rides – Grass Valley, rotarygoldcountrychallenge.com.
May 7: Mother Lode Century ½ metric, metric century, century Road Bike Rides – Coloma, motherlodecentury.com.
May 14: Gold Rush 50k & Relay Runs at the Cronan Ranch, goldrush50k.org.
Jul 2: Gold Country Endurance Ride 2016, gcer.org.
May 22: Stage 8 – Overall Finish for the Tour of California Road Bike Ride, Sacramento, amgentourofcalifornia.com.