Thursday, April 9, 2015

On Your Mark Events' Featured Runs in April!

April is a huge month for us at On Your Mark Events! We have plenty of runs taking place all over the Bay Area. Check our events calendar, and the featured events listed below.
An exciting new event will be arriving to downtown Stockton, on the morning of Saturday, April 11. The new CALI 10 and Food Truck Face Off gives participants the choice of a 10K Run or 5K Run/Walk, on extremely flat and fast courses featuring lots of visibility for the runners of the field, ahead and behind them. The courses’ sights include the beautiful downtown of Stockton.

Join the fun and excitement with a tremendous event benefitting a very successful community program, the 2nd Annual Spring Forward 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk, on Saturday morning, April 18, headquartered at the Microsoft Campus, in Mountain View.

Take in one of the most beautiful locations on earth, while experiencing the spring season in full force at The Fourth Annual Napa Valley Silverado Half Marathon 10K, and 5K, in the Calistoga area, on Sunday, April 19.  Vineyards and wineries with great vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges, including Mt. Saint Helena and the picturesque Palisades, surround these road races’ entire route. The beautiful spring weather and the explosion of blooming wildflowers are a sure treat this time of year.

Be part of history, in taking part in the Inaugural Saint Lawrence Fun Run, held on Saturday, April 25, in Sunnyvale’s beautiful Baylands Park. This exciting new race features a 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids’ Fun Run. There’s even a “race” for Virtual Runners.

John Muir Health and the American Cancer Society invite everyone to join them at the inaugural Run for the Health of It Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk, on Saturday morning, April 25, at Heather Farm Park, in Walnut Creek.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The 7th Annual California Peace Officers Association’s Run to Remember

The California Peace Officers Association (CPOA) invites everyone to participate in a very special event that honors those who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty, while making our lives safer.  The 7th Annual Run to Remember 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 9, at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton. This is an extraordinary way to salute those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, while at the same time supporting their families and co-workers who are left behind to cope with the tragic loss.

The Run’s 10K & 5K Walk & Run courses are made up of small rolling-hill trails that run throughout the scenic Shadow Cliffs Regional Park. The Kid’s 1-mile run is laid out through a portion of the park’s lawn area.

All proceeds from this family oriented event will go directly to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) (California Chapter), a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to assist with the rebuilding of lives of surviving family members and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed.

Trophies will go to the top 5K and 10K male and female finishers, with medals given three deep in designated age groups in the 5K and 10K runs for both male and female participants. Special awards will also be given to all kids participating in the Kids’ Fun Run (ages 12 and under).

Entry fee will include the always-popular commemorative T-shirt; beverages; a delicious barbecue lunch, catered by Outback Steakhouse; and a huge raffle. The Outback BBQ begins at 10 a.m., and will include a main, side, chips and drink. Extra food tickets are $12. Kids love to play in the law-enforcement vehicles that are brought out and opened up to explore in. Also, the traditional nearby fly-over and landing of the East Bay Regional Parks’ search & rescue helicopter is always an exciting part of the event. Kids always enjoy checking out the cockpit as parents snap photos.

The entry fee for the 10K or 5K Walk/Run is $40.00 pre-registered or $45.00 race-day.  The Kids’ Fun Run is $20.00 pre-registered, or $25.00 race-day. Pre-registration closes at midnight, on May 2 – online registration closes on May 7.

The Run to Remember will be held at Shadow Cliffs Regional Regional Park, located at 2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton. Check-in and race-day registration will open at 7:30 a.m., 10K will start at 8:20 a.m. and the 5K will follow at 9:00 a.m. The Kid’s Mile will begin around 10:15 a.m. The post-race awards ceremony and barbecue are scheduled to start around 11:00 a.m.

For more CPOA’s A Run to Remember event information and/or an application, contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832, or visit their website.  To register participants download the event’s flyer and send with entry fee, or in with online, go to

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The CALI 10's Food Truck Face Off!

Unfortunately, the Great Spear it Run has gone away. But don't be disappointed! Same place, better course, and tons of fun with the all-new CALI 10, coming up on Saturday, April 11! Pick between a 5K or 10K flat, fast course to run. Featuring the beautiful downtown of Stockton at DeCarli Plaza.

But let’s face it, maybe something we love even more than running or walking… is GREAT FOOD! Along with the CALI 10 Race, there will be the first ever Food Truck Face Off and Expo. Taste the offerings and pick your favorite to see who will lay claim to being named the first...CALI 10 Food Truck Face Off Champion!

Let’s meet the contenders!
Elsa's Paladar Cuban Restaurant and Food Truck
Domingo Santiuste Zayas, owner of Elsa’s Paladar, born in Havana, Cuba, brings us the authentic taste of Cuba, inspired by his mother, Elsa, and is available for all to enjoy.  

You can follow Elsa’s Paladar on their website, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, and Instagram.

Rice Pot Movement Food Truck
Specializing in South East Asian fusion cuisine.

You can follow Rice Pot Movement on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


Thursday, April 2, 2015

John Muir Health's Run for the HEALTH of It – Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk

John Muir Health and the American Cancer Society invite everyone to join them at the inaugural Run for the Health of It Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk, on Saturday morning, April 25, at Heather Farm Park, in Walnut Creek.

This event features a scenic course using paved paths through the natural early spring beauty of Heather Farm Park. Chip timing and results will be provided by race-production company

Along with being a great competitive race and walk, this will be a fun gathering for a great cause, promoting health and raising awareness about this curable disease. All attendees will learn how to decrease risk through diet, exercise, and more. Proceeds will benefit John Muir Health's Esophageal Cancer Program.

The Honorable Ellen Tauscher, an esophageal cancer survivor (four years disease free), will serve as the event’s honorary chair. According to the National Cancer Institute over 18,000 people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer annually, and the incidence numbers are increasing. The most common type of esophageal cancer can be linked to issues such as chronic heartburn.

“While the incidence of esophageal cancer is increasing, treatments have improved and survival rates are getting better," said Wilson Tsai, M.D., co-director, Thoracic Program at John Muir Health. “Through an event like this, we hope to better inform the public about the risks of this steadily growing disease as well as risk reduction and early detection strategies.”

Runners and walkers will receive a commemorative T-shirt, post-race refreshments, and much more. Pre-registered entry fees are $35 for adults, $15 children (12-17), and $10 children (11 and under). Race-day registration fees will increase $5.

Participants can pre-register two ways: download this application and mail in with a check, or register via online at For more event information, contact On Your Mark Events at (209) 795-7832, or visit their Website.

Race-day registration and check-in will take place at the Heather Farm Park’s athletic fields, beginning at 7:00 a.m., with an 8:30 a.m. start.

About John Muir Health
John Muir Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization east of San Francisco serving patients in Contra Costa, eastern Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 5,500 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra Costa County’s only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center. John Muir Health also has partnerships with San Ramon Regional Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center and Stanford Children's Health. John Muir Health and Stanford Children's Health will jointly open Contra Costa County's first and only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek in April 2015. The health system offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care, outpatient and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in many specialties – neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, pediatrics and high-risk obstetrics care. For more information, visit