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Run for a Cause with CALICO!


CALICO began taking part in the Oakland Running Festival in 2011, as one of the official charities for which participants can run for a cause. Races include a 5K, relay, half marathon, full marathon, and a kids' fun run.

Team CALICO gets bigger every year, and runners help raise funds to provide vital services for abused children and their families. Runners receive a CALICO performance t-shirt and our sincere appreciation for any amount they are able to raise. Past participants have stated how much they enjoy the camaraderie of the pot luck the night before the race and meeting up with teammates the morning of to take pictures and get into the spirit. They also know they are doing something good for themselves while doing good for others.

If you are interested in joining Team CALICO in March, please email We will have you fill out a registration form and will register you. Don't forget to share this information with others you know who might be interested.

If running isn't your thing, you can still help! CALICO mans a water stop the day of the race, and we need volunteers to help hydrate the runners and cheer them on. CALICO is also seeking sponsors for the event. Email for more information about volunteering or a sponsorship.

Check out our event site to learn more about the most recent Oakland Running Festival or our Facebook page to see pictures from the pot luck and race.

The sponsors, runners, water stop and cheer squad volunteers listed to the right helped us raise over $35,000 for the 2014 Oakland Running Festival. This year we hope to surpass that goal!

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