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Serving the East Bay's running community since 1977!  

Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program Starts November 14th


LMJS is excited to once again offer the official training program of the Oakland Running Festival marathon and half marathon! Since 2010, we've helped more than 1,000 runners of all levels prepare for our hometown celebration of running, as well as other spring races. Whether you're training for your first half marathon or your fifteenth marathon, we'll help you fulfill your goals and keep motivated.

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Group Runs

Saturday Social Runs

Would you like to find new places to run? Do you know where Point Isabel is? Tidewater? Inspiration Point? The Seabreeze Market? The East Bay is full of possibilities. Would you like to meet new friends? Here's a great way to meet other like minded people from LMJS.

The LMJS Social Runs happen every Saturday morning somewhere in the East Bay,  We meet at 8:15 and start at 8:30. Find out more here including how to sign up. We'd love to have you join us!

Sunday Fun Trails

Enjoy the amazing San Francisco and East Bay Trails with others! Meet at 8:15 am for instructions & questions to run at 8:30 am. Sunday Fun Trails is a social fun run at East Bay Regional Parks, EBMUD, and Marin Headlands trails on most Sunday mornings. Expected finish times fall within 1 to 1-1/2 hours from run start time. Runners of all abilities are welcome. More details including how to sign up available here.



First Ever Fall Track Class Oct 23, 2021 


Volunteer Opportunities to give back to the Running Community: SF Marathon Vista Point Aid Station September 19, 2021


Beginning Running Class Goal Race, Brazen Racing Bad Bass 5K September 11, 2021



LMJS Racing Team @ Star City Half Trail Marathon, September 12, 2021 

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Jesse Owens Partner Run Results

The LMJS Jamuary Virtual 4SR Results

Upcoming Races

  • 25 Dec 2022 9:00 AM
    Come join us IN PERSON at Lake Merritt for one of the East Bay's favorite races!

Upcoming Training Runs and Programs

Announcements & News

February 1, 2021

Dear LMJS Members and Friends,

We hope you and all those close to you are safe, healthy, and active during the pandemic. We are proud to have a running club like LMJS to help keep us stay connected and engaged and provide grants/donations to support our community’s non-profits, including food banks, youth-run programs, and racial equity organizations during these difficult times. While members and friends are doing activities separated from each other, we are still moving forward and together as LMJS.

Our Board would like to offer all Members and New Members relief for the annual membership fee. We hope these temporary sliding scale fee choices, effective February 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022, will be beneficial:

  • Individual Level fee choices are $2.50, $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00
  • Family Level fee choices are $2.50, $5.00, $15.00, and $30.00
  • New Members will have the same choices for Individual or Family levels. Everyone is encouraged to join or renew.

Thank you for continuing your Membership and supporting our LMJS Mission and Vision.

LMJS Board of Directors


Thanks to Everyone who has donated to our Virtual 4th Sunday Races!

LMJS Community Service

As part of our community service, LMJS supports our local food banks and other organizations that align with the LMJS mission through monetary donations, generated by our races and training programs.  Especially during this time of the Covid pandemic, we see the continued need to support the food banks in our communities. Through your support and donations, LMJS Races has donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank, Solano and Contra Costa Food Bank, and other community organizations.  

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