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Fourth Sunday Runs

We meet at Adams Point, Lake Merritt, just off Bellevue Ave. Oakland, on the grassy meadow next to the Sailboat House (568 Bellevue Ave.)

Registration: We are only able to take preregistration at this time with no same day race registration.

The Fourth Sunday Runs are held every month except May (Tilden Tough Ten 2023) and June (Woodmonster!) on the fourth Sunday of the month. The distances offered are a 5K (once around the Lake), a 10K (two times around), and 15K. The updated course (including the south shore improvements and new pedestrian bridge) is in the process of being re-certified. 

Participation ribbons are given to all runners and place ribbons are awarded to the top runners, both male and female in ten year age groups. All those interested in running, whether beginner, walker, jogger, or competitive racer are welcome to join our monthly runs.  Water is available to the runners and volunteers are present to assist runners at the start and finish lines. 

Kids Races

Bring the kids to the Fourth Sunday races -- free, no registration required. Starting at 8:40 a.m. will be the Kids Race. The Kids Race is intended for the younger kids, toddlers to first graders as the distance is just 100 yards. Volunteers will supervise the race so that parents and spectators can cheer the kids on. Each child will receive a LMJS logo'ed ribbon. At 8:45 a.m. we hold the Youth Race. The Youth Race is for older kids, ages 9 to 12, and will take place on the paved path that parallels the street, Bellevue, and will be about 1/2 mile.

When and Where

NEW: The LMJS Fourth Sunday 15K Run will begin at 8:45 a.m. with both the 5K and 10K beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Adams Point, just before the Sailboat House, rain or shine. Please note if you park on Bellevue, there is a $5 fee. If the gate is closed, there is ample (and on Sundays free) street parking on Perkins and on Grand.

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Total Time Competition

The Total Time Competition is awarded to those who finish all three distances (5k, 10k, and 15k) in the Fourth Sunday Run over the course of the calendar year. All Club members who meet the challenge will receive a certificate and a round of applause at the annual Club membership banquet (generally held late January, early February). In addition, the top three finishers within their age and gender brackets will get a special place recognition on their certificate along with bragging rights. You must be a Club member in order to have your time counted. 

2017 Total Time Competition Results


Online Pre-registration is available for all LMJS races.  The  Fourth Sunday Runs pre-registration is open until the prior Saturday afternoon.  

Fourth Sunday Run rates, effective September, 2021:


Sliding scale fee of $2.50, $5, $10, or $20
Preregistration only - no same day race registration

Upcoming events

  • None scheduled, but every 4th Sunday!

 - Except, May and June 2023 when we host our special races: Tilden Tough Ten and Woodmonster Trail race.

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