Some wonderful local races in the greater Napa area (not necessarily timed by NorCal!)


Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019:
Napa Valley Resolution Run
What better way to start the New Year?


Sunday, Feb 4, 2018:
Kaiser Half Marathon
Selected as Road Race of the Year by the RRCA

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018:
Valley Ford Relay
Put on by the Empire Runners Club

Sunday, Mar 4, 2018:
Napa Valley Marathon
Celebrating 40 years this year!

Sunday, Mar 4, 2018:
Kiwanis 5K Fun Run
The "12% Marathon"!

Sunday, Apr 8, 2018:
Festival Napa Valley Sun Run 5K/10K
Proceeds go to support the Napa County Alliance for Arts Education

Sunday, April 22, 2018:
Spring Has Sprung
From the mighty Lake County Milers, in its 16th year!

Sunday, April 29, 2018:
MPS Society Race for a Cure
A 5K at the beautiful Yountville Veterans Home. All proceeds benefit the National MPS Society.

Sunday, May 6, 2018:
Angwin to Angwish Trail Run
Beautiful scenery and challenging courses in the Los Posadas forest.

Saturday, May 19, 2018:
Race for Education
Powered by Napafit and the Napa Valley Education Foundation

Sunday, Jun 3, 2018:
Hit the Road Jack
In it's 30th year, choose the 3.5K, the 10K, or the Half Marathon!

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018:
The 47th Kenwood Footrace
The oldest running 10K footrace in California

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018:
Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon
Beautiful Half, from Cuvaison Carneros winery to Sonoma Plaza

Sunday, Jul 22:
Carneros Run 5K/10K
It's back for 2018! At the beautiful Artesa Winery

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018:
Relay For Life of Napa
At the Napa Valley College track

Sunday, Aug 5, 2018:
Noyo Headlands 5K/10K
Overlooking the ocean in beautiful Fort Bragg!

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018:
Dionysus Dash 5K Run/Walk
Through the beautiful vineyards of Hess Winery

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018:
Santa Rosa Marathon
A Boston Marathon qualifier!

Saturday, Sep 15, 2018:
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Napa Valley
Help end prostate cancer, with sisters Sarah, Amy, and Julie.

Sunday, Sep 16, 2018:
Clo-Cow Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K
You get to meet Clo the Cow!

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018:
Napa Half Marathon
A gorgeous Half through the Napa vineyards and rolling hills!

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018:
Humboldt Redwoods Marathon
Also a half-marathon & 5K. Run the Avenue of the Giants!

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018:
Crush Cancer Napa Valley
Formerly Sisters Crush Breast Cancer

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018:
Vine to Wine Run, Cache Creek Winery
Vineyard run with catered lunch and wine tasting!

Saturday, Nov 17:
Girls on the Run 5K Napa & Solano
Dreams Activated!

Thursday, Nov 22, 2018:
Napa Valley Turkey Chase
Over 1,500 participants last year, come burn off the calories BEFORE Thanksgiving dinner!

Saturday, Dec 1:
The Reindeer Run
On the beautiful wetlands trail in American Canyon

Sunday, Dec 2, 2018:
California International Marathon
The fastest course in the West!


NorCal Timing is a local Napa-based race timing company for running and walking events.

We started and grew out of the need to time a few of our own local races. As race organizers, we wanted to offer accurate, high-tech computerized chip timing, but the timing services in the area either had prior engagements, or were too expensive for smaller-sized events like ours. So we went out, purchased some timing equipment of our own, and decided to handle the timing ourselves. And it worked well!

Soon, friends and other local races were asking if we could handle the timing for their events as well, and we decided to offer our services in a more official capacity.

Because we build and integrate our own systems from "off the shelf" parts and write our own software, our costs are lower than a typical timing company that might use brand-name timing systems and software. As a result our timing fees are low as well. The Napa and greater North Bay area is lucky to sport several first-rate timing companies, but those companies may not always be available on the day you need them, or they may charge a little more than you can afford for a small event. If that's the case, shoot us an email and see if we can help!

Our goal is not to time hundreds of events each year across California. Rather, we prefer to fill a need for local, small to medium races

Our Timing System:

Our computerized timing system uses RFID antennas and disposable chips attached to the back of the racing bibs. There are no timing mats on the ground, no heavy transponders to wear or return at the finish line, and no clumsy tags to attach to your shoelaces. Just pin the bib to the front of your shirt and you are ready to go!

Overall results per gender for each race (e.g. 5K Men, 5K Women, 10K Men, 10K Women) are displayed in real time on TV monitors as participants cross the finish line.

An "advanced warning" system can be installed ahead of the finish area, letting your announcer know ahead of time who is approaching the finish line.

Results per age division are printed at regular intervals as needed.

The races are recorded on multiple cameras, both as a backup mechanism and as a way to share and relive the event later on if you wish!