Fredrick Michael Gibson Half Marathon 10K & 5K

Saturday, October 14, 2023 Simi Valley, CA

Fredrick Michael Gibson Half Marathon 10K & 5K - Simi Valley CA

On a crisp and bright October morning in 2023, Simi Valley comes alive with a powerful message of hope, health, and unity as the Annual Fredrick Michael Gibson 5K/10K & Half Marathon Walk/Run takes center stage. This event is more than just a race; it’s a heartwarming celebration of community, dedication, and the pursuit of good health, all while addressing an issue that often remains in the shadows.

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley has long been dedicated to providing high-quality, person-centered healthcare to all, regardless of their ability to pay. But this year, the focus is on bringing awareness to the devastating effects of depression, a silent battle that millions face each day. This event serves as a rallying cry to remove the stigma surrounding depression and ensure that everyone has access to the resources and care they need.

Participants, from seasoned athletes to first-time runners and walkers, come together on this special day to run for a cause. They understand that the clinic’s goal goes beyond running shoes and race medals; it’s about preventing costly emergency room and urgent care visits by providing quality care. It’s about raising awareness of depression to ensure that those who suffer are never alone in their journey.

The 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon courses are carefully designed to provide an engaging and scenic route for every participant. As runners and walkers hit the road, they not only challenge themselves but also pay homage to the cause that unites them. It’s a powerful statement that health and wellness are for everyone, no matter their circumstances.

But the uniqueness of this year’s race goes beyond the course. It’s the determination to be a part of a larger movement that addresses depression head-on. It’s the knowledge that the funds raised from this event will benefit the clinic’s Counseling Programs. These programs are more than just words; they’re a lifeline for those who need mental health support. By participating, runners and walkers directly contribute to improving the health of the community, addressing healthcare costs, and ensuring access to quality healthcare and treatments for all.

The finish line is not just the culmination of a physical race but the beginning of a collective journey toward a brighter future. Finishers proudly receive their medals, not just as symbols of personal achievement but as beacons of hope and solidarity.

The Annual Fredrick Michael Gibson 5K/10K & Half Marathon Walk/Run is a testament to the power of coming together, creating awareness, and supporting those in need. Simi Valley shines on this day, showing that the community stands strong to address the profound effects of depression. It’s more than a race; it’s a promise of a healthier, more compassionate world for all.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in Ventura County, Simi Valley, California, offers a tranquil suburban lifestyle.

On October 14 in Simi Valley, CA, you’ll enjoy pleasant autumn weather. Expect an average high temperature of 81-85°F and an average low temperature of 53-57°F. The season is fall, with dry and comfortable conditions and minimal rainfall.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM.


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Fredrick Michael Gibson Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $65 and up fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $25 and up fee for the 5k.
  • There is a $30 and up fee for the 10k.
  • There is a $5 and up fee for the kids run.
  • There is a $5 and up fee for dogs.
  • There is a $30 and up fee for the virtual runner.

Fredrick Michael Gibson Half Marathon Race Website

Fredrick Michael Gibson Half Marathon Website

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