Nothing gives a better workout than real competition with full automatic timing at a USATF sanctioned meet.
Another reason why Running belongs on the Track (and Field) too. Thursday evenings late June – early Aug are the best All Comers T&F Meets in northern CA: 7 Runs (60m - 2 mi) 2 Hurdle races, 2 Relays, 4 Jumps (high, long, triple, pole vault), and 2 Throws (shot, discus). 4 add'l throws (Hammer, Javelin, Weight & Superweight) before the meet at private location (let me know if interested).
Informal All-Comers meets are for everyone -- preschoolers through 80yr olds / first timers through world class. Races grouped by age & sex. Great (re)introduction to the #1 participatory sport in USA through all grades, and the best Masters sport through life.
$7 flat fee at gate for unlimited events ($2 spectators). USATF sanctioned with Full Automatic Timing (FAT) for national age/sex rankings(*), All American status, World Records :-) Benefits Los Gatos youth athletics. Finishes approx 8pm.
5:30pm Field Events (Pole Vault, High Jump, Long Jump / Triple Jump (open pit) & Shot Put. Discus after Shot Put.
6pm Running events, in order:
60m High Hurdles
300m Intermediate Hurdles
(*) http://www.mastersrankings.com -- also shows performance standards for USATF All-American status for your age/sex, in every T&F event