Palo Alto Weekly

News - September 20, 2013

Moonlight Run to be held tonight in the Baylands

Annual 5k and 10k raises money for local nonprofit organizations

by Palo Alto Weekly staff

About 3,000 runners and walkers are expected to turn out tonight, Sept. 20, for the 29th annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk in the Baylands.

Race-night registration for the 5k walk, 5k run and a 10k run will start at 6 p.m. at the Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road (at Embarcadero Road), Palo Alto. The fee is $40 per adult; $30 for youth; T-shirts will be available only while supplies last.

The 5k walk will start at 7 p.m.; the 10k run will begin at 8:15 p.m.; and the 5k run will start at 8:45 p.m.

Carpooling to the Moonlight Run is strongly advised, as there are a record number of entries this year.

Parking will be available at seven commercial properties along East Bayshore and Embarcadero: Embarcadero Place, 2225 E. Bayshore; Embarcadero Business Center, 2479 E. Bayshore; Stanford Credit Union, 1860 Embarcadero Way; Palo Alto Golf Course, 1875 Embarcadero; Merrill Corp., 1731 Embarcadero; Jones Day, 1755 Embarcadero; and Sullivan & Cromwell, 1870 Embarcadero.

Parking will be prohibited on most of Embarcadero from East Bayshore to the Palo Alto Golf Course.

In addition to the races, the Moonlight Run & Walk will feature music by a DJ, vendor booths, a kids' course, a climbing wall, chiropractic services and pre-race warm-ups.

The proceeds from the event benefit the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, which this year provided nearly $400,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations supporting kids, seniors, families and more.

Race results will be posted tonight at goo.gl/4Vr2qU.

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