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Annual Baylands race returns to Palo Alto

Registration, routes, results -- and the health benefits of walking

The 30th annual Moonlight Run & Walk, a benefit event for local nonprofits supporting kids and families, returns next Friday, Sept. 5. Get the scoop on race night, where to find results and tips on the health benefits of walking.

When: Friday, Sept. 5, 7-10 p.m. under the near-full Harvest Moon. Race-night registration tables open at 6 p.m. 5k walk starts at 7 p.m.; 10k run starts at 8:15 p.m.; and 5k run starts at 8:45 p.m.

Where: Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road (at Embarcadero Road), Palo Alto

Early registration: Register at Preregistration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Race-night registration: Tables open at 6 p.m. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted. Race night registration fee is $45 for adult: $35 for youth. Participants under 18 years of age who have not preregistered must be accompanied to registration table by a parent or guardian who can sign the waiver. Refunds are not available before or after the event.

T-shirts: T-shirts available with registration only while supplies last. T-shirts for early-registered participants will not be held for no-shows.

Start times: 5k walk at 7 p.m.; 10k run at 8:15 p.m.; 5k run at 8:45 p.m.

Course maps:

5K route

10K route

More information:

• Your guide to the 2014 Moonlight Run & Walk

• Read about the health benefits of walking rather than intense exercise: Walk this way

• Find out where to get the 2014 Moonlight Run & Walk results

A thank you to our sponsors:

Corporate sponsors

• Palo Alto Medical Foundation

• Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

Event sponsors

• Spot Pizza

• Country Sun

• Hobee's

• House of Bagels

• Omega Printing

• On Your Mark

• Lakin Spears

• Stanford Blood Center

Community sponsors

• Stanford Federal Credit Union

• University Chiropractic

• Continental Caterers

• Nike Stanford

• Keen

• Whole Foods


• LYFE Kitchen

• Connoisseur Coffee

• Trader Joe's

• Larry's AutoWorks

• Fleet Feet

• Microsoft

• Bloomingdale's

And, to our volunteers:

• Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto

• Youth Community Service

• Gunn & Paly Key Clubs

• Gunn & Paly Interact

• Palo Alto Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

• Palo Alto Fire Department Explorer Program

• Stanford Blood Center

• Stanford Federal Credit Union

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Posted by bzzzzzzzzzz
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Aug 29, 2014 at 9:09 am

"I've been waiting all summer for this."

-The West Nile virus

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Posted by Yup
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

The skeeters await!

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Posted by Love This Event
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Aug 30, 2014 at 7:37 am

My co-workers and I are gonna dress up as burrowing owls and our boss is gonna chase us in a golfcart.

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Posted by Lynda
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 30, 2014 at 5:13 pm

This is such a great event. Thank you PAW for holding it every year. Thank you Shaina for doing such a good job getting it together.

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