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Guide to the 2014 Moonlight Run & Walk

 

Your guide to the 30th annual Moonlight Run & Walk on Friday, Sept. 5.

WHAT'S HAPPENING WHERE -- AND WHEN

6-8 p.m. Registration opens for those pre-registered and race-night. Activities, sponsors' booths and more on the field (see below).

6:45 p.m. Pre-walk warm-ups

7 p.m. 5k walk begins

8 p.m. Pre-race warm-ups

8:15 p.m.10k run begins

8:30 p.m. Pre-race warm-ups

8:45 p.m. 5k run begins

9 p.m. Food tables open for 5k and 10k runners. Post-race snacks provided by Country Sun Natural Foods, House of Bagels, Hobee's

9:30-10 p.m. After the race, there will be prize giveaways, refreshments and an awards ceremony for the top three finishers in each category. Race results will be posted as available.

Field activities and booths

• Sponsors' booths: AXIS, Bloomingdale's, Connoisseur Coffee, Continental Caterers, Fleet Feet Sports, Keen, Larry's AutoWorks, LYFE Kitchen, Microsoft, Nike Stanford, Omega Printing, On Your Mark, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Trader Joe's, Stanford Blood Center, Stanford Federal Credit Union, Whole Foods Market

• AXIS climbing wall

• DJ Alan Waltz

• Kids' course by On Your Mark

• Information booths

• Chiropractic services provided by University Chiropractic

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW

Parking: Police and volunteers will direct you to parking in nearby business lots off Embarcadero Road and East Bayshore Road. Plan on arriving early and carpooling if possible, as lots will fill up. We recommend arriving at least an hour before your event.

Check in: Race check-in, sponsor and race headquarter booths, first aid and food/water is on the infield of the Baylands Athletic Center, located at the end of Geng Road.

Starting line: The start and finish of all three events is in the (closed) parking lot at the Baylands Athletic Center. The 5k walk and run start out of the parking lot north and then east on levees. The 10k run heads out south on Geng, turns east on Embarcadero and then heads out onto trails and levees south toward Mountain View. (See course maps for more details.)

Storage: Limited checking of small personal bags and backpacks is available at the race headquarters tent.

Pets: Dogs are permitted on the 5k walk but not on either run, where the terrain and darkness makes it too dangerous to have them. No retractable leashes. Bring your own clean-up bag.

Strollers: Jogging strollers welcome in the 5k walk or at the back of either run.

Visibility: Headlamps are highly recommended for both runs.

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