Moonlight Run & Walk tonight

Charity event raises money for local nonprofits

The 30th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk takes place tonight under the full Harvest Moon in the Palo Alto Baylands.

Sponsored by the Weekly and the City of Palo Alto, the event is the largest running event held in Palo Alto and draws more than 2,500 participants. Corporate sponsors are the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation.

The 5k walk begins at 7 p.m., followed by a 10k run at 8:15 and a 5k run at 8:45. The courses begin at the Baylands Athletic Center at the end of Geng Road and follow the levees in the Baylands.

Music, a kids' climbing wall, sponsor booths and a fun run for young children make for a festive atmosphere on the infield of the baseball park at the Athletic Center.

Participants are encouraged to carpool or ride bikes and to arrive early due to traffic and parking congestion. Police will direct cars to parking lots in the area.

The race raises money for the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, which gives grants each year to local nonprofits with programs serving children and families.

For more, see our guide to the Moonlight Run & Walk.

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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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I wish they would stop allowing dogs on the walk, they are nothing but a nuisance. Every year people around me on the walk complain about them but think that dog owners will always win the day even if they are a significant minority. At least keep them on short leashes and ot those long ones that get tangles up with people's legs.

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Posted by resident 1
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm

I agree about the dogs - the starting point has steep drop-offs on each side and the later part by the baylands has a lot of water if high tide, or black sludge if low tide. I did that walk this morning and there were still dog walkers with multiple dogs on leashes and they have to stop to pick up the poop. The dogs really enjoy it all - they are busy socializing with each other so crossing in front on their leashes.
The festivities are really fun - that is a great event for the festivities.

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Posted by Samantha
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Terribly planning and coordination. This event completely blocked off access to the Palo Alto airport. There were no signs warning of the closure in advance and no detours. The policeman I spoke to had no idea how vehicles were supposed to get to the airport.

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