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- September 10, 2021

Race night guide


5:30 p.m. Registration opens. Activities, sponsors' booths and more on the field (see below).

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

7 p.m. 5K walk begins.

7:15 p.m. Pre-race warm-ups.

7:30 p.m. Half marathon begins.

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

8:15 p.m. 5K run begins.

8:25 p.m. 10K run begins.

8:45 p.m. Food tables open for 5K and 10K runners. Post-race snacks provided by Country Sun Natural Foods, Hobee's and House of Bagels..

9:30 p.m. Awards ceremony for the top three finishers in each category. Race results will be posted as available.

Field activities and booths

DJ music by Byron Binns

Zumba warm up with JCC instructors

Sponsor booths: Ada's Cafe, Axis Personal Trainers, DeLeon Realty, City of Palo Alto, Connoisseur Coffee, Hobee's, Oshman Family JCC, Kaiser Permanente, Omega Printing, Revitalize Integrated Body Systems, Stanford Federal Credit Union, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation, The Six Fifty, Wilson Sonsini Foundation, Facebook, Wealth Architects, Larkin Spears, Bank of the West, Country Sun, Hobee's, House of Bagels, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Pizza My Heart, Kiwanis Palo Alto, Trader Joe's

Information booths


COVID-19 safety guidelines: Participants must wear masks while in any line (check-in, registration, bag-check) and are encouraged to wear masks as groups form at the start of each event. Masks are recommended at all times other than during the events or when eating/drinking. Participants will be asked to spread out at the start of each event. Parking: Police and volunteers will direct you to parking in nearby business lots off Embarcadero and East Bayshore roads. Plan on arriving early and carpooling if possible, as lots will fill up. We recommend arriving at least an hour before your event. Please avoid parking in Stanford Eye Clinic lots.

Bicycle Parking: Bike parking area is available.

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

Starting line: The start and finish of all four events are in the (closed) parking lot at the Baylands Athletic Center. All events will head out south on Geng, turn east on Embarcadero and then head out onto trails and levees south toward Mountain View. (See the course map for more details.)

Storage: Limited checking of small personal bags and backpacks is available.

Pets: Dogs are permitted on the 5K walk but not on any of the runs, where the terrain and darkness make it too dangerous to have them. No retractable leashes. Bring your own clean-up bag.

Strollers: Jogging strollers welcome oin the 5K walk or at the back of the runs.

Visibility: Headlamps are highly recommended for all runs.


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