Start Time & Staging
The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. for both the 5K and the 10K. It will be a chip start, which means that timing starts immediately after a participant crosses the starting mat.
We encourage runners/walkers to make their way to the start line around 7:15 a.m. so you may hear pre-race announcements, opening words from the mayor, and our national anthem.
For those who are looking to register on race day, please allow additional time for registration. Our booths will be open to the public at 6:00 a.m.
The starting line will be located at 1231 S. Main Street in front of the Giants Dugout Store. This section of Main Street will be closed to vehicles throughout the duration of the event.
Finish Line Location & Event Area
There will be a new finish line/event area for 2016. The finish line will be located along Broadway Plaza and the event area will be on Broadway Plaza near Nordstroms. Our 5K course will be one complete loop of the course, and our 10K course will include a second loop before crossing the finish line.
The Race Start Area will be at 1231 S. Main Street
Runners will head northbound on S. Main Street
Runners will turn right onto N. Civic Drive
Runners will turn right onto N. Broadway
Runners will head south on Broadway
The turn around point will be near the second footbridge
Runners will return northbound on S. Broadway
Runners will turn left onto Newell Avenue
Runners will turn right onto S. Main Street
The Race Finish Line / Event Area will be on Broadway Plaza near Nordstroms
- 5K walk/run: Finish Line will be down on Broadway Plaza
- 10K run: Runners will stay to the left as they repeat the course for a 2nd loop. After completing 2nd lap, the Finish Line will be down Broadway Plaza near Nordstroms.
Please Note: Due to the limitations in road closures and for your safety, walkers will only be able to participate in the 5K distance.
Our children’s fun run is FREE to all children 7 years and under. The Kids’ Run will start immediately after the last runner/walker crosses the finish line. This is an estimated start time of 9:30 a.m. We ask parents to take their children to the finish line where we will have designated volunteers directing the children on where to start.
Every child participating in the Kids’ Run will receive a prize for crossing the finish line!!
Net proceeds from the event are donated to “Qualifying Schools”. In order to qualify, a school must be within the city limits of Walnut Creek, must have a minimum of 25 participants (students, parents, teachers, other relatives or friends), registered and paid to walk/run the event. Volunteers will also count toward a school’s participant number.
The water station will be located on the corner of Newell Avenue and S. Broadway next to Whole Foods Market. It will be available when running southbound toward the turnaround and northbound before turning onto Newell Avenue. We would like to thank Republic Waste Services for supplying this year’s water supplies.