Showing posts with label san jose marathon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label san jose marathon. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

49ers Legend Roger Craig and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo to Run with Dozens of Kids on National Running Day

Later today there is going to be a big announcement regarding San Jose's Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in September. I don't have any details yet besides what is on the press release below, but the announcement is going to take place between 11am-11:30am at the Children's Discovery Museum in celebration of National Running Day (today). After the announcement comes in, I'll revise this post with the news (feel free to post in the comments if you get the info before I do).

Mayor Sam Liccardo and San Francisco 49ers legend Roger Craig will join community leaders in celebration of a marquee announcement for Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon, aimed at getting Bay Area kids healthy and active. 

  • Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose 
  • Karolyn Kirchgesler, Team San Jose CEO
  • 49ers legend Roger Craig, Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Founder 
  • Bekah Holt, Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Event Manager
  • Mario Fraioli, author of The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Training Guide
  • Local sports mascots 
  • Live music and community leaders
When: Wednesday, June 3 (National Running Day) / 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Where: Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose / 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon is celebrating its 10th anniversary by unveiling new race elements on National Running Day
  • New race for kids encourages a healthy lifestyle and combats childhood obesity 
  • City officials will share the positive impact the race has on the community including the 2014 economic impact from race weekend

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Breathe Deep Bay Area 5K Run/Walk

Another run/walk supporting a great cause is coming to Downtown San Jose this Sunday. The run begins in Discovery Meadow Park and all of the details are below!

Who: Anyone in the Bay Area!
What: Breathe Deep Bay Area, a 5K timed race and untimed family walk
Where: Discovery Meadow Park in Guadalupe River Park & Gardens, San Jose
When: Sunday, April 28th
Why: To raise money for lung cancer research and to raise awareness for this disease!

Event Details

Breathe Deep Bay Area is a 5K timed run and untimed walk to raise money for critical lung cancer research. The untimed walk course is friendly to strollers, wheelchairs, bicycles, and pets (as long as they are cleaned up after). Only wheelchairs are allowed on the timed race course. There will be a kids corner as well as refreshments for all participants. Awards will be given to the top 3 individual fundraisers; top 3 fundraising teams; first, second, and third male runners; first, second, and third female runners. Be sure to bring a photo or write a message on the Honor Wall, in honor or in memory of a loved one.

During event registration, you can warm up with special guest Cori Maiden, a local yoga instructor from San Francisco. At our opening ceremony, you can also join with other event participants in a moment of reflection lead by Cori.

Our Story

Breathe Deep Bay Area is a grassroots event planned and managed by a small group of volunteers from the Bay Area whose lives have been impacted by lung cancer. This 5K walk and timed run is an opportunity for our community to rally together against lung cancer. Together, our community has the power to raise the funds that might lead to new early detection technology or discover the best new targeted therapy and save hundreds of thousands of lives. After starting small in 2011, Breathe Deep Bay Area looks forward to tremendous growth in 2013 and we hope you’ll choose to be a part of it.

Promote your team!

Need a helpful tool to promote your team and gather donations? Download and print this flyer on your home computer, write in your team name, and pass to friends, family, and coworkers. You get two flyers per page so don't forget to cut it in half.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

408 Race to the Row

Get fired up for the second annual 408k Race to the Row, which blasts off on March 10th. The race starts in Downtown San Jose, goes down The Alameda, and then winds its way to Santana Row. At the finish line you can earn back all of those calories by partying at the Row, hop on a free luxury bus back to Downtown, and continue partying and saving up calories for the next run!

For more information, click here. Hat tip to Joie for sending this in.

Downloadable Race Instructions (just some light reading):
2013 Race Instructions (pdf)

UPS SWEAT CHECK: The fine folks in brown will again be at the starting line to accept your sweats, gear, and unmentionables. Ensure you have time to check your goods, so show up early and look for the beautiful line of UPS trucks adjacent to the starting line.

START: The race starts at HP Pavilion in Downtown San Jose. If you don’t know where this is then just google it. You’re likely from the great Silicon Valley area and you should know all about the google.

COURSE TIME LIMIT: You will need to maintain an 18 minute/mile pace to make the course time cut-off.  All participants remaining on the course beyond this time limit will be asked to use the sidewalk, abide by traffic laws, and continue to the finish line.

FINISH: The finish line is at Santana Row (We’ve mentioned that multiple times because we view as a bit of a selling point. It’s near Stevens Creek Blvd…again try the google)

BUSING: You’re probably wondering, “if it starts downtown and ends at Santana Row then how do I get home?” First off, nice work detective. Now, three options:

(1) Get dropped off at the start and tell your mom to meet you at the Row.
(2) Cool down and run back
(3) Party at Santana Row and take the free shuttles buses back to the pavilion. Our Official Transportation Provider, Royal Coach Tours, will be ready to roll after the race.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 2012

Before stuffing your face this Thanksgiving, why not participate in one of San Jose's most popular runs and offset some of those calories. The Turkey Trot kicks off early Thanksgiving morning in Downtown San Jose and is over by noon, giving you plenty of time to get to your feast. You can check out a video below of last year's run, which had more than 25,000 participants! For more info, just click here.


  • 6:30 a.m.  Race Day Packet Pick Up Opens (There will not be day of, on-site registration. Registration is only available online til 6am Thanksgiving morning, but capacity is 25,000, so registration may close early like it did last year.)
  • 7:00 a.m.  “Costume Contest” sponsored by Virgin America & Mercury News
  • 7:45 a.m.  “10K  Wheelchair” sponsored by Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • 7:50 a.m.  “10K Run” sponsored by Sharks Foundation
  • 8:30 a.m.   “5K Run/Walk” sponsored by KLA Tencor
  • 9:00 a.m.  Kids activities begin in Family Fun Zone
  • 10:00 a.m.  “Elite Women” sponsored by SVB Financial & “PA/USATF Women” sponsored by El Camino Hospital
  • 10:30 a.m.  “Elite Men” & “PA/USATF Men” sponsored by PG&E
  • 10:30 a.m.  “Kid’s Fun Run” sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (open to ages 2-9)
  • 11:30 a.m.  Elite Awards Ceremony (all “open” winners will receive their medals and gift cards by mail three weeks after the race)
  • Noon  Conclusion

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Trot 2011

Looking for a healthy way to start your Thanksgiving before pummeling through thousands of calories? Look no further than the annual Turkey Trot in Downtown San Jose. It looks like they have something for everyone: 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, Celebrity 10K, Wheelchair 10K, and more. The best part is that proceeds go to charity.

For more info and registration, just click here.

Race Info
When: November 24, 2011 Thanksgiving Morning

  • 6:30am:       Bib Pick Up (Registration will close at 21,000.  There will not be onsite registration, but you canstill register at home or on your smart phone)
  • 7:00am:       Costume Contest
  • 7:45am:       Turkey Trot 10K Wheelchair
  • 7:50am:       Turkey Trot 10K Run
  • 8:15am:       Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
  • 10am:          Elite Women’s & PA/USATF
  • 10:30am:    Elite Men’s & PA/USATF Men
  • 10:50am:    Kid’s Fun Run
  • 11:30am:    Awards Ceremony
Where: Downtown San Jose, Guadalupe Park
Race Start
On W. Santa Clara Street, near the Hwy 87 overpass.  Please start by lining up at the correct starting time for your distance.  Then line up according to your mile pace with faster runners closer to the start line and those with strollers at the end.
Why:  In the past 6 years we have donated over $1.5 million to three local charities.  This year, our goal is to donate $500,000 to the 3 awesome charities!  Plus its a great way to start the day and get ready for a lot of eating at Thanksgiving dinner.
How: Participate by registering, volunteering or donating to the event.  If you are registering, remember there are many categories you may qualify for and would be fun for you to possible win a certain category.  Check out our timed and non-timed categories for more information.
Who:  You! Your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors.  The more the merrier.