5K Run

Start Time & Staging

The start of the 5K Run will be at 7:30am. Participants are encouraged to start making their way to the start line no later than 7:10am.

Start Location

The start is located in Civic Park East where the festival will be held.  Participants will stage in the grass area facing south.


The Walnut Creek Half Marathon & 5K Race will be using the “B-Tag” timing device that is embedded in the bib number. For more information and a tutorial video on how to use this, please see below. On the morning of the event, make sure that you have your bib number on and are all set to run. Athletes will run over timing mats located throughout the race, recording their time as they pass several check points.

5K Categories & Awards

Awards to the top three male and female finishers in the TIMED 5K will be handed out on the day of the race as well as age groups in the following categories:

Age Groups

<18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75>

Each 5K finisher will receive a very cool custom die cast finishers medal for their achievement.


The course begins in Civic Park east where the festival will be hosted.  Runners will make their way out of the park heading North on the Canal trail negotiating minimal turns, ultimately turning around at Walden Park and coming back to the park.