5K Run


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Start Time & Staging

The start of the 5K will be at 7:30am Runners are encouraged to start making their way to the start line no later than 7:00am.

Start Location

The start line is located at Civic Park in our new start gate for 2021.

Course Type:

This course is a loop.



The 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 you are set to run!  Athletes will run over timing mats located at throughout the race, recording their time as they pass several check points.


Course Map

Hydration stations will be located as follows:

Mile 1.5: Water Station


The start of the 5K is located in Civic Park east and will take runners from within Civic Park on the trail north across the Ygnacio Valley Rd. Bridge continuing on the trail until the intersection of the Iron Horse and Contra Costa Canal Trails. It is here where volunteers wil direct runners to take a left and head south west on the trail heading towards Walden Park. At Oak Rd. runners make a hairpin turn into the park and negotiate the pathway. This is a favorite section of the course and trees are beautiful at this time of year. As runners exit the back side of the park, they will run on the dirt pat of the trail until they cross Walden Rd. At this point runners be on the Iron Horse Trail which will bring them straight back down and into the Park. This is a fast course and about as flat as they come. A great quick run for all levels of runners.

5K Awards

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

<9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80>

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


To learn more, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page  FAQ