10K Run


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Start Time & Staging

The start of the 10K will be at 7am Runners are encouraged to start making their way to the start line no later than 6:20am.

Start Location

375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek

Hydration stations will be located as follows:

Mile 2: Water
Mile 4: Water


The start of the 10K is located in front of Civic Park and will take runners from Civic Park on the road North across Ygnacio onto Civic Rd. North which becomes Oak Rd.  Runners will turn and run behind Club Sport at Jones road, which will come out onto Treat Blvd.  Runners will then make their way up Treat Blvd. in the outer lane.  At Bancroft Road, runners will turn right and proceed 4-tenths of a mile before turning right on to the Canal Trail heading West. Just under half mile on the trail, runners will enter Heather Farms Park just after mile 3 and will traverse Heather Farms Park in a clockwise fashion, running down N. San Carlos Rd. to Heather Dr. and then Marchbanks Dr., running around the famous duck pond, before heading out to the Canal Trail where they will run for just under a mile before turning left at the Iron Horse Trail heading back towards the park. This is mile 5.  Runners will pass over the Pedestrian Bridge at Ygnacio and enter Civic Park for the finish of the 10K. This course will be well marked making it easy to navigate.

10K Awards

Awards to the top three male and female finishers in the 10K 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 10K finisher will receive a very cool custom die cast finishers medal for their achievement.


To our dedicated runners who have joined us from all over since 2011. We have immensely enjoyed serving all of you, however we have made the decision to retire the Walnut Creek Running Festival. We have absolutely enjoyed hosting this event, and the City of Walnut Creek has been so awesome to work with. Talk about championing an event. They have been behind us 100% since the beginning.

Half Marathon Road running events are a feat in and of themselves. To host this type of event where you get to use the city surface streets bringing a large gathering of runners together all on one day is a task and takes months of planning every year. We were fortunate enough to have been given this level of trust by the City. But with each year of planning this event, also comes the consideration and cost of other things that need tending to as well.

That being said, we are shutting down this event, but we will still be around. To learn more about our other events, please visit teamblueskyevents.com.

To learn more, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page  FAQ