Willow Glen 5K Run/Walk for Education

Willow Glen 5K’s flat and USATF-certified race course starts in San Jose’s Willow Glen downtown and winds through neighborhood streets, with racers cheered on by local businesses and residents.

Racers, families and neighbors are then invited to a post-race festival, awards ceremony and kids’ fun zone. Sponsor booths, pancake breakfast, music, games, massage therapy, and a dedicated kids’ area – all spread out over two areas of the Willow Glen Elementary school campus.

Proceeds from the race go to local elementary school PTAs to fund after-school programs such as: arts, music, science, sports, technology and many more.

Registration fees

Adult (20+) Closed

Includes t-shirt, race number and race bag with sponsor offers

Teen or Youth (5-19) Closed

Includes t-shirt, race number and race bag with sponsor offers

WGE Student (with t-shirt) Closed

Includes t-shirt and race number

Child (4-under) no T-Shirt Closed

Child (4 and under) with t-shirt Closed

Includes t-shirt and race number

WGE Student (no T-Shirt) Closed

Thank you for registering

Packet Pickup

Note: please bring this sheet with you to packet pick up with your bib number(s) on it to avoid long waits.

Racers can pick up their race packets at the following location on the date/times shown:

Saturday, May 5: 12-4 pm
Sunday, May 6: 12-4pm
Tuesday, May 8th: 3-5 pm

San Jose Swim & Racquet Club (Presenting Sponsor)
1170 Pedro St. (near Lincoln Ave.)
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 297-0067
Directions

Thursday, May 10th: 3-6pm

Willow Glen Elementary School Playground
1425 Lincoln Ave. (at  Minnesota)
San Jose, CA 95125
Directions

Race packet includes race number, T-shirt and race bag with sponsor offers. Just bring a copy of your email confirmation. Race packets are not available via mail.

Race day packet pick-up and registration will be available 7-8:30 a.m., however, race numbers and t-shirts are not guaranteed and lines will be long. So, please consider registering early and picking up your race packet at Presenting Sponsor, San Jose Swim & Racquet Club (see above for dates and times).

Note: please bring this sheet with you to packet pick up with your bib number(s) on it to avoid long waits.


Regulations

  • Entry fees are non-transferable and non-refundable
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to run the race
  • A race number is required to run the race
  • Strollers are welcome
  • No bicycles, wagons, in-line skates, skateboards, scooters or dogs (except for working) permitted
  • Willow Glen 5K Race officials have the right to disqualify or remove from the course any participant whose activity violates any condition set forth or who poses any harm to himself/herself or any other participant

Event Schedule

  • May 12 9:00 AM PDT - 5K Run/Walk Start

  • May 12 9:30 AM PDT - Community Festival Opens

  • May 12 9:45 AM PDT - Race Awards

  • May 12 12:00 PM PDT - Community Festival Closes

Contact Information

Event Location

Lincoln and Minnesota Avenues, In front of Willow Glen Elementary School

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