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Runners, joggers and walkers of ALL ages are invited to the first annual Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers, an 8K run organized by Temple Beth El of Bakersfield, California, in celebration of the 8-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. This family-friendly community event also features a 2K Latke Loop Fun Run.

The 8K run will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM at the Panorama Vista Preserve (901 E Roberts Ln, Bakersfield, California). The race course will take participants through natural preserve land situated along the Kern River. This riparian woodland area is home to many native plants and animals and includes several hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

The registration fee of $25 includes a swag bag, official timing, water and refreshments, and awards for the top three male and female finishers overall AND per age group.  PLUS those who register by November 25 will be guaranteed an event T-shirt and all registrants will be entered into a raffle . . . check for your bib number on the raffle board at the finish line! There will be food and non-food vendors to check out as well!

Online registration ends December 5, 2018.  In-person registration will be available at race packet pick-up and on race day beginning at 7:00 AM.  A portion of each participant’s registration fee will be donated to Plant a Tree in Israel, a Jewish National Fund program to “help green the land of Israel.”  

Race packet pick-up will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Temple Beth El (2906 Loma Linda Dr, Bakersfield, California) and from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Sole 2 Soul Sports at The Marketplace (9000 Ming Ave, Suite K-1, Bakersfield, California). Race packets may be picked up also on race day beginning at 7:00 AM. ID and signed waiver needed to pick up race packet.

Please contact if you have questions about this event or would like to be an event sponsor.

Registration fees

2K Latke Loop Closed

Race will start shortly after the 8K start. Registration fee of $12 includes a swag bag, water and refreshments, and awards for all participants 10 years old and younger.

  1. $12.00
    Oct 10 - Dec 5

Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers Closed

  1. $25.00
    Oct 10 - Dec 5

Contact Information

Event Location

901 E Roberts Lane, Bakersfield, CA, USA

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