2019 Racing Hearts 5k/10k
Join us on Sunday, March 24th for our 6th Annual Racing Hearts 5k walk/run and 10k run in downtown Palo Alto. We are excited to celebrate active living for heart disease and to help place life saving heart defibrillators (AEDs) in our community.
All registered race participants will receive a long sleeve tech shirt and a race medal. Completing the Racing Hearts 5k/10k also counts toward the Run Palo Alto Challenge.(*)
(*) Participation in all three Palo Alto spring races (Juana Run in Feb, Racing Hearts in March, and Great Race for Saving Water in April) will enter you in a drawing for a free new pair of running shoes (up to $150) provided by our partners at a Runner's Mind in Los Altos.
Please note: While there are no refunds, our team would be happy to transfer your registration to another participant.
Official Racing Hearts shirt and finishers medal will be included with the registration. *We cannot guarantee that you will receive your desired size if you registered after March 6.* $10 discount for youth 14 and under applied at checkout.
Official Racing Hearts shirt and finishers medal will be included with the registration. *We cannot guarantee that you will receive your desired size if you registered after March 6.* $10 discount for youth 14 and under applied at checkout. Note: 1:40:00 time limit to complete 10K course. Walkers should sign up for 5K Run/Walk.
Can't make it, but want to participate and support heart wellness and heart safety? Awesome! Run/walk either the 5k or 10K remotely on your own and we'll mail out race swag items (t-shirt/finisher medal).
Public parking is free on Sundays. Parking is available in the parking garage below City Hall at 250 Hamilton Ave (entrance via Ramona St.)
The 5k walk/run and 10k run both start and finish at City Hall. While the routes for both 5K/10K are not certified because of the possibility of last minute changes, they are accurate for distance. Baby Strollers are allowed but please no pets except for service animals.
All participants who cross the finish line will earn a beautiful finisher medal.
First, Second and Third place awards will be given for every age group (0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+).
The top 3 overall Male and Female finishers from both the 5K and the 10K will be awarded.
The top Male and Female in both the 5K and 10K will receive a pair of shoes from A Runner's Mind.
March 23 11:00 AM PDT - Pre-Race Bib Pick Up, 11am - 3pm, at A Runners Mind (Los Altos)
March 24 7:30 AM PDT - Race Day Bib Pick Up (City Hall)
March 24 9:00 AM PDT - 10K Run Start
March 24 9:20 AM PDT - 5K Run/Walk Start
March 24 10:30 AM PDT - Awards