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On April 28, 2019, the Rotary Club of Los Gatos presents the 42nd Annual Great Race, a scenic footrace/walk from Saratoga to Los Gatos. Since 1978 this community event has taken participants from the South Bay and beyond 4-miles down Highway 9 from Big Basin Way in Saratoga to N. Santa Cruz Ave. in Los Gatos.

Start time is 8:30AM. 

Also we are continuing complimentary access to photos taken at the event by professional photographers. You will  be able to download- at no cost- all individual and group photos and shots of you breaking away from the pack! Keep those cell phones in your pocket and let a professional take photos this year. This is a $20-$50 option at most races that is included to enhance your race experience.

The event is great for racers, joggers, walkers and families. Special rate for kids 12 and under. Proceeds support Rotary's youth and community projects.

Registration fees

4 Miles Closed

Registration closed
  • 4 Miles from Saratoga down Highway 9 to Los Gatos

    1. $40.00
      Jan 10 – Jan 31
    2. $45.00
      Feb 1 – Apr 4
    3. $50.00
      Apr 5 – Apr 26

4 Miles Kids 12 and Under Rate Closed

Registration closed
    1. $35.00
      Jan 10 – Jan 31
    2. $40.00
      Feb 1 – Apr 4
    3. $40.00
      Apr 5 – Apr 26

Race Map

The starting line is at Big Basin Way & 3rd St. in Saratoga. Runners turn right at Highway 9 and finish on N. Santa Cruz Ave & Elm St. in Los Gatos. There is a water station midway at Jack Rose Libation House. 


Packet Pick-Up

If you did not select the option to have your bib mailed to you, it can be picked up on race day at the registration area near the starting line or on Saturday from 10AM-2PM at Athletic Performance at 55 Main St. in Los Gatos.

Parking/Shuttle Bus Schedule

Shuttles will be provided in Los Gatos from 6:45-8:00 AM to bring runners to the starting line in Saratoga. The buses will be leaving from the parking lot on Grays Lane just north of University Avenue.

Return shuttles will be provided after the race until 11AM to bring runners from Los Gatos back to Saratoga.

Sweat truck: For 4-milers, leave your sweats on the truck at the starting line in Saratoga and pick them up at the Fun & Fitness Fair in Los Gatos.


We recommend catching the shuttle bus earlier rather than later to prevent bottlenecks and missing the starting time. 


The Great Race will offer complimentary access to photographs of the race, taken by professional photographer. All registrants will be able to download all photographs of themselves and any group shots. Leave your cell phones in your pocket and let a professional take photos this year. Most races that offer this charge between $20 and $50. Great value! Click on link below to search for your photos after the race. Make sure you make your bib visible to allow a search. 

Fun & Fitness Fair

Please stay after the race at the Fun & Fitness Fair with  food, massage therapists and other local businesses. If you would like to be a vendor at the Fun & Fitness Fair, please contact race director.

The Los Gatos Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Los Gatos, established in 1924, is dedicated to serving the local and world community.

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. 

Funds from this event are used to support local youth with scholarships, leadership and entrepreneurial conferences, as well as local service projects such as the homeless program at St. Lukes.

Thank You to Our Sponsors











Event Schedule

  • April 28 8:30 AM HADT - 4 Mile Event

Contact Information

Event Location

14500 Big Basin Way Saratoga, CA 95070

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