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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+)

Registration closes in 18 days 28 minutes
  • Includes t-shirt, race number and race bag with sponsor offers

    1. $25.00

      Early bird pricing - Ends March 16

      Jan 29 – Mar 17
    2. $30.00
      Now registering Mar 17 – May 10
      Register

Teen or Youth (5-19)

Registration closes in 18 days 28 minutes
  • Includes t-shirt, race number and race bag with sponsor offers

    1. $15.00

      Early bird pricing - Ends March 16

      Jan 29 – Mar 17
    2. $20.00
      Now registering Mar 17 – May 10
      Register

WGE Student (with t-shirt)

Registration closes in 18 days 28 minutes
  • Includes t-shirt and race number

    1. $10.00
      Jan 29 – Mar 17
    2. $10.00
      Now registering Mar 17 – May 10
      Register

Child (4-under) no T-Shirt

Registration closes in 18 days 28 minutes
    1. Free
      Jan 29 – Mar 17
    2. Free
      Now registering Mar 17 – May 10
      Register

Child (4 and under) with t-shirt

Registration closes in 18 days 28 minutes
  • Includes t-shirt and race number

    1. $10.00
      Jan 29 – Mar 17
    2. $10.00
      Now registering Mar 17 – May 10
      Register

WGE Student (no T-Shirt)

Registration closes in 18 days 28 minutes
    1. Free
      Jan 29 – Mar 17
    2. Free
      Now registering Mar 17 – May 10
      Register

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.

Dates will be added for packet pickup closer to the date of the race.

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

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 11 9:00 AM PDT - 5K Run/Walk Start

  • May 11 9:30 AM PDT - Community Festival Opens

  • May 11 9:45 AM PDT - Race Awards

  • May 11 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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