Date:  Sunday - December 1st 2019

Start Time:  8:30 am 

Runners are recommended to be at the start line at 8:00 am.  Race will promptly begin at 8:30 am.

Parking:  On-campus parking is available at Santa Clara University. No fee or permit is required for university parking on race day. Recommended parking locations are the following and can be seen in the map below:

  • Main Parking Garage - Located on Palm Dr and right next to the start line & expo area. Best parking for race day!

    ***NOTE: The Main Parking Garage will be CLOSED during the race from 8:00 - 10:15 am, meaning any vehicles parked in this location will be unable to leave until all runners have completed the race.***

  • Leavey Center Parking Lot - Located on the corner of El Camino Real & Accolti Way.

Start/Finish Line:  

Stevens Stadium, Buck Shaw Field - Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara CA 95050

The Course

Runners, this course is for you!  This race course is flat, fast, and a perfect opportunity to PR.  The course includes both a single loop 5k walk or run, as well as a two loop 10k run.


Race start line will be placed on El Camino Real.  Following the start and heading south on El Camino, the first turn will be a right onto The Alameda.  Next, participants will follow the road and make a left turn onto Market Street, followed by a right turn onto Jefferson Street.  Once heading North on Jefferson, another right turn will be made onto Harrison Street.  From Harrison, you will turn right onto The Alameda, left onto Fremont St, and then another right onto Sherman Street.  At this point, runners will enter onto the SCU Campus, make a left turn back onto Palm Dr.  5k participants will make a right turn and be directed into Stevens Stadium towards the finish line.  10k participants will continue on Palm Dr, back through the start line, and again continue south on El Camino Real for their second loop, followed by the same finish line.

Junior Firefighters Race

A children's fun run will take place immediately following the completion of the 5k and 10k race.  The Junior Firefighters run will be FREE to children under the age of 12 years old.  Please make sure your child is at the start of the children's run (near the finish line on Buck Shaw Field) by 10:00 am.  Volunteers will be providing further direction.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be provided at the following locations:

  • Mile 1.5 and Mile 3

Age Groups

Age group awards will be provided for the top finishers within the following age groups:

Junior Firefighters Run:  8 and Under

5k and 10k:  0-12, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+

Finish Line

Runners will cross the finish line inside Stevens Stadium, Buck Shaw Field.  Spectators are encouraged to enjoy the stadium seating while cheering on the runners as they successfully complete their race. 

Chip Timing

Chip timing will be provided for accurate and timely race result posting.  Please visit the results tab following the race to see how you finished.


Runners  with strollers will be permitted on the race course. 

Sorry, but no pets will be allowed to accompany runners on the race course.