The annual Willow Glen 5K is a community event, supported by local and corporate sponsors, to benefit local schools. The annual event is a professionally-coordinated 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) road race through the downtown and surrounding streets of  the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose. More than 2,000 racers participated in last year’s event, with a diverse crowd ranging from locally-recognized runners to parents pushing strollers. Local spectators cheer racers on as they breeze through a certified flat and fast course through the quaint streets of Willow Glen. Racers, families and neighbors all join together at the finish line for a post-race festival that features a jam-packed kids’ area, sponsor and donor booths and entertainment.