Course Description

The Willow Glen 5K course is USATF-certified, fast and flat. The 5K starts in downtown Willow Glen at the corner of Lincoln Ave. at Minnesota and finishes 200 yards from the starting line in the Willow Glen Elementary School courtyard. The course is marked, well-labeled and measured to an accurate distance. Volunteers and police will monitor the cross-traffic at most intersections. Volunteers and community groups will line the race course to cheer you on and provide entertainment.

There are two official water stations during the 3.1-mile-race. Water is also available at the finish line.

Medical aid will be available at the end of the Willow Glen 5K course and at the Community Festival taking place in the Willow Glen Elementary School quad.

The Willow Glen 5K course will be open for all runners and walkers for ninety minutes, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and reopen to traffic at 10:30 a.m. Participants who are still on the course at 10:30 a.m. should proceed to Willow Glen Elementary School.


Age Divisions

Places (male and female)


Finish Line Photos will be taken and will be available to view and purchase online following the race. Additional photographs will be taken along the race route, so, please feel free to look for images of yourself, friends, family, neighbors and classmates.


Plan to arrive early. Parking is available in the surrounding community streets, including Lincoln Avenue and Minnesota Avenue. The race start and finish and community festival are located on the Willow Glen Elementary School campus, located at 1425 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose.

Street parking is available and parking lots from local churches are open to race participants. Street closures begin at 8:30 a.m.; please plan accordingly. Parking lots include:

Bike parking is also available in the lot behind Willow Glen Elementary accessible via Lincoln Avenue.


Strollers are welcome.