The 5th 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, entertainment and a pancake breakfast.
This year’s run takes place 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Proceeds from the race go to Willow Glen Elementary and other local schools to fund arts, education, science, technology, sports and other programs.
The Willow Glen 5K is made possible through the kind and generous sponsorship of local businesses. This year’s sponsors include: