The Willow Glen 5K Run/Walkis a community event, supported by local and corporate sponsors to benefit local schools. The annual event is a professionally-coordinated road race through downtown Willow Glen, a suburb of San Jose. More than 2,200 racers registered for last year’s event, with a diverse crowd from locally-recognized runners to parents pushing strollers. Local spectators cheer racers on as they breeze through the flat and fast course through the quaint streets of Willow Glen. Racers, families and neighbors all join together at the finish line for an kid-friendly post-race festival. The fun-filled morning includes a jam-packed kids’ area, sponsor booths, product samples 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 participating schools PTAs to fund after‐school, arts, science, sports and many other programs.