DateFest 5K


Event Date

Sat, Feb 20, 2016


Indio, CA


Activity Today Later

5K Run - Individual Entry

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

Please join us for the inaugural Date Fest 5k run/walk.  This event will be held in conjunction with the 70th Annual Riverside County National Date Festival on the Riverside County fairgrounds in Indio, California.  Known as the “City of Festivals,” in addition to the Date Festival, Indio is home to world famous music festivals and the International Tamale Festival.  Indio is home to the world-renown date industry and delicious date shakes!

A portion of the course will be held on the fairgrounds, where runners can see the carnival, displays, exotic animals such as ostriches and camels, and of course clowns!  Each paid participant receives a medal, t-shirt and goodie bag, which contains two tickets for entry into the fair, so after the run is completed, use your tickets and hang around to enjoy all the family activities available, including world famous FAIR FOOD!  The fair opens at 10am and additional tickets can be purchased at the fairgrounds entrance.  Prizes will be given to the top three men and women on the course.  The race starts at 8am, with course closure occurring after 90 minutes of race start.  Because part of the course is on the fairgrounds, pets are not allowed to run with participants.

The Date Fest 5k is a fundraising event for the Riverside County Employee Campaign, which is an annual fundraiser for Riverside County employees to voluntarily contribute to non-profit organizations of their choosing through payroll deduction and other fundraisers.  The funds support charitable organizations throughout Riverside County, which make a huge impact on the lives of County residents.  The Riverside County Employee Campaign is a 501 (c)(3) organization, Tax ID #95-1742174.

We hope you join us for this great fun-filled event!

Event details and schedule

Entry fee:

$35.00 until November 30, 2016

$40.00 until January 8, 2016

$45.00 until February 19, 2016


Riverside County Fairgrounds, Indio CA

82-503 Hwy 111, Indio CA 92201

Race Start line will be at Gate 6 entrance (look for signs)

Parking at Gate 12 of Fairgrounds (look for signs)


February 19, 2016

Early bib pickup – location TBD

February 20, 2016 – Riverside County Fairgrounds

7:00 – 8:00am bib pickup

8:00 am Race Starts at Gate 6 entrance

9:15 am Awards Presentation

9:30 am Course Closes

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