IMPORTANT NOTICE - GO GREEN IS BEING POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 26TH DUE TO THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE CORONA VIRUS ON MAJOR PUBLIC EVENTS.
IT IS THE PRUDENT AND RIGHT THING TO DO TO MAKE ALL ATTEMPTS TO CONTAIN AND MITIGATE ANY FURTHER SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY. WE HOPE YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AND JOIN US IN APRIL TO SUPPORT POLIO PLUS.
We are introducing a running event points series for 2020 - RUN SANTA CRUZ - sponsored by Road iD. There will be three qualifying events - Go Green St. Patrick's Day Run - Santa Cruz Firecracker - Jingle Bell Rock. Each event has a 1k, 5k, and 10k. Participants will be assigned points based on overall finishing place, in all three races. Top three male and female in each distance will win the series. This is the first race in the RUN SANTA CRUZ Series of three events. The other two events are Santa Cruz Firecracker on July 4 , 2020 and Jingle Bell Rock on Dec 13, 2020.
We have undertaken a complete revamp of the Go Green St. Patrick's Day Runs for 2020. First, we have moved the venue to San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz. This is a beautiful park and the start/finish of the Santa Cruz Riverwalk Levee Trail. There will be a 10K, 5K and a 1k for Kids. We will not be doing a half marathon distance as we can't find a venue in the community that will safely support that distance.
5K Runners will do one loop of the Riverwalk Trail and 10K Runners will do two loops of the trail - passing close to the finish line on their way to the second loop (great opportunities to work on those negative splits!). The Kid's 1K will take place entirely in the park, with a circuit around the lakes at Duck Island. You can see all of the maps for the event under the map tab above.
Start time for the 10K is at 9:00 am on Sunday morning so you can sleep in a bit, unless you have kids for the 1K because they are starting at 8:30! The 5K is planned for 9:10 am. We'll make a weekend of celebrating the green. In order to provide an amazing experience for all runners, our registration will be capped at 400 participants this year to evaluate the location change and we expect another sell out - so register soon. We will again be offering a great tech tee and finishers medals for all distances.
1K start at 8:30 am
10K start 9:00 am
5K start at 9:10 am
So get your green on and join us for the only St. Patrick's Day run in Santa Cruz!
We will be designating Rotary International's Polio Plus effort as our official beneficiary for this event.