Modesto Spirit of Giving 5K


Event Date

Sat, Dec 13, 2014


Modesto, CA

About This Activity

Come run or walk the 5k course around Graceda Park, through the beautiful College area neighborhoods and back down Magnolia Ave to downtown Modesto. Wear your Jingle Bells and get in the spirit!

Kids Free Fun Run:

Informally known as the "Help Santa chase the Grinch out of Modesto" kids run. We need kids young and younger to help Santa chase the Grinch out of Modesto and save Christmas. Candy Canes and medals for all our little heroes 10 years and younger. Free pictures with Santa and the Grinch. The fun run will not be timed.

Kids Bicycle Drawing

Bring one canned food item to the kids fun run and receive a ticket for the drawing of a FREE KIDS BICYCLE!!


Bring a canned good or non perishable food item and win a great raffle prize. Raffle tickets are given out on a per item basis. One food item = one ticket. 10 items =10 tickets, to a maximum of 10 tickets per person.

5K Awards

$100 to first overall male/female

 $50 to second overall male/female

$25 to third overall male/female

 $50 to first masters male/female

 $25 to second masters male/female

Medals for first, second, and third place male and female in each age group.

Start times

5K starts at 8:30 am Kids Fun Run starts at 9:45am 

Race Packet Pickup

Early bib pickup is available at 10th Street Plaza, 1010 Tenth Street  Dec. 12th from 12 noon till 6:00 PM. Race day bib pickup  from  7:am until 8:am

Age Groups

12 and under, 13 to 19, and 5 year age groups thereafter until  80+ male and female

Event details and schedule


All 5K registrants will receive a 5th year commemorative shirt. Groups of 10 or more adults will receive a $5 discount off each group member's entry fee.

Group Registrations:

For information on Group Registration and to download registration forms go to


Proceeds benefits the Parks and Recreation Neighborhood Scholarship Program for children of low income families, seniors and disabled citizens as well as the Modesto Gospel Mission. All donated canned food items will go th the Modesto Gospel Mission Pantry.

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