408k: Race Day

Why mess with a good thing? Don’t worry, we won’t. The 2020 course will be the same*, pending any last minute construction or potholes or fallen trees or things of that nature.  *subject to slight change

The race will begin at 8:00am in front of the SAP Center and Arena Green West. For complete event instructions please visit our Runner Info and Schedule of Events page.

We’ll be kicking off your 2020 Race to the Row with a warm-up led by 49ers FIT (we hear the 49ers are pretty good this year), the national anthem, played by one of San Jose’s very own Mariachi bands and follow it up with a race lead out by the Blvd BombS Car Club. Welcome to the 4-0-8.

Runners will then make their way down the historic Alameda business district before winding their way around San Jose’s beautiful Rose Garden. Prior to making your way down Santana Row, runners will enjoy the lively Mariachi Mile. Then celebrate your journey with friends, family and fans as you head toward the one-of-a-kind Santana Row finish line!

Aid Stations: two aid stations will be available stocked with Gen UCAN Hydration as well as water. The first is near the Rose Garden at Naglee Ave. and Dana Ave. The second is just prior to the start of the Mariachi Mile on Hedding St. and Laurelei Ave.

Note: No strollers are permitted during the race.

Pro Tip: Download the RunGo App (see embedded course map on this page) and get turn by turn directions for your race.

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Race Prizes

Thanks to Fjällräven our podium Men’s & Women’s finisher’s will enjoy the following prizes:

  • 1st place(s): Keb Hike 20 backpack
  • 2nd place(s): Vardag 25 Backpack
  • 3rd place(s): Ulvo Hip Pack Medium
 
Thanks to lululemon San Jose, the top three Men’s & Women’s finishers will also receive a $150 gift card.*
* gift card must be redeemed on race day, Sunday, February 2.