Join the fun and excitement with a tremendous event benefitting a very successful community program, the 2nd Annual Spring Forward 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk, on Saturday morning, April 18, headquartered at the Microsoft Campus, in Mountain View.

This event will assist Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, whose goal is working to end poverty in the community, of all faiths and cultures.

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County works to help people overcome poverty and become self-reliant. In 2014, they served more than 40,000 low-income people in the county.

Both the 5K and 10K courses are flat and incredibly scenic along the Bay. They start on the road and eventually go onto the dirt trail that runs through Shoreline Park and circle back to end on pavement at the Microsoft Campus.

Baby joggers are allowed, but please do not start at the front. Per Shoreline Park regulations, we respectfully ask that you do not bring your dog to run/walk with you. The Children’s Race is a one-mile out-and-back course.

Adult registration includes a commemorative race Tech shirt, bib, and timing chip. Children’s registration includes a T-shirt, bib, and a finisher’s ribbon. Free photos and refreshments will be offered to all after the race. The 5K and 10K pre-registration fees are $40, and the Children’s Race is $15.

Groups of 10 or more, who register together, can get $5 off each entry!

If you are interested, please call us at (408) 325-5248 for more information and how to register your group.

If you are unable to participate in the race yourself you have the option to sponsor or pay for other runners.

Awards
5K – Overall Trophies male/female, and Masters (50 and over) male/female. Medals three deep in male/female age groups 10 & under, 11-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 70-79 to 80+.

10K – Overall Trophies male/female, and Masters (50 and over) male/female. Medals three deep in male/female age groups 10 & under, 11-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 70-79 to 80+.

On Your Mark Events will be providing chip-timing and race results.

Race-day registration and check-in will begin at 6:30 a.m., with the 10K and 5K timed events starting at 8:00 a.m. All 10K and 5K participants will need to pick up their timing chips before the start of the races. The Children’s Run will kick-off approximately at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Awards Presentation.

Pre-registered participants can pick up their bibs and race packets on Thursday, April 16, between 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Sports Basement, at 1177 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The Microsoft Campus is located at 1065 La Avenida, Mountain View, Calif. Free parking is availed on the Microsoft Campus.

Participants can register by downloading a flyer and send in entry fee(s), or registeronline. For more information about this race, contact organizers via email or call (408) 325-5248.

Interested participants are also encouraged to visit their website:http://springforward5k10k.com.