Running Events

What’s your choice? A kid’s 1k, 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon – depending on the race – there’s a distance for everyone and suitable for the whole family.

Go Green – 2020

Mark your calendars for March 22, 2020. Registration will be open once we confirm permit availability and race schedule for next year.


There’s a scenic Half Marathon, plus 10k and 5k distances. The 5K will remain entirely within Hellyer Park, with the 10K and Half Marathon will leave the park and go to turnaround locations on the Coyote Creek Trail. That means no traffic or street crossings for all three distances. Course maps can be found by clicking the button to go to the detailed event pages.

The start and finish for 2019 will be located at the Sylvandale Group are in Hellyer Park behind the Velodrome at the north end of the park.

Costumes are welcomed and encouraged! We’ll have a special prize for the best theme costumes this year. This should really be a lot of fun this year!

We are capacity limited at this park so register soon to ensure you have a spot.



Graniterock’s River Run – August 24, 2019

Graniterock has a new run this year – a family fun run and a 5K in Hollister.

The River Run 2019 describes the unique experience that awaits as you meander through a working sand and gravel quarry. Participants can choose a 1 mile Family Fun Run or 5K walk/run. The events take you inside the Southside Sand and Gravel Quarry to see the working quarry site, the banks of the San Benito River, specialized equipment that processes the rock and beautiful natural surroundings. The River Run benefits the YMCA of San Benito and begins with the 5k race at 7:45 a.m. and the Family Fun Run follows at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 5632 Airline Highway, Hollister, CA 95023.


Graniterock’s Rock & Run – October 13, 2019

Rock and Run describes the unique experience that awaits you as you meander through a 118 year-old, environmentally responsible, operational hard rock quarry. This is a 10K Run or 5K Walk/Run as you have never imagined. See the working quarry face, the ancient granite deposit, the massive equipment that processes it, and the natural surroundings, as you take the challenge of the Rock and Run with an Open House immediately following. This event will benefit Aromas School.


Jingle Bell Rock 5k, 10k, and Kid’s 1k – December 8, 2019

Come and join our annual year end holiday event! Its all about the toys and the fun. Put a smile on a child’s face for a REALLY great cause. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots, go for a walk or run along the San Lorenzo River Levee.  You can choose either 5K or 10K to run or walk. The  kid’s 1K for kids 10 and under.

You can get some exercise before you go holiday shopping! This event makes a difference in our community! Please come out and give all the support you can.

This is the 11th year for Jingle Bell Rock and each year as the participation grows we try to set a big goal for collecting toys. All the collected toys stay in our community and it really helps out local families. In 2018 we were proud to be a contributor to the total – which was over 11,000 toys!

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