Running Events

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

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!


Go Green – March 15, 2020

Go Green is moving to Santa Cruz in 2020. We will be hosting a 10K, 5K and a Kid’s 1k (10 and under) at San Lorenzo Park and the Santa Cruz Riverwalk.

The start and finish for 2019 will be located at the Benchlands area located adjacent to the Santa Cruz Country Courthouse.

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!

Parking is free at this location and there is ample overflow parking available for a nominal fee in city owned garages adjacent to the park.


Graniterock’s Rock & Run – October 2020. Date TBD

Rock and Run describes the unique experience that awaits you as you meander through a 120 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.


Graniterock’s River Run – August 2020. Date TBD

Stay tuned for a date for the 2020 version of this event. It was fun trying out a different location at the Hollister Sand and Gravel Quarry.

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.

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