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5k Run - Fundraiser for Walnut Creek Schools

Aug 29, 2016 12:35PM ● By Jennifer Neys

5k Walnut Run - Fundraiser for WC Schools

The Walnut Run on September 11 will begin at 8am for both the 5K and the 10K. Runners/walkers should make their way to the start line around 7:15am to hear pre-race announcements, opening words from the mayor, and the national anthem.  Those who are looking to register on race day should allow additional time for registration. Booths will be open at 6am. The starting line will be located at 1231 S. Main Street in front of the Giants Dugout Store. This section of Main Street will be closed to vehicles throughout the duration of the event.


There will be a new finish line/event area for 2016, located along Broadway Plaza, and the event area will be on Broadway Plaza near Nordstrom’s. The 5K course will be one complete loop of the course, and the 10K course will include a second loop.


The Walnut Run was started by a group of local Walnut Creek residents who share a love for health and community. They created an event where the net proceeds are donated back to local participating Walnut Creek schools, as well as the Walnut Creek Education Foundation and P.E.A.K. Education Foundation. The money is distributed each year by the percentage of affiliated participants from each school. For more information, visit