Running the 408K Race to the Row in San Jose, California

The 2nd annual 408k 8k road race in San Jose kicked off today on a beautiful SiliconCali morning. At the start of the run the temperature was in the 40’s with no wind. Perfect running weather. The top finishers ran the 8 kilometer course in just under 25 minutes.

The flat and fast 8k course runs from HP Pavilion in San Jose to Santana Row.


The fast course winds it’s way from HP Pavilion in San Jose all the way to Santana Row. Along the course, you’ll encounter a few mariachi bands as you run the Mariachi Mile starting at mile 4. When you start rounding that corner around Valley Fair Mall, you know you are close to the finish at the row just across Stevens Creek.

The race was very well organized and much smaller than the big Rock n Roll Marathon series races. Transportation was provided for those that parked at HP Pavilion from Santana Row to get back to the starting area.

The 408k finisher medal and tech t-shirt from the 2013 race.



The 8k road race is named for the famous 408 area code of San Jose and surrounding areas.

Check out the results from this year’s 408k Race to the Row here.

Here’s the main web site for 401k road race.