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 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 8k road race is named for the famous 408 area code of San Jose and surrounding areas.
The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend includes a 5k, Half Marathon and a Full Marathon in Orlando, Florida in January 2013. You can also choose to run the “Goofy”, Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. A 39.3-mile run that combines the half and full marathons on Saturday and Sunday (12-13 January 2013)
Note the quote from Walt Disney on the front: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” Apt words for the dreamers here in the Valley
The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is again offering free runner tracking through this site: http://live.xacte.com/wdw/alerts/ Track your runner via SMS text message, email, Twitter or other social media with their Xact Event Alerts.
And coming up next year is the 2nd annual 408k 8K road race in San Jose. This race starts from downtown San Jose and runs to Santana Row. The “Race to the Row” is on March 10th 2013. #run408 Bring your running shoes…and your credit card!