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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.

Silicon Valley Running Events

While all of the technology and digital widgets can be fun, sometimes you just have to get outside and do something physical, not virtual.

Here’s a list of a few local running events around Silicon Valley and the Bay Area:

In the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose is the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon on October 7th 2012

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon 2012 finisher medal. No word on if this is a mix tape from the 80’s.
The cassette tape medal turned out to be slightly smaller than the classic 80’s cassette tapes. Not quite a micro cassette, but since it’s solid metal it probably won’t play in your retro tape deck.
San Jose Rock & Roll Half Marathon finisher medals from 2011 and 2012 on the 2012 t-shirt. (image credit: SiliconCali.com)


Another view of the San Jose Rock & Roll finisher medals from 2011 and 2012. (image credit: SiliconCali.com)


Further out in the mountain playground of Lake Tahoe is the Tough Mudder Nor-Cal.

To prepare yourself for the 25 military style obstacles, you can train like this guy:


And one that’s not quite in the neighborhood:

The full marathon finisher medal from the 2011 Disney World Marathon
Image credit: SiliconCali.com

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)

Special 20th Anniversary 2013 Disney World Marathon Finisher Medal
Image Credit: Disney

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

2013 Disney World Half Marathon Finisher Medal
Image Credit: Disney

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.

The 2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon finsher medal

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!