Christmas Palo Alto Double 15k, 10k, 5k & Bob Anderson's Kids Mile

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Christmas Palo Alto Double 15k, 10k, 5k & Bob Anderson's Kids Mile
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Get into the holiday spirit with this Christmas-themed double running event. Get the whole family involved in either the Kids Mile, 5k run/walk, 10k, or the flagship Double 15k, where runners tackle two legs of 10k and 5k with a break in the middle. Come for the festivities & free Santa hat.
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Double 15k, Palo Alto 10k, UjENA 5k, and 1 more
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Sat, Dec 17, 2022
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Palo Alto, United States
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Where and when
Location
1900 Geng Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
Start times
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022
Double 15k:
9:00 AM |
Palo Alto 10k:
9:00 AM |
UjENA 5k:
9:00 AM |
Bob Anderson's Kids Mile:
10:20 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Christmas Palo Alto Double 15k, 10k, 5k & Bob Anderson's Kids Mile
Double 15k
Distance
15km
Palo Alto 10k
Distance
10km
UjENA 5k
Distance
5km
Bob Anderson's Kids Mile
Distance
1mi
Route information
The concept of Double Running was founded in 2010 by Bob Anderson, who had the idea of running two races in one day with a short rest in between, and to add the times together to determine the winner. Thus, the Double Run was born, and you can experience it at this Christmas Palo Alto Double 15k, 10k, 5k & Bob Anderson's Kids Mile.
The Double 15k race will be a 10k followed by a 5k, with a break in the middle called the Recovery Zone. The 10k first stage will be run at 9am, and the 5k second stage will start at 10:45, meaning that the faster you run the first leg, the longer break you will have in the middle.
As well as the Double 15k challenge, there will be three other races at this event. The Palo Alto 10k will run the same route as the first leg of the 15k, also at 9am. There will also be a 5k event at 9am, running the same route as the 15k second leg. If you want to bring your kids along, there will be a kids mile event at 10:20, for kids age of 13 and under.
All courses start by the Baylands Athletic Center. The 10k heads north on the San Francisquito Creek Trail, crosses the creek onto the Bay Trail and continues north. The trail continues along the coast, and then crossed to University Ave.
The 5k heads west along San Francisquito Creek Trail, where it crosses the creek on the E Bayshore Rd, and then heads north along Bay Trail, before turning around at the top of Martin Luther King Park. The Kids 1 Mile, heading north along San Francisquito Creek Trail, turning around at the intersection with Bay Trail.
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What's included
  • Official race t-shirt
  • Tote Bag
  • Finisher's medal
  • Top 3 performance age-group medals for Double 15k
  • Trophies for winners of each race
  • $200 prize money for Double 15k winners ($100 to each M/F)
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How to get there
1900 Geng Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
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Event day logistics
7:30am: Same day registration and packet pickup for all races
9am: Double 15k (10k section), Palo Alto 10k & UjENA 5K Run/Walk start
10:20am Bob Anderson Kids Mile starts
10:45am Double 15k (5k section) starts
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration
FAQs
What time do the events start at the Christmas Palo Alto Double 15k, 10k, 5k & Bob Anderson's Kids Mile?
The Double 15k (10k section), Palo Alto 10k Race and UjENA 5k Run/Walk start at 9am, the Bob Anderson's Kids Mile starts at 10:20am and the Double 15k (5k Section) starts at 10:45am.
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How does the Double 15k work at the Christmas Palo Alto Double 15k, 10k, 5k & Bob Anderson's Kids Mile?
The Double 15k is run in two separate sections: first a 10k section, run at the same time as the Palo Alto 10k, at 9am. Once that sections is finished, runners will have a short break before the 5k section at 10:45am, where they will run the same course as the UjENA 5k.
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What awards will there be at the Christmas Palo Alto Double 15k, 10k, 5k & Bob Anderson's Kids Mile?
There will be a special medal for the top finisher in each age category, Trophies for all races, and a cash prize of $100 each for the top M/F finishers in the 15k.
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