Menu

Inaugural 408K San Jose Race Announced

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 28, 2011
A 408K race kicks off next spring in San Jose. Photo: Running USA

The 8K run will finish at Santana Row and benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation.

A 408K race kicks off next spring in San Jose. Photo: Running USA

From: Running USA

SAN JOSE – (December 27, 2011) – Race Director J.T. Service has announced the debut of the San Jose 408K – a one-of-a-kind 8-kilometer road race through the classic neighborhoods of San Jose. The inaugural race, slated for Sunday, March 11, 2012, will feature a fast, point-to-point nearly 5 mile course. Runners will toe the start line at HP Pavilion, race through the streets of San Jose, and triumphantly finish at the popular Santana Row urban village. This charming location will also host the pre-race expo and post-race celebration.

The race winds through Santa Clara County’s Fourth Supervisorial District, represented by Supervisor Ken Yeager. The course starts downtown, travels through the Rose Garden neighborhood, edges Westfield’s Valley Fair and ends at Santana Row.

“Not only will participants be raising money for a good cause, they will be getting exercise while exploring some of San Jose’s most beautiful neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Ken Yeager, a long-time health advocate and early supporter of the San Jose 408K.

Race organizers have also announced that the Pat Tillman Foundation has been confirmed as the Official Benefiting Charity of the Inaugural San Jose 408K.

Service said, “We’re honored to have the opportunity to partner with an organization that celebrates the legacy of local and national hero Pat Tillman.”

While not to be confused with the popular “Pat’s Run,” held annually in April in Tempe and at Shadow Runs throughout the country, including in San Jose, the San Jose 408K will provide the local community with the opportunity to fundraise for “Team Tillman”.

Marie Tillman, Co-Founder and President of the Foundation, stated, “The Pat Tillman Foundation is honored to be selected as the charity partner of the Inaugural San Jose 408K. Since the Foundation’s inception in 2004, the northern California community has played a vital role in our growth and success and we are grateful for the continued support.”

For children, there will also be multiple 408Kid’s Races that will be held at the finish line festival. Registration is now open for both events and more information can be found at: www.the408k.com or contact: info@the408k.com

FILED UNDER: News TAGS: / / / / / /

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

Get our best running content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to the FREE Competitor Running weekly newsletter