Go Green St. Patrick’s Day Run
Go Green – March 15, 2020
Go Green is moving to Santa Cruz in 2020. We will be hosting a 10K, 5K and a Kid’s 1k (10 and under) at San Lorenzo Park and the Santa Cruz Riverwalk.
The start and finish for 2019 will be located at the Benchlands area located adjacent to the Santa Cruz Country Courthouse.
Parking is free at this location and there is ample overflow parking available for a nominal fee in city owned garages adjacent to the park.
We have undertaken a complete revamp of the Go Green St. Patrick’s Day Runs for 2020. First, we have moved the venue to San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz. This is a beautiful park and the start/finish of the Santa Cruz Riverwalk Levee Trail. There will be a 10K, 5K and a 1k for Kids. We will not be doing a half marathon distance as we can’t find a venue in the community that will safely support that distance. We will also keep the virtual 5K and 10K races for those who can’t attend that day.
5K Runners will do one loop of the Riverwalk Trail and 10K Runners will do two loops of the trail – passing close to the finish line on their way to the second loop (great opportunities to work on those negative splits!). The Kid’s 1K will take place entirely in the park, with a circuit around the lakes at Duck Island. You can see all of the maps for the event under the map tab above.
Start time for the 10K is at 9:00 am on Sunday morning so you can sleep in a bit, unless you have kids for the 1K because they are starting at 8:30! The 5K will start at 9:10am. We’ll make a weekend of celebrating the green. In order to provide an amazing experience for all runners, our registration will be capped at 600 participants this year due to the location change and we expect another sell out – so register soon. We will again be offering a great tech tee and finishers medals for all distances.
1K start at 8:30 am
10K start 9:00 am
5K start at 9:10 am
So get your green on and join us for the only St. Patrick’s Day run in Santa Cruz!
We will be designating Rotary International’s Polio Plus effort as our official beneficiary for this event.
** Please always check with the event director to confirm race info, like dates, times, venue, etc. **