Palo Alto Moonlight Run kicks off annual campaign to help fund child-oriented nonprofits

From left, Hallie Faust, Callan Malone and Audrey Lemoine take off from the starting line of the 10K race at the Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk on Sept. 21, 2018. Photo by Veronica Weber. by Palo Alto Weekly staff / Palo Alto Weekly


After finishing his run earlier, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg joins wife Priscilla Chan to finish the 5K race together at the Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk on Sept. 21, 2018. Photo by Veronica Weber.

The full moon lit  up the sky, but it was the smiles of 2,300 runners, walkers and even a few four-legged friends that were shining bright in Palo Alto on Friday night at the 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk.

The event is jointly hosted by the Palo Alto Weekly and city of Palo Alto and includes four events: a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run and a new-to-2018 half marathon.

Runners and walkers, many of whom prepared to run in the dark by wearing reflective clothing and headlamps, traveled on paved and gravel paths through the Palo Alto Baylands Reserve. Afterwards, vendors and sponsors provided snacks and product samples, and live music filled the air of the Baylands Athletic Center.

The event is a fundraiser for the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, which annually provides funding to nonprofits in the region that assist children and families. Last year’s campaign raised over $400,000 and benefited over sixty area nonprofits. Since 1993, the fund has raised and granted $6.8 million to area nonprofits.

View the complete race results on our website here.

       

Upcoming Events

 
  1. Davis Labor Day Run

    September 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Palo Alto Moonlight Run

    September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Rocktobrewfest

    October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Clarksburg Country Run

    November 13 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Davis Turkey Trot

    November 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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🐶 Who will be the "Top Dog" this year in the Davis Turkey Trot 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Race? 

The 2-Mile "Dog Jog" division (benefiting the @yolo_spca ) is the perfect distance for both runners and walkers to participate with their pup. 

This year, at the request of many past participants, we are adding a NEW option: to have 2 Mile results for dogs.  Dogs will be classified into divisions by size and the top dogs (pun intended😄) in each division will receive a prize. 

Dog division entry is handled during the registration process for the 2 Mile race. Entering the dog division is optional and will not remove you from the human race results, and you'll still be eligible for (human) age division awards. 

One dog may be registered for the dog division per human entrant. If two people will be running with one dog (as shown above), you should only enter the dog in the dog division on one of the human's entries (not both). 

Deadline to enter your dog in the dog division is Wednesday, November 16.  Race day is Saturday, November 19th. 

#dograce #dogrun #davisturkeytrot #dogjog #irunwithmydog #dogevent #dogeventsca #2milerun #turkeytrot #rundavis #runsac #runsacramento #norcalrunning #dogfriendlyevents #muttstrut #doggydash #doggiedash
🐶 Who will be the "Top Dog" this year in the Davis Turkey Trot 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Race? The 2-Mile "Dog Jog" division (benefiting the @yolo_spca ) is the perfect distance for both runners and walkers to participate with their pup. This year, at the request of many past participants, we are adding a NEW option: to have 2 Mile results for dogs. Dogs will be classified into divisions by size and the top dogs (pun intended😄) in each division will receive a prize. Dog division entry is handled during the registration process for the 2 Mile race. Entering the dog division is optional and will not remove you from the human race results, and you'll still be eligible for (human) age division awards. One dog may be registered for the dog division per human entrant. If two people will be running with one dog (as shown above), you should only enter the dog in the dog division on one of the human's entries (not both). Deadline to enter your dog in the dog division is Wednesday, November 16. Race day is Saturday, November 19th. #dograce #dogrun #davisturkeytrot #dogjog #irunwithmydog #dogevent #dogeventsca #2milerun #turkeytrot #rundavis #runsac #runsacramento #norcalrunning #dogfriendlyevents #muttstrut #doggydash #doggiedash
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✨Medal Reveal✨ The finisher medal for the Davis Labor Day Run is a self-standing medal that features translucent (see-through, like stained glass) enamel for the sky. Earn this medal on Labor Day (9/5) by participating in the 5K, 10K, or as a Virtual Participant. 

Sign Up: runsignup.com/DavisLaborDay

#davislabordayrace #davislabordayrun #davisCA #DavisCentralPark #Labordayrun #labordayrace #rundavis #runsacramento #runsac #5k #10K #norcalrunning
✨Medal Reveal✨ The finisher medal for the Davis Labor Day Run is a self-standing medal that features translucent (see-through, like stained glass) enamel for the sky. Earn this medal on Labor Day (9/5) by participating in the 5K, 10K, or as a Virtual Participant. Sign Up: runsignup.com/DavisLaborDay #davislabordayrace #davislabordayrun #davisCA #DavisCentralPark #Labordayrun #labordayrace #rundavis #runsacramento #runsac #5k #10K #norcalrunning
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🚨BONUS MEDAL ALERT: If you completed this year's Davis Moonlight Run - make plans now to join us for the Davis Labor Day Race on 9/5 to complete the Summer Challenge. 

How it works:

📌 The Summer Challenge is an opportunity to earn a bonus medal (pictured above) by completing both the Davis Moonlight Run and the Davis Labor Day Race.

📌 You need to sign up for the challenge by 8/10 so that we can order you a medal. This is free. Do that here: runsignup.com/tourdefit

📌 Sign up and complete the Davis Labor Day Race 5K, 10K, or Virtual. Visit: runsignup.com/davislaborday)

📌 You will be eligible to receive the bonus medal after your run or walk on Monday, Sept. 5 at the Labor Day Run. 

#tourdefit #bonusmedal #davislabordayrace #davislabordayrun #davisca #rundavis #laborday #daviscentralpark #labordayraace #norcalrunning
🚨BONUS MEDAL ALERT: If you completed this year's Davis Moonlight Run - make plans now to join us for the Davis Labor Day Race on 9/5 to complete the Summer Challenge. How it works: 📌 The Summer Challenge is an opportunity to earn a bonus medal (pictured above) by completing both the Davis Moonlight Run and the Davis Labor Day Race. 📌 You need to sign up for the challenge by 8/10 so that we can order you a medal. This is free. Do that here: runsignup.com/tourdefit 📌 Sign up and complete the Davis Labor Day Race 5K, 10K, or Virtual. Visit: runsignup.com/davislaborday) 📌 You will be eligible to receive the bonus medal after your run or walk on Monday, Sept. 5 at the Labor Day Run. #tourdefit #bonusmedal #davislabordayrace #davislabordayrun #davisca #rundavis #laborday #daviscentralpark #labordayraace #norcalrunning
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📌Reminder! Just one week left to get the summer discount for this year's Clarksburg Country Run. Register by Wed., Aug. 10 to save 15% (discount applied automatically). The 2022 race will take place on Sun., Nov. 13 and will host a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Runs.

Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun

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📌Reminder! Just one week left to get the summer discount for this year's Clarksburg Country Run. Register by Wed., Aug. 10 to save 15% (discount applied automatically). The 2022 race will take place on Sun., Nov. 13 and will host a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Runs.

Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun

📷: Facchino Photography

#clarksburgcountryrun #clarksburgca #clarksburg #runsacramento #pausatf #pausatfhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #norcalrunning #CIMtraining
📌Reminder! Just one week left to get the summer discount for this year's Clarksburg Country Run. Register by Wed., Aug. 10 to save 15% (discount applied automatically). The 2022 race will take place on Sun., Nov. 13 and will host a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Runs.

Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun

📷: Facchino Photography

#clarksburgcountryrun #clarksburgca #clarksburg #runsacramento #pausatf #pausatfhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #norcalrunning #CIMtraining
📌Reminder! Just one week left to get the summer discount for this year's Clarksburg Country Run. Register by Wed., Aug. 10 to save 15% (discount applied automatically). The 2022 race will take place on Sun., Nov. 13 and will host a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Runs.

Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun

📷: Facchino Photography

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📌Reminder! Just one week left to get the summer discount for this year's Clarksburg Country Run. Register by Wed., Aug. 10 to save 15% (discount applied automatically). The 2022 race will take place on Sun., Nov. 13 and will host a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Runs. Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun 📷: Facchino Photography #clarksburgcountryrun #clarksburgca #clarksburg #runsacramento #pausatf #pausatfhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #norcalrunning #CIMtraining
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☀️Earn the bonus Summer Challenge medal at the Davis Labor Day Race (9/5)! 

📌 Summer challenge sign up: Runsignup.com/tourdefit

📌 Race info: runsignup.com/davislaborday 

#davismoonlightrace #davislabordayrun #davislabordayrace #willrunforbling #laborday #rundavis #davisca #norcalrunning  #bonusmedal #5k #10k #daviscentralpark
☀️Earn the bonus Summer Challenge medal at the Davis Labor Day Race (9/5)! 📌 Summer challenge sign up: Runsignup.com/tourdefit 📌 Race info: runsignup.com/davislaborday #davismoonlightrace #davislabordayrun #davislabordayrace #willrunforbling #laborday #rundavis #davisca #norcalrunning #bonusmedal #5k #10k #daviscentralpark
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🐶 Who will be the "Top Dog" this year in the Davis Turkey Trot 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Race? 

The 2-Mile "Dog Jog" division (benefiting the @yolo_spca ) is the perfect distance for both runners and walkers to participate with their pup. 

This year, at the request of many past participants, we are adding a NEW option: to have 2 Mile results for dogs.  Dogs will be classified into divisions by size and the top dogs (pun intended😄) in each division will receive a prize. 

Dog division entry is handled during the registration process for the 2 Mile race. Entering the dog division is optional and will not remove you from the human race results, and you'll still be eligible for (human) age division awards. 

One dog may be registered for the dog division per human entrant. If two people will be running with one dog (as shown above), you should only enter the dog in the dog division on one of the human's entries (not both). 

Deadline to enter your dog in the dog division is Wednesday, November 16.  Race day is Saturday, November 19th. 

#dograce #dogrun #davisturkeytrot #dogjog #irunwithmydog #dogevent #dogeventsca #2milerun #turkeytrot #rundavis #runsac #runsacramento #norcalrunning #dogfriendlyevents #muttstrut #doggydash #doggiedash
🐶 Who will be the "Top Dog" this year in the Davis Turkey Trot 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Race? The 2-Mile "Dog Jog" division (benefiting the @yolo_spca ) is the perfect distance for both runners and walkers to participate with their pup. This year, at the request of many past participants, we are adding a NEW option: to have 2 Mile results for dogs. Dogs will be classified into divisions by size and the top dogs (pun intended😄) in each division will receive a prize. Dog division entry is handled during the registration process for the 2 Mile race. Entering the dog division is optional and will not remove you from the human race results, and you'll still be eligible for (human) age division awards. One dog may be registered for the dog division per human entrant. If two people will be running with one dog (as shown above), you should only enter the dog in the dog division on one of the human's entries (not both). Deadline to enter your dog in the dog division is Wednesday, November 16. Race day is Saturday, November 19th. #dograce #dogrun #davisturkeytrot #dogjog #irunwithmydog #dogevent #dogeventsca #2milerun #turkeytrot #rundavis #runsac #runsacramento #norcalrunning #dogfriendlyevents #muttstrut #doggydash #doggiedash
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✨Medal Reveal✨ The finisher medal for the Davis Labor Day Run is a self-standing medal that features translucent (see-through, like stained glass) enamel for the sky. Earn this medal on Labor Day (9/5) by participating in the 5K, 10K, or as a Virtual Participant. 

Sign Up: runsignup.com/DavisLaborDay

#davislabordayrace #davislabordayrun #davisCA #DavisCentralPark #Labordayrun #labordayrace #rundavis #runsacramento #runsac #5k #10K #norcalrunning
✨Medal Reveal✨ The finisher medal for the Davis Labor Day Run is a self-standing medal that features translucent (see-through, like stained glass) enamel for the sky. Earn this medal on Labor Day (9/5) by participating in the 5K, 10K, or as a Virtual Participant. Sign Up: runsignup.com/DavisLaborDay #davislabordayrace #davislabordayrun #davisCA #DavisCentralPark #Labordayrun #labordayrace #rundavis #runsacramento #runsac #5k #10K #norcalrunning
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Our Fall 2022 running events 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
Our Fall 2022 running events 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
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🚨BONUS MEDAL ALERT: If you completed this year's Davis Moonlight Run - make plans now to join us for the Davis Labor Day Race on 9/5 to complete the Summer Challenge. 

How it works:

📌 The Summer Challenge is an opportunity to earn a bonus medal (pictured above) by completing both the Davis Moonlight Run and the Davis Labor Day Race.

📌 You need to sign up for the challenge by 8/10 so that we can order you a medal. This is free. Do that here: runsignup.com/tourdefit

📌 Sign up and complete the Davis Labor Day Race 5K, 10K, or Virtual. Visit: runsignup.com/davislaborday)

📌 You will be eligible to receive the bonus medal after your run or walk on Monday, Sept. 5 at the Labor Day Run. 

#tourdefit #bonusmedal #davislabordayrace #davislabordayrun #davisca #rundavis #laborday #daviscentralpark #labordayraace #norcalrunning
🚨BONUS MEDAL ALERT: If you completed this year's Davis Moonlight Run - make plans now to join us for the Davis Labor Day Race on 9/5 to complete the Summer Challenge. How it works: 📌 The Summer Challenge is an opportunity to earn a bonus medal (pictured above) by completing both the Davis Moonlight Run and the Davis Labor Day Race. 📌 You need to sign up for the challenge by 8/10 so that we can order you a medal. This is free. Do that here: runsignup.com/tourdefit 📌 Sign up and complete the Davis Labor Day Race 5K, 10K, or Virtual. Visit: runsignup.com/davislaborday) 📌 You will be eligible to receive the bonus medal after your run or walk on Monday, Sept. 5 at the Labor Day Run. #tourdefit #bonusmedal #davislabordayrace #davislabordayrun #davisca #rundavis #laborday #daviscentralpark #labordayraace #norcalrunning
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📌Reminder! Just one week left to get the summer discount for this year's Clarksburg Country Run. Register by Wed., Aug. 10 to save 15% (discount applied automatically). The 2022 race will take place on Sun., Nov. 13 and will host a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Runs.

Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun

📷: Facchino Photography

#clarksburgcountryrun #clarksburgca #clarksburg #runsacramento #pausatf #pausatfhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #norcalrunning #CIMtraining
📌Reminder! Just one week left to get the summer discount for this year's Clarksburg Country Run. Register by Wed., Aug. 10 to save 15% (discount applied automatically). The 2022 race will take place on Sun., Nov. 13 and will host a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Runs.

Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun

📷: Facchino Photography

#clarksburgcountryrun #clarksburgca #clarksburg #runsacramento #pausatf #pausatfhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #norcalrunning #CIMtraining
📌Reminder! Just one week left to get the summer discount for this year's Clarksburg Country Run. Register by Wed., Aug. 10 to save 15% (discount applied automatically). The 2022 race will take place on Sun., Nov. 13 and will host a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Runs.

Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun

📷: Facchino Photography

#clarksburgcountryrun #clarksburgca #clarksburg #runsacramento #pausatf #pausatfhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #norcalrunning #CIMtraining
📌Reminder! Just one week left to get the summer discount for this year's Clarksburg Country Run. Register by Wed., Aug. 10 to save 15% (discount applied automatically). The 2022 race will take place on Sun., Nov. 13 and will host a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Runs.

Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun

📷: Facchino Photography

#clarksburgcountryrun #clarksburgca #clarksburg #runsacramento #pausatf #pausatfhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #norcalrunning #CIMtraining
📌Reminder! Just one week left to get the summer discount for this year's Clarksburg Country Run. Register by Wed., Aug. 10 to save 15% (discount applied automatically). The 2022 race will take place on Sun., Nov. 13 and will host a 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Runs. Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun 📷: Facchino Photography #clarksburgcountryrun #clarksburgca #clarksburg #runsacramento #pausatf #pausatfhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #norcalrunning #CIMtraining
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☀️Earn the bonus Summer Challenge medal at the Davis Labor Day Race (9/5)! 

📌 Summer challenge sign up: Runsignup.com/tourdefit

📌 Race info: runsignup.com/davislaborday 

#davismoonlightrace #davislabordayrun #davislabordayrace #willrunforbling #laborday #rundavis #davisca #norcalrunning  #bonusmedal #5k #10k #daviscentralpark
☀️Earn the bonus Summer Challenge medal at the Davis Labor Day Race (9/5)! 📌 Summer challenge sign up: Runsignup.com/tourdefit 📌 Race info: runsignup.com/davislaborday #davismoonlightrace #davislabordayrun #davislabordayrace #willrunforbling #laborday #rundavis #davisca #norcalrunning #bonusmedal #5k #10k #daviscentralpark
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Upcoming ACOP Events

 
  1. Davis Labor Day Run

    September 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Palo Alto Moonlight Run

    September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Rocktobrewfest

    October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Clarksburg Country Run

    November 13 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Davis Turkey Trot

    November 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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