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Before the BBQ, join us for a run or walk

The 2022 event is scheduled for Labor Day, Monday, September 5.
It’s a Davis tradition!

Kick off your day off with a 5K or 10K run or walk. This year we’re excited to be able to bring the event back to the heart of Davis and host it at Central Park. In addition, 5K/10K entry will include a short sleeve t-shirt and a finisher medal.

Past Race Results

2019 Results: Link Here

2018 Results: Link Here

2017 Results: Link Here

Registration is open for the 2022 event. Races start at 8:00 AM.

Registration is accepted online here:

5K and 10K entries include: short sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal, chip timing and eligibility for age group awards. The Kids Run is a half mile course open to children 12 and under. It will start at 9:30 am.

Be sure to register by Wednesday, August 31 to guarantee your shirt size and type. After this time, shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Location: Davis’ Central Park, Corner of 3rd and C Streets in Downtown Davis

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Entry Includes: Chip timing and eligibility for age group awards (kids run is untimed), T-shirt (if selected), post-race festivities (including pancakes). 5K/10K entry includes a finisher medal; Kids Run includes a finisher’s ribbon.

Packets will be available for pick up on race morning starting at 6:30 a.m.


Age Groups & Awards

Awards will be presented to the top three male, female, and nonbinary finishers in each the 5K and 10K. Overall awards are based on gun time.

Age Group awards will be presented to the top three finishers in the following age groups: 5K: 9 and Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. 10K: 12 and Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+.


Past Race Results

Races start and finish at the Davis’ Central Park, Corner of 3rd and C Streets.

Street parking is available in Downtown Davis as well as in any of the lots. As it is a holiday, the two hour parking rules are not enforced.

View PDF of maps: link.

Below is an archive of correspondence to registered participants:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are strollers allowed in the 5K or 10K?
    • Yes.
  • Can I run/walk with my dog ?
    • Yes – if they are well-behaved in crowds and around other dogs, and on a nonretractable leash. Please bring baggies and have a plan to ensure they drink enough water.
  • Does the Kid’s Run include a finisher medal?
    • No, but they will receive a finisher’s ribbon.
  • Do you offer booth space?
    • Yes – you can sign up for a booth here.
  • I noticed the option to participate in the Dog Division. Could you explain? Does it cost more?
    • The dog division is just for fun – no extra cost and no prizes. When you sign up for the event, the registration form will ask you for your dog’s name if you plan on running or walking with a dog. Enter his/her (or their) name in the space provided. This is also so our announcer can cheer your pup in when they finish. The next question on the form asks if you would like to enter your dog in the dog division. If yes, indicate yes. The times will be computer based on your race bib, so there is nothing extra for you to pin to your body or your dog’s leash.
  • Do dogs get a finisher medal?
    • They do not.
  • What amenities will you have post-race?
    • We will have fruit and complimentary post-race pancakes, plus vendor booths, including Milestones Movement, who will offer complimentary post race stretching and massage.
  • Where can we pick up our Summer Challenge medals?
    • They will be available for pick up at the entrance to the Tour de FIT booth.
  • If we didn’t pick up an award on race day, how can we get it?
    • Congrats! Awards will be available for pick up at Fleet Feet in Davis starting Wednesday 9/7 at 12 Noon. Unclaimed awards are not mailed.
  • What is the nonbinary gender category for?
    • The nonbinary gender choice is an option for participants to select if their self-stated gender falls outside the gender binary of male and female. Awards are presented equally to participants in the male, female, and nonbinary categories.
    • We also offer the option of “prefer not to say” if you would rather not indicate your gender in the race results. There are no age group awards for those who indicate prefer not to say.
  • How can I register without a credit card?
    • On race morning, we will accept cash, as well as debit/credit.
  • I signed up for the 10K but would like to switch to the 5K. What do I do?
    • Please email us by 9/3 for us to make the switch.
  • How do I submit my virtual race results?
    • Submitting your virtual participation is easy:
      • Step 1: Visit this link to go to our results page
      • Step 2: In the search box in the upper right hand corner, type in your name and hit enter
      • Step 3: Your name will appear in the search results under both the 5K Virtual and the 10K Virtual divisions. Next to your name it will have a link that says “edit time”. Click on “edit time” next to your name for the distance you completed.
      • Step 4: The form will ask a couple of questions to verify it’s you, and ask for your time. Times should be submitted in the form of HH:MM:SS. For example, 31 minutes and 23 seconds would be input as 31:23. One hour 21 minutes would be input as 1:21:00.
      • Step 5: Submit your time!
      • T-shirts and medals for the Virtual division entrants will be mailed 9/6-9/7.

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The Davis Labor Day Race event will benefit Cancer Champions, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides its members with online nutrition, fitness and mindset program designed specifically for those battling cancer.

When it comes to fitness and nutrition, cancer patients are told to eat right and exercise, but they often don’t know what to do, and oncologists usually don’t have enough time in the day to explain in detail. Cancer Champions bridges the gap between hospital and home, providing cancer patients with expert-built fitness programs, recipes and meal plans, and guided yoga practices that they can do from the comfort and safety of their home.

Funds and donations raised from these races will be used to provide sponsorships for cancer patients to participate in Cancer Champions.

Interested in making a standalone donation to Cancer Champions? Donate here.



September 5, 2022
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Central Park
Corner of 3rd and C Streets
Davis, CA 95616 United States

** Please always check with the event director to confirm race info, like dates, times, venue, etc. **


DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2023

DISTANCES: 5K •  10K  •   Half Mar.  •   2K

– Finisher medals
– Short and Long Sleeve T-shirt options
– Adaptive divisions available

MORE INFO: View details




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