Choose to run a VIRTUAL or SOLO
8K or 2K anytime during the eight days of Hanukkah
Timed results for SOLO runs
Awards for top finishers of 8K SOLO run
Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an 8-day Jewish holiday celebrating religious freedom. It is traditionally observed by lighting a holiday candelabrum called a “menorah,” eating foods fried in oil like potato pancake “latkes,” playing the four-sided top or “dreidel” game, and exchanging gifts.
In the spirit of holiday giving, a portion of each participant’s registration fee will be donated to the
KERN RIVER PARKWAY FOUNDATION, a local non-profit organization that works to protect, preserve and restore the natural riparian and wildlife habitat of the Kern River. Click HERE to learn more about the FOUNDATION.
This year, Hanukkah begins on Thursday, December 10, and ends on Friday, December 18.
All participants will receive a custom bib, finisher medal, Hanukkah swag and a raffle entry.
Plus those who register by December 10 will be guaranteed an event T-shirt!
(Event Details coming soon)
Courses for the 8K and 2K solo runs will be set up at PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE (901 E Roberts Ln, Bakersfield, California). Part of the Kern River Parkway, this 935-acre nature preserve is home to many native plants and animals and includes several hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Click HERE to learn more about the PRESERVE.
Both solo runs will require the use of RaceJoy, a mobile app that will display the course map on an iPhone or Android device, provide audio cues along the route, and allow participants to post their finish times. Awards will be given to top finishers of the 8K solo run!
The 8K and 2K solo courses at PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE will take participants through scenic natural preserve land situated along the Kern River directly below the Panorama Bluffs. The RaceJoy app will display the course map for your run on your Smartphone.
Awards and Prizes
Awards will be given to top finishers of the 8K solo run at PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE. In addition, all participants - virtual and solo - will be entered into our race raffle. And, new this year, prizes will be awarded to winners of our costume contest!
Top finisher awards, raffle prizes, and costume contest winners will be announced during a Facebook live stream event on Sunday, December 20.