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Runners, joggers and walkers of all
ages are invited to the sixth annual 

Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers

This family-friendly community event also includes the 2K Latke Loop Fun Run/Walk

The Holiday

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 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 at sundown on Thursday, December 7, and ends at sundown on Friday, December 15.

Event Details

The 8K and 2K runs will be held at the beautiful PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE (901 E Roberts Ln, Bakersfield, California).  Part of the Kern River Parkway, this 951-acre nature preserve is home to many native plants and animals and includes hiking, biking and equestrian trails.  Click HERE to learn more about the PRESERVE.

ALL registrants will receive a custom finisher medal, Hanukkah swag, water and refreshments, and entry into the race-day raffle.  PLUS those who register by November 26 will be guaranteed a race T-shirt!

The start time for the 8K is 830 AM.  The 2K will begin shortly after the 8K start. 


A registration discount will be applied to ALL teams of 3 or more.  Team registrants will receive a $3 discount for the 8K event or a $2 discount for the 2K event.  The discount will be applied to all team members after the third member registers. 


Team up and WIN!  Prizes will be given to members of the largest team. 


(check back for dates, times and locations)


This fun holiday run will include music, vendors, and a holiday costume contest.  Bring the whole family!  Dogs on a leash are welcome too!

Course Map

The 8K and 2K courses  will take participants through scenic natural preserve land situated along the Kern River directly below the Panorama Bluffs. 

Awards and Prizes

Awards will be given to the top finishers of the 8K run. 


All registrants will be entered into our race-day raffle.  Check out the list of great raffle prizes on the "Partners" page!

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of our costume contest!  Run in a Hanukkah or holiday costume or sweater . . . the more festive the better!  There will be ONE Hanukkah costume winner, ONE holiday costume winner and ONE team costume contest winner!

Members of the largest team will receive a prize! 


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