Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are invited to the third annual Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers

This community event also includes a

2K Latke Loop Fun Run.  

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 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.

Event Details

The 8K and 2K runs will be held 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.  

The 8 Krazy Kilometers run will begin at 8:30 AM.  The registration fee includes a swag bag, custom finisher medal, official timing, awards for top finishers and tickets for the race-day raffle.  

The 2K Latke Loop Fun Run will begin shortly after the 8K start.  The registration fee includes a goody bag, finisher medal and tickets for the race-day raffle.

All 8K and 2K participants who register by November 25 will also be guaranteed an event T-shirt!  

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.

Family Fun

This fun holiday run will include music, vendors, and water and refreshments for all participants.

Bring the whole family!  Dogs on a leash are welcome too! 


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 2020 Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers