Hoofin & Woofin 5k9
Course Information
Race Start Times
10:00am    5k start
10:10am    1k start   (PLEASE NOTE: The 1k run/walk will not be timed and no awards will be given for this distance.)

Both distances start and finish in Hellyer County Park (985 Hellyer Ave, San Jose, CA 95111) at the Buena Vista group site.  5k runners will go around the grass areas and lake as shown in the map (link below) before heading down Coyote Creek Parkway.  The 1k run/walk will go around the grass areas and lake as shown in the map (link below).

5k Course
1k Course

All dogs must be on leash at all times and you must pick up after your dog -- even if he/she decides to do his/her business during the race.


Course Marking

There will be mile markers placed on the 5k course for the sake of those not wearing GPS watches and to confirm you are still on the course.  These may or may not match perfectly with your GPS, but should give you a good idea of where you are on the course.  The 5k includes out-and-back sections and two-way traffic.


Coyote Creek Parkway Terrain
This scenic parkway meanders along Coyote Creek for 15 miles.  It features a paved multi-use trail popular with runners, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and hikers.  The portion of Coyote Creek Parkway that we'll be using is paved and partially shaded.  IMPORTANT NOTE: The 5k course has poison oak along the trail so all runners and dogs must stay on the paved trail.

Wheelchair racers are welcome and able to complete the course, but the occasional bumps on the path typically found on paved wooded trails will keep your speed under 10 mph.  Jogging strollers are also welcome.

Aid Station
There will be one water station for the 5k at the turn around point.  Anyone who may need water more frequently should carry a water bottle that can be filled at the aid station.


Changing Distances
You can change your distance on race morning.  Downgrading is free.  Upgrading requires paying the difference in entry fee.  Let a volunteer at the pre-registered area know that you'd like to change distances and they'll help you exchange your bib for the new distance you'd like to run.


Bathrooms
There are many bathrooms located around the park, including two bathroom buildings near the start/finish.

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