When does the event take place?
This year our event will take place on August 11th, 2018. Both distances will begin at the same time, 9:00 am. The course will be marked to identify which distance is which and volunteers will be on course at each turn around to ensure that you don't miss a beat.
Where does the event take place?
The event will be held at Hellyer County Park, located in south San Jose, CA. The address is: 985 Hellyer Ave, San Jose, CA 95111. You can obtain additional information regarding the park via the following link: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Pages/Hellyer.aspx
Where can I park and is it free?
You can park within the county park grounds, however there is a fee to do so. The fee will be posted at the entrance gate as it changes throughout the year and is collected by the park. The typical cost is approx. $5. You are free to park on any public street or space, just be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your race so that you have time to do so.
Do I get any cool stuff?
Each participant, regardless of distance, will receive an awesome unisex 80s themed t-shirt and finisher medal, among other fun items. The shirts and medals will be totally rad, giving off that true 80s vibe. You'll want to rock these tees day after day just because they're super cool; not like the typical running event tees. A lot of thought and hard work goes into our designs and we take a lot of pride in offering something that people will hopefully enjoy days long after the event. We know you'll be posting your medal all over Instagram to show how awesome, hip and active you are all at the same time. Want more? Great! We will also host a raffel after the awards ceremony where participants can select from a number of awesome prizes. Total score!
Are there any awards?
Totally! We will be awarding the top 3 finishers for each distance, male and female. The award ceremony time is to be held shortly after the completion of both courses. This year our awards have been custom designed andhand made by Phil Van Ornum of Van Ornum Woodworking. You can learn more about his work here: http://www.vanornumwoodworking.com/ - We know for curtain that you're going to love and appreciate these fine pieces of art.
Will there be any food?
Absolutely! We will offer fresh fruit, muffins, croissants, cookies and other goodies from our sponsors. California summers are scorchers, so we wanted to have something on site to quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth. That being said, we're bringing in that iconic Kona Hawaiian Ice truck. Kona Ice will be available for an additional, yet very reasonable fee. Prices begin at $3 per snow cone. We know you want one. :)
Who are your sponsors and how can I become one?
We are pleased to announce that some of our 2018 sponsors include Sports Basement, SVE Timing, MH Marathon, GU Energy, Hermitage Brewing Co., VF11 Industries, Van Ornum Woodworking and SaveMart just to name a few. Learn more by visiting our sponsor page.
If you wish to sign up to become a sponsor or to host a booth at our event, please fill out the contact form via the sponsor tab at the top of this website. We'd love to have you on board.
Can I volunteer?
Yes, please do! We would love to have volunteers on course and on site to help with awards, medal & t-shirt distribution, aid station support and waste management. In return for your support, we are pleased to offer community service hours for school aged students and a discount to participate in next year's event. Interested participants can sign up via our "volunteer" link at top of the website.
How do we get in touch with the event organizers?
You can send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-776-1135 and someone will be able to assist you.
Do you offer refunds if I can't participate?
The cutoff date to receive a refund is July 31st, 2018. Beyond that date all sales are final. We can, however, defer your entry to following year's event should you not be able to participate.
Can we bring our dog to the event? How about strollers & wheelchairs?
When and where is packet pickup?
Packet Pickup Discount Alert!
We highly encourage our athletes to attend the packet pickup. All athletes, along with their friends and family, can score 20% off of their purchase at Sports Basement, nothing is excluded, by presenting a Radical 80s bib to the sales associate at the register.
Will there be same day packet pickup?
I can't make packet pickup; can my friend or relative pickup for me?
Don't see your question listed?
No problem! Shoot us an email or give us a call at email@example.com | 408-776-1135 and we will do our best to assist you.
We look forward to seeing you there. Let the fun begin!