Race Details


This year we are offering a new 5K course and 10K course. Both races are mostly flat and run mostly on the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Strollers are allowed, but please start near the back as strollers should not block the course. Please line up at your appropriate mile race pace at the starting line.

5K Course Map:   http://www.runningmap.com/?id=360036

10K Course Map: http://www.runningmap.com/?id=360190

We will have music for all to enjoy before, during and after the race. Goodie bags and post-race food, entertainment and awards ceremony will also be provided to all participants.


Directions to Vasona Park


Vasona Park is a facility of the County of Santa Clara Regional Parks and Recreation System.

The entrance to Vasona Lake Park is located on Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos. From southbound Highway 17, exit at Lark Avenue and travel east. Turn right on Los Gatos Boulevard and right again onto Blossom Hill Road. Walk-in entrances are located on Garden Hill Drive and University Avenue. Public transit is available to Vasona County Park.

Vasona Park charges $6 per car in their parking lot. Please plan accordingly.

Additional parking is available outside the park in residential neighborhoods and businesses. WVCS will not hold any responsibility for damages or illegal parking that is not within our control.

Canned Food Drive

Bring your non-perishable canned food items on race day to help support childhood hunger services provided by West Valley Community Services. Every can makes a big difference in the life of a child this summer.



Race Fees


Prior to Race DayAdults: $30
Kids: $25

Race Day
Adults: $35
Kids: $30


Prior to Race Day
Adults: $35
Kids: $30

Race Day
Adults: $45
Kids: $40

*Kids are age 12 and below

Online Registration

Register on Active.com

Mail-In Entry Forms

Download the Mail-In Entry Form

Mail-In Entry forms must be received by July 12, 2013.

Registration includes race t-shirt, bib, chip timing, raffle ticket, goodie bag, and post-race refreshments. Pre-registration guarantees a free t-shirt.

Please bring your canned food items to the registration table when you check in.


Custom medals will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each male and female age division (excluding the top overall finishers).

Race Divisions – Male and Female

Ages 0-8

Ages 9-14

Ages 15-19

Ages 20-29

Ages 30-39

Ages 40-49

Ages 50-59

Ages 60-69

Ages 70-100

Please stick around for the awards ceremony after the last runner finishes the race.

We will be raffling off great prizes at the awards ceremony, so don’t miss out!


Helping low-income children who face childhood hunger this summer isn’t hard. All it takes is a bit of support. Some people may choose to show their support by registering for one of three races at the West Valley Dash of Hope 2013. Others may choose to donate a bagful of non-perishable food items on race day. Still others may choose to make a financial contribution to help West Valley Community Services provide services to low-income children and families this summer. The point is, we can all help in our own way to end childhood hunger in our neighborhood.

If you would like to show your support by making a donation, consider sponsoring a child for $350. This money will go directly to make sure a low-income child has the basic needs for the summer. Thanks in advance for your support.

Make Check Payable & Mail to:

West Valley Community Services
Attn: Director of Community Resources
10104 Vista Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014

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