Fri December 8 - Fri December 15 Bakersfield, CA 93308 US Directions



Panorama Vista Preserve
901 E Roberts Ln
Bakersfield, CA US 93308



Runners, joggers and walkers of ALL ages and abilities are invited to the sixth annual Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers, an 8K run organized by TEMPLE BETH EL ( in celebration of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.  This family-friendly community event also includes the 2K Latke Loop Fun Run.

The 8K and 2K runs will take place on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at the beautiful PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE (  The race start time is 8:30 AM.  The 8K and 2K courses will take participants through scenic natural preserve land situated along the Kern River in northeast Bakersfield.  This riparian woodland area is home to many native plants and animals and includes hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

Registration includes a custom finisher medal, Hanukkah swag, water and refreshments, and entry into the race raffle.  PLUS those who register by November 26 will be guaranteed an event T-shirt.  In addition . . .

·       Teams of 3 or more will receive a registration discount

·       Awards will be given to the top 8K finishers

·       Race day festivities will include music, giveaways and a holiday costume contest


Back by popular demand is our virtual event!  Run or walk ANYWHERE and ANYTIME during the eight days of Hanukkah (December 8th through December 15th).

Participants will be able to download a custom race bib, run or walk an 8K or 2K distance at a location of their choosing (e.g., neighborhood, running trail, treadmill, etc.), post their results on the RESULTS page, and download a finisher's certificate.  PLUS, teams with three or more virtual event members will receive a registration discount.

Registrants will receive a race shirt, finisher medal and Hanukkah swag.  There will be two race packet mailings for virtual participants . . . one the first week of December for those who register by December 1, and the second the week after registration closes on December 15.  A small shipping fee will be applied during registration.  Unfortunately, packet pickup is not available for the virtual event.


Race proceeds will benefit TEMPLE BETH EL and 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.

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Finisher's Medal


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A registration discount will be available for teams of 3 or more.  Team registrants will receive a $3 discount for the 8K or a $2 discount for the 2K event.  The team discount will be available during both the early bird and regular registration periods.  Prizes will be given to members of the largest team!

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