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This annual holiday run, organized by TEMPLE BETH EL of Bakersfield, California, is going virtual – and solo – again this year! Participants will be able to run an 8K or 2K anywhere and anytime during the eight days of Hanukkah. ALL participants will receive a custom race bib, finisher medal, event T-shirt, raffle entry and Hanukkah swag. PLUS those who register by November 5 will be able to pick up their T-shirt BEFORE the run start date!
Participants in the virtual runs will be able to run, jog or walk an 8K or 2K distance on a course of their choosing – in their neighborhood, at the park, on a treadmill – and post their finish time on the “RESULTS” page. Courses for the 8K and 2K solo runs will be set up at PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE (https://panoramavista.org/), a scenic 938-acre natural habitat preserve situated along the Kern River in northeast Bakersfield. Both solo runs will require the use of RaceJoy, a mobile app that will display the course map on a Smartphone, provide participants with pacing information during their run, and automatically post finish times to the “RESULTS” page. Top finisher awards will be given to participants in the 8K solo run!
Back again – by popular demand – is the holiday costume contest and nightly Hanukkah cookie drawing! And NEW this year is team registration for ALL event runs. Teams of 3 or more will receive a registration discount! The team discount will be available during both early bird and regular registration. Early bird registration ends September 30.
A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the KERN RIVER PARKWAY FOUNDATION (https://kernriverparkway.org/), a local non-profit foundation that works to protect, preserve and restore the natural riparian and wildlife habitat of the Kern River.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Early Bird Registration: August 15 through September 30
Regular Registration: October 1 through December 6
Registration Deadline for Pre-Race Item Pick Up: November 5
Pre-Race T-Shirt Pick Up: November 27 (Action Sports, 9500 Brimhall Rd, Suite 400, Bakersfield, CA) and November 28 (Temple Beth El, 2906 Loma Linda Dr, Bakersfield, CA)
Run Dates: November 29 through December 6
Facebook Livestream for Top Finisher Awards, Raffle Drawing and Costume Contest Results: December 12
Post-Race Item and Award /Prize Pick Up: December 19 (Temple Beth El, 2906 Loma Linda Dr, Bakersfield, CA)
Post-Race Item and Award/Prize Shipment: December 20 through 22
(NOTE: Race Items include finisher medal, event T-shirt and Hanukkah swag)
A registration discount will be available for teams of 3 or more. Team registrants will receive a $3 discount for either 8K event or a $2 discount for either 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!
We invite you to engage in social media before, during and after the run. Please feel free to post photos, describe your run, and share other fun content!
This event has a no refund policy.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.
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