Sun September 24, 2023 Pasadena, CA 91103 US





The World's Race is Back with a New Venue 


We are excited to have a new home this year up in Pasadena at one of the most iconic sports venues, Rose Bowl Stadium. Our in-person Bimbo Global Race will kick off directly outside the famous stadium marquee heading out onto the picturesque tree-lined streets of Pasadena, looping around the Brookside Golf Course, with a field finish on the festival grounds out in front of the stadium. 


About Bimbo Global Race 

This is our 9th edition to host our Global race which was created to unite participants across the World to compete together. Our Global race is for everyone: competitive runners, casual walkers, families, friends and everyday joggers looking to come out and participate in Bimbo's healthy, active lifestyle initiative. It is truly a global event; in 2016, Bimbo Global Race (formally known as Global Energy Race) broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most 10K races held simultaneously worldwide on the same day!

In addition to this Global happening, Bimbo Bakeries USA is proud to partner with Feeding America and their local area food banks during the month of September (Hunger Action Month) to give back during these times of need and support the local community. For every individual who participants in this year's race, Bimbo Bakeries will donate bread to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Every step helps feed someone in need to nourish a better World.


Race Day Details

The Bimbo Global Race festival area at Rose Bowl Stadium will feature a host of pre-race offerings including free food (bagels & mini croissants), a pre-race hosted warm-up and live DJ to motivate the crowd. Make sure to head back to the festival area post-race to enjoy the recovery zone activities (yoga, massages, cooling stretches), refueling snack stations, kids zone with face paint, balloon artists, music, and much more!



Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Drive

Pasadena, CA 91103

(*This race is being held in-person)


Schedule **updated start times reflected below**

9/24 (Race Day) *start time subject to change
   6:30am – Packet Pick Up/Check-In
   8:30am– 10K Start Time
   8:50am- 5K Start Time

Awards ceremony to follow completion of the 10K (Est. 9:30am)



 July 17th - Free entry through August! 

 September 1st - 10K: $25 / 5K: $15  

(*Online registration closes on Sept 22nd or once distances have sold out)


Course Description
Runners get the enjoy the peaceful streets of Pasadena on Sunday September 24th, taking in the beautiful surroundings outside the iconic stadium. This year's race will kick off in front of the famous Rose Bowl marquee sign heading out onto West Drive, circling around Brookside Golf Course and back up Rosemont Ave to finish on the festival field outside main gates. 10K distance will make two loops. Final Course Map will be uploaded ahead of race day.

*Bimbo Global Race does not allow any dogs on course or in festival areas for safety purposes. Strollers are permitted but we ask for them to be lined up at the back of the start chute & stay to the right to not impede runners on course.


Parking & Transportation

Free Parking will be available at the lower lot (Lot I) in front of The Aquatics Center (679 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103) on Race Day. This lot has limited spots so we recommended arriving early.

Additional free parking will be available at Lot F. Please note Lot F is located within the course route so vehicles will not be able to exit until the race concludes.

For public transportation options please visit: Rose Bowl Stadium Transit Guide.


Male and Female first-place 10K winners will receive a trip for two (2) to run the 2024 edition of Bimbo Global Race in the selected host city (TBD location). First place prize is based on gun time (not chip time). Prize rules can be downloaded here. In addition to our top award, trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the Men’s and Women’s 10K. All 10K & 5K participants who cross the finish line will receive a Bimbo Global Race medal!

*Bimbo Global Race does not provide age group awards. 


Participant Pack
All registered participants will receive a race packet that includes:

• Tech runners shirt

• Crossbody bag

• Sustainable water bottle

• Runners shoelaces 

Packet pick-up will be available on Saturday before race day, as well as the morning of the race. 



Packet Pickup
Packet pickup for our in-person race at Rose Bowl will be offered for our LA registered participants only at the below location. 

Date: Saturday, Sept 23rd 

Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center @ Gilbert Lindsay Plaza

Address: 1201 Figueroa Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90015

(*Packet pickup will be available at Rose Bowl on race day (09/24) starting at 6:30am. We encourage participants to arrive early.) 


Gear Check
Gear check will be available onsite on race day for participants. They will receive a tear off gear tag on their bibs to drop their belongings prior to race. Please come early if you plan on using gear check to avoid lines.


Support the Cause

In addition to our great participant items, Bimbo Bakeries will be donating twenty (20) slices of bread for each eligible 5K & 10K registration to Feeding America with a maximum donation of 160,000 slices. For complete donation program terms click here. It's simple, You Run, We Donate. Make sure to register today to help this amazing cause and be part of the movement to set people in motion.





Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA US 91103

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