Reentry Resource Center’s Rise Up and Run 5K

Sat October 16 - Sat October 30 Directions RaceJoy Ready

In Person 5K

10/16 9:30AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT

The County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center and its partners are hosting a virtual Rise Up and Run 5K run/walk to raise money for new clothes for individuals leaving incarceration. The in person 5K will be located at Hellyer County Park in the Sylvandale Picnic Area with a race start time of 9:30AM. Participants who choose the virtual option can run or walk the race on the day and time of their choice between October 16, 2021 and October 30, 2021. Runners will receive a Rise Up and Run race shirt and medal and tips on how to train. 
A cell phone app will be available to time each participant’s run or walk and upload their results to the race website. 

Packet pickup is October 14, 2021 from 8AM - 8PM and October 15, 2021 from 8AM - 5PM.  The address is 151 W. Mission St, San Jose, CA.  

Help support this effort by registering for the race, sponsoring other participants to run or making a donation to buy new clothes for those reentering our community from jail or prison. Many of these individuals have no clean clothes in which to start their reentry journey.  

Here are some ways you can help:

  • Register and run the race!
  • Sponsor a race registration for an individual or a family
  • Donate monetarily to buy new clothes for individuals released from custody
  • Buy or donate new clothes for reentry clients leaving custody

Every day at the County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center we see clients ready to make dramatic changes in their lives. But having a felony record can be almost as restrictive as being incarcerated. Access to jobs, housing and other opportunities becomes incredibly limited due to employment and housing restrictions and social stigma. 

Yet despite these challenges, we see clients determined to clear those hurdles. They are taking college credit classes, working their way up from minimum wage jobs to management positions and union apprenticeships and some are entering peer mentoring and counseling professions to help those who are following in their footsteps. 

You can help support individuals who are just starting this journey to change their lives and share their talents with our community. Each person you help to rise up makes our community stronger. 

If you would like more information about the Rise Up and Run 5K Run/Walk or the County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center, please visit or email Samantha Partridge at We look forward to partnering with you for social change.


Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Reentry Resource Center’s Rise Up and Run 5K.

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:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

Yerba Buena and Sylvandale Picnic Areas, Hellyer County Park

MapMyRun Map

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