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Valley Health Plan 10K

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There are several competitions to choose from in 10K run at no extra cost. After choosing your distance, feel free to sign up for all the categories you qualify for. For instance, if your company is in the Fittest Firm Contest, sign up for it and join them. If you are a military veteran, sign up for that too. And if you also will be wearing a costume, check that category.

Most of all, enjoy some exercise with your community and know that you are helping contribute to the five wonderful local charities: Healthier Kids Foundation of Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz, and The Health Trust. The 10K will start at Santa Clara Street just west of Market Street. There will be multiple wave starts within each of the 10K and the 5K races.

The race is chipped timed so your time will start when you cross the starting line mat. When the gun fires, the first corral will be released. The next wave of the participants will be held at the starting line. At pre-determined intervals, each successiove wave will be released as a group. Your wave is determined by the estimated finish time you indicated at time of registration and by which designated corral you are in. Your bib will be a specific color and have a letter of the alphabet on it. You should line up in the corral that matches your bib to the respective colored and lettered signage that will be on each side of a corral area.

The top three finishers in each age group will be able to pick up their Turkey Trot medal about 3 weeks after the race. In addition, the first, second and third place winners will receive a gift card to Sports Basement. Age groups are: 9 & under; 10-13; 14-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+.