Run, Walk, or Volunteer for the Trailblazer Race on Sunday, September 24, 2017 on Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail and Wildlife Corridor, the only organization dedicated to extending Stevens Creek Trail and wildlife corridor from the bay at Shoreline Park in Mountain View to the hills above Cupertino, connecting to mountain trails going on to the Pacific coast.
The 10K & 5K USATF certified races are scenic, fast and flat running courses. The 3-mile (5K) Trail Walk is scenic and mostly level for comfortable walking. Free children's races follow on grass and sidewalk, along with inflatable games and face painting. The Trailblazer is a morning of fun and healthy activities for the whole family.
Events start and finish alongside Stevens Creek Trail at 1065 La Avenida Avenue, the Mountain View campus of Microsoft Corporation, host and presenting sponsor. All runners head north on Stevens Creek Trail. The 10K Race circles most of Shoreline Park while the 5K Race jus enters the park and turns back. Walkers go south on the trail to Evelyn Avenue and return.
Volunteers are needed from 7 to 11 am to help set-up, direct and cheer participants along the courses, serve food and water, manage the children’s activities, and help clean-up. Can you join us? Volunteer registration is free and includes a free race t-shirt. A guardian's signature is required if under 18 years old. Registered runners and walkers are welcome to also volunteer if they have time. However, volunteer registration does not include run or walk registration.
Free food, water, entertainment, and entry into a drawing for valuable prizes is provided for all registered runners, walkers, and volunteers.
The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail is the only organization dedicated to extending Stevens Creek Trail and wildlife corridor from San Francisco Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains. Stevens Creek Trail was started in 1993 and currently extends over 5 miles from Shoreline Park to Dale-Heatherstone in Mountain View, close to the Sunnyvale border. Cupertino opened its first section of trail in 2010. Los Altos and Sunnyvale are studying possible connecting routes.
The Friends is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit that organizes public and private trail support, trail and creek clean-ups, and education programs. Individual cities along Stevens Creek actually build the trail, but it takes many years of preparation and hard work behind the scenes to achieve that. Increasing public awareness, support, and consensus must come first, which is what the Friends does. Your support is greatly appreciated.