Race to the Row- San Jose 408K

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Have you ever run an 8K?? I haven’t.  I find myself intrigued by them.  Not a 10K, not 5 miles but 8K.  I am not even sure how I would run that… fast like a 5K or kind of like a 10K but push it for that last .97? So many thoughts!

But let’s talk about the race itself-

This is the 7th year running for the San Jose 408K.  (see what I did there😛?)  It’s an 8K point to point course that starts at the SAP center and runs to Santana Row.  It’s the only event in San Jose that finishes on Santana Row.

The benefiting charity is the Pat Tillman Foundation.  The race takes place on Sunday, March 4th.

For a shorter race, it has a couple of special moments laced throughout the course-

Dude, I want to run it!  Actually, it’s been on my radar the past few years but I’ve never been able to make my schedule work out.  That trouble strikes again this year as I will be chaperoning the boys tennis team in a tournament.  Boo.  But for sad runners like me who can’t get to San Jose on race day- Represent Running has a remote runner option.  Same great swag mailed to you and you run the race on your own.  Sweet!  Bummed to miss out on all awesome perks of the race atmosphere though.
For more information, check out run408k.com.
Want to run it on March 4?? Use code BIBRAVE for $8 off registration.
Ever run an 8K?

13 Comments

  1. wanderwolf says:

    Sorry you can’t run it.
    I’ve never done an 8k, but I did a 8.6k, which is even weirder. 🙂

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    1. 8.6K? I admit I had to look up how many miles that was, that too is an interesting distance!

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  2. dgobs says:

    The mariachi mile sounds fun! I’ve never done an 8k but I’ve run a 6k… though that’s basically a 5k. Hope you get to run this one soon!

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    1. Doesn’t it? Oh, a 6K??? I’ve never seen one of those offered around here either. Dang, I wish we had more options.

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      1. dgobs says:

        I just heard about a half half half half half (I think that’s the right number) marathon that’s happening next month! Haha. I want to run it just for the novelty. It’s .826 miles.

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        1. Dude, that sounds like it would be an awesome sprint. Well it probably would be until I was halfway through. 🙂

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  3. AJ says:

    I’ve actually done the same 8km race twice. I really like the distance!

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    1. It sounds like a fun distance to race, sometimes the 10k distance seems brutal so an 8K could be awesome!

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      1. AJ says:

        It really was as you’re just getting done with running and then it’s over:)

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  4. I’m about to run my 3rd 8k this weekend as part of the Gasparilla Ultra Challenge. It is the last of 4 runs of the weekend and usually ends up being a run/walk of survival to get that Ultra Challenge medal!! Soooo, I have yet to race and 8k, but I have participated!!

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    1. Grrr, I’ve somehow missed so many comments!!! 4 races in a weekend is a lot! I can imagine that the 8K would not be the priority. 🙂

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  5. I’m running it!!!
    Well, virtually! I won an entry and sadly, that 8k will be my long run for the week! I’m still technically in recovery from the Half. So much harder to race than run!! But my blister is healing – so I’m excited for my first 8k! (Now to figure out how to make that happen in my neighborhood!)

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    1. Ouch, sorry your blister was a bother for so long but congrats on winning an entry! Right? I was trying to figure how to map that out and was confused.

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