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-
- The Mariachi Mile (They bring out about a half dozen mariachi bands to play during the last mile of the course)
- The Memorial Mile (a mile honoring veterans and first responders inspired by Joe Bell who gave us a big viral moment a few years ago)