BIB PICK UP INFO: Friday, February 27th from 1:00pm-6:00pm and Saturday February 28th from 10:00am-4:00pm at Santana Row in the courtyard at the corner of Piazza De Valencia and Olin Ave (map).
BIB NUMBER: On the eve prior to race day, pin your bib securely to your chest. It is mandatory that you pick up your bib on Friday or Saturday. The other option is to select and pay to have your bib mailed to you.
BIB MAILING: If you ordered bib mailing, they are in the mail. The deadline for bib mailing was February 15th.
PARKING: The lots around SAP Center will be charging $5 on race day. We don’t see a dime of that parking money, apologize for the extra cost and encourage you to take advantage of VTA, get dropped off or beat the system and park on the streets. You can also ride your bike and our friend Steven will watch it for you. The last option is to check out these driving directions to open lots:
Access to Parking from the South:
‐ SAP CENTER Lots: If arriving before 7:30am you will be able to access the pavilion lots from the south via Autumn St., left on W. Santa Clara St. and right into main lots
‐ Take the Julian St. exit off of 87. (W. Santa Clara St. exit will force you to turn right). At Julian, an SJPD officer will be there to quickly get you through the light off the freeway, you’ll make a left onto Julian and a left onto N. Montgomery where you will enter the SAP Center lot from the north entrance.
Access to Parking from the North:
‐ Take the Julian St. exit off of 87. Make a right on Julian, a left on N. Montgomery and head right into the SAP Center lot from the north entrance.
VTA Options: This bus rules, take it. Don’t know which route can get you to and from the Start & Finish Line? VTA makes it easy with their route searches and maps.
RUNNER DROP OFF: We have created a runner drop-off curb at the corner of St. John & Autumn St. You can get dropped off and your mom can beat you to Santana Row for the dramatic finish and maybe a little breakfast.
UPS SWEAT CHECK: NEW RULES FOR UPS GEAR CHECK: Since the Boston Marathon tragedy we have tried to tighten up security at all running events. This year NO BAGS WILL BE ACCEPTED OTHER THAN THOSE PROVIDED BY THE RACE. We will have bags for you at the gear check but you cannot check your backpack or your weird uncle’s fanny pack. This is for everyone’s safety. The fine folks in brown will again be at the starting line to accept your sweats, gear, and unmentionables. Ensure you have time to check your goods, show up early, and look for the beautiful line of UPS trucks BEHIND THE STARTING LINE.
Then guess what? They drive it straight to the finish festival at Santana Row. Then guess what? You pick it up or we get a new sweat suit. Thanks UPS for making our lives easier.
START: The race starts at 8am (sharp!) at the corner of Santa Clara St & Autumn St next to the SAP Center in Downtown San Jose. If you don’t know where this is then just google it. You’re likely from the greater Silicon Valley area and you should know all about the google. It’s a really cool website.
Follow parking instructions; drop off your sweats, use one of the 60 portos, and put yourself into the proper runner corral. More on that here.
Start Line Corrals: Due to the increased size of the 408k, we will be breaking the start into four corrals based on the times given at registration. On race day, you will line up accordingly. And don’t worry, your time doesn’t start until you cross the starting line. This process was selected based on when you registered and your predicted finish time. You are allowed to move back Corrals, but are not allowed to move up Corrals to a faster pace.
8:00am CORRAL A: Numbers 1-1500 (Your bib numbers will be TEAL and you’ll have a black “A” in the bottom right hand corner. You guessed it “A” stands for Corral A.
8:10am CORRAL B: Bib Numbers 1501-3000 (Your bib numbers will be in ORANGE and you’ll have a “B” in the right hand corner. Yah.
8:20am CORRAL C: Bib Numbers 3001-4500 (Your numbers will be in GREEN and you’ll have an “C” in the right hand corner.
8:30am CORRAL D: Bib Numbers 4501- 6300 (Your numbers will be in WHITE and you’ll have a“D”…in the left hand corner. Just kidding it will be in the right hand corner like everyone else. Gotcha.
Enjoy the Corral that you have been assigned because you might meet your soul mate.
COURSE TIME LIMIT: While all levels of runners and walkers are welcome at the 408k they will need to maintain an 18 min mile pace to make the cut‐off. At 9:45am Stevens Crk Blvd will be re-opened, runners & walkers will be asked to use the sidewalk, abide by traffic laws, and continue to the finish line which will be open until 10:00am.
FINISH: The finish line is at Santana Row (We’ve mentioned that multiple times because we view as a bit of a selling point. It’s near Stevens Creek Blvd…again try the google)
POST-RACE: “I survived the 4th Annual 408k, what did I win?” At the completion of your race, all San Jose 408kers will receive a Finishers Medal & Post-Race Food from our sponsors & vendors… and trust us, don’t pack a lunch. We’ve heard there’s a rumor going around that Santana Row has a few tasty restaurants on-site that will be opening up early to fill you up with tasty food and drink specials!
Official Pre-Race Pasta Party: Pasta Pomodoro’s: after you pick up your bib number on Friday or Saturday, stop in for a bite to eat at Pasta Pomodoro. Show your bib, and 20% of the cost of your dinner goes straight to the Pat Tillman Foundation — pretty cool if you ask us.
T-SHIRT: Your 2015 SJ 408k t-shirt will be available at packet pickup.
BUSING: You’re probably wondering, “if it starts downtown and ends at Santana Row then how do I get home?” First off, nice work detective. Now, three options:
(1) Get dropped off at the start and tell your mom to meet you at the Row.!
(2) Cool down and run back!
(3) Party at Santana Row and take the free shuttles buses back to the pavilion. Our Official Transportation Provider, Royal Coach Tours, will be ready to roll after the race.
Your bib is your ticket back onto the bus. Buses will start running at 8:45am across the street from Santana Row near Winchester Mystery House and the theatres (on Olin St). Buses will run when they’re full, but don’t feel like you need to rush out, we’ll have them running until 1pm. Get brunch, hit up an after party (think Rosie McCann’s or Left Bank).
And lastly have some fun.