San Jose Packet Pickup:
Friday, March 4th
HOURS: 3pm-7pm

Saturday, March 5th
HOURS: 10am-4pm

LOCATION for Friday & Saturday Packet Pickup:
377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

(Santana Row Park – where the large chess pieces are next to El Jardin Mexican Restaurant)


What do I need to bring with me to pick up my bib?
Please bring your ID or email confirmation of your registration

I can’t make it – can someone else pick up my bib for me?
YES, please give them a copy of your confirmation email OR your ID.

Friday, March 4th
HOURS:  3pm-7pm

Saturday, March 5th
HOURS:  10am-4pm

LOCATION for Friday & Saturday Packet Pickup: 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA, 95128  (Santana Row Park – where the large chess pieces are next to El Jardin Mexican Restaurant)

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.  The deadline to have your bib mailed to you is February 19th.  

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PARKING: The lots around SAP Center will be charging a small parking fee 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:

***UPDATE:  The Water Co. West and East Lots off Delmas St. will NOT be open for the event on race morning.  All other lots noted in the picture above will be available.

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.

SWEAT CHECK: NEW RULES FOR 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 Gear Check signs.

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.

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 100 portos, and put yourself into the proper runner corral. More on that here.

Start Line Corrals: With the size of the 408k, we will again be breaking the start into four corrals based on the times given at registration.

8:00am WAVE 1: Bib Numbers 1-1300 (Your bib numbers will be Teal and you’ll have a Teal “WAVE 1” in the top right hand corner. 

8:05am WAVE 2: Bib Numbers 1301-2600 (Your bib numbers will be in Orange and you’ll have a “WAVE 2” in the top right hand corner. Yah.

8:10am WAVE 3: Bib Numbers 2601-3900 (Your numbers will be in Grey and you’ll have a “WAVE 3” in the top right hand corner.

8:15am WAVE 4: Bib Numbers 3901- 5200 (Your numbers will be in White and you’ll have a “WAVE 4”…in the left hand corner. Just kidding it will be in the top right hand corner like everyone else. Gotcha.

Enjoy the Corral that you have been assigned because you might meet your soul mate.

COURSE TIME LIMITWhile all levels of runners and walkers are welcome at the 408k they will need to maintain an 18 min mile pace to make the cutoff. 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)

“I survived the 5th Annual 408k, what did I win?” At the completion of your race, all San Jose 408kers will receive a Finishers Medal & Goodie Bag… and trust us, don’t pack a lunch.  We’ve heard there’s a rumor going around that Santana Row has a whole host of tasty restaurants on-site that will be opening up early to fill you up with tasty food and drink specials!  

Official After-Party Rosie McCann’s: After the race stop by Rosie’s for adult libations aka booze. Live DJ, food and drink specials.

(Pick Up you shirt at the Pre-race EXPO at packet pickup)… For more info on packet pickup, please visit

T-SHIRT: Your 2016 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.

Royal Coach Tours

Your bib is your ticket back onto the bus. Buses will start running at about 9:00am 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 12:30pm. Get brunch, hit up an after party (think Rosie McCann’s or Left Bank), or shop around The Row!

408KIDS RACE:The 408Kids Race will be held at Santana Row after the completion of the 8k. The little ones will scamper on an out and back, 1/2 mile course through the heart of Santana Row.  The event is open to anyone 12 and under. Parents can run, pretend they’re paparazzi, or just bask in the glow of their children having fun doing something healthy.

Start Time:  10:15am (kids get corralled into age groups at 10am). Full details found here:

And lastly have some fun.


The 408krew