1K and 5K
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Boardwalk Fun Run
Lace up your shoes and join the fun with this family-friendly race through the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!
1K- Ages 12 and Under
5K- Ages 4 and Up
Celebrate your accomplishment with:
- Finisher medal
- Boardwalk treats
- Up to 3 hours of free-play in the Casino Arcade
- $15 Off Ride Wristband for race day
Continue the fun after the race is over and go on rides, play games and enjoy the beach!
Online registration ends March 25, 2022. Onsite registration available on event day from 6:30am-8am at the Season Pass/Group Services Office.
- 6:30am: Race Registration and Bib Pick-Up
- 7:30am: Warm-up led at Neptune’s Stage
- 8am: 1K Race Starts
- 8:30am: 5K Race Starts
- 8:30am -11:30am: Free-Play in arcades for people with event bibs (kids under 12 with bib can have one non-participant adult chaperone)
- 8:45am – 9:30am: Entertainment on Neptune’s Stage
- 9:30am: Course Closed
- 10:30am: Awards at Neptune’s Stage
- 12pm: Boardwalk Rides Open
- Saturday & Sunday 3/19 & 3/20 – 11am-5pm
- Friday 3/25 – 8:30am-5pm
This is a non-competitive race that you can experience with friends and family. Every finisher gets a medal! Run, jog, or walk along the course.
1K- Every finisher gets a medal PLUS top finishers from each category get two attractions tickets.
|Top Male||Top Female|
|Ages 0-4||Ages 0-4|
|Ages 5-6||Ages 5-6|
|Ages 7-8||Ages 7-8|
|Ages 9-10||Ages 9-10|
|Ages 11-12||Ages 11-12|
5K- Every finisher gets a medal PLUS top finishers from each category get two Boardwalk Rides Wristbands.
|Top Male||Top Female|
|Ages 4-8||Ages 4-8|
|Ages 10-14||Ages 10-14|
|Ages 15-19||Ages 15-19|
|Ages 20-24||Ages 20-24|
|Ages 25-29||Ages 25-29|
|Ages 30-34||Ages 30-34|
|Ages 35-39||Ages 35-39|
|Ages 40-44||Ages 40-44|
|Ages 45-49||Ages 45-49|
|Ages 50-54||Ages 50-54|
|Ages 55-59||Ages 55-59|
|Ages 60-64||Ages 60-64|
|Ages 65+||Ages 65+|
Parking is available in the Boardwalk’s various parking lots for $20. Street parking is also available.
Starting line is in the Boardwalk Colonnade near the Pirate Ship.
Yes, stick around and enjoy the park! Once you register you will be given a discount code for $15 off Ride Wristbands for race day.
Yes, strollers are allowed.
Yes, we are pleased to offer BibChip timing with a shotgun start.
The event will be held rain or shine. Sorry, we cannot issue refunds. Registrations are non-transferable to another person.
No, for the safety of all participants, we do not allow animals at our race.