Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

Rides Closed Sunday Sep 18, 20222 Due to Rain.

1K and 5K
Saturday, April 1, 2023

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

Thank you for making the 2022 Boardwalk Fun Run a successful event!

Check back soon for 2023 race information!

4 kids near finish line

2022 Race Photos and Results

Frequently Asked Questions

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 MaleTop Female
Ages 0-4Ages 0-4
Ages 5-6Ages 5-6
Ages 7-8Ages 7-8
Ages 9-10Ages 9-10
Ages 11-12Ages 11-12

5K- Every finisher gets a medal PLUS top finishers from each category get two Boardwalk Rides Wristbands.

Top MaleTop Female
Ages 4-8Ages 4-8
Ages 10-14Ages 10-14
Ages 15-19Ages 15-19
Ages 20-24Ages 20-24
Ages 25-29Ages 25-29
Ages 30-34Ages 30-34
Ages 35-39Ages 35-39
Ages 40-44Ages 40-44
Ages 45-49Ages 45-49
Ages 50-54Ages 50-54
Ages 55-59Ages 55-59
Ages 60-64Ages 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.

This year a portion of all registrations will go to Haven of Hope, a Residential Therapeutic Program serving youth in need of specialized support services in Santa Cruz County.

No, for the safety of all participants, we do not allow animals at our race.

Thank You Sponsors!

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