Silicon Valley 10k

Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020 Start Time: 8:00am

  • 6:00am – 7:30am:  Race morning packet pickup
  • 6:30am – 7:45am: Gear Check open for 10k/Half Marathoners
  • 8:00am: 10k/Half Marathon Start
  • 8:00am: Finish Line Festival + 26.2 Brew Garden Opens
  • 10:00am: 10k/Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
  • 12:00pm: Food Truck 5k Start
  • 1:30pm: Finish Line Festival Ends

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Running Multiple Events?

If you are running in the Half Marathon or 10k and the 5k you cannot wear both bibs at the same time in either race. If you do so, as soon as you cross the starting line with both bibs they will cancel each other out and you will not receive a time.


Silicon Valley 10k Time Limit

2 hours, or 19 minutes per mile pace. This time limit begins with the final wave start. Runners who are unable to maintain a 19 minute per mile pace may be turned around early or redirected to the adjacent sidewalk. Aid stations, official finish times, finisher medals and post-race food/water are only available to those who maintain a 2 hour finish pace or below.


The average temperature in San Jose during late April is 50° – 65° F with 0% humidity.

What is included with my Silicon Valley 10k entry?

  • Short Sleeve Tech Tee (gender specific cut…the future is female)
  • Silicon Valley 10k Medal (you know how we do medals)
  • Personalized Bib (must be registered by March 1st)
  • Real time results with official splits
  • Free admission to post-race Food Truck Music Festival
  • Complimentary Race Photos
  • Complimentary Gear Check (Half Marathon & 10k Only)
  • On course (Gen UCAN) and post-race refreshments

Remote Runner Option

Can’t make it out for race day, but still want to participate? Not a problem, sign up as a remote runner.

Benefiting Charity Partner

We are pleased to be partnering with the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF). Click HERE for more information on joining their fundraising team.

Bib Pickup

Friday: 3:00pm-7:00pm Decathlon 3938 Horton St. Emeryville, CA 94608

Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm Arena Green East 340 W St John St. San Jose, CA 95110

Start Location: Downtown San Jose

Both the half marathon and 10k start line will be in front of City Hall in Downtown San Jose at the corner of N 4th St and E Santa Clara St.  Restrooms, gear check, medical tent, packet pickup and information booth will all be available at the starting area.

Finish Location: Arena Green East

The finish will be on Autumn St between W. St. John St and W Santa Clara St. Our post-race celebration will take place throughout Arena Green East.

Course Description

10k Course: The Silicon Valley 10k will have the same start line as the Silicon Valley Half Marathon in downtown San Jose. The route will first loop through downtown San Jose, highlighting its many diverse sites and neighborhoods before proceeding down the Alameda with a finish near Arena Green and the SAP Center. There are no bike path sections on course.

Water/Energy Stations and Porto-Potties

There will be 3 water stations and 1 energy station on course at the following locations:

  • Water Stations:  Mile 2, Mile 4 and Mile 6
  • UCAN Hydrate Station:  Mile 4

Medical Support

Medical support will be provided at the start line, along the entire course, at the festival and at the finish line. Advanced Life Support Ambulances will also be dispersed throughout the event.

Gear Check

We will have complimentary gear check at the Start Line for all Half Marathon and 10k runners from 6:30am-7:45am. Your gear will be delivered to the finish line to pick up when you finish.


Please see our Parking Information page here.

Elite & Sub-Elite Athlete Program

We are offering complimentary entries to men and women with personal bests of:

  • Men: Sub 32:00
  • Women: Sub 37:00

We are offering 60% off entries to men and women with personal bests of:

  • Men: Sub 34:00
  • Women: Sub 39:00

Please contact [email protected] to inquire about your complimentary entry if you meet the above criteria.

10k Awards

The awards ceremony begins at 10:00am at Arena Green East on the big stage. Top 3 awards are based on gun time, not bib tag time. There are no age group awards for the 10k.  Age group awards are only available for the Half Marathon.

Changing Distances

Moving down in distance: If you would like to switch your registration to the 5k, you are allowed, but you will not be refunded the difference. Moving up in distance: If you would like to switch your registration to the half marathon, you will be invoiced to pay the difference of the new distance registration price on the day you make the switch. Distance changes must be made prior to race day, either online or in person at a packet pickup.

Cancellation & Transfer Policy

All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.