September 19, 2021
This year's Viva Calle SJ 5K Run and Walk will be untimed, self supported and allow participants
to start anytime they want from 8am until Viva Calle SJ concludes at 3:00pm. Be there at 8am or sleep in and come out to tackle your 5K later in the day. You can also participate virtually at the time and location of your choice.
There will be a start/finish line setup on Barack Obama Blvd & John Street outside of Arena Green Park and directional signage on course to help guide you through your 5K run or walk. Make sure to wear your race bib and come pick up your medal at the Run Viva Calle 5K tent after! If you do not pick up your bib at either the pre-event Sports Basement Packet Pick Up or the Run Viva Calle tent then your bib, shirt and medal will be mailed to you as a virtual runner.
Each year's event opens upwards of six miles of streets, through some of San Jose's most iconic neighborhoods for people to come out and play for the day!
5K (3.1 miles) - $35 August 3 - August 15
Registration includes a Run Viva Calle shirt & finisher’s medal
$40 August 18 - September 12
$45 September 13 - September 18
Kid’s Run ½ mile - $20 August 3 - September 18
Event Weekend Schedule:
Saturday, Sept 18th: Packet Pick-up Sports Basement in Campbell from 1pm - 4pm
Sunday, Sept 19th: Event Day
Check Out the 5k Course Here: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/G3XTZsKCeO
Parking Lots will be available near the SAP Center. We recommend parking in the ABC Lots at the corner of Julian and Montgomery. See parking options here: https://sapcentertransport.com/parking-pricing-and-directions
Join us for ¡Silicon Valley Bikes! -- a new special addition to Viva Calle SJ on Sept 19, 2021 that raises money for the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition!
Enjoy a fun and beautiful 10, 20, or 40 mile (metric century) route to suit your fancy. There is a ride for most any type of bicyclist from kids and families to cruisers and casual riders to harder core riders wanting a challenge.
All rides feature cool bicycle infrastructure and fun sights around Silicon Valley. The 20 and 40 mile rides include sag support, stamp stations, refreshment stops, and lots of fascinating points of interest along the way.
All proceeds support the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC)-- a 501(c)3 that makes biking better for everyone in Silicon Valley. Supporting SVBC enables healthier living for all and reduces climate change!!!
The longer 20 and 40 mile rides return to Viva Calle SJ in time for lunch so you can enjoy this fantastic open streets party in San Jose and eat at the many restaurants and food trucks there.
All riders will receive a stylish and useful neck gaiter / headband that can keep you cool or keep you warm. Separately you can purchase the much coveted ¡Silicon Valley Bikes! ride jersey. It's more fun to ride with friends, so you can also form teams! Teams are encouraged to dress up themselves and/or their bikes and pose for a team photo.
All registration fees are non-refundable. This policy applies to all registrants whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, etc. If the course has to be altered or cancelled due to an act of nature, or the event time changed due to circumstances beyond our control, there are no refunds.
Viva CalleSJ is not just a bicycle event, it is an open streets event! Feel free to walk, bike, skate or just come play in the streets!
Maintain a safe speed! Stay in control, go with the flow of traffic, pass on the left, slower traffic please keep to the right.
Be aware of your surroundings! Never Stop in the middle of the route and keep your eyes sharp to avoid accidents and obstacles.
Wear a helmet! We care about your safety and so does the law! Participants under the age of 18 must wear a helmet and everyone is encouraged to wear one.
Viva CalleSJ staff, volunteers, and public safety officers can be found on route and in activity hubs, ask for help!
Take public transportation. Parking will be difficult in the areas around the route, avoid the hassle by taking VTA!
If you live or work along the route:
The safety of all participants is a primary concern for the Viva CalleSJ team. We work closely with local authorities to provide as safe and secure of an environment as possible at Activity Hubs and along the route. The San José Police Department has generously joined the program as a partner to provide a strong security presence. In addition, there will be emergency medical technicians stationed at each Hub and along the route.
In the event a serious accident or issue occurs, please go to the nearest Activity Hub or information booth and report it to Viva CalleSJ staff immediately. If you are in between Activity Hubs, look for the nearest uniformed officer or Viva CalleSJ staff member.
Additionally, if you notice any suspicious activity or a suspicious package, immediately report it to the nearest uniformed officer or Viva CalleSJ staff member.