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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co's "Run Forrest Run" 5k Fun Run and Walk at California's Great America

United Way Silicon Valley

Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 7:55 AM (PDT)

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co's "Run Forrest Run" 5k Fun Run...

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Join 1000+ Runners and Walkers at Great America for this 7h annual truly unique 5K Fun Run and Walk inside of No. California's most thrilling Family Park. Run alongside "Forrest Gump" himself and past all of your favorite characters and attractions, and into lunch from Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at the finish. All to benefit the United Way of Silicon Valley. Parking and admission to Great America after the race are free!

Run or walk!

This year's event will feature an measured and verified 5K Run as well as a COMPLETE 5K Walk too! walkers who prefer a shorter course will be able to exit after 1K if they wish. It's fun for the whole Family!

More Details

Enter parking from Great America Parkway and follow directions to Pavilion gates. Parking is free provided you show your receipt and/or race #. 6:30 Am Registration / 7:55 AM Start. All participants will pick up race packet on race day starting at 6:30 am. Strollers and Wagons are welcome, but please no Pets, Skates or Skateboards.


The Hilton Santa Clara is the official Hotel for "Run Forrest Run" at Great America. Located directly across from the entrance to the race it's the perfect place to relax and get an early start the next day!They are ofering a special 99.00 rate this year as well! Ask for the "Run Forrest Run" pacakge. Call 1-800-HILTONS or 408-562-6797 .Or contact them on line at [


Every finisher gets a Ribbon this year! First and Second place finishers in all age brackets will receive Ribbons and prizes. Prizes will vary by age group, but include souvenirs, apparel and chocolates. There will be separate M/F brackets in age groupings.

Grand Prize

Grand prize again this year for the overall Male and Female winners is a trip to the Monterey "Run Forrest Run" in November 2008. Prize includes Hotel, dinner for Two at Bubba Gump and Tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Before the Race!

Pre race entertainment, Kids activities and your chance to compare shoes, as well as warm up along with "Forrest Gump" will all take place at the Pavilion. Race day registration and race packet pickup will also be available at the gates to the Pavilion from the Parking lot.

About the Charity-United Way of Silicon Valley

United Way Silicon Valley is in the business of creating meaningful and tangible change in Silicon Valley. We have identified the critical issues facing people in our community and we are taking action by bringing together individuals, groups, ideas and resources to find real, lasting solutions. That's change. That's what matters.

And how they help!

Established in 1922, United Way Silicon Valley is an independent local affiliate of United Way of America. We are a nonprofit charitable organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of local community and business leaders. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community. For more information about United Way Silicon Valley, visit

Online Registration Closes:

09/11/08 11:59 PM.  Register today here!

$30.00 Adults/$20.00 Kids 17 and under
Have questions about Bubba Gump Shrimp Co's "Run Forrest Run" 5k Fun Run and Walk at California's Great America? Contact United Way Silicon Valley

When & Where

Great America
4701 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95052

Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 7:55 AM (PDT)

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The mission of United Way Silicon Valley is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community.

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