Christie's December Challenge

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150 Valparaiso Ave

Sacred Heart Prep

Atherton, CA 94027

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Join us and raise awareness and $$$ for mental illness!

Saturday, December 9th


Only want to participate in one section? That’s cool. Be ready at the approximate start time and location. Ice cream truck at the finish line.

To learn more about why this event is occurring, and to donate, please visit:

A trailer will be available to transport bikes to starting location at final stage of race*


The Start


Sacred Heart Prep

150 Valparaiso Ave.

Atherton, CA 94027

Summary: Check in at the tent and grab free water.

The Swim

Start Time: 8:30AM – 9:00AM

SHP Pool

150 Valparaiso Ave.

Atherton, CA 94027

820 yards

32 (25 yd.) single laps

Approx. 30-45 minutes

The Bike

Start time: 9:30AM – 10:00AM

SHP (150 Valparaiso Ave. à Stanford Dish, Junipero Serra Entrance)

4.23 miles

Approx. 30-45 minutes

Summary: Leave SHP pool and cross Valparaiso to San Mateo Drive. Keep on San Mateo Drive, crossing Santa Cruz Ave. via crosswalk, then Middle Ave. via crosswalk, to continue towards the bike bridge. Cross the bike bridge and peddle on the path to Sand Hill Road, turning right (West) until the stoplight in front of the Oak Creek Apartment complex. Cross Sand Hill Road via Stock Farm Rd. Peddle until you hit Campus Drive, then make a Right. Continue to Junipero Serra Blvd., and gain speed for the final climb and coast to the start of the Stanford Dish.

Signs will be posted so you don’t lose your way.

The Dish

Start time: 10:30 – 10:45AM

Entrance @ Juniperro Serra & Stanford Ave.

3.7 Miles

Approx. 1 hour & 15 minutes – Walk

Approx. 30 minutes – Run

Summary: The end sweat will be a complete loop of the Stanford Dish. Water fountain located on the course, right before mile 3. Walk or run – your choice.

The Finish

12PM – 1PM

Entrance @ Juniperro Serra & Stanford Ave.

Summary: Expect high-fives and free bananas. A thank you goodie bag will also be waiting at the finish line. Celebrations may or may not continue with lunch at Old Pro in downtown Palo Alto.


What You Need:


  • Goggles (FREE cap provided!)
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel


  • Bike (beach cruisers welcome!)
  • Helmut

Walker & Runners

  • Comfy shoes/running shoes

Need to Rent a Bike?

Menlo Velo Bicycles

433 El Camino Real

Menlo Park

9:30am – 6pm


*to ensure your bike matches your height please reserve 1 week in advance*

Other Questions? Email Christie -->

All funds received go to, the largest grassroots organization which educates, promotes and provides services to aid those affected by mental illness.

Donations are tax-deductible. A receipt of final donation to NAMI will be shared publicly. NAMI is a 501(c)(3) organization and can also be identified for tax purposes with their EIN #43-1201653.

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Atherton, CA 94027

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