Update March 17th, 2020: Due to the Coronavirus, The Great Race for Saving Water and Earth Day Festival has been cancelled. The health and safety of our community is of utmost importance to us, and these are just a few of the actions Palo Alto is taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  See the full list of cancelled events.


Earth Day and the Great Race for Saving Water

Saturday, April 25, 2020


Baylands Athletic Center

Palo Alto, CA


The Great Race for Saving Water is a family-friendly, pet-friendly 5K/10K/Kids Dash fun run and walk, plus Earth Day festival.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day!

Free Earth Day Festival - After the race, join us for a free celebratory expo with live music, yoga, a variety of bicycling activities, food trucks, electric vehicle (EV) ride & drive, nature activities, raffle, Smokey Bear, booths with environmental and public safety resources, and more! 


Interested in helping support this event? Volunteer and financial sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Sponsorship information

Volunteer sign-up

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends on Facebook and share our event flyer in your community.


Course map Schedule


View our 2020 event sponsors and partners.


Interested in sponsoring the 2020 Great Race for Saving Water and Earth Day Festival? 

Find out how sponsorship can benefit your organization


2019 Race Results

Find the 2019 5K and 10K race times at SweatTracker. View photos from 2019 event in our online album or on social media with hashtags #BaylandsEarthDay and #GreatRaceforSavingWater.