Can you tell me more about the those benefiting from Heart & Soles event?

Check out the Beneficiaries page!


I have a registration/billing problem.

Contact Emily Sparling at [email protected]

Will we be able to check our belongings?

Yes, we will have a sweat check available from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m race morning.

Are there any discounts?

No.  There are no individual or group discounts. This event raises money for our local youth programs, so we would like to give as much money as possible to them.

Will there be any registration allowed onsite?

Yes, we want lots of participation. Our events have sold out in the past – so we do recommend to register early as there is no guarantee that there will be open registration spots on race day.

When does online registration close?

Online registration will stay open till 7:45 a.m. on race day, plus there will be on-site race day registration at 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Please note our race has a participant cap and we cannot guarantee there will be open registration spots on race day.

Can I pick up my packet on the event day?

We will be offering onsite registration and packet pickup the morning of the race.


Do I need to attach my timing chip?

No, the timing chip is already attached to the bib.

Do we need to return the timing chip?

No, but please place bib in our composting bins.  Thanks for helping us be green!


Where does the race start?

Santa Clara University – for race information, click HERE.

Where can spectators watch the race?

Spectators can watch from anywhere safe along the course that does impede the flow of the participants.


Are baby strollers allowed in the race?

Yes, but please line up towards the back of the pack.  Please also let faster runners pass while you are on the course, stay on the right-hand side.

Can my dog run with me?

No, we do not allow dogs on the courses.

Are bikes, roller blades, scooters, skateboards or pets allowed on the course?


Can I listen to headphones while participating?

Yes, headphones are allowed, but please ensure that you can hear any directions being given.

RACE COURSE – View course HERE

Why a 6K Course and not a 5K?

We have chosen two great locations that will be part of our run/walk – the historic Santa Clara University Campus/Mission Santa Clara and Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes.  In order to provide the loop through the stadium and facilitate a great start/finish experience at Franklin Mall, we had to adjust our shorter course to accommodate these elements.

How many water stops will there be?

There will be a water stop halfway through the course and at the conclusion of the course for the 6K and an additional water stop for the 10K.

What if I need medical help at the end of the race?

There will be first aid responders and an ambulance at the finish line.

Will there be medical help on the race course?

There will be bicycle EMTs along the course.

What are the distances for the Kids Fun Run?

There will be 3 different dash distances for the Kids Fun Run by age.

*Ages 2-3 – 80 yards
*Ages 4-5 – 250 yards
*Ages 6-7 – 250 yards


Where and when will the race results be posted?

After the race, results will be posted at the run site and on our website.

For 2019 Results click HERE.

For 2018 Results click HERE.

For 2017 Results click HERE.

For 2016 Results click HERE.

For 2015 Results click HERE.

For 2014 Results click HERE.

Will there be rewards for the runners?

Medals will be given to the first three finishers in each age category. The age categories are as follows:

The Health Trust 6K and San Francisco 49ers 10K

Men’s/Women’s  Overall for 6K and 10K

Respective Men’s/Women’s age groups for 6K and 10K:  1-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

(Please note this will not be a certified course).


When/where do we pick up our Heart & Soles race shirts?

You can pick up your bib and shirt at the Sports Basement Sunnyvale Packet Pick Up.  See details HERE.

Do the race shirts come in women’s and men’s sizes?

Shirts are available in men’s, women’s and youth sizes.

What do I need when I go to bib pick-up?

You’ll need to know the first and last name of the runner.

Can I pick up my friend’s packet?

Yes, you need the first and last name of the participant.


Is the race happening rain or shine?

Yes, the race will definitely happen–even a little rain won’t dampen our enthusiasm!

Where are the restrooms?

Restrooms are located in the main festival area past the finish line area.

I’ve lost someone (child, parent, friend) what do I do?

Go to the starting line or main stage, so staff can make an announcement.

Why should I run this event?

The top reasons why you should join the Lam Research Heart & Soles:
1.  The event provides a fun atmosphere and you will get free healthy snacks from Noosa yogurt and many more!
2.  All participants will receive a cool tech race shirt and if you are in the top 3 finishing rank in your age group, you will win another medal and gift card from Sports Basement!
3.  You are contributing toward programs that enhance the health of local youth and the community.