Schedule of Events

Earth Day and the Great Race for Saving Water

 

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.

 

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the First Earth Day! 

 

Biking to Earth Day 2020 is encouraged, and those who bike to the event will receive an extra raffle ticket. Also available are free minor tune-ups & repairs, bike blender smoothies, e-bike test rides, bike jeopardy, bike way-finding services and more!

   TIME     EVENT    LOCATION
  7:30 

Registration Opens for the Great Race for Saving Water

Baylands Athletic Center

9:00

10K Start: Great Race for Saving Water

Athletic Center Parking Lot - Near Bay Trail Entrance
 9:15 5K Start: Great Race for Saving Water Athletic Center Parking Lot - Near Bay Trail Entrance
  10:00    Kids Dash - Chase the Running Toilet!    Athletic Center Baseball Diamond  
9:00-1:00

Earth Day Celebratory Expo with food trucks,

live music, yoga, bike expo,

outdoor games, community booths, nature activities. 

Schedule of events still in progress. 

Athletic Center Baseball Diamond
   10:00-1:00   Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive    Parking Lot off of Geng Road Near Athletic Center
   10:00-1:00  

E-Bike Test Rides

  Athletic Center Parking Lot, Near Ball Field Entrance 
10:15  Race Awards & Raffle Drawings Main Stage - Athletic Center Baseball Diamond 
  10:30   Free Post-Run Yoga   Main Stage - Athletic Center Baseball Diamond  
  10:30    Smokey Bear Story Time     Smokey's Booth on Baseball Diamond
  11:00    Live Music:  Stanford Cardinal Calypso Band   Athletic Center Baseball Field 
1:00
Activities Wrap-Up
All Locations

 

WHERE ARE THESE ACTIVITIES?
Check out our Maps & Directions page for activity locations.

 

HOW CAN I HELP?

CORPORATE TEAM AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

Get your coworkers and friends together as a team! Special perks provided. Check out our sponsorship and team opportunities and contact Catherine Elvert at catherine.elvert@cityofpaloalto.org

              

BICYCLING
Biking to Earth Day 2020 is encouraged, and those that bike to the event will receive FREE tune-ups and repairs! Additionally, you can decorate your bike and take a tour around the Baylands. Extra raffle tickets will be provided to those who bike.    

PARKING
Parking will be available in the lots off Geng Road near the Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center. Parking assistants will be available to help direct traffic. 

ZERO WASTE
We are making Earth Day and the Great Race for Saving Water a zero waste event! Bring your reusable water bottles and fill up at the Valley Water truck. GO Box will provide reusable food containers so you can enjoy tasty bites from our food vendors. Relax with a zero-waste picnic while listening to live music and other entertainment!