The 2015 Down by the Bay 5k & Tot Trot
Down by the Bay 5k & Tot Trot.... at Sunnyvale Baylands Park was a fun and memorable event for all ages. It started off with an extra hour of sleep for everyone (daylight savings) and ended with the last warm day of Fall (with huge downpours the next morning).
From the excited faces of the Tots getting ready to scamper over the Tot Trot wave course, to our amazing Teachers passing out the "polka dot whales tail prize" and the parents cheering all around, it was sight not to be missed.
Down by the Bay 5k 2015 was again a diverse scenery with levels of participation ranging from runners, stroller pushers, to walkers, all sporting their colorful Down by the Bay 5k bibs with the polka dot tail. Up and down the run you could see adults in costumes and even the kids who ran it. The atmosphere was a great balance of a professional event, yet still comfortable and inviting for all participants, especially for first-timers.
Shortly after, we had a visit from the Sunnyvale Fire Station with our very own visiting Fire Truck. Little tots and big tots alike, gathered around the fire truck and the friendly fire fighters.
As the Fun Runs concluded, the crowd migrated over to the newly built playground structure, with convenient adjacent bathrooms and surrounding picnic tables.
South of the playground structure was one of the major highlights of our event, the Family Fun Activities area. With over 10 different games and activities, including an Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Photo Booth and more, both sponsors and participants had a blast. From the beginning to the end there was food and water aplenty for all. Despite all that food, everyone did an amazing job of keeping the park trash free and clean, hitting our Zero-Waste goal.
At the end of the event, our participants went home, proudly sporting Down by the Bay 5k t-shirts and Tot Trot medals. A happy ending to a wonderful morning, we look forward to the next Down by the Bay 5k in 2016.
Thank you and see you Down by the Bay in 2016!
2015 Down by the Bay 5k & Tot Trot Event Details:
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Tot Trot Start Time: 9:40am
Family Fun Activities Start Time: 9:45am
5k Start Time: 10:05am
Event End Time: 11:30am
See 2015 Race Results here!
Timing by Synergy Race Timing
Park & Course Maps
5k & Tot Trot Course Map
Thanks to our 2015 Organizers!
- Jeanine "Jean" Lee (Chair)
- Eve Byer Young (Chair)
- Christine Kobayashi
- Clarice Myszka
- Eleanor de Paz
- Ginna Park
- Hatty Lee (Graphics)
- Jennifer Katz (Family Fun)
- Jessica Person
- Laura Lillibridge
- Nidhi Jain
- Siu Pun
Special Thanks to Megan and Jeremy Hanken for providing 5k course equipment and donating their time to setting up/taking down the race, two years in a row.
Check out the complete 2015 Down by the Bay 5k & Tot Trot photo albums below!