Race Overview


Down by the Bay 5k fun run benefits the Mountain View Parent Nursery School in providing quality early childhood education for families from all economic backgrounds. Learn more about MVPNS.


Get dressed in your Halloween best one more time and join us at Down by the Bay 5k & Tot Trot fun runs! Strut your stuff, costumes are highly encouraged! Get your face painted, cheer on the kids in the Tot Trot, and get your photos taken. Too much Halloween candy to eat? Donate it on-site! Bring the whole family - runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome!


Sunday, November 12, 2017


Baylands Park
999 E Caribbean Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94089


* tentative, may be subject to change
7:45am Packet Pick-up & Race Day Registration Open
8:55am Tot Trot Race Day Registration Closes
9:00am .5k Kids' Tot Trot (8 & under)
9:15am Family Fun Activities Open
9:30am 5k Race Day Registration Closes
9:35am 5k Run|Walk|Stroller Race Starts
10:45am 1st Place 5k Runners Announced
11:00am Event Concludes


100% of the proceeds benefit Mountain View Parent Nursery School

REGISTER for the 5k Run/Walk/Stroller

Registration Before/On Oct 1, 2017 On/After Oct 2, 2017 At the race
5k $35 $40 $45

5k Registration Fee includes: race bib, race time tracking, online race time results, race amenities and one FREE Adult Tee. * Registrations before Oct 17, 2017 are guaranteed a 5k T-shirt in your size. Registrations after Oct 17, 2017 cannot be guaranteed a 5k T-shirt in your size.

REGISTER for the Tot Trot (8 & under)

Registration Before/On Oct 1, 2017 On/After Oct 2, 2017 At the race
Tot Trot $12 $15 $18

Tot Trot Registration Fee includes: child's race bib & a cool race prize. Adults running along side their children, do NOT need to register for the Tot Trot.


Your participation in this fundraising event supports Mountain View Parent Nursery School yearly expenses. As prices and populations in the Bay Area boom, many small non-profit organizations are finding themselves displaced and disadvantaged. Thanks to our supportive community, and the inaugural Down by the Bay 5k and Tot Trot in 2014, our preschool has weathered that trial and is moving to a new home this year. However, the process of moving a school is complex, with unforeseen challenges and cost estimates that never cease to increase. That is why we need your help to continue to provide excellent early childhood education and keep tuition affordable for families from all economic backgrounds.

More Info

Free activities open to the public: kid's games, face painting, candy collection, photo booth and more!

Bring your whole family! Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome - but you must be registered to be timed and to receive race giveaways. Everyone else is welcome to join the festivities for free at the park! Support our school in this fun fall event!

2017 Race Day Information Sheet
Download Race Day Summary Information

Event & Course Map
Down by the Bay 5k & Tot Trot Event Map
5k Course Map
Tot Trot Course Map

Race Day Results
We will be providing bibs with timing chips for the 5k through Synergy Race Timing! Your time will not start until you cross the start line and will be automatically recorded when you cross the finish line. The Tot Trot does not include timing.

5k Awards
Awards will be presented to only the top 5k overall male and females in their age division. Awards will be determined by your bib chip time. There will also be a top male and female stroller. Top 5k finishers will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the event with a small prize. Divisions: Strollers, 0-9,10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Waiver Note:
During online registration, all runners will be required to sign a electronic waiver.

Pet Note:
Due to the sensitive nature of the park, dogs and other domestic animals are not permitted within Baylands Park in Sunnyvale and are not allowed to be kept in vehicles at any given time.

Sponsorships for Businesses
Sponsor Down by the Bay 5k and help us cover race expenses and keep our preschool program thriving. Be featured on our race page, Facebook group, and more. Visit our Sponsorship Packages page for more details.

Personal & Family Donations
Donate to Down by the Bay 5k and help us make this a successful race! Your donation will keep our programs affordable to all families. Please visit our donation page for more details.

Questions or comments? Email us at: info (at) downbythebay5k.org