Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Announces Fun Run Through the Boardwalk

For Immediate Release
January 14, 2022

Contact: Kris Reyes
(831) 333-6966
[email protected]

Santa Cruz, CA – Lace up your shoes and join the fun on Saturday, March 26 for a family-friendly race through the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This unique experience is open to runners of all ages and abilities. The Fun Run will feature a 1k course for kids 12 and under and a 5k option open to everyone age 4 and up. All participants will begin and end their run on the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Online registration is open now at and ends March 25. Onsite registration is available on the day of the race from 6:30am – 8:00am at the Boardwalk’s Season Pass/Group Services Office.

Participants in the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Fun Run can celebrate their accomplishment with a commemorative finisher medal, tasty Boardwalk treats, up to 3 hours of post-race free play in the Boardwalk’s Casino Arcade and $15 off a Boardwalk Ride Wristband valid on race day.

“This one-of-a-kind run through the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a unique opportunity for runners of all ages and skill levels,” said Kris Reyes, Boardwalk spokesperson. “Families love to enjoy our thrilling rides and tasty foods and the Fun Run is a new way to experience the world’s best seaside amusement park.”

A portion of the proceeds from registration fees will benefit local non-profit Haven of Hope, Inc. Haven of Hope, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Davina Polanco, MS, CTRS. It is licensed to operate two Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTP) located in Santa Cruz County, serving foster youth in need of specialized support services.

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