Moonlight Run & Walk Half Marathon 10k & 5k

Friday, September 29, 2023 Palo Alto, CA

Moonlight Run & Walk Half Marathon 10k & 5k in Palo Alto, CA

Step into the night, under the moon’s gentle glow, and be part of something truly special – the 39th Moonlight Run and Walk. This extraordinary event is not just a race; it’s a beacon of hope for local non-profits supporting kids and families. Presented by the City of Palo Alto, this year’s Moonlight Run and Walk promises to be an unforgettable experience.

As the sun begins to set on September 29th, a sense of anticipation fills the air. It’s a charity event with a noble purpose – to support local non-profits dedicated to the well-being of children and families. In the spirit of giving and community, this event doesn’t offer refunds; every step you take contributes to a greater cause.

The heart of Palo Alto comes alive as the city, in partnership with the Palo Alto Weekly, plays host to this remarkable event. The Baylands Athletic Center is where the action unfolds, and it’s the perfect backdrop for a night of celebration. The first race commences at 5 pm, and the course ahead is an ode to the city’s beauty.

The Moonlight Run and Walk offers something for everyone, making it more than just a run. You can choose from a 5K walk and run, a 10K run, a Half Marathon, or even opt for a Virtual Walk and Run if you prefer to participate from afar. This inclusivity is what makes the event unique, as it welcomes participants of all skill levels and abilities.

For those who crave the thrill of the race, the 5K and 10K runs provide the perfect opportunity to test your speed and endurance. The Half Marathon is a challenge that pushes your limits, offering a chance to achieve something remarkable under the moonlit sky. And for those who can’t be there in person, the Virtual Walk and Run ensures that everyone can be a part of this incredible night.

To register and find more information about the event, simply visit This website serves as your gateway to an extraordinary night, where you’ll not only be part of a race but a part of a greater purpose.

The Moonlight Run and Walk is not just a race; it’s an emblem of unity and compassion. It’s a night where the city comes together to make a difference, where every step counts. Join us under the moon’s soft glow and be a part of the 39th Moonlight Run and Walk, where your strides light up the night for local non-profits dedicated to kids and families. We hope you’ll join us in this beautiful journey.

Race Weather & Climate

Palo Alto, California, is a thriving city in Santa Clara County, located approximately 35 miles south of San Francisco. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto offers residents a unique blend of innovation and urban amenities. Its proximity to San Francisco makes it an attractive choice for those seeking an affluent suburban lifestyle with access to the cultural and economic opportunities of the Bay Area.

On September 29th in Palo Alto, CA, you can anticipate an average high temperature of around 75-80°F and an average low temperature of approximately 55-60°F. This date falls in late summer, characterized by warm and pleasant weather. Rainfall during this time is generally minimal, providing ideal conditions for outdoor activities.

Moonlight Run & Walk Half Marathon Race Results

Moonlight Run & Walk Half Marathon Race Results

Moonlight Run & Walk Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Moonlight Run & Walk Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 7:30 PM.


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Moonlight Run & Walk Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

Online registration is closed.

Moonlight Run & Walk Half Marathon Race Website

Moonlight Run & Walk Half Marathon Website

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