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See Rotary Club of Los Gatos 2017 Great Race- (photos)

It all started back in 1978 when Bill Glennon, then the mayor of Saratoga, suggested a race--a "Great Race"--between the neighboring communities - Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga. 

More than 1,400 participants are expected to participate in the 41st race taking place Sunday April 29, 2018--everyone from competitive runners to moms pushing strollers, from children to senior citizens, from those out for a challenging workout to others just hoping to enjoy the scenic jog down Highway 9.

Also new this year is complimentary access to photos taken at the event by professional photographers. You will  be able to download- at no cost- all individual and group photos and shots of you breaking away from the pack! Keep those cell phones in your pocket and let a professional take photos this year. This is a $20-$50 option at most races that is included to enhance your race experience.


A scenic footrace/walk down Highway 9 from Saratoga to Los Gatos. Whether you are looking for a great course for your best time, or a fun individual or family run, this is the event for you. The four-mile scenic route begins at Big Basin Way—between Third and Fourth streets—in Saratoga and follows ascending Highway 9 toward downtown Los Gatos for the finish on North Santa Cruz Avenue and Elm Street.

For the first time ever, for those who hate shuttles or prefer a longer distance, we will offer the Gr8er Race, an 8-mile option that will begin in Los Gatos, head up to Saratoga, turn around and return to Los Gatos. This is an extended version of the early years of the race in which runners could begin the race in either Los Gatos or Saratoga. 

Please note the new start time of 8:30AM.

The event is great for runners, joggers, walkers and families. 


Register for April 29, 2018:

Special rate for kids 12 and under! Proceeds support Rotary's school, community and international projects. 

This is a $20-$50 option at most races that is included to enhance your race experience.

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON ON FRIDAY, APRIL 27.  In-person registration is available on race day from 6:30-8:00AM in Saratoga and Los Gatos.

Los Gatos Rotary

The format has changed through the years, and so has the sponsorship. The Los Gatos Rotary Club took over the race over 30 years ago.


Sereno Group, Los Gatos Luxury Cars, El Camino Hospital Los Gatos,  Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Integrated Copy Solutions, Athletic Performance, Orangetheory, Inikosoft, the San Jose Earthquakes, and Soul Cycle. 95.3 San Jose HOT country