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.


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.

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


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

For participating local non-profits, 20% of your registration fee will be designated for your organization. Use the promo code provided by your non-profit and enter that during the registration process. The organization with the most entrants (minimum 20) will receive an extra $200 from the Rotary Club of 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, Cornerstone Shopping Center, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Integrated Copy Solutions, Athletic Performance, OPTM Physical Therapy, Orangetheory, Inikosoft, the San Jose Earthquakes, Los Gatos Luxury Cars and Soul Cycle.