Participant Information

Now that you have registered for the Kaiser Permanente Running of the Elk, following is some information you may find useful:

Final Information Email:

All participants (who provided a valid email) should expect to receive a final e-mail confirmation / event reminder approximately four days before the event.



Start Times: 

Running of the Elk Half Marathon, 10K: 7:30 am sharp!

THRIVE 5K: 7:45 am sharp!

KIDS FUN RUN: 10:30 a.m.

Please allow enough time prior to the race start times to get to the starting line.

(Packet pickup is available on race morning starting at 6:30 am)




Sweat Check

A sweat check will be set up at the site area for you to leave your warmer layers of clothing, and retrieve after you finish. Please, no valuables, as we cannot be responsible for them. The sweat check will be secure until 12:30 pm.


Race Package Pick-Up

Friday, April 27th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pin’s N Strikes
3443 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Saturday, April 28th 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Pin’s N Strikes
3443 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Sunday, April 29th 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
On site pickup and registration.
10305 Promenade Parkway, Elk Grove, CA 95757





Registered Participant List:


Available soon

Results, Awards & Half Marathon Finisher’s Medal

First, second and third place overall male and female in the Half Marathon receive special prizes.

Age-group winners earn unique elk-related awards. Second and third place age-group finishers also win unique elk-related awards.

Overall male and female winners in the 5k earn special prizes while top three age group finishers will be awarded custom awards.

Awards will be presented to the top three overall winners in the Half Marathon on stage. The overall male and female winners in the 5K/10K will also receive their awards on stage. The awards ceremony will take place at 10 am.

All other awards may be picked up at the Awards Tent. Awards will not be mailed so please visit the Awards Tent if you think you finished in the top three in your age group. If you fail to pick up your award on race day, awards can be picked up at a location soon to be determined.

Time Limits

Half Marathon runners have a 4 hour time limit – or until the elk are done running (whichever comes first) – to complete the events. 5K runners have 1 hour & 20 minutes, 10K runners have 2 hours & 20 minutes.