Our community is made up of superheroes! Santa Cruz County Parks recognizes the steps many of us are taking to care for our communities and ourselves. The Covengers Virtual 5K & 10K is a fun and safe opportunity to stay active and explore the beauty of our local environment. Rather than inviting everyone to run at one place at one time, County Parks’ Covengers Virtual 5K & 10K allows participants to register, train, and complete the race wherever they may be (scroll down for suggested routes in County Parks)! The only thing you need to do after registration is to run your distance during the race week!
How and when do I sign up?
Registration is open now and closes Oct. 31! Sign up by selecting your desired registration option below.
How much does it cost?
Registration is only $10! Pay an extra $25 to get a membership to County Park Friends
(find out more about their scholarship fund for kids in need here.)
What do I get?
Participants get the following items:
- Santa Cruz County Parks customized mask + mask lanyard
- Santa Cruz County Parks customized hand sanitizer with carabiner
- Covengers Cape! (Adult and kid sizes.)
Can kids participate?
Yes! Kids are encouraged to participate and work towards a fun summer goal while staying active!
Kids will receive all items that participants receive.
TRAINING & RACE WEEK
What happens after I have registered?
Now the fun begins! Be sure to check out the suggested running routes County Parks has created for participants in our local regional parks. Begin training at your own pace and make sure to keep track of air quality while training outside.
When do I get my packet?
Depending on your chosen registration, either pick up your race packet at Simpkins Family Swim Center receive it in the mail!
I have registered, trained and its time to complete the race! What do I do now?
During the week of Saturday Oct. 24 – Saturday Oct. 31, choose your race route and run your distance all the way through! Make sure to post a photo in your cape on social media and tag #CovengersVirtualRun and @santacruzcountyparks!
SUGGESTED RUNNING ROUTES IN COUNTY PARKS!
Challenging = Varying terrain and elevation change.
Moderate = Moderate terrain and some elevation changes.
Easy = Easy terrain and little elevation change.