_ The 2019 NatureTrack Day In the Country Almost 5K Run:
The NatureTrack Day In the Country Almost 5K Run winds through the quaint downtown, charming neighborhoods, and quiet countryside of Los Olivos, California. As you run, in addition to the beautiful views, you'll enjoy knowing that your race registration is supporting NatureTrack Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering a lifelong fascination with nature through outdoor field trips for school-aged children.
Led by fun-loving, knowledgeable docents, each NatureTrack field trip gives children the opportunity to explore, create, learn about, enjoy and sometimes visit for the first time, a natural treasure in "their own backyard." NatureTrack enhances a child's education and brings to life the history, ecology, biology, beauty, importance and wonders of our natural environment.
After the race, you can enjoy Los Olivos' most highly acclaimed festival of the year...the popular Day In the Country. The NatureTrack Almost 5K Run, (for serious, recreational and furry runners), kicks-off this Los Olivos tradition that celebrates the magic of small-town, country living. With the NatureTrack Almost 5K Run; a parade; tractor show; over a hundred local and regional crafters, artists, and food purveyors; live music; wine tastings; and a beer garden, you'll find post-race fun for the whole family!
Special thanks to Platinum Performance, our race predecessors, for providing the nutrition bars and winner's gifts for the "first-annual NatureTrack Almost 5K Run."
We hope you'll join us. It's an event you won't want to miss!
Event details and schedule
Race Day Schedule
7:30 am Late Registration & Packet Pick-Up
8:00 am 5K for Adult and Youth Begins (Runners/Walkers)
8:30 am 5K Dog Run Begins
9:00 am One Mile Run/Walk for ALL Ages Begins (Strollers OK)
9:30 am Award Presentation
This is a mostly flat, paved road-race with a few moderate hills and a bit of gravel in some sections. The route takes you through part of downtown Los Olivos, a few neighborhoods, and out into the countryside.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to race start time to check-in.
Parking available at St. Marks In-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Avenue, Los Olivos
Waivers and ID
Signed waivers are required for all race participants. Minors must have a parent or guardian signature on their waiver. (dogs excluded!)
What to Bring
Please bring a reusable water bottle. We will have water available at Registration.