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Sat September 14, 2024 Bakersfield, CA 93311 US Directions


5k Run

$10 8:00AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Price increases after August 14, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

5k Walk

$10 8:00AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Price increases after August 14, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Survivor Registration

$0 8:00AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Registration ends September 9, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Children's Jog-a-thon

$10 9:30AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT Registration ends August 30, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


11298 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA US 93311



Gather your friends, family and coworkers and join us for the 2024 Kern County Cancer Run/Walk at - Riverwalk Park in Bakersfield!

This exciting challenge allows you to raise funds and awareness for those battling cancer all while having fun!  

100% of the funds will benefit the Kern County Cancer Foundation to assist local patients with medical bills related to cancer treatment as well as assist children with cancer who must travel for treatment.  For more information on our programs and services. visit us at

This is our 11th Annual KERN COUNTY CANCER RUN/WALK Event and we couldn't do it without you!

  • It will be held Saturday, September 14th from 8am - 12pm at Riverwalk Park in Bakersfield, CA. 
  • Early registration is $10, then the cost goes up to $20 after August 14, 2024.
  • Children registration is $10 ages 3-11.
  • Kern County Cancer Run/Walk T-Shirts can be purchased for $20 with a deadline of 8/30/2024.
  • Survivors are FREE and there will be a special designated area for them. (Even if you're on treatment, you're a SURVIVOR)

This race will be timed for all registered runners and awards will be given.  Top fundraising teams and individuals will also receive awards.

We are trying to raise as much funds as possible for Kern County cancer patients who need financial assistance and transportation during treatment.  

Some T-shirts will be available for sale at the event.  Donations are always welcome.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID 19 or have been around someone who has been recently diagnosed please stay home...we can wait to see you next year. We follow CDC Guidelines which can be found when you click the link below.
Link to Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 | CDC

Thank you! - Kern Cancer Run/Walk and Festival Committee


2024 Run/Walk Schedule - tentative

7:30AM  Participant Arrival
7:30AM  Vendor Fair , Opportunity Drawing & Survivor Social
8:00AM  Stretch
8:10AM  Welcome - James Galindo, Kern Cancer Run/Walk Chair 
8:15AM National Anthem - 
8:20AM  Speaker & Invocation - Omar G. Rubio, Cancer Survivor
8:25AM  Race Rules
8:30AM  Survivor Walk Start
8:40AM  General Participant Start—Runners
8:45AM  General Participant Start—Walkers
8:50AM  On Stage:  Announcements & Performances
9:20AM Jog-A-Thon Child Participant Check-in
9:30AM Mascot Run Begins
9:40AM Children’s Jog-a-Thon Begins
10:00AM Winners Announced:
                 5k by Category
                 Top Fundraisers
                 Vendor Fair Hunt Winner

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