Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers and 2K Latke Loop Fun Run

Sunday December 8th, 2024

Bakersfield, CA

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Runners, joggers and walkers of ALL ages and abilities are invited to the seventh annual Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers, an 8K run organized by TEMPLE BETH EL of Bakersfield, California, in celebration of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.  This family-friendly community event also includes the 2K Latke Loop Fun Run.

The 8K and 2K runs will take place on Sunday, December 8 at the beautiful PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE (panoramavista.org).  The race start time is 8:30 AM.  The 8K and 2K courses will take participants through scenic natural preserve land situated along the Kern River in northeast Bakersfield.  This riparian woodland area is home to many native plants and animals and includes hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

Registration includes a custom finisher medal, Hanukkah swag, water and refreshments, and entry into the race raffle.  PLUS those who register by November 6 will be guaranteed an event T-shirt.  In addition . . .

·       Teams of 3 or more will receive a registration discount

·       Awards will be given to top finishers of the 8K

·       Race day festivities will include music, giveaways and a holiday costume contest


Run or walk ANYWHERE and ANYTIME on race day . . . Sunday, December 8. 

Participants will be able to download a custom race bib, run or walk an 8K or 2K distance at a location of their choosing (e.g., neighborhood, running trail, treadmill, etc.), post their results on the "RESULTS" page, and download a finisher's certificate.  PLUS teams with three or more virtual event members will receive a registration discount.  And new this year is a RACE RAFFLE for registrants of the virtual event.  The drawing will take place on Facebook Live (check back for date and time).

Registrants will receive a race shirt, finisher medal and Hanukkah swag.  Race items will be mailed the week of December 9.  A small shipping fee will be applied during registration.  Unfortunately, packet pickup is not available for the virtual event.


Race proceeds will benefit TEMPLE BETH EL (templebethelbakersfield.org), a Reform Jewish synagogue and tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and the KERN RIVER PARKWAY FOUNDATION (kernriverparkway.org), a local nonprofit that works to protect, preserve and restore the natural riparian and wildlife habitat of the Kern River.

Race Distances

Price Register
Virtual 8K/2K $28.00 until Register »
2K Fun Run/Walk $28.00 until Register »
Krazy 8K Race $32.00 until Register »
Virtual 8K/2K Click to Find Out Register »
2K Fun Run/Walk Click to Find Out Register »
Krazy 8K Run Click to Find Out Register »
Krazy 8K Run Click to Find Out Register »
2K Fun Run/Walk Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Panorama Vista Preserve, Bakersfield, CA

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