Runners completing the Race at Prairie Creek Redwoods State park

8th Annual Run in the Redwoods 5K

October 2nd - 9th

Early Bird Registration is NOW OPEN!

The 2021 Run in the Redwoods 5k Run/Walk will be a little different to keep all our runners and staff safe during a surge in COVID cases here in Northern California.


[  ] CHOOSE to RUN or WALK in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park anytime during Race Week October 2nd through 9th. Run the course with friends, family or alone. Visit the Prairie Creek Visitor Center before or after your 5K for your Race gear and packet. Help us keep our crowds thinner to keep things safer while you are supporting our redwood parks. (We'll send you a course map and directions, we can also mail your shirt)

[  ] CHOOSE to RUN or WALK anywhere on race week October 2nd through 9th. Support all of our redwood parks with your registration fee and be part of preserving and protecting your parks while you run or walk (or how ever you do your 5k). 

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE Get your Run in Redwoods long-sleeve technical shirt before October 2nd by registering by September 15th.

Participation is easy! Register for the run/walk and ask your family and friends to join you. We'll send you a long-sleeve custom designed tech shirt, race bib and finisher ribbon. Run or walk your 5k between October 2nd - 9th, post your time on our run page and share photos & videos with us on our Padlet or Facebook and Instagram.


As a way to transport you into the redwoods, we are producing an AUDIO GUIDED RUN PODCAST with our partners at Redwood National and State Parks that we'll share with you pre-run. Register to get access to the guided 5k or watch our Facebook page for details.

Thank you for taking part in the Run in the Redwoods experience, no matter how you do it. 

The Virtual Run in Redwoods 5k is one of only two fundraising events RPC uses to support our partner redwood parks so we need your help more than ever before. 

Thank you for your support and participation!

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Caldwell Clan Fund

Philanthropic Fund of the Caldwell Family

Green Diamond Resource Company

Pierson Building Center

Redwood Capital Bank




Made with Padlet

Previous Run Pictures can be found on our Facebook page:


Here is a map of the 5k course:

A pdf of the map may be downloaded below

Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 10:00am to Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 11:45pm