Sonoma Sun Event Calendar

Sonoma Valley footrace & festival Sonoma Developmental Center

Saturday May 12th - 9:00am

Come enjoy a 5K run/walk, or an advanced 10K run, both winding through the scenic grounds of Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) in Eldridge. Both races start at 9 a.m. with registration opening at 8 a.m.

The 10K is a challenging run through stunning scenery, past lakes and through woods in the hills above Sonoma. The less challenging 5K course winds through the beautiful grounds of the SDC on mostly level pavement. Advance registration fees are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under; register online at On race day, registration is $30 for adults and $20 for children.

Awards are presented to the top runners in each category. All runners receive a T-shirt and commemorative glass.

The family-friendly Festival is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and features a car show, food vendors, carnival games and attractions, a kidsí fun run, and live music from Harvey and the Wallbangers.

Anyone interested in the footrace, the festival, or to volunteer at the event should contact Becky at 938-6713, or email her at