Runners, joggers and walkers of ALL ages and abilities are invited to the sixth annual Hanukkah 8 Krazy Kilometers, an 8K run organized by TEMPLE BETH EL ( in celebration of the 8-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 10, 2023, at the beautiful PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE (  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 26 will be guaranteed an event T-shirt.  In addition . . .

·       Teams of 3 or more will receive a registration discount

·       Awards will be given to the top 8K finishers

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

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the KERN RIVER PARKWAY FOUNDATION (, a local non-profit that works to protect, preserve and restore the natural riparian and wildlife habitat of the Kern River.

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