Artichoke Festival: Family Fun Run

The run for fun and veggies has moved to the Artichoke Festival!

Join us for the Artichoke Festival Family Fun Run on June 12, 2022 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Runners and walkers age 4 yrs to adult are invited for fun, exercise, and snacks on Sunday morning at 8:00 AM, prior to the Artichoke Festival.

For extra fun, participants can come dressed as their favorite vegetable for a chance to win extra goodies!

All participants will get a free entry ticket to the Artichoke Festival along with a T-shirt (while supplies last) and water and snacks in their goodie bags.

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MORE RACE DETAILS:

PRE-REGISTRATION: online until June 10, 2022 on ACTIVE.COM 

Race day Registration will start at 7:00 am, on Sunday, JUNE 12, 2022, Fairground’s Gate 6, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. Race begins at 8:00 AM. Course closes at 10:00 AM. Registration fees are nontransferable, nonrefundable. A registration form is required for each individual participant. All runners and/or walkers must be able to complete the course in two (2) hours or less. The race will take place rain or shine.

ENTRY FEES:
Adults and Children, 4-120 years – $40 per individual through June 11, 2022; $45 on June 12, race day.


FEE INCLUDES: one (1) free T-shirt* (while supplies last), one (1) entry ticket to the Artichoke Festival (June 11-12, 2022), snacks, water, and fun giveaways.
This is a Fun Run, the course will not be timed. Pre-registration packet pick-up will not be available ahead of race day.

COURSE: All runs and walks start and end at gate 6, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Course surface is a combination of asphalt, concrete walks, and grass lawn, running along the outer periphery of the fairgrounds property. Fun obstacles and games will be placed along the course, appropriate for all ages to enjoy. You’ll get to run through some fun way-stations like an inflatable obstacle course, bubbles, and much more. Plus, meet Pete the Cat, Curious George, and favorite veggie condiments.

PARKING: Limited parking will be available on Fairground Rd, in front of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. If you’re planning to attend the Festival, the fee-per-vehicle parking lots north and south of the fairgrounds off Garden and Airport Roads will be open for parking. Gate 8 parking is General Parking at $15 per vehicle. The arena at Gate 6, and golf course lot on Garden Rd, is Premium Parking at $20 per vehicle. We highly encourage our run participants to GO GREEN and carpool!

WHAT TO WEAR: Participants are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite vegetable! Otherwise, wear comfortable clothing and good running/athletic shoes. You will receive a free ticket to the Artichoke Festival, so you may be on your feet for lots more fun and activities after the Fun Run!

WHAT TO BRING: Fellow runners to cheer you on! ID, sun block, sun glasses, a windbreaker in case the weather changes, and a towel to wipe off any sweat, water, or BUBBLES. Please leave your pets at home, animals are not allowed on Fairgrounds property.

BE PREPARED: Eat something at least an hour prior to the start of the race.


Runner’s fees help support the charitable mission of the Artichoke Festival to raise money to give back to the surrounding communities of Castroville, California in a wonderful celebration of the artichoke.

*T-SHIRTS GUARANTEED TO PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED ON OR BEFORE MAY 15, 2022. AFTER MAY 15, SHIRTS ARE GIVEN OUT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY OR PREFERRED SIZE.