The Cupcake Run is our original race. It started as a marathon and half marathon in 2005, but has grown to a full weekend of races in late March every year and includes a Saturday with a Kids Race, 5k, and 10k. Sunday includes a half marathon and full marathon.
Everyone who finishes receives a medal and a cupcake. The last two years Franz Bakery has also been there with a wonderful treat of fresh bread!
In 2014 we were asked to be a park of the Quadzuki, a set of four half marathons to take place the weekend before Thanksgiving as an addendum to the Quadzilla, a set of four marathons and half marathons that take place during the weekend of Thanksgiving. We decided to simply call the race Cupcake II. This race is, in keeping with the other races, is a donation only race.
All of the proceeds of this race go to two or more families we adopt for the holidays.
The Short and Sweet Race started in 2016 with a 5k and 10k and Kid's race (added in 2017) as a way to raise money for families to help with back-to-school costs.
This race is run in late July or early August and because it can be a warm race, everyone who finishes gets a popsicle or ice cream treat and of course lots of cold water!