Songs and books have been written and movies made about the harvest mooon. Neil Young suggested going dancin' in its light.
But for the locally and athletically inclined, the harvest moon means just one thing: running in the Baylands as part of the Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk.
For nearly three decades, runners and strollers have taken part in the event's 10k and 5k runs and 5k walk. This year, it will take place on Friday, Sept. 20.
As always, the proceeds benefit the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, which supports local nonprofit organizations.
A recap of last year:
What: The 29th Annual Moonlight Run, sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly and City of Palo Alto
When: Friday, Sept. 20, 7-10 p.m. under the full Harvest moon. (Race-night registration tables open at 6 p.m. 5k walk starts at 7 p.m., 10k run starts at 8:15 p.m. and 5k run starts at 8:45 p.m.)
Where: Baylands Athletic Center at 1900 Geng Road (at Embarcadero Road)in Palo Alto.
Registration and entry fee:
Adult (13+) race night registration fee is $40 per entrant. Includes a long-sleeved t-shirt while supplies last
Youth (6-12) race night registration is $30 per entrant, including long-sleeved T-shirt while supplies last.
Youth (5 and under) run free with an adult but must be registered. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who signs waiver.
Late registration fee is $35 for adults, $25 for youth from Sept. 14-18. T-shirts available only while supplies last.
Refunds will not be issued for no-shows, and T-shirts will not be held.