It’s time to fuel up for the Raceway 5K at Sonoma Raceway! This is a once-a-year opportunity to sprint or stroll the same race track as NASCAR stars and Ferrari Challenge drivers. Enjoy stunning wine country views while navigating the 12-turn renowned road course. Need another reason? How about kicking off New Year’s resolutions or working off those holiday treats?

The Raceway 5k is a new event with deep roots. For over a decade, Sonoma Raceway has hosted John’s March Against Stomach Cancer in partnership with No Stomach For Cancer, and this year’s event will continue that tradition. The 12th Annual event will also add the track’s first 5k race, additional activities and will also benefit Speedway Children’s Charities Sonoma, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway. These complementary causes support children and families with critical and medical needs.

Participants can take on the self-timed 5k or complete one 2.52-mile “John’s March” lap, with both options raising money for charity. And if you still have a need for speed, take a ride as a passenger on a “hot lap” around the track with a professional driver at the wheel. After the course, Sonoma Cryo, a medical rehabilitation and wellness center, will offer dynamic compression treatments for participants to speed up recovery time.

Kids are encouraged to participate in the Kids Fun Run on the track and enjoy a LEGO “Build and Race” and more! This is an all-inclusive event – children, pets, and everyone are welcome. Adults will receive a commemorative t-shirt, and kids will get a Raceway 5K beanie.

 “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to invite the community to step foot onto the raceway with this unique experience and support not just one but two incredibly important causes, all while having fun,” said Director of Speedway Children’s Charities Sonoma, Courtney Kiser.

The event will open with a dedication in honor of longtime raceway spokesperson John Cardinale, who passed away in 2013 after a battle with stomach cancer.

“Our organization has been a grateful partner with Sonoma Raceway for over a decade, said Jon Florin, executive director of No Stomach For Cancer. “We look forward to this renewed partnership with Speedway Children’s Charities to help raise funds and awareness to support issues like childhood cancer and other important initiatives.”

To register or help raise awareness by forming a team, visit