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Sporting Events
Sporting events typically involve both participants and spectators with both start and finish areas and may be conducted as a closed course (street closures) or “rules of the road” (no street closures) with participants obeying all traffic signals. Sporting events include walks/runs, cycling events and races and may be held at city park/trail, city streets, paseo/plaza, private property or athletic field (or combination of these areas). 

Typically, routes used for walks/runs will include the use of city streets which are permitted through the San Jose Police Department, Secondary Employment Unit with additional permits required from the Department of Transportation for Tow Permits.  If your route is only contained at a city athletic field or on a park trail, contact the Special Park Use staff for availability at .

In addition to any venue use fees, additional permits and/or inspections (depending on selected event activities and use of temporary structures) may be required from the Fire Department, Police Department, Transportation and County Health Department, etc. Only off-duty Police Officers and Parking Traffic & Control Officers may close a city street.

Skateboard Parks are specifically available at Great Oaks, Mayfair, Roosevelt and Plata Arroya Neighborhood Parks and Lake Cunningham Regional Park. The City’s BMX Park is located at Calabazas Neighborhood Park.

Walk/Run
Walks and runs may involve the use of a city park, trails, street or athletic field (or combination of these areas) to allow participants to walk/run a defined course or route over a specific period of time. 
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Cycling
Cycling events may involve the use of a city park, trails, street or athletic field (or combination of these areas) to allow participants to cycle a defined course or route over a specific period of time.
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Races
Races may involve the use of a city park, trails, street or athletic field (or combination of these areas) to allow participants to compete for speed with each other on a defined course or route over a specific period of time. Races are conducted on closed streets.
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Skateboard/BMX (Bicycle Motocross)
Events and activities that utilize the City of San Jose Skate or BMX parks for exhibitions, tournaments or competitions. Skateboard Parks are specifically available at Great Oaks, Mayfair, Roosevelt and Plata Arroyo Neighborhood Parks and Lake Cunningham Regional Park. The City’s BMX Park is located at Calabazas Neighborhood Park; however Lake Cunningham Regional Park has been a location for several BMX competitions.
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