Enjoy the Roadshow!

We are delighted each year to have volunteer entertainers stationed along the 5K and 10K routes to entertain our runners. In addition we frequently have volunteers offer warmups for our runners. Meet our 2023 entertainers. (And look for a table at the Finish Fest where you can find additional information about them.)

Britton Middle School Marching Band

We appreciate these students (grades 6-8) coming out early in the morning to entertain us. Thank you!

Band Director: Arianne Torio

Sandoshin Taiko

Sandoshin Taiko, meaning “dragon’s mountain pass”, was formed in 2000 as a means of blending taiko with various martial art styles. The home of Sandoshin Taiko is the Morgan Hill Buddhist Community Center. Look for the group this year on the 10k route, at the corner of Diana and Murphy.

This is a community adult group that welcomes new participants. Bryan Burkhart is the leader, with Burkhart Investment Group, Inc. serving as the sponsor.


Niseishin Daiko

This is a drumming group of young people, ages 12-20. Look for them in their usual location on Elm Street (near the end of the 5k; about half way through the 10k).

Contact is Becky Shingai. Text her at 408-460-5659.

Gilroy Ukulele Jam

South County has a cool ukulele culture and Gilroy Ukulele Jam is at the heart of it. They have weekly get togethers and also play for special events  like the Wildflower Run. We have been fortunate to have them join us for several years.

Learn more at www.gilroyukulelejam.com

Live Oak High School Jazz Band

This jazz band has been a Morgan Hill fixture for many years. We are excited to have them join us this year!

Band Director: Manuel Mendoza

Ali Gruber, Owner FIT4MOM Morgan Hill – 5K Stroller Warmup Leader

FIT4MOM Morgan Hill provides fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit. They believe healthy moms create healthy communities, and that it takes a village!

morganhill.fit4mom.com |  @fit4mom.morganhill  |  408-460-4285

5K Stroller Event participants: Join Ali for  a fun pre-race warmup for parents and tots. Look for the group at about 8:40 race day between the t-shirt tables and the track, near registration.

Linda Tarvin, Ukulele Player

Linda has been a Wildflower Run course marshal for decades and she always does double duty as an entertainer.  She says, ” I mostly play songs I know from memory so that I won’t have to deal with a music stand. And I make up words to fit the occasion. For example, I might play FIVE FOOT TWO and sing “Here you come, you look great, keep on going , don’t be late, today might be your best time yet” etc.” Watch for Linda on the course and enjoy the words she sings for you!

Look for Linda by the gate as you reenter the Live Oak campus for the final stretch of your run.

Mike Fair, Drum Circle Facilitator

Mike has been studying “Hand Drumming” since 1994 with various teachers of a variety of percussion instruments. He has performed with several  bands in the rhythm section of Arabic and African centered music and has facilitated drum circles in cities from San Francisco to San Jose.

What is a “Drum Circle?” Typically people gather to drum in drum “circles” with others from the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves.


Pamela J. Page, Bach-Rock Violinist

Pamela is a regular local performer, adding elegance to your special occasions! She performs for weddings, dinner parties, company parties, receptions, birthday celebrations, retirement parties, funerals & more.

Pamela’s  experience  includes  Orchestra & Choir Director at Santa Clara University, and she has studied at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, Stanford University Continuing Studies, and Illinois Wesleyan University.



Elaine Lopez,  Leader of Kids’ 2K Zumba Warmup & 5K / 10K U-Jam Warmup

Elaine started teaching U-Jam Fitness in 2012 in Morgan Hill at several of the local gyms.  Since then, she has certified in several other formats including  Zumba, Body Pump, Pop Pilates, Pound, TRX, and GROOV3.  She enjoys being involved in the community, and we are excited to welcome her back to again lead the Wildflower Run warmups!

Look for Elaine at the track prior to the start of the Kids’ 2K and at the edge of the registration area before the 5K and 10K starts.