Reach For A Star 5K (aka "RFAS 5K" or "Star 5K")
What is the star (i.e. goal) you want to reach for this race? Whether it be to just finish the race, meet a certain time goal, beat a particular friend/rival, or achieve a non-running accomplishment (e.g. career goals, goal weight, making friends, etc.), challenge yourself to reach your star by race day. Finisher awards will be presented to those who reach their star.
The RFAS 5K starts and finishes at Sierra Point in Brisbane, CA (the city of stars), just south of San Francisco. The mostly flat course loops around the Sierra Point area before going along the San Francisco Bay Trail (bike path), giving participants views of the bay and possibly even some pelicans. The 5K course is USATF certified (certification# CA15001TK) so that times run in this race would be eligible for records or official Personal Records (PRs).
Registration price will increase to $35 on 3/10/2015 (remains $20 for 18 and under). Online registration closes March 20th. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by 3/16/2015. Bib numbers with chips will be distributed to runners on race day. Or for runners who want to avoid race day lines, they may pick up bib numbers early at A Runner's Mind (ARM) store in San Francisco (3575 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118) on March 20, 2015 or Burlingame (1111 Howard Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010) on March 21, 2015. Paper registration will also be available at the store that day during business hours (10am-5pm) and those picking up packets will receive 15% discount on store purchases that day. Timing and result services will be provided by Ford Timing: http://www.fordtiming.com. Results can be found at their website shortly after the conclusion of the race.
Race Day registration will take place at the parking lot just North of 400 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane California 94005. The race day fee for the 5K is $40 ($25 for age 18 and under).
The Reach For A Star 5K is part of the Pacific Association-USA Track & Field (PAUSATF) Road Grand Prix. The race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities; however, PAUSATF membership is required to be eligible for prize money payouts.
Student (18 and under)/Community 3K Fun Run
For those not quite ready to handle the 5K race, there is an option to participate in the 3K (~1.86M) self-timed fun run. All entrants will receive a race T shirt. Students (age 18 and under) will also receive a finisher’s award.
Pre-registration costs are $20 for adults and $15 for students (age 18 and under). Online registration closes March 20th. Race day registration will still be available at the parking lot just north of 400 Sierra Point Parkway. The race day fee for the 3K run is $25 for adults and $20 for students (age 18 and under). T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by 3/16/2015.
Proceeds from the 5K race and 3K run will benefit the schools of the Brisbane Elementary School District with support from the BEST/PTO.
There should be plenty of parking space in the area surrounding 400 Sierra Point Parkway. However, cars parked along the course may have to stay for the duration of the race unless course monitors or parking officials indicate otherwise.
Event details and schedule
Friday, March 20, 2015
For those pre-registered before 3/19/2015, early bib number pick up will be available at A Runner's Mind (3575 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118): 10am-7pm
A 15% discount will be offered on store purchases for those picking up packets. The store will also have race entry forms which can be brought on race day for a $5 discounted entry (e.g. adult entries for the 5K is $40 on race day but will be $35 if the store form is used).
Saturday, March 21, 2015
For those who pre-registered before 3/19/2015, early bib number pick up will be available at A Runner's Mind (1111 Howard Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010): 10am-6pm
A 15% discount will be offered on store purchases for those picking up packets. The store will also have race entry forms which can be brought on race day for a $5 discounted entry (e.g. adult entries for the 5K on race day is $40 but will be $35 if the store form is used).
Sunday, March 22, 2015 (Race Day!)
Race Day Registration and bib# pickup begins around 6:30am.
Reach For The Star 5K start: 8:30am
Student/Community Fun Run start: 9:15am
Age-division awards: around 10:00am (3 deep for categories 19&under and 5-year age groups after that: 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.)
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