Gentle (not hilly) courses located near San Francisco (less than 5 miles from the city border). Great for beginners or veteran runners.
Reach For A Star 5K (aka "RFAS 5K" or "Star 5K") - 8:30am start
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, making friends, smiling each day, etc.), challenge yourself to reach your star by race day. Finisher medals will be presented to those who reach their star.
4-Leaf Clovers (St. Patrick's Day theme)
This year's race will take place on 3/13/2016. With Saint Patrick's Day around the corner on race day, show some spirit and maybe you'll find some luck. Participants could win prizes through finding a "pot of gold" hidden along the course or by picking a random "4-leaf clover" at the finish. Updates on potential prizes and further details on how to win them will be posted at the race website: http://reachforastar5k.com
Location and course:
The RFAS 5K starts and finishes at Sierra Point in Brisbane, CA (the city of stars), just south of San Francisco. The mostly flat and easy 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 for accuracy (certification# CA15001TK).
Registration fee schedule:
Regular adult entry prices are $35 ($25 for 18 and under). Registration price for adult entry will increase to $40 on 2/29/2016 (extended to March 1). Online registration closes 3/10/2016. Pre-registration by 3/7/2016 is required to guarantee shirts. 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 11, 2016 or Burlingame (1111 Howard Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010) on March 12, 2016. Those picking up packets will receive 15% discount on store purchases that day. Professional timing services will be provided by Brazen Racing which puts on a local trail race throughout the year. Once available, results of the race will be posted on the results section of our website.
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) and does not include a shirt.
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 cash prize money payouts. Be aware headphone use during the race is not allowed for USATF athletes per competition rules. Officials will disqualify any USATF athletes wearing headphones from prizes or Grand Prix scoring. This rule does not apply to all other race participants but we do ask that everybody exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings if they choose to wear headphones during the race.
Student (18 and under)/Community Untimed 3K Fun Run - 9:15am start
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 who register by 3/7/2016 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 10, 2016. 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).
The race will take place rain or shine.
All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Strollers MUST start at the back and be careful not to impede other participants.
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 lot surrounding 400 Sierra Point Parkway. However, cars leaving while the race is still in progress must proceed with caution. Follow instruction of any couurse monitors or parking officials.
Event details and schedule
Friday, March 11, 2016
Early bib number pickup at A Runner's Mind (ARM) store in San Francisco (3575 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118)
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Early bib number pickup at at A Runner's Mind (ARM) store in Burlingame (1111 Howard Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010)
Sunday, March 13, 2016
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 for 5K race: 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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