GOLDEN SUN RUN kicking off the Sacramento Filipino Fiesta and Celebration 120 Years of Philippine Independence
It’s more fun in the Philippines and at the Golden Sun Run
The weekend if full for the whole family, the fun run will consist of the Daddy daughter doggie dash, the Luzon 5K, Bata 5K, Visayan 2.5K, and the Ultimate Mindanao Mile.
The 4D’s (Daddy, Daughter, Doggie, Dash) is in name only (I couldn’t put the 4DGGMAUC run), but Grandpa’s, Grandma’s, Mothers, Aunts, Uncle and Cousins can join with their favorite kids and a form a special run time bond.
This great scenic trail course is not on the road, it starts at the Jose P. Rizal Community Center, winds through the beautiful Woody Hampton Park, finds it was into the Gorgeous Sheldon Park, makes its way down the Florin Creek Trail before returning to Jose Rizal Center. Plus, a hot post-race refreshment waiting for each athlete at the finish line.
The GOLDEN SUN RUN 5K Trail Run is a two-loop course where as the 2.5K is one loop, and the 1mile turns around just before Florin Creek trail. The course is people friendly, anyone of any age can accomplish this fun and beautiful course.
First place Overall Male and Female in GOLDEN SUN RUN 5K and 2.5K will receive Overall Champion Awards. All participants will receive souvenir finishers metals.
Packet Pick Up Information
Race packets will be available race morning from 7:00 am to 9 am at the race site.
Refund and Transfer Information
GOLDEN SUN RUN 5K has a No Refund policy on all of our events. A Refund requested prior to race week will be given a GOLDEN SUN RUN Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week. Transfers are allowed from one GOLDEN SUN RUN event to another within a one-year time frame. There is a $25 transfer fee. Transfers are not allowed during race week. ALL GOLDEN SUN RUN events are held Rain or Shine.
Race for FREE Information
Our Race for FREE Athlete Volunteer Program offers a chance to get involved with multi-sport events, have fun, and earn a $20 GOLDEN SUN RUN Racing Volunteer voucher good towards entry fees at any of our events this year. Each volunteer shift is 4 hours. We ask volunteers to reserve a volunteer position at any of our events by emailing Volunteer Director” Monica" firstname.lastname@example.org as our volunteer positions will fill up quickly.
Race fees increase as we get closer to race day.
Event details and schedule
Please plan on arriving 60-90 minutes prior to your wave start to give yourself plenty of time to park, get your Golden Sun Run swag, check in if needed, and to get situated.
Please be prompt for your Heat.
Once your heat has started, (the heat is the time you registered for) small waves will be released every 60-90 seconds. Your physical start time is based on a first come-first serve basis, so naturally you will start earlier if you enter the start chute earlier. The last wave within your heat will go out 30 minutes after your scheduled heat (i.e., if your registered heat is for 8AM, the last wave in your heat will leave at 8:30AM).
Bring extra cash for our great SWAG or make a donation! Remember ALL proceeds go directly to our Charity Maria & Joseph’s Ministry to the Poor for their Water and Vitamin Programs.
After you park, did I mention to bring some extra cash! You'll want to check out our super sweet Golden Sun Run t-shirts, tutus, and more!
There is plenty of local available parking at Jose Rizal Community Center, Florin Mall. Please leave you valuable at home (except your extra cash), locked in your trunk or on your person. With THOUSANDS of smiles present on race day, sometime there’s always one yaaahooo who wants to ruin it for someone. Security will be roaming the parking area.
About This Activity
The annual Filipino Fiesta is held every first Sunday of June to celebrate the Philippine Independence Day. It is the biggest event where more than 10,000 Filipinos and other ethnic groups attend. The Fiesta event has been celebrated in Sacramento for more than 35 years. It was organized by different community organizations and individuals until these organizations and individuals decided to form an umbrella organization called the Filipino Fiesta of Sacramento (FFS) to plan, organize, and carry out the goals and purposes of this event every year
Who We Are
Our mission is a simple one: Founded in 2009, Maria & Joseph’s Ministry to the Poor (MJMP) is incorporated as a 501(c)(3), non-governmental, nonprofit organization dedicated to the humanitarian mission of building up the lives of underserved children in the Philippines, empower their families, and improve the quality of life in their communities.
MJMP is a 100% volunteer organization and has developed a comprehensive plan called the B.U.R.O. Project (Building Up Reaching Out) ™ , It is not just one project, but a variety of community outreach activities to help underserved children, particularly in areas of health, nutrition, and literacy.
Programs include child feeding, micronutrient distribution, purified water distribution centers, education, and medical assistance.
Sense our inception we have delivered thousands of gallons of water, helped thousands of children with health issues, and dispensed over 15 million vitamins to over 205,000 children and prenatal women
Maria & Joseph’s Ministry to the Poor (MJMP), depends on you and your financial support. MJMP does not receive any state or government funding and is runs solely on donations like yours, which ensures us to be able to continue our mission and be here for the mother and children that need our assistance. We welcome and honor personal, honorary and memorial donations.
Event details and schedule
8:00am Ilocanos 5K
8:30am Bata (Kids) Run
8:30am visayan 2.5K
9:00am Ultimate Mindanao Mile
Maria & Joseph's Ministry to the Poor