October 19, 2019

Halloween 5K, presented by Sports Basement

October 19, 2019 Sports Basement • 610 Old Mason Street San FranciscoCA  94129 View Map Organized by Sports Basement

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October 19, 2019

Sports Basement

610 Old Mason Street San FranciscoCA  94129
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Join Sports Basement for the 2nd annual Halloween 5k: a very special (and spooky!) 5K race to raise funds for one of our oldest and dearest partners! 100% of proceeds from race registration and sponsors will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco(BGCSF). BGCSF is committed to inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Sports Basement shares this commitment to youth and our communities.

Whether you're looking to do your personal best, looking for an excuse to dress up or just want a fun day with the kids in the park, there is something for everyone. Come for the race, stay for the after-party at Sports Basement Presidio! There will be food trucks, music, games and great deals throughout the store and much much more! 

After Party 10am - 2pm Presidio Lot

Meet us at the Pumpkin Patch!

For 2019, we'll be hosting an even larger pumpkin patch, thanks to Arata's Farm! Kids (and adult kids) receive free pumpkins that they can carve right at the event (while supplies last)! We'll also have a few barrels of hay, which make perfect backdrops for snapping selfies in your costumes.

Enter Our Costume Contest

Your costume deserves to be recognized and shown off! Enter our costume contest to win prizes including a free meal voucher in one of the following categories: Best Sports Themed Costume, Best Outdoor Themed Costume, Best Youth Costume, Best Youth Group Costume and Best Group Costume


This year we'll be switching things up and will be serving up a good old fashioned BBQ for all our runners. Meat or vegi item with sides are free for all participants and guests only need to give a $5 donation. Johnny Doughnuts (and coffee) may also be on scene, so stay tuned.  

Witches' Brews

Okay, the brews aren't exactly from a witch, but we do think they're pretty magical. Race participants get free beer during the entire after party but those who skipped the run can grab some with a $5 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco! Beer sponsors include:




Games Galore . . . fun for the whole family

Enjoy family fun games like jumbo Jenja, connect four, corn hole and much more. We've even got a special Boosted scooter and board race course set up for you to try out their amazing gear (minimum age 16). 

Event details and schedule


What are the race fees going towards?
All proceeds from this event will be going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Last year we raised over $100,000 for BGCSF. Help us double that this year!

What time does my wave start?
Kids 1 Mile - 9AM - Single Wave

Wave 1 - 10:00AM - Elite and Ages 18 - 39 M & F

Wave 2 - 10:05AM - Ages 40 - 59 M & F

Wave 3 - 10:10AM - Ages 17 and under, and 60 and over

Are you accepting volunteers?
We could always use an extra pair of hands! Apply to volunteer here.

Will there be an event Expo?
Yes! It will be from 8AM - 2PM at the Sports Basement Presidio parking lot. Interested in being a part of it? Vendors submit participation request here.

Will there be parking?
There will be NO parking available in the Sports Basement lot due to its use for the post race After Party. Limited parking may be available at the Mason Street Warehouse Parking (new lot across from East Beach), the Main Post920 Old Mason St. Parking, and near Crissy Field CenterAll is first come, first serve. The Main Post is less than a 1 mile walk to the start, so plan for an extra 15-20 minutes. Due to limited parking, we highly recommend utilizing car services like Uber and Lyft to avoid having to locate parking. There will be monitored bike parking as well at the Sports Basement.

How can I confirm my registration?
To confirm your registration, please visit our Registration Look-Up. Please allow 24 hours after registering for your confirmation to appear in the results.

Can I cancel or transfer my registration?
Please contact sboutdoors@sportsbasement.com for all changes. Requests made within one week of the event are not allowed.

When/Where is the Packet Pick Up (PPU)?
Sports Basement will be hosting Packet Pickups at the following Sports Basement stores: BryantPresidioRedwood CityBerkeleyNovato.  PPU's will be Thursday, Oct 17 and Friday Oct 18 from 4PM - 8PM. Please bring a valid ID and your registration confirmation.  Registrations can be made at the PPU.

Where do I pick up my bib?
Bibs must be picked up at the mandatory Packet Pick Ups. Runners are required to bring a photo ID to pick up their bibs. In the event that a runner is unable to pick up their own bib, another person will be able to pick it up with a copy of the runners ID.

Will there be a finisher medal?
In an effort to be green, there will not be a finisher medal.  We will be offering fresh pumpkin pie and hot chocolate at the finish line though.

Will registrations be available on race day?
All runners will need to register and attend their local Packet Pickup prior to race day, however, limited registrations will be available the morning of the race starting at 7AM. Please arrive early if you intend to register that morning. 

Can I walk the course?
Yes! As long as you finish within the allotted time frame of 1 hour for both the Kid's Challenge and the Age Group 5k.

What are the course time limits?
Kids 1 Mile Challenge: 45 minutes, 5K - 1.5 hour

What the event start times?
Kids 1 Mile Start - 9:00AM 
5K Start - 10:00AM 

What can I bring with me on the course?
All costume types are greatly encouraged. Headphones, and running vests or hand held water bottles are allowed on course. Runners with strollers, dogs or oversized costumes will be required to start in last wave for safety purposes.

Can I run with a stroller?
Yes. Please just ensure your stroller can move easily on dirt terrain as the whole course in on the main trails along Crissy Field.  Think "off road" capability. Also note that strollers will begin as the last wave so as not to interfere with the other runners. 

How many water stops and/or aid stations will there be along the course?
As this is a short course, there will be just 1 that will be passed by runners doing the 5K three times and kids doing the 1 Mile Challenge twice. The stop will have a variety of performance electrolytes and food from Clif and Sport Beans (as well as some trick or treat candy!).

Where will restrooms be located?
Portable toilets will be located in the south end of the Sports Basement Presidio parking lot.

What awards will be given out?
5K: Top 3 overall winners for M & F, 1st place M & F for each of the 3 waves.

Kids 1 Mile: Top 5 Boys and top 5 Girls 

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