Saturday, Oct 21, 2017

PINKATHON FREE Run for Breast Cancer

San Francisco Ferry Building at Gott's Roadside

San Francisco, CA 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10M, 10K, 5K, 2hrs

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 21, 2017

Overview

The 2017 Pinkathon San Francisco is definitely taking place on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Weather should be clear and sunny!
Race Day Registration is from 6:30am-7:30am. Come on down for the Pinkathon!

Join Co-Organizers and Breast Cancer survivors "Mama Lisa" Felder and Ellen Holbrook for the 4th Annual Pinkathon San Francisco, a Free *Fat Ass* Run to Support Breast Cancer Research! The Pinkathon San Francisco 2017 will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Distances are 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10M, 10K, & 5K. Registration is 100% FREE, but we strongly urge you to make a donation to our official charity, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation - the top-rated Breast Cancer charity in the US. Our main website is at http://www.pinkathon.org. The Pinkathon San Francisco starts and ends outside of the San Francisco Ferry Building by the Northwest Entrance at Gott's Roadside.

Because the Pinkathon happens on a Saturday, it coincides with the Farmers Market at the SF Ferry Building, which allows runners to have food & drinks before and after the run, including Peet's and Blue Bottle Coffee, bakeries and food stands, and $3 All-Day Parking (validation required) at the Golden Gateway Garage which opens at 7 AM.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! For more info, please scroll down.

Official Charity-Breast Cancer Research Foundation BCRF

Registration for the Pinkathon San Francisco is FREE, but we strongly encourage all participants to make donations directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the top-rated Breast Cancer Charity in the USA. According to CharityNavigator.com, 91% of every dollar in donations goes directly to Breast Cancer research programs. To donate to our Pinkathon Fundraising Page for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, go to . https://give.bcrfcure.org/f2017PinkathonSF. If you'd like to use the Pinkathon SF to fundraise more donations from your friends, family and coworkers, follow the directions on our website at http://pinkathon.org/about-our-charity-bcrf/

Distances & Timing

The Pinkathon San Francisco is an untimed, unsupported and unmarked fun run or walk that offers the following distances: 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10M, 10K, and 5K. New this year - we're also having a Scavenger Hunt (listed as "2 Hours" on the sign-up forms)! You can choose to run more or less or even make your own variations on the course - it's all up to YOU!

This year, the 50K and Marathon distance runners are welcome to start early at 7:15 AM (early start) or 8:00 AM . All other distances start at 8 AM.. Keep in mind that the Golden Gateway Parking Garage does not open until 7 AM. So if you are starting earlier than 7 AM, you will need to get a ride or take BART or MUNI (Embarcadero Station)..

There is NO official timing or measurement of any kind. You are responsible for measuring your own time and distance if you want. We will not post race results but you can post your own. Sign up for any distance even if you want to run shorter or longer - you can always change your mind! Also, if one distance category signups seems to be full, just sign up for a different distance and you can still run whatever distance you want.

We will have "unofficial" maps to hand out to help you find the course, turn-around spots, and public bathrooms and water fountains. We do not guarantee the accuracy our maps or markings, and you must agree to run the Pinkathon at your own risk, with no guarantees. The Pinkathon is completely FREE. Nobody is getting paid to do this. All of the money people donate (voluntarily) goes directly to our official charity, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation - the top-rated Breast Cancer charity in the US.

Raffle and Prizes

We will have another RAFFLE this year, and we already have several wonderful prizes!

- 2 Race Entries from Brazen Racing!
- 2 Race Entries from Inside Trail Racing!
- 2 x $25 Gift Certificates from Transports!
- Goody Bag from Gu Sports
- 2 Tickets to a Golden Warriors Home Game!
- Gift Certificate for Massage from Jason Morganstein DC
- $35 Gift Certificate from Cycle Sports/Oakland!
- Gift Certificate for Acupuncture & Massage from Dr. Ou's in Oakland!
- 1 Free Pair of Running Shoes Gift Certificate @ $120 from Road Runner Sports
- Over $700 in beauty products from Estee Lauder, the founder of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

- Peet's Coffee!
- Noah's Bagels!

- More to come! For more information, go to:
http://pinkathon.org/prizes-sponsors/

Volunteers

We are looking for several volunteers to help us with Race Day Check-in, T-shirt distribution and Gear Bag Check, etc! If you can meet us at Gott's Roadside at the SF Ferry Building on Sat. Oct. 21, 2017 @ 6-6:15 AM and can stay until at least 8:30 AM. If you can stay longer and help check-in Finishers - great. We can also use a few volunteers who can arrive later and stay for 2-3 hour shifts from mid-morning to mid-afternoon who can help with Gear Check Bags and making sure runners check in when they finish. Please contact Lisa asap if you want to help! lisa@pinkathon.org

*NEW* Pinkathon Scavenger Hunt

For walkers and runners who would like to do something fun and different this time, we're thinking of having a Pinkathon Scavenger Hunt! Teams consisting of 2-6 people will solve clues taking them to some of the most interesting and scenic locations around San Francisco. Distances will be 2, 4 and 6 miles. We'll put you on a team with other people who want to do the same distance and speed. Then we'll give each team a list of clues to solve that will be about different locations in San Francisco. Then the teams must get to as many of those locations as possible within the time allotted, and take digital photos of themselves there to prove they found it. All teams must return to the start by 10 AM Sharp and turn in their photos to the "scorers" who will figure out how many points each team gets. There will be 3 winning teams - 1 for each distance. Prizes too! We did a really successful Berkeley Scavenger Hunt in July for Ellen's Birthday, so this should be fun! To sign up for the Scavenger Hunt, look for the distance labeled "2 Hours" which is the only way we could add it on UltraSignup. More details to come!

Pinkathon T-Shirts and Gear

Since the Pinkathon SF is FREE, you have to pay extra if you want T-shirts or other gear and you can order by going to http://www.pinkathon.org/pinkathon-t-shirts

Our Neon Pink tech tees are everyone's favorite shirts! We have:
Short Sleeve Tech Tees for Women, Men and Kids $20
Sleeveless Womens Tech Singlets $20
Long Sleeve Tech Tees for Women and Men $25
Bright Pink Adjustable Race Caps - NO LOGO - One Size Fits All $10

Order your gear at
http://www.pinkathon.org/pinkathon-t-shirts

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