The 2018 Pinkathon San Francisco will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Distances are 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10M, 10K, & 5K and a new ADVENTURETHON (2HRS). 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 https://pinkathon.org. The Pinkathon San Francisco event 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.
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/2018PinkathonSF. 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 https://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 an Adventurethon (listed as "2HRS" 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!
The 50K and Marathon distance runners have the option to start early at 7:15 AM or to start at 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 of the maps or markings, and you must agree to run the Pinkathon at your own risk, with no guarantees.
Raffle and Prizes
We will have another RAFFLE in 2018! For every $25 that you donate to our charity, BCRF, you will receive 1 Raffle Ticket. For instance, if you have made a verified donation of $100, you will receive 4 Raffle Tickets. Do not make an Anonymous Donation if you want to participate in our Raffle.
Here are the prizes from the 2017 Pinkathon Raffle! 2018 prizes to be posted soon!
- 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:
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. 27, 2018 @ 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. This year, all volunteers will receive a free Pinkathon T-shirt. Sign up to volunteer before 10/1/18 to make sure we order the right size T-shirt for you! Please contact Lisa asap if you want to help! firstname.lastname@example.org
*NEW* Adventurethon aka "2HRS"
For walkers and runners, and kids (accompanied by a parent) who would like to do something fun and different this time, we're introducing the Pinkathon Adventurethon! Teams consisting of 2 or more 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. You don't have to have a team before you come! We'll assign 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 Adventurethon, look for the distance labeled "2HRS" 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 https://pinkathon.org/pinkathon-t-shirts
Local time: 7:20 AM
Our Neon Pink tech tees are everyone's favorite shirts! We have:
Short Sleeve Tech Tees for Women, Men and Kids $25
Sleeveless Womens Tech Singlets $25
Long Sleeve Tech Tees for Women and Men $30
Bright Pink Adjustable Race Caps - NO LOGO - One Size Fits All $15
Order your gear at
All gear orders and full payment must be received by 10/1/18 if you want something. A very limited supply of extra t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event for $30 each, and there is no guarantee that we will have what you want in your size unless you pre-order and pre-pay.