Saturday, Oct 27, 2018

PINKATHON SF - 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 27, 2018


Have a great time while helping save lives! Join us for the 6th Annual Pinkathon San Francisco on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Distances are 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10M, 10K, 5K, ADVENTURETHON (2HRS) and new this year is the Pink Ribbon Course (4-Miler), where Lenny Maughan will mark at trail with Pink Chalk in the shape of a pink ribbon! Registration is 100% FREE, but that's because we would rather you make a donation (perhaps what you might normally pay for race registration) to our official charity, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation - the top-rated Breast Cancer charity in the US. Our main website is at 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.

Because the Pinkathon happens on a Saturday, it coincides with the Farmers Market at the SF Ferry Building, which has a plethora of vendors including breakfast goodies, Blue Bottle Coffee and Peets Coffee.

Official Charity-Breast Cancer Research Foundation BCRF

Registration for the Pinkathon San Francisco is FREE, but it is a FUNDRAISER for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Organizers Ellen & Lisa are breast cancer survivors and UNPAID volunteers! We take absolutely NO compensation from this event. YOUR DONATIONS are the ENTIRE REASON we do this. So 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, 90% 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 . 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


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, 5K, an Adventurethon 2HRS), and the Inaugural Pink Ribbon Run/Trail (4 miler) which will look like a pink ribbon on your GPS device map! 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

Don't miss the amazing Pinkathon SF Raffle! This year, we have over 25 prizes, valued at over $1700! For every $25 that you donate to our charity, BCRF, via our 2019 Pinkathon BCRF Fundraising Page, 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.

  • 4 x $50 Gift Certificates from Decathlon Sports in San Francisco & Emeryville!

  • $50 Gift Certificate from Transports in Oakland and Berkeley

  • 1 Gift Certificate for Acupuncture and Massage from Dr. Ou's Acupuncture & Herbs in Oakland, value: $95

  • 2 Pairs of Tickets to the Oakland A's, courtesy of Nate Miley, Alameda County Board of Supervisors - Value over $100 per pair!

  • $50 Gift Certificate from Costco, courtesy of Bill McAnaney

  • Gift Certificate from Sports Basement, value TBD

  • 4 Gift Certificates from The Pamper Studio in San Rafael - Value $100 each

  • Over $500 worth of beauty/skin care products from Estee Lauder to be split into multiple prizes!  

  • 2 Free Race Entries from Brazen Racing – Value up to $110/each

  • 1 Free “Golden Ticket” Race Entry from Scena Performance – Value up to $120

  • Gift Card from Crunch Fitness valued at $99 - includes a 1-month full membership and one personal training session

  • Gift Certificate from The Nail Studio in Oakland, value TBD
  • Cool sporting gear including pink running caps, stainless steel water bottles, pink gear bags and more!

  • We also have the following FREE items available to everyone at Race Day Check-in:

  • Free Coffee & Bagels, etc.

  • Free Zoomba Warmup led by Sandra Cano!

  • Other Free Goodies Too!
  • 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. 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 ASAP so we can send you instructions! Please contact Lisa asap if you want to help!

    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 have 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 up to 3 winning teams - 1 for each distance. 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!

    Pink Ribbon Trail aka "4 Miler"

    Please join us for the Inaugural Pink Ribbon Trail aka "4 Miler", created and led by our friend and prolific GPS map artist, Lenny Maughan! Lenny will start marking the trail live with Pink Chalk just before the 10K and 5K start. If you turn on your GPS device and do this trail, you will end up with a map that looks like a Pink Ribbon that you can send to your friends and family! And hopefully, you will also encourage donations to our charity, BCRF, and include a link to our fundraising page in your emails and social media accounts. Sign up for the distance/event called "4 Miler"! For a map of this trail, go to If you have already signed up for another distance, you can switch your registration to "4 miler" here, or at the event. No need to re-register. Just step up when we call for the Pink Ribbon Trail runners!

    Pinkathon T-Shirts and Gear

    Our Neon Pink tech tees are everyone's favorite shirts! :
    Since the Pinkathon SF is FREE, you have to pay extra if you want T-shirts

    The deadline to pre-order and pre-pay was 10/2/19. A small number of extra shirts will be available for purchase (cash only) at the event for $25 each. Pink caps are $10. For more info go to:

    Event's current local time: 7:33 AM PT


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