Patagonia 5k

Sunday May 5th, 2024

San Francisco, CA

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Join Patagonia San Francisco and Excelsior Running Club for our inaugural 5k Championship and Kid's Mile around Blue Heron Lake! The 5K is part of the Pacific Association-USA Track & Field (PA USAT&F) Road Short Course Grand Prix Series.  The rolling course runs through Golden Gate Park.  The event is open to the entire running community and will include an elite field and prize money. The Kid's Mile is for children ages 12 and under. Learn more about Excelsior Running Club!

The race welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. PAUSATF membership is required for prize money payouts. Be aware that headphone use during the race is not allowed for USATF athletes per competition rules. Officials will disqualify any USATF athletes wearing headphones from prizes or Grand Prix scoring. This rule does not apply to all other race participants but we do ask that everybody exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings if they choose to wear headphones during the race.

All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and non-transferable. 

Strollers MUST start at the back and be careful not to impede other participants.

Event details and schedule
WHEN: Sunday, May 5th 2024. 5K 8:30am start. Kid's Mile 9:15am start

WHERE: Start is on JFK @ Peacock Meadow Golden Gate Park

WHAT: 5k race and Kid’s Mile timed by Ford Timing

Bathroom Access: Portable Bathrooms will be available in Peacock Meadows. There are 6 public restrooms within the area: at the tennis court near the start line (50 Bowling Green Dr), at the conservatory of flowers, at the carousel/playground (300 Bowling Green Dr), at the baseball fields (25-29 Nancy Pelosi Dr), at the Beer and Wine Garden (700 JFK Dr), and at Blue Heron Lake across from the Boat House.

The Course: Along JKF, loop around Blue Heron Lake, and back to Peacock Meadows! There is 135ft of elevation gained. This course is identical to the Impala Stampede--by signing up for both races you will have a great opportunity to track your fitness. 

5K Registration 

ADULT EARLY: through March 1st / $40

ADULT REGULAR: March 2nd - April 2nd / $45

ADULT LATE: April 3rd - May 4th (closing at 10 pm) / $55

ADULT ON SITE: At Peacock Meadow on race day (7 - 7:50 am on May 5th) / $60 (credit card)


The Kid's Mile will begin at 9:15am after the 5k has concluded. It will be an out and back course along JFK. 

Packet Pick-Up

@ Patagonia San Francisco, 770 N Point St, on May 3rd from 4pm-7:00pm and May 4th from 10am-7pm. All participants will be able to use their race bib for a one time 30% discount on any in-store transaction. Your bib will not be valid for online transactions or any other location besides Patagonia San Francisco. If you're unable to make it on May 3rd or May 4th, then morning of pick up will be available.

Race Day Parking

Street parking will be available along Nancy Pelosi Drive and Bowling Green Drive. 

COVID safety protocols

We will follow local public health guidelines and USATF event hosting requirements to manage the risk of COVID-19. We ask all runners and guests to exercise caution and not attend if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms.

Race Distances

Price Register
Kid's Mile $10.00 until Register »
Patagonia 5k $60.00 until Register »

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Start Location

235 John F. Kennedy, San Francisco, CA

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