Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the San Francisco Ferry Building!
The 2017 Pinkathon San Francisco took place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 as originally planned. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and clear. To See Photos or Add Photos to our Facebook photo album, go to https://goo.gl/r9bUu1
Please join fellow breast cancer survivors Ellen Holbrook and “Mama Lisa” Felder for the PINKATHON in San Francisco! This is a FREE, UNSANCTIONED Do-It-Yourself *Fat Ass* Fun Run – 5K, 10K, 10M, Half-Marathon, Marathon or 50K, and a Scavenger Hunt! We provide NO Trail Markings, NO Aid Stations, NO Official Times, and NO Awards! We DO provide downloadable MAPS and LOTS of great people of all ages and abilities, running around wearing PINK (optional) to support a good cause!
We have NO aid stations! Make sure to carry your own water and snacks.
The course will NOT be marked!(It will especially NOT be marked for the Marathon & 50K distances!) This is a *FAT ASS* Run. In ultrarunning lingo, a *fat ass run* has no fees, no aid, no trail markings, and no timing. Everyone is on their own. For the Pinkathon San Francisco, we DO have MAPS and turn-by-turn directions available for download. These maps also tell you where to find drinking fountains and bathrooms along the way.
We have NO official timing and NO awards for finishing. You cannot use the Pinkathon SF to qualify for any race that requires official times.
We have NO permits. Permits are expensive. We want to keep expenses minimal so more money goes to our charity. If anyone along the way asks you what you are doing, just tell them you are “running with some friends!” Capiche?
We have NO insurance. Please have your own adequate health insurance and other insurance. You have to sign a waiver indemnifying the Pinkathon SF organizers and associates against any claims as part of the Pinkathon SF 2017 registration process
10:00 AM – Deadline for Scavenger Hunters to sign back in to Finish Area
10:20 AM – Scavenger Hunt Team Results & Prizes Announced
4:00 PM – All Runners Must Be Finished and Checked Back In. Gear Check closes and we will take everything home. Do NOT leave any valuables, your wallet/ID, drivers license, money, credit cards, phone, or any keys in your gear bag! We are not responsible for anything you leave with us in your gear bag.
10:00 PM – Parking Garage at 250 Clay Street closes. Make sure you get back to your car before then!
Breast Cancer Research Foundation!
Voluntary donations in any amount are strongly encouraged to support the Breast Cancer Research Fund, where 91% of your donations go directly towards breast cancer research programs. This is the highest rated breast cancer charity in the USA. All Donations made to BCRF through the links on our site are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.
The Pinkathon RAFFLE happens at 7:45 AM on 10/21/17, with over $1000 in great prizes! You can participate if 1) you have made a verified donation to BCRF and 2) you have arrived, registered and checked-in to the Pinkathon SF by 7:30 AM! If you are at 50K or Marathon runner starting early, you do not have to be present in order to win. All other runners must be present to win.
Pre-Race Check-in: We’ll have a few tables reserved in the OUTDOOR seating area of Gott’s Roadside by the Northwest entrance of the SF Ferry Building. Check-in between 6:30-7:30 AM. Enjoy free coffee and bagels in our Sign-in area. If you pre-ordered a t-shirt, pick it up next. (Pink Race Caps will also be for sale for $10/each and a few extra T-shirts will be for sale for $20/each. Zumba Warmup starts at 7:30 AM. The Amazing Pinkathon Raffle and Group Photo will happen @ 7:45 AM. Don’t be late!
Gear Bag Storage: This year, we will hold your gear bag at the start/finish at Gott’s Roadside until 4:00 pm. If you think you will finish later than 4:00 pm, please make arrangements someone else to hold you gear !
Pre/Post-Run Hangout – Gott’s Roadside restaurant at the Northwest Entrance of the Ferry Building, right by the start/finish. The Saturday Farmer’s Market will be open, and coffee, bakery goods, and all sorts of food will be available for purchase before and after the run. Gott’s has indoor/outdoor seating, a great menu including burgers, salads, fish, beer, wine and soft-serve ice cream and frozen yogurt! Tell your friends and family to meet you here! http://www.gotts.com/
WHY are we doing this? Pinkathon SF founder and co-organizer, Ellen, is a @ 17-year Breast Cancer Survivor and an amateur endurance athlete who was already doing Marathons and Triathlons several years before her diagnosis. Ellen’s cancer was caught early and she has been completely cancer free since 2000. Pinkathon SF co-organizer and legendary running coach and ultra-marathoner, “Mama Lisa” Felder, started her journey with breast cancer in 2011, and her cancer is in remission. Most other Breast Cancer charity runs are shorter distances or things like 3-day walks. For the Pinkathon SF, we wanted to ALSO include a way for ENDURANCE ATHLETES to show their support for Breast Cancer Research, but also be INCLUSIVE for people who want to run or walk shorter distances. The PINKATHON SF’s course allows everyone to run or walk whatever distance they want!