San Francisco Ferry Building at Embarcadero at the
Northwest Entrance by Gott’s Roadside

The Pinkathon SF is a FREE, UNSUPPORTED, UNOFFICIAL EVENT!  (We DO want to raise money for Breast Cancer!)

Register for the Pinkathon San Francisco at UltraSignup!  

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!

  • Although Pinkathon San Francisco Registration is FREE, we strongly encourage ALL participants to donate directly to our charity, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and/or to fundraise.
  • 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 2018 registration process

Race-Day Schedule:

  • 6:00 AM – Volunteers Arrive outside Gott’s Roadside
  • 6:30 AM – Registration-Sign-in Begins (Ends 7:30 AM)
  • 7:00 AM – Parking Garage Opens at Golden Gate Parking Garage at 250 Clay Street, SF, CA
  • 7:15 AM – Optional Early Start Time for 50K and 26.2/Marathon runners & Photos
  • 7:30 AM – Registration – Sign in ENDS
  • 7:30 AM – Zumba Warm-up with Sandra Cano
  • 7:45 AM – Pinkathon Raffle for participants who have already made a donation to our charity, BCRF.
  • 7:55 AM – Group Photos
  • 8:00 AM – 50K & 26.2/Marathon Regular Start (Optional Early Start Time is 7:15 AM)
  • 8:01 AM – Half Marathon start
  • 8:02 AM – 10 Mile start
  • 8:03 AM – 10K start
  • 8:04 AM – 5K start
  • 8:05 AM – Kick-off of New Pinkathon Scavenger Hunt for Walkers & Runners
  • 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!Donate Now!

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.

Please use our Pinkathon San Francisco Fundraising Page for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation so that we know how much money we have raised through this event!

Join the Pinkathon SF Fundraising Team!

We encourage all Pinkathon SF participants to also reach out to their friends, families and coworkers to support them by donating to our cause by creating YOUR OWN Pinkathon SF 2018 Fundraising Page.  If you or your friends donate through your personal fundraising page OR the main group’s Pinkathon SF fundraising links, 100% of the donations will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Pinkathon Raffle

The Pinkathon RAFFLE happens at 7:45 AM on 10/27/18, 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 HangoutGott’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!

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 Tr2014PinkathonEllenLisaiathlons 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!