The Pinkathon 2023 will happen in October 2023 as both an In-Person Event on Saturday, October 21, 2023 and as a Virtual Challenge that you can do wherever you want during the month of October! Run, Walk or Cycle any distance you want, wherever you want, on one day or across many days! You can do it even if you live in New York, Chicago, LA, Boston, Houston, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Beijing, Paris or New Delhi!
The In-Person Pinkathon Event will start/end near the outside patio of Gott’s Roadside Restaurant on the north end of the San Francisco Ferry Building on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Scroll down to see Race-Day Schedule below.
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Please join fellow breast cancer survivors Ellen Holbrook and “Mama Lisa” Felder for the Annual PINKATHON San Francisco! This is a Free, Unsanctioned, Do-It-Yourself *Fat Ass* Fun Run/Walk – any distance – to help end breast cancer!
Although it’s FREE to register for the Pinkathon San Francisco, this is absolutely a FUNDRAISER for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)! We expect 100% of participants to make a voluntary donation to BCRF to the best of their ability. We keep expenses super low so that 100% of your donation goes directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the top-rated breast cancer charity in America!
We provide NO Trail Markings, NO Aid Stations, NO Official Times, and NO Awards!
We DO provide: printed and downloadable MAPS with locations of water and bathrooms along the course, a great Pinkathon Raffle with great prizes, gear bag storage, and LOTS of great people of all ages and abilities, running around wearing PINK (optional) to support a good cause
The course will NOT be marked! This is a *FAT ASS* Run. In ultrarunning lingo, a *fat ass run* has no fees, no aid stations, 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 . These maps also tell you where to find drinking fountains and bathrooms along the way.
Voluntary donations in any amount are strongly encouraged to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, where @ 90% 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.
COVID Safety Guidelines:
Face coverings are optional in the start/finish area and inside the Ferry Building & Gott’s Roadside
Avoid overcrowding whenever possible.
Touchless Race Check-in with Registration papers or RunSignup app
Race start times will be staggered, with longer distances starting earlier than shorter distance.
Race Day Schedule:
6:00 AM – Race Setup begins in front of Gott’s Roadside
Parking on Saturdays: the best deal is Embarcadero Center 4 Parking Lot which opens at 7am. Parking there costs $3/hour without validation, or $2 for 0-4 hours with validation at the CUESA Info Booth (then normal rates of apply after 4 hours). Hours are 7am – Midnight on Weekends. The Embarcadero Center 4 Parking Lot entrance is on Clay Street near the intersection with Drumm. Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/kwegWfHCW4GAnWxc9
For parking validation, go to the CUESA Farmers Market Info Booth is in front of the SF Ferry Building and is only open during the hours of the Farmers Market (8am-2pm). https://cuesa.org/markets/visit
The CUESA Ferry Building Farmers Market will be open 8am-2pm