SF Mad Dash - 5K Costume Run & After-Party!
On Oct 30th, we invite everyone to run, walk and party through Golden Gate Park at our 5th annual SF Mad Dash 5K Costume Run! All ages are welcome to join us to run, walk and party at SF Mad Dash with all registered runners receiving a race timed numbered bib and a goody bag featuring an exclusive SF Mad Dash 24oz Stainlesss Steel Water Bottle. (Kids 12 and under need not register and instead of a race timed bib and goody bag will receive a numbered bib and a high five.)
Then, whether you run in the 5K race or not, join us for the after-party at the Polo Field Stables. Enjoy some delicious food from a food truck(s), a refreshment from our bar and soak up some of post-race entertainment including post-race festivities such as runner’s prizes, costume contest, raffle, music and fun kid activities for the little ones including a bounce house.
And it’s all for a great cause! All proceeds will benefit the Sunset Coop Nursery School, a beloved community institution.
This year when you register you can help the fundraising effort for Sunset Coop Nursery School by directly by collecting sponsorship for your participation in SF Mad Dash. Even if you can't attend you can still help us with the donation directly to Sunset Co-op Nursery School by visiting our donation page here
Event details and schedule
Pack Pick-Up Details
You can of course collect your race packet the day of the race, we’ll be there bright eyed and bushy tailed from 8:00am but we strongly advise trying to make it to one of our advance packet collection events prior so as you are not queuing on the day itself, this year we have three opportunities to do so, simply bring your photo ID to the one of the below locations and we’ll get you checked in.
- Friday, October 28th 4pm-6pm at Sunset Cooperative Nursery School, 4245 Lawton St, San Francisco, CA 94122
- Saturday, October 29th 10AM-1PM at Sports Basement Presidio (15% off all in-store purchases when you pick up at Sports Basement!)
- Saturday, October 29th 2PM - 5PM at Sunset Cooperative Nursery School, 4245 Lawton St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Race – When & Where?
The race starts at 9:30am on Oct 30th at the Golden Gate Park Polo Field Stables which is 1232 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco, CA 94121 (across from Spreckels Lake), and it ends at the place.
Coming by car? Enter the park off Fulton at 30th Ave. and turn right on JFK or 36th Ave. and turn left on JFK. Park along JFK, or if that’s full, park on Fulton. Please do not park in the Angling Lodge lot or the main Polo Fields lot.
Taking Muni? The 5 Fulton will drop you off at Fulton and 36th. Walk into the park and take a left at Spreckels Lake. Cross JFK at the cross walk and follow the signs in to the stables area for the starting line. Visit transit.511.org to plan your trip by public transportation.
Race Day Schedule
Here's the race day schedule:
- 8:00am – Packet Collection & Registration
- 9:15am – Pre-Race Warm Up
- 9:30am – Race Start
- 10:35am – Winners Announced
- 11:00am – Race course closes
- 11:00am – Raffle Drawing
- 11:15am – Costume Contest
- 11:20am – The party starts with live music including Stanford Harmonics and The Bumpity Bumps.
- 1:00pm - SF Mad Dash Finishes!