Reach For A Star 5K (RFAS) - 2017

400 Sierra Point Parkway
San Francisco, CA 94134

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Event Description

Gentle (not hilly) courses located in The City of Stars (Brisbane, CA), just past the southern border of San Francisco.  Great for beginners or veteran runners.

Reach For A Star 5K (aka "RFAS 5K" or "Star 5K") - 8:30am start

What is the star (i.e. goal) you want to reach for this race?  Whether it be to just finish the race, meet a certain time goal, beat a particular friend/rival, or achieve a non-running accomplishment (e.g. career goals, making friends, smiling each day, etc.), challenge yourself to reach your star by race day.  Finisher medals will be presented to those who reach their star.

Location and course:

The RFAS 5K starts and finishes at Sierra Point Parkway lot in the city of Brisbane, CA, just south of San Francisco.  For GPS input, use 400 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane, CA 94005 as the address.  Inputting "CA" is important if you are not intending to take a vacation out of the country :).  Once you reach the T-intersection at the end of road on Sierra Point Parkway, the race staging area will be on the left (GPS navigation will direct you to the right where there is additional parking).  The mostly flat and easy course loops around the Sierra Point Parkway roads and the San Francisco Bay Trail (bike path), giving participants views of the bay, San Bruno Mountain, and possibly even some pelicans.  The 5K course is USATF certified for accuracy (certification# CA15001TK).

Registration fee schedule:

Regular adult entry prices are $35 ($25 for 18 and under).  Registration price for adult entry will increase to $40 on 2/28/2017.  Online registration closes 3/9/2017. Pre-registration by 3/6/2017 is required to guarantee shirts. Bib numbers with chips will be distributed to runners on race day.  Professional timing services will be provided by Brazen Racing which puts on a local trail race throughout the year.  Once available, a link to the results for the race will be posted on our facebook page and the results section of our website.

Race Day registration will take place at the parking lot to the north of 400 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane California 94005. The race day fee for the 5K is $40 ($25 for age 18 and under) and does not include a shirt.

New:  We added an untimed 5K category for individuals who just want to run the course without the pressure of being listed in timed results.  Participants in this category will start with the regular timed runners at 8:30am and will still be eligible for a finisher medal but not any age-division awards.  Entries for this category are $5 off from regular entries. 


The Reach For A Star 5K is part of the Pacific Association-USA Track & Field (PAUSATF) Road Grand Prix.  The race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities; however, PAUSATF membership is required to be eligible for cash 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.


Student (18 and under)/Community Untimed 3K Fun Run - 9:15am start

For those not quite ready to handle the 5K race, there is an option to participate in the 3K (~1.86M) self-timed fun run.  All entrants who register by 3/6/2017  receive a race T shirt.  Students (age 18 and under) will also receive a finisher’s award.

Pre-registration costs are $20 for adults and $15 for students (age 18 and under).  Online registration closes March 11, 2017.  Race day registration will still be available at the parking lot to the north of 400 Sierra Point ParkwayThe race day fee for the 3K run is $25 for adults and $20 for students (age 18 and under).  

Other Information

The race will take place rain or shine.

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

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

Proceeds from the 5K race and 3K run will benefit the schools of the Brisbane Elementary School District with support from the BEST/PTO.  

There should be plenty of parking space in the lot surrounding 400 Sierra Parkway.  However, cars leaving while the race is still in progress must proceed with caution.  Follow instruction of any course monitors or parking volunteers.

Event details and schedule

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Race Day Registration and bib# pickup begins around 6:30am.

Reach For The Star 5K start:  8:30am

Student/Community Fun Run start:  9:15am

Age-division awards for 5K race: around 10:00am  (3 deep for categories 19&under and 5-year age groups after that:  20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.)

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