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The Sac State 5K Fun Run is an event for every physical level and ability! This is a run that you will love as you make your way through the California State University, Sacramento campus. This race is open to everyone! Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members of all ages are welcome to sign up to be a part of this University tradition.

We host a wide range of abilities from competitive 5K enthusiasts to casual run/walkers. We hope that you join us for this annual event, and have a great 5K experience at Sac State!


12th Annual Sac State 5k Fun Run

Race Through Space

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Start Time: 6:00pm
Start/Finish Lines: In front of The WELL
Course Map: Click here!


The Sac State 5K Fun Run is open to all members of the Sacramento community. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate.There is no age limit for participating. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Mothers with strollers are welcome, however strollers must be in the last leg of the race for safety. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at the race, with the exception of Service Animals. 

Registration includes

  • Your race bib and chip timing
  • Sac State 5K Fun Run t-shirt
  • Post race refreshments
  • Access to bag check

Registration Pricing 

  • Option #1 “Over Achiever” (December 11th-January 26th): $16.00
  • Option #2 “The Planner” (January 27th-February 16th): $21.00
  • Option #3 “Right on Time” (February 17th-March 15th): $24.00
  • Option #4 “Last Minute” (March 16th-April 19th): $27.00
  • Option #5 “Late Registration” (April 20th -April 22nd): $30.00
  • Day of Registration (April 23rd): $33.00 *registration will close at 4pm on race day* 



Program Fund Donation Recipients  

The Sac State 5K Fun Run is celebrating 12 years running by donating the 5K net proceeds from direct costs to a participant selected Sac State Scholarship and Student Program Fund, which are managed by University Development. The Fund which receives the most nominations will receive the donation and it will be announced on Race Day. To nominate a recipient, select a program fund on page three of registration. Race participants do not need to pledge any additional funds to nominate a recipient. These funds have been selected because they align with the seven dimensions of wellness and correlate with The WELL’s mission of Lifetime Wellness through Collaboration, Education, and Innovation. Below are the four Sac State Student Program Funds, which have been identified as the potential donation recipients.

Guardian Scholars Program Fund
The mission of the Guardian Scholars Program is to improve the life and success rate of former foster youth by administering helpful services such as professional mentoring, academic advising, career counseling, financial assistance, scholarships, and community building events that are all essential for learning, growth, and success on a college campus. We are committed to doing outreach in the community and creating meaningful opportunities for current students at Sac State in order to improve the livelihood of foster youth students. Learn more about Guardian Scholars

Student Emergency Housing Fund
Student Emergency Housing is a collaboration between Student Affairs CARES Office and Housing & Residential Life. The program provides short-term housing assistance to students who are unexpectedly displaced from their homes and helps find permanent solutions.Learn more about the Student Emergency Housing Fund

Students with Disabilities Scholarship Fund
This fund supports a Sac State campus scholarship for students with disabilities that is administered through the Department of Financial Aid. Students must meet certain eligibility requirements to apply for it. Learn more about the Students with Disabilities Scholarship Fund



Race Policies 

Runners must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to race time, or they will not be permitted to run. We begin picking up the course immediately after the race begins to reduce the time for road closures. 

  • Strollers are allowed but must be in the last wave.
  • No dogs
  • No Headphones*
  • Children welcome
  • Community members welcome

*Participants wearing headphones are less aware of their surroundings and may not be aware of (1) starting line announcements; (2) instructions on the course from race management and volunteers  (3) warnings that participants have strayed off course; (4) friendly warnings from another participant that is approaching to pass; and (5) finish line/chute announcements. Event personnel must be able to communicate with participants before, during and after the race.


Race Day Experience 

Food Trucks 

The WELL partners with local Sacramento food trucks to provide food for purchase before and after the race. We aim to offer a variety of choices to meet various dietary needs. Previous vendors include Chando's Tacos, Smoothie Patrol, Gameday Grill etc. Participating food trucks accept cash and card. If you are interested in purchasing food remember to bring money with you on race day! Food trucks for the 2020 race will be announced soon. 

Zumba Warmup 

To ensure safety and fun for the race, The WELL provides a Zumba (TM) warmup prior to the start of the race. The warmup begins at 5:30 and is able 20 minutes in length. The provided Zumba routines are family-friendly and accessible to all abilities and fitness levels! 

New Orleans Brass Band 

New in 2020! We are excited to announce there will be a New Orleans Brass Band playing after the race in partnership with UNIQUE. The post race music is free to enjoy. 



Chip Timing Results & Awards 

Award Winners 

Race day awards are given in five categories: 1st place female, 1st place male, 1st place non-binary, most theme spirit, and largest team participation. Awards are announced at 7:15pm after the conclusion of the race. Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!

  • 1st place Female: Christina Jimenez
  • 1st place Male: Michael Cortez
  • 1st Place Non-Binary: Makenzie Delaughder
  • Best Throwback Threads Outfit: Emily Rabasto
  • Largest Team Participation: UEI UEI

Race Finishers 

Congratulations to all of finishers for the 11th Annual Sac State 5K Fun Run! The WELL partners with A Change of Pace Foundation to provide chip timing for the Sac State 5K. To review past race race results please follow the links below. 

2019 Race Results

Previous Race Results 




The WELL accepts sponsorships for the race that align with our organizational mission and values. A special thank you to our 2019 Presenting Sponsors: Upper Eastside Lofts & Sac State Housing and Residential Life and 2019 Sprint Sponsors: Raley’s, HMC Architects, California Bank & Trust, Commercial Fitness, The Crossings, and KiND. 

If you are interested in learning more about 2020 sponsorship opportunities please email


We are happy to offer pre and post race tabling opportunities to campus partners and organizations. There is no cost to table at the 5K! Tablers are invited to bring tablecloths, flyers, swag, giveaways, and interactive activities. A table and two chairs will be provided by The WELL. To request a table at the event please email   


The Sac State 5K Fun Run relies on student and community volunteers to make the race possible. Volunteer opportunities are open to anyone over the age of 18. Duties may include packet pick up, course set up and take down, water stations, passing out snacks, assisting with bag check, etc. All volunteers are given a volunteer shirt, bag, and pizza after the race.

Register to Volunteer


Packet Pick Up 

Packet pick up will be held on the following days and times at The WELL:

  • April 21, 2020 from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • April 22, 2020 from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • April 23, 2020 from 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

All participants MUST have a photo ID and sign a waiver to pick up your packet. All participants must pick up their own packet. All participants that are minors must have a parent/guardian signature on their waiver.



The WELL does not discriminate on the basis of disability, and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Sac State 5K Fun Run is available to participants of all abilities. To request an accommodation please contact by April 1st.  



On race day, there will be free parking on the top level of parking structure 3. For all other areas daily rates will be enforced as usual. 

  • 2 hour parking: $4.00
  • All day parking: $7.00

If you are new to campus please follow the link below to find more information on parking, and the race location. 

University Transportation and Parking Services


Thank you to our 2020 Sac State 5K Fun Run Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Sprint Sponsors