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2021 VIRTUAL Sac State 5K Fun Run: Hornets Helping Hornets

The 2021 Sac State 5k Fun Run will be a virtual 5k! That means you complete your fun run anywhere on your own time between April 15th and April 29th - even on a treadmill! All you have to do is hike, walk, jog, roll or run your 3.1 miles on your own time! The Sac State 5K Fun Run is an event for every physical level and ability! 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. 

2021 Registration Fees

Below are the registration fees for the 2021 Virtual Sac State 5k Fun Run.

Sac State Student* Registration Fees:

  • Option #1 "Hornet" (January 11th to April 29th): $12

Non-Sac State Student Registration Fees:

  • Option #1 "The Planner" (January 11th to February 28th): $16
  • Option #2 "Right on Time" (March 1st to April 14th): $21
  • Option #3 "Last Minute" (April 15th to April 29th): $24

Doggie Registration (while supplies last!): $8

*must be currently enrolled for Spring 2021 to be eligible for this rate.

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Race Perks

Complete your 3.1 miles and you'll earn this sweet race swag:

  • 2021 Participant Shirt
  • Race Keychain
  • Race Magnet
  • Digital Finisher Certificate

What is Doggie Registration and what is included?

For the first time in 2021, dogs are invited to participate! In a normal year, dogs are not permitted at the Sac State 5k Fun Run, but for this year's virtual event, we have created a special dog registration add-on (while supplies last!) to your registration, which includes a reflective race bandana for your dog!

Packet Pickup Options

We will be offering two packet pickup options, which you will be required to select your choice while registering. We will be holding in person contactless packet pickup at The WELL from May 4th to May 6th. We will allow participants to pick up for family and friends. If you select this option, you will receive an email with further details and instructions at a closer date. 

The second option is to have your race packet mailed to you for a nominal fee of $3 per person. Mailing of packets will begin on April 26th.

How does this work?

  1. Complete your 3.1 miles on your own time between April 15th and April 29th.
  2. Submit your finishing time via the link in your confirmation email by noon on April 30th.
  3. Post your run selfies and use hashtag #SacState5k for all your bragging rights!
  4. Receive your swag!

Program Fund Donation Recipient  

The Sac State 5K Fun Run is celebrating 13 years running in 2021 by donating the 5K net proceeds after direct costs to the Sac State Greatest Needs Fund, which is managed by University Development. This campus fund provides flexibility in supporting the most pressing needs of Sacramento State students, through scholarships, the ASI Food Pantry, Student Emergency Grant Fund, Student Emergency Housing, and more.

Race Policies 

Participants must complete their 3.1 miles on their own time anywhere they choose. They can hike, walk, jog, roll or run their miles. We encourage all participants to practice physical distancing, adhere to all state guidelines and follow the rules of the road while getting their miles in.
Participants are responsible for submitting their finishing time by noon on Friday, April 30th.



Largest Team Participation Award


Chip Timing Results

Please note that due to the Virtual aspect of the 2021 Sac State 5k, there will be no chip timing.


Thank you to our Sac State 5K Fun Run Sponsors! We couldn't do what we do without your support!


2021 Presenting Sponsors


2021 Sprint Sponsors 


Want to learn more about sponsorship opportunities? Email us at for information!