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We are excited to bring the 2022 Sac State 5k Fun Run back in-person!

Sac State 5K Fun Run

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 beautiful Sacramento State 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!

 

14th Annual Sac State 5k Fun Run

Prehistoric Chase

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Start Time: 6:00pm
Start/Finish Lines: In front of The WELL
Course Map: Click here!
 

Registration 

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. Participants 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 

  • Option #1 “Over Achiever” (January 10th-January 31st): $16.00
  • Option #2 “The Planner” (February 1st-February 28th): $21.00

  • Option #3 “Right on Time” (March 1st-March 31st): $24.00

  • Option #4 “Last Minute” (April 1st-April 24th): $27.00

  • Option #5 “Late Registration” (April 25th -April 27th): $30.00

  • Day of Registration (April 28th): $33.00

Register Today

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirement

All 5k participants will be required to show proof at packet pickup of being COVID-19 vaccinated, received a booster shot if eligible or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test by race date to participate in-person.

Accepted tests include a negative antigen COVID-19 test within 24 hours or negative PCR test within 48 hours prior to race date. Results must be certified by a medical provider.  At-home rapid tests will not be accepted.

Students, faculty, and staff are not required to submit status due to complying already with existing university requirements.   As directed by the California State University COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all Sacramento State students and employees who access campus facilities are required to certify that they have received an approved COVID-19 vaccine, that they have an appropriate medical or religious exemption, or they do not plan to access campus or any campus programs. This change in requirement for non-campus affiliated participants aligns with the preventative measures in place within the California State University system.

 

Program Fund Donation Recipient  


The Sac State 5K Fun Run is celebrating 14 years running by donating 5K net proceeds after direct costs to the Center on Race, Immigration and Social Justice Program Fund. The CRISJ Program Fund is managed through University Development.This funds was selected because it supports President Nelson's Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan, aligns with the seven dimensions of wellness and correlates with The WELL’s mission of Lifetime Wellness through Collaboration, Education, and Innovation.


Center on Race, Immigration and Social Justice
CRISJ produces critical scholarship, community engagement, research mentorship, and academic programing for the university and broader community, engaging faculty, students, and community in a concerted and collaborative manner in improving the campus/community climate for equity and creating a stimulating intellectual environment and sense of belonging for both students and faculty from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Learn more about CRISJ


 

 


 

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*
  • All participants must pay and register to participate

*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.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirement

All 5k participants will be required to show proof at packet pickup of being COVID-19 vaccinated, received a booster shot if eligible or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test by race date to participate in-person.

Accepted tests include a negative antigen COVID-19 test within 24 hours or negative PCR test within 48 hours prior to race date. Results must be certified by a medical provider.  At-home rapid tests will not be accepted.

Students, faculty, and staff are not required to submit status due to complying already with existing university requirements.   As directed by the California State University COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all Sacramento State students and employees who access campus facilities are required to certify that they have received an approved COVID-19 vaccine, that they have an appropriate medical or religious exemption, or they do not plan to access campus or any campus programs. This change in requirement for non-campus affiliated participants aligns with the preventative measures in place within the California State University system.

Race Day Experience 

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 about 20 minutes in length. The provided Zumba routines are family-friendly and accessible to all abilities and fitness levels! 

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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 

The WELL partners with A Change of Pace Foundation to provide chip timing for the Sac State 5K. 

 

 

Collaborations 

Sponsorships 

The WELL accepts sponsorships for the race that align with our organizational mission and values. If you are interested in learning more about 2022 sponsorship opportunities please email  wellevents@unionwellinc.org

Tabling 

We are happy to offer pre and post race tabling opportunities to campus partners and organizations. 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 wellevents@unionwellinc.org.   

Volunteer

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 (coming soon)

Packet Pick Up 

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

  • Tuesday, April 26th from 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 27th from 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thursday, April 28th from 11:00am-5:30pm

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.

 

Accommodations 

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 inclusiverec@unionwellinc.org by April 1st.  

 

Parking 

On race dayd during the race, there will be free parking on the top two levels 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

Sponsorship

Thank you to our all of our past event sponsors. The WELL accepts sponsorships for the race that align with our organizational mission and values. If you are interested in learning more about 2022 sponsorship opportunities please email  wellevents@unionwellinc.org.