Sac State 5K Fun Run
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!
15th Annual Sac State 5k Fun Run
Day of Activities
- Coming Soon!
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.
- Your race bib and chip timing
- Sac State 5K Fun Run t-shirt
- Post race refreshments
- Access to bag check
- Option #1 "Over Achiever" (January 9th-February 12): $16.00
- Option #2 "The Planner" (February 13th-March 12th): $21.00
- Option #3 "Right on Time" (March 13th-March 31st): $24.00
- Option #4 "Last Minute" (April 1st-April 23rd): $27.00
- Option #5 "Late Registration" (April 24th-April 26th): $30.00
- Day of Registration (April 27th): $33.00
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, snacks, cinch bag, and pizza after the race.
Program Fund Donation Recipient
The Sac State 5K Fun Run is celebrating 15 years running by donating 5K net proceeds after direct costs to the ASI Food Pantry Fund. The ASI Food Pantry exists to provide food and basic necessities to Sac State students with financial hardships and low food security, at no cost. In addition to helping alleviate hunger within our student community, the ASI Food Pantry aims to decrease the negative impact that low food security has on the academic success of our students. This funds was selected in collaboration with University Advancement due to the increased need on campus, alignment with the seven dimensions of wellness and correlates with The WELL’s mission of Lifetime Wellness through Collaboration, Education, and Innovation.
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.
Race Day Experience
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!
Chip Timing Results & Awards
Race day awards are given in five categories: 1st place female, 1st place male, 1st place non-binary, best dino costume and largest team participation.
Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners:
- 1st Place Male: Luis Zuniga
- 1st Place Female: Jessica Mann
- 1st Place Non-binary: Sam Turner
- Largest Team Participation: California Nursing Students Association (CNSA)
- Best Dino Costume: Inflatable Dinosaurs
- Donation Recipient: Center on Race, Immigration and Social Justice
The WELL partners with A Change of Pace Foundation to provide chip timing for the Sac State 5K.
The WELL accepts sponsorships for the race that align with our organizational mission and values. If you are interested in learning more about 2023 sponsorship opportunities please email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Packet Pick Up
Packet pick up will be held on the following days and times in the lobby at The WELL:
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 email@example.com by April 1st.
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.
The WELL accepts sponsorships for the race that align with our organizational mission and values. If you are interested in learning more about 2023 sponsorship opportunities please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.