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Chinese New Year Run

March 1 @ 8:00 am PST

The 42nd Chinese New Year 5k/10k run is an annual fundraiser benefiting the Chinatown YMCA’s Physical Education Program (PEP) and Community Center Programs, which serves 1,200 students and families in Chinatown each week. This scenic route starts at Sacramento and Grant, winds its way through Chinatown and North Beach and finishes on Kearny between California and Sacramento.

COURSE OVERVIEW: Our Course is a 5K RUN/WALK or a 10K RUN (no 10K walkers, please) and starts at 8:00AM on Grant Avenue/Sacramento Street. It finishes at 9:30am on Kearny/Sacramento Street. The course has some short hills but is mostly flat. Mile markers along the way are on the right side of the course. The 5K is one time around the course and the 10K is two loops around the course. Please see the course map below.​

Course Map

PARKING: Portsmouth Square Garage (Kearny St. @ Clay St.) and Sutter Stockton Garage (333 Sutter St. @ Stockton St.) Post Race: Join us at Portsmouth Square for post-event awards, refreshments, and fun for the family!

AWARDS: Top finishers in each category (male and female for youth and adult) will receive special awards from our generous sponsors. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Dressed Rat!

RACE REFUNDS: Rain or shine, THE RACE IS ON! Start time is 8:00 am and will go for 1.5 hours, or until 9:30am. Runners may start lining up at 7:15am. There are no refunds for this event.

Volunteers: – Interested in volunteering as an individual or as a group (corporate, school clubs, etc.), please fill out our online volunteer interest form. For individual volunteers, please click here. For group volunteers, please click here (one form needed for the entire group)
All volunteers under 18 years old must provide a completed and signed copy of the YMCA of SF liability waiver. Please download and print the waiver here.  For more information on volunteering, please email chinatownyrun@gmail.com.


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March 1
8:00 am
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