Run Or Walk? Walk Or Run?
Walkers and runners of all ages and athletic abilities can participate in the 5K Walk/Run. Run or walk in shady William Land Park (registration area near Sacramento Zoo) and enjoy the live entertainment along the racecourse. For those that want to know their time, they can be B-tagged. The Bib Tag Timing system includes a disposable timing chip attached to the bib number. As runners cross the finish line, a chip in the bib number will record their time.
What Are The Times Of The Event?
7:00am Registration, Packet Pick-up, Located Near Sacramento Zoo
8:10am Kids Fun Runs (1/4
8:35am 5k Run/walk
7:30am – 1:00pm Free Arts Festival
Are Strollers Allowed?
YES! Strollers are allowed in the 5K. We ask that people pushing strollers line up at the back before the start of the race.
What Will I Find At The Event?
1) A booth for runners to pick up their socks – exclusively designed by Trumpette.
2) Amphitheater Stage with announcements and continuous entertainment – with plenty of seating to relax and enjoy – bring a picnic!
3) Over 40 hands-on, interactive booths to try your hand and experience the arts!
4) Performers along the racecourse and throughout the event.
5) Food samplings and food trucks
6) To add to the festive atmosphere and promote their organization or school, some runners run in costume


Most of all, you will find that Race for the Arts is more than a run – it’s an experience!

How Do I Register?


You can register online, pre-register at the location(s) below, or visit our Registration Info page for more ways register.

Friday, August 25, or on Race Day (August 26).  Teams of 10 or more need to register together

Registration and Packet Pick Up at Fleet Feet ─ 2311 J Street, Sacramento
10:00am – 6:00pm

What Does My Arts Organization Or School Program Need To Do To Qualify As A Beneficiary Of Race For The Arts?

As long as they are in the State of California, a nonprofit (literary, visual, cultural, performing or culinary arts) or school program (music, literary, drama, visual, culinary), they receive 100% of pledges designated to them on the Pledge Form. There is a space to write in your organization or school program if it isn’t listed.  Be sure to list the organization or school program on the Pledge Form.

How Do I Get Pledges?

Add the Race for the Arts logo to your website, newsletters, e-blasts, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.. Ask co-workers, neighbors, friends, board members. Possibly have your organization or school program, offer an incentive to the one who raises the most pledge money for your organization.

When Are Pledges Due?

October 1, 2023

Are There Materials Available To Help Me Solicit Donations?

Yes, there is a flyer you can personalize and download from the website. Pledge Forms are also available to download.

Can I Still Support My Arts Organization / School Program If I Can't Attend The Event?

Absolutely. You can download a Pledge Form from the website and mail your check, money order or certified bank check (payable to Race for the Arts) to the following address: Race for the Arts, P. O. Box 799, Folsom, California 95763. Please designate where you want your funds to go. The beneficiary needs to be a nonprofit California literary, visual, performing, cultural, culinary arts organization, or a California school music, literary, drama, cultural or culinary program. They receive 100% of pledges designated to them.

How Do I Become A Sponsor?

Contact Sally Rice At 916.966.8893 or sriceecp@aol.com

*Please note that Pledges are separate from the Entry Fee. You can make Pledges in any amount to your designated nonprofit California visual, cultural, performing, culinary, literary arts organization or school program. They receive 100% of the Pledges designated to them on the Pledge Form.
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