The Chinese New Year Run is an annual fundraiser benefiting Chinatown YMCA’s Physical Education Program (PEP) and  Community Center, which serves 1,600 youth and families in Chinatown with wellness and community programs each week. 


ONLINE: HERE by 2/23/20 11:59 PM PST
MAIL: Postmarked by 2/9/20 to Chinatown YMCA, Chinese New Year Run, 855 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. In-Person: Before 3/1/20; please submit your registration form and payment to our Membership Staff on the 1st Floor. Race Day: In person, starting at 7:00AM at the Chinatown YMCA, 855 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. 


COURSE: 5K and 10K races start at 8:00AM on Grant Avenue/Sacramento Street and finish on Kearny/California Street. The course has some short hills but is mostly flat.  

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 8:00am and will got for 1.5 hours, or until 9:30am. Runners may start lining up at 7:15am. There are no refunds for this event.


Public parking available at the Portsmouth Square Garage (Kearny/Clay), or Sutter/Stockton Garage. MUNI bus lines #1, #12, #30, #45 are nearby. 


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.​

NO BANDITS: All participants on the course are to be regitered and wearing the official bib#. BANDIT RUNNERS/WALKERS who have not registered and are not wearing bib#'s will be asked to leave the course by the course Marshals and will not be allowed in the finish line chutes.


RACE RESULTS: Available Monday, March 2, 2020 here and at www.epevents.com 

T-SHIRT: T-shirts may be picked up early (with bib number) on 2/28/20 from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, and on 2/29/20 from 
9:00AM to 3:00PM. Additional shirts may be purchased for $15. Tech shirts available for an additional $25 but must be pre-ordered. 



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


Courtney Wheelock

Courtney is the Director of Aquatics and Wellness. She is passionate about helping members explore the variety of health benefits the YMCA can offer.

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