The CCHP 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. The run offers both a 5k and 10k option and is one of kind, as it is the only run that goes through San Francisco's historic Chinatown and financial district. The 2018 Run will take place on March 4, 2018 at 8 am.
Events like these support our youth programs. If you'd like to make an additional donation to support the Chinatown YMCA, please click here.
Race Day Information
RACE OVERVIEW: Rain or shine, THE RACE IS ON! Start time is 8:00am and will go for 1.5 hours, or until 9:30am. Runners may start lining up at 7:15am.
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 registered 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.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION: Public parking available at the Portsmouth Square Garage (Kearny/Clay), or Sutter/Stockton Garage. MUNI bus lines #1, #12, #30, #45 are nearby.
Early Bird: Save $5 when you register BEFORE 12/31/17 11:59 PST
Online: Here by 2/25/18 11:59 PM PST
Mail: Postmarked by 2/18/18 to Chinatown YMCA, Chinese New Year Run, 855 Sacramento Street, SF, CA 94108.
In-Person: Before 3/4/18; please submit your registration form and payment to our front desk on the 1st Floor.
Race Day: In person, starting at 7:00AM at the Chinatown YMCA, 855 Sacramento Street, SF, CA 94108.
T-SHIRT: T-Shirts are currently still in design! T-shirts may be picked up early (with bib number) on:
Friday, March 2nd from 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Saturday, March 3rd from 8:00AM to 3:00PM.
Race Day, Sunday, March 4th from 7:00AM to 8:00AM
If you have your bib mailed to you, you will still need to pick up your T-shirt during the above times.
Additional shirts may be purchased for $15. Tech shirts available for an additional $25 but must be pre-ordered.
*There are no refunds for this event.
Post Race & Awards
POST RACE: Join us at Portsmouth Square for post-event awards, refreshments, and fun for the family! We will have water and fruit available, goodie bags, winner announcements, and presentation of the best dressed DOG! Visit booths from our sponsors and the Chinatown YMCA for more goodies.
RACE RESULTS: We will be using chipped timing! You will be able to get you times right away and will email all participants the site where they can find their results.
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 Dog!
SWEAT CHECK: Available at the Chinatown YMCA. We do not advise leaving valuables in your sweat check bag. This is a courtesy check and the Chinatown YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
WATER & FIRST AID STATIONS: There are two water & first aid stations along the course. The first is approximately 1.2 miles into the course at Embarcadero and North Point; the second approximately 2.1 miles at Embarcadero and Washington Street. Should you or anyone you see require immediate assistance, course monitors along the route can immediately contact race officials.
RESTROOMS: Restrooms pre and post race are available at the Chinatown YMCA or at the post race festival at Portsmouth Square.
RACE PHOTOS: Official race photos will be taken by Evan Pilchik Photography and can be found at www.myEPevents.com.
Sponsorship (Corporate and Team)
Interested in sponsoring the 2018 CCHP Chinese New Year Run and helping to support youth and community programs at the Chinatown YMCA? Click here to download our Sponsorship Packet to learn more about how you can get involved with this unique community event.