Patagonia 5k

Patagonia 5k

May 5, 2024 - May 4, 2025

Race Distance


Adults, Kids

Course Type


Event Details

Join Patagonia San Francisco and Excelsior Running Club for our 2nd road 5k around Blue Heron Lake! The 5K is part of the Pacific Association-USA Track & Field (PA USAT&F) Road Short Course Grand Prix Series.  The rolling course runs through Golden Gate Park. The event is open to the entire running community and will include an elite field and prize money. Learn more about Excelsior Running Club!

The race welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. PAUSATF membership is required for prize money payouts. Be aware that headphone use during the race is not allowed for USATF athletes per competition rules. Officials will disqualify any USATF athletes wearing headphones from prizes or Grand Prix scoring. This rule does not apply to all other race participants but we do ask that everybody exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings if they choose to wear headphones during the race. 

Wondering what's different this go around? We'll have more established runner's lanes, a USATF certified course, chip time mile splits, and a bigger permit.

All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Strollers MUST start at the back and be careful not to impede other participants.

Event details and schedule
WHEN: Sunday, May 4th 2025 @ 8:30am. 

WHERE: Start is on JFK @ Peacock Meadow Golden Gate Park

WHAT: 5k race timed by Ford Timing

Bathroom Access: Portable Bathrooms will be available in Peacock Meadows. There are 6 public restrooms within the area: at the tennis court near the start line (50 Bowling Green Dr), at the conservatory of flowers, at the carousel/playground (300 Bowling Green Dr), at the baseball fields (25-29 Nancy Pelosi Dr), at the Beer and Wine Garden (700 JFK Dr), and at Blue Heron Lake across from the Boat House.

The Course: Along JKF, loop around Blue Heron Lake, and back to Peacock Meadows! There is 135ft of elevation gained. This course is identical to the Impala Stampede--by signing up for both races you will have a great opportunity to track your fitness. Whoever has the combined fasted time for Male/Female/Non-Binary runner(s) (1 per category) who races both events will win Patagonia gear.

5K Registration 

ADULT SUPER SUPER EARLY: January 1st - January 31st: 35$

ADULT SUPER EARLY: February 1st - February 28th: 40$

ADULT EARLY:  March 1st - 31st: 45$

ADULT REGULAR: April 1st - 30th: 50$ 

ADULT LATE: May 1st - May 3rd (close at 11:59pm): $55

Packet Pick-Up

@ Patagonia San Francisco, 770 N Point St, on May 1st through May 3rd from 10am-7pm. All participants will be able to use their race bib for a one time 25% discount on any in-store transaction. Your bib will not be valid for online transactions or any other location besides Patagonia San Francisco. If you're unable to make it on May 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, then morning of pick up will be available on race morning.

Race Day Parking

Street parking will be available along Nancy Pelosi Drive and Bowling Green Drive. 

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Patagonia 5k

San Francisco, CA, USA

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