Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon® - 10K & 5K presented by Pamakid Runners is going virtual! January 7 to February 7, 2021

This year, the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon®, 10K & 5K, always a runners’ favorite, will take place as a virtual event!

While we won’t all be at the starting line together, you will be able to continue — or begin — your running accomplishments and you won’t miss out on impressive perks. And new this year, we’ve added the Around-the-Bay Training Challenge to keep you motivated and get you out the door this fall.

One thing that’s sure to remain the same after a year full of change, our virtual challenge and races will still be giving back to local charities in the San Francisco Bay Area to support the community, as we have always done in our 37-year history.

Kaiser Permanente Around-the-Bay Training Challenge and Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Virtual Races FAQ


The Virtual Around-the-Bay Training Challenge

October 1 through December 15, 2020

This year will feature a new and exciting event: The Virtual Around-the-Bay Training Challenge.

This 150-mile loop around the Bay virtually starts and finishes from the Sports Basement Presidio location and takes runners on a counter-clockwise tour of the Bay. Runners will pass milestones around the Bay as they head south toward San Jose and then north through the East Bay, around the top of the Bay, and back south virtually crossing the Golden Gate Bridge at mile 150!

Starting on October 1, 2020, entrants begin logging miles toward their 150-mile goal challenge, having up until December 15, 2020, to get their miles in. Runners can log 150 miles and finish the challenge within the competition window, or they can log as many miles as they wish until December 15, 2020, and have a chance to win extra SWAG!

Once you sign up, you can begin uploading your miles through the Haku app following these instructions.

Around-the-Bay Training Challenge details and rules

Sign up now for the Around-the-Bay Training Challenge!

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon®, 10K & 5K

January 7 through February 7, 2021

This year’s virtual edition features our traditional 3 race distances: Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.

Entrants can register for one race distance or go for the “Triple” Peaks Challenge and choose all 3 distances.

Entrants can complete their race distances anywhere, at any time during the competition window of January 7 to February 7, 2021.

Don’t forget, registering for the Around-the-Bay Training Challenge is the best way to get ready for your virtual race!

The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Virtual Races will open for stand alone registration on November 2, 2020.

Virtual Race details and rules

Sign up now for the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Virtual Races!

Registration and Fees Info

  • Around-the-Bay Training Challenge: $55
  • Each virtual race — Half Marathon, 10K or 5K: $45
  • “Triple” Peaks Challenge — Half Marathon, 10K and 5K: $65
  • Combination Discount: Sign up for the Around-the-Bay Training Challenge and one of the virtual races (or the “Triple” Peaks Challenge) and receive a $10 discount. Check our email correspondence for your discount code!

Finisher SWAG

While we will miss you at the actual start line, we are excited at the chance to reward your race accomplishments.  Challenge participants will have the opportunity for curbside SWAG pick up at participating Sports Basement locations once the competition is over.  Not comfortable with that?  Not a problem!  All remaining qualifying SWAG, including for the Virtual Race, will be mailed directly to your address on file.  Virtual high-fives all around!

All Virtual Around-the-Bay Training Challenge participants will receive a BOCO hat and face mask.

Hat and Mask

All virtual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon®, 10K & 5K participants will receive a race T-shirt and medal.

2021 medal and T-shirt illustration

Both events additionally include:

  • A participant account for uploading all of your runs/results
  • A downloadable bib
  • A digital finisher’s certificate with digital milestone badges
  • A digital toolkit including start/finish line and mile markers
  • A digital goody bag
  • A spotify playlist
  • Opportunities to win additional prizes based on event completion and contests

Results

Virtual Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K results will be linked here once the competition window opens.

Please note: results are based on participant wearable uploads as well as honor system and are unofficial.

How to upload runs or results
Around the Bay Training Challenge
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon®, 10K & 5K

Around-the-Bay Training Challenge Leaderboard (by miles run)

Official Sponsors

Sports Basement
GU
Nuun

2021 Charities

Each year, proceeds from the race benefit four local non-profit organizations with a mission to support healthy communities and families. This year’s beneficiaries are:

Running for a Better Oakland

Girls on the Run

The Salvation Army