Earn your day's indulgence at the Thanksgiving Day 5K San Francisco! Join family, friends and your community Thanksgiving morning for a quick run, jog or walk along the Embarcadero and under the Bay Bridge. More than just a healthy start to the holiday, the Thanksgiving Day 5K is a fun way to give back while you give thanks. This is a Gun Start / Family Fun run so bring all your friends and family!

Get creative & festive! Bring on the funny hats & the turkey costumes. Best costume will receive a prize.

Proceeds benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank, and each runner is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the starting line. So make a plan to wake up a little earlier and run the race before the real work starts…

REGISTER NOW to help Feed The City!

Feed The City

Hunger is a serious problem in our community - 1 in 4 residents are at risk of hunger in San Francisco and Marin. Every day, the Food Bank sources, collects, sorts, inspects and repackages thousands of pounds of food, then distributes it to soup kitchens, neighborhood grocery centers, school programs and seniors in need.

The Food Bank serves over 225,000 people each year throughout San Francisco and Marin counties, and will distribute 47 million pounds of food to the community this year - enough for 107,000 meals every day. More than 50% of what is distributed is fresh fruits and vegetables.

Learn More »

San Francisco & Marin Food Banks

Event Day

Course Map

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Packet Pick-Up

Save time (sleep in!) on Thanksgiving morning and pick up your bib & shirt before the race. You have 2 pre-race packet pick-up options:

Option 1- Tuesday, November 22, 2016: 4PM - 8PM
Whole Foods Market SoMa, 399 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Click here for directions.

Option 2- Wednesday, November 23, 2016: 5:30P - 8:30PM
Sports Basement Presidio, 610 Old Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for directions.

Registration, Packet Pickup, Food Donation
Terry Francois Blvd @ 3rd (behind AT&T Park)

8:00 am: Event Start!

Event Morning

6:30 am - 7:45 am:
Registration, Packet Pickup, Food Donation
Terry Francois Blvd @ 3rd (behind AT&T Park)

8:00 am: Event Start!


Please use Lot A of AT&T Park. To reduce the line at the kiosk it is recommended to download the paybyphone mobile app. The app will ask users to create an account and will need to add a vehicle to this account. Upon arrival users should enter their location code and duration.


A guest can call 1-888-680-7275
The Giants Lot A Location Code is 27001.

New! Virtual race option!

Not in town or maybe just want to sleep in and stay with the fam? We’re very excited to offer you a brand new alternative to run your 3.1 mile race and get your Official Finisher Shirt.

Virtual Runners’ Post Race package will include:
– Bib
– Official Finisher Shirt

By selecting the Virtual Race option, you will need to complete the virtual 3.1 mile race (5K) and submit a proof between November 19 and December 5.

Race Proof can be:
– Photo proof of your tracking device showing the date and distance
– Link to Garmin, MapMyRun, Nikeplus, RunKeeper, Runtastic or Strava tracking.

Already registered? You can upgrade your regsitration to the Virtual Race option.

Can a friend pick up my bib and shirt for me?

You can have a friend / relative pick up your bib and you shirt for you, should you not be able to make it to the expo.

- They will need a copy of your signed waiver, signed in your name.
- A copy of your ID (digital is OK)
- A copy of your Imathlete registration confirmation email

Injuries & other circumstances:

While we do understand that things happen (injuries, business trips, family emergency, pregnancy, etc.) we absolutely cannot accept any deferrals, refunds, or transfers regardless if they are medical reasons or not.

I already signed up. Can’t I just have my friend run instead of me?

Entries to the race are NOT Transferable and NOT refundable. Entries once purchased may not be resold, exchanged or given to another person.
If you cannot participate after you have registered, you may upgrade your entry to the Virtual Race option to receive your shirt in the mail OR you may still pick up your shirt at the pre-race packet pick-up locations on Tuesday or Wednesday.


We’re delighted to have the support of our wonderful sponsors!


Would you like to be a part of the fun and excitement? Not a runner? You are what make this event a success. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to staff aid stations, assist with packet pick-up and support our runners at the start and finish.

To volunteer & be a part of our Race Crew, please Sign Up Here!