Reach for a Star 5K

March 22, 2015 | Brisbane, CA

Full website coming soon! For now, here is basic information about the USATF-certified 5K, the 3K fun run, race parking, and the race day schedule:

You can register for the 5K ($30/$20 if 18 or under) or 3K ($20/$15 if 18 or under) at Prices increase on March 10 and t-shirts are guaranteed only to those who register by March 16.

If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor or advertising your products at our event, please contact us at RFAStar5k at

Reach for a Star 5K (aka “RFAS 5K” or “Star 5K”)
What is the star (i.e. goal) you want to reach for this race?  Whether it be to just finish the race, meet a certain time goal, beat a particular friend/rival, or achieve a non-running accomplishment (e.g. career goals, goal weight, making friends, etc.), challenge yourself to reach your star by race day.  Finisher awards will be presented to those who reach their star.

The RFAS 5K starts and finishes at Sierra Point in Brisbane, CA (the city of stars), just south of San Francisco.  The mostly flat course loops around the Sierra point area before going along the San Francisco Bay Trail (bike path), giving participants views of the bay and possibly even some pelicans.  The 5K course is USATF certified (certification# CA15001) so that times run in this race would be eligible for records or official Personal Records (PRs).

Registration price will increase to $35 on 3/10/2015 (remains $20 for 18 and under).  Online registration closes March 20th.  T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by 3/16/2015.  Bib numbers with chips will be distributed to runners on race day. Timing and result services will be provided by Ford Timing.

Race Day registration will take place at the parking lot just north of 400 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane California 94005. The race day fee for the 5K is $40 ($25 for age 18 and under).

The Reach for a Star 5K is part of the Pacific Association-USA Track & Field (PAUSATF) Road Grand Prix.  The race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities; however, PAUSATF membership is required to be eligible for prize money payouts.

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Student (18 and under)/Community 3K Fun Run
For those not quite ready to handle the 5K race, there is an option to participate in the 3K (~1.86M) self-timed fun run.  All entrants will receive a race T shirt.  Students (age 18 and under) will also receive a finisher’s award.

Pre-registration costs are $20 for adults and $15 for students (age 18 and under).  Online registration closes March 20th.  Race day registration will still be available at the parking lot just north of 400 Sierra Point Parkway.  The race day fee for the 3K run is $25 for adults and $20 for students (age 18 and under). T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by 3/16/2015.

Proceeds from the 5K race and 3K run will benefit the schools of the Brisbane Elementary School District with support from the BEST/PTO.

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Other Information
There should be plenty of parking space in the area surrounding 400 Sierra Point Parkway.  However, cars parked along the course may have to stay for the duration of the race unless course monitors or parking officials indicate otherwise.

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Event details and schedule
Race Day Registration and bib# pickup begins around 6:30am.

Reach for a Star 5K start:  8:30am

Student/Community Fun Run start:  9:15am

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