7th Annual Foster5K

Sun April 2, 2023 San Jose, CA 95111 US

What time should I arrive on Race Day? Suggested arrival time is 8 to 8:30am but suggest arriving closer to 8am if picking up bib on Race Day.


Is the course chip timed? Yes. Participants for the 5K will be timed with chips located on the back side of the bib numbers. It is required that your bib number remain on the front side of your shirt (preferably chest high), so that the antennas will read your chip properly. Please do not alter or fold your bib number in any way, so that your chip will be read. At the end of the race you may keep your timing chip.


Are strollers allowed on the course? Yes, strollers are allowed. All participants with feet on the course should register and have a bib. Registration is not required for those in a stroller/carrier.


Where can I park?  Park has plenty of parking (note there is a $6 parking fee).


What is a Virtual 5K?  When you sign up for our virtual 5K you can run or walk whenever you want wherever you want on Sunday, April 2, 2023.  We hope you will wear your 5K shirt and recruit friends to do it with you. Let us know you finished and send your photos and videos to info@foster5k.org.


Is there a CASA discount? Yes!  We value our CASAs and have discounts for CASAs and their youth.  Ask your CASA Specialist for the discount code that we created just for you and your kiddo.


How do I get my Race Packet & Bib?  We prefer that you pick up bib and race packet in advance of Race Day (packet pickup).  We offer 2 locations on 2 different days for packet-pickup. Pick up on Race Morning will be available but advanced pick-up is recommended.


Are there Awards?  Prizes are awarded to the top 3 overall finishers in the 5K in divisions: Female, Male, Non-binary. Prizes also awarded to the Top Female, Male and Non-Binary Finishers in the under 16 category. Lastly, prizes awarded to top Female, Male, Non-binary in Age Divisons: 17-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.


How do I join or create a TEAM? You can choose or create a team when you sign up.  If you've already signed up, then you can click on the menu for Group/Teams and create or find a group there.  We strongly encourage teams to show up and lift up each other!


May I raise money for Child Advocates?  Yes! you can raise funds on your own or as a team when you sign up or go to Donate-Become a Fundraiser and create your fundraiser (scroll down if you want to create a team to raise funds with others).  Please connect to FB from within Run Signup - it really works to generate donations. 


Other questions? Please contact Kate Faherty at info@foster5k.org.

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