7th Annual Foster5K

Sun May 7, 2023 San Jose, CA 95136 US


Is the Virtual Foster5K postponed?  The Virtual 5K has also been moved to May 7, 2023.  If you opted in for a shirt, it will be shipped with your bib in early May via USPS priority mail.  We intend for them to arrive no later than the Friday before race day.  However, the post office (and weather these days) can be unpredictable and we sincerely apologize if your items do not make it to you in time. 

What if I cannot make it in person on May 7?  You can easily change your registration to VIRTUAL by emailing Kate at info@foster5k.org. Run or walk anytime, anywhere and send your photos of yourself with your shirt and bib to info@foster5K.org.  Let us know your location too! 

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 race day.  We hope you will wear your 5K shirt, recruit friends and send in your photos to info@foster5k.org.

What time should I arrive on Race Day? Suggested arrival time is 8:00 to 8:30am.  We will be ready to hand out same day bib pickup at 8:15am.

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).

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 multiple locations and days for packet-pickup. Pick up on Race Morning will be available but advanced pick-up is recommended.

Can I register on race day? Yes. Please arrive around 8am to give yourself enough time to register on race day.

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 12 and under category. Lastly, prizes awarded to top Female, Male, Non-binary in Age Divisons: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+.

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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