Sat October 22, 2022 Oakland, CA 94610 US Directions


5K run or walk

8:00AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT

10K Run/walk

8:00AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT


699 Bellevue Ave
Oakland, CA US 94610


UPDATE AS OF 10/8/1022!!!

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP AND RUN AND EVERYTHING ELSE BUT, AS OF RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE RAN OUT OF MEDALS AND WILL ONLY BEING GIVING THEM OUT TO THOSE WHO SIGN UP AFTER 12:00 noon today (10/8/2022) if others don’t show up to pick them up!! Raffle? Ok Yes. Bib? Yes. Run? Yes.  But no more medals. We bought 400 and are now past 400 people registering!! 



Year 2 of the For the Love of the Bay Run!!! 

The Bay Area has one of the strongest running communities in the country. You can find a 5K or 10K practically every week of the year without looking too hard. But a lot of them are run by out of town people who are just in it for a buck. It shouldn’t cost $200 for a family of 4 to run a 5K!!  So we made this run affordable. And, we are encouraging people of all walks of life, tall and short, thin and wide, fast and slow to come out. Runners, walkers, everybody!! 

We will have the standard racing chips and bibs and results and standardized 5K and 10K distances to keep official track of time. Prizes for the men and women runners (including a pair of new run shoes and free lifetime registrations for both men and women age group winners). 

We will have run shirts to be passed out for all who participate. Medals for finishers (up to bib 399) and a raffle post run. With help from the City of Oakland Parks Department, The Oakland Zoo, REI, Gu, Patagonia, Red Bay Coffee, Square Pie Guys, Trader Joe’s and more, the 5K and 10K will be an unforgettable event created by people from the Bay Area, for the people of the Bay Area.

Pre-event packet pick-up: We will have multiple options including morning of the run, the Friday evening before the run in Oakland at the Brooks film event from 6pm to 9pm on Grand Ave that will include snacks and drinks and fun. You can also pick your run packet up at the  REI store in Berkeley off San Pablo the Thursday evening before the run between 4pm and 8pm at the store!! Pick your packet from REI on Thursday at the store and get enrolled in REI’s co-op membership for free!! That’s right. All who sign up and pick their packets up from REI in Berkeley will be enrolled free of cost (Friday as well). So yes, it’s like running in this event for free!!!! 

The starting line will be on the front Lawn at the Boathouse just past FairyLand at 699 Bellevue Ave. Just look for smiling faces, red balloons and the red shirts gathering!!  

time line for the 22nd:

6:45AM Early morning race packet pickup starts.  

7:40AM gather and rally to the start, hugs, high fives and making sure our laces are tied.

8:00AM runners start the 5K followed by the 10K and followed by walkers and strollers. 

10:15AM Raffle starts (in the time between race and raffle we will have post race recovery items for all the runners). 

11:00AM We will have everything cleaned and finished

Parking is $5 on Bellevue in the Fairyland parking area. On the street, it's metered starting at 8am. 19th BART would be the closest BART station .9 miles away. 

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