Virtual 2020 BGCSF Halloween 5K/10K

Sports Basement presents the 2020 Halloween 5K. 100% of proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Friday, Oct 30 - Sunday Nov 1, 2020

Kids 1 Mile     -    5K Run/Walk     -    10K Run/Walk

Join Sports Basement and Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco for the 3rd annual "Virtual" Halloween 5K/10K: a very special (and spooky!) 5K/10K race to raise funds for one of our oldest and dearest partners, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF). 100% of registration fees and donations go directly to BGCSF. Please help us reach our goal of $100,000 for an amazing organization that inspires and enables all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Sports Basement shares this commitment to youth and our communities.

Due to the continued threat of COVID-19, this years event will be held virtually. While we cannot all run together, we can still get dressed up in amazing Halloween costumes and raise some much needed funds for an organization whose importance cannot be overstated, especially during these turbulent times.

You can still choose between a 5K, 10K or Kids 1 Mile Challenge. You can run or walk any of the events anytime between Friday, October 30th to Sunday, November 1st, 2020. Regardless of when you run or walk the event, costumes are highly encouraged and awarded.

You can run or walk the course anywhere, however, if you start or finish at any of the 10 Bay Area Sports Basement locations or any of the BGCSF Clubhouses (Friday the 30th ONLY), you can be entered into additional award categories. Once complete you can upload your results to your personal Race Roster dashboard.

We are also strongly encouraging every runner to activate and share their individual fundraising pages (link in confirmation email). For everyone who raises $100 or more, their entry fee can be refunded, although we remind you that 100% of your registration fees go directly to BGCSF.

Be sure to watch for an email with your digital goody bag that includes things like printable bibs, masks, Sports Basement coupons and fundraising information and resources.


5K/10K Run & Walk
This 5K event has something for everyone. Go for a win, a personal best or just go out and have some fun in your favorite costume. This event is also open as a fun run or walk. 
Kids' One Mile
$10 Ages
for ages 14 & under
This event is all about the kids! Each child can complete a 1 mile run/walk. Prizes for top finishers and for best costumes. 
"Everything Sports Basement does is awesome . . . I ran the 5k to benefit Boys and Girls Club and it was a great course, tons of of support along the way (even though it was just a 5k!) and a great after party with kids, costume contests (it was Halloween), great food and beer, and a huge turnout of runners and friends and family. Sports Basement is a great example of how a great company culture makes an organization that is a pleasure to interact with on every level." Manda G, TripAdvisor 5 Stars

Although virtual, feel free to run the actualy 5K course, 2 loops for a 10K

How to get here:

Take BART to Embarcadero & hop on the (free!) PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle to the Presidio Transit Center.

From downtown, hop on the 43 to ride right into the Presidio Transit Center.

PresidiGo Shuttle:
Hop on this free shuttle to get to the Presidio Transit Center! Catch it at the Transbay Terminal or at Embarcadero Bart station on Drumm Street (in front of the Hyatt Regency). Walk over Halleck Street onto Old Mason Street and you'll see us!

Become a Halloween 5K to sponsor:


100% of proceeds from your sponsorship will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Learn more & become a sponsor below!

About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

Photo of several children smiling in front of one of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
Sports Basement has been an important partner to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco since 2005, embracing us with their generosity, in-kind gifts and human capital. Together, we can inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.


What are the race fees going towards?
All proceeds from this event will be going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Last year we raised over $100,000 for BGCSF. Help us double that this year!

Will there be an event Expo?
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 risks, we will not have an event expo this year.

How can I confirm my registration?
To confirm your registration, please visit our Registration Look-Up. Please allow 24 hours after registering for your confirmation to appear in the results.

Can I cancel or transfer my registration?
Please contact for all changes. Requests made within one week of the event are not allowed.

When/Where is the Packet Pick Up (PPU)?
All packets will be virtual this year due to COVID-19

Where do I pick up my bib?
Digital bibs will be emailed to all participants. You may print the bib and wear for your run/walk. This is optional.

Will there be a finisher medal?
In an effort to be green, there will not be a finisher medal.  

What are the course time limits?
Kids 1 Mile Challenge: 45 minutes, 5K - 1.5 hour

Can I run with a stroller?
Yes. Please just ensure your stroller can move easily on dirt terrain as the whole course in on the main trails along Crissy Field.  Think "off road" capability. Also note that strollers will begin as the last wave so as not to interfere with the other runners. 

What awards will be given out?

5K: Top 3 overall winners for M & F, 1st place M & F for each of the 3 waves.

Kids 1 Mile: Top 3 Boys and top 3 Girls 

Contact us

Got more questions?! Email us at or call us at 1 (800) 869-6670