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Sun April 28, 2024 San Jose, CA 95136 US


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'll wear your 5K shirt, recruit friends and post photos on Instagram or Facebook (tag @foster5k and @childadvocatessv).

What time should I arrive on Race Day? Suggested arrival time is 8:00 to 8:15am.  We will be ready to hand out same day bib pickup at 8:00am, although we much prefer you pickup on Friday or Saturday at one of our packet pickup locations (makes the morning go much more smoothly).

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.

Are dogs allowed on the course? We love our furry friends! Because of safety concerns, we do not allow dogs on the 5K race course. However, dogs are allowed at the park and can join us for the the pre and post-race party!

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 and Diana at

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