Join us IN PERSON on Sunday, April 24, 2022

About the Event: 

The 8th annual Jim Tracy 5k to Defeat ALS is a one-day community event for runners and walkers of all levels. We offer a timed 5k race, as well as a 1 mile walking route (not timed) in Golden Gate Park near Pioneer Log Cabin and Stow Lake.

Join us and register today as we come together as a community to defeat ALS in Jim Tracy's memory, for all of those we have lost, and to all of those we are running in honor of now.

If you are unable to join us in Golden Gate Park for the 2022 Jim Tracy 5k to Defeat ALS, we encourage you to register as a virtual participant and participate YOUR WAY from wherever you are in the world and help us raise much-needed funds for our ALS community.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In the event that we have to transition entirely to a virtual event, registration fees will be converted into a meaningful donation and will be counted toward that participant's fundraising total.

For more information regarding the COVID-19 safety protocols for this year's Jim Tracy 5k, please visit our COVID-19 Safety Protocols page by clicking here.

For more Event-Day Details, please check out this Event-Day Details document!

Day of Schedule *

7:00 AM - Volunteers Arrive
8:00 AM - Day-Of Registration Opens
8:15 AM - Check-In / Bib Pick-up Opens
8:50 AM - Line Up at the Start Line Arch
9:00 AM - Race / Walk Begins
10:00 AM - Awards Ceremony

* Schedule is subject to change

Directions & Parking

The Jim Tracy 5k to Defeat ALS will start and finish at the Meadow near Pioneer Log Cabin and Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park (2 Stow Lake Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118).

Parking is available around Stow Lake from the MLK Drive entrance. From there, it is a short walk to the Meadow where you will see us. Alternatively, there is street parking on Fulton.
Get directions to the Stow Lake parking area here.

Course Map

* Please note: the 2022 course route will be the same as the route in 2019.

For a detailed 5k route map, please click here.

Registration Fee Schedule

November 22 - February 28: $35
March 1 - April 21: $45
Race-day registration will be available on Sunday, April 24 at the Day-of Registration tent for $55

Persons with ALS: FREE - please email for discount code.

Virtual Participants (those unable to attend the in-person event): FREE - register as a virtual participant here.

Register to join us today!

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Fundraising Incentives


Overall Winner (Male & Female): Prize will be announced shortly

Top 3 Overall Winners (Male & Female):
Prize will be announced shortly

Winner of each age group (Male & Female):
Prize will be announced shortly

Age Groups:

Results from previous races

2018 4th Annual Jim Tracy 5K to Defeat ALS

2019 5th Annual Jim Tracy 5K to Defeat ALS

2022 8th Annual Jim Tracy 5k to Defeat ALS


Runner Checklist

  • Be sure to check in with the recommendations from the CDC on running outdoors.
  • Sunglasses or other protective eyewear
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Waterbottle
  • Running Shoes