Date TBD: 9:00am Start

As part of the two day Alameda Running Festival, the ARF 5k kicks off the weekend, taking place on Saturday and it benefits the Alameda Meals on Wheels and Alameda Education Foundation. Read more at 

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We are excited to be partnering with the 4th of July and the December Midway shelter runs to highlight all of the fantastic 5k and family run events we have on the Island

The Island 5k challenge will Incorporate each of the 5k's on the Island in 2017 to build a community feel around the running community while bringing additional awareness to the beneficiaries that are linked to these great events. The event dates and beneficiaries are listed below:

The 4th of July race benefits the Midway Shelter of Alameda and follows the historic Mayors 4th of July parade route. Read more and register at

Finishing out the first year of the 5k challenge, the Midway Shelter 5k will take place at the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal and run along the Bay Farm coastal trail. for more information visit the website

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November 4th,  2017: 9:00am Start

Alameda Holiday Kick-Off 5k and kids run

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‚ÄčAlameda Hospital Foundation 5k and kids run 

Alameda 4th of July Run

July 4th, 2017: 9:00am Start

Alameda Running Festival 5k

Alameda Midway Shelter 5k

September 16th, 2017: 9:00am Start

Alameda Hospital Foundation with start and end at the Harbor Bay Club in Alameda. Register at Event Benefits the Alameda Hospital Foundation

Kicking off the Holiday season, this is the only event in the Island challenge that is not raising money for a local charity, The Holiday 5k raises money for the Multiple Myeloma Foundation in honor of Steve's dad that passed in 2013. You can read more about this event at 

May 21st, 2017: 9:00am Start

Participants that complete 3 of the 5 eligible 5k events and will be automatically included in the 5k challenge. If you compete in 3 of the 5 you will be eligible to receive a special challenge finisher medal. In addition, at the conclusion of 2017 the times will be combined together and the top 3 Male and Female participants for each 10 year age group category will also receive a larger, custom branded 2017 Island 5k Challenge medal. Lastly, there will be a "biggest improvement" category where we will take the first 5k and the last 5k run and calculate the difference. the top 3 Male, and top 3 Female participants with the biggest improvement will also receive a special award. 

We look forward to everyones participation and support of some great charities on the Island!