Those who register before Wednesday, June 28, can pick up your bib and t shirt at Lauren's Closet at 1420 Park Street on Otherwise, come to the starting line starting at 7:30 AM to check in, get your bib, and t shirt.

July 1 Saturday 10 AM -7 PM
July 2 Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM
July 3, Monday 10 AM -7 PM

About the R.A.C.E.

NOTE: The R.A.C.E. starts at a new earlier time this year at 9AM. R.A.C.E. Day registration starts at 7:30 AM, so, run or walk the R.A.C.E. and then watch the parade. Runners and walkers please do not return through the parade route since it disrupts the parade.

The R.A.C.E. is a five kilometer (3.1 mile) run and walk through Alameda starting at 9AM just before the 4th of July Parade. It benefits the Midway Shelter for Women and Children.

The course starts at 1420 Park Street in front of Lauren’s Closet and follows the Alameda parade route ending at Haight and Webster.

Awards: Race Prizes
Medals for the top 3 men and top 3 women in the following brackets: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.

How to Register

If you would like to participate by running or walking, please register by clicking on the button below. Once at the web page, select registration at the top of the page and follow the instructions. The first 500 to register will get t- shirts.

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If you would like to register by mail, please download the official application (.pdf), fill it out and mail the apllication along with your entry fee to the addres below. Also, please review the City of Alameda Waiver of Liability (.pdf).

How to Donate

Proceeds for this event benefit the Alameda Midway Shelter for Abused & Homeless Women and Children.

If you cannot attend the R.A.C.E. but would like to help support the Midway Shelter, please send your donation to the address below or make your contributinon through the Donate button.

Your donation is fully tax deductible since the Midway Shelter is a 501-C corporation. Use Tax I.D. 94-3078153 for your tax records. Mail your your contribution to:

Alameda RACE
c/o Island City Runners
PO Box 1493
Alameda, CA 94501

If you have any questions, please contact the R.A.C.E. hotline at
510-523-2647 or by email.