15th Annual GO2 San Francisco 5K Walk/Run 9/23/23


With this 5 kilometer (k) walk/run, you are helping to raise awareness of lung cancer in San Francisco and to fund innovative research, life-saving patient support services and advocacy efforts through GO2 for Lung Cancer.

Step out with your community to raise funding and awareness to confront lung cancer!


Event Day Information

Event Location

Lake Merced
Lot at Sunset Blvd. & Lake Merced Blvd. (Sunset Circle)
San Francisco, CA 94132

Event Schedule - NEW EARLIER TIME

9:00 A.M. - Day of Registration & Pre-registration Check-in Opens
10:00 A.M. - Opening Ceremony
10:15 A.M. - Survivor Photo
10:20 A.M. - Kids Dash
10:30 A.M. - Official Start (5K)
11:30 A.M. - Celebration & Awards

5K Route - NEW

The 5K walk/run is an out-and-back route along a paved path. 

NOTE: We are going in a different direction than previous years. There will be markers along the route and one water stop near the turnaround point.


Meet Your Event Chair

We are excited to welcome your local healthcare professionals as chairs for this year's event!

Millie Das, MD
Chief, Oncology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University

Walk or run with Dr. Das on September 23 as part of her team: Palo Alto VA


Pre-event Step Challenge

This year we are hosting a pre-event step challenge to collectively log 1.5 million steps leading up to event day in honor of our 15th year in San Francisco! Join us by dedicating your fitness to those impacted by lung cancer. 

Once you register, you will be emailed a link to download our new mobile app, Good Move™, that allows you to track your steps AND to share your fundraising page with friends and family from your mobile device. We can't wait to see you on the leaderboard!

Registration Fees

Pre-event Registration Fees

General 5K: $35
Students (Ages 13-24) & Seniors (60+) 5K: $25 
Youth (Ages 5-12) 5K and Kids Dash: $15  

Lung Cancer Patient/Survivor: FREE (shirt included)
Veteran or Active-duty Military: FREE (shirt included)
Youth Ages 0-4: FREE (no shirt included) 
Virtual Participant: FREE (shirt earned at $50 raised)

Day of Registration Fees

General 5K: $40
Students (Ages 13-24) & Seniors (60+) 5K: $30 
Youth (Ages 5-12) 5K and Kids Dash: $20  

Lung Cancer Patient/Survivor: FREE (shirt included)
Veteran or Active-duty Military: FREE (shirt included)
Youth Ages 0-4: FREE (no shirt included)  



All in-person participants who register at least 3 weeks prior to event day will receive your T-shirt when you check-in on event day**. 

All virtual participants will receive your T-shirt in the mail after the event if you reach at least $50 raised. 

All Lung Cancer Survivors, regardless of participation type, will receive an event t-shirt either on event day**, or mailed to your home after the event if participating virtually. 

**T-shirt sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis on event day. Be sure to arrive early for the best selection!


Event Awards

The following teams and individuals will be recognized on event day:

  • Top 3 Individual Fundraisers
  • Top 3 Fundraising Teams
  • Top Mover - Individual with the Most Steps recorded by 9/23/23
  • Team with the Most Steps recorded by 9/23/23
  • Largest Team

5K Race Awards:

  • Overall Male
  • Overall Female
  • Overall Non-binary
  • Age Group Awards

Medals will be awarded to the top three (3) finishers in each age group. Participants compete in the following Male, Female and Non-binary age groups:

  • 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. You must be present at the awards ceremony to receive your prize.

Earn Fun GO2 Swag and Fundraising Prizes!

Individual Fundraising Prizes

The more your raise, the more options you unlock! Pick up your earned item at the registrations tables on event day or contact us to have your incentive mailed to you.

$250+ GO2 Sling Bag

$500+ GO2 Sling Bag OR a GO2 Water Bottle

$1,000+ Either of the above OR a GO2 1/4 Zip Pullover

NEW Team Prizes

Team Tent - Every team who raises $5,000 or more by 9/15/23 will earn a designated Team Gathering Space with a 10 x 10 team tent for event day. Here, your team can meet-up and enjoy the event together. In addition, your team's shirts and bibs will also be waiting for you; this means you all get to skip pre-registration check-in!

Start fundraising today to earn your tent!


Packet Pick-Up Information

NO PACKET PICK-UP! You can pick up your t-shirt and bib at the registration tables on event day.


Volunteers Make a Difference

Help make a difference in the lives of all those affected by lung cancer by volunteering with this year's event! To sign-up, email us and tell us you want to volunteer for the GO2 San Francisco 5K Walk/Run event on Sept. 23!


Join GO2 in Motion!

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