Register for Rotary's Annual Father’s Day Spirit Run

The run is scheduled for June 15.

PLEASANTON, CA: Father's Day Spirit Run 2012 Photo credit: Jonathan Lance, On Your Mark Events
PLEASANTON, CA: Father's Day Spirit Run 2012 Photo credit: Jonathan Lance, On Your Mark Events

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton invites all to its 21st Annual Father’s Day Spirit Run – presented by the accounting firm of Sensiba San Filippo, will be held on Sunday morning, June 15 (Father’s Day), in downtown Pleasanton, under the Main Street Arch. Produced by the Pleasanton Rotary, this popular Dad’s Day community tradition supports scholarships for Pleasanton students and community & international projects of The Rotary Club of Pleasanton.

There is a race or walk event for every member of the family, including the 5KRun/Walk, or the 10K Run. In addition, there will be three separate Kid’s Challenge Races—for children ages 2-8. The 5K and 10K certified courses are flat and fast, using the monitored downtown streets of Pleasanton and a portion of the paved and un-paved Arroyo Trails. The start and finish lines are located under, or very close to the Pleasanton arch, located on Main Street. The Kids’ Challenge is a number of 100-yard dashes on Main Street, finishing right underneath the arch.

Beautifully etched-glass trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, as well as the first-place male and female Masters (over 50-years old) winners. In addition, medals are given three deep in designated age groups for both male and female participants. Each child participating in the Kids’ Challenge will receive a finisher ribbon. 

Last year’s results: 5K Run & Walk and 10K Run.

Entry fees


Kids’ Challenge - $10

5K & 10K - $25 grades K-8; $45 high school students and adults; $25 each for families of four, or more; $30 group rate each, four registrants or more. 

Race-day Registration:

Kids’ Challenge - $15

5K & 10K - $35 grades K-8; $40 high school students and adults; $35 each for families of four, or more (no group rates on day of race).

Those who have sent in registration forms that are POSTMARKED no later than June 2, or registered online by June 4, may pick up their race packet and T-shirts at Fleet Feet Sports of Pleasanton234#A Main Street, Pleasanton, Friday, June 13, from Noon-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 14 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Final mail-in registration must be postmarked by June 10. Final online registration will close at 10:00 p.m., June 11. After these dates, registration will only be available on the day of the race.

Participants will receive a commemorative Tech T-shirt, refreshments, and entry into a huge raffle. The 10K Race will start at 8:00 a.m., with the 5K Run and Walk beginning at8:20 a.m. The Kids’ Challenge events will begin around 9:30 a.m. Check-in and race-day registration opens at 6:30 a.m.

Finisher Ribbons will be given to all Kid's Challenge participants. Beautifully etched-glass trophies will go to top male and female finishers and top Masters (over 50-years old). And, Cool medals will be awarded three deep in designated age groups for male and female participants. 

For more Spirit Run information and/or an application, contact On Your Mark Race Events at 209-795-7832, or visit their website.


This Run, originally known as “ACT II” (Arroyo Centennial Trails Run), began in 1994 as part of the Pleasanton Heritage Days.  On Sunday, June 7, 1998, the name of the runwas changed to "The Rotary Club of Pleasanton Spirit Run." The course was designed to feature several of Pleasanton's natural assets and landmarks while allowing runners of all ages to participate. This even has raised over $900 for college scholarships. TheSpirit Run represents the efforts of more than 100 Rotary members and other volunteers.

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—Information submitted by Rotary Club of Pleasanton



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