Our Mission
Race for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness and increases audiences for California nonprofit performing, literary, cultural, and visual arts organizations, along with school music, literary, drama, and art programs.

Race for the Arts 2014
Race for the Arts in historic, shady William Land Park is more than a run it's an experience! Come for the Run and stay for the Arts Festival. Join in the 5k (b-tagged for those who want to have their run timed) and fun runs along a racecourse dotted with live entertainment. Experience hands-on visual, cultural, performing and literary arts at 45 interactive booths. New this year is the Monterey Bay Aquarium octopus puppet display along with a large mural that kids will get to help paint (located at the KFBK Tent). After the race, grab a bite and enjoy continuous free entertainment on the amphitheatre stage.

100% of your pledges benefit your designated group. This is your opportunity to make a difference for your favorite arts organization and/or school program. The donation program is optional and supplemental to the event entry fee.

Donations/Pledge Forms
It is through pledged donations that organizations and schools benefit. Click here to download a Pledge Form to print. Please make as many copies as you need for members of your organization. TIP: You can obtain pledges through websites, newsletters, board meetings, incentives, teams, families, friends, co-workers, and challenges.

Pledge monies may be turned in the day of the race, or may be mailed by October 6 to:

Race for the Arts
P. O. Box 799
Folsom, CA 95763

Please make checks payable to "Race for the Arts." Be sure to designate the organization or school you want your donations to benefit. Contributions not earmarked for a specific group are directed to the Race for the Arts Endowment Fund. Gift certificates will be sent to those submitting $500 or more in donations. Prizes will be sent 10 to 12 weeks after the event, based on total donations received by the deadline.

Click here to download a flyer that you can personalize for your organization or school to help advertise the event and your pledge drive.

Race Details
Run, walk, or come out and cheer at the 15th Annual Race for the Arts in Sacramento's beautiful, shady, and scenic William Land Park.

Race for the Arts 5 km Run/Walk and Children's Fun Runs
Saturday, August 23, 2014

8:30 A.M. - 5 km RUN/WALK (3.1 miles)

9:30 A.M. - KIDS' FUN RUNS
  • 1/4 mile (age 5 and under)
  • 1/2 mile (ages 6-9)
  • 1/2 mile (ages 10-12)

  • Starting Line: 15th Avenue and Land Park Drive, Sacramento

    Race Registration
    You can register online and pay by credit card (small service fee applies) or download an entry form, which you can complete online and then print, sign, and mail with your entry fee check. Entry forms are also available at Raley's & Bel Air, Applebee's, California Family Fitness Centers, and Hobrecht Lighting. Teams of ten or more can take advantage of a 20% discount in registration fees if entry forms are mailed together to the address listed on the form.

    You can register in person and/or pick up your packet at Fleet Feet, 2311 J Street on August 22, from 10:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. Or, you can register race morning at William Land Park, beginning at 7:00 A.M.

    Entry Fees and Deadlines
    Enter by August 17:
    Adults - $25       Kids Fun Runs (ages 12 and under) - $12

    Entry forms postmarked after August 17:
    Adults - $30       Kids Fun Runs (ages 12 and under) - $15

    Entry fee includes custom race T-shirt, socks by Trumpette, post-race refreshments, overall and age-group awards, and entertainment.

    Volunteer
    If you and/or your organization would like to help, volunteers are needed in many race areas. Please download a Volunteer Sign-up Form to print, complete, and mail or fax back. We appreciate your participation!

    Become a Sponsor
    Help support the arts in your community and schools. Take advantage of an exceptional marketing opportunity by becoming a sponsor of Race for the Arts. Contact Sally Rice at (916) 966-8893 or sriceecp@aol.com.

    Sign Up to Perform
    Nonprofit arts organizations and schools are invited to perform at the race on August 23. Click here to download a Performance Participation form to complete and return via fax or email.

    Sign Up for an Interactive Booth
    A 6-foot table and two chairs will be provided free to any nonprofit arts organization or school to promote their programs and upcoming seasons at the race on August 23. Click here to download a Booth Reservation form to complete and return via fax or email.

    For product marketing and commercial promotion, the sponsorship fee is $500 and exhibitors must be approved by Race for the Arts; please contact Sally Rice at (916) 966-8893 for further information.

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