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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
4th Annual Walk/Run for Kids' Sake


5K FunRun or Walk For Kids’ Sake

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Lake Merritt, Oakland

Walk or run with your friends, family, club or corporate team, and help change the lives of Bay Area youth in need.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area invites you to be a part of our 4th Annual Walk for Kids’ Sake. This year’s walk will be held in Oakland for the first time, to proudly spotlight and engage the East Bay community. Join us for a 5K fun run or pleasant 3-mile walk around Oakland’s beautiful Lake Merritt followed by a lakeside festival celebrating the East Bay, to benefit at-risk youth. All proceeds will support Big Brothers Big Sisters mission to provide 1-to-1 mentorship programs to children facing adversity, to change their lives for the better, forever.

Registration fees

Individual Registration Closed

Family Registration Closed

Must be a family of three or more to qualify for discount at checkout.

Team Registration Closed

Must be a team of three or more to qualify for discount at checkout.

One (1) Big Dream Vacation Raffle Ticket Closed

One lucky winner will get their choice of a dream vacation at one of several luxurious destinations, complete with airfare*, luxury lodging and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Winner's Choice of trips include: Fiji Paradise Game of Thrones Fan Journey to Winterfell/Ireland Walt Disney World/Star Wars Tour, FL Hamilton on Broadway *Airfare provided for US Domestic trips only.

Three (3) Big Dream Vacation Raffle Tickets Closed

One lucky winner will get their choice of a dream vacation at one of several luxurious destinations, complete with airfare*, luxury lodging and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Winner's Choice of trips include: Fiji Paradise Game of Thrones Fan Journey to Winterfell/Ireland Walt Disney World/Star Wars Tour, FL Hamilton on Broadway *Airfare provided for US Domestic trips only.

Race-Day Continental Breakfast $6 ($8 at event) Closed

Arrive early for good parking and help yourself to a spread of coffee, tea, juice, Firebrand Artisan Pastries, Noah's Bagels and more by Town Kitchen, a social enterprise that provides jobs for urban youth. ($8.00 day of event)

Hot Arepa Lunch Platter with Sides $13 ($15 at event) Closed

Sweet yellow corn arepas stuffed with choice of pulled pork, shredded beef or sweet plantains with vaciado and black beans, with hearty sides of plantains or yucca fries. from Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen

Cold Sandwich Box Lunch ​$8 ($10 at event) Closed

Choice of ​Fennel Roasted Chicken Salad, ​Roast Beef OR ​Roasted Veg Sando ​from Town Kitchen​ ($10 at Event)

About the Walk/Run for Kids' Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area invites you to be a part of our 4th Annual Walk for Kids’ Sake. This year’s walk will be held in Oakland for the first time, to proudly spotlight and engage the East Bay community. Join us for a 5K fun run or pleasant 3-mile walk around Oakland’s beautiful Lake Merritt followed by a lakeside festival celebrating the East Bay, to benefit at-risk youth. All proceeds will support Big Brothers Big Sisters mission to provide 1-to-1 mentorship programs to children facing adversity, to change their lives for the better, forever.

There are nearly 800 children on our waitlist today, hoping for a Big Brother or Big Sister. This year’s Walk For Kids’ Sake aims to raise $100,000 - enough to cover a year of mentorship for 40 to 60 "Littles" - and to enlist 100 new men to serve as Big Brothers to 100 long-waiting boys.

Participating in the Walk for Kids’ Sake is a great way to "do good together," bond with your family, friends or coworkers through a fun active day at Lake Merritt while helping children facing adversity in the East Bay and beyond.

Event Schedule

  • October 21 8:45 AM PDT - VIP Breakfast

  • October 21 9:30 AM PDT - VIP Celebrity-Led Warm-Up & Stretch

  • October 21 10:00 AM PDT - Run/Walk Event Start

  • October 21 11:15 AM PDT - Awards Ceremony Lakeside Lunch & Festival with music, food, and booths showcasing East Bay busin

  • October 21 12:30 PM PDT - Festival Ends

Contact Information

Event Location

Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA, United States

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