Race for the Arts

Annual event that takes place in August, benefiting California nonprofit arts programs
  • August

    Grab your running shoes, friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and join the fun! Race for the Arts is for everyone ̶ the serious runners (5K timed by B-tag) and for the casual runner/walker. Run, walk, jog or jeté along the racecourse in Sacramento’s shady William Land Park.

    Entertainment throughout the racecourse and a FREE Arts Festival – What’s not to love? Come out for the Race and stay for the Free Arts Festival with food, hands-on booths and plenty of entertainment. Visit Sacramento’s restaurants and attractions – for Hotel Specials, go to https://www.visitsacramento.com/hotels/race-for-the-arts/
    Race for the Arts raises funds and awareness for California nonprofit visual, performing, cultural, literary and culinary arts organizations, and school music, drama, literary, art and culinary arts programs. They receive 100% of Pledges designated to them.

    Race for the Arts is more than a run, it's an experience.  It's also a great way to help your favorite CALIFORNIA-WIDE nonprofit visual, performing, cultural, literary arts organization and school music, drama, literary, and art program.  They receive 100% of pledges designated to them.  It's simple  ̶ you decide what nonprofit arts organization or school program you want your pledges to benefit.  Write  their name on the line provided on the Pledge Form.  Collect pledges and mail them in to the address on the Pledge Form.  Over the past 18 years, over 200 arts groups and school programs have benefited, and that number can keep growing.  Pledges are not a requirement to participant in Race for the Arts.

    Coming from out of town?  Check out https://www.visitsacramento.com/hotels/race-for-the-arts/

    *Race for the Arts is an event with exercise, entertainment, and plenty of fun. Run or walk and be entertained by costumed characters, music, art, dance, and interactive booths. Raise funds for any California nonprofit visual, performing, and cultural arts organizations or school music, drama, and art programs. 100% of pledge monies benefit your designated organization. Pledges are not a requirement of the Race, but they're a great way to raise awareness and funds for your organization and school program.