Hello runners and walkers, dear friends of Animal Run.

Thank you for being here and registering for this virtual event. It means so much that you are staying connected despite the lack of communication during these past few tumultuous months.

If you are new, thank you for your interest in animal welfare, outdoor activity and a plant-based lifestyle.


As it is currently dangerous to gather in groups, it is safest to run on your own and in areas you know well.  That means we cannot hold an official race as we are not placing athletes in equal conditions. In effect, this fundraiser event is non-competitive run/walk.


You have one month to finish your distance starting Sunday August 30, 2020 but you must finish by midnight PT on Wednesday September 30, 2020.


Please practice social distancing and wearing a face mask in consideration for each other.  Wear one earbud to ensure you hear oncoming traffic. Wear reflective gear if you are outside at night.


Your registration fees will support the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Learn more about Animal Run’s beneficiaries here.

We’ll be changing the design for 2020, but here’s feedback below from one of our runners of our beautiful volunteers making beautiful medals from pre-pandemic years.


These are awesome ribbons. The best event medals I have received. Great colors and design! Thanks for the effort!

Finishers will also receive a two-tone cotton face mask and doggies will get a doggie neckerchief.  1/2 marathoners will receive an extra digital token of appreciation.

2019 – Another epic race day for the animals, made possible by you.

2018 – Watch the impact you made on 170 innocent lives.


An Enormous Amount of Gratitude to our local Partners! Please click into the logo to learn more about these Bay Area businesses and support them by making a purchase

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