The PyCon 5k
fun run

Many Pythonistas are active runners. More are probably waiting for a kick in the pants to get up, get out the door, and start running. Well, here's your chance! Whether its part of your regular training, a New Years resolution, or whatever -- we hope you'll join us for the inaugural PyCon 5k.

Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome!

Results & Photos


Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 7:00am (before the conference starts on Saturday).


The run will be an out-and-back course starting on San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail which runs just beside the PyCon venue. The course runs north along the trail towards the bay, turns west along the Baylands Park Trail, then north along the San Francisco Bay Trail to a nice view of the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay at the turn-around point.

See the course map for more details, including trail access and such.

About half the course is paved, the other half on a groomed gravel path. Road shoes, trail shoes, or minimalists shoes will be just fine.


Please register online - note that registration is separate from registration for PyCon itself.

The run is "pay what you want" -- so free if you like. All proceeds will be donated to charity; we'll be supporting Autism Speaks, the American Cancer Society, and the Epilepsy Foundation.

NB: T-shirts are no longer available, though you may sign up. A limited number of extra t-shirts will be available at the race.

Want to make this your first 5K?

If this'll be your first run - congratulations! If you're looking for a simple training plan to help you get in shape, we recommend Couch to 5K (also see - it's how your conference chair, Jesse Noller, and program chair, Jacob Kaplan-Moss, got started.


If you have any questions please contact Nick Lang or Jacob Kaplan-Moss.

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