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Jim Tracy 5K to Defeat ALS
Golden Gate Park - Mother's Meadow (near Pioneer Log Cabin & Stowe Lake)

This year marks the second annual Jim Tracy 5K to Defeat ALS! This event is sponsored by the University High School Cross Country team of San Francisco and will take place in Golden Gate Park on Sunday, April 17th, 2016. Everyone is invited to join us on this special occasion. Come have your 5K timed while supporting the vision of The ALS Association Golden West Chapter to create a world without ALS!



Jim Tracy, the inspirational track coach at San Francisco University High School (UHS), lost his courageous battle with ALS. Jim touched countless lives during his remarkable coaching career, spanning two decades and 40 seasons at UHS.  His dedication to the student’s success helped the UHS team win 10 state cross country titles in 19 seasons and four straight California Division V titles from 2009-2012. These successes led to Jim’s induction into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame in 2013.

Jim’s leadership, grit, determination and his students powerful will to “finish”, led to the creation of an award-winning documentary "Running for Jim".  The film tells the inspiring story of this record-breaking high school running coach and his battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, as well as the historical events that brought his 2010 championship team to international attention.  It also served as a tribute to Jim’s career through the eyes of colleagues, family, and runners, and provided deep insight and awareness of the realities Jim faced while living with the disease.  

The legacy that Jim leaves to the world and to the ALS community is to "never give up", no matter what the challenge.

For more information, please visit or contact Cate Taylor at or 510-251-2572, ext. 310.

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2 Stowe Lake Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

This event does not require an RSVP.