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BIG STEPS for Little Friends 5K Run/Walk

Join us on 10/12/2021

(race date estimated)

BIG STEPS for Little Friends 5K Run/Walk Race Description


7th Annual Nihonmachi Little Friends

“Big Steps for Little Friends 5K Event”

We're Going Virtual in 2020! 


Location: "Virtual...From Anywhere in the World"

Race Dates:  Saturday, October 3 thru Monday, October 12, 2020


Register to join, ask your loved-ones to support, and help raise well-needed funds to sustain our programs during this time of Covid-19. 


Your Donations and Registrations Help Keep our Doors Open!


Due to the Pandemic, NLF's Preschool enrollment is at 50% of our normal student capacity and

our After School Program is at only 35%. 

Despite our reduced income from tuition, we remain committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment for our children to learn and grow.  With your support, we will be able to maintain the high-quality programs and staff that has defined NLF for the past 45 years. 


Here is how you can help:

1. Register 

 Click above button to register.

2. Fundraise

Create a Team Page!  

Load your team image, profile image and fundraising goals.

In the TEAM DESCRIPTION, please write:

"Please Donate and Join our Fundraising Team by clicking the links below.  I/We Love NLF because..."  Share one quote or aspect of the NLF program you LOVE! (i.e.quote from child, parent’s perspective, love for an NLF teacher or activity)

SEND link to family and friends and ask that they donate and register to join your team!  They can join from anywhere in the world!  

3. Choose your own 5K adventure!

Have fun! Run, Walk, Bike, and discover the joys of family fitness together! 

Click Here! Here are few routes suggestions!



Watch this quick video detailing how to enjoy the Scavenger Hunts using Google Forms.

Japantown Trivia Hunt

Presidio Story and History Hunt

Golden Gate Park Nature Hunt


4. Tally your total miles!

Complete this form to collectively be counted! (and maybe win a few prizes!) Enter all at one time, or multiple times as you complete a course.  Whatever works for you!

 5. Join us for our 'Virtual Cheer' Live stream - Oct. 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Save the Date!  We will be sharing photos, wins, awarding prizes and pulling our raffle winner. Hope you'll join us!


With your help, we can meet our fundraising goal of $25,000 to keep our children learning, exploring, smiling and thriving.


Event Schedule:

Sep. 18


Registration Opens!  

Register early and receive 2 Raffle Tickets per Registration. 

Create your page, send to loved ones for support! 

Sep. 27
7-8 pm Team Page Tutorial - Live with Q&A

Click here to join the session!

Oct. 1    

Last Day to Register and Receive 2 Raffle Tickets per Registration.

Oct. 3-12

Run, Walk, Bike and enter your results here! 

Enter all at one time, or multiple times as you complete a course.  Whatever works best for you!

Oct. 18 @ 11am


Virtual Live-Stream ‘CHEER’!  

Announcements of raffle and prize winners.

YouTube Link will be provided to all participants!


Registration fee: $25 for adults / $35 after Oct. 1 

Registration fee: $10 for children (17 years and under)




In this time of Covid, you can celebrate the SIP lift by spending two glorious nights in Napa!  Located at 865 Bordeaux Way in the heart of the wine country, enjoy two nights in a 2-bedroom unit that sleeps 8.  Approx. value $1,000. Winner must provide choice of at least two weekends (Fri-Sun or Sat-Mon) in 2021. Additional Raffle Prizes will also be awarded!


The MANY WAYS to secure your Raffle tickets!  

REGISTER EARLY with Family and Friends!

Each registrant will receive one RAFFLE TICKET to be entered into a raffle drawing

One additional RAFFLE TICKET per registrant if you register by October 1.


ASK for DONATIONS by Emailing your TEAM PAGE or CALLING Loved Ones!

One additional RAFFLE TICKET per NLF family for every accumulative $100 donation/pledge received above the $100 minimum requirement. 

Each ticket you earn will automatically be entered into our raffle. The winners will be announced on October 18th during our Virtual Live Stream Cheer !

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Tax ID#94-2325686

Click here to Donate by Credit Card. Checks can be made to: NLF, 1830 Sutter St. SF, CA 94115.   

Be Sure your Donors name/dedicate/note the current NLF student to whom we should credit.   



Matching gifts can double your support to our organization!

Many corporations offer programs that will match employee donations to our organizations.  Matching gifts are an important source of revenue for us.  Nihonmachi Little Friends is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.  All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  If you believe your company will match your donation, feel free to apply, and submit  your forms to us at  Your donation, plus your company match will count in total for your required participation AND toward more raffle tickets for a better chance to win! 


We truly appreciate the support of NLF friends, parents and alumni community that have helped us thrive for the last 45 years. Until we are able to gather in-person again, we hope to see your smiling photos on this registration page to remind us all what an amazing community we have. 

Since 1975, NLF has supported San Francisco and Bay Area families by offering high-quality, affordable, bilingual, multicultural and educational preschool and after school programs.  All proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit our children’s programs and the Plant a Seed Campaign (PASC) for our expanded preschool facilities. More information about NLF and the PASC can be found on our website:


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  • Location: San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Race Date: 2020/10/12 11:30:00 PM (Monday)
  • Categories:
    • Run - Adult
    • Run - Children (17 and under)
    • Walk - Adult
    • Walk - Children (17 and under)

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  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of October 12th, San Francisco, CA can expect temperatures between 51℉ and 65℉ with humidity around 71% and precipitation of 0.12".
    Last year the weather condition was Sunny.
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