The Extra Yard 5K is a family-friendly 3.1 run/walk hosted in conjunction with the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship that offers a chance for locals as well as out-of-town fans to take part in championship weekend.

On January 6, 2019, the Extra Yard 5K is coming to San Jose, California.  The spirited course is unique to this event with a route through downtown San Jose, San Jose State University and finishing at Cesar Chavez Plaza for a post-race tailgate party featuring live entertainment, activities with race sponsors, and a post-race awards ceremony.

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. In addition, the Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female will each win two tickets to the CFP National Championship on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Levi's Stadium.

Registration includes one ticket to the CFP's interactive fan event, Playoff Fan Central, a participant shirt, a finisher’s medal, a race bib, and one entry into a drawing to win two tickets to the national championship game.

All proceeds benefit Extra Yard for Teachers programming.


Click here to see the race results.


Each participant must register through the race site in order to participate.  Registration fees will increase periodically leading up to the event.

  • Now - November 12 : $35
  • November 13 - November 26: $39
  • November 27 - December 18: $44
  • December 19 - January 1: $49
  • January 2 - January 6: $52

Educators can register at ANY time for only $25! Use the code "TEACHER" upon checkout to receive your discount.

Click HERE to register now!


Participants may pick up bibs and shirts at Sports Basement in Campbell on Saturday, January 5th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. All participants will receive 20% off in-store purchases by showing their race bib.

Sports Basement Campbell: The Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 S Bascom Ave Suite 240, Campbell, CA 95008

*Race day registration may or may not be available pending an event sell-out.


There are numerous lots at or near the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.  All will be convenient to both the start and finish of the event.


Start Line:  S. Market St. & San Salvador

Finish Line: Cesar Chavez Plaza.


*Course subject to change