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40th Annual Ray’s Race 5k Run and Walk

Runners and walkers of all ages and ability are welcome.

By Julie Vieselmeyer, MS

The 40th Annual Ray’s Race 5k Run and Walk, will be held during the 2018 APA Convention at Crissy Field on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at 7 a.m. You won’t want to miss this run along the San Francisco Bay, complete with beautiful and iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Marin Headlands.

Ray’s Race was named in honor of Ray Fowler, PhD, former APA CEO and founder of the Running Psychologists. Since 1979, the Running Psychologists have hosted a 5k run and walk at the Annual APA Convention.  The event welcomes and encourages runners and walkers of all ages and ability. The purpose of the race is to “promote well-being and physical fitness among psychologists and in the community at large by calling special attention to the benefits of running and similar aerobic activities.”

Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group as well as for the top male and female finishers. This year will also showcase a competition between divisions–encourage your friends and colleagues to sign-up!

Registration is $40 for professionals; $30 for students. All participants will receive a t-shirt and post-race refreshments, with the opportunity to mingle with like-minded professionals.

Register Online 


We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco. Happy running!

Call for Sponsorship

Running Psychologists, a section of Div. 47 (Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology) is calling for sponsors for the 40th Annual Ray’s Race 5k Run and Walk, to be held at the APA Convention in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.

Corporate sponsorship donation is $1,000, which is used to pay for race expenses including management, city permits, prizes and refreshments. Divisions of APA have been sponsors with donations from $250 to $1000. In addition to the monetary donation, some sponsors have also donated products such as books and tests, which are given out as prizes at the race.

Sponsorship will entitle donating companies, organizations, and divisions to the following:

  • Sponsor logo will be printed on the back of the race t-shirt.
  • Sponsor will be listed prominently on the race registration announcements, which will be distributed to all attendees at the APA Convention.
  • Sponsor will be thanked on a banner displayed at the Division Services booth, located near the convention registration area.
  • Sponsor will be thanked at the post-race awards ceremony.
  • Sponsor will receive one race entry for a representative of their choosing.

Many thanks to all our sponsors!

Our past sponsors have included: American Psychological Association, ASPPB, Argosy University – College of Clinical Psychology, American Insurance Trust, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc., National Register of Health Service Psychologists, New Harbinger Publications, Sage Publications, Temple University, APAGS, and APA Divs. 47, 19, 20 and 50.

For more information on how to become a sponsor, or to renew your sponsorship, please contact:

Julie Vieselmeyer, President
Running Psychologists
(206) 859-9881
Facebook: @runningpsychologists