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. 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. The registration pricing timeline is as follows:


  • November 27 - December 18: $44
  • December 19 - January 1: $49
  • January 2 - January 6: $52

All proceeds benefit Extra Yard for Teachers programming. To register, click here!

PLEASE NOTE: A clear bag policy will be in effect for all Championship Campus events.