The Run for Life, which honors the late Father John Malloy, SDB, founding chaplain of the Walk for Life West Coast and first winner of the walk’s St. Gianna Molla award for pro-life heroism, is a production of the Walk for Life West Coast and LIFE Runners.

The run will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot on the north side of the Polo Fields in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park at 1232 JFK Drive. Runners will run half-way around the Polo Fields, proceed west, then turn east for over a mile on John F. Kennedy Drive before turning south on Chain of Lakes Dr. E. The final turn will be at South Lake, west onto the trail toward a final 3/4 lap around the Polo Fields.  The finish is just past the original starting line at the parking lot on the north side of the Polo Fields.  All participants will find ample parking along JFK Drive, near the Polo Fields.

It was Father Malloy’s support and hosting of San Francisco’s 2004 Rally in Defense of Marriage which gave the impetus to the creation of the first Walk for Life West Coast in 2005. LIFE Runners, the world’s first pro-life running team, was co-founded by running partners Dr. Pat Castle and Dr. Rich Reich in 2008 as the pro-life action arm of the LIFE Group Devotions which they had co-founded in 2007

To register for the Father Malloy 5K Run for Life, please go to the LIFE Runners sign-up page: which will complete both your LIFE Runner and 2015 Father Malloy Walk for Life 5K registrations (be sure to check “Yes” for the Father Malloy 5K field.

To learn more about the Father Malloy 5K for Life, click here.