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Northern California Brain Tumor Walk

The Northern California brain tumor community will come together on June 8, 2024, raise awareness and funds to support the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. Join us for a morning of celebration, remembrance and hope at the San Francisco Zoo. Your community is here. Let’s discover a cure, together.

Join us:

All registrations include NBTS participant t-shirt, light refreshments and zoo admission.
In-person participation options include an event t-shirt if you register prior to May 8, 2024. Event t-shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants. Registration fees will increase 30 days prior to event day, and again on event week.

  • Adult Participant – $35
  • Youth Participant (12 and younger) – $15
  • Child Participant (3 and younger) – Free
  • Volunteer – FREE

New in 2024

Virtual Participant – FREE registration for those who are unable to attend the event in person. Event t-shirts will be mailed to all virtual participants who raise $75 or more by May 8, 2024. T-shirts will arrive to you by event day. Virtual participants who register after May 8, 2024, will not qualify for an event t-shirt.

Plan your day:

Event Schedule

9:00 am – Check In
9:10 am – Light breakfast
10:30 am – Event Program and Celebration of Life
11:00 am – Event concluded, visit the zoo!

Zoo is open for discovery!


The Zoo parking lot has two entrances, one off of the Great Highway for people driving from the East Bay and South Bay, and one off of Sloat Boulevard at 47th Avenue for those driving from the North Bay. There is only one exit from the parking lot – putting everyone northbound on the Great Highway.

Guests planning to park in the Zoo’s parking lot need to purchase a parking voucher on site on the day of your visit.

Parking can be paid for three ways once you arrive at the Zoo.
1. At the ticket office windows when you arrive or when you leave
2. At the Little Puffer Train station (11am-4:30pm)
3. Scan the QR code on posters throughout the Zoo, pay online and retrieve an exit pass at the Gatehouse on your way out

Please note, paid parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. There is free parking on the street along Sloat Boulevard.

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Fundraising Resources & Help Desk:

National Brain Tumor Society wants to make sure you are successful in your fundraising efforts. Equip yourself with these curated fundraising resources to maximize your impact.

Team and Individual Fundraising Incentives

Individual Fundraising Prizes:


Team Fundraising Prize:

Every team who raises $10,000 by June 1 will qualify for a team tent on event day!

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Event Sponsorship

As an event sponsor, your organization will connect with the brain tumor community on a platform that will enable meaningful and enduring impact for both your brand and our mission. Sponsorship will allow your organization to make a difference in the lives of millions.

For more information, please contact: or 617.863.8345.

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For more information about the Northern California Brain Tumor Walk & Race, please contact your Regional Director, Suzanne Isbell at

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