FAQ

Your hub for Bay Day how-tos and frequently asked questions

General Questions

Presented by IBM Bay Area and Facebook, in partnership with San Francisco Bay Trail and AllTrails, Bay Day is a month-long celebration from October 1-31 that challenges everyone to get outdoors and experience our beautiful Bay. In October 2020, Save The Bay expanded what began as a one-day, in-person event into a safe, flexible, and inclusive way for everyone to explore the Bay in their own way.

This year there are 2 ways to get involved:

  • 25-Mile Challenge: Explore the Bay and walk, bike, run, wheel, or paddle a combined total of 25 miles of local shoreline trails
  • 5 Bay-Related Activities: Create your own adventure and complete 5 activities – of any type – that connects you to the Bay.
We can't wait to see how you get involved!
No! Bay Day is a free event for everyone.
We ask that you only register and track your results for one challenge, but feel free to explore the Bay in many ways this October!
Yes! Every mile and activity allows you to experience and learn more about our region. Feel free to explore more of the SF Bay Trail and track all the miles you cover, or participate in any number of activities. The important part is having fun!
Save The Bay’s important work happens all year, and your donation supports our programs and activities long after Bay Day ends. Make a gift and help protect the Bay at bayday.org/donate
If you have additional questions we are here to help! You can contact us at bayday@savesfbay.org and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Sign Up Questions

Head on over to the Bay Day Trail Challenge page and click the "Sign Up" button!
This event is open to all community members! Get your family, friends, coworkers or teammates involved and have fun exploring the Bay.
Yes! This event is free for the whole family. T-shirts for the first 200 participants are only adult sizes however.
  • From the Bay Day Trail Challenge Page, click the profile button (a circle with a silhouette) in the top right corner.
  • If you are logged in, click "Profile" from the drop down menu. If you are not, click "Sign In" and enter in your login E-mail and Password.
You can also access your profile from your sign up confirmation email!

Team Questions

During the sign up process, click "Yes" to the question "Would you like to join or create a Group/Team?". You will then be presented with a list of available teams. Join your team and enter the password if required. After you finish the sign up process, you will receive your confirmation email and be added to your team.
Yes, you can sign-up for a team after you have registered for the event. Please follow-up these steps:
  • Make sure at least 15 minutes have passed since you received a registration confirmation e-mail
  • Sign-in to your RunSignup account via this page
  • From your RunSignup profile, locate the Bay Day Trail Challenge 2021 event and click the link "Manage Registration"
  • Click the "Group/Team" link in the menu bar at the top of the page
  • To join an existing team, click the "JOIN EXISTING GROUP/TEAM" option, select your team, then click the "Update Group/Team" button to confirm your selection. Note that thus page also provides you with an option to create a new team as well.
You can create a team during the registration process by clicking click "Yes" when asked "Would you like to join or create a Group/Team?" Once you have signed up you can also create a team by following the same steps for joining a team after you've registered:
  • Make sure at least 15 minutes have passed since you received a registration confirmation e-mail
  • Sign-in to your RunSignup account via this page
  • From your RunSignup profile, locate the Bay Day Trail Challenge 2021 event and click the link "Manage Registration"
  • Click the "Group/Team" link in the menu bar at the top of the page
  • To join an existing team, click the "CREATE NEW GROUP/TEAM" option, and fill in the requested information.
You can make your team private by creating a password for joining your team that you can distribute to your chosen members. This is a step during the team creation process.
You will need a password to join your sponsor team and your company should communicate this out internally. Reach out to your internal Bay Day lead for more information or to BayDay@savesfbay.org. You can still register in the meantime and follow the steps above to sign up.
No, you can create a new team separate from your main team but the mileage/activities will not be tracked with your main team
Yes! To invite your friends and family, access your RunSignup profile and select your Team and under the Join & Share section on your Team page. When you click “Invite Friends,” a pop up will let you customize your invitation message and enter the names and email addresses of the people you would like to invite to join your team. Note: If you are on a sponsor team, please do not invite anyone outside your company unless approved by your company.

Results Questions

You can submit your results from October 1 - 31.

From the Results Landing Page

  1. Click on the "Submit Results" button
  2. This will direct you to the "Participant Lookup" page

From the "Results List" Page

  1. Click on the "Submit Virtual Results" button at the top of the page (see below)


  2. This will direct you to the "Participant Lookup" page

From the "Participant Lookup" Page

  1. Use one of the options on this page to search for your registration and then click the "Lookup Registration" button to locate your registration.
  2. Verify using the email you signed up with. On the next page you should see your name, the event you registered for, and a "Log Activities" button.
  3. Click the "Log Activities" button (see below). This will direct you to a page where you can record your activities.


  4. If you are participating in the 25-Mile Challenge select the type of activity (walk, run, bike, etc.), the number of miles, and the date of your activity. Don't forget to click the "Submit Activity" when you're finished! (see below).


  5. If you are participating in the 5 Bay-Related Activities select the type of activity (birding, etc.) and the date of your activity. In the "Activities" box, enter a number for the number of times you completed the selected activity on that day, with a minimum number of 1. If you do not enter a number, you won't receive credit for the activity. Don't forget to click the "Submit Activity" when you're finished! (see below).


  6. Congratulations, you've successfully submitted your results! You can complete this process to record all your activities during the month of October. For any questions, contact us at bayday@savesfbay.org
Note: You can also submit your activities from your RunSignup profile. Instructions on how to do this are available via this page (scroll to the "Submit Virtual Results From Your RunSignup Profile" section).
All participants can view your results on the "Results List" page unless your account is anonymous.