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Oakland Raiders Legend Hosts First Ever Race for Life 5K

Race For Life features one of the NFLs Oakland Raiders most legendary Super Bowl MVPs and Hall of Famer, Fred Biletnikoff and his wife Angela

Race for Life with the Biletnikoff Foundation

The Biletnikoff Foundation announces the inaugural Run For Life 5K on September 28, 2019. The event features one of the NFL Oakland Raiders most legendary Super Bowl MVPs and Hall of Famer, Fred Biletnikoff and his wife Angela. The event takes place at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA,  And that’s where silver and black can expect to saturate an all-paved trail stretching over 3 miles.

Whether heart-pounding or superbly leisurely, people and pets of all ages, sports fans and enthusiasts will experience a race filled with community, celebrity photo opps, music, swag, refreshments and more.


The Biletnikoff Foundation was established by Fred and Angela to commemorate daughter Tracey’s life and untimely death. Its purpose, to enable young people to realize their full potential through the support of community and education that address the problems of substance abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.

“The Race for Life is a new and thrilling initiative for the Foundation, but we’re no stranger to facilitating events with a tremendous following”, shares Angela Biletnikoff, referring to the annual Crab Fest and Golf Invitational now over 15 years in existence. “Raising awareness for teens in crisis is important to us as well as so many others, and we are up for the challenge in joining supporters and guests to the Rocklin community, while tackling domestic violence together.”

A Place of Hope

Tracey’s Place of Hope in Loomis, CA has achieved its phase one milestones to complete an extensive, residential remodel of $500,000.

Now in phase two fundraising efforts, it intends to build a counseling/activity center. The prepares young people to manage their recovery. Including mental and emotional health issues, as well as teach them the necessary skills to live independently. Most teenagers come to Tracey’s Place of Hope with little vision for their future. Yet they flourish when given opportunity and proper guidance.



  • September 27 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM PDT is Pre-Registration Day at Fleet Feet in Roseville Parkway on Douglas Blvd.
  • September 28 8:00 AM PDT – Race Day Registration / Check In
  • And Sept. 28 at 9:00 AM PDT – The Race Starts


  • Age Group and Overall Winner Award for Men and Women
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards for Men and Women ages 10-80
  • Commemorative Sports Shirt for 11 and up
  • Commemorative Finisher’s Medal for everyone
  • TV Personality Mark S Allen will Emcee


  • Adult 21+:   $45
  • Students 11-20:  $30
  • Youth 10 and under:  $20

Group sponsorships as well as personalized sponsorship packages are available.  Information on Race for Life can be found on the  Foundation’s website at, Race for Life Facebook page @BiletnikoffFoundationRaceforLife or by calling (925) 556-2525.

About Biletnikoff Foundation

Biletnikoff Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting youth, primarily from low to moderate income neighborhoods or backgrounds, who are “at risk,” particularly to the realities of drug and alcohol addiction, domestic and gender violence, and human trafficking. Its mission is to commemorate Tracey Biletnikoff’s life and to enable young people to realize their full potential through the support of community and education programs that effectively address the related problems of substance abuse and gender violence. Founded in 2000, Tracey’s Place of Hope is a residential program for adolescent girls in crisis with mental health and substance abuse problems. The facility houses girls, aged 14-18.  For more information, please visit

About Fred Biletnikoff

The 6-1, 190-pounder Biletnikoff, with excellent hands and deceptive speed, caught 589 passes for 8,974 yards and 76 touchdowns during his 14-year career with the Raiders. He played from 1965 through 1978. At the time of his retirement, Fred not only dominated the Raiders’ record book for pass receiving but owned several significant NFL marks as well.

Biletnikoff was All-AFL/AFC selection four times, the 1971 NFL receiving champion, and played in two AFL All-Star games. He chalked up four AFC-NFC Pro Bowls, eight AFL/AFC title games and two Super Bowls. A native of Erie, PA, he reached the zenith of a career filled with outstanding achievements when he caught four passes for 79 yards to set up three Oakland scores. The Raiders’ went on to a 32-14 victory in Super Bowl XI. He was named the game’s MVP and inducted into the Football Hall of Fame 1988.

Biletnikoff also served as the Oakland Raiders’ wide receiver coach for 18 years. A respected football legend, the Raiders revered Biletnikoff has a national award named after him. For the past 20 years, the Biletnikoff Award has been presented to young men with outstanding careers in the NFL.

Race For Life 5K Roster

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