FAQs - The Giant Race

What time does the race start?

The race will begin at 9 am on Sunday, September 3rd in front of 2nd & King Street.

Do you have a course map?

Yes, see below:

Where do I park on race weekend, and what is the price?

We encourage participants to take public transit to Oracle Park. Muni and Caltrain stop within steps of Oracle Park, and BART is a short walk or Muni ride away. If taking public transit is not an option for you, we highly recommend reserving parking in advance on SpotHero.

Saturday 9/2 — Expo Spot Hero Pricing & Availability

Sunday 9/3 — Race Day Spot Hero Pricing & Availability

When do I pick up my packet?

Saturday, September 2nd

Packet pickup (bib, bobblehead, and t-shirt) will be available during the Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, 9/2 from 9 am – 4 pm at Oracle Park. The entrance will be at Willie Mays Plaza (3rd & King). If you are unable to pick up your packet on 9/2 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, you can have a family member or friend pick up your packet for you.

Sunday, September 3rd

This is a pre-paid option only. We will have a limited number of spots for participants to pick up bibs on race morning, Sunday, September 3rd, before 8:30am at the solutions table in Willie Mays Plaza (3rd & King). This option is $20 and will be limited to 250 runners. Prepay here.

Mailed To You – Now Closed

Please note that for those who added bib mailing when registering, you should have received your bib by race week. If not, please head to our solutions table in Willie Mays Plaza (3rd & King) on race day. You may pick up your bobblehead and t-shirt post-race on the Promenade Level.

Runners who do not pick up their bibs Saturday, September 2nd, have it mailed, or prepay for race morning pickup will be charged $30 on race day for same day packet pickup.

All runners will receive their finisher medal upon crossing the finish line.

Can guests/spectators join in on the fun during Race weekend?

Absolutely! You can find details for both Expo & Race Day below:

Health and Wellness Expo:
Our 2023 Health and wellness Expo is FREE and open to the public. Registered runners and the public can join and take part in our day of festivities.

2023 Giant Race:
We are opening the ballpark to spectators who would like to watch their friends and family cross the finish line! Enter the ballpark through Willie Mays Plaza – gates open at 8:30 am.

Are participants allowed to run/walk with strollers?

Yes! We ask that anyone running or walking with a stroller starts at the back of the Race. Please note strollers are only allowed in the 5K.

Are dogs allowed to run?
While we love dogs unfortunately they are not allowed on the course.

I am interested in volunteering for the Giant Race this year. Where can I find more information?

You can sign up to volunteer HERE.

How many participants does the Family Challenge price cover? 

The Family Challenge covers registration for 4 participants. 

I am interested in signing up my family for the Family Challenge but have more than 4 members. Are we still able to participate?

Yes! The challenges are designed for 4 participants but families with more than 4 members can sub out participants between challenges as needed.



What swag do I get?

Everyone registered for our 5K, 10K, Virtual 5K, or Virtual 10K will receive a Buy One Get One (BOGO) Giants Ticket, an exclusive race bobblehead, Finisher’s Medal, Commemorative Race Bib, and Race T-Shirt.

What distances are you offering?

For 2023, we are offering a 5K and 10K (both in person and virtually) as well as a Kids Race and family challenge.

Please note the Kids Race takes place the day before (Saturday!)

What is included in the VIP Package?

Anyone who registers for our VIP Package will receive express packet pick up, complimentary gear check, exclusive restroom access and post-race lounge access at the ballpark! To get in on this, make sure to check the VIP add-on when registering.

How do I redeem the BOGO (Buy One, Get One) Ticket Offer?

Information will be emailed to you after you register.

I am interested in registering my group to run the race. How do I do that?

When registering, you can create a team by selecting ‘Yes, create a new team and add this registrant‘ OR to join an existing team, select ‘join an existing team‘ and search for the team name.

If you are interested in registering a group of 20 or more for the 2023 Giant Race, please reach out to info@giantrace.com and one of our team members will connect with you to get more information.

I don’t live in the United States, can I still participate?

Of course, anyone is welcome to participate. However, anyone residing outside of the United States is required to pay for shipping. You will be able to do that during registration.

Are the other Giant Race locations being offered this year?

For 2023 we are just hosting the San Francisco Giant Race, but are excited for it to be live at the ballpark.

Is there a course time limit for the 5K and/or 10K?

There will be a 2 hour time limit for both the 5K and 10K. 

What if I registered for the 2023 Live Race and I am no longer able to attend?

If you are no longer to attend the 2023 Live Race, you can defer your registration for 2024 or change your registration to our virtual race. Please reach out to infogiantrace@sfgiants.com to make these changes.

What if I live too far away and can not attend the Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday September 2nd?

You can select the ‘Bib Mailing’ option in your registration to have your bib mailed to you before the race. The cutoff out date for mailing bibs will be August 14th. 

What is included in my race packet mailing?

Your bib is the only item that will be mailed out prior to the race. Your shirt and bobblehead will be picked up after you finish the race on Sunday.

I am interested in volunteering for the Giant Race. Where can I sign up?

You can sign up to volunteer HERE.

Will there be photographers taking pictures of participants on the course?

No, we will not have photographers taking participant course photos.



How do I prove that I’ve completed my race?

First off, we trust you to complete your distances. But if you want to share and be featured on our results page, we’re using Strava & RunKeeper to track all results. We will have an entire page dedicated to instructions, FAQ’s, and information about how to use RunKeeper when we get closer to Race Day. You can either track your run directly through RunKeeper, or manually upload run times straight on our results pages. If running technology free is your style it is never a requirement to share your results with us, we’ll still send you your swag.

When will my items be shipped to me?

Your items will be shipped to you after the San Francisco Giant Race.