For the first time in its 11-year history, the San Francisco Giant Race presented by Alaska Airlines is going Virtual. Previously scheduled for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend (Sept. 4-6) at Oracle Park in San Francisco, the Giant Race Series’ flagship event will now be held virtually on Sunday, September 6, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. This annual Series, held in Scottsdale, Sacramento, San Jose and San Francisco, is produced by Giants Enterprises, the development and entrepreneurial arm of the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball franchise.
“We will miss all of our participants gathering before dawn at Oracle Park and the endless finish line high-fives, but the decision to change to a Virtual event is for the collective safety of our participants, fans the and staff,” said Stephen Revetria, President of Giants Enterprises.
With a vision to deliver participants as much of the same great experience they would’ve received during the live event, the Giant Race is offering an unforgettable virtual race week. The event welcomes participants from all over the world to run/walk on their own. Each competitor will receive a Giants-branded neck gaiter, curated audio playlists from the Giants coaching staff (including favorites by MLB Coach and Giant Race alum Alyssa Nakken) and a downloadable custom virtual finisher certificate. Additionally participants can create a DIY finish line and receive race goodies unparalleled in the running industry – including official Giant Race runner tee, medal, bib and the coveted annual Official Bobblehead.