May 24, 2022 (San Francisco, Calif.): The Giant Race in partnership with Alaska Airlines is thrilled to announce the 13th Annual San Francisco Giant Race will be held on Sunday, August 21. This year, the Giant Race is offering 5K and 10K live race events, with a virtual option for those who cannot attend the race in person.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT GIANTRACE.COM
The Giant Race will also host a Health and Wellness Expo that highlights the renewed focus and commitment to both mental and physical health that the race embraces. The Expo will include packet pickup, a Kids & Family Race activation on the field and more on Saturday, August 20. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire weekend’s activities to get the full race experience.
The Giant Race is a San Francisco staple run that allows runners to finish on the field at iconic Oracle Park, home of the defending National League West Division champion San Francisco Giants. All participants, live and virtual, will receive an exclusive bobblehead, finishers medal, race shirt and commemorative race bib.
For 2022, San Francisco Giants first baseman, All-Star, World Champion and self-proclaimed “Captain,” Brandon Belt, will be featured as the runner bobblehead in his classic captain’s pose, wearing a maritime hat and with the memorable “C” taped on his jersey and symbolized with his hand.
For the first time, The Giant Race will be offering Buy One, Get One (BOGO) Giants game tickets to ALL registrants, redeemable for select games this season. For those wanting the full race experience, The Giant Race is also offering an exclusive VIP add-on that includes a pre-race fitness class at the Expo, fast pass for packet pickup lines and access to a premium runner’s lounge and private restrooms at Oracle Park on race day.
“We are excited to offer in-person events that reflect our commitment to health and wellness and give our fans a chance to come together in 2022,” said Giants Enterprises Vice President Joey Nevin. “This signature event is a touchstone for many, and a true celebration of our running community, fans and partners. We are thrilled to continue The Giant Race’s historic tradition at home in San Francisco.”
This year’s race course will give runners the chance to enjoy beautiful surroundings and pass by iconic San Francisco landmarks along the Embarcadero, take in scenic views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge, and finish on the field at Oracle Park. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of early-bird pricing, available for a limited time only.
About The Giant Race
The Giant Race presented by Alaska Airlines represents the perfect combination of running and baseball. Launched in 2010 and with previous annual events held in Scottsdale, Sacramento, San Jose and San Francisco, The Giant Race unites an array of Giants-inspired themes at every level of professional baseball. Traditionally, after stops in Scottsdale during Spring Training and at Minor League facilities in Sacramento and San Jose, the Series ends on the field at Oracle Park with a 20,000-participant race on the flattest and fastest course in San Francisco. This year the race focuses on being back in San Francisco with live and virtual programming. The San Francisco Giants and Giants Enterprises work in concert to provide baseball fans and health & wellness enthusiasts an unforgettable journey of run, walk, fitness and training experiences. For more information, visit www.giantrace.com.
About Giants Enterprises
Giants Enterprises, the entrepreneurial arm of the San Francisco Giants dedicated to developing new ventures beyond the Major League Baseball franchise, hosts one-of-a-kind experiences at Oracle Park, throughout San Francisco, on San Francisco Bay and beyond. At the intersection of Sports, Entertainment, Hospitality, Events, Service and Tourism, Giants Enterprises has produced thousands of events over the last 20 years, including the 34th America’s Cup, delivering the Official Spectator Experiences and successfully commercializing the event for the first time in its 160-year history. In addition, Giants Enterprises has executed major concerts, international soccer matches, Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, professional and college football games and The Giant Race series. One of the top hospitality, event, entertainment and sports consultancy teams in the world, Giants Enterprises operates more than 15 venues in and around Oracle Park including two luxury maritime vessels. For more information, visit www.giantsenterprises.com.