San Francisco, CA – The Giant Race, presented by Alaska Airlines, makes it’s annual return to San Francisco on Sunday, August 18 and marks the event’s 15th year. To celebrate the monumental anniversary, the Giant Race announced the return of the highly-requested Half Marathon route which boasts the best views of the San Francisco Bay. In addition to the Half Marathon, the race will also feature 5K and 10K routes as well as a virtual option for those who cannot participate in person. All contestants will receive an exclusive bobblehead, finishers medal, race shirt and commemorative race bib.
To highlight the race’s continued focus and commitment to both mental and physical health, the annual Health and Wellness Expo will take place the day before the race on Saturday, August 17. The Expo will include an extensive range of fitness activities for all attendees, including an assortment of fitness vendor offerings as well as a Family Challenge and Kids Race on the field at Oracle Park.
ABOUT THE GIANT RACEThe 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. Historically, 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. 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.