SAN FRANCISCO GIANT RACE PRESENTED BY ALASKA AIRLINES
SEPTEMBER 6, 2020
Oracle Park, Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Half / 10K / 5K
Half Marathon at 7am PST
10K at 7am PST
5K at 10:50am PST
Half / 10K / 5K
Half Marathon at 7am PST
10K at 7am PST
5K at 10:50am PST
We celebrated 10 years running in 2019 (that was fun!). As we turn the page to 2020, we’re entering a new decade of the Giant Race Series. We want our Starting Nine Ambassador Team to help us tell the story of the Giant Race, encourage people to get out the door and move their bodies, and help us come up with fun ideas for the next 10 years. Think you’re up for it?
2020 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
**Insider Tip: Pay close attention to the last question of the application. We don’t want you to miss out on a great opportunity to show us a snippet of who you are!
“Since this is part of an interactive social media position, please share a 15-30 second video on your public Instagram page showing why you would make a great Starting Nine Teammate! Be sure to tag @GiantRace and use #GiantRaceS9. Be Yourself, Creative, Funny, Or Whatever makes you, You!”
The Starting Nine will serve a one-year period and are encouraged to reapply each year (February 2020 – February 2021).
How to Apply:
• Please note: the Application contains an acknowledgment to our terms and conditions.
• The deadline to submit the Application by January 13, 2020.
Giant Race Mission Statement:
Authentically connecting fans through fitness and community.
• Must love to move your body — running/walking/jogging/dog walking/etc.
• Passionate about the San Francisco Giants
• Active on Social Media (your Instagram account MUST be public)
• Previous experience with the Giant Race — as a runner, walker, volunteer or spectator!
• Represent the Giant Race brand in your local community:
• Attending our fun runs or pop-up community events (if you live in or around the area in which they take place).
• Participate in the entire Giant Race Series (Scottsdale, Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco).
• If you do not live in the area or are unable to attend in person, good news! You can participate VIRTUALLY (and are encouraged to drum up a few fellow runners wherever in the world you may be and run the VIRTUAL Giant Race together).
• Promote the Giant Race brand via your social media accounts:
• A Social Media Guide highlighting the requirements will be sent to the Starting Nine team prior to the first Giant Race event in 2020.
• Volunteer at a Packet Pickup event of your choice.
• “Welcome To The Team Lunch” inside Oracle Park with the Giant Race staff.
• FREE access to the San Francisco Giant Race VIP Lounge on race day.
• Pre-Game Field Visit to watch the Giants and Cardinals batting practice the day after the race, September 7th.
• Complimentary game ticket to watch the Giants take on the Cardinals at Oracle Park on September 7th.
• 20% OFF all Giant Race events.
• Opportunity for in-game interviews.
• Giant Race Swag Bag containing race gear, apparel, memorabilia and other fun Giants items.
• Opportunity for an on-field ceremony with a Giants player pre-game on September 7th.
• Opportunity to earn complimentary race entries for the 2021 season.
• Bio on Giant Race website.
• Develop 9 new friends throughout the season.
The Fine Print:
Our image as a brand is very important to us, therefore, as an extension of our brand the Giant Race, the Starting Nine members are expected to uphold our values. If we feel that members are misrepresenting our brand, we reserve the right to revoke Starting Nine membership at any time, for any reason. Members are not financially compensated in any way. Giant Race does not pay or reimburse our ambassadors for their time or travel.
Meet the team that makes up the 2019 Giant Race Ambassador Program: The Starting Nine. We’ve drafted a team filled with inspirational individuals to represent the Giant Race brand and help us enhance your experience with the Giant Race Series. Get to know each Ambassador by following their journeys on social media and through the Giant Race blog.
“I’m so excited to be a Giant Race ambassador. It has become a tradition for me to run with my sister and a group of friends at the SF Giant Race each year. We love the Giants, and enjoy running in our matching Giants outfits. We’re looking forward to running the series of Giant Races in 2020. I’m an active mother of two strong daughters. I am a first-grade teacher and have been a coach for the Girls on the Run program for 14 years. I also enjoy co-coaching the Vintage High School Cross-Country team and I’m a member of the Vinerunners running group in Napa. I have completed 11 marathons (including Boston, New York, and Chicago), 36 half-marathons (including 5 Giant Races), and over 30 5K’s. I have run every street in my town, and have been the first female from Napa to cross the finish line at the Napa Marathon 4 times, so my students call me the “fastest teacher in Napa”. I am currently on day 612 of a run-streak. I enjoy running on trails, roads, and on the track. I have run the year in miles each year since 2015. A goal of mine is to eventually complete all of the world-major marathons.”
Hi everyone! My name is Val and I’m from Stockton, CA. I’m a mommy of 2 girls and a husky. I love the Giant Race. This year will be my 3rd series sweep! I played in a Jr. Giants co-ed baseball team with my childhood friends. Our coach took us to our first SF Giants baseball game and I have had love for the team since then. I love being involved in the running community in my hometown, nearby cities and through the power of social media. I lost count of all half marathons, 10k’s and 5k’s. My life goal is to run a full marathon in every state in the US. I will be running my 4th state very soon. I invite you to join me for the 2020 Giant Race! This is going to be an awesome year!
Hi, I’m Alys and I’m thrilled to be returning to the Giant Race Starting 9! I went to my first San Francisco Giants game at age 4, began running at age 10, and have been hooked on both ever since. I ran my first Giant Race in 2015 & since then have completed 13, including 2x Series Sweep! I adore the SF Giants family & the runners community, as both have helped me through hard times in the past. Today I work in the medical field and am a big advocate for both physical & mental health. I use fitness as an outlet to help me find joy and peace in a very busy life. Catch me in Sac, San Jose, and SF this year, and always feel free to ask me any questions about this wonderful race series. Happy training!
Hey! My name is Bree and I’m thrilled to be part of the starting nine this year. I’m originally from Orange County, but I’ve been a Giants fan since I was in diapers. Even when singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame during the 7th inning stretch, I was always taught to yell GIANTS! regardless of whether they were playing. I’ve been running in the Giant Race series since 2015- collecting as many medals and bobble heads as possible. For the last three years (this will be the 4th!) I’ve done the series sweep. Last year I even did the Lou Seal challenge! I try to run about 4 days each week to stay healthy, train for the next race, and get some time to myself to think. When I’m not running, I’m supporting new teachers in the Bay Area by day, and making cards for my calligraphy company or going to Giants games by night. You can find me watching Lou Seal more than the game itself, but what can I say, he’s the best!
Hello Everyone! My name is Jane. I’m honored and extremely excited to be back for a second year as a part of the Giant Race Ambassador team! Running is my passion. I especially enjoy the Giant Race Series because many Giant fans choose it as their first race. New runners are often intimidated – they wonder if they will be able to finish? I’m here to support you. If it’s your first 5k – Run with me! I can pace you to finish in about 45 minutes. (We have more fun in back of the pack!) This season promises to be exciting and fun-filled – culminating with the Lou Seal Challenge on September 6th! I’ll be at all four races and cannot wait to meet you. While each of us “Runs our own Race” we all “Run Giant Together!”
Hi, I’m Josh! I bleed Black and Orange. I am a California native currently calling Scottsdale, Arizona home. I’m a Sports Fanatic. You’ll find me running no matter the season, whether it’s 110 degrees, pouring rain, or both (love those AZ Monsoons) I’ll always find a way to be out in the World being active. Running has become my lifestyle. Trail Running is a new passion of mine I’m exploring more of this year. Here’s to this upcoming race season. May it be our best one yet. There’s no better community I’ve found than the Giant Race community. It’s an honor to journey the year with you!
My name is Melissa and I’m thrilled to be one of the 2020 Giant Race Starting Nine. I’m a Bay Area native, nonprofit marketing and fundraising manager, outdoors enthusiast, volunteer, runner, and lifelong Giants fan. I grew up watching the Giants at Candlestick Park (JT Snow is still my favorite player). I ran my first half marathon in 2009 and since then have completed 80 half marathons and 8 full marathons. My main goal for 2020 is to reach my 100th lifetime half marathon! I have so many incredible experiences and memories thanks to the Giant Race — from high-fiving Brian Wilson along the course in 2011, to PRs, to hanging out in the outfield. I can’t wait to run with you all this year! See you at the start line!
YAS! I was very excited to be selected as one of the Starting Nine for the Giant Race. My name is Rogelio Alfaro, but my friends call me ROLO. My personal pledge as an ambassador is to inspire everyone by sharing my passion for running, the Giants, and life. Raised in San Francisco, I grew up playing soccer-shout out McAteer High Jaguars-and loving the Giants! I found long-distance running after one of my friends talked me into signing up for a half-marathon back in 2009. I wasn’t sure at first, but there is something special about reaching double-digit distances and since then I’ve been hooked. I completed a full marathon in 2010, and in 2011 I completed my first Giant Race half-marathon. It has become an annual tradition for me, and since then I have run about 22 different Giant Race events, over 50 other events including a sprint triathlon, mud runs, and several Spartan events. I’m not saying it to brag, but I believe if I can do it, you can too! Oracle Park is like my second home, so if you see me say hi!
Hi Fellow Giant Racers! I’m honored to be back for my third year as a Giant Race Ambassador. I absolutely love the Giant Race series and their passion for encouraging fitness for all and the work they do with local charities. The Giant Race holds a special place in my heart because it’s where my racing began. I love the outdoors and I’m very much into fitness participating in various race’s such as Spartan, Triathlons, Duathlons, Marathons and Cycling. When I’m not racing you’ll find me traveling to unique places in the world doing lifestyle and outdoor photography for the outdoor industry. I love nature and encouraging others to travel and enjoy the great outdoors. I’m very excited to be part of the 2020 Giant Race Starting Nine Ambassador Team and look forward to seeing you on the course!! Follow me on Instagram @casunshine0508
Hi, I’m Sera! This is my third season as a Starting Nine ambassador. I was born and raised in Hawaii, but moved to Arizona in 2016, the same year I ran my first Giant Race! I am a small business owner and a soon-to-be ASU graduate and law student. When I’m not running, my passions include cattle dogs, pesto, and post offices. See you on the field!
Check out the Ambassador Blog below!
Click below to see all 2019 race results!
2019 Photos – Half, 10k, 5k
2019 Photos – Kids Race/Family Relay
2017 Photos – Half, 10k, 5k
2017 Photos – Kids Race/Family Relay
2016 Photos – Half, 10k, 5k
2016 Photos – Kids Race/Family Relay
2015 Photos – Half, 10k, 5k
2015 Photos – Kids Race/Family Relay
Q: ARE THERE ANY REFUNDS?
We are unable to cancel & refund race registrations, but do we offer a few alternatives if you cannot make the race:
Q: CAN I SWITCH RACE DISTANCES
Yep! You can choose which race distance you’d like to transfer to HERE.
Q: I KNOW I REGISTERED, BUT I CAN’T FIND MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL.
Click HERE to confirm your registration.
Q: I FOUND A MISTAKE ON MY REGISTRATION, HOW CAN I FIX IT?
Please visit your Participant Dashboard on Race Roster.
Q: IS IT TOO LATE TO HAVE MY PACKET MAILED TO ME?
Packets are mailed out and scheduled to arrive 5 – 7 days before the event. If you DO NOT select the bib mailing option, you MUST attend the Health & Wellness Expo on (September 4th or 5th). The time frame will be scheduled tentatively and is subject to change
If you wish to receive your bib in the mail, you may request to do so HERE.
Q: WHEN AND WHERE IS THE EXPO?
The expo will take place at Oracle Park – 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107
Friday, September 4th from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM (tentative, and may be subject to change)
Saturday, September 5th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (tentative, and may be subject to change)
Please enter at the Lefty O’Doul Gate, right next to the 3rd Street Bridge.
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET UPDATES ON THE EVENT?
Q: TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN. DO YOU HAVE HOTEL BLOCKS RESERVED?
Check back soon for hotel blocks!
Q: WHERE CAN I PARK ON RACE DAY?
All official ballpark lots (Lot A, Lot C and Pier 48) are ONLY reserved for pre-paid passes: no cash will be accepted onsite on race day. This is an effort to improve traffic flow and eliminate congestion on the morning of race day. If you did not purchase a Pre-Paid Parking Pass while registering, you may do so HERE.
Q: I HAVEN’T RECEIVED MY PARKING PASS !?
Please search your spam folder in your email inbox for your parking pass.
Q: WHAT ARE THE RACE START TIMES?
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND THE TIMES FOR THE KIDS RACE/FAMILY RELAY ON SEPTEMBER 7TH?
Q: WHAT ARE THE TIME LIMITS?
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T FINISH IN TIME?
Runners who do not maintain the suggested pace MAY be instructed to turn around and head back to the Finish Line to accommodate road openings mandated by the City of San Francisco. Any participants who do not maintain pace proceed at their own risk will be required to use sidewalks adjacent to the course and must abide by stoplights and pedestrian traffic laws. If you happen to be on the course after the required pace time, we will do everything in our power to keep the finish line open a bit longer if possible.
Q: ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
Strollers are ONLY permitted on the 5k course.
Q: ARE THERE AID STATIONS ALONG THE COURSE?
There are 4 Aid Stations located along the route with water and electrolytes.
Q: DOES THE RACE HAVE SWEAT CHECK?
The Sweat Check will be located in Lot A for all registered runners starting at 5:00 AM
Q: CAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS WATCH A PARTICIPANT FINISH?
Yes, Oracle Park will be open to spectators! Seating will be allowed in the lower concourse and outfield bleachers. Entry/exit into Oracle Park will be available via the Willie Mays Plaza entrance. No spectators will be allowed on the field.
Q: DO YOU OFFER AGE-DIVISION AWARDS?
Yes, we’ll offer age group awards for the top 3 individuals in each age group.
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