The Giant Race at AT&T Park

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January 4, 2018
The Giant Race at AT&T Park

The Giant Race at AT&T Park

The Giant Race Run/Walk Series Presented by Alaska Airlines represents the perfect combination of running and baseball. With annual events held in Scottsdale, Sacramento, San Jose and San Francisco, the Series offers Giants fans fun and competitive opportunities at every level of professional baseball. The Series begins in Scottsdale during Spring Training, continues at Minor League facilities in Sacramento and San Jose, and ends on the field at AT&T Park with a 20,000-participant race on the flattest and fastest course in San Francisco.

Now in its ninth year, The San Francisco Giant Race has quickly become a city tradition alongside the city's other signature races, such as the Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers 12K, the San Francisco Marathon, and the Oral-B Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge Run. In fact, runners who register for and complete any official distance at all four events in 2018 are eligible to win a San Francisco Originals prize.

Participants and non-runners alike can enjoy this annual event by attending the Giant Race Health & Fitness Expo, where live music, entertainment and food will be alongside vendor booths inside AT&T Park.

If you are planning to run, here are some important facts:

Scottsdale Giant Race: Saturday, March 3, 2018. More info here.

Sacramento Giant Race: Saturday, April 21, 2018. More info here.

San Jose Giant Race: Saturday, June 2, 2018. More info here.

San Francisco Giant Race:

When: Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 (note: the Kids Race/Family Relay is on Saturday, Sept. 8)

What: Half Marathon and 10K (7 a.m.), 5K (10:50 a.m.), and Kids Race and Family Relay (noon on Saturday, Sept. 8)

Where: The Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K races start and end at AT&T Park in the Mission Bay neighborhood

The Course: The Half Marathon takes runners from Mission Bay to The Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Mason, the Presidio and Fort Point and back, before finishing on the field at AT&T Park.

To Register: Please visit The Giant Race online by Thursday, Sept. 6 to register. Note: There is no race day packet pickup or registration. To receive packet mailing, you must be registered by Thursday, July 19. Those not opting for packet mailing MUST attend the Expo to pick up the runner's packet.

Expo:  Friday, Sept. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at AT&T Park

Race Day Parking: AT&T Ballpark lots will be reserved for pre-paid passes only, and no cash will be accepted onsite. Pre-paid passes will be available for purchase during registration online. Metered parking is available surrounding AT&T Park.

More: All San Francisco Giant Race event participants will receive the annual Giant Race Runner Bobblehead, a t-shirt and a finisher medal.

For more information, including on how to be a virtual runner, please visit The Giant Race online.

The Giant Race is just one way to Run San Francisco..

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