The Giant Race at Oracle 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 Oracle Park with a 20,000-participant race on the flattest and fastest course in San Francisco.
Now in its 10th anniversary 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, and the San Francisco Marathon. This year, Giant Racers will get to wear the commemorative 10th anniversary logo on race apparel to help celebrate a decade of running.
Oracle Park will also play host to several special event celebrations throughout 2019, including a unique inside-the-park marathon, on Thursday, Sept. 5. The 26.2-mile loop course will be the first full marathon on the West Coast to lap the warning track of a Major League Baseball stadium. Just 100 accepted participants will commit to raising a minimum of $3,500, and will be treated to a pampered post-race experience unparalleled in running. Proceeds from this new event will benefit the Giants Community Fund. For more information on the Inside the Park Marathon, click here.
Giant Racers this year will also have the opportunity to compete in the inaugural Lou Seal Challenge, which includes the Half Marathon followed by the 5K race and two sets of finishing medals.
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 Oracle Park.
If you are planning to run, here are some important facts:
Scottsdale Giant Race: Saturday, March 3, 2019. More info here.
Sacramento Giant Race: Saturday, March 30, 2019. More info here.
San Jose Giant Race: Saturday, June 15, 2019. More info here.
San Francisco Giant Race:
When: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 (note: the Kids Race/Family Relay is on Saturday, Sept. 7)
What: Half Marathon and 10K (7 a.m.), 5K (10:50 a.m.), and Kids Race and Family Relay (noon on Saturday, Sept. 7)
The Lou Seal Challenge: Run the Half Marathon at 7 a.m. AND the 5K at 10:50 a.m., and earn the Lou Seal Challenge Medal. Racers will also receive the Half Marathon Finishers Medal and the 5K Finishers Medal upon completion of each race respectively.
Where: The Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K races start and end at Oracle Park in the Mission Bay neighborhood
To Register: Please visit The Giant Race online to register. Note: There is no race day packet pickup or registration. To receive packet mailing, you must be registered by Thursday, Jul. 18. Those not opting for packet mailing must attend the Expo to receive the runner's packet.
Expo: Friday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oracle Park
Race Day Parking: Oracle 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 Oracle Park.
More: All San Francisco Giant Race participants will receive the annual Giant Race Bobblehead, a t-shirt, and a finisher medal.
Register for any of the Giant Race events - or all of them - online here.