The Giant Race benefits Project Open Hand. They offer a 5k, 10k, half marathon and family/kid races. I ran the half marathon last year and had such an awesome time that I didn’t hesitate to register again this year. The race was on Sunday August 4th, 2013.
The race starts on the streets right in front of AT&T Park, where the San Francisco Giants play. The course, for the most part, is an out and back with a few sections that don’t overlap. Along the course you pass the historic Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge.
You run past Ghirardelli Square, which I’m sure most of us love those perfect little squares of chocolate. There was also a cable car there to greet us.
When you are running towards the turn around you have a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge almost the whole time.
America’s Cup is currently going on in San Francisco and there is a lot of tents, signs and stands set up along the bay for this event.
The Giant Race had some motivation signs along the way. I love when races do this.
After you turn around you have a great view of Alcatraz and than run down through Aquatic Park.
My sister even managed to grab a pic of me crossing the finish line up on the Jumbotron. Kind of hard to tell, but it’s me 🙂
The dugout was even open to check out, but the only place we couldn’t walk was the infield.
Before leaving I kissed the field.
I ran a consistent 10:00- 10:15 min pace the whole race and I felt great. I just went out to enjoy myself and I definitely did. The race bling is super awesome too. It looks like the Giants championship ring. We also got a shirt and a Sergio Romo bobblehead.
Who is the sports team that you would love to have a race?