The San Francisco Giants Half Marathon Race Recap- #giantrace

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.

photo 3

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.

photo 4

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.

photo 4

When you are running towards the turn around you have a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge almost the whole time.

photo 1

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.

photo

The Giant Race had some motivation signs along the way.  I love when races do this.

photo 5

After you turn around you have a great view of Alcatraz and than run down through Aquatic Park.

photo 2

The best part though is running through the gates at AT&T Park on to the field where the finish line is.  How cool is that?!?!?! photo 3

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 🙂

photo

The dugout was even open to check out, but the only place we couldn’t walk was the infield.

photo 1

Before leaving I kissed the field.

photo 5
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.

photo

Who is the sports team that you would love to have a race?

4 COMMENTS

  1. Karen @karenlovesotun | 6th Aug 13

    What a fun race! I’ve always wanted to run a race in San Francisco, perhaps he NWM Half one year! I love how happy you look in all your pictures 🙂
    The Phillies have a 5k where you run around Citizens Bank Park and end in the stadium, it’s on my race wish list!
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  2. Sarah | 6th Aug 13

    This looks like it was so much fun!! Glad you shared the pictures with us!

  3. Kyle | 6th Aug 13

    I would kill for the Atlanta Braves to do this! It looked like a great race!

  4. The San Francisco Giants Half Marathon- #GiantRace | Half Crazy Mama | 12th Sep 14

    […] races.  Even if I didn’t live close I would travel to this race.  I have ran the Giant Race for the last 3 years.  The race is always super well organized and the finish line is ON THE FIELD at AT&T […]

Leave A Comment