Iconic Half Marathon returns first Sunday in November offering runners picturesque views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge
SAN FRANCISCO – May 10, 2022 – The Golden Gate Half Marathon today announced a new partnership with Bay Area-based specialty retailer Sports Basement to welcome thousands of participants to San Francisco on Sunday, November 6, 2022. The classic California half-marathon is the original race in the Bay Area that takes runners out-and-back across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Sports Basement as the official Retail and Expo Partner of November’s Golden Gate Half Marathon,” said Phyllis Blanchard, director of partnerships for the event. “San Francisco has an incredible running community and Sports Basement is the hub for so many athletes around the Bay Area. We can’t wait to partner together and welcome runners from around the world to the bucket list experience of running across the Golden Gate Bridge.”
Runners enjoy touring the Marina, Crissy Field, the Presidio and running on city streets to the bridge and across to Vista Point, for the best selfie spot in running. Participants then run back across the bridge enjoying breathtaking views of the city skyline, Alcatraz and the San Francisco Bay before finishing at Ghirardelli Square.
As the Exclusive Retail Partner and Expo Partner of the Golden Gate Half Marathon, Sports Basement will host the pre-race packet pickup where all runners will pick up their race bib, t-shirt and runner swag while getting the chance to chat with some of the best running brands in the business. Sports Basement sets itself apart by working closely to support its communities, through the Basementeer program and remains committed to being a hub throughout the Bay Area, with access to FREE community space in all 11 locations. The stores are filled with couches, recycled furniture, and hand built fixtures drop by, you might want to stay a while.
“We are super excited to partner with Golden Gate Half Marathon this November,” said Ian Ballentine – Director of Marketing. “We are passionate about our local running community and look forward to welcoming all GG Half participants. We look forward to creating an memorable race weekend and building on this relationship for years to come.”
Race weekend kicks off with the Lifestyle Expo and packet pickup on Friday afternoon, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th at Sports Basement’s Presidio location. Both the half-marathon and 5k start together on Van Ness Ave in Aquatic Park on Sunday morning at 7:00am. For more information about the Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5k, or to register for the event, visit RunSF.com.
About the Golden Gate Half Marathon
The 21st running of the Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5k takes place on Sunday, November 6, 2022. The half-marathon starts along the waterfront in Aquatic Park, takes runners across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge before finishing in downtown San Francisco at Ghirardelli Square. Event weekend kicks off on Friday afternoon, November 4th with a Lifestyle Expo and packet pickup at Sports Basement starting at 3pm. For more information, please visit RunSF.com or follow @goldengatehalf on social media.
About Sports Basement
Sports Basement is a locally owned community -minded retail sporting goods store with 11 locations throughout the Bay Area. Ten percent of Sports Basement’s annual profits are redistributed into the Bay Area community through their Basementeer program, where they partner with over a thousand local schools and non-profits. Through this program, the community has raised over 11 million dollars. Sports Basement is a hub for the community with FREE community spaces available for use at each of the 11 locations. Not only do they offer everything you could possibly think of for your next outdoor adventure, they have a full service rental department (ski/snow/camp/tennis and more) and provide guided outdoor adventures through Sports Basement Outdoors. Shop Local and give back to your local community and sign up to become a Basementeer today.