Another year, another race….this time it’s a 10K in San Francisco.
The Giants Race is one of my favorite races because (1) it’s an excuse for me to visit my favorite sports team stadium and (2) the finish line is actually inside AT&T!
You can read more about my previous Giant Race’s through the links below:
This is the first year I participated the the 10K and now I can officially say I have now completed ALL Giant Race distances.
Might be time to visit the other locations…San Jose, Sacramento, Arizona in 2018?!
Before jumping into this years experience here are 3 things I highly recommend if this is your first SF Giant Race:
- Pay ahead for parking – The lots are super close to the stadium and start line.
- Go to the expo early! – Go early to avoid the long line (just now figured this one out).
- Take lots of pictures after the race! – You’ll be able to take pictures in the dugouts, on the field, and with the Giant’s’ 3 World Championship trophies (also available during expo)!
Saturday – Race Expo
We arrived at 8:30AM and although I’ve never been to an expo so early I highly recommend you go early to this one!
In the past we’ve waited in line for 45 min or more just to pick up our bibs/bobble heads/or shirt. On Saturday the longest we ever waited for in a line was 5 minutes! #winning
This year’s bobble head is…
I love the design they chose this year. I haven’t liked the past one, but this one I LOVE!
I’m actually upset I didn’t run the other races in Arizona and Sacramento because I want the other shirts!
Sunday – Race Day!
We arrived at AT&T Park at 6:30AM, just in time to do some stretching before the start of the race and in time to see this gorgeous sunrise.
The Giant Race course is one of my least favorite routes only because we don’t get too see much. It’s set up where we go out 3 and then come back the same way, but it’s also motivational because we get to cheer on the fast runners who are miles ahead of you!
Here’s a look at the 10K course.
After running 6.2 miles we received some high fives from Lou Seal…
got our medals…
and then got to relax on the field.
Thanks Alaska Airlines for this awesome hangout area. This new area had phone chargers, hammocks, bean bags, and lounge chairs! #postracenap
Thank you SF Giants Race for another great race!