San Francisco’s favorite running race will retain its legendary 13.1 mile race through the city’s iconic areas including a stretch across the Golden Gate Bridge.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 15, 2014 (SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.) – Project Sport, LLC, a leading sports management and event production company in the Bay Area which focuses on the running community, announced The US Half Marathon will now be called The Golden Gate Half Marathon. San Francisco’s favorite running race will retain its legendary 13.1 mile race through the city’s iconic areas including a stretch across the Golden Gate Bridge.
“The US Half Marathon, now The Golden Gate Half Marathon has become a one-of-a-kind event which offers Racers a unique experience running through the city’s historic areas and over the Golden Gate Bridge,” said Ryan Dawkins, President of Project Sport, LLC and Race Director of the Golden Gate Half Marathon.
“The event has grown substantially over the last 13 years and last year we had over 5,000 racers with 45 US states represented and 23 countries. The event name change better sums up the event experience so those who hear about the race for the first time will be informed, excited to learn more and then get registered for next year,” Dawkins added.
The 13.1 mile race starts and finishes at the Aquatic Park Waterfront and passes through many of the city’s most iconic areas including the Marina, Crissy Field, Fort Mason, the Presidio, Muni Pier and a signature crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.
Dawkins says while the race route will remain the same, the finish line festival will be expanded to enable a higher capacity of spectators, participants and vendors.
“Last year was our largest finish line expo since our event’s inception back in 2002. Our goal for the 2015 event will be to introduce more vendors and activities which offer attendees a world-class experience featuring all things active lifestyle, live entertainment and world-class cuisine,” said Dawkins.
The top female finisher from this year’s race was Verity Breen, 47, of San Rafael, CA.
“This is probably one of the most beautiful races of the calendar year and getting to run across the Golden Gate Bridge is an amazing experience. I come back every year,” Breen added.
The 14th annual race will be held on November 8th of next year.
To register or request information about The US Half Marathon, visit www.runsf.com.
ABOUT PROJECT SPORT, LLC:Project Sport, LLC (“Project Sport”), is a subsidiary of RaceForce, LLC, and a leading sports management and event production company focused on the running and cycling community. Based in Oakland, CA, Project Sport events combine athletic challenge, destination travel locations and marqueeentertainment to produce unique events with a world-class experience. For more information regarding Project Sport, LLC, visit www.projectsport.com.
ABOUT RACEFORCE, LLC:RaceForce, LLC (“RaceForce”) is a subsidiary of OmniForce, LLC, and a leading endurance and athletic event production company based in Los Angeles, CA. Using an extensive network and wealth of core competencies including: Strategic Marketing; Sponsorship Acquisition and Production Support, RaceForce partners with existing events to offer support where helpful while maintaining the event’s grassroots identity. RaceForce events are legendary and cherished by their respective community. RaceForce events include: The Surf City USA Marathon and the Surf City 10 Mile, 10K, 5K & Kids Run in Huntington Beach, CA; The Golden Gate Half Marathon, The Town’s Half Marathon in Oakland. For more information regarding RaceForce, LLC, visitwww.raceforce.com.
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