Golden Gate Half Marathon Celebrates 20 Years on Sunday

October 29, 2021

San Francisco Brewing Co. to host finish line beer garden for milestone anniversary; Signature race offers picturesque views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO – October 29, 2021 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5k will welcome more than 6,000 participants to San Francisco for the 20th edition of the iconic event on Sunday, November 7, 2021. 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 safely welcome back thousands of runners to the beautiful City of San Francisco this year to participate in the 20th annual Golden Gate Half Marathon,” said Phyllis Blanchard, director of partnerships for the event. “San Francisco is an incredibly scenic destination for a half-marathon and this event is known for its challenging hills with rewarding views, and of course 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 Official Beer Partner of the Golden Gate Half Marathon, San Francisco Brewing Co. will host the post race celebration at their brewery beer garden, which is located just steps away from the finish line. All runners aged 21 years and older are invited to celebrate their accomplishment with award winning small batch beer, complimentary for every finisher.

“We’re delighted to partner with Golden Gate Half Marathon for their 20th anniversary, we know there’s nothing that tastes better than a cold beer after a great race,” said Geff Perry, General Manager of San Francisco Brewing Company. “We are passionate about our local community and encourage folks to live a healthy and active lifestyle, which is why the first beer is on us!”

Race weekend kicks off with the Lifestyle Expo and packet pickup on Saturday, November 6th near Ghirardelli Square. The free expo is open to the public with the latest health & nutritional information, including a variety of products for sample and sale. 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, visit RunSF.com.

About the Golden Gate Half Marathon

The 20th annual Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5k takes place on Sunday, November 7, 2021. 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 Saturday, November 6 with a Lifestyle Expo and packet pickup on Saturday, November 6th at Ghirardelli Square. For more information, please visit RunSF.com or follow @goldengatehalf on social media.

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