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The Giant Race Series Presented by Alaska Airlines is Partnering With BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. to Launch the 2022 PAC-MAN Virtual Challenge

March 24, 2022

Join the PAC for the PAC-MAN Virtual Challenge and level up as you race alongside one of the most recognized icons on the planet!

San Francisco, California /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ –  Giants Enterprises, the development and entrepreneurial arm of the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball franchise, announced a brand new, worldwide PAC-MAN Virtual Challenge today as part of the partnership between the Giant Race Series presented by Alaska Airlines and leading interactive entertainment company, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. With a growing health and wellness initiative developed by Giants Enterprises, this unique partnership aims to excite and inspire individuals and families from all backgrounds to participate in fitness and lifestyle events.

Starting today, individuals can sign up to be a part of the PAC-MAN Virtual Challenge: Level Up 2022 (race-sfgiants.com/PACMAN) and race their way through 3 unique levels by walking, jogging, or running anytime and anywhere in the world. All registrants will receive a PAC-MAN Virtual Challenge Race Kit including a finisher’s medal, collectible baseball pennant and commemorative race bib to celebrate their accomplishments.

“We are thrilled to celebrate PAC-MAN with the launch of a new, worldwide Virtual Challenge. As we begin to hopefully see a path forward out of the pandemic, our goal was to create a global opportunity for fans, families and friends to feel healthy and maintain engagement with one another. The PAC-MAN Virtual Challenge: Level Up 2022is a fun way for participants to complete each level at their own speed and get rewarded with some amazing PAC-MAN themed items,” said Joey Nevin, Vice President of Giants Enterprises.

Registrants will be tasked to complete 1, 2 or all 3 levels of the challenge, and participants who conquer all levels will unlock the final BONUS level. We encourage participants to devote more time to running outside (or on their treadmill at home) for a healthy and balanced lifestyle and support them to do their best PAC-MAN impression by walking, jogging or running on their own time, anywhere in the world.

“Eating and running are some of PAC-MAN’s favorite pastimes,” said Dennis Lee, Senior Director of PAC-MAN Business at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We hope PAC-MAN can inspire everyone to keep moving, stay healthy and have fun with this year’s PAC-MAN Virtual Challenge!”

Born on May 22, 1980, PAC-MAN immediately rose to meteoric popularity, first in video game arcades, then on the pop culture stage with hit song “PAC-MAN Fever” and through an array of branding and entertainment appearances throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. With a brand recognition rate of 90% around the world, PAC-MAN’s image and brand continues to be one of the most recognized on the planet.

About the Giant Race Series: The Giant Race Run/Walk Series presented by Alaska Airlines represents the perfect combination of running and baseball. Through traditional events held in Scottsdale, Sacramento, San Jose and San Francisco, the Giant Race unites an array of Giants-inspired themes at every level of professional baseball. After stops in Scottsdale during Spring Training and at Minor League facilities in Sacramento (Triple-A, Sacramento River Cats) and San Jose (Single-A, San Jose Giants), the Series ends on the field at Oracle Park with a 20,000-participant race on the flattest and fastest course in San Francisco. The San Francisco Giants and Giants Enterprises have worked together to give baseball fans and running enthusiasts an unforgettable journey of run, walk, fitness, and training experiences all season long. For more information, visit www.giantrace.com.

About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of the BANDAI NAMCO Group, is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime-based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.