Thousands Lace Up Their Running Shoes Sunday For The Annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon, 10k, And 5k

South San Francisco, CA  January 31, 2019  Submitted by Matt Skryja, Kaiser Permanente

Race Proceeds Donated to Local Charities

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2019 – The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K being held this Sunday in Golden Gate Park has become an annual tradition. Well-known for its scenic course through Golden Gate Park, the race has several times been selected as Road Race of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America. The run is expected to draw nearly 10,000 participants this year, rain or shine, and provides a healthy activity for many before Super Bowl parties.

 

Pamakid Runners, a San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to family fitness, and other charitable causes is presenting the race. Founded in 1983, this year’s race will include a 10K for the first time. In 2018, more than $115,000 was donated to Bay Area charities and recipients this year include nonprofits taking leading roles in promoting community health and wellness.

 

Two of the charities utilize running as a tool to develop and support youth. Running for a Better Oakland works with kindergarten to 12th grade students to develop healthy lifestyles, while Girls on the Run empowers girls in grades three through eight with a confidence-building program of health and wellness education.

 

Another recipient, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, offers information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to family members and others raising or supporting children with a special needs. The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center provides a range of housing and residential addiction treatment services, including Harbor House, which shelters parents in recovery together with their children. Please come and join us!

 

Race Start:

 

When:             Sunday, February 3, 2019

7:40 am – 8:00 am – prerace stretching and kick off at the Start Stage

8:00 am – 5K begins

8:10 am – half marathon and 10K begins

 

Where:            Golden Gate Park: Fulton by Park Presidio and Stow Lake

 

Finish Line and Race Expo:

 

Where:            Golden Gate Park: Between La Playa and 45th near Lincoln Way (windmill)

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About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

 

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