TODAY Thousands Expected for Kaiser Permanente Race in Golden Gate Park;

South San Francisco, CA   February 2, 2020 Submitted by Matt Skryja, Kaiser Permanente

Sunday’s Race Proceeds Support Bay-Area Charities

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2020 – The annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K is being held this Sunday in Golden Gate Park. The race is expected to draw nearly 8,000 participants this year, rain or shine, and provides a healthy activity for many before Super Bowl parties. The scenic course has been recognized as “Road Race of the Year” several times by the Road Runners Club of America.

 

The race is presented by Pamakid Runners, a San Francisco non-profit dedicated to family fitness and other charitable causes.

 

Over the last 10 years, nearly $1 million in race proceeds have been donated to Bay Area charities, including non-profits focused on promoting community health and wellness.

 

This year, two charities receiving donations from the race use running as a tool to support youth development. Running for a Better Oakland works with kindergarten to 12th grade students to develop healthy lifestyles. Girls on the Run empowers girls in third through eighth grade through a confidence-building program focused on health and wellness.

 

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. Please come and join us!

 

Race Start:

 

When:             Sunday, February 2, 2020

7:40 am – 8:00 am – pre-race 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: John F. Kennedy Drive east of Stow Lake Drive

 

Finish Line and Race Expo:

 

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

          ((near windmill))

 

 

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 12.3 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. https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/

 

 

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