Start Your Healthy New Year Training for the 2016 Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco

  • Official training kickoff party set for Friday, January 29, at A Runner’s Mind in the Presidio
  • Free 5K Fun Run across Golden Gate Bridge to follow Saturday, January 30
  • 4th annual half marathon set for weekend of April 1-3; MS MR to headline finish line concert032915_rnrsf15_lcacho_0018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 12, 2016 – Start the New Year off with a fun fitness goal by training for the 2016 Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco set to take place the weekend of April 1-3.

One of the Bay Area’s signature running events, the half-marathon starts on the Great Highway, crosses back and forth on closed lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge, before heading down Polk Street and finishing downtown at the Civic Center Plaza. More than 10,000 runners are expected to participate and free half-marathon training plans are available online.

The event will host its Official Kickoff Party on January 29, at 7:00 pm. The party will be hosted by A Runner’s Mind, at 3575 Sacramento Street in San Francisco. Following the party, a Free 5K Fun Run across the Golden Gate Bridge will take place Saturday, Janaury 30, at 7:30 am. The run will start at the Battery East Parking lot (corner of
Lincoln Blvd and Battery East Rd) and do a loop across the Golden Gate Bridge and back.

“This kickoff party will be a great way for people to get excited about their New Year’s resolutions and a healthy 2016,” said Lyndsi Weichert, event manager. “San Francisco runners will get a chance to get excited and prepare for the half-marathon coming up in April.”

At the party runners will enjoy free food and drinks and raffles to win some awesome prizes including a GARMIN watch, a new pair of Brooks running shoes, or a free entry into the race. Attendees can unwind from the work week, mingle with new and existing runner friends, and sign up for the race at a discounted rate. Anyone who registers for the race at the party will receive a complimentary promotional t-shirt. Plus, all in attendance can enjoy 15% off any purchases from A Runner’s Mind that evening.

Race weekend kicks off in April with the free
Health & Fitness Expo where runners can pick up their race weekend packet. Exhibitors and vendors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. The expo takes place on Friday, April 1, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The expo is free and open to the public.

The event concludes with a headliner concert and finish line festival at Civic Center Plaza.  Alternative pop duo MS MR will rock the post-race Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series. In addition to the headliner, runners will enjoy live entertainment stationed along the course as they make their way to the finish line.

Prices for the race are currently set at $109 for the half-marathon. To register, go to RunRocknRoll.com/San-Francisco. Online registration closes Sunday, March 27, 2016, at 11:59 pm PST.

For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, visit RunRocknRoll.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

About Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco

The 4th annual Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco takes place on the weekend of April 1-3, 2016. The half-marathon starts on the Great Highway, crosses closed lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge and finishes in downtown San Francisco at Civic Center Plaza. MS MR will be headlining the finish line festival with live music stationed along the course. Event weekend kicks off on Friday, April 1 with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Moscone Center where participants can pick up their race number and packet. For more information, please visit RunRocknRoll.com/san-francisco or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

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