Approximately 7,000 registered runners took to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday to participate in the seventh running of the 2019 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of Bringing Fun to the Run with great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed taking in the sights of the Bay Area including crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
The newly enhanced course took runners through the streets and neighborhoods of the city before a picturesque run over the Golden Gate Bridge and crossing the finish line next to Ghirardelli Square concluding their race in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. Sunday’s event was all about the race experience. Some of the best live bands from around the Bay Area, including Navy Band Southwest’s Destroyers, Super Cassette, and South 46 performed on improved band stages along the route, interspersed with cheerleaders and themed water stations.
The musically themed road race concluded with the sounds of local favorite Mustache Harbor, who created a soft rock explosion as the headliner for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Concert Series, bringing runners and their families to their feet in celebration of the day’s accomplishments.