IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION
Thank you for signing up to participate in the Inaugural Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Series has longed to be in San Francisco for some time and in October we jumped at the opportunity to partner with the US Half Marathon “The Other Half”.
Though the time frame between the partnership and race weekend was too short to make course changes, we are excited to execute a flawless event this weekend and have it amplify into a marquee stop on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series Tour for years to come.
The picturesque views, hilly terrain, and an iconic Golden Gate Bridge crossing are elements that make this course one of the finest in the country. With these unique course aspects however, come the difficulty of staging live, music-blasting rock bands along the environmentally-protected areas through which our participants will be running. We have the utmost respect for the policies of the various city stakeholders whose grounds we are crossing through, including the Presidio Trust, National Park Service, and Department of Homeland Security. In order to garner the trust and appreciation of the City of San Francisco and these organizations, we are minimizing the course band element in our inaugural year. We plan to make changes to the course in 2014 in order to incorporate the level of Rock ‘n’ Roll course excitement our participants have become accustomed to.
You can still expect at least two bands and seven motivational cheer squads pushing you around the next corner and up the next hill throughout the course, not to mention the Finish Line Festival at Aquatic Park featuring a headliner performance by The Mowgli’s. iPods packed with your best speed-inducing playlists are highly encouraged for your ears, while the epic views and GU Energy chews will keep your eyes and bodies equally as energized.
Thank you for being a part of the Inaugural Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon, and we cannot wait to host you for a spectacular event this weekend and for many years to come!
With any questions, please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or our customer service email at: RnRSF@competitorgroup.com