Posts Tagged ‘jog’

YOLO Dude Illegally Jogs Down Busy Gough Street, in the Fast Lane, ‘Cause, You Know, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

I’ve never seen this:

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27th Annual Run Wild For A Child 5K and 10K a Huge Success in Golden Gate Park

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Run Wild for a Child 2011 went off without a hitch today in Golden Gate Park.

It’s sort of like the Bay to Breakers annual civic event, except Run Wild isn’t owned by some hung-up, Burnsian, “Christian Billionaire” what lives in Colorado and uses your B2B entry fee to fight the concept of evolution. (How refreshing.)

Anyway, today’s 5K race was 3053 vs. 1729 leading most of the way through. One of these guys won, you’d think.

Is this Fell? I can’t really tell:

Here’s Oak, anyway:

As you can see, this race swings both ways, with 5K and 10K runners facing each other at times:

Monkey butts?

All right, see you next year!

10K • 5K featuring Run Wild For A Child Costume Contest

Sunday, November 27, 2011 • 8:30 AM START
27th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Run
Golden Gate Park • San Francisco


Support San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program
Bring a new toy or two to donate to Bay Area Children in need
Run dressed as a toy in the “Run Wild Like A Child Costume Contest”

The entire event is staged from the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park, which is the outdoor plaza in the center of:

California Academy of Sciences
De Young Museum
Japanese Tea Garden
Start Check-In is at Music Concourse — see below for Start details.


Run or Walk the 5K dressed as a favorite childhood toy to be eligible for the costume contest judging. Prizes will be awarded to the Top Ten Costumes selected by the Judges. Click to see some past year’s costumes!

1st Place: Luxury Weekend for Two at Hotel Carlton (good through Nov. 2012) and $150 Gift Certificate to Sports Basement
2nd Place: $200.00 Sports Basement Gift Certificate & FRS healthy Energy Gift Pack
3rd Place: $100.00 Sports Basement Gift Certificate & FRS healthy Energy Gift Pack
4th Place: $50.00 Sports Basement Gift Certificate & FRS healthy Energy Gift Pack
5th –10 Place: A Sports Basement Gift Certificate good for a pair of Brooks shoes.

All 5K Costume Contestants should report to the front of the starting line for initial judging from 8:00 AM – 8:20 AM.

Initial judging at the starting line from 8:15 – 8:30 AM
Semi-final judging – at the 5K finish line.
Final judging – at Bandshell Stage at 10:00 AM

After the race join us in the Music Concourse where you can ‘get down’ with live music provided by Pure Ecstasy while enjoying refreshments and the final costume judging on the main stage. Entrants can pick up their T-shirt and goodie bag, as well as visit sponsor booths for free samples and fitness information. The awards ceremony and Costume Parade & Judging will begin at approximately 10:00 AM at the Bandshell.


Pre-registered entrants may pick up their T-shirt with the full color logo in the Post-Race Expo area from 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM race morning or immediately following the race. Race Day entrants can pick up their shirt immediately following the race. The T-shirt Booth will be closed from 8:16 AM – 8:45 AM. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed.


The San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program is the city’s largest and the nation’s oldest program of its kind. Distributing over 200,000 toys to more than 40,000 disadvantaged children. Besides helping individual families in need, the Toy Program serves many community organizations, including shelters for abused women and children, inner-city schools, neighborhood groups, children’s cancer wards, and pediatric AIDS units. SFFF Toy Program also responds on a year round basis to displaced children who become victims of fires, floods and other such disasters. The SFFF Toy Program is dependent solely on donations.

The San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program will be onsite race day accepting donations of new unwrapped toys. Entrants are encouraged to bring a toy or two on race day to donate and/or to make a cash donation when you register. Any donation above your entry fee will be given to the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program and is a 100% tax deductible.

Where to Jog in San Francisco: A Map From Eric Fischer Shows the Paths of Runners

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Well, here it is: San Francisco from the perspective of runners:

Via Eric Fischer

The Run Wild for a Child 5K/10K 2010 Run a Huge Success, But We Shut Down Fell and Oak for This?

Monday, November 29th, 2010

RUN WILD FOR A CHILD 5K/10K 2010 went off without a hitch yesterday.

Didn’t seem to have all that many people compared with other events.

Page Street was backed up coming…

…and going:

Maybe they could push the stragglers onto the Panhandle bike and pedestrian paths and open the streets earlier next year?

Just asking…

Now’s Your Chance to Register for the 2010 Kaiser Half Marathon & 5K in San Francisco

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Remember those New Year’s Resolutions? Cash them in at the 27th Annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K in Golden Gate Park on February 7th, 2010.

Online registration ends February 4th, but they might fill up before then.

See you there!

Running down Fell Street the wrong way looks like fun. As seen last year

2010 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, February 7, 2010   8:00 a.m.

Golden Gate Park JFK Drive – one block east of Stow Lake Drive
San Francisco , CA

Click here to register now!

All the deets, after the jump


Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run, 2009

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, so that means it’s time for ten thousand souls to go for a jog in the popular 2009 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run. And just like last year, they started early and didn’t mess up Fell, Oak and Golden Gate Park (unlike the annual Bay to Breakers footrace, let’s say.)

Speaking of Kaiser, apply for some health insurance today – there are all kinds of different plans these days. (And don’t forget the San Francisco Health Plan, if you qualify.)

Do you get this happy when you jog? Consider signing up for the 2010 race. The 2009 benficiaries of the Kaiser include Koret Family House, the Harbor Light Center for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. Click to expand:

SF Weekly writer Joe Eskenazi would be pleased to see that the Panhandle’s expen$ive, trucked-in-from-Kentucky public toilet was fully operational. (Don’t queue up, ladies, just use the men’s room – they won’t care.)

Going the wrong way down Fell Street. Can you see all the people on Oak in the background?

Here’s the course. You’ll be able to find the full race results here and here.

See you next year!

All the deets, after the jump. (more…)