San Jose, CA- The San Jose Giants and 2014 Giant Race are excited to announce that registration for this year's San Francisco and San Jose Giant Races opens to the public on Thursday, February 6 at 9:00 AM at www.giantrace.com and www.sanjosegiantrace.com. The 2014 San Francisco Giant Race will take place on Sunday, September 7, while the 2014 San Jose Giant Race precedes the San Francisco event and occurs on Saturday, June 28.
The 2014 San Jose Giant Race will once again feature 5 Mile and 5K courses that finish on the field at Municipal Stadium. The event is billed as "Major Fun in the Minor Leagues" and everyone who participates will receive a ticket to a San Jose Giants baseball game that weekend.
The Giants Community Fund is back as the official benefiting partner of The San Jose Giant Race. Those who wish to fundraise for the Fund's flagship program, Junior Giants, will not only give local South Bay Area youth the opportunity to participate in a free, non-competitive and innovative baseball program, but will also make themselves eligible to receive fundraising incentives such as baseballs and bats autographed by current Giants players.
"We are very excited to be named the official benefiting partner for the San Jose Giant Race," said Cassandra Hofman, Junior Giants Coordinator. "If each of this year's participants donate $25, this event alone will raise $50,000 for the Junior Giants program."
The 2014 San Francisco Giant Race features a half marathon, 10K, and 5K. As one of San Francisco's premier road races, it allows nearly 20,000 runners the opportunity to finish their run on the field at AT&T Park. All 2014 races are expected to sell out quickly due to the event's increasing popularity amongst Giants fans and runners nationwide.
Project Open Hand, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill in the Bay Area, returns as the San Francisco Giant Race's Official Benefiting Partner. All Race participants are encouraged to consider raising funds for Project Open Hand - for every $10 donated, Project Open Hand can provide five nutritious meals to neighbors in need. Participants who choose Fundraise to Run in 2014 and commit to fundraising $500 receive a free race entry and a Giants baseball ticket.
Runners who complete both the San Jose and San Francisco Races will receive the highly anticipated Turn Two Award - a pair of ear buds displaying team logos on each side - specially designed by the San Francisco and San Jose Giants.
First pitch for the San Jose Giants home opener will take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 10 against the Bakersfield Blaze. San Jose's 2014 season begins on Thursday, April 3. The Giants will host games at Municipal Stadium on Mother's Day (May 11), Memorial Day (May 26), and Independence Day (July 4).For information on the 2014 season and ticket packages please visit sjgiants.com, call (408) 297-1435 or visit the Municipal Stadium Box Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.