Running in North Beach


Select Local Merchants

Sponsored by Men's Health, the coed Urbanathlon race and festival is a fitting representation of the magazine's "work hard, play hard" mentality. Indeed, the courses are hard work. Whether competitors run the 3- to 5-mile sprint course or the 10- to 11-mile classic course, occasional obstacles, such as monkey bars, stairs, tires, barricades, and stacks of unfinished tax returns, stand in their way. But don't be too intimidated?Urbanathlon has created 4- and 12-week training plans to help participants get in shape for the race. All the hard work will pay off though, thanks in part to a post-race party with DJ sets, refreshments, and swag from sponsors. Plus, competitors will have the opportunity to donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation upon registration or with the $15 suggested donation for hair trims at the Paul Mitchell tent.
47 Pier 39 Concourse
San Francisco,
CA
US
Foxhound Urban Adventures founder Shannon Bruzelius is an organizer. Growing up in Colorado, Shannon was always outdoors, putting together events such as epic games of hide-and-seek at night, holiday scavenger hunts, and New Year's Eve sledding festivals. When he moved to San Francisco, visiting friends and family put him in the role of designated tour guide, which naturally progressed into what is now Foxhound Urban Adventures. Jericho San Francisco is a spy adventure based on the party game Jericho, which offers locals and visitors a new way to see San Francisco neighborhoods. Players are split into two teams of up to 6 people each and charged with a specific mission, then armed with a bag of modern spy gadgets, including laser-tag gear and walkie-talkies. During the game, agents race through the city for up to 4 miles and just as many hours, sightseeing, outwitting opponents, and wasting time interrogating statues.
313 Post Street
San Francisco,
CA
US
Typically, baseballs fly out of AT&T Park to splash into the water. This Thanksgiving, it will be runners who dart from a starting line outside the stadium to trot along the waterfront. From there, these racers—some dressed as turkeys, sleeping uncles, or other iconic Thanksgiving images—wind into the SoMa district before bending into the heart of the city and finishing at City Hall. Proceeds from the race benefit the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank, an organization dedicated to ending hunger in the community. The race organizers have completely committed to the giving nature of Thanksgiving, not just with the race's date and charitable cause but also with its route. The course is designed to showcase the work being done to help those experiencing hunger, as well as "create a visual representation of the real care being delivered by the community," as the race site states.
900 Beach Street
San Francisco,
CA
US
November 30 is an important day in American history?a day when, every year, people take to the streets and dance like zombies.?It's a tradition that began on that same date in 1982, when Michael Jackson released his iconic Thriller LP, prompting fans to celebrate each anniversary with flashmob dances inspired by the iconic video for the title track.? Thriller Run expands these King of Pop-themed festivities by adding a race to the mix.?Just going to the starting point's kiosk is a spooky yet campy experience. As athletes sign up for race waves, they mingle with zombies, dancing ghosts, and normal-looking people who could very well be werewolves. Then, after warming up to beats from local DJs, they're off and running to the tunes of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, with an inevitable flash mob later in the day.
The Embarcadero at Market Street and Mission Street
San Francisco,
CA
US
Junk King’s red trucks travel to houses around the country to clear homes of clutter while maintaining environmentally safe practices. Friendly haulers give customers a call when they're en route, then cart away anything except hazardous materials, including garden clippings, outmoded furnishings, and cursed Cadillac trunks. The refuse rangers sort through everything they take away, donating what they can to charity, recycling what they can’t, and even sweeping up when the job is done. So far, Junk King has saved 908 tons from entering landfills by striving to recycle more than 60% of what they collect. All appointments are scheduled within two-hour time frames, often with same- or next-day service.
320 Judah St. #9C
San Francisco,
CA
US
Team In Training's certified coaches provide nutritional and fitness advice to help participants meet their physical goals, and they welcome experienced athletes and green-but-determined terrapins alike. The program adopts a double-pronged training method, incorporating personal attention from coaches with weekly group sessions. Participants also receive travel to and accommodation at their selected event.
221 Main St
San Francisco,
CA
US
Advertisement