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Through their lineup of Green Tea Plus beverages, nonprofit partnerships, and a steadfast commitment to environmental sustainability, Live Ultimate dedicates itself to improving the quality of life both inside and around us. Ever-mounting scientific research points to green tea as a promising source for natural health rich with antioxidants that help prevent rust from forming in bodies. The company celebrates healthy living by organizing charitable runs at scenic destinations across the country that benefit both participants and nonprofit campaigns, such as Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry initiative, which aims to connect the more than 16 million children in need with nutritious, healthy food.
610 Old Mason St.
San Francisco,
CA
US
Patriotic pomp and personal wellbeing collide at the 4th of July Firecracker Run. To celebrate our nation's independence, runners clad in red, white, and blue zip across downtown Novato, just as George Washington once zipped across the Delaware on America's first jetski. The 4-mile course winds down Grant Street, where the Independence Day parade kicks off after the last runner crosses the finish line.
610 Old Mason St.
San Francisco,
CA
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Foot-races seem like a natural fit for mingling singles?there are plenty of people, everyone has at least one common interest, and the athletic dress code means no stressing over what you're going to wear. So maybe it's surprising that events like the LUV RUN don't happen more often. Sporting color-coded bibs that denote their relationship status (blue for attached, green for available, and rainbow for available LGBT), the runners don't have to worry about a running clock?instead, they're encouraged to slow down and mingle with their fellow participants all the way to the finish line. There, a party featuring food, beer, and music provides a fun backdrop for more mingling until 9 p.m.
1199 East Beach
San Francisco,
CA
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Girls on the Run of the Bay Area works to build confidence in young girls with recreational running programs, which serve more than 500 girls aged 8?13. The programs meet in groups of about 10 girls twice a week for 10 weeks. Enthusiastic coaches engage the girls in running-based workouts with their peers, and they also address other issues that may affect the girls? lives, such as nutrition, gossip, and standing up for themselves. At the end of the 10-week session, the girls gather for a noncompetitive 5K running event.
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
San Francisco,
CA
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SF Mad Dash’s Helluva Halloween 5K run comes as close as any event to answering the question “Who would win in a race: Frankenstein or Dracula?” That’s because the run encourages attendees to dress up in their Halloween costumes and run or walk around Golden Gate Park. Though entertaining on the surface, the core of the fall festivities is charitable, as all of the proceeds benefit the Sunset Cooperative Nursery School.
501 Stanyan St.
San Francisco,
California
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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.
1 Fort Mason Center
San Francisco,
CA
US
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