For $17, today's side deal covers your registration to Rock on the Green, which includes participation in the 5K run/walk as well as entry to the festival on September 11 (a $35 total value). Register for the race by picking up your packet at Sports Basement on Old Mason Street on Friday, September 10, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Complimentary food and beverages will be available during registration and at the festival, and you'll also net a complimentary goodie bag and shirt. You can also register the morning of the event, from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. at the Marina Green race site.
Rock on the Green benefits the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), which provides funding for athletes with disabilities, allowing them to pursue active lifestyles. The 5K race starts at 8:30 a.m., and participants can walk, run, or roll along a scenic route on wheelchair-friendly sidewalks and running paths overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. After the race, ROTG transforms the Marina Green into an outdoor festival, featuring a rock concert, vendor expo, and demonstrations from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Learn about the latest in exercise, nutrition, and gear, or check out fitness demonstrations by CAF athletes. Whether you choose to run competitively, run for fun, walk, or amble, you can sweat comfortably knowing that every step goes toward a good cause.
Though reviews for Rock on the Green are still growing, the San Francisco Chronicle recently featured the event.