Run The Giant Race

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"Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I'll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will."
--
Harry Caray

This morning, J and I participated in
the Giant Race, a 5K, 10K, and half marathon race that finishes on the field of AT&T Park. The race benefits Project Open Hand. We registered for the 5K back in March. It cost $45 and comes with the race registration, a T-shirt, a ticket to last night's game, and a Tim Lincecum bobblehead. That's a ridiculous deal!

The 5K started around 9am. We got there a little late, but there was still a huge crowd at the start line.
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Before we crossed the start line, Matt Cain, one of baseball's best pitchers (and J's favorite) greeted us where I promptly gave him a fist bump.
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We passed the ball park and were greeted and cheered on by the Oakland Gospel Choir.
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After we made the turn, a cheerleading group gave us support!
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The last part of the run is on the field and when I looked up there were spectators rooting for the finishers.
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This was a fun run for a great price. The biggest problem was its disorganization. The wait for t-shirts and bobbleheads felt longer than the run itself and when I got there, they didn't have the shirt in my size at the 5K table. I was able to get one from the half marathon table.

Regardless of these issues, this was still an awesome event, and I'd definitely be interested in doing it again next year.
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