For Immediate Release
Chronicle Marathon Race Director
Tel: (415) 284-9653
25TH ANNIVERSARY CHRONICLE MARATHON WEEKEND IN SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 24, 2002) - Runners and walkers by the thousands
will mark the 25th anniversary of the marathon in San Francisco this
weekend at the Chronicle Marathon.
Race day is Sunday, July 28 and will include the 26.2-mile marathon, a
half marathon, a 4-person relay marathon, and 5K (3.1-mile) Community
Run/Walk. The marathon and half marathon races feature a total of $10,000
in prize money.
A Health & Wellness Expo that is free and open to the public will take
place Friday through Sunday at Justin Herman Plaza. Complete details and
race registration are available through the event web site.
Why Run or Walk?
Sunday's Chronicle Marathon raises funds to benefit local charities
*The Bay Area Fire Department's Emergency Response Team Program
*The Volunteer Center of San Francisco
*The Bay Area Red Cross
*Child Abuse Prevention Society
*Treatment On Demand Substance Abuse Project
*America True: Programs for At-Risk Youth
*Organs 'R' Us
For complete details on the 2002 Chronicle Marathon beneficiaries and how
to make a contribution or sponsor a runner, check out
When does it all happen?
2002 Chronicle Marathon Schedule of Events
Fri July 26, 11:00 AM 7:00 PM Health & Wellness Expo
Sat July 27, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Health & Wellness Expo
Sun July 28, 7:00 AM 12:00 PM Health & Wellness Expo
Sat July 27, 4:00 PM 9:00 PM Pasta Feed
Sun July 28, 6:00 AM Marathon Start
Sun July 28, 7:45 AM Half Marathon Start
Sun July 28, 6:00 AM 4-Person Marathon Relay Start
Sun July 28, 8:00 AM 5K Community Run/Walk Start
What About Traffic?
To minimize traffic impact, organizers will start the marathon race at
6:00AM, with the slowest runners taking off at 5:00AM, and course changes
will have participants running along the Bay and through Golden Gate Park
for much of the 26.2 miles. Traffic in the City is expected to flow with
few delays. Complete details including course maps and street closures is
available online at (www.chroniclemarathon.com/2002/course.html.)
The 2002 Chronicle Marathon is sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle,
KPIX Channel 5, SFGate.com, 96.5 KOIT, UPN 44/Digital 45/Cable 12, San
Francisco Toyota, Albertson's, GU Energy Gel, GU2O Hydration Drink,
Centrum Performance Energy Nutrition Bar, the San Francisco Municipal
Railway, the Port of San Francisco, Webb Design, the Embarcadero Center,
and the San Francisco Road Runners Club.
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