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2015 Bay Area Start Training
Train to Walk or Run a
5k, 10k or 1/2 Marathon!

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What is Start Training?

Train to walk or run a 5k, 10k or 1/2 marathon with Start Training! No experience is necessary; we have coaches who will help you every step of the way. Make a difference in your own life while raising funds for the millions of Americans of all ages whose lives are instantly and profoundly changed by heart disease and stroke.

Our next season starts on April 18, 2015 and will train for one, two or both races:

- San Jose Giant Race on June 6, 2015 (5k or 5 miles)

- San Francisco Giant Race on August 23, 2015 (5k, 10k or 1/2 marathon)

About The Event

The Giant Race is a year-round run/walk series finishing on the field at San Francisco Giants baseball venues. From Spring Training in Scottsdale, to the Minor Leagues in San Jose, and culminating in the Big Leagues in San Francisco; the Giant Race truly allows participants to feel like a player for a day while participating in a fun, family-friendly run/walk. Participants receive Giants-themed medals, shirts, and even the annual Giant Race Runner Bobblehead featuring a Giants player.

About The Program

The fundraising minimum (lowest in the Bay Area!) for the San Jose event will be $500 and the fundraising minimum for the San Francisco event will be $750. All donations support American Heart Association's programs and research. Fundraising minimums include your registration, race entry, and a ticket to post-event celebration.

Participants will choose to train for one or both events. If you choose to participate in both races, there will be a special $1,000 fundraising minimum.

For more information please contact us

Lindsay Ring
Start Training Director
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