SAN FRANCISCO- Last Sunday, on March 26 a number of major roads in San Francisco were closed. To allowed thousands of runners to used the pavement in the 2017 annual half marathon. Many of the streets were shoot down, including two lanes heading north from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Due to the amounts of runners and pedestrians. Traffic police officers had to close off popular streets since 5:30A.M.
Through Facebook The San Francisco News got an anonymous comment from a participant from the race. “It was a beautiful day, everyone out there was in great spirits and to pass the finish line is an accomplishment,”
The name of the event is The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. Which is celebrating their 20th Anniversary of Running this year. However this year is also important. Because it marks United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco’s 5th year since the inauguration race in 2013.
The race began along the western edge of Golden Gate Park. From there the athletes head towards Richmond District neighborhood. According to the San Francisco Chronicle and the city officials the race trajectory goes north through the Presidio and over the Golden Gate Bridge. To Vista Point before doubling back along the Marina. Then heading south on Polk Street for the home stretch to the Civic Center finish line.
It is estimate that more than 9,000 participants cross the finish line.