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EVENt GUIDE APRIL 6, 2014

#RNRSF


Welcome to the one marathon you won’t want to end. A race so rock ‘n’ roll, the mile markers are rock bands. Because what’s the point of running if you just want it to end? Here, you might not break the tape, but the podium isn’t the point. Life is a journey and running should be a celebration.

#rnrsf | @runrocknroll


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destination san Francisco

“Must sees” to make your weekend even more memorable

CONTENTS 6 scHeduLe oF eVents

Preview the happenings for the Expo, Race Day and Finish Line Festival.

8 course MaP

Check out this year’s epic course!

10 start Line MaP Venue diagram for the start line located on the Great Highway.

12 FinisH Line MaP Venue diagram of the finish line and festival at Civic Center Plaza.

14 sPectator tiPs All the info your family and friends need to cheer you on.

16 ParkinG and transPortation

Parking and shuttle timelines, locations and other race day transportation details.

22 HeadLiner

PRESENTED BY:

Get ready to Rock with the Neighbourhood!

24 resPect tHe distance

Tips from the RNR Series Medical Director to ensure your best race possible.

26 race day cHeckList

48 hour checklist to ensure you are prepared for your big day.

30 runninG traiLs Warm-up on SF’s best paths.

37 cHarities WRITER: Kevin LaRue PHOTOGRAPHERS: Victah Sailor, Paul Nestor, Lester Cacho, Ryan Bethke GRAPHIC DESIGN & LAYOUT: Bridget Durkin

Charity is the Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll. April 6, 2014

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Schedule of Events

SAN FRANcISco SEt LISt HeaLtH and Fitness eXPo

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FinisH Line FestiVaL

Moscone Center North Hall D 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Race Day Sunday, April 6th

Civic Center Plaza 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Start Line The Great Highway and Fulton Street

Awards Ceremony 9:00-9:15 am

Friday, April 4 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, April 5 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Expo admission is FREE & open to the public. *Timeline is subject to change

Start Time 6:30 am Finish Line Civic Center Plaza (Larkin Street and McAllister Street)

The Neighbourhood 9:15-10:30 am Closing Act 11:00 am-12:00 pm

race resuLts Official race results will be posted online at competitor.com by 7:00 p.m. PST. 6

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Finish Line Map Fulton St

EVENT GUIDE FINISH AREA MAP

FINISH

Art Museum

Larkin St

Library MAIN MEDICAL CENTER

SECURE ZONE

USEFUL tIPS

Larkin St BIKE VALET

RUNNER EXIT

Playground

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TIP #2 Pick a letter (A-Z) and have your friends/family meet you there after the race.

CHARITY VILLAGE

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TIP #1 Enjoy the festival and your achievement!


Spectator Tips

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PLan your FaMiLy reunion

There will be NO shuttle services provided for spectators to the Start Line.

The finish line is located at Civic Center Plaza. There are a number of parking garages within .5 miles of the venue, ranging from $20-$40, depending on length of stay.

Confirm a post-race reunion plan BEFORE the race begins! Plan to meet up in the Family Reunion Area located in Civic Center Plaza. Large alphabetical signs will be prominently displayed. Pick a letter and make sure everyone in your party knows to meet at that letter.

Take BART/Muni to/from Civic Center Plaza to avoid traffic and road closures. Both will be operating on normal Sunday schedules, so please plan your trip ahead of time.

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Allow time for delays if traveling by car due to road closures


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Race Day Transportation

RAcE DAY SHUttLES

A pre-race shuttle program is in place to take participants to the Start Line on the Great Highway from the following pickup locations:

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Pre-race shuttles are provided to all participants to the Start Line (Great Highway) from the Finish Line (Civic Center Plaza). Pre-race shuttles will stage and leave from Civic Center Plaza (Grove St, between Larkin St. & Polk St.).

CIVIC CENTER PLAZA | San Francisco, CA 94102 Need to park by Civic Center Plaza prior to catching the shuttle? Reserved parking is available for purchase online. CIVIC CENTER PLAZA SHUTTLE TIMES Shuttles will run continuously starting at 4:15 am. The LAST shuttle will leave at 5:45 am in order to make the 6:30 am race start time. NOTE: Shuttle time from Civic Center Plaza to the start line is 30 minutes.

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Pre-race shuttles are provided to all participants to the Start Line (Great Highway) from Fisherman’s Wharf. Pre-race shuttles will stage and leave from Fisherman’s Wharf (Jones St, between North Point St. & Bay St.). There is no shuttle transportation from the finish line to Fisherman’s Wharf after the race.

FISHERMAN’S WHARF SHUTTLE PICKUP | 2620 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94133 FISHERMAN’S WHARF SHUTTLE TIMES You MUST reserve your shuttle time at the Health & Fitness Expo if you plan on riding from Fisherman’s Wharf. Stop by the “Shuttles” Booth to pick up your bib sticker for the shuttle you would like to take. A limited number of riders will be allowed for each time slot. Please note the ride time from Fisherman’s Wharf to the start line is approximately 40-50 minutes. 4:15 am / 4:30 am / 4:45 am / 5:00 am / 5:15 am / 5:30 am There is no shuttle transportation from the finish line to Fisherman’s Wharf after the race. SFMTA (sfmta.com) and BART (bart. gov) offer service between Civic Center Plaza and the rest of San Francisco. Please plan accordingly.

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Parks & Scenery

Golden Gate Park is a MASSIVE urban park, the 5th most visited city park in the USA. 20% larger than New York’s Central Park, Golden Gate Park offers activities and scenery that can be appreciated by all ages. If you check out the Chinese pagoda by Stow Lake, you’ll see trees planted by RnRSF participants at a VolRUNteer event in March! Bring a blanket and some snacks to Dolores Park for a day of people watching and (hopefully) sun! The sprawling green space bordering the Castro is a huge attraction for locals

of all sorts on a nice day and spending some time there is a great way to relax and take in some of the local flavors.

For Foodies

The iconic Ferry Building Marketplace along San Francisco’s scenic Embarcadero is home to many unique shops, restaurants and food vendors. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the widely acclaimed Ferry Plaza Farmers Market sets up shop, bringing together some of San Francisco’s favorite local farmers, artisans and chefs. The farmer’s market is open from 10 a.m.-

2 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. Off the Grid is a roaming gathering featuring mobile food carts, live music and some of the best people watching in the city at various San Francisco locations throughout the week.

Rock Out and Unwind

Ready to Rock? Check out a live show at local favorites such as Rickshaw Stop, Brick and Mortar or the Independent to gear up for the big day of non-stop rock! Tickets are generally $10-20 and in this city great musicians are a guarantee! April 6, 2014

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The Neighbourhood

HEADLINER CONCERT PRESENTED BY:

In early 2012 a mysterious band appeared online. The group, The Neighbourhood, revealed no biographical information, no photos and no backstory, offering only a moody track titled “Female Robbery.” Fans and the press were confounded, scouring the Internet for any information that might lead them to the identity of these musicians. The Neighbourhood were a quintet. They were from California despite the British spelling of their name. They had a second track, “Sweater

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Weather,” which had an accompanying — and equally dark — video. Although The Neighbourhood’s identity remained hazy, it became clear that the music they were making felt transformative to critics and fans alike. The evocative combination of rock instruments with R&B and hiphop aesthetics seemed, in many ways, revelatory, a reimagining of sounds that seemed to make people clamor for more information with even greater fervor. So who are The Neighbourhood? The group is a collection of five friends who make music together. They’re headed by Jesse Rutherford, a 21-year-old singer who has dabbled in various genres, including hip-hop, before crafting the merge of sounds that categorizes The Neighbourhood’s style. “I always have a strong vision

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before I go into anything,” Rutherford says. “I don’t know how to make music any other way. It was all in my head, and that vision for the music was to make hip-hop beats with guitars and I was going

to sing and rap over them. We wanted to do that hip-hop aesthetic on an indie platform.” Get ready to rock out to The Neighbourhood at this year’s finish line festival!


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Respect the Distance

RX to Rock

ADVICE FROM THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MEDICAL DIRECTOR, P.Z. PEARCE, M.D.

For many of you, this will be your first marathon or half marathon. Whether this is your first or fiftieth race, congratulations on your commitment to fitness and a healthy lifestyle! Whether you choose to run, walk or just rock, the following tips will help to ensure you have a fun and safe Rock ‘n’ Roll experience.

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It’s too late to start now, but you need to respect the distance you’ve chosen to walk or run. There are many different training programs available to you. Be sure you chose one that had you complete at least 2/3 of the race distance several times during your training period. If not, slow down and participate at a comfortable pace.

If you have not calculated your fluid needs for this race, there are two strategies which will ensure you don’t under or over-hydrate. The easiest is to only drink when you are thirsty. If you want to be a little more scientific, limit fluid intake to 4-8 oz of sports drink every 20 minutes For more information on hydration strategies, please visit our website.

Losing salt through sweating and complex hormone changes during exercise can result in lowering your serum [blood] sodium level. This will not only affect your performance, it may lead to muscle cramping, headache, dizziness and confusion. Have some sports drink along the course to quench your thirst, or follow your pre-planned schedule.

Fill out the medical information section on the back of your bib number. While serious medical problems are quite rare, knowing any medical problems you have, medications you are taking or allergies to medications is extremely helpful to our Medical Volunteers. Our goal is to treat all of our athletes like Rock Stars.

If you have questions, stop by the Rock ‘n’ Roll Sports Medicine Team booth at the Expo or visit one of our Medical Tents on race day. We would be happy to assist you. Have fun, be smart, and stay within your limits. In other words, Rock On… 24

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Race Day Checklist

The final two days before a race are very important. Follow this checklist to ensure that you get the most out of the hard training you’ve done.

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48:00 | DO A SHORT, FAST WORKOUT

For example, run three miles easy, then run 6 x 30-second relaxed sprints.

47:00 | START CARBO-LOADING

Be sure to consume high-carb foods and beverages at every meal.

31:00 | GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Getting adequate sleep is critical the final days before a big race.

22:00 | DO A SHORT, EASY WORKOUT It relieves mental and physical tension and keeps the body primed for performance.

21:00-10:00 | KEEP CARBO-LOADING

Maintain your high-carb diet throughout the last day before you race. Choose familiar foods that have always worked well for your body in the past. Now is not the time to experiment.

20:00 | GET YOUR GEAR TOGETHER

Take some time to get all of your gear together; create a race gear checklist that you use for every race. 26

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18:00 | PLAN FOR RACE MORNING

Make a concrete plan for race morning that includes a wake-up time and a route to the race venue

3:00 | WAKE UP EARLY

Set an early alarm to give your body plenty of time to get up to speed. Try to climb out of bed at least three hours before the start horn blasts.

2:45 | EAT YOUR PRE-RACE MEAL

It is important to wake up in plenty of time to consume and digest a high-carb pre-race breakfast three hours before your race start.

2:15 | MAKE SURE YOUR GEAR IS READY Go through your gear checklist one last time. Be sure not to forget the small essentials such as sunscreen and your race number.

0:30 | WARM UP THOROUGHLY

Start your warm-up about half an hour before your race start. Begin with easy jogging, then do some dynamic stretches such as walking lunges and arm circles.


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Running Trails

LocAL RUNNING SPotS

Whether you are looking for a good weekend warm-up jog, a daytime family hangout, a challenging hill workout or a great way to take advantage of the breathtaking views of The Bay, here are a few trails we recommend!

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Marina BouLeVard and crissy FieLd PatH

GoLden Gate Park SAN FRANCISCO

Enjoy a rocky yet hiker-friendly path in northwest San Francisco that is packed with stunning views of the water, wild vegetation, beaches and a few designated look out points. Use it as a taper run and run the three miles from Point Lobos to Eagle’s Point, or traverse the total loop trail for a solid 11 miles. Dogs are permitted and there are great spots to grab a bite afterwards nearby!

This path is mostly paved, relatively flat and extremely scenic with views of Alcatraz, the Marina and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you’re driving to the area, there’s also a good chance you can score a free parking space along this route. Marina Boulevard begins as Laguna Street runs into the Fort Mason Center and winds along the waterfront, merging into Mason Street shortly before Crissy Field. Stay on the pedestrian side of the shared path or take the wide dirt pedestrian trail running parallel to the paved path. 30

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A popular running spot for the locals, this gorgeous expanse of land gives you the best close up views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge that SF has to offer. The park boasts 24 miles of routes and eight scenic overlooks and vistas, perfect for any length run that suits you. Though be warned, with the amazing views and the energy from other athletes on the paths, you’ll probably be tempted to extend your route!

Treat yourself to a jaunt in one of the most famous areas in the U.S. The intention of the park’s designers was to allow visitors to just wander and lose themselves in nature, so use this as an opportunity to find peace and tranquility before the big day. Adventurous? Grab a free park map before you go. If not, try the 7.5 mile perimeter loop, or the nice two-mile loop around Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill.


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More feet in the streets require more helping hands from the fans. If you friends or family are coming out to watch you run or walk, tell them to support you and join the Race Crew! Volunteer opportunities are available Thursday through Sunday of race week; both individuals and groups of all sizes are needed. For more information, visit runrocknroll.competitor.com/sanfrancisco/ volunteer or stop by Volunteer Check In at the Health & Fitness Expo during race weekend for information on available shifts. Spread the word and help us ROCK San Francisco! #RnRRaceCrew

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – St. Jude Heroes Imagine a race where hope marks the finish line. Make it a reality when you run as a St. Jude Hero to support the lifesaving work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. St. Jude has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from our research. And no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. As a St. Jude Hero, you’ll cross the finish line knowing that you truly Run for a Reason. Website: stjudeheroes.org Email: minerva.suarez@stjude.org Phone: 800-701-4443.

Team In Training – Get More. Give More. Register Today! Completing an endurance sports event such as a marathon or half marathon is one of life’s great experiences. And when you train with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training, you make that experience an even greater accomplishment by not only changing your life but by helping cure cancer. Team In Training also gives you more of everything you need for success. In return, you’ll raise funds to help people with blood cancers live better, longer lives. Find out more about this exciting program and how you can really make a difference in the search for cancer cures. Website: teamintraining.org Phone: (800) 482-TEAM

OFFICIAL CHARITIES Tusk USA Tusk is a conservation organization, protecting wildlife, supporting communities and promoting education in 25 African countries. Website: tuskusa.com Email: tuskusa@tusk.org Phone: 212-602-1588 Hear The Music Live Hear the Music Live is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that works with foster care homes to send pre-teens and teens to concerts in their local area and provide them the opportunity to do “meet and greets” with the artists. To date, Hear the Music Live has sent over 13,000 foster teens to concerts nationally. Website: hearthemusiclive.org Email: aimee_white@hearthe musiclive.org Phone: 541-517-1314 PKD Foundation – Run for PKD The PKD Foundation exists to discover treatments and ultimately a cure for polycystic kidney disease. PKD is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases impacting millions of people worldwide. When you Run for PKD, you bring hope to patients and families so they no longer suffer the effects of this disease alone. Website: runforpkd.org Email: runforpkd@pkdcure.org Phone: 816-268-8469

Dravet Syndrome Foundation – DSF RACER Dravet Syndrome Foundation’s mission is to raise research funds and increase awareness of Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies. Website: dravetfoundation.org Email: maryanne.m@dravet foundation.org Phone: 203-880-9456 Lazarex Cancer Foundation – Team for Life Lazarex Cancer Foundation supports end stage cancer patients and the cancer community by providing assistance with costs for clinical trial participation, navigation through clinical trial options, and community outreach and education. Lazarex provides resources for cancer patients who’ve been told they have no other options, but who are not yet done with their journey in life and refuse to give up now. Website: teamforlifelcf.org Email: tfl@lazarex.org Phone: 925-309-8664 Girls on the Run of the Bay Area – You Can Run Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun curriculum which creatively integrates running. Website: gotrbayarea.org Email: jthomas@gotrbayarea.org Phone: 415-863-8942

Groundwork Opportunities – GORace Working to reduce extreme poverty by connecting community leaders with the resources needed to launch and sustain poverty alleviation projects. Website: groundworkopportunities.org Email: jenny@goworks.org Phone: 919-624-5138

Melanoma Education Foundation – MEF Runner Support Save lives from melanoma by educating high school and middle school students about early self-detection. Website: skincheck.org Email: mef-dfacchetti@charter.net Phone: 718-775-7297

Hope for the Warriors – Team Hope for the Warriors HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS mission is to enhance the lives for service members, their families, and families of the fallen. Website: hopeforthewarriors.org Email: sduerr@hopeforthewarriors.org Phone: 910-546-0144

Save the Children – Team Save the Children We give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We save children’s lives. Join us Website: savethechildren.org Email: kbandak@savechildren.org Phone: 203-568-4224

My Brighter Tomorrow My Brighter Tomorrow mission is to “give faith” and provide funding for “cutting edge” therapy for special needs children. Website: mybrightertomorrow.org Email: MyBrighterTomorrow@aol.com Phone: 510-915-1539

Sephardic Bikur Holim – Team SBH Team SBH: bringing community members together through a shared sense of athletics and social responsibility. Website: sbhonline.org Email: charles@sbhonline.org Phone: 718 787 1400

Marfan Foundation – Team Victory The Marfan Foundation does everything possible to make sure people with Marfan syndrome and related disorders live longer, fuller lives. Website: marfan.org/get-involved/ fundraising-events/victory Email: kcavanagh@marfan.org Phone: 516-883-8712 ext. 138

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. – Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent – C.U.E. Running (Connect. Unify. Evolve) W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is dedicated to empowering domestic violence survivors to create lives free of violence. Website: womaninc.wordpress.com Email: mariya@womaninc.org Phone: 415-864-4777 April 6, 2014

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