Sports Tours International Teams Up With Virgin Sport for the San Francisco Bay Half Marathon
Sports Tours International has been announced as the exclusive UK travel operator for the 2017 Virgin Sport San Francisco Bay Half Marathon, Virgin Sport’s first U.S.A. event and “Festival of Fitness” which will celebrate the local SF community and be an opportunity to get everyone moving.
The event, hosted by Virgin Sport, will take place on the 14th-15th October 2017 and will see runners take on a brand new one mile race and unique 13.1 mile around the hills and stunning streets of the City by the Bay.
The inaugural Festival of Fitness includes the Twin Peaks Mile Challenge on 14th October and the SF Bay Half on 5th October, as well as fitness classes to get everybody moving. There will also be entertainment, local food, drinks and activities for all the family.
We have exclusive travel packages with a choice of 3, 4 and 5 nights available from £1139 which includes 4 star boutique accommodation in the Golden Gate City’s Fisherman’s Wharf area, return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow, and guaranteed entry* to the half marathon.
Entry to the SF Bay Half includes: access to the Go Fit Yourself line up of yoga, dance and fitness classes, an exclusive finisher long sleeve hoodie from ASICS, medal, a complimentary beer, free race photos and a tote bag.
Mary Wittenberg, Global CEO of Virgin Sport stated:
“We are so excited to be teaming up with Sports Tour International — our mission is to encourage millions of people to live healthy lifestyles. We’re thrilled to connect the UK running community with the San Francisco community, and to invite them to join us for our first-ever Festival of Fitness in the US. Together, we can make challenge fun and grow the fitness community.”
Head of International Operations at Sports Tours International, Alex de Waard, said:
“Sports Tours International is thrilled to be able to offer one of the most exciting new events in the running calendar. This is a great opportunity for amateur runners to challenge themselves and have fun in the amazing city of San Francisco.”
It was a wild weekend at the Marathon du Mont Blanc. Sadly the weather closed in and put paid to some events but a number of our runners completed the full marathon around Europe’s highest peak. Congratulations to everyone on a mega achievement 🏔