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Giant Race Finishers to Receive Exclusive Matt Cain Bobblehead Doll
10K sold-out; 5K and half-marathon spots open; start & finish at AT&T Park; Project Open Hand official event charity

Giant Race Finishers to Receive Exclusive Matt Cain Bobblehead Doll

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Posted Thursday, 10 May, 2012

From Ryan Lamppa, Running USA

SAN FRANCISCO - (May 9, 2012) - The San Francisco Giant Race has announced the release of the first-ever Matt Cain runner bobblehead finisher prize. The exclusive bobblehead features Giants pitcher Matt Cain in running shoes, shorts and a custom orange headband. The bobblehead is available only to those who register for the September 16th Giant Race that finishes on the field at AT&T Park.

As a long-time supporter of the Giant Race and its charity partner, Project Open Hand, Cain was pleased to lend his likeness to the Giant Race giveaway.

The Giant Race will take place on Sunday, September 16, 2012. Featuring a half-marathon, 10K and 5K, the Giant Race is one of San Francisco's premier road races. All courses will start at AT&T Park and travel along the Embarcadero waterfront with the half-marathon continuing through PIER 39, Fort Mason and the Marina. All courses will finish on the field at AT&T Park.

With more than 10,000 runners already registered, and the 10K distance sold-out, the Giant Race expects to sell out all race distances well in advance of the race date. Registration for the 5K and half-marathon is still open at:

Project Open Hand will once again be the official non-profit partner of the Giant Race. Last year the Giant Race raised more than $125,000 for Project Open Hand. Project Open Hand is one of the Bay Area's best-known, most respected and beloved charities. For more than 25 years Project Open Hand has provided food, nourishment and emotional support to people facing life-threatening illnesses.

In 1985, founder Ruth Brinker, a retired meal service manager, began preparing meals for seven people living with AIDS. Project Open Hand today serves men, women and children with any acute, critical illness - HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease and many others, as well as a separate program for seniors ensuring companionship and nutrition for our community's elderly. For more information, visit:

About Giants Enterprises
Giants Enterprises is dedicated to developing new ventures and utilizing AT&T Park as a destination for non-baseball special events in San Francisco. For over 10 years, Giants Enterprises has produced more than 1,000 private events and hosted numerous public events, including major concerts, motor sports events, international soccer matches, professional and college football games, Cirque du Soleil and the Giant Race.

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