The Pamakid Runners are excited to announce an extended partnership with title sponsor Kaiser Permanente. A partner for 16 years, Kaiser Permanente’s support will now extend through 2023. Proceeds from the race have allowed the Pamakid Runners to donate over $1 million to local Bay Area charities, and over 100,000 runners have crossed the finish line in Golden Gate Park since the beginning of the partnership.
“Kaiser Permanente is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities. We are proud to once again partner with the Pamakid Runners as part of this great event,” said Shiyama Clunie, Public Affairs Director of Kaiser Permanente Greater San Francisco Area. “The race supports our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve, by encouraging an active lifestyle and by supporting non-profit partners to improve community health.”
Jerry Flanagan, President of Pamakid Runners, added “We love our partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Together we have really grown our race as the place to be and the one you don’t want to miss on the first Sunday in February. With a half marathon, a 10K, and a 5K, there’s something for everyone.”
Blistering Pace Race Management, which took over management of the race in 2017, has seen participation numbers steadily increase over the past three years. “Blistering Pace Race Management and the Pamakid Runners are so fortunate to have a trusted partner in Kaiser Permanente. They are a pleasure to work with, they push the envelope with continued creativity, they truly care about the health of the participants in the Bay Area, and our impact in giving back to the local community is second to none,” remarked Michelle La Sala, President of Blistering Pace Race Management.
The 2023 event charity partners include: Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, Girls on the Run, Running for a Better Oakland, and Salvation Army Harbor Light. The 37th annual race is Sunday, February 2nd in Golden Gate Park. Registration is available at www.getfitkpsf.com
About Pamakid Runners: Established in 1971, the Pamakid Runners strive to promote a healthy lifestyle, support the running community and charitable causes by organizing, volunteering, and participating in running related and social events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit www.pamakidrunners.org for more information.
About Blistering Pace Race Management: Founded in 2016, BPRM works in a variety of race management capacities, ranging from staffing to full operational oversight. Clients include the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon (10K & 5K), the Napa Valley Marathon, the Big Sur Marathon Foundation, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon. For more information, visit blisteringpace.com.