Emerald Across the Bay 12K, March 18, 2012
Photo courtesy of Gene Cohn Photography.
On Sunday, March 18th 2012, Edgewood was proud to be the beneficiary of the Emerald Across the Bay 12K, named by Runner’s World magazine as 'the Best Bridge Run in America.' From top ranked U.S. distance runners to fitness enthusiasts who have made running part of their lifestyle, participants at every level were attracted to the unique challenge of the Emerald 12K course. The point-to-point course featured a two-hundred-and-twenty-foot climb from sea level at Horseshoe Cove in East Fort Baker up to the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, a sharp cloverleaf turn coming off the Bridge, wind and surf spray at Fort Point, the flat straight-aways of Crissy Field and the Marina and a final hill up and over Fort Mason to the finish at Aquatic Park.
Children from Edgewood ran a one-mile course of the race. These children, along with staff members from Edgewood, trained for this challenge. Part of Edgewood’s year-long recreation program, the race has helped the children learn to set and achieve goals, ultimately building self-esteem and healthier lifestyles.
A special thanks to all runners and volunteers who braved the winds and came out to support Edgewood!
Check out our photo album from race day. more...
For more information on this event, please contact:
Corporate and Community Engagement Manager