press release

Across the Bay Turns 33!

For Immediate Release
July 7, 2016


SAN FRANCISCO, Cali. – July 7, 2016 – More than 5,000 runners will gather at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park on Sunday, July 10, for the 33rd Across the Bay 12K and 5K which will benefit Edgewood Center for Children and Families – a nonprofit that provides mental and behavioral health services to more than 7,000 children and families in the San Francisco Bay Area each year. Presented by Represent Running, Across the Bay is part of the Run the Bay Challenge series with races in San Jose and in the East Bay. 

“This year, 26 kids from Edgewood have trained weekly during the month of June in preparation for this event, and as a result, have logged in a combined total of 159 miles,” explained Nancy Rubin, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Edgewood Center for Children and Families. “We look forward to seeing them on Sunday morning, as well as the thousands of other runners from around the world and the Bay Area who are coming together to get some exercise and support youth who struggle with mental health needs.” 

The Across the Bay 12K is a point-to-point run starting in Sausalito, continuing across the Golden Gate Bridge, and finishing in Aquatic Park. Last year, Christopher Mocko of San Francisco finished the 7.5 mile run in just 39:17.  A 5K option is also offered and is perfect for beginners or walkers. 

In addition, a festival will be held on the waterfront grounds of Aquatic Park beginning at 7:00 am. Visitors are invited to come out and cheer on the runners as they cross the finish line and enjoy the festival area, which includes a photo area at the Edgewood booth, music, and awards ceremony. All registered runners will receive a finisher’s medal and an Under Armour Race Tech Shirt designed by San Franpsycho. 


What: 33rd Across the Bay 12K & 5K

When: Sunday, July 10, 2016

Where: Aquatic Park, San Francisco, CA

Time: 6:00 am - 11 am

Details on race bib pick up and transportation to the 12K start line can be found at Special thanks to Represent Running and to this year’s lead sponsors including Under Amour, San Franpsycho, and Nature’s Bakery, and in-kind donor, Fleet Feet.

About Edgewood Center for Children and Families: 

Edgewood Center for Children and Families is a nonprofit that provides behavioral health services to children, youth, and emerging adults ages 0 to 25.  Now in its 165th year of operations, Edgewood helps more than over 7,000 youth and families living in San Francisco and San Mateo counties each year who have experienced severe trauma, abuse, neglect, and other mental health-related issues. Founded in 1851, Edgewood is the oldest children’s charity west of the Mississippi and offers programs ranging from prevention and early intervention to community based treatment, day and after school programs, residential treatment, and crisis stabilization. 



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