Thank you for joining us for our Celebration of Running and our Celebration of San Francisco. For Across the Bay’s first virtual event in its 37 year history, we are turning back the clock to the first edition in 1984.
Let’s turn it up to an 11…
Thank You from Edgewood’s CEO, Lynn Dolce.
Your shoes are laced up, you have your 80s gear on and you're ready rock. We've recorded a special Run Local Pod episode to get you through your run. Run Local Founder, J.T. Service speaks with Sports Basement's Ian Ballentine and San Franpsycho's Christian Routzan about the Across the Bay 12K & 5K, their local businesses and much, much more!
We also encourage you to scroll down and energize your week with our special Run Local Spotify playlists!
Have an account with ASICS Runkeeper™ already? Great! Check your email for specific instructions on adding the event to your app.
New to ASICS Runkeeper™ and want to give it a try? Download it in your App Store and follow the specific instructions for tracking your 12K or 5K via GPS.
As a Virtual Runner, you can complete the race distance on the route or a route of your choosing from July 6 – 12. Participants will be able to upload their time with their Race Roster account, including GPS tracking via RunKeeper. No official timing is necessary. Please share your swag, stories with #RUN415 and enjoy some local 12K & 5K routes below.
Three locations. All week. Grab a “golden ticket” bag. Radical.
Join us at Sports Basement Presidio, Campbell or Berkeley from Monday, July 6 – Sunday, July 12 and pick-up a special swag bag for all Across the Bay participants. You will need your BIB or Confirmation Email to pick-up.
What’s in the Bag?
Where Do I Go When I Arrive?
Head straight to the greeter station (at the front of all participating stores) to pick up your packet. You will be handed a super-special discount coupon for Sports Basement, and or just head to the registers and show your packet at checkout for the special discount.
Get a chance to win Run Local Swag Packages all week by tagging us on social with #RUN415!
For 37 years our partners have helped make this event happen and this year they need our support as much as they’ve given us.
Check out your participant instructions email where we have provided you with special promotions to all of our partners below, including awesome giveaways and discounts at Sports Basement all week long.
Thank you for supporting local businesses and celebrating San Francisco with Run Local.
Location: Throughout the Bay Area
Sports Basement is a sporting-goods retailer with ten locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We take pride in selling the best brands at basement prices. But if you’ve ever been to the Basement, you probably know that that description doesn’t really do us justice.
Sports Basement locations are a hub for local clubs, non-profits, and corporate partners. We host over 7,000 events a year, which shakes down to about 20 events per day around the Bay! Our stores in all their reclaimed glory transform into whatever the community needs them to be. We serve as meeting halls, call centers, movie theaters, art galleries, yoga studios… we could even be a wedding venue if you want.
Our buying team sources the best product from top brands, and scores us some pretty sweet deals along the way. They know what to look for in every product they’re choosing because they use it themselves. They also strive to make sure we have the best prices so that we can outfit the whole community. Our rentals, demos, deals, and more help make the outdoors more accessible for everyone. After all, they’re not just looking for the best gear, they’re looking for the best gear for our communities.
Ten percent of Sports Basement’s earnings are redistributed into the community through our Basementeers program, where we partner with thousands of local schools and non-profits. Through this program the community has given over 10 million dollars since our beginnings.
Through it all, Sports Basement has thrived because of YOU: the Bay Area communities that support us. We strive to help those communities shine a little brighter and make our shared outdoor spaces more fun and accessible for everyone. At the end of the day we know that your gear is more than just stuff, and we’re more than just a store.
Zero Wasting with Across the Bay and then Across the Universe
Here’s a share from your event waste management/greening company, Green Mary, Inc, dedicated to having fun while making a difference.
Now that we are all hunkered down, running at home and gathering in much smaller numbers (if at all), the planet is happier as less waste is being generated. But we all look forward to being able to gather again at favorite athletic endeavors. Here’s to the hundreds of thousands of participants who celebrate physical health in the incredible San Francisco Bay Area, from the folks who make a living at these to those who are out there to totally have a good time.
It takes commitment and foresight to not make garbage and because Run Local, Across the Bay’s event production company, is committed to conserving resources and sending as little waste as possible to the landfill, they hired us at Green Mary to help make that happen.
Together we achieved a 96% diversion rate – only 4% of all waste produced at last year’s Across the Bay went to the landfill. For what it’s worth, in 2020, it’s 100% zero waste ; - )
What was generated and what went where:
Collectively, event producers and event greening companies figure out how to reduce excess waste from the get-go. All food service wares in San Francisco must be recyclable or compostable (and a lot is changing in that department); we are moving toward water refill stations and away from single-use plastic water bottles. Boxed water tried to gain foothold but those boxes are not effectively recycled, so they disappeared from the festivities. Medals are increasingly not wrapped in individual little plastic bags, as they used to arrive.
Think about it when you participate in ANYTHING – does “this” need to exist? What purpose does “that” serve, where did it come from and where is it bound? Can we all re-think and make less waste, especially less plastic waste? That needs to be a major goal of all consumers from now on as every piece of plastic ever created still circulates in our waterways, or soil and our bodies.
Here’s to gathering in 2021 and closing that narrow gap even further. Bring your own stuff, speak out about wasteful processes or products you observe. Change is afoot!
In your life at home, at hobby and at work, we all need a force on site, in the building, on your team, DEVOTED to the focus of diverting waste and re-purposing resources, too much goes to the landfill. Do you have that person or entity on-board, standing for the planet – is that person YOU!!?
Mary Munat, President
We’re not going to pretend we can out Tour Guide all the myriad of Tour Guides out there. In fact we encourage you to visit SFTravel.com for all the latest and greatest.
With that said, we wanted to provide you a bit of an off the beaten path guide to the City. Thanks to Angela, Run Local’s festival manager and ops extraordinaire for pulling together her faves! You can also check her out on Run Local Pod’s Side Hustle, which she hosts with the voice of the X Games Jimmy Coleman (listen here).
Golden Gate Park
Millions of visitors each year come to experience Golden Gate Park’s miles of green lawns, bridle paths, lakes, and 7,000 kinds of plants right in the heart of San Francisco. You’ll enjoy varied attractions from top museums to exquisite gardens and extraordinary events. Whether you visit Golden Gate Park regularly or you’ve never been, this guide highlights the best things to do in one of San Francisco’s most interesting locations. Learn more at: https://www.sftravel.com/article/everything-you-need-know-about-san-franciscos-golden-gate-park
Transamerica Redwood Park
At 600 Montgomery Street: for the best place to read Mark Twain under the shade of the redwoods and skyscrapers. Supposedly, the park sits on the site of Twain’s favorite saloon, where he met a fireman who told him incredible stories. The fireman’s name just so happened to be Tom Sawyer.
Cottage Row Parklet
Half a block from the Fillmore District between Bush, Sutter, Fillmore and Webster streets: for the best place to grab some sunshine and feel like you’re in pre-1906 earthquake times. All six Victorians along this lane were constructed between 1870 and 1885. The buildings were modeled after English “mews,” a group of homes connected to one another, as well as linked by a common pathway.
Top of Broadway at Taylor Street
For the best place for a view of the Bay Bridge and to catch your breath from that hike you just made up the hill. Also the best place to wish you were Detective Bullitt with a 1968 Ford Mustang GT driving up the rest of the hill instead.
Arete San Francisco & Peninsula
The San Francisco Peninsula separates San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. On its northern tip is the City of San Francisco; its southern base is in northern Santa Clara County. The peninsula provides 360 degree views of the stunning ocean and contains a variety of places to run!
Golden Gate Running Club
Established in 2001, GGRC runs hard and plays hard. Some of our members are serious athletes training for marathons or ultras, while others enjoy casual runs at a conversational pace. We are united by our enthusiasm for running among friends in the most beautiful city in California.
Impala Racing Team
We are an all-women’s elite development racing team based in San Francisco. Founded in 1979, we have been celebrating a legacy of strong women for over 39 years. We span generations, professions, and abilities, united in a love of running, competing, and helping each other succeed. More than a team, we are a family, rooted in the life-long pursuit of running.
San Francisco FrontRunners
SFFR is the founding club of a now worldwide organization of running and walking clubs dedicated to the LGBTQ community. All ages and abilities are welcome at our regular weekly runs/walks. Our largest weekly meetup is Saturday morning in Golden Gate Park, with around 50-100 people showing up for a 1-5 mile walk/run. Our Tuesday Evening runs/walks at the Ferry Building draw between 15-30 people. Thursday Evening runs in the Castro are newer, and have around 5-10 runners. Finally, our Sunday Long Run has a group of 5-15 runners.
San Francisco Road Runners
San Francisco Road Runners Club, founded in 2001, is the largest running club in the City with now more than 500 members, and growing, along with 15 pace group leaders and coaches who lead group runs and workouts.
Best place to grab a stiff drink and feel like you’re in a film noir scene…
It’s a tie between The Pied Piper Bar & John’s Grill.
The Pied Piper Bar inside the Palace Hotel: The only other place Sam Spade ate at. The walls are dark wood and the ceilings are fairly high, all it needs to be a complete throwback is the addition of some cigars and the removal of the TV sets. You could almost pretend to see Spade lunching alone before going to meet his lawyer.
John’s Grill at 63 Ellis Street: This place is old school, like 1908 old school, and not much seems to have changed except for the prices. Dashiell Hammett immortalized the joint in the Maltese Falcon, when Sam Spade stops in for some pork chops. If I had the bank account for it, John’s Grill would be the kind of place I’d hang out all the time, drink whiskey and eat steak because, well, in the word’s of Sam Spade, “That’s the stuff dreams are made of.”
Dive bars with awesome neon signs…
I’m a sucker for a good neon sign, so here’s a few more of my faves all because of the neon.
The Ha-Ra Bar at 875 Geary Street: This dive bar which opened in 1947, got a remodel a few years back, but the treasure trove of nostalgia is still there. Play a game on the pool table, it’s the same pool table Joe Lewis played on in the 1950s.
Li-Po Bar at 916 Grant Street: This dive bar still looks the same from the entrance as it did in the 1947 Orson Welles film The Lady from Shanghai. The exterior’s 70+ year old six sided neon lantern was restored a few years back to lure drinkers into the cave for it’s famous Chinese Mai Tai.
They sell shirts with beer pockets, ah-mazing. That’s true Bay Area Tech if you ask me.
City Lights Bookstore
The best place to be a Beat, not a Beatnik. The columnist Herb Caen invented the term “Beatnik” in 1958, which made the Beats sound like something you’d want to flick off, like fleas.
Oriental Art Gallery
The closest you will ever come to knick-knack heaven. The shop has been around for over 40 plus years and the hours it keeps are odd, so if you actually get to go in and visit, consider yourself lucky. The pin collection is absolute bonkers and a must-see, but the real magic is getting to meet the shop’s proprietor, Su Lee.
A long time partner of Run Local designing shirts and medals for Across the Bay amongst other things, San Franpsycho is a community-based clothing brand and custom printing company representing San Francisco at its finest since 2001.
Across the Bay has a long and storied history in the Bay Area running scene. It didn’t make it to 37 editions by chance. We’ve gathered some of that story with Across the Bay creator and Bay Area race director legend, Dave Rhody, on our website as well as the latest episode of the Run Local podcast. Your participation in this virtual event will help us ensure that Across the Bay returns for its 38th edition next year.
SUPER BOWL CHAMPS
Record: 15-1-0, 1st in NFC West Division
Won Divisional Round 21-10 vs. New York Giants
Won Conference Championship 23-0 vs. Chicago Bears
Won Super Bowl 38-16 vs. Miami Dolphins
Record: 66-96, Finished 6th in NL_West
The 1984 All-Star Game was played on July 10 at Candlestick Park. The National League came away with a 3–1 victory. The Giants were represented by Bob Brenley (C) and Chili Davis (OF)
This is a list of all videos from MTV’s Year-End Top 20 Countdown of music videos from 1984.