“This year, we set out to buck the status quo and create a course that fully reimagined the urban experience and showcased the spirit of Oakland Run Co.,” said Mascot Sports CEO Ryan Dawkins. “From the steps of City Hall and Jack London Square, to Uptown, Lake Merritt, and our signature finish celebrations, runners will get a taste of Oakland’s authentic soul both on the course and off.”
“Oakland Running Co. is all about rallying like-minded people and building community around everything running in Oakland,” said Ryan Dawkins, Mascot Sports Founder and CEO. “We are Oakland. We live here, we work here. We run here. We want to inspire people to get out every week, meet new people, celebrate the pride we have in this great town, and be fit.”
Set to make history this Sunday, May 5 with the inaugural Bay Bridge Half Marathon, the first event of its kind to cross the new Bay Bridge. The Bay Bridge Half, winner of the 2019 Run Happy Pitch Fest Presented by Brooks at the Running USA Industry Conference in Puerto Rico, will lead the way as a cupless event and provide runners with reusable SpeedCups designed by Oakland’s HydraPak. The event will also replace bib-affixing safety pins with snap and lock reusable fasteners by the East Bay’s BibBoards.