Jan. 30, 2014
For immediate release
Super Sunday Run features team highlights, jerseys
The 49ers won’t play in the Super Bowl this year, but their presence will be felt in the fifth annual Super Sunday Run.
Team highlights will play on a large screen. Runners can also wear their 49ers jerseys as they take part in 5k or 10k races beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday at Sacramento State University.
Both races start outside Hornet Stadium and finish on the goal line inside the stadium. For the first time, runners can run down the football field and finish by surging into the end zone.
A Future Stars’ 40-Yard Dash for kids 12 and under is set for 8:30 a.m. on the Hornet Stadium field.
The event is put on by the Sacramento Running Association.
The 10k course goes through Sacramento State’s campus, across the Guy West Bridge into Campus Commons and back to campus before the stadium finish. The 5k course winds around campus before ending in the stadium.
A drum line and cheerleaders are scheduled to be on the field to greet runners as they finish.
“That should be pretty exciting,” race director Michelle La Sala said.
The event offers a great opportunity to salute the 49ers in a Super Bowl atmosphere. Football-shaped medals will be awarded to top finishers in each age group. Stadium-style food, including hot dogs, nachos and beer, will be offered after the race.
Runners are encouraged to wear football jerseys. There’s also plenty of space in the Hornet Stadium parking lot for tailgate parties.
And, if you’re planning to watch the game, you can start off your day with a good workout.
“It’s a great way for people to get some exercise before their day gets going,” La Sala said.
Registration for the 10k is $40 until Saturday at 11:59 p.m. and $45 on race day. The 5k costs $30 until Saturday at 11:59 p.m. and $35 on race day. Registration is available at www.runsupersunday.org.
The Future Stars’ 40-Yard Dash is free for those registering on-line by Friday at 11:59 p.m. The cost is $10 for those signing up on race day or at packet pickup on Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Sports Authority, 1700 Arden Way in Sacramento.
The Sacramento Running Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. The SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners.