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Whether spectator or participant, professional or amateur, individual or team, San Francisco offers a slew of sporting events and recreational options.

Sunday Streets of San Francisco
San Francisco's Sunday Streets program closes off streets to car traffic in various neighborhoods and offers free activities, entertainment and services to pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters.

San Francisco Giants' 2014 Season- Special Spring Events
The San Francisco Giants' 2014 season starts with a home opener April 8 and includes games with activities and giveaways. Here are some of the special events in the Giants' spring schedule.

Ice Skating in San Francisco
Trade your shoes for skates and the bustling streets of San Francisco for the bustling ice rinks of the Bay Area. Outdoor ice skating rinks pop up during the winter holidays, and indoor rinks in San Francisco and San Jose are open year-round.

Turkey Trots In & Around San Francisco
Before Thanksgiving dinner, get in some exercise and fun at several turkey trot runs/walks in the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco's 2013 America's Cup - A Recap
Oracle Team USA pulled off one of the greatest comeback in sports by winning the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco. Whether San Francisco and the competition itself won, though, is less clear.

2013 America's Cup Final in San Francisco
The September 2013 America's Cup final in San Francisco features Emirates Team New Zealand challenging defending champ Oracle Team USA for the oldest major trophy in international sports.

America's Cup 2013 Launches in San Francisco
A logistical guide to America's Cup racing in San Francisco during the summer of 2013, including the best places to watch the races and auxiliary activities.

Sunday Streets of San Francisco Celebrates 5th Anniversary
San Francisco's Sunday Streets series, which blocks streets to car traffic and turns them into playgrounds for pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters, marks its fifth anniversary in 2013. Scheduled to speak at its Sept. 17 birthday party-fundraiser is former mayor Gavin Newsom, who lobbied for and launched the popular program.

America's Cup 2013 in San Francisco - NZ & Italy Vie to Race Oracle Team USA
Public excitement over the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco is finally rising as Louis Vuitton Cup finalists New Zealand and Italy compete for the privilege of racing defending champ Oracle Team USA in September. Odds are on the Kiwis, but the grueling race schedule, breakdowns and winds add unpredictability.

Dragon Boat Festival in San Francisco
During the San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, billed as the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the country, thousands of paddlers race furiously off of Treasure Island. Dragon boat teams from as far as the Netherlands come to compete.

Real Races in America's Cup San Francisco: Italy vs. Sweden in Challenger Semi-finals
After a slow start and a string of one-boat "races" in July 2013, America's Cup in San Francisco is promising real racing between Italy and Sweden in early August. Sweden will be racing for the first time since a fatal capsize in May. The winner will then race New Zealand in the final of the challengers' series.

America's Cup in San Francisco 2013 - A Beginner's Guide
A landlubber's guide to the America's Cup racing in San Francisco during the summer of 2013--including basics like the race's history and this year's boats, controversies and superlatives.

Earth Day in San Francisco
In honor of Earth Day, activities in the San Francisco Bay Area include beach clean ups, habitat and trail restoration, and free admission to Yosemite and other national parks.

Super Bowl Sunday 2013 - San Francisco Watches & Celebrates

World Hoop Day in San Francisco
World Hoop Day, December 12, 2012, is celebrated in the San Francisco Bay Area by several hula hooping performances and sessions that are free and open to the public.

October Street Events in San Francisco
With the extended Indian summer, late October 2012 is actually a prime time for activities on the streets of San Francisco, including the Dew Tour tournament of street sports---skateboarding, BMX and FMX.

Top Sailors Racing in America's Cup Series in San Francisco
Many of the world's best sailors are in San Francisco for the America's Cup World Series races October 2-7, 2012. Teams representing eight countries are sailing 45-foot-long catamarans.

America's Cup in San Francisco - Catch World Series Sailing
Eleven crews representing 8 countries battle San Francisco Bay's infamous winds and currents as the 2012-13 America's Cup World Series (ACWS) launches in San Francisco in August 2012. Catch the action at Marina Green.

San Francisco Bay Area Athletes at the 2012 Olympics
Find out which athletes at the 2012 London Olympics have ties to San Francisco or the Bay Area.

San Francisco Parks are Best in US
A 2012 report by the Trust for Public Land finds that San Francisco has the best parks among 40 major US cities.

San Francisco's Bay to Breakers
Bay to Breakers, an only-in-SF spectacle, turns 101 in 2012--with a higher registration fee that does not include a T-shirt.

Bay to Breakers - Trivia, Facts and Stats
A number-cruncher's concise guide to Bay to Breakers, San Francisco's century-old, running free-for-all, including course records, statistics and other facts.

Bay to Breakers for Non-Runners
A guide to Bay to Breakers, for non-runners.

Turkey Trot Time in San Francisco
Prepare for Thanksgiving with a turkey trot in the San Francisco area. You can walk or run a 5K or 10K course, dress up as a turkey (or not), and often help a good cause, too.

San Francisco Giants Seek World Series Championship Baby
The San Francisco Giants are stoking Giants fever with a search for the World Championship baby, an infant conceived when the team won the 2010 World Series.

Bay to Breakers 2011
Bay to Breakers, an only-in-SF spectacle, turns 100 in 2011, with new restrictions on runners and onlookers. Without floats, wheeled devices, beer and unregistered joggers, will the race's birthday be a party?

How to Homestead in San Francisco
San Francisco is a homestead hotbed, with its composting law, obsession with local, organic, sustainable food and organizations devoted to the homestead movement. One such group, How-to Homestead, teaches you just that, by showing videos throughout San Francisco.

San Francisco Parks - Extracurricular Activities for All
San Francisco Parks - Extracurricular Activities for All

Parks & Nature Preserves
Find greenery, open space and nature within SF city limits.

Walks & Hikes
Learn about the city or just stretch your legs on these walks and hikes.

Baseball: the SF Giants
A quick guide to SF's pro baseball team.

Tennis Courts, Games, Partners
Tennis, anyone? Find courts and partners.

Sailing the Bay
They say that if you can sail San Francisco Bay, you can sail anywhere in the world. To learn how, check this list.

Halloween and the San Francisco Giants
The convergence of Halloween and the San Francisco Giants playing in the World Series has made orange the most popular and fashionable color in town.

Bay to Breakers: The Only-in-San-Francisco Race
Bay to Breakers, a century-old, only-in-San-Francisco spectacle, unleashes thousands of crazily costumed runners and walkers and a few elite athletes on the city every May. Here's a guide to the mobile party in 2013.

San Francisco Parks Rank No. 3 in U.S.
In a 2013 survey of parks in the 50 largest U.S. cities, the Trust for Public Land ranked San Francisco's in third place.

Sailing the Bay
They say that if you can sail San Francisco Bay, you can sail anywhere in the world. To learn how, check this list.

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