SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 11, 2013 18:56 ET

Running for -- and Giving to -- a Good Cause With San Francisco Marriott

Fisherman's Wharf Hotel Donates Portion of Marathon Accommodation Proceeds to Children's Charity

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2013) -   In San Francisco, there's no shortage of things to do, from enjoying a game with the World Series Champion Giants or walking the streets of Chinatown to an Alcatraz visit or picnic at Golden Gate Park. But for one weekend in April, it's all about movement and music with the inaugural Rock N' Roll Half Marathon. The San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf was proud to be an official headquarter hotel for the April 7th event, and took it a step further with some musical philanthropy to help children.

Keeping with the theme of the race weekend, the hotel donated a portion of the proceeds from group accommodations, in the amount of $500.00, to Ear Candy. An organization dedicated to providing youth access to music education with donated instruments and more, Ear Candy impacts over 15,000 students each year by connecting music teachers and their students to donors and resources in their communities.

With music along the course, a two-day fitness expo and a Finish Line festival, the Rock N' Roll half marathon is more than a race -- it's an event. Part of the Rock N' Roll Marathon Series, April 7, 2013 marked the event's first time in San Francisco. It took place along the beautiful San Francisco piers and waterfront, including a run by the Golden Gate Bridge, the race festivities began at 7AM.

Less than half a mile from the starting line, the San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf was a perfect location to start -- and finish -- the race day. Conveniently located near Pier 39, the Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square, the North Beach District, the famous cable cars and other exciting attractions, the hotel was an easy choice for business and leisure guests alike.

Guests can delight in this San Francisco Fisherman Wharf hotel's chic, inviting lobby, decadent dining and 285 elegant guestrooms, complete with Marriott Revive® bed and hypo-allergenic down comforters. Guests can also enjoy in-room coffee and tea and a newspaper delivered daily. This chic San Francisco hotel near Pier 39 features stylish décor and modern conveniences, as well as the delicious seafood choices at the hotel's own Red Fin restaurant.

To learn more or book hotel packages for other local events, guests can visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-deals/sfofw-san-francisco-marriott-fishermans-wharf/ or call the hotel directly at 1-415-775-7555.

About the San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf

This convenient hotel near AT&T Park, The Cannery and Chinatown in San Francisco gives guests a combination of comfort and contemporary style, and features Red Fin restaurant, an on-site fitness center and a cozy lounge. Offering 274 guest rooms and 11 spacious suites on five floors, the Marriott is also one of the top Fisherman's Wharf hotels for special events, with 10 meeting rooms and over 7,000 sq. ft. of space for weddings and meetings.

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