7 Hills of San Francisco Challenge
Join this fun and unique challenge and earn a set of earth-friendly sustainable coasters and a beautiful topographical print of the 7 Hills, celebrate your hill conquest by resting your favorite cold beverage on one of our commemorative coasters, you get one for each hill climb!
Your mission is to simulate, or if you are local to San Francisco, run each of these hills. The total elevation gain for all seven hills equals EXACTLY 3800′, whew! Do this all in one day, take your time, and spread it out, when you are done post your results for bragging rights!
- Run or walk, even cycle – use a treadmill to simulate the elevation!
- You choose when you want to do this and where
- Complete your challenge before December 31st, 2020
- Upload your results to your event leaderboard AVAILABLE October 1st
- Your coaster set will be sent to you 30 days from when you register!
Info about the hills!
There are actually 40+ hills in San Francisco, but we decided to conquer the original seven.
1. NOB HILL – elevation climb = 376 ft Huntington Park is one of the hill’s treasures, originally a site of a railroad tycoon’s mansion that was destroyed during the 1906 earthquake. Today, Nob Hill maintains its refinement, dotted with restaurants and luxury hotels.
2. TELEGRAPH HILL – elevation climb = 284 ft The iconic Telegraph Hill is distinguished by the art deco Coit Tower, built-in 1933 and gifted to the city by patroness Lillie Hitchcock Coit. The hill is a favored lookout point, with incredible views of the bay and city.
3. RUSSIAN HILL – elevation climb = 294 ft Located just downhill from Nob Hill, the foot of Russian Hill meets Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. The steep hill is home to the famous Lombard Street.
4. TWIN PEAKS – elevation climb = 910 ft It was originally used by the Ohlone peoples as a lookout. At its grassy summit, a preserved park is a habitat for blue butterflies, and birds, the hill is recognizable from a distance because of its Sutro Tower antennae.
5. MOUNT DAVIDSON – elevation climb = 925 ft This is the highest natural point in San Francisco. If you’re looking for adventure, a steep, rocky hike, and panoramic views, check out Mount Davidson.
6. RINCON HILL – elevation climb = 100 ft Rincon Hill once boasted the same affluence of Nob Hill, but after earthquakes, the neighborhood was later transformed into an industrial area. Find this South of Market, not far from the SF Giants ballpark.
7. MOUNT SUTRO – elevation climb = 911 ft This hidden forest is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Some trails yield way to a dense wood that feels like a magical forest.
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What is a virtual Event?
A virtual event is an event that involves people interacting remotely/virtually, rather than meeting in a physical location.
Our virtual events, such as a 5k run, walk or cycling is an event that a participant completes wherever and whenever they choose, this can be done on neighborhood streets, sidewalks, trails or even on a treadmill. The event is open for a stated amount of time, days/weeks with a given distance or time goal. The participant pays the registration fee and in exchange, they receive an award for their participation, typically this is a shirt and medal, however, the event organizer can choose to offer whatever items they would like, examples are a tote bag, a premium jacket, a water bottle or maybe just a digital badge. A leaderboard is also provided for participants to post their finish times and see and compare with other participants’ results.
How does a virtual event work?
Simply register for your event here, the next step is to complete the distance or goal of the race and earn your participant items. The goal set by the event rules that you registered for can be completed at any location you choose. You may also choose to run, walk, or bike, indoors or outside. The choice is completely up to you, this has to be completed on or during the virtual event date(s) stated. When you complete your event simply enter your results on our results tracking page (linked here) and see how you did against your fellow virtual participants. Upon completion of the event, you will be mailed your participant items, typically sent two weeks post-event completion. This is a great way to build community, keep fit, and maybe even raise funds.
How do I prove I participated in the event?
Currently, all virtual events are based on the honor system for submitting your results. Once you complete the event you're registered for, simply go to our Post Event Results page, choose the event within the dropdown, record your time, and then submit. It's that easy.