Race fans can get their hearts pumping in advance of the big NASCAR race weekend at Infineon Raceway, June 24-26, by joining NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer at the Cheerios Walk for a Healthy Heart across San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday, June 22.

 

The event, which will start at noon (Pacific Daylight Time) on the north side (Marin County) of the Golden Gate Bridge, is part of Cheerios’ campaign to encourage people to take simple steps to a healthy, active lifestyle like walking and eating Cheerios. Each participant who joins the walk across the 1.7-mile bridge, easily one of the most internationally recognizable landmarks in the United States, will receive a commemorative event t-shirt.

“This is a really cool event that I’m looking forward to when we head out to Sonoma for the race later this month,” said Bowyer, driver of the No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. “It’s important for all of us to be proactive and take the necessary steps towards a healthy and active lifestyle. What better way to do it than an afternoon walk on the Golden Gate Bridge? I think it's great that Infineon Raceway is partnering with us on this deal.” 

Fans who want to participate in the walk must RSVP through the “Cheerios Walk for a Healthy Heart” Facebook event page (www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=155138317888796) by Monday, June 20.  The party will get started at Ghirardelli Square in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco, where fans can find parking and get signed in for the walk.  Fans are encouraged to arrive early, as shuttles will begin departing from Larkin St. at 11:00 a.m.  There will also be raffle prizes from Cheerios and Infineon Raceway, and an appearance by Miss Sprint Cup Monica Palumbo. 

“This is a terrific initiative on the part of Clint and the folks at Cheerios,” said Steve Page, president & general manager of Infineon Raceway.  “The Golden Gate Bridge a fantastic setting to demonstrate the pleasure of a brisk walk, and this is the perfect way for fans to get geared up for our race weekend in Sonoma.”

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Infineon Raceway the 23rd consecutive year, June 24-26 for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. The event marks NASCAR’s only stop in Northern California, and competition is at an all-time high for the 10-turn road course, which boasts six different winners over the past six years. For ticket information, call 800-870-RACE (7223) or visit infineonraceway.com.