The City of San Rafael, California is gearing up for the Great Race with lots of promotion in the Bay Area, including this ad at the ferry terminal coming in from San Francisco. The city has also scheduled the Great Race TV commercial to run more than 100 times in the area during the two weeks leading up to the event. The Great Race will start Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael near the historic Rafael Theater. The more than 100 race cars will begin lining up on Fourth at 8 a.m.
Beginning at 10 a.m. the cars will be flagged off at one-minute intervals on their way to Moline, Illinois for the 2,400-mile, 9-day rally. The first stop after leaving San Rafael will be Vacaville for lunch and then on to Old Sacramento for the overnight promotion. You can see all of the city stops along the route by clicking this link: https://www.greatrace.com/2016-route