Knockaround Sunglasses becomes official eyewear partner

SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Knockaround and Capstone Races are pleased to announce that Knockaround, San Diego’s original and affordable sunglasses and lifestyle brand, will be the official eyewear sponsor from the Bay to Breakers 12K 2022. Held in San Francisco, the iconic Bay to Breakers race is a glorious celebration of the human spirit. This year, the 111th annual event will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

As part of Knockaround’s sponsorship, the brand will inject its own personality into the energy of Bay to Breakers. A dedicated Knockaround aid station will feature volunteers dressed in Magnum PIs, sharing their sweet, tropical vibes with participants on the course. At the Finish Line Festival, you’ll also have the chance to take a groovy team shot with a retro VW bus and potentially win Knockaround sunglasses for a year by swinging at the Piñata Farm (taking mini piñatas with pool noodles).

“We are thrilled to be a part of this landmark event in San Francisco culture. Each year, thousands of runners, walkers and spectators fill the streets in celebration – some running to compete and others dressing up in costumes to It’s the perfect blend of sport and Knockaround culture that comes to life at an event,” said Adam Moyer, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Knockaround.

“Bay to Breakers is a signature event in the San Francisco community, embodying the competitive and fun part of running and walking, which is why Knockaround is the perfect partner,” said Charlie Mercer, CEO of Capstone Events, which produces Bay to Breakers. “Their fun vibe and eclectic selection of products and colorways are a perfect fit for our diverse set of attendees.”

Knockaround has become a lifestyle brand with a wide assortment of non-prescription eyewear that includes polarized sunglasses, blue light blocking glasses, sports sunglasses, ski and snowboard goggles and a custom design glasses. Knockaround’s focus on creativity and authenticity along with building a culture around the brand has established a loyal fan base, positioning the company to achieve accelerated growth and realize its vision of becoming the leading brand of sunglasses for consumers and athletes around the world.

Bay to Breakers is a 100+ year old event, built by people. Since 1912, more than 2 million costumed runners, walkers and centipedes have traveled the iconic 12-mile course from San Francisco Bay to the breaking waves of Ocean Beach. Runners come from all over the world for the ultimate San Francisco experience, with thousands of spectators lining the course, live music and more.

About Knockaround

Knockaround is San Diego’s original and affordable sunglasses company, founded by Adam “Ace” Moyer in 2005. Focused on durable tints that are both practical and stylish, Knockaround offers high quality sunglasses that won’t break the bank. Knockaround has grown to offer many different frame styles in a wide range of colors, as well as ongoing special editions, collaborations, and an interactive “make your own” custom sunglasses store. Knockaround sunglasses have been featured on GQ, US Weekly and The Today Show, and have been worn by countless celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, John Mayer, Natalie Portman, Snoop Dogg and John Legend. For more information, visit or follow (@knockaround) on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Tony Martinez, Marketing Director

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T: 619-997-3717

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