It’s the month of love, and we’re here to help you share it with your favorite runners, or non-runners that you’re still trying to convert. Check out our valentines below and start sharing!
Late last week, a nor’easter dumped several inches of snow and flooded parts of New York and New Jersey that were already still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Parts of the East Coast are suffering from back-to-back disasters, and we want to help get them back on their feet. That’s why for every registrant who signs up by November 15th, we’ll donate 10% of the registration fee to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts.
What’s not to love? Registration prices go up Thursday at midnight, so you save a few bucks while also giving back and repairing the devastation left by the storms.
How does it work? Log on to our website, enter “SandyRelief2013″ into the Coupon Code field during checkout, and we’ll donate the 10% on your behalf.
Feeling generous? Make an additional donation on your own on the checkout page when you sign up!
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Register today for the LA Marathon and you’ll be on your way to earning the LA/SF Challenge medal! Anyone who completed The 2012 Wipro San Francisco Half or Full Marathon is eligible to earn their bling by completing the 2013 LA Marathon! Click here to register now and enter the promo code SFVIP13 to be entered to win a VIP Package. The VIP Package includes ASICS shoes and apparel, a VIP race day experience at the Start and Finish Line, plus much more!
Not up to running 26.2 miles… Check out our Charity Relay! Grab a friend or family member and team up to complete the marathon together! The Charity Relay is a unique way you and a partner can each complete a half of the LA Marathon course as part of a relay team. This opportunity is available through participation with one of the Official Charities and has a limited number of slots available. Click here to learn more about registering for the relay with one of the Official Charities.
Even more reason to register this week: Sign up for the LA Marathon by October 7th and you’ll be sent a discount code to register for The 2013 Wipro SF Marathon at $10 off! All you need to do is register online for the LA Marathon, and on October 8th, 2012 you’ll get a personal discount code via email for the 2013 Half or Full Marathon in San Francisco. Guarantee your spot into both events AND save money by registering early.
This year we received a record number of Ambassador applications! A special thank-you to EVERYONE who applied for the Ambassador program, we’re endlessly appreciative to the leaders in this running community. These 40 enthusiastic runners below are the best of the best, from all over the U.S, ready to lead 25,000 SF Marathoners to the finish line. Congratulations to our 2012-2013 team:
Joshua Snow Hansen
Mary Kelly Persyn
Welcome to San Francisco, what many locals will tell you (with blatent bias) is the best city ever. Hopefully you are here with some time to do more than only run, sleep, and eat carbs. While we do have great streets, comfortable beds, and delicious food, you may find yourself with the itch to experience our vibrant urban culture. Visitors and locals alike, you are in luck: this week is filled to the brim with amazing activities (not even including our action-packed Expo). Some take place near our course, so you can envision yourself flying through our fair streets on Sunday while having fun and taking in local flavors beforehand on Wednesday through Saturday.
Wednesday: We made a party for you! And it’s at our city’s beautiful Conservatory of Flowers. “Bollywood Nights” has so much in store for you: Bhangra lesson and performance, local fennel beer, Chai, free photobooth, and chlorophyll galore! 21+ age requirement 6pm-10pm $5.
Thursday: Good runners need good food, so come to the Good Eggs launch party at Mission Community Market and grab some fuel for your journey this weekend: 6pm-9pm at 22nd/Mission free. THEN head to California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park for “Runner’s Nightlife” for funky DJs, dance contest, ostriches, meteors, and massage. Plus cocktails and fish. 21+ age requirement from 6pm-10pm $12. Another nautical option is to go watch “Pirates of the Caribbean” on a ship with the Maritime Park Association 2905 Hyde/Jefferson 7.30pm $5-15, grog available for purchase.
Friday Free Art Fun: Art party at Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th 6.30pm-9.30pm. Sip wine and admire local design, some made by one of our mile marker banner artists. Eat good spaghetti next door. Also tonight: SF Beautification Awards at our historical Armory Building 14th/Mission […]
Just 12 days until the race is upon us, and we’re counting down in the best way we know how- giving away presents!
Each day, our Facebook Cover Photo will represent people we want to thank for putting the race together, reveal breaking news about the race, or highlight a favorite aspect of the course.
How do you win gear? Like, share, or comment on the cover photos and you’ll be entered to win sweatybands, sweatbands, pasta tickets, a VIP ticket, gifts from our sponsors, merchandise and more! If you’re a winner, you’ll be surprised with a note attached to your bib when you pick it up at the Runner Expo!
So help us celebrate the final countdown and tune in to our Facebook Page for each day’s post!
Have a happy taper,
The SF Marathon
Last month, Safeway Refreshe was generous enough to give away 10 race registrations for our dedicated fans to use! They asked runners how they “refreshe” and recover after a big race.
We received some great photos and responses, but the following 10 won our raffle and have each earned a free race registration into the 2012 event!
Rachel Perry Hanses
Happy training to our 10 lucky winners and a big thanks to Safeway Refreshe!
It’s been a long, grueling process, but we’ve done it. We’ve narrowed the amazing applicant pool down to 32 phenomenal athletes. These runners will inspire, educate, and support you for the next year as we prepare together for The 2012 Wipro SF Marathon.
So, without further ado, we present to you, your Ambassadors!
Albert P. Cupertino, CA
Alisyn G. San Jose, CA
Alyssa Y. San Francisco, CA
Andrew T. Chicago, IL
Aron E. Concord, CA
Charlie J. Sparks, NV
Chris K. Portland, OR
Christina T. Los Angeles, CA
Christine C. Aptos, CA
Claudia C. Vancouver, WA
Courtney A. San Francisco, CA
Daniela V. Denver, CO
Emily F. New York, NY
Eric J. Lawrence, KS
Jamie J. Tigard, OR
Jen H. San Francisco, CA
Jerry A. Beltsville, MD
Keith S. Tucson, AZ
Laura L. Sacramento, CA
Lauren W. Tempe, AZ
Libby J. Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex, TX
Luis B. Riverside, CA
Mark H. Pleasanton, CA
Mark H. Brooklyn, NY
Michael K. Charlotte, NC
Monika C. San Diego, CA
Nancy C. Belchertown, MA
Peter R. San Carlos, CA
Roni K. Sunnyvale, CA
Ryan N. San Francisco, CA
Susan P. New York, NY
Westley L. Seattle, WA
Stay tuned for more news and updates from our Ambassador Team! Congratulations to all of you!
Congratulations SF Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k/Progressive Finishers- you did it! Runners were hydrated and refueled by UltraLyte Electrolyte, the Official Performance Beverage of The San Francisco Marathon.
UltraLyte Electrolyte is formulated with easy to digest carbohydrates, electrolytes, vitamin C, amino acids and other nutrients to help fuel long workouts. UltraLyte Electrolyte Powdered supplement mix is made to Quench Your Inner Thirst and replenish nutrients your body uses during endurance training and competition. UltraLyte’s Lemon-Lime Ice doesn’t contain any artificial colors or flavors and tastes great naturally.
Want to keep the momentum going? Train for your next endurance event with UltraLyte. SF Marathon participants can take 25% off all orders using discount code “sfmarathon” through August 31st. Happy hydrating!