Half it All Challenge

Half-ing It All

Contributed by Bonnie Wilson Bonnie Wilson is a 2016 San Francisco Marathon Ambassador who plans to earn her third finisher's medal from TSFM this July, while simultaneously taking on the Half It All Challenge. She lives in Portland, OR and this is her third year as an Amabassador. Let’s face it. We all love bling. The feeling of ... More

California Dreamin Racing Cup

Challenging Myself: California Dreamin’ Racing Cup

Contributed by Ashley Jones Ashley Jones is 2016 San Francisco Marathon Ambassador who will qualify for the California Dreamin' Racing Cup by completing the Surf City Half Marathon on Sunday, February 7. She also plans to complete the SF/Berkeley Challenge this year. On Sunday, I will run the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, ... More

Heather Stewart, San Francisco Marathon Ambassador

Getting Back to Me in 2016

Contributed by Heather Stewart, San Francisco Marathon Ambassador. This is Heather's third year as an Ambassador, and in 2016 she'll run the Half Marathon in honor of Girls on the Run LA. If it is both terrifying and amazing, you should definitely pursue it. ~erada For 2016, I didn’t make resolutions. I didn’t even really make goals. ... More

Stephanie Laska - Running Resolutions for 2016

Running Resolutions for 2016

Contributed by Stephanie Laska, San Francisco Marathon Ambassador. Stephanie is a first-time TSFM Ambassador and plans to run four marathons this year: Modesto, Big Sur, San Francisco, and the California International Marathon. At the end of every year, I spend hours locked away in my office, methodically organizing digital photos ... More

Living in Possibility – Comin For Ya SFM

By: Kristine Ciardello Kristine is into all things active and sweaty - barre, running, cycling, Pilates, skiing, hiking, the works. She's a certified Pilates Instructor and kind of in love with San Francisco. That said, Hawaii is her favorite place on the planet. She'd rather be on a beach pretty much any time of day. She loves to cook ... More

Scott Benbow - Setting Intentions for San Francisco Marathon 2016

Setting Intentions For TSFM 2016

Scott Benbow, above right, is a returning endurance runner, training for The San Francisco Marathon on July 31st, and a returning TSFM Race Ambassador. We caught up with him this New Year's weekend to hear about his training plans, as he focuses in on a strong TSFM race on July 31st, 2016. As of the first Sunday in 2016, January 3, ... More

Thankful And Blessed

Written by Jody Stoops, 2016 San Francisco Marathon Ambassador A personal trainer and a certified RRCA running coach with a passion for helping others achieve their goals, whether it’s running their first race, qualifying for the Boston Marathon or attaining a new healthy lifestyle through faith, fitness, motivation, and nutrition. As a ... More

Stephanie Laska - Running Resolutions for 2016

The Thankful Game

Written by Stephanie Laska, 2016 San Francisco Marathon [email protected] Stephanie Laska works as a Medical Sales Representative for a Global Pediatric Nutrition Company. She has worked in pharmaceutical sales in the Monterey-San Luis Obispo communities in addition to the Central Valley. Stephanie holds a Masters in Education from UC ... More

Heather Stewart, San Francisco Marathon Ambassador

Thanks Endorphins

Written by Heather Stewart, 2016 San Francisco Marathon Ambassador. Heather Stewart works, lives and, most importantly, runs in Santa Clarita, CA. Like many others, Heather was overweight and unhappy when she made the goal to run a 5K in late 2010. She trained, ran and was hooked! Since that day in March of 2011, she has completed over 40 ... More

Gratitude and Running: San Francisco Marathon Blog

Gratitude and Running

Written by Erin Garvey, 2016 San Francisco Marathon Ambassador Erin Mink Garvey has had the pleasure of running TSFM's 26.2 twice (in 2010 and 2013), its 5k (in 2014) and is absolutely stoked to be running the 26.2 again in 2016. Since 2007, she has run 25 marathons, qualifying for Boston 13 times and NYC once; more than 30 half marathons; ... More