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The Challenge

New blog post from Ambassador Chris!
By |December 24th, 2012|Categories: Latest News||1 Comment

A New Year Ahead

New blog post from Ambassador Courtney! A New Year Ahead
By |December 20th, 2012|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off

Running Injuries: Dealing with the Setback

New blog post from Ambassador Elise -Running Injuries: Dealing with the Setback
By |December 19th, 2012|Categories: Latest News||3 Comments

Sight Set for LA/SF Marathon Challenge

New blog post from Ambassador Chris - Sight Set for LA/SF Challenge
By |December 10th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||1 Comment

Even More Reason to Race

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!

By |November 13th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||1 Comment

Top Ten SF Marathon Memories

New Blog Post from Ambassador Nancy: Top Ten SF Marathon Memories
By |November 5th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off

On Running Happy

To say that I’m ready is an understatement…

Let me start from the beginning (of 2012). During the first half of this year, I really struggled with running. The first three races of the year were half marathons I promised myself to train hard for, and all turned out to be complete flops. I wasn’t motivated. I wasn’t excited about my daily runs. And I certainly was lacking the kick in the a$$ I needed to train for my first full 26.2 in two years – the New York City Marathon – later in the year. I knew that running was a privilege and I was lucky to be “one of those people” who could head out for a casual 10 mile run, but I had started to take it all for granted.

Additionally, I had felt myself getting slower and less confident despite the successful weekly mileage I was able to piece together from time to time. I had a glimmer of hope for SFM since I knew the course and I knew my fellow Ambassadors would make it a fun weekend, but did not put in the right amount of training for the race (the first half marathon) and I had to settle for “not racing” expectations and treated it as my first long training run for NYCM.

In looking back at my NYCM training, July 29th turned out to be the definitive moment when my running mojo took a turn for the best. For the second year, I found myself in San Francisco for SFM and, as an Ambassador for the race, I found myself surrounded by […]

By |October 31st, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off

Getting Worthy Down Under

New Blog Post: Getting Worthy Down Under...
By |October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off

Congratulations, 2013 Ambassador Team!

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:

Albert Pham
Aletta Kennedy
Alisyn Gularte
Alyssa Yell
Anthony So
Aron Eichhorn
Beki Berrey
Bruce Ahlf
Celia Kujala
Charlene Ragsdale
Charlie Johnston
Christopher Kovalchick
Christopher Malenab
Courtney Alev
Daniela Vasquez
David Pierson
Elise Nelson
Emily Favret
Heather Gonzalez
Holly Batchelder
Jane Keegan
Jon Turner
Josephine Rodgers
Joshua Snow Hansen
Keith Schlottman
Kelsey Godfrey
Kristin Tarr
Kristina Murphy
Laura Baldwin
Laura Langerwerf
Lauren Hipp
Lauren Wilke
Libby Jones
Luis Bueno
Mark Hagan
Mary Kelly Persyn
Meg Gudgeirsson
Paulette Ference
Peter Rabover
Ryan Novack
Westley Lashley

By |October 1st, 2012|Categories: Latest News||10 Comments

Grand Canyon Report: Rim to (almost) Rim to Rim.

New Blog Post from Staff Blogger Jojo: Grand Canyon Report: Rim to (almost) Rim to Rim.
By |September 24th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||6 Comments