Written By Meg Gudgeirsson, TSFM Ambassador
The San Francisco Marathon is one of my favorite races. However, as soon as I complete it each year, I’m immediately looking toward the next race and challenge. (My guess is I’m not the only one.) Thankfully, the great folks at TSFM have us covered with The Berkeley Half Marathon in November. One of the best parts of completing the Berkeley Half Marathon after racing The San Francisco Marathon is that you get an awesome medal for completing the SF/Berkeley Challenge.
Many of us sign up for races to keep us motivated in our training and running. And completing a challenge while doing that just makes it a little sweeter, right? That’s definitely true for me; I’m always thinking of what will be my next race, what will be my next goal. I’m super excited this year because Berkeley Half Marathon has some new events – a 10K and a half marathon relay! I’m a huge fan of half marathon relays because it can turn what can feel like a solo sport into an awesome team activity.
Running Berkeley Half Marathon is the perfect compliment to running in TSFM. While we are pounding the pavement in SF we cover all the best spots – the Golden Gate Bridge, Haight/Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, AT&T Park (go Giants!), and enjoy awesome views of the Bay Bridge and the East Bay. The Berkeley Half Marathon allows you to complete your Bay experience by crossing the bridge and taking in its sights and fun, unique community.
I ran the Berkeley Half (and completed the SF/Berkeley Challenge) in its augural year. I had the opportunity to help a friend race a sub-2:00 half, so my focus was all […]