31 results for author: Tiny Whale

Gold Story: Inmate to Marathoner. How Running A Marathon Can Change Your Life.

December 16, 2019 | On December 24, 2017, Waldo got out of prison. He had spent his late teens and early 20s with the wrong crowd. He did drugs, he had a friend who died in his arms, he was involved in a carjacking. And then he was caught in possession of a firearm, which is ultimately what sent him to prison. He took a ... More

Gold Story: 2 Goals, 10 Years Apart, Achieved In San Francisco

December 9, 2019 | The San Francisco Marathon has a special place in runner Alys’s heart because it’s where she achieved two major running goals -- the first, in 2007, when she completed her first half marathon, and the second, 10 years later, when she completed her first full marathon. Alys started running at a young ... More

Make the San Francisco Marathon Your 2020 Runcation

December 6, 2019 | Are you looking for an amazing runcation in 2020? The San Francisco Marathon may just be what you’re looking for! The sights, the views, the experience. If San Francisco is on your bucket list, make the 2020 SFM your runcation of the summer. The San Francisco Marathon is the only full marathon ... More

Running in San Francisco Is The Coolest Thing Ever

December 3, 2020 | “There’s something about running in San Francisco,” said Ron Poggi, San Francisco Marathon Race Ambassador. “It’s the coolest thing ever.” “It’s one of the most scenic marathons I’ve ever done,” said Charles Lim, another Race Ambassador, about the San Francisco Marathon. “It’s a ... More

San Francisco: The Heart, The Energy, The Love

November 27, 2019 | “I love San Francisco -- the experience of the whole weekend -- from the minute I set foot at the Expo. You see the same people from previous years, your friends and your community. Everyone says hi because they remember you from last year,” reminisces Vanessa Wallace, San Francisco Marathon Race ... More

Running with a Team

Dr. Lisa Gonzales is a 2019 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Ambassador, and a 7-time pacer for the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon and 5-time pacer for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. She is a head coach for South Bay RUN365 club and is USATF certified. As rewarding as it is, running can often be a very insular sport ... More

The Biofreeze SF Marathon Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays within reach, we understand that it can be a bit of a nerve-racking time trying to find the perfect gifts for the runners in your life. Admittedly, we as runners can be a bit of a fickle bunch with the gear we use or the things we need (...or want). Luckily, we’ve enlisted our experts over here to help ... More

“Ready to Run” (…Despite the Wildfires)

Written by Scott Benbow Scott Benbow is a 2018 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Ambassador This past autumn, the devastating fires in Paradise, California claimed the lives of many while uprooting families and destroying property. Having lost loved ones, property, and pets, it will be years before some of the survivors ... More

Making Running A Personal And Community Adventure

Four months after running her first marathon at the Biofreeze SF Marathon, Katie Burns took 39 minutes off her personal best at CIM. The marathon is an event like no other, one where elites and the everyday runners challenge their minds and bodies for 26.2 unrelenting miles together on the same course. Each runner’s story ... More

#TrainingTipThursday: How to Recover After a Race

As we are approaching the end of year, many of us are already planning out our race schedules for the upcoming year along with a new set of goals to reach for. There are many, however, who are focused in on the final races for the year and trying to close out the running season with a bang! With that, it’s important that ... More