“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 return to any ... 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 is vastly ... More

Running and Weight Loss?

By Stephanie Laska, M.Ed Stephanie is an Ambassador for the 2018 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. I’ve lost 140 pounds, about half of my body weight. I didn’t have surgery or use medication; I lost the weight the old-fashioned way, through diet and exercise. I understand that’s not a sexy answer. People want a quick fix, a ... More

Coming Back From an Injury

Contributed by Kelli Hashimoto, a 2018 Ambassador for the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon and Berkeley Half Marathon. Imagine this: you are getting excited to start training for your upcoming race and just like that, you find yourself dealing with a nagging injury. For us runners, being injured is the absolute worst thing that can ... More

Finish line at The Biofreeze SF Marathon

The Best Race of My Life

Contributed by Jenni Dubman, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon.  It was a day just like any other… just kidding. My alarm went off in the dead of night at 3:30am. This was no ordinary day. And I didn’t know it yet, but on that day I was about to have the best race of my life. Everything I’d done for the ... More

Race Recap: The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

Contributed by Kelli Hashimoto, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. One week post-marathon and it already feels like a lifetime ago. Many of you already know my proposal story at last year’s The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. I couldn’t quite top that this year but I still had a blast. I had the pleasure ... More

Race Week blog

It’s Race Week! Tips from the Ambassadors

You may have registered at the 2017 race expo, or you may have registered ten minutes ago: regardless, without hesitation – and with a whole bunch of excitement! – we can finally say that IT’S FINALLY RACE WEEK for THE BIOFREEZE SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON, half, 5k, and ultra! People handle race week pretty differently, much like how ... More

The Biofreeze SF Marathon Finish Line

How it Feels to Cross the Finish Line

Contributed by Erin Mink Garvey, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. One of the many things that keeps me coming back to the marathon is the feeling I get when I cross the finish line. In the past decade, I’ve had the joy of running over thirty marathons. Sometimes I wonder if continuing to do this sport is worth ... More

Running The San Francisco Marathon

Running for Charity

Contributed by Erin Mink Garvey, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. It is very exciting to say that we are officially only a few weeks away from the 41st annual Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon, half marathon, ultramarathon, and 5k! By now, we’ve all probably begun visualizing what we’ll feel like as we toe the ... More

Pace Group at The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

Five Surprising Benefits of Running with a Pace Group

And None Have to do with Speed! Contributed by Stephanie Laska (@140Lost), Pacer for the 2018 San Francisco Marathon and Nuun Ambassador With The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon less than a month away, you might be giddy with excitement or panicked with fear. Personally, I waffle between the two emotions right up to the start line, ... More