Want To Run The SF Marathon?

Not only am I lucky enough to work and play in one of the greatest cities in the country, but I’m also an ambassador for one of the most rewarding and beautiful marathons in the country: The San Francisco Marathon! If you’ve talked to me in person anytime over the past three months, chances are I’ve talked about the San Francisco Marathon.

SF Half Marathon

Yes, I will fully admit that I have a sweet spot for this race as one year I ran the first half with my mom, and last year I set my half marathon PR on the second half. But there’s more to love! Not only is there a full marathon, but there’s an option of two half marathons and this year, I want to throw a post-race soiree! So you get to come and chill with all of the Bay Area blogging/running peeps (by now you should be at the site ready to register) ;)

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But whoooooa there nelly, as an SF Ambassador I get some sweet discount codes and I wanted to giveaway one to a lucky reader! There are two ways to enter:

1. Simply leave a comment on this post by completing this sentence:
“Running is worth the _________.”

2. Dazzle us with your creative skills on Twitter by using @PageSpicer (that’s me!) and @TheSFMarathon in the same tweet and you’ll get another entry.

If you’re the lucky winner, you’ll not only get a $10 off registration code, but also this SF Marathon hoodie:

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The winner will be announced next Friday!
Good luck and happy running!

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Day 25: 7 miles

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79 Responses to Want To Run The SF Marathon?

  1. Daniela Vasquez says:

    Running is worth the hurt!!!!
    I’m so excited to be running the golden gate bridge again, in my favorite race. Afterwards, I will be staying a few days to enjoy a game (or 2) at the AT&T Stadium with the San Francisco Giants!!

  2. running is worth the creepsters who honk.

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  4. CaitlinRose says:

    holy crap, 5:30 am start time!?! I’m not sure I’m up for that. I’m definitely interested in the 2nd half though.

    Running is worth my ginormous calves that don’t fit into any boots ;)

  5. Laura says:

    I’m so conflicted about this race…if I win I guess I’ll take that as a sign I should register.

    Running is worth the BART ride (to the race)…you know what I mean.

  6. Mike Dasalla says:

    Running is worth the cramps! My calves cramped big time at mile 10 of the 1st Half Marathon in SF last year but I finished and set a PR!

  7. Naomi says:

    running is worth the pain! and i only say because as i type thisi am icing and heating my hamstrings. :)

    i love this race too. i am definitely running it, just haven’t decided which one to do…

  8. megan says:

    running is worth the early morning wake up calls!

    that reminds me, i need to go to bed. :)

  9. Average A says:

    Running is worth the commitment. :)

  10. Reina Cheung says:

    Running is worth the blisters.

    I get blisters all the time from long distance running. pedicures gets expensive, but i’m gonna keep running regardless. Runner’s high is amazing! =)

  11. Tara says:

    Running is worth the money! haha

    I’m gonna tweet tweet about it too :)

  12. Tara says:

    Running is worth the money! Haha

    Going to tweet tweet about it too :)

  13. Sharilyn says:

    Running is worth the extra laundry!

  14. Nicole says:

    running is worth the tired legs & sore feet!

    Pick me so i can come back to the good ole state of CA, be reunited with my peeps &&& run a race!!!!!! eeeeeeeeeee!!!!

  15. Meredith Ann says:

    Running is worth the seven toenails. Can’t wait till SF Marathon! Gotham –> Golden Gate –> Gotham.

  16. Elisabeth W. says:

    Running is worth sacrificing sleeping in on the weekends, the lost toenails, the pain, the hurt, the joy, the excitement of conquering something I once believed was impossible, the discovery of new places. Running is worth it.

  17. Rhea says:

    Running is worth the black toenails, early mornings, and high race reg. fees!

  18. Diana Wong says:

    “Running is worth the hurt!”

  19. Holly N. says:

    Running is worth missing out much needed sleep on Sunday mornings.

  20. mike zines says:

    “Running is worth the sore legs, blisters and cramps.” But still wearing the same size waist I wore in college is worth it!

  21. Nikhil says:

    Running is worth this hoodie

  22. Natalie P says:

    Running is worth going to bed early to wake up early on weekend for a run the lactic acid build in the legs, all the effort, the carbo loading diet; to see the sunrise over the golden gate bridge and finally cross the finish line for pride and accomplishment of running 26.2 wonderful miles.

  23. Chris says:

    Running is worth the sacrifice.

  24. robin says:

    Running is worth the : Hurt!

  25. Kimiko Peterson says:

    Running is worth missing New Year’s Eve parties! I had my long run on New Year’s Day, so I just couldn’t be hung over for it. I start tapering this weekend and will finish my first full marathon on Super Bowl Sunday! Running (a marathon) is worth training for 16 weeks!

  26. Paige S says:

    Running is worth the reduced cup size!

  27. Bethany Gallegos says:

    Running is worth the life that it saves!

  28. Jennifer Neil says:

    Running is worth seeing the finish line!

    Running is worth the sense of accomplishment!

    Running is worth the bigger appetite!

    Sorry, I couldn’t choose just one :)

  29. Jennifer says:

    Running is worth all the accomplishments.

  30. Marcia says:

    Running is worth the social life I give up while training for the SF Marathon!

  31. laura says:

    Running is worth the strange looks I get from my friends when I say “I don’t HAVE to run, I GET to run!”.

  32. Heidi says:

    Running is worth the shoes.

  33. Ilsa says:

    Running is worth the apprehension, the uncertainty — should I, can I, will I really run futher and faster than I ever have or thought possible.

  34. Ben says:

    Running is worth the early morning runs in the dark.

  35. Nelly says:

    I already registered for the 2nd half marathon (so don’t count me towards the giveaway), but I’m definitely interested in the post race party! haha

  36. RoadBunner says:

    Running is worth the tan lines.

    Pick me! Pick me!

  37. Judy says:

    Running is priceless!

    Running is worth the sleep deprivation and hunger pains!

  38. Rachel says:

    Running is worth the…gnarly blisters on my feet!

  39. running is worth the runner’s high and vice-versa

  40. Running is worth the entire world’s worth of marbles. Thumbs up! ;)

  41. tiffany powell says:

    “Running is worth the healthy heart beat

  42. Erin L says:

    Running is worth the old man who cheers me on everytime I run past his house.

  43. Maya L says:

    Running is worth the sweat! (Kinda gross, but true!) Looking forward to my first 1/2 marathon ever this summer at SF!

  44. coonkitty says:

    Running is worth the– big breakfast afterwards, the long cold bath and then the lovely rub down from my babe- who is proud of my accomplishment!!!!!

  45. Jennifer Campsey says:

    Running is worth rearranging an entire day’s schedule.

  46. Terri says:

    Running is worth coming in the door after 8 pm after a early morning start of 5 am.

  47. SachinT says:

    Running is worth the final mile in a marathon.

  48. Collin says:

    Running is worth the hitting the wall

  49. Belynda says:

    Running is worth the extra showers. I don’t want to stink! But I gotta run!

  50. Missy says:

    Running is worth, breaking my toe again!!! I broke my toe last year 1 week before the marathon and was not able to run :( this year I WILL MAKE IT… running is worth the pain, the cold, dark mornings.. and the feeling you get when you finish. There’s nothing like it!

  51. Rebecca J says:

    I would love to run this race and wear that sweatshirt!!

    Running is worth all of the w(h)ine!

  52. Dawn says:

    Running is worth the sweat!

  53. Olivia says:

    Running is worth loosing all my toenails! Grrrrrr

  54. Linda says:

    Running is worth the time away from my family, so when I get back I am strong and healthy.

    I have to be strong and healthy to take care of my 21 year old autistic daughter <3
    I really want to run the SF Marathon! I would cherish the Hoodie, it would be my trophy!

  55. Diana E Teeter says:

    I have always wanted to run the San Francisco Marathon and last July I did just that. What a great experience, the weather was perfect and the sites were spectacular. I would definately run this race again !! ” Running is worth all the effort one puts in. Those of us who participate are so lucky to be healthy and able to share the experience. “

  56. Rachel says:

    did the SF full this past year and LOVED it! running (SF) is worth the HILLS!

  57. Peter Lykke Olsen says:

    We are a family of 5 travelling to San Francisco from Denmark. The two oldest kids (11 and 8 )will be in the kids race and I will do the full marathon. Cant wait to do this marathon. The hoodie would be be a perfect souvenier to bring back to Denmark.

    WORTH THE TRAVEL

  58. Cathlin says:

    Running is worth it, end of story.

  59. Megan Storms says:

    This will be my 3rd SF marathon! Last year I PR’ed and BQ’ed on course so it holds a special place in my heart! Plus my friend, Gordon, is also an Ambassador! WOOT!
    Running is worth the dedication! The more dedicated to it that you are the more it gives you in return…Run Happy and Run Strong!

  60. Mona says:

    Running is worth the crack of dawn early mornings, the black toenails, the burning quads running the San Fransicso hills!!

  61. Leticia says:

    Running is worth shaving my legs…even though it’s winter.

  62. Martha says:

    RUNNING IS WORTH THE LIFE
    IT MIGHT SAVE “MY LIFE”
    

  63. dave miller says:

    Running is worth all the time and effort to keep setting PR’s.

    My first marathon will be SF at age 60…Wahhoo. I can’t wait.

  64. Gabby says:

    Running is worth the ache of sore legs and black toe nails because it reminds us of how much we can accomplish if we set our minds to it. The pain goes away and toe nails grow back, but knowing that WE CAN DO IT is an unforgettable feeling!

  65. Chris says:

    Running is worth the time you will spend watching this link:

  66. Marie C. says:

    running is worth being able to brag

  67. running is worth the pedicurist mocking your lack of four toenails :)

  68. Kimberly says:

    Running is worth the manlike snot rockets I blow during the winter months. Soo soo nasty!! Soo soo worth it!!!

  69. Katy says:

    Running is worth forgoing happy hour fridays (for long runs saturdays), social saturdays (must sleep by 11PM after all that running), and tailgating football sundays (must x train out the sore and drink watah, pass on the beer). My running weekends are perfect.

  70. Cheree says:

    Running is worth the crazy amount of money we spend on stuff JUST for running! :)

  71. inessa says:

    Running is worth more when you do it for a cause bigger than any of us. Go Team!

  72. Jessica says:

    Running is worth the hurting body I have right now! Gaining more and more motivation to actually register for this race!

  73. AnneB says:

    Running is worth the blisters,sore toes, pain, and the ability to eat copious amounts of candy
    :)

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  75. Ben says:

    Running is worth the try.

  76. Laura Hall says:

    Do you know where I can get the “Worth the Hurt” hoodie? My son ran the marathon and I wanted to get him one for Christmas.
    The hoodie is not listed for sale on the site, even though it shows it’s photo.

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