Yesterday, the lucky winners of two of the largest and best races out there were announced. Those of you who scored a spot – congrats! Those who didn’t – don’t cry – I have great news to help you out!
Right here on this lil’ blog you can win a guaranteed spot into THIS YEAR’s Nike Women’s Full or Half Marathon on October 16th. Yes, a guaranteed spot and a opportunity to come to California so we can run, eat, chillax, and you know, do the kind of things cool kids do.
20,000 runners toe the start line in Union Square and make their way through San Francisco’s iconic sights. You can smell the Boudin’s bread radiate throughout the street as you breeze through the first few miles; Golden Gate Park is always lush with its color and ripe with challenging hills, and the the first time you see Ocean Beach from the course is simply breathtaking. In its eight-year tenure, it has been made quite the name for itself…but I’m pretending it has nothing to do with the finisher’s necklace designed by Tiffany & Co. (which is handed out by strapping young lads in tuxes). Ya, no, that probably has nothing to do with why so many people love it.
I ran the half multiple times (my first in 2005) and my mom has run the full! I even have old school photos from over the years to prove it:
My mom finishing the full last year.
All of the runners’ names are on the NikeTown wall in Union Square.
Holy old school! I’m not quite sure what is happening here.
Finish at Ocean Beach with Chicken Face.
So here’s the deal…
If you want to run a great race this fall and missed out on the lottery, fear not. As part of my work with Nike Women, I have one highly coveted spot in the Nike Women’s full or half marathon to giveaway!
That’s it. Easy shmeezy. The winner will still be responsible for the race entry fee, but will score a guaranteed spot in the 2011 race. The lucky winner will be picked Friday 10 a.m. PST/ 1 p.m. EST.
So what are you still doing here? GO TWEET!
Good Luck & Happy Running!