After the SF Half Marathon, I decided that I needed to throw another half marathon into the mix to really put my legs and heart to work and see what I could get out of them.
- Flat and fast: I want to see what my legs are made out of, and as I much as I love the hills of SF, I just want to run.
- Close to home: It’s all about being cost effective here.
- Affordable: we need to buy a sleeper sofa next…le sigh.
After I tweeted about my quest to find the next half marathon, many of you had some great suggestions and if I had pockets-full of frequent flyer miles, you better believe that I’d be doing some fall traveling.
However, when the NorCal marathon and half marathon reached out to me about joining them at their race, I looked over their info and found a perfect match. Here’s what the official site has to say about the race:
Come experience the Brand New Northern California Marathon and Half on September 18, 2011. The fast course begins and ends at the Arena Green, adjacent to the HP Pavilion Arena. It will wind through downtown San Jose, through the San Jose State Campus, heading North near Alviso, turning south working its way back to the Arena.
So on September 18th, I’ll be headed down to San Jose to take on the NorCal Half. But not only is this good news for me, but even better news for you because the race folks were nice enough to give you guys a 10% off discount code. Just use:
Feel free to share this discount code with your friends, blogs, Twitter friends, and your dogs.
Oh! It gets better! This race is part of the new California Marathon Series that includes special series medals and you know how I love my extra bling blang. Finish the NorCal half or full, as well as the Morgan Hill half and full, and you score a second medal.
You can find all of their info on the following sites:
Not only am I excited to be a part of a new race right in my back yard, but I’d love to see some of your smiling faces there as well. Let me know if you are going to be in town, racing, or even spectating.
Note: The NorCal marathon has graciously provided me with an entry into this race. But as always, I would never promote something I am not truly excited about or do not believe in. All thoughts and opinions are my own.