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Upcoming Races In a Town Near You

Posted on: August 29, 2011

After finishing the half marathon this weekend, the first thing I did was go home and figure out when my next race was going to be.  I’ve just spent the last 2+ months preparing to be able to run 13.1 miles and I would hate to waste all of that effort and not continue training for something else.  The Giant Race went well, all things considered, and a high-five from Brian Wilson at the 5th mile kept me energized for the next 8.  Despite the real annoyance of the 5K “race” merging with the half marathon runners at our 12th mile (imagine you’ve been running at a steady pace for 12.1 miles and all of a sudden you come into a wall of walkers who have no idea that your body just wants to get to the finish line as fast as possible…), I had a great race and am ready for the next one.

Low and behold, there is no dearth of races and runs going on in the next few months here in the Bay Area – and around the state.  Runningintheusa.com is a great resource for checking out race options by city, date, and distance.  As for races within San Francisco, the following are coming up before the end of 2011:

September 11, 2011: 9-11 Heroes Run, San Francisco

Distance: 5K

Cost: $25.00

Benefitting: Travis Manion Foundation

 

September 25, 2011: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Distance: 5K

Cost:$35.00

Benefitting: Susan G. Komen for the Cure

 

October 2, 2011: Bridge to Bridge Run

Distance: 12K/7K

Cost: $40.00 (before Sept 18)

Benefitting: Northern California Special Olympics

 

November 6, 2011: US Half Marathon

Distance: Half-Marathon

Cost:$70.00

Benefitting: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

November 24, 2011: Turkey Trot

Distance: 3 or 5 miles

Cost: TBD (race registration hasn’t opened yet)

Benefitting: Lowell High School Track Team

 

November 27, 2011: Run Wild for a Child

Distance: 5K/10K

Cost: TBD (Registration was $30 in 2010)

Benefitting: San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program

 

Sign up today!

 

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2 Responses to "Upcoming Races In a Town Near You"

Hey! Congrats!!! I was at the giants race too, sorry, I was one of those 5kers, I was pacing my niece to make sure she can finish!
There are a few other races!
San Jose rock n roll
Half moon bay half marathon, etc!!

Have fun out there!!!

I don’t blame the runners – I just felt frustrated with the way the race organizers had merged the two distances. It was great to see so many people out getting some exercise and enjoying the day.

Thanks for the heads up on the other races in the Bay Area – just goes to show there’s one every weekend!

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