With over 20,000 participants The Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco is the largest women’s marathon race in the world. It’s a prestigious marathon event and one of the more challenging races on the major race circuit. It’s best known for their unique finishers hardware – a necklace designed by Tiffany & Co., presented by a tuxedo-clad firefighter.
Getting a race bib for the San Francisco race event is not easy. It’s done on a lottery system. However, the good folks at Team In Training have secured spots for anyone, male or female, who want to race in the San Francisco Nike Women’s Marathon by joining their 20 week training and fundraising program.
I’m pleased to announce that over the next 20 weeks I will be training with Team In Training to help me cross the finish line in the Nike Women’s Full Marathon this Sunday, October 14, 2012 in beautiful San Francisco, California.
Team In Training (TNT) provides a safe training environment, focusing on the beginner athlete and are able to modify the training program if you have specific goal in mind. The training program starts out slow and builds to help you meet your personal goals and cross the marathon finish line – hopefully upright and smiling.
Registrations are still being accepted for the Nike Women’s Marathon.
Training clinics for the fall marathon start this week. Long slow distance runs begin this Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Vancouver at Granville Island (meet in the undercover picnic area behind Cat’s Social House) at 8:00am. Weekly tempo and hill training gets underway on Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30pm at Memorial South Park on East 41st and Windsor. A flex program is offered for those who do not live in the area or cannot make the training sessions because of work or other personal commitments.
Team In Training is the world’s largest sports endurance training program. By signing up for the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco, California you are guaranteed a race entry. The program also includes airfare, ground transportation, TNT race jersey, Inspiration Dinner and Victory party tickets, and three nights accommodation. Team in Training is the key fundraising program for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Participants who sign up to train and run in the Nike Women’s Marathon are required to fundraise for the LLSC. TNT provides dedicated resources to help meet your financial goals.
For more information, or to sign up for the Nike Women’s Marathon through TNT visit their website.