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Run Like a Girl: Nike Women's Marathon

Run Like a Girl: Nike Women's Marathon

If you're looking to run one race this year that will be memorable, I suggest signing up for the Nike Women's Marathon (and half marathon) on October 19, 2008. Not only are the official Finisher Necklaces designed by Tiffany & Co (and given to finishers by firemen in tuxes, mind you), you'll also get to run a truly beautiful course laced with girly perks ("pedi-care" stations for blister treatment or a change of socks) through San Francisco. If the fabulous scenery isn't enough, there will be 39 stations with live music, DJs, and cheering squads, plus two more bands at the finish.

Here's the tricky part. Since the race is extremely popular and already sold out for general registration, all interested participants must now register for the random drawing online through between March 4th and March 18th. Runners will be randomly selected and an email with results will be sent to each applicant on April 1st notifying you if you got a spot or not. Entry fees are as follows: Half Marathon is $90, and Full Marathon is $110. Check out for more details.


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lc4660 lc4660 8 years
I am running it in NY, but upstate.
twincitychick twincitychick 8 years
I just signed up for the New York City race and just realized it conincides with the San Francisco location! I'm a bit confused now...will there be the same "perks" (i.e. pedicare stations)? I can't even find a route map, I hope it's just a nice as the west coast event. Anyone else particpating in the NY metro area, I'd love to meet-up since I couldn't convince and of my girlfriends to join me.
GoTeam08 GoTeam08 9 years
Team in Training still has available spots for the Nike Women's Marathon! You don't want to miss your chance to run in this fabulous event, so come to the Nike Women's Marathon Preview Party on Thursday, May 8 from 6-9pm at Niketown in Beverly Hills to receive 25% off your registration fee! If you can't make it that evening, go to to sign up for an information meeting. Go Team!
justbreathe justbreathe 9 years
This is a fantastic event! I ran in 2007 and was impressed by Nike's event organization. I will definitely be entering the random drawing for 2008. There are exceptions for legacy runners and those that are running with Team in Training. Visit for additional information and updates.
AMP AMP 9 years
Are you running it, FIT?
sumbum sumbum 9 years
I did this marathon last year and i LOVED it!! It was my first half marathon and let me tell you, the course is NOT easy!! A lot lot of it is uphill and those San Francisco hills are no joke! But its so worth it when you cross that finish line =)
amers230 amers230 9 years
kinda off topic, but i've been toying with the idea of training for a marathon (trying to get my butt in shape, figured i'd aim high lol.) any tips or sites you guys can recommend?
jdgreen02 jdgreen02 9 years
I am sooo excited to run i have the la marathon this sunday and I think I'm more pumped for nike. anyone doing la?? remember to eat gummy bears...they help immensely :)
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I want to do this!!
nykundi nykundi 9 years
I stand corrected, I just called nike, the race is not sold out but the entire registration will be done by lottery this year, between the above-mentioned dates :)
nykundi nykundi 9 years
THIS RACE IS NOT SOLD OUT! Registration hasnt even started for this year. Its a great race, I've run the 1/2 the last 2 years...i think registration starts next month.
lawyerjenn lawyerjenn 9 years
I've heard WONDERFUL things about this race. I just want to throw out one piece of NOT participate in the "chocolate" station. Gharidelli (god bless them) hosts a water stop and gives out chocolates. It made several women I knew sick because it was just too much on their fragile marathon tummies :) If you want to eat the chocolate, you might want to try it on a training run to see how you'll do. You don't exactly want to spend the last 10 miles throwing up! Everything else I've heard is that it is really an amazing event.
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