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On Friday morning, I’ll be flying across the country to run my second Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco race. This will be my fourth Nike race in the last two years. I ran two with friends, one with Team in Training, and will be running this one with Finish Line Women. I continue to run Nike races because the events are much more than running 13.1 miles. From the limited edition gear to the pre-race classes, it’s like a giant party! I know many women on Facebook have been searching for links to the course map and shoes, so I’m linking to both below.
Nike Women’s Half Marathon Course Map — The race course is almost exactly the same as last year’s course. It starts in Union Square, passes through Golden Gate Park, and loops down to end at the Presidio. I’ve never run a half marathon course twice, so it will be interesting to see how much stronger I’ve grown in the last year. For those of you who are wondering, the hill at Mile 10 is as rough as it looks. Save energy for it!
Nike Women’s Half Marathon Shoes — This year, Nike released two pairs of orange, white, and silver shoes that are customized for the San Francisco race. You can access the Air Zoom Pegasus 32 and Air Zoom Structure 19 styles by logging in to your Nike+ account on the product pages. This will unlock the code needed to purchase. The shoes, along with other limited edition race gear, will be available at Nike stores this weekend.
All images via Run Nike Women Series
I have a lot to do before leaving on Friday. Today, I’m taking over the new ClassPass Snapchat account (@classpass) to share my pre-race prep. I’ll also be heading to a special outdoor Nike NYC workout tonight. You can check that out on Snapchat. Tomorrow, I’ll be packing and getting to bed early after work. If you’re also heading to the race, take a look at my destination race packing list!
This weekend will be filled with fun besides the race. On Friday, I arrive in San Francisco around 1pm. I’ll check into the hotel, meet up with Team Finish Line, and pick up my packet. I also have a dinner planned with fitness blogger friends from San Francisco, New York, Boston, and D.C. On Saturday, Finish Line has the day planned for us. We’ll be doing a photo shoot in the morning, followed by a shakeout run, brunch, time to explore, and a pre-race dinner. After the race on Sunday morning, I’ll be spending the day with my parents before heading back to New York on the red eye.
To follow along with the fun, find me on Instagram and Snapchat — @evannclingan!
You can also take a look back at past half and full marathon recaps below.
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