Nike Women’s Marathon SF
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Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco, California is the largest woman’s marathon in the world, and the 2013 run will be the 10th anniversary of the event. The Nike Women’s Marathon is open to both women and men. A full 26.2 mile certified marathon course is available, as well as a half-marathon distance race of 13.1 miles. If you are looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon, you can do so on this USATF-certified course. However, it is quite hilly and difficult, so be prepared!
Breathtaking course views from the start in Union Square to the finish along the Pacific Ocean will surely impress everyone. The event raises funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Website: Nike Women’s Marathon | Oct 20, 2013
- Half Marathon
Editors Note: Random draw for the 10th anniversary of the Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco opens 6.3.13. To keep yourself notified of any updates, like NWM facebook page and keep a lookout for notifications. 2012 registration details were as below.
The entry fees is $175 for the marathon and $150 for half. To participate in Nike Women’s Marathon you can register in the official website. The Nike Women’s Marathon is so popular that there is a lottery system to get into the race. Race officials will draw names of participants until the maximum number is reached. Race is expected to have 25,000 runners.
Registration begins: April 9, 2012 (9.00 am PDT)
Registration ends: April 20, 2012 (11.59 pm PDT)
The random drawing process takes place once the registration process is completed between Apr 9th and Apr 20th. Applying early DOES NOT increase your chance of registration, so just make sure you register during these dates.
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The lottery registration period is open for about 10 days in April. No need to register on the first day, but dont’t wait to register on the last day either. For those of you who already have a GROUP ID, you still need to register for the lottery if you want to win a slot in the race. Having a GROUP ID by itself won’t get you into the race. Your group can have a mix of different distances; for example, 1 person wants to run the Marathon, while the other person wants to run the Half Marathon.
Course / Route Map
Start: Union Square, San Francisco
Finish: The Great Highway, San Francisco
The course is about 80% asphalt. The race will kick off in Downtown San Francisco at Union Square and head through the financial district past the famous TransAmerica building. It will then proceed along the San Francisco Bay past Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park, Ghirardelli Square, Fort Mason and Marina Green while revealing breathtaking views of Alcatraz and The Golden Gate Bridge. The course then weaves through the Presidio and Sea Cliff districts, out to the Great Highway, through Golden Gate Park and south around Lake Merced, finishing just north of the Great Highway along the Pacific Ocean. The end of the Nike Women’s Marathon is an extra-special treat for the ladies. San Francisco firemen, dressed in tuxedos, greet the runners as theycross the finish line.
The course has a time limit of 6.5 hours.