NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON WE RUN SF
Everything you need to know before, during and after the race.
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WHY IS THERE A RANDOM DRAWING FOR ENTRY IN THE RACE?
The Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF has become a sellout event. Due to the high demand for registration, we believe a Random Draw format makes registration fair for all interested participants.
HOW CAN I VERIFY THAT I AM OFFICIALLY REGISTERED FOR THE RACE?
Once Random Draw results have been sent please visit https://register.racepartner.com/nwmsf/validateentry to see results of the random draw selection. If you cannot find your name, make sure you have entered your information correctly in the query fields.
If you still cannot find the registration, please email or call us at 1-866-RUN-NIKE.
CAN MEN PARTICIPATE?
The Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF is open to both male & female participants.
COLLEGE STUDENT PROGRAM
WHY DOES THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF HAVE A COLLEGE PROGRAM?
Nike is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of runners.
DO I NEED ANYTHING TO COMPLETE MY REGISTRATION UNDER THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF COLLEGE PROGRAM?
Yes, please have your valid physical student ID with you at time of registration. You will be asked to enter your University and student ID number. During Packet Pick-Up, you must bring your physical school ID to match with your registration information.
WHAT IF I REGISTER UNDER THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF COLLEGE PROGRAM AND I DON'T QUALIFY?
A runner who registers under the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF College Program and does not have a physical, or current, student ID that matches their registration at Packet Pick-Up will be made VOID and will not be refunded. If you have any questions please contact customer service via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-RUN-NIKE before registering.
WHAT IF I SUBMIT A REGISTRATION APPLICATION IN THE RANDOM DRAW AND THEN WANT TO REGISTER UNDER THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF COLLEGE PROGRAM?
Runners may only register once. Submitting more than one registration on any of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF forms is grounds for complete removal from the race. If multiple applications or use of the same email address are found on separate applications, all registrations will be made VOID and no refund will be issued.
HOW DO I BECOME A NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF COLLEGE BRAND AMBASSADOR?
We currently have selected our college brand ambassadors for the Nike Women's Half Marathon SF 2014. We are always accepting applications from our college runners who think they have what it takes to be a Nike Women's Brand Ambassador for future events. Please email customer service for more information at
WHAT OTHER TERMS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF?
In the event that the operation, security or administration of the application process is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, NIKE USA, Inc. may, in its sole discretion, suspend the application process to address the impairment and then resume accepting applications. NIKE USA, Inc. reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual or store it finds to be tampering with the application process or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the application process may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, NIKE USA, Inc. reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. NIKE USA, Inc.’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
By submitting an application, applicants agree to release and hold harmless NIKE USA, Inc., its parent and related companies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of the application process or participation in the Half Marathon, including, but not limited to (a) unauthorized human intervention in the application process, (b) technical errors related that may prevent an application from being processed, or (c) injury to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Half Marathon.Applicant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
PACKET PICKUP/ EXPOTIQUE
WHAT IF I REGISTER AND THEN BECOME INJURED OR AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE RACE?
Unfortunately your race entry is non-refundable. There are no refunds for canceled entries. There is also no ability to transfer entry fees to any other Nike race.
CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION TO ANOTHER RUNNER?
No, your registration and race bib/timing tag are non-transferable.
CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY RACE PACKET ON MY BEHALF?
We encourage each registered runner to pick up his or her own race packet. For reasons of travel or work obligation, you may designate another runner to pick up your packet. Each participant may pick up a maximum of two (2) additional race packets.
For Packet Pick-Up, you must present the bib number provided to you in your confirmation email and one form of acceptable photo ID. The bib number will be sent via email in early October. Anyone who registered in the College Program must also bring a valid physical student ID.
If you are picking up a race packet for another person, or someone else is picking up your race packet, a copy of the runner’s email confirmation and valid photo ID must be presented. If you are picking up a packet for someone registered in the College Program, a copy of the runner’s valid student ID must be presented as well. Paper documents or smart phone images are both acceptable. Proper ID must be shown to receive a packet. There will be no exceptions. Please note that by designating another person to pick up your packet, you will automatically be opted-out of Runner Tracking. Runners who opt-out of Runner Tracking will have the ability to be tracked by bib number ONLY. Any runner can visit the solutions desk at early Packet Pick-Up or Expotique to change their status for Runner Tracking.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
For Packet Pick-Up, you must present the confirmation email and one form of acceptable photo ID. Your confirmation email and bib number will be sent in early October. Anyone who registered through the College Program must also bring a valid student ID.
DO I NEED ANYTHING TO COMPLETE MY REGISTRATION AS PART OF THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF COLLEGE PROGRAM?
During Packet Pick-Up, you must present a valid physical student ID that matches your registration information. A runner who has registered under the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF College Program but does not have a valid physical student ID that matches their registration will have their registration deemed VOID and will not be given a refund.
WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
For participant convenience, race packets will be available for pick up in advance at designated early Packet Pick-Up locations as well as at the Expotique.
Early Packet Pick-Up:
Nike Union St. - Thursday, October 9, 3PM – 9PM
Fleet Feet Sacramento – Saturday, October 11, 10AM – 7PM
Nike Stanford – Sunday, October 12, 10AM – 8PM
Forward Motion Sports Danville – Monday, October 13, 10AM - 8PM
Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF Expotique
Located at Union Square (Powell St. & Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94101)
Thursday, October 16, 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Friday, October 17, 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday, October 18, 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Again, you must have your confirmation email with bib number and a valid photo ID. If you took part in the College Program, you will need to bring a valid physical 2013 - 2014 or 2014 - 2015 Student ID.
CAN I PICK UP MY PACKET ON RACE DAY?
No, there will not be Packet Pick-Up on race day. All runners must pick up their packet at the Expotique or at designated early Packet Pick-Up locations prior to race day. Please bring a valid ID, confirmation email with bib number and valid Student ID if applicable.
WHAT DOES MY RACE PACKET INCLUDE?
Your race day packet will include your Race Bib which has your timing tag on the back and a pace corral bracelet. Both MUST be worn on race day. You will also receive an adhesive numbered sticker matching your Race bib number, safety pins, and a Goodie Bag featuring product samples from our partners. You will need to place your numbered sticker on the clear Goody Bag. This will be your race day Gear Check bag. This numbered clear bag is the only bag you will be allowed to drop at Gear Check and all contents must be visible through the bag.
DO I GET MY OFFICIAL RACE SHIRT WITH MY PACKET?
Yes, you will receive the official race day Dri-FIT tank top (women) and t-shirt (men) as part of your race packet. Participants are encouraged to wear their official race day Dri-FIT tank and T-shirt for the race.
PARKING / TRANSPORTATION
WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE EVENT?
Participants are encouraged to park at the Fifth and Mission garage located just three blocks south of Union Square. Directions and rates are available at www.fifthandmission.com. Parking will be available in various additional parking garages within a half-mile of Union Square for a fee. Race organizers are not affiliated with these garages and do not guarantee availability or pricing.
Public Transportation is also available, visit sfmuni.com or call 415.673.MUNI
WILL TRANSPORTATION BE AVAILABLE FOR FRIENDS/FAMILY? HOW CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS?
You can purchase wristbands for spectator shuttle round-trip transportation during registration or from the Expotique ticket booth (cash or credit card only), for $20 while supplies last. All passengers must have a wristband to board the spectator cheer shuttles. The spectator shuttle-loading zone will be located at Geary Ave. between Mason St. & Powell St. Space and wristbands are limited.
WHERE CAN I FIND A LIST OF ROAD CLOSURES FOR THE EVENT?
To find a list of all road closures please visit, http://gonike.me/sf14roadclosures.
CAN WALKERS PARTICIPATE?
Yes, walkers are welcome to participate, however, all participants must complete the race within the specified time.
WILL THERE BE AN ELITE DIVISION?
The Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF will not provide an early, elite start. In accordance with USATF rules, overall winners will be determined based on gun time. Therefore, female runners who would like to compete for the top three spots should plan to line up as close to the starting line as possible.
HOW MANY RUNNERS DO YOU EXPECT TO PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR?
There will be approximately 25,000 participants in the 2014 Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
We welcome your participation as a volunteer! The event will need hundreds of volunteers to staff the aid stations, work the Expotique and offer support to the runners at the start and finish. All volunteers will receive an official race volunteer t-shirt. To volunteer at the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF please visit gonike.me/sf14volunteer.
TRAINING AND RACE PREPARATION
DOES NIKE PROVIDE ANY TRAINING FOR RACE DAY?
YES! Nike+ is a one-stop shop for all your training needs. Nike+ rewards your successes and lets you share them with friends. You can track your performance, see where you’ve ran, share with friends and challenge yourself through training. Visit http://www.nike.com/nikeplus.
THE RACE & COURSE
WHAT DO I NEED RACE DAY TO BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE?
To participate in the 2014 Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF and to be allowed on course, all runners must be wearing their assigned race bib and pace corral bracelet. Be sure to complete the emergency contact information on the backside of your bib before racing.
Your bib should be attached to the front of the body on the outer-most garment in order to be visible to all race officials, photographers, and finish line technicians throughout the race. Runners who do not have a race bib will be escorted off the course and will not be recognized or rewarded as a participant.
WHAT IF MY RACING BIB AND/OR TIMING CHIP FALLS OFF DURING THE RACE?
If the bib is securely fastened to the front of the runner's body this is unlikely to occur. In the event a runner makes it to the finish line and is missing their race bib/timing tag they should immediately head to the solutions tent to prove their status and be recognized as a finisher.
WHAT TIME DOES THE RACE START?
The start time of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF will be 6:30AM.
HOW MANY WATER STATIONS AND PORTO-LETS WILL BE AVAILABLE?
The Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF course will have 6 aid stations. Water will be provided by Whole Foods Market at each aid station, and Nuun Electrolytes will be available at aid stations 2-6. Porto-lets will be available at all aid stations as well as additional locations on course.
WHO WILL BE PROVIDING MEDICAL FOR THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF 2014?
Kaiser Permanente is the official medical partner.
IS IT A LOOP COURSE OR OUT AND BACK?
The Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF course is not an out and back course.
IS THERE A WAY TO TRACK A RUNNER?
Yes. Runner Tracking is available to all runners that opted-in at Packet Pick-Up.
IS THE COURSE CERTIFIED BY USA TRACK AND FIELD?
Yes, all Run Nike Women Series courses are USATF certified.
WHERE CAN I FIND A COURSE MAP?
Course map and additional Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF 2014 information can found at runnikewomenseries.com.
DO I NEED TO COMPLETE THE COURSE BY A SPECIFIC TIME?
Each runner will need to complete the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF course by a specified time and maintain a 15:00 min/mile pace.
Course cut-off times will be announced shortly and will function as final policy.
WHAT IF I CANNOT COMPLETE THE COURSE BEFORE IT CLOSES?
Per police and permit requirements, any individual falling off the runner timeline will be asked to board a trailing van or continue on a modified course to ensure timely event completion.
Course cutoff times and checkpoints will be announced shortly.
IS THERE A BAG CHECK FOR PARTICIPANTS?
Yes, there will be a bag check for all Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF participants within the start and finish area.
IS THERE A LOST AND FOUND?
Yes, any items found at Early Packet Pick-Up will be kept onsite through the weekend and then moved to the Expotique Production Office. Any items found at the Expotique will be kept in the respective area for one day and then moved to the Expotique Production Office. Items found on race day will be kept at the Info/Solutions/Lost and Found tent in the post-race celebration area. Any items not finally claimed on race day from all sources will be kept for a maximum of 14 days and then appropriately discarded. For Lost and Found inquiries please contact Customer Service at 1.866.RUNNIKE or email@example.com.
WHAT IS THE DATE OF THE EVENT?
The Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014.
WHO IS PRODUCING THE EVENT?
For the eleventh year in SF, NIKE USA, Inc., has once again engaged On Board Experiential Marketing to produce the event. Also in their tenth year, Tri California will provide Race Directing services.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF?
To ensure the most current information on our races and the inside scoop about the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF, “Like” us at facebook.com/runnikewomenseries.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I WOULD LIKE TO BE A SPONSOR OR VENDOR OF NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF?
All sponsor or vendor inquiries should contact Jacquie Sechser at Jacquie@obexp.com.
WHAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AND IN WHAT CATEGORIES?
The Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF will recognize and award the top three female runners to cross the finish line in the half marathon. These overall winners will be determined solely by the order in which they cross the finish line, as opposed to chip times. Therefore, female runners who would like to compete for the top three spots should plan to line up as close to the starting line as possible. This is an open race and there will not be separate start times or a designated "elite" pack.
In addition to the first, second, and third place winners, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF will recognize the top male and female finishers in each age group. Chip time will be used to establish age group winners and awards will be mailed within 2 weeks.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE AWARD CEREMONY BE HELD?
Awards will be presented to the top (3) female finishers in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF. Time and location to be announced. All division awards will be mailed after the event.
DO ALL RACERS RECEIVE A MEDAL OR CERTIFICATE?
Each finisher of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon will receive an official finisher's award. To be recognized as a finisher you must wear your race bib and complete the entire course by the specified cut-off time.
THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY and TEAM IN TRAINING
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) is the world's leading endurance sports charity training program. Participants raise funds to support lifesaving cancer research. In return, they receive personalized training from certified coaches, training clinics, and the support and camaraderie of a team.
HOW LONG HAS NIKE BEEN A SPONSOR OF TEAM IN TRAINING?
Nike and TNT have enjoyed a very rewarding partnership since 2004 as part of the Run Nike Women Series.
HOW MUCH MONEY HAS TEAM IN TRAINING RAISED OVER THE YEARS?
Since Team In Training's inception in 1988, more than 600,000 participants have raised over $1.4 billion to support LLS’s research and patient services programs. Since the first Nike Women’s Marathon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2004, TNT participants in the Run Nike Women’s Series have raised more than $147.9 million.
IS TEAM IN TRAINING TARGETED TO ANY PARTICULAR LEVEL?
People of all ages – from novices to seasoned athletes – participate in Team In Training. Novice athletes succeed in the program with the help of personalized coaching as well as a supportive and friendly team environment. Everyone participates in honor of a patient, which provides a strong motivation to succeed.
ARE ALL REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS TRAINING WITH TEAM IN TRAINING FOR THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF?
No. Although some of all participants have trained through TNT, many runners have trained on their own and raised funds through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Make Cures Happen program.
CAN I REGISTER THROUGH TEAM IN TRAINING?
Yes, please visit teamintraining.org/nikewm for more information.
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WHERE CAN I FIND RACE RESULTS?
After all of our races, results will be posted at facebook.com/runnikewomenseries within a few days.
WHERE CAN I FIND PREVIOUS YEARS' RACE RESULTS?
The 2004 NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF race results can be found HERE.
The 2005 NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF race results can be found HERE.
The 2006 NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF race results can be found HERE.
The 2007 NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF race results can be found HERE.
The 2008 NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF race results can be found HERE.
The 2009 NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF race results can be found HERE.
The 2010 NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF race results can be found HERE.
The 2011 NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF race results can be found HERE.
The 2012 NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF race results can be found HERE.
The 2013 NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF race results can be found HERE.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) RUN-NIKE with any additional questions.