NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON WE RUN SF
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Applications for participation in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF will be accepted between 11AM PDT on June 4, 2014 and 11AM PDT on June 19, 2014.
WHO MAY APPLY?
Anyone who is thirteen (13) years or older as of June 4, 2014 and a registered member of Nike+ may apply for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF Random Draw. If you are not currently a member of Nike+, you may register by visiting . Registration for Nike+ is free.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Visit between 11AM PDT on June 4, 2014 and 11AM PDT on June 19, 2014 for a link to the 2014 Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF Registration application. Complete the application form between 11AM PDT on June 4, 2014 and 11AM PDT on June 19, 2014. As part of the application process, you will be required to provide a credit card number and accept the specified fees. Limit one entry per person regardless of method of entry. Only one entry may be completed per email address and Nike+ profile. Multiple entries submitted by a single entrant or with the same email address are void and may be grounds for complete removal from the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF race. Please note that your credit card will not be charged unless you are selected to participate in the race.
HOW ARE RUNNERS SELECTED?
On or before June 27, 2014, NIKE USA, Inc. will randomly select applicants to run in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF. If your name is selected, we will attempt to process your payment. Only randomly selected runners whose payments are successful will be offered a place in the race. Once credit card payment has been verified, all participants will be notified via email as to whether they’ve been accepted or declined for a place in the race.
HOW WILL I FIND OUT IF I AM SELECTED?
Applicants who are selected to participate will be notified via email on or before June 27, 2014.
PLEASE NOTE: There are many ways that emails may not be received as intended. We suggest that you follow the steps below to ensure that you receive emails from Nike and NWHM SF.
To ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder, please add and to your safe sender email list to receive registration announcements and information about the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF. Additionally, you can follow us at .
If at any time you opted-out or unsubscribed from receiving future email messages from Nike, then you will not be sent an email notifying you that registration is open, even if you have participated in past Nike Women’s Half Marathon events.
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.
CAN I REGISTER AS PART OF A GROUP?
There are two ways to apply for the 2014 Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF Random Draw: as a group or an individual. If you are interested in entering as a group, you must create a Group Name prior to applying for the Random Drawing. The only reason to enter as a group is to ensure you run with your friends. Entering as a group does not increase your chances of being selected. Groups will be limited to a total of ten (10) members. If you decide to enter as a group, follow these instructions:
STEP 1. Designate ONE person in your group to be the Group Leader.
STEP 2. The Group Leader will click on the Random Draw link posted on Facebook at facebook.com/runnikewomenseries, or received in an email. She will provide her Nike+ account information and be directed to the landing page, where she will select “Group Registration.”
STEP 3. Once Group Leader selects Group Registration, she will click “Create A Group.” At this point, the Group Leader will create a Group Name and Password.
STEP 4. After the Group Leader completes the registration process, she will receive an email confirming creation of her group. She will forward this email to each member of her Group.
STEP 5. Every member of the group is responsible for entering the Group Name and Password in order register as part of the Group. Each member will do so by selecting “Group Registration” on the registration page.
HOW CAN I VERIFY THE STATUS OF MY RANDOM DRAW ENTRY?
To confirm your submission was successfully entered in the Random Draw, click on the link below to verify that your Random Draw entry was received. Results for the Random Draw will be announced via email on or before June 27, 2014.
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.
WHAT IF I ALREADY REGISTERED THROUGH THE RANDOM DRAWING AND DIDN’T REGISTER AS A GROUP BEFORE DOING SO, CAN I CHANGE MY REGISTRATION?
With the large number of registrations we receive through the Random Draw open period, we are unable to adjust individual registration information and change/add group members or add a Group name and password to an already completed registration.
CAN MEN PARTICIPATE?
The Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF is open to both male & female participants.
WHAT IS THE RACE FEE?
The fee to participate as an individual or part of a group in the 2014 Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF is $180. The college registration fee is $155 (discounted registration available for a limited time).
WHY DO I NEED TO LOGIN WITH A NIKE+ PROFILE TO REGISTER?
As a Nike event, we are integrating participation with the Nike+ Running technology to provide our runners with unique training and race weekend experiences. We are excited to offer a physical race experience that is integrated with Nike+ and will connect all Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF runners with the world’s largest online running community. After registration, we will share more ways to enhance your training and race weekend experience through Nike+.
COLLEGE STUDENT PROGRAM
IS THERE A DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION FEE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS?
Yes, Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF offers a discounted rate to college students who qualify for the program while entries last.
The discounted Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF price through College Registration is $155 from 11AM PDT June 4, 2014 through 11AM PDT June 19, 2014. Regular registration price of $180 will begin after 11AM PDT June 19, 2014 until the college program is full.
WHY DOES THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF HAVE A COLLEGE PROGRAM?
Nike is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of runners.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I QUALIFY FOR THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF COLLEGE PROGRAM?
To qualify for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF College Program, you must be a current college student and have a valid physical student ID. Schools that do not offer a physical student ID will not be accepted in the College Program. At time of registration, you will be asked to enter you student ID number and name the College or University you attend. At Packet Pick-Up, you must bring your valid physical student ID to match the information provided at registration.
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 email@example.com or call 1-866-RUN-NIKE before registering.
IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF COLLEGE PROGRAM SIMILAR TO THE THAT OF THE RANDOM DRAWING?
No, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF College Program is not a Random Draw process. If you register under the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF College Program and submit payment you are officially registered for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF. Please look for the confirmation email you will receive after submitting to verify you have successfully registered.
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.
IF I AM A COLLEGE STUDENT AND WANT TO RUN WITH MY FRIENDS, DO I NEED A GROUP ID?
A Group ID is not necessary if you chose to run in the College Program and your friends are also running in the College Program. If you would like to run with a friend that does not qualify for the College Program, you may register in the Random Draw with a Group ID, however you will not receive a discount when registering through the Random Draw.
HOW DO I BECOME A NIKE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON SF COLLEGE BRAND AMBASSADOR?
Think you have what it takes to be a Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF College Brand Ambassador? 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 for liability reasons.
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 confirmation barcode email and one form of acceptable photo ID. The barcode 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 confirmation barcode 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.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
For Packet Pick-Up, you must present the confirmation barcode email and one form of acceptable photo ID. Your barcode will be sent via email 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:
Location dates and times will be announced shortly.
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 barcode 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 barcode 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 check 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 Grant Ave. between Geary St. & O’farrell St. Space and wristbands are limited.
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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.nikeplus.nike.com.
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 aid stations along the course. Porto-lets will be available at all aid stations as well as additional locations on course.
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 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?
Please check our Facebook page at where we will soon post this year’s course map.
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/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 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.
WHAT IS TEAM IN TRAINING?
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. Participants can choose from more than 200 exciting endurance events in the U.S. and abroad. A key element of the TNT experience is training in honor of a local blood cancer survivor whose courage provides motivation and inspiration. And now there is TNT Flex, a customized, online training option developed by TNT’s renowned coaches. To learn more about TNT or to attend an informational meeting in your area, visit teamintraining.org or call 1.800.482.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, nearly half a million participants have raised over $1 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.