NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON WE RUN SF
Congratulations to the participants of the 2013 marathon!
PACKET PICKUP/ EXPOTIQUE
CAN I CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT WHICH DISTANCE TO RUN?
Switching events is not allowed. To maintain the integrity of the event, we will not be able to accommodate switches from one distance to another.
WHAT IF I REGISTER AND THEN BECOME INJURED OR AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE RACE?
Your race entry is non-refundable. There are no refunds for canceled entries. In addition, we are unable to transfer entry fees to other Nike races.
CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION TO ANOTHER RUNNER?
No, your registration, racing bib and timing chip are non-transferable due to liability reasons.
CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY RACE PACKET ON MY BEHALF?
No, each registered individual must pick up her own race packet. You must bring the confirmation barcode email you will receive in October. You must also bring your ID to packet pick-up. No packets can be picked up without showing a valid ID.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
Please bring a valid ID and the email with your confirmation barcode to the Expotique to pick up your packet. You should receive this confirmation barcode email approximately two weeks prior to Race Weekend.
WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY RACE PACKET?
Race packets will be available for pick up at the Expotique on the dates listed below. Please bring a valid ID. If you took part in the College Program, you will need to bring your physical, valid 2012-2013 or 2013-2014 College ID for confirmation purposes.
NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SAN FRANCISCO EXPOTIQUE
Union Square, San Francisco, CA (located b/w Post & Geary and Powell & Stockton Streets)
Thursday, October 17, 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Friday, October 18, 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday, October 19, 8:00AM – 7:00PM
CAN I PICK UP MY PACKET ON RACE DAY?
No, there will not be packet pick-up on race day. All participants must pick up their packet in person at the Expotique on October 17th, 18th or 19th for the Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco. Please bring a valid ID.
WHAT DOES MY RACE PACKET INCLUDE?
In your race day packet, you will receive: timing chip that MUST be worn race day, racing bib that MUST be worn race day, pace corral bracelet that must be worn race day, and product samples from our partners. If purchased, you will also receive your transportation sticker.
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. *
*Subject to Change
WHAT TYPE OF POST-RACE RUNNER TRANSPORTATION IS OFFERED?
Transportation from the Finish at the Great Highway back to the Start at Union Square for participants is $20 and is available at time of registration. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Expotique on race weekend for $20.
Shuttle Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
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?
Purchase wristbands for round-trip transportation from the Expotique ticket booth for $20 while supplies last. All passengers must have a wristband to board the spectator cheer shuttles. The spectator shuttle-loading zone will be on Grant Ave. between Geary St. & O’farrell St. After the race, shuttles drop off on Taylor St. between Geary St. & Post St.
• Hop On: Spectator shuttles in the start area board at Grant Ave. between Geary St. & O’farrell St., 6:00am-8:00am. Last shuttle leaves at 8:00am.
Passengers will be divided into two lines, one line for Bay St. & Laguna St. cheer station (mile 3.7) & one for Golden Gate Park cheer station (mile 11.3).
• Mile 3.7: Bay St. & Laguna St. cheer station on the southwest corner. Last shuttle to finish village from Bay St. & Laguna St. leaves at 8:30am.
• Mile 11.3: Golden Gate Park cheer station on JFK Dr. Shuttle drops off one block north at 36th Ave. & Fulton St. Last shuttle to Finish Village from Golden Gate Park leaves at 9:00am.
• Finish Village: all cheer shuttles continue to the Finish Village.
• Back to Union Square: Spectators take post-race shuttles with runners.
All passengers must have a wristband to board the shuttle from the finish village back to union square. A path to the shuttle boarding area will be located on the north end of the beach chalet restaurant.
Space & wristbands are limited.
CAN I STILL PURCHASE A TRANSPORTATION TICKET IF I DID NOT PURCHASE ONE WHEN I REGISTERED?
Yes, you can purchase participant or spectator transportation tickets at the Expotique ticket booth race weekend or at the Great Highway finish line. CASH and CHECK only, while spaces are available.
HOW MUCH IS A TRANSPORTATION TICKET ON-SITE?
Onsite transportation tickets will cost $20 for participant and spectator(s).
CAN WALKERS PARTICIPATE IN EITHER THE NIKE WOMEN’S HALF OR FULL MARATHON?
Yes, walkers are welcome in either event. However, all participants must complete the race within the specified time whether it be the half marathon or marathon. Walkers who are not on pace to complete the event before the course closes will be picked up and transported to the finish by our SAG (Support and Gear) buses. Participants that DO NOT complete the course will not receive the finisher’s Tiffany & Co. necklace.
Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco: All runners must complete the course within 6.5 hours at a pace of 15:00 min/mile or faster.
WILL THERE BE AN ELITE DIVISION?
The Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco 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 30,000 participants in the Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
We welcome your participation as a volunteer! The event will need thousands 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 Marathon San Francisco please visit http://gonike.me/volunteersf13.
THE RACE & COURSE
WHAT DO I NEED RACE DAY TO BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE?
To participate in the 2013 Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco and to be allowed on course, all runners must be wearing their assigned racing bib/timing chip and pace corral bracelet. Runners who do not have either of these items 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?
Runners who make it to the finish line missing their racing bib and/or timing chip should make their way to the solutions tent in the finish chute, just prior to necklace distribution for further assistance, to prove their status, and to be recognized as a finisher.
WILL THE FULL MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON START AT THE SAME LOCATION?
Yes, the full marathon and half marathon for the Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco will start at Union Square and follow the same course. Half marathon participants will split from the full marathon participants after mile 11.
WHAT TIME DOES THE RACE START?
The Nike Women’s Half and Full Marathon will start at 6:30AM.
HOW MANY WATER STATIONS AND PORTO-LETS WILL BE AVAILABLE?
Aid stations are located on course approximately every 2 miles (14 stations total). Each station is stocked with water provided by whole foods market, medical staff provided by Kaiser Permanente & restrooms.
Also at select Aid Stations:
• Nuun Active Hydration beverages will be provided at each aid station after mile 2 with flavors alternating between Tri-berry & Lemon Lime.
• Luna Minis at miles 8.7 & 19.8 in S’mores & White Chocolate Macadamia.
• Clif Shot Bloks at miles 5 & 17.8 in Strawberry, Tropical & Citrus.
• Dole bananas at mile 13 on the marathon course.
SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT THE HILLS ON THIS COURSE?
There are no cable car hills on the San Francisco course. Many runners find the hills a welcome challenge that offers the reward of spectacular hilltop views of the bay. The course is extremely scenic, covering most of the San Francisco coastline.
IS IT A LOOP COURSE OR OUT AND BACK?
The San Francisco course is a point-to-point race. It begins in downtown San Francisco at Union Square and finishes along the Great Highway at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. Post-race transportation back to the start line is available during online registration for $20 and while supplies last at the Expotique and Great Highway finish line for $20 onsite.
IS THE COURSE CERTIFIED BY USA TRACK AND FIELD?
Yes, all Run Nike Women Series courses are USATF certified.
CAN THIS RACE COUNT TOWARD BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFICATION?
Yes, the Boston Marathon will recognize qualifying times from Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco.
WHERE CAN I FIND A COURSE MAP?
Please visit http://gonike.me./sf13course to see this year’s course map.
DO I NEED TO COMPLETE THE COURSE BY A SPECIFIC TIME?
The marathon and half marathon courses in San Francisco will be open for 6.5 hours. You must maintain a 15:00 min/mile pace in order to receive and a Tiffany & Co. Finisher's Necklace.
WHAT IF I CANNOT COMPLETE THE COURSE BEFORE IT CLOSES?
Race officials will transport participants who are unable to complete the course within the time allotted to the finish line. Runners who choose not to be picked up will not be recognized as a finisher and assume full responsibility for their safety as the road opens to traffic and the public.
HOW MUCH OF THE COURSE SURFACE IS ASPHALT?
The course is about 98% asphalt in San Francisco.
WHERE CAN MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY CHEER ME ON?
The following cheer stations are optimal viewing & cheering locations for fans &
supporters. If driving, please be aware of road closures on surrounding roads.
Each cheer station is also identified on the map above.
MILE 3.3: TNT at Bay St & Van Ness Ave. runners from 6:47AM-8:15am.
MILE 3.7: spectators on the southwest corner of bay st & laguna st.
runners from 6:54am-8:30am.
MILE 6.8: TNT at lincoln blvd & merchant rd. runners from 7:10am-9:15am.
MILE 8.2: thrive mile on el camino del mar & 30th ave . runners from 7:18am-9:30am.
MILE 8.4: TNT on clement st & 32nd ave . runners from 7:18am-9:30am.
MILE 9.3-10.3: 4g mile on clement st & 36th ave . runners from 7:25am-10:02am.
MILE 10.5: TNT on west side of great hwy at jfk dr. runners from 7:34am-10:15am.
MILE 10.5: WFM CHEER ZONE ON great hwy at jfk dr at the entrance to golden gate park .
runners from 7:34am-10:15am.
MILE 11.3: spectators on jfk dr in golden gate park . shuttle drops off one
block north at 36th ave & fulton st. runners from 7:37am-10:15Am.
MILE 12.5 (half)/15.5: “feed your strength” at mlk jr dr & middle dr.
runners from 7:44am-11:15Am.
MILE 17: tnt on great hwy & ortega st. runners from 8:15am-1:30pm.
MILE 18: tnt on great hwy & THE ZOO. runners from 8:21AM-1:20pm.
MILE 20: tnt on lake merced blvd & clearfield dr. runners from 8:30am-12:55pm.
IS THERE A FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEET-UP AREA AT THE FINISH?
Once you complete the race, visit the Verizon tent & use a new Droid 4G LTE device by Motorola to call your friends & family. Easily find & connect with fellow runners, friends & family using the labeled alphabet sections within the meet-up area.
IS THERE A BAG CHECK FOR PARTICIPANTS?
Yes, there will be a bag check for all Nike Women’s Full and Half Marathon participants. At the start line take your bag to the bag check locations. Each pace corral will have its own unique bag check area. At the finish line, look for signs directing you toward the bag check buses at the end of the finish chute. If you do not pick up your bag at the finish by 2:00pm, you have 2 weeks to contact customer service to receive your belongings before they are donated.
WHO IS PRODUCING THE EVENT?
For the tenth year in San Francisco Nike has once again engaged On Board Experiential Marketing to produce the event. And, in their ninth year, Tri-California Events will provide Race Directing services.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SF?
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WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I WOULD LIKE TO BE A SPONSOR OR VENDOR OF NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SAN FRANCISCO?
All sponsor or vendor inquiries should contact Nicole Neuhauser at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AND IN WHAT CATEGORIES?
The Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco will recognize and award the top three female runners to cross the finish line in both the full and half marathons. 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 Marathon San Francisco 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 both the marathon and half marathon. All division awards will be mailed after the event.
DO ALL RACERS RECEIVE A MEDAL OR CERTIFICATE?
Each finisher of the Nike Women’s Full and Half Marathon will receive an official finisher's necklace designed by Tiffany & Co. To be recognized as a finisher you must wear your bib and timing chip 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 2002, and look forward to a long run.
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 Nike Women Marathon Series have raised more than $134 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 (TNT) FOR THE NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON SAN FRANCISCO?
No. Although 1/4 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 TNT?
Yes, please visit http://teamintraining.org/nikewm for more information.
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SHOULD I STAY CLOSE TO THE START LINE OR FINISH LINE?
We recommend that you stay within walking distance of the start line or close to public transportation for both races.
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.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Please email RUNNIKEWOMEN@OBEXP.COM or call (866) RUN-NIKE with any additional questions.