Nike Half Marathon


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Union Square San Francisco: Race Start

Nike half marathon is held in San Francisco in October and is a huge event.

In 2007, the registration sold out in a few days. So in 2008, Nike decided to do a lottery and select the runners. The event is extremely popular and gaining in popularity with each passing year.

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The starting point of the race is the famous Union Square in San Francisco. Union square is a major tourist attraction and a premier shopping district in San Francisco with upscale shops, department stores, art galleries etc.

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Women's half marathon and marathon

Nike has made this race specifically for women. It has the official name Women's Half Marathon and Marathon. Over 90% of the runners are women. There are some male runners too. If you have not run a half marathon before, Nike half marathon in San Francisco is an excellent race to run as a first long distance event.

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Nike has made the half-marathon the most appealing race for women. Their finisher's medal is sure to lure you in to finish the race. In fact, many runners choose this one as their first half-marathon, to get the finisher's medal.

In addition to this, you will see some spectacular views of San Francisco including Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, etc. The Nike half marathon race course is hilly yet spectacular.

Finisher's medal

The finisher's medal is a Tiffany's necklace designed especially for the race for every year. It is so tempting to finish the race just to get the Tiffany's necklace. Nike knows how to motivate women to finish.

Other goodies

Want some more free stuff? Nike also offers free manicures, pedicures and massages during a 3 day expotique which is held before the race.

Besides this, there is the breathtaking course for the run in San Francisco.

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Here's a list of other San Francisco half marathons held in the bay area near San Francisco, California.

Staying in San Francisco

Being such a grand event, all hotels are sold out during the race weekend. People fly from all over the country to run the race. Most good hotels run a rate of $200 and above to stay for one night. It is common for women to share a room - sharing ranges between 2 -4 people in one room.

Another option is to stay a little away from the city of San Francisco and take public transport for the day of the race. BART can drop you very close to the starting line of the race. Nike has shuttles to take you from the race finish line to the start of the race where you can board BART again.

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Eating in San Francisco

Nike has a start line in Union Square San Francisco. No matter what type of food you prefer, you will find in hotel within a few miles and can probably walkto one. It is best to find a few good hotels online before race weekend. Some hotels are crowded during race weekend and require prior reservations. Most hotels that require reservations have high priced food, so check their price range and see if it fits within your budget.

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