US Half and a Giant Race

US Half Marathon 2 "The Other Half"
Race Day: Sunday, April 11, 2010
Course: Hilly, includes out and back along the Golden Gate Bridge
Registration: $60 until March 1st
Coupon: "RUNLOCAL" $10 off, expires tomorrow, 2/19

Tid Bit: This race is normally held in November, but they are adding a Spring race. Same course, just in April. This will be the inaugural event. I ran this course back in 2008 and was planning to run in costume as the Incredible Hulk (it was being held the day after Halloween), but unfortunately it was raining on and off leading up to the race and I didn't want to run in a padded muscle suit in the rain, so I didn't go in costume. Nice course, but it includes my arch-nemesis: the Golden Gate Bridge. This will be my first Half Marathon for 2010 and 8th ever. See you out there?

Giant Race (Half Marathon and Plate to Plate 5k)
Race Day: Saturday, June 12, 2010
Course: Mostly flat, along the Embarcadero, finishes inside AT&T Park.
Registration: $90 for Half Marathon, $40 for 5k
Coupon: "stadium" $10 off, not sure of expiration date

Tid Bit: This is the first year that they have a half marathon as an option. Registration includes a FREE Giants Ticket (while supplies last) for the day before race day so you can watch a Giants game the day before and run the following morning. You finish crossing home plate INSIDE Giant stadium. I finished inside Candlestick Park a few year ago at the Stadium to Stadium 10k and it is quite an experience to be on the field. Unfortunately I won't be participating in this run this year, but I'd love to hear about it if you do. Enjoy.

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