Oakland running festival

I can't leave the East Bay without having run in Oakland!
http://www.oaklandmarathon.com/site10.aspx
I will be running the half, starting at 9:15 but there is a marathon, 4 person relay, 5k and a kids fun run.
Start is at 19th and Harrison, expo is at West Hall – Oakland Marriott City Center.
For those without a car, 19th Street/City Center Bart Station is 3 blocks from the start. For everyone joining to run or cheer or volunteer, let's have recovery food and drinks after...

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  • Rachel

    I've had a knee injury and then the flu, so I'm looking to run this a bit slower than I planned and not push too hard...Is anyone planning to run the half at an 8:30/9 min pace that would like to run together?

    March 22, 2013

    • Jessica

      Ill be at the tent for the wow women's running club in snow park, arriving between 8:30 and 8:45. Ill be wearing hot pink short sleeve.. Race number is 3689 :)

      March 23, 2013

    • Rachel

      Sorry I didn't find you...too many people!

      March 25, 2013

  • Craig F

    Marathon. Be gentle Oakland, this is my first time.

    1 · February 26, 2013

    • Rebecca C.

      Good for you, Craig!!!!

      March 25, 2013

    • Rachel

      You made it and are talking about "next time" so it sounds like you are hooked!

      March 25, 2013

  • Drew

    Congrats to all that came out for the beauteous weather!

    March 24, 2013

  • Christian F.

    Good luck everyone, see you at the finish line!

    March 24, 2013

    • Jenn C.

      I guess you are doing the half? I just saw Yuch on 51st near Broadway -- I'm sure I missed Caitlin, I was still in bed when the helicopters came up this way over my bedroom!

      March 24, 2013

  • Sumi

    Okay, I suppose it doesn't qualify as a running partner if I only keep up with someone for about 20 yards... I decided to go for it, though, even if I'm really slow. So if possible let me know where you'll all be kicking back, enjoying recovery food and drinks, so I can drag myself over there.

    March 23, 2013

  • Drew

    Ideas for food and drink after, ideally not too distant from a BART station and not totally mobbed?

    March 18, 2013

  • Jenn C.

    HM - what about Shan Dong after? Open Sundays, not far from 12th st BART - Shan Dong Restaurant[masked]th St
    Ste 101
    (b/t Webster St & Harrison St)
    Oakland
    Oakland, CA[masked]http://yelp.com/biz/DceTpSF9RJ9PBvfX-_EImQ


    I'm not carrying my cell phone - walking to start from home (only 2 mi)

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good luck, everyone tomorrow!

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Jason K.

    I'll be running the half, planning on a 1:45 finish. If anyone is interested, would love to have a running partner. Good luck and have a great run everyone!

    March 22, 2013

    • Drew

      I'm targeting a similar 7:45 to 8:00 pace. I'll have my Garmin to help pace me and my tunes to help for the last 6 miles. Silver BRC tee and lt blue cap.

      March 23, 2013

    • Jason K.

      Great! I'll keep an eye out for ya. I'll be in a black GU cap, grey Oakland shirt and black shorts. Hopefully I'll remember to charge my Garmin watch.

      March 23, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Phuong Nam Restaurant was good on a Sunday Meet-Up last Fall.
    We all got quality tasty meals for about a tener = a bland burger/drink @ Nations! White tablecloth too, under glass ;-) Vietnamese, but carnivores will be satisfied with beef/broccol rice or sauteed chicken/broccoli (or beans, etc.)--with no peanut or rancid oil taste. Salads looked fresh & big, but can a salad handle it after 26.2??
    1615 Clay St. = a few minutes walk from Broadway/12th, 12th Bart, and...ummm...i can't seem to discover where the post-race activities are!

    March 19, 2013

    • Drew

      Really solid Yelp reviews - alas closed Sundays.

      March 22, 2013

  • Laurie B.

    running the half, see you all there....cheers and good luck!

    March 22, 2013

  • Sergey

    Running full at an easy pace in ~3:30-3:40.
    I will likely ride a car there. Does anyone need a ride from El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley?

    March 19, 2013

    • Sergey

      Hi Vero, I am running the full marathon. I will have 2 seats, where to pick you up?

      March 20, 2013

    • Sergey

      actually, I am not sure I will go at all. I have had cold for the last two days. Hopefully, I will recover by Sunday. Good luck with your half marathon!

      March 22, 2013

  • Jack

    Running the full as a training run for AR50.

    March 18, 2013

  • Emily S.

    I'll be running the half. Good luck everyone, see you there!

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My second year running the Oakland half .

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Rebecca C.

    I've posted a meet-up for dinner the night before. Please come if interested! :)

    March 14, 2013

  • Nicholas

    I'm trying to get a team together. I have one person confirmed and another who hasn't gotten back to me yet.

    March 9, 2013

  • Kate

    Is anyone doing the relay and looking for a fourth team member?

    March 8, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Raced 1st & 2nd marathons & won my geezerly age division both times. Repeat this time? I'll need a sub 3:30

    March 5, 2013

  • Nicholas

    Is anyone interested in signing up for the four person relay?

    March 1, 2013

  • Colin

    Full

    February 23, 2013

  • Yuch

    Running the full. Definitely up for food and drinks afterward.

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'm signing up for the half.

    February 11, 2013

  • Lucija K.

    I look forward to meeting peeps from this group and plan to do the 5K as a recovery run.

    February 9, 2013

  • Susanna

    Outta town, alas!

    February 9, 2013

  • Raymond O.

    I'm running the half

    February 9, 2013

  • Nick Goodwin S.

    My first half, my other half, hopefully the best half. CU all there!

    February 8, 2013

  • John

    My first marathon

    February 8, 2013

  • Drew

    Half mar, my first paved half. Thanks for posting the race.

    February 8, 2013

  • Anat R.

    I was planning to do the half marathon

    February 8, 2013

  • Rebecca C.

    Running the half!

    February 8, 2013

  • Anya

    I ran the marathon last year and, although challenging at times, it was a great and super fun course with lots of spectators and cheer parties along the way! I'll be out of town this year.

    February 8, 2013

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