Q: What is the pace of the group?
A: We welcome runners at all different paces! Often our runs spread out from 7-12 minutes per mile. Everyone can find someone at their pace to run with. It is not competitive, the emphasis is on making it back to the bar after the run! Sometimes runners shorten or extend the route to suit their level, which is fine. Many members have improved their distance or speed as a result of attending the group.
Q: How far do you run?
A: About 4 miles on Wednesdays. The exact distance is included on the posted map of each run.
Q: Where does the run start?
A: At the bar (outside). It also finishes at that same bar (inside).
Q: Do you run first or drink first?
Q: What is the RSVP policy?
A: We appreciate your accurate RSVP and updating it when plans change, which helps us give credible estimates to bars. It also helps others to welcome and remember you, especially if you have a recognizable photo with your real name. While the occasional no-show is understandable, those who chronically over-RSVP or under-RSVP are removed from the group.
Q: Some people seem to have maps of the route. How do I get one?
A: A limited number of maps are usually provided as a courtesy, so be one of the first ~25 to arrive. Or bring your own, the map is always posted in printable format.
Q: Is there somewhere to store my stuff during the run?
A: No. Store your ID and beer money in your pocket. Don't bring any other "stuff." If you ask this question, you owe the organizer a beer.
Q: Do you call the bar in advance to request discounts?
A: No. That is not what this group is about. We usually give them at least a same-day warning that a large group is coming.
Q: Is there parking?
A: No. Take the bus and drink up.
Q: I'm late, can you wait for me to start the run?
A: No. Follow the chalk arrows.
Q: Can the run be in my neighborhood every week?
A: No. One of the defining characteristics of SF Fun Run is always discovering different bars and neighborhoods. You already know your own neighborhood.
Q: I can't make Wednesdays. Can the run be a different night?
A: No. SF Fun Run meets every Wednesday night, plus a weekend trail run about once a month. If that doesn't work for you, there are many running groups in SF meeting every day of the week.
Q: Can I skip the run and just come to the bar?
A: Short answer: No. Long answer: Join the run for at least your first several meetups--the shared experience of the run serves as a natural icebreaker. After that, if you have an injury or occasional conflict, we'd still love to see you at the bar. If you can never make Wednesday at 7pm, then this isn't the right group for you; again, there are many other running groups throughout the week.
Q: I think it would be great to have X event. Can the group set it up?
A: No. The organizer of your running group is not the organizer of your life.
Q: I think it would be great to have X event. Can I set it up?
A: Yes! Get in touch.
Q: Can I suggest a bar for a future run?
A: Yes! Please do. Make sure it's spacious enough for 60+ runners.
Q: Where is next week's run?
A: It is already posted on our website: www.sffunrun.com.
Q: When are we going to the bar I suggested?
A: There are a lot of factors that go into this. For example, it might be in a neighborhood where the suggestions are backlogged, we might have already gone there previously, it might have the wrong size or layout, or it might close too early.
Q: A lot of people seem to already know each other. What do you suggest for newcomers to break into the group?
A: Arrive a few minutes early and introduce yourself. And definitely stick around for drinks after the run!
Q: How much does all of this cost?
A: Attending Fun Runs is free! If you would like to help cover the expenses of the group, you can contribute $12/year here or any amount you choose here.
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