We Live Here, We Run Here
Officially established in 2001, our club has members in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s who like to run hard and play hard. We are united by our enthusiasm for running, and we invite both novices and experienced athletes to join us. But more importantly, we love the friendships that we've made and the great times that we've had running in SF and across the state.
We’ve done the handicapped mile …
We’ve done the denim mile …
This time, we’ll test your legs, your lungs, AND your liver with our annual beer mile challenge.
What’s the beer mile, you might ask? (You know, if you’re a n00b.) Only one of the best – and most representative – GGRC events of the year. We’ll follow the standard Beer Mile rules (found here), but in summary:
- You’ll run four, quarter-mile laps – each one preceeded by drinking a full beer
- Your beer must be 5% ABV or higher.
- Either bottles or cans are allowed (the one exception to the ‘official’ rules).
- However – there shall be no tampering with the cans and/or specialty cans (e.g., wide mouth) allowed.
- The prize: supreme GGRC glory, and a well-earned afternoon buzz in the park.
Note: This mile will be timed, filmed, and potentially used against you during future GGRC events (banquet is always right around the corner). Exhibit A.
No need for the fun to end after the beer mile is done; we’re also hosting a pot-luck BBQ and sloshball in the park. You’re welcome to participate (and bring friends) even if you don’t take part in the beer mile. It’s just as much fun to watch as it is to compete!
To recap …
WHAT: GGRC Annual Beer Mile
WHEN: Saturday, September 3rd from 2:30pm – 5:30pm
WHY: To close out the summer, GGRC style
BRING: Yourself, four 5%+ ABV beers, your friends and some snacks or drinks for the pot-luck
Make your month a little spicier with GGRC’s August happy hour at Uno Dos Tacos. We’re planning to set up shop in the outdoor seating area to enjoy some sangria, cerveza and tequila ‘al aire fresco’ (strong chance of chips, salsa, and guac as well)! As if that weren’t reason enough, we’ll also be sending off the Santa Rosa marathon crew, in their last few days of taper.
Hope you can make it – and don’t forget to bring your amigos!
What: GGRC August “Feliz” Hour at Uno Dos Tacos
Where: The alley at 2nd & Stevenson (just off of Market St.)
When: 6pm (ish) – 9pm (ish) on Tuesday, August 23rd
We’re changing it up for this Sunday’s run – come join us on the Berkeley Fire Trails! We’ll be running a 6.4 mile route (see it here), and heading over to Jupiter for a little Sunday beer and brunch action when we’re done.
A little more about the run: The course features hilly, trail terrain. It may be a bit more challenging than the Embarcadero, but the change of scenery will be well worth it! There are advanced options to go further, if desired, and – since it is an out-and-back – you can also make it shorter. Note: many of us will be extending the run by starting at parking locations and/or continuing on to Jupiter at the end.
A little more about transportation: The plan is to meet at 10am, near the top of the University of California at the corner of Bancroft and College in Berkeley, across from Caffe Strada (map here). You can take the Bart into Downtown Berkeley, or drive and park nearby (note: parking can be tricky). If you’re interested in offering or finding a ride, we’ve started a spreadsheet here – be sure to sign-up.
We are excited to take this show on the road with you. See you Sunday!
The Orbit Room is known for its cocktails – not only are they delicious, but they also have cool names like “ask me again” and “in toxicology”. We will be meeting around 6 PM or as soon as you get out of work, and will be staying as long as people like. At the last HH a few of us stayed until after 11, so you know, see where the night takes you! 🙂
The Orbit Room is located at 1900 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102. I hope to see many of you there and as always please feel free to bring friends/significant others even if they aren’t members. The more the merrier.
As we all know, 5Ks are the new black. So check out this summer 5K series by our friends at A Runner’s Mind: 7 5Ks starting at 7pm at The Yard at AT&T Park. Chip-timed races followed by awards (including a category for beating your own PR) and post-race parties at the Anchor Beer Garden. Yup, that sounds like our style.
Click HERE for more information.
Note: there’s a discount for signing-up for multiple races at once; there’s a discount AND free beer if you sign-up in a group of 10.
Are we late in posting our “thank you’s” for supporting the 2016 GGRC Spring Banquet? Maybe. Or maybe we just wanted to extend the party. (Sponsorships are a better investment if they last longer, right?)
Either way, we want to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the sponsors and supporters of this year’s banquet. Thanks for making it a smashing success!
Check them out, below.
In light of the Escape from Alcatraz race going on this Sunday, we are moving our Sunday Run location — to escape the crowds, potentially tough parking and/or closed-off roads. Instead of the Warming Hut, we’ll be meeting at the EAST entrance of Kezar Stadium @ 10am. Route options include various trails through GG Park, out to/ down Ocean Beach, or even up Four Peaks if you are feeling hot for hills.
For anyone who was planning on running into the Headlands with David Li, that run is still happening (he’s such a badass rebel). Please coordinate with him for details! And don’t forget to stay hydrated with your fanny pack full of Crystal Light. #CantBeTamed #KoopSays#CrystalLightChampion
In case you didn’t know – or maybe you forgot – June 1 is National Running Day! Want to celebrate with us? In place of our regular track run that day, we’ll be joining up with A Runner’s Mind to participate in their 7K run around Lake Merced.
Hope to see you out there!