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.


January Happy Hour – Friday, 1/22

GGRC HHJoin us at 15 Romolo (in North Beach) on Friday January 22nd. This bar has been around for decades and was previously home to speakeasies, brothels and The Basque Hotel. For the past 17 years it has operated as 15 Romolo and is a sister bar of both Rye and Rosewood. With its extensive cocktail menu, beer and wine options, surely there is something for everyone. Hope to see you all there – especially our newest members!

January Happy Hour
Date: Friday, January 22nd
Time: 6:30 – ???
Website: http://www.15romolo.com

Public Transit Options: Bus lines that stop nearby are the: 8, 8AX, 8BX, 10, 12, 30, 41, 45, and 91. Also the Powell/Mason Cable car stops at Vallejo.

Christmas Relays! Dec. 19th

It’s that time….to sign up for the Christmas Relays! This annual holiday event involves:

– A 4 person relay event around Lake Merced where each person runs one lap of 4.4 miles. You can make your own team or we will add you to one.
– Everyone dresses up in costume and its super fun!
– We also have a brunch with delicious food afterwards at Catie’s place. Thanks Catie!

This year the event will be on December 19th at 9am!

Note: You must be a paid 2015 member to participate on a GGRC team

To register for this awesome race, do the following:

1. PayPal the club (ggrctreasurer@gmail.com) the $18 registration fee.
2. Fill out this google form: (link)

Board Elections! November 9th – 23rd

Do you want to take part in deciding the course of our amazing running club? Do you want to join the ranks of the talented GGRC officers? Do you have ideas about new programs, new sponsors, or new run locations? Then GGRC needs you! If you think you want to be on the board next year, here is what you need to know!
If you want to run:
1. Select a position from below
2. Nominate yourself (or someone else, if they’re going to accept) and send a message to election official Kathryn (kathrynsmyers@gmail.com) and to the general list if you’re so inclined
3. Prepare a short platform (250 words or less, please) and send to Kathryn by 11/8/16
4. VOTE via a link we’ll send out to paid members. The voting period will be 11/9-11/23, so look for your link on 11/9. You must be a paid member to vote!
5. Look out for an email announcing your new board!
The inaugurations will take place after Christmas relays. Questions? Talk to the current board member indicated in the description below
ALL POSITIONS come with the following expectations
–12 month commitment through the end of December 2016.
–Substantial presence at Sunday Run/Wednesday Track, the expectation is that board members will be a regular presence at club runs.
–Attendance at all Board Meetings (every month as needed occasionally bimonthly)
–Regular participation in social events
–Participation and/or assistance/leadership in club-associated races
Description of Positions and 2015 board members 
President (Kathryn Myers)- Club President serves as the chief motivator of the club, represents the club in the  Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), organizes and leads board meetings to achieve consensus on key topics.
Coach (Ben Bellamy)- Coach coordinates track workouts, answer any running-related questions from members, create and maintain training plans for key marathon/half marathon races. Coaches are active at track in leading the workout and posting the workout prior to each Wednesday evening.
Race Coordinator (Phil Oreste / Robert Wong, previously Hans Layman)- The Race Coordinator sends out communications related to upcoming area races (trail and road) as well as generating interest  and recruiting members to join in club races. Organization of destination race activities such as meals, after parties, hotels, etc. The RC is also responsible for organizing
Marketing and Merchandise (Shannon Curry)- Manages GGRC merchandise and seeks ways to promote the GGRC presence, such as local sponsorship.
Social Chair (Cecelia Dotzler….for most of it)- Social Chair is active in planning and supporting ongoing events including Happy Hours, club BBQs, and other events, and plans the annual club banquet.
Club Treasurer and Membership Coordinator (Levi Goltz)- The Treasurer maintains a roster of paid members and submits roster and annual dues to RRCA, logs current/forecasted club expenses/income  and reports the financial health of the club to the board on a periodic basis. Provides annual tax reporting.
Communications Officer (Emily Mueller)- Communications updates and maintains the GGRC various electronic media: Facebook, Google Group, Website.  Creates and releases the GGRC newsletter

October Happy Hour!

Trick or Treat!GGRC October Happy Hour

October 22, we’ll be heading to John Collins, claiming “Good Times Since ’05”. The air is chilling, but the drinks will be stiff and that’s all that really matters. See you there!

October Happy Hour

Date: Thursday, October 22

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Location: John Colins

Hood: SOMA

Address: 138 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94105


Dipsea Destination Run // August 9th

Our summer destination run takes us across the bridge to the Dipsea Trail, one of California’s most gorgeous routes. Prepare for stunning views, some elevation, and a 8-10 mile route OR 5 mile route. Led by race coordinator and  trail extraordinaire, Phil Oreste. Brunch to follow!

*Regular Sunday Run is Cancelled!

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WHEN: Sunday August 9th, 9am
MEETING SPOTThe Depot Bookstore & Cafe (87 Throckmorton Ave; Mill Valley)
BRUNCH: Dipsea Cafe (200 Shoreline Hwy; Mill Valley)

Well folks, with sorrow-filled tears and heavy hearts, the time has come to say goodbye to Hans, as he leaves us for Iowa. We’re seeing him off at SF’s token tiki bar, TRAD’R SAMS, this Friday, May 22nd.

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Hans selected this joint (dive bar, tiki themed, Outer Richmond) because it was the location of his 1st ever GGRC event 5 years ago. And for those of you that don’t know Hans, he’s the large bald man with the vocal decibel levels of a Vegas DJ and the thighs of a German beer wench. He’s been a HUGE part of GGRC since he joined almost 5 years ago: a past President, Race Coordinator, honorary mascot, track cheerleader, and much more. Let’s send him off right.

Bay to Breakers! Sunday, May 17

The craziest official GGRC of the year is upon us! Sunday, May 17th, get ready to dress up, run fast, and party hard through the heart of San Francisco!
Club Costume: PIRATES
– Eye patches, hoops, johnny depp eyeliner, swords, poofy shirts all welcome. 
Club After Party: LINDLEY, Golden Gate Park
– Feel free to bring refreshments and beverages.
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April Happy Hour // Amante SF

Cue the drumroll, please, for our Aaaaapril Haaaaaaaappy Hourrrrrrrr (insert sounds of drum rollllls and human excitement)…

We will be holding our April Happy Hour at Amante SF in North Beach! We dare you to find a better opportunity to meet back up with the people you brushed clean, bare elbows with at our Annual Banquet and rehash the bad decisions we all made?!  (Michael Howland I’m looking at you, and frankly it’s hard to look you in the eye right now.)


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Nestled in the heart of North Beach, Amante is one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets. With an inexpensive small-plate menu by Chubby Noodle, delicious cocktails, & fun bartenders, Amante has something for everyone – sports on 6 TVs, plush comfortable bar stools, and heated outdoor dining.  Hope to see you all there!

WHEN: Friday, April 24th, 6pm
WHERE: Amante SF (North Beach) – 570 Green St
Website: http://www.amantesf.com/