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.

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National Running Day 7K (Weds., June 1)

8501592_origIn 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.

Click HERE for the official website, and HERE for the Facebook event (add it to your calendar, so you don’t forget). Remember to use discount code GGRC for $5 off registration!

Hope to see you out there!

Tuesday Trivia Happy Hour: May 24

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Do you happen to be really good at trivia? Or do you just love an excuse to drink and hang with GGRC another day during the week!? Well, either way you’re in luck because May’s HH will be taking place on a TUESDAY (May 24th) at Edinburgh Castle Pub for some fun trivia! (“Whaaaat … a Tuesday,” you say?! We know. But when have we led you wrong? Trust us, it’s going to be fun!) Trivia starts at 8PM, but plan to get there closer to 6:30 so we can enjoy a few beverages, lock down our spots and divide into teams.

Additional reasons you should come:
– To impress us with your trivia skills and/or your drinking skills
– To hang out with your favorite running friends
– To wish the Mountain to Beach crew “Bon Voyage and Good Luck!” (Yes this is a shameless plug ;-))

Details:
When: Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 PM
Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub
Address: 950 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Bay to Breakers 2016: GGRC Gladiator Edition

Bay to Breakers is this Sunday, May 15th! Our team theme this year is Gladiators/Warriors … so let’s see those costumes!

Here’s our plan:

Before the Race:

We will meet as a group at the bow-and-arrow statue in Rincon Park, at Embarcadero and Folsom. For those who met up last year, it’s the exact same place.

We plan to meet at 7 AM to give us plenty of time to take pictures, tie our centipede together, and get to our respective corrals – for those of you who have run this race before, you know that that always takes longer than you think.

After the Race:

Nate Franklin is very kindly nailing down a grill in the Panhandle in the morning, so after the race, make your way to the Panhandle for drinking, eating, and general debauchery/hanging out (note: club dues will sponsor some of the aforementioned food/booze/debauchery). You can use the N-Judah to get there, or do whatever else makes sense for you.

We’ll devise a plan this week for potentially leaving some stuff with the Franklins to have in the Panhandle after the race. Stay tuned (or reach out to Catie or Erica directly).

For more information on the race, or to register, click here.2015 Bay to Breakers

Sunday Shopping Run (5/8)

ARM RunThis weekend we have an extra special run planned: we’ll be meeting at A Runner’s Mind for our annual shopping run. But that’s not all … there will be post-run pancakes, mimosas, and a sweet 15% discount on everything in the store.

It doesn’t get any more Sunday than this!

What: Our annual shopping run (with mimosas and pancakes)
When: Sunday, May 8th from about 10-1
Where: A Runner’s Mind, located at 3575 Sacramento St.
PS: Running isn’t required to participate in the fun. We won’t judge you for sticking to the shopping and brunch side of things … 
PPS: Sneakers and energy gels make great Mother’s Day gifts. 

Boston2016Good luck to our Boston Marathoners, and all Boston Marathoners. We hope you hear us cheering from here!

In case you want to track anyone:

  • Ben Bellamy (President) #3706
  • Robert Wong (Race Coordinator) #7094
  • Brian Kessler (Merchandise) #3265
  • Simo Leone (Treasurer) #1267
  • Leo Pike #914
  • Allison Curran #31059
  • Rok Yu #8170
  • Judy Grobstein #20773

Change of Location X 2 (4/17)

Last week’s change of pace was so refreshing, we’re doing it again!  We will meet tomorrow, 4/17 at the East entrance of Kezar Stadium at 10am. (*Actually, it’s because the Presidio 10-Miler is going on … but … why not?)

We’ll run routes through the park, to the beach, up to Land’s End or there’s always the Four peaks challenge. Hope to see you there!Picture1

Location Change for Sunday Run (4/10)

Hi all – we’re changing it up for tomorrow’s Sunday run:

We’ll be meeting at the East entrance of Kezar Stadium (corner of Frederick & WIllard) at 10am. We’ll have groups running through the park, and possibly up four peaks as well.

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March Happy Hour – Come Get Kinky!

March HH

Escape your monotonous and mundane 9-5 and join us Thursday, March 24th at The Armory Club – leather sofas, erotic art and cocktails like the “Gently Bound” await!

March Happy Hour

Date: Thursday, March 24th – as in a week from Thursday!

Time: 6PM

Neighborhood: The Mission

Address: 1799 Mission St (At 14th St.)

Phone: (415) 431-5300

Website:  http://www.armoryclub.com/

Public Transit Options: Buses 12, 14, and 49 all make stops within a block or two.

Announcing the Spring Banquet, 2016 Edition

Spring Banquet

Are you ready for an evening out on the town with the most charming, attractive, and athletic people you know? Bad news: those people weren’t available. But … what about an evening with the drinking-est, running-est and spandex-clad-iest people you know? That we can do!

Join us in enjoying awkward dance moves, well cocktails, weird awards, and Chris Latura’s bell-bottom pants on Saturday, April 23. This year’s banquet will be held at Mercer. The party starts at 8pm, and it goes until our livers quit – or, 2am (whichever comes first).
You might say that evening is priceless. You might say you would pay up to $65 dollars for a night like this … and in fact, last year you did!  But this year’s banquet comes to you for the low, low one-time payment of just $24.99*. Click here to purchase your tickets – and act now: prices rise to $30 come April 1st.
But wait …
There’s more!
When you buy your ticket to the 2016 GGRC Spring Banquet, not only do you get access to the time of your life but you’ll also get two (not one, but TWO!) complimentary drinks, plus late-night pizza at the venue. How could you turn down such a fabulous offer? This stuff sells itself!
 
But seriously, here are the deets:
 
What: GGRC Spring Banquet
When: Saturday, April 23 8pm – Sunday, April 24 2am
Where: Mercer
Who: You, and whoever you want to bring
Why: Because we’re awesome
Tickets*: $25 in March, $30 in April – get them here
What’s included: Besides the best night ever? Your first 2 drinks, late night pizza, and dancing ’till 2am (note: dinner will not be served – at least, not at dinner time!)

FRESH MEAT (Join us for the Newbie BBQ)

Spring is in the air. We’re ready to throw down with some barbecue – and our burgers aren’t the only thing that’s fresh …
It’s time to haze welcome this year’s newest GGRC members by doing the things we do best: running, followed by eating and drinking (all we’re missing is costumes; feel free to add your own). If you know anyone looking to join or new to the club, this is the perfect event for them to get to know us a little better.
Where: Picnic tables in the grassy area outside the Warming Hut Cafe – look for the GGRC tent/banner
When: Sunday, March 27 (Yes, this is Easter Sunday … and yes, there will be sweet treats)
What: Regular Sunday run (no drop!), followed by picnic/pot-luck fun
Who: GGRC members new, old, in-between and curious (that means everyone!)
We’ll supply the staples (burgers, sausages and grilling stuff); the rest is pot-luck style, so bring your favorite post-run treat (sides, desserts, drinks, and beer all count)!
 
And … to make room for new merchandise (think tear-away pants and the deepest of vee’s) we will be selling off old inventory at fire sale prices. So come ready to haggle your way into GGRC Hats, Singlets, Turbo Tee’s, and Hoodie’s. Fun for the whole family!