Fast at Running, Slow at Thanking


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.

Escaping the Escape from Alcatraz (LOCATION CHANGE for Sunday, 6/12)

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


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


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 ;-))

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.

See you there!Picture1

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


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