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.

rto1
rtophoto
11689606205_2f1174b3fc_b
11689608405_76d74d2ca0_b
11689852433_c7c57eee0d_b
11689975144_5794df937f_b
11690368196_f674277fe9_b
11689610065_a0b9f62f17_b
11689974044_da217be754_b
11689606395_a372ca6446_b


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!

No Sunday Run on 2/14

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend!  We don’t have a Sunday run on 2/14, but you can spread the love by volunteering with us at the Kaiser Half Marathon (meet @ Pacheco and Great Highway between 7-8am). If you are running, we’ll see you there!

Kaiser

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
Everybody:
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!

Dipsea Post

WHEN: Sunday August 9th, 9am
MEETING SPOTThe Depot Bookstore & Cafe (87 Throckmorton Ave; Mill Valley)
BRUNCH: Dipsea Cafe (200 Shoreline Hwy; Mill Valley)
CARPOOLhttps://docs.google.com/…/1FX6FragV62WaRbwKT-fNVekAEC…/edit…