Fitness, Food, Wine & Travel

Enter to Win a Race Entry to the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half Marathon on October 19th, 2014!

Once again this year, I am partnering with Whole Foods Market Northern California, and I will be running for them in the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half Marathon. I am really excited to have been asked again (by Whole Foods), and I am even more excited that I WILL BE GIVING AWAY TWO ENTRIES to this SOLD OUT race right here on this website (SCROLL DOWN FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ENTER)!

You might be familiar with this race because of it’s scenic course through San Francisco and the only half marathon series to give it’s finishers a Tiffany necklace instead of a finisher’s medal!! Not only that, but the necklace is given to you by a firefighter dressed in a tuxedo! πŸ™‚

Here I am following last year’s race wearing my finisher’s necklace (and shirt from the race!):

I’ll be sharing some recipes with food provided to me by Whole Foods Market, and providing my training reports from now leading up to October 19th.

It’s been a while since I have run a half marathon (last November), so I will be putting in some hard work from now until race day. Here’s a favorite post of mine sponsored by Whole Foods from last year’s training.

Here’s this year’s course map:


This giveaway is for a race entry only. Once you win, you will be responsible for the $180 entry fee.–The entry does not include transportation, hotel, or parking the day of the race. Keep in mind there is NO race packet pick up the day of the race, so you will need to make arrangements to attend the expo on Thursday, October 16, 12:00PM – 8:00PM, Friday, October 17, 10:00AM – 8:00PM, or Saturday, October 18, 8:00AM – 6:00PM to collect your bib number.


1. Like on Facebook here.
2. Leave a comment in the comment section below and tell me why you want to run the race!
3. Like Whole Foods Sacramento on Facebook here or Whole Foods Roseville here.
4. Follow Whole Foods Northern California on twitter here.
4. Share this post on Facebook.

I will be choosing TWO winners on September 1st!
Good luck! πŸ™‚

You can findΒ Whole Foods on Facebook here and on twitter here. My local store is in Roseville on Facebook here.

You can find the Run Nike Women’s Series and more information on the race on Facebook here.

16 responses

  1. Tessa Szymkiewicz

    I’m working on myself this year! I’ve gone Paleo & gluten free as much as I can, dropped 40 lbs & have been training for the urban cow. It’s been a long time since I’ve ran, but it feels so good to be getting my fitness on again. Running in the Nike 1/2 would be a lot of fun!

    August 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm

  2. Tara Sterrett

    I would love the chance to be a Nike 2014 finisher! I have been fortunate enough to participate in this race through Team in Training as well as getting in through the lottery draw 6 of the last 10 years. I’d love to add another Tiffany charm and smooch from one if those San Francisco firefighters if given the chance! Pick me!!! Pretty please!!!

    August 24, 2014 at 6:38 pm

  3. Melissa Wolney

    I ran the nike half marathon last year. It was the best experience of my life! I struggle with fatigue since I have Hasimoto’s disease (it’s an autoimmune disease that destroys your thyroid) and battle with other symptoms. I’m a runner….not a fast runner….but a runner who feels accomplished when I finish a race. It’s not about my time, it’s about my accomplishment. I was devastated when I wasn’t picked in the lottery. I’m still running as if I’m running the nike half marathon. I don’t have the heart to stop because then I won’t have anything to look forward to (I’m not registered for any other races right now). I went gluten free this year and whole foods has really helped me really enjoy all kinds of foods. I never knew how much there was for gluten free until I shopped at whole foods. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything now! It would be a dream come true to run the nike half again!

    August 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    • I have an auto immune disease as well. Not fun. Thanks for your entry!

      August 25, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      • Melissa Wolney

        Have you picked your winners yet? Anxiously waiting to hear the results!!!! πŸ™‚

        September 3, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      • Melissa, can you email me via the contact form?

        September 4, 2014 at 11:36 am

      • Melissa Wolney

        Hi Cavegrrl,

        I’m not sure if I’m emailing you correctly via the contact form but I was just wanting to know if names have been drawn? Anxiously waiting!!!
        If this isn’t correct, can you point me in the right direction?

        Thank you!

        September 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      • There’s a “contact” link on the top bar of my site.

        September 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm

  4. I would love to win! My son was diagnosed 8-8-14 with ALL leukemia. Hes going to be four years old in September. I would love to run in his honor.

    August 25, 2014 at 6:51 pm

  5. I would love to win! My son was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia on 8-8-14. I would love to run in his honor! Its an amazing race, i wish i could afford to do, but financially with all our medical bills its a far away goal. Please choose me!

    August 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm

  6. Cathy Hong

    I would love to run the Nike Womens Half with my mom this year. She’s been picked, and I’m so excited for her, and continue to train with her. We did our first 1/2 last year, and I would love to keep our tradition alive!

    August 26, 2014 at 1:50 am

  7. I am 52 yrs old and would love the opportunity to run this half marathon with my older sister who was picked!! I have never been lucky enough to have been picked for any race I have attempted to get in to. I live in GA and she lives in Los Angeles and we have been training together!!! We have been diligently training with the SFRUN Nike Training App : )
    I am a US Army Vet; raised 3 daughters on my own and have always enjoyed running. I have 2 grand kids that cheer me on on all my runs!!! It would be wonderful to be able to do this run with my sister!!!!!!

    August 26, 2014 at 8:41 am

  8. Gladys

    I ran the last nike women’s half marathon in 2012. The experience was amazing and I would really love to run the nike 2014 again while I can…I hope to win a race entry and be featured in one of your blogs—πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŒ —that will be a dream come true!!! πŸ‘πŸ†’πŸŽ†

    August 29, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    • Gladys, can you email me via my contact form?

      September 3, 2014 at 9:07 am

  9. Karla Euler

    Have you picked the winners for the SF run yet?

    September 2, 2014 at 4:14 pm

  10. Victoria bianda

    I ran my first full Marathon last year after going thru major life changes the previous 2.5 yrs. I found running to be my outlet. It makes me a better mother, friend, daughter, and it makes me better at my job as a respiratory therapist for children. Running makes my life better. I would love to run Nike Womens SF 2014 1/2 Marathon.

    September 3, 2014 at 11:52 am

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