I registered. I'm hoping I can round up some people to go with me. There is a half marathon as well for those who don't want to go the full distance but still want a good challenge. I know it's on the road, but I want to run it for a few reasons:
The Energy - running a marathon with that many other people!
Mostly women - I know men run this as well, but the majority are women and to see that many women running a marathon will be wonderful!
Never been to San Fransisco - This should be a good way to visit! I'm doing the Angel Island trail run up there in July so I guess the marathon won't be my first time, but in July I'll see the city from the bay and in August I'll see the city from the streets :)
The finisher necklace - designed by Tiffany & Co? Enough said!
Notes from the marathon website: From the pre-race Nike Expotique, to the on-course chocolate mile and pedi-care station, to the elegant Finisher Necklace designed by Tiffany & Co. Nike Women's Marathon is a special event. Every last detail has been planned with women in mind. Extraordinary Views It's time to lace up for the race. A flatter course starting in San Francisco's Union Square delivers incredible scenic views of the city and the bay. Treats Along the Trail This is Nike Women's Marathon after all. So whether you're walking with friends or running to beat a personal best, perks await you. There is the delicious chocolate mile, and for those tired feet, a pedi-care station to pamper yourself mid-race. Finish on a High Note We salute you at the finish line. Each participant to cross the finish line will receive a Nike Dri-FIT Finisher T-shirt and a 2006 Finisher Necklace designed by Tiffany & Co.