See Jane Run Half Marathon & 5K - San Francisco -
"I run for chocolate & champagne"
June 21, 2015
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Registration now open for 2015
Race: Half Marathon,8:00am Distance: 13.1 miles
Race: 5K Run,8:30am Distance: 3.1 miles
Race: Kid's Race,10:30am Distance: 1 mile
The results are in
Thank you everyone for a very exciting and successful See Jane Run Half Marathon in Alameda. You can find your time
here. If you have any problems with your time, or can't find your time, please don't fret. The amazing team at SVE will get it all worked out for you. You can email them here.
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Best of Competitor 2013
Nominated by a fan for Competitor Magazine’s annual “Best
Of” competition in 2013, See Jane Run has won for the Pacific West Region’s
Best Women’s Race!
The See Jane Run Half Marathon & 5K Race Series began in
the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007. It’s an accredited race and a celebration
for women, focused on having fun, embracing athletes at every level, and with
champagne and chocolate at the finish line.
See Jane Run is a local company since 2000, with stores in
San Francisco, Oakland and Danville. They are proud to put on races for women
that are well-managed, very supportive for first-time racers, and with lots of
fun extras. From the whimsical group warm-up to the inspirational signs on the
course, and from the locally-designed t-shirts and medals to the champagne and
chocolate served up at the end, runners, walkers and racers come away with a
celebration of themselves that’s much bigger than just a race.
Competitor’s printed magazine is distributed nationally via
eight regional editions across the United States.
In store: You can also register at a store near you up through Wednesday June 17th, based on availability. Click here for store locations.
Register with a group of 10 or more and get 10% off!
Click here for a group registration form and more information.
Close of online registration
Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, June 18th or earlier if race fills to capacity.
Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and credits will not be given.
Course information & Maps
This beautiful flat course runs through Alameda, California with
sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay. Just steps from San
Francisco, this run gives you views of the San Francisco Bay Bridge,
downtown San Francisco and the Bay.
We have made some exciting changes to the See Jane Run half marathon course this year. We have taken out much of the zig-zag around the back half and found a beautiful path along the canals of Alameda. We think you will really like the change. This is a flat, fast and USATF certified run. See below for more details.
Half Marathon Course
The race starts at
Washington Park (on Eighth St. between Central Ave.) in Alameda and runs down 8th Street towards Shoreline. You will go all the way down Shoreline drive and wind your way to Towata Park where you will find a water station. This will give you a little pick-me up at mile 2.5. You will then head over the pedestrian bridge onto the other half of Alameda. The run then loops to the east where you run with the inlet water on your left. Once you exit onto Harbor Parkway, you will have a couple of miles of a long stretch which is a great place to have friends meet you and cheer you on. It is easily accessible for cars and where you may want to see a friendly face. You will hit a water stop at mile 4 and 6 and continue on Harbor Bay. Once you hit mile 8 you will be rewarded with some of the most magnificent views of downtown San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay. Around mile 8.5 you will follow the path along a few canals that run through Alameda and loop back around, back onto the pedestrian bridge for a 2.5 mile easy run home to the finish in
Crown Beach Memorial Park. The half marathoners and 5K'rs will be split about 1 mile from the finish, so watch for signs and runners from behind so you don't block the faster racers.
The start and finish are just a 1/4 mile from each other so no shuttle is required. We end with a fun, champagne and chocolate fueled, celebration expo overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The weather is usually mild with a little wind off the bay. Bring an extra shirt if you want to hang out for a while.
The 5K course shares the same course as the half. We turn around 1.3 miles down Shoreline, and hop up onto the path for the run back towards the finish. We will approach the park at around the 3 miles mark and hop on the path which takes you through Crown Memorial Park.
At the end of the 5K and Half Marathon course, both races share the same path. This path is the last 200 ft of the race and the most critical for anyone who is trying to finish strong, break a PR or win. If you are a 5K runner/walker (who takes over 50 minutes to finish), please make sure you follow the signs and stay to the right of the course so faster half marathon runners can pass unobstructed. We have changed the course by putting cones down the center of this path to ensure all half marathoners will be able to finish strong. Please respect other runners and share the path.
The kids race is for fun and will not be timed. Kids as young as 1 and as old as 12 have run this race. It is approximately 1 mile long (give or take). It starts at Washington Park and runs through the Crown Memorial Park and ends at the finish with other runners. We will have course marshals on the course to make sure kids stay on track. Adults are welcome to run with their kids, and we encourage it with the very young. All kids will get a race bib, T-shirt, Jelly Belly Sport Beans at the finish and a Medal.
There are 7 water stops on the half marathon course at miles 1.2, 2.75,4, 6, 8, 10.25 and 12 and one on the 5K course at mile 1.2. We will serve water and an electrolyte hydration at all 7 stops. You will also find basic medical supplies and staff to help if you need it. We are no longer providing GU gel on the course. Please bring your own.
You will find bathrooms at the start line, the finish line and roughly every 2 miles on the course. You will also find public rest rooms along the course. Notably there are a few public port-o-potties down Shoreline drive and one right as you approach Broadway around mile 2.5. You will find a real bathroom where North Loop hits Harbor Parkway around mile 7 or 8 and another one a bit further down near the Alameda Ferry Terminal.
Bike & Bag Check
There will be a bike and bag check for you at the Alameda race. The bike check will be at Crown Memorial Park (the finish line) and open from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. You can leave your bike at a secured bike area where it will be guarded. You race number will serve as your claim check. The bag check will be at the start. Look for signs. We will take your bags to the finish where you will pick them up. The finish line is just 50 yards from the start.
We have some new award partners this year including Bia-Sport GPS, Run Molly Run jewelry and Altra Running shoes.
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age category. There are no prizes for the kids race. We will hold a closing ceremony at 11:00 am. All age category winners (or a representative) must be present to claim your prize voucher. We will mail vouchers/prizes for overall winners 1,2 and 3 only, if necessary. Your voucher can be redeemed at the race store or at one of our retail stores. We will not ship prizes to age category winners. Vouchers expire 1 month after the race date. No exceptions.
Age Categories include under 19, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Our race start is self seeded. We ask that any runner in the Half who will finish faster than 1:35 or and 5K runners finishing faster than 00:25 min faster go straight to the front of the line. If you are walking, please go to the very back of the group for 5K and Half races. The stroller / walk group is for anyone who has a stroller or who signed up for the fun run/walk. We do not allow strollers in the timed 5K race. Please start with the Stroller group at 8:45 if you want to run with a stroller. If you paid for the timed 5K and want to run with a stroller, you must start with the stroller group and you will still get a time.
Chip & Timing
For anyone in the 5K race and Half Marathon, you will be wearing a chip which will not start timing until you walk or run across the start line. Stroller / Walk registrants will not be timed. Chips are attached to your bib. Please make sure your bib is attached to the front of your shirt to properly be picked up by the timing company. Anyone without a bib will be removed from the course by our course marshals.
We are excited to have the Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders back to pace our Half Marathon. We will introduce the pacers before the race so you can find your time. The pacers will have shirts with PACER on the back and will carry their pacing sign. This will help you stay on pace and achieve your race goals. Thank you LMJS for your support.
Photos & Video
Expo & Packet Pickup
Participants can pickup up their packets by visiting one of our stores or by coming to the race expo at Crown Memorial Park on Saturday. We WILL be offering limited bib and packet pickup on race day from 6:00 a.m - 7:30 a.m. Please pick up at the stores or the expo if possible. The following is a list of places to get your packet.
We do allow friends to pickup up ONE race packet for a friend as a courtesy, however we limit it to only one additional packet and you must follow these requirements. No exceptions will be given. Alameda rules require that all participants fill out
this waiver for the city. To pick up for a friend you must bring their signed waiver. No one will get a bib without a signed waiver. This must be a "wet" signature. No copies or electronic copies will be allowed.
Get outfitted. Enjoy discounts and deals at the stores during these days as well. We sell shoes, apparel, bras and accessories for the female runner.
Join us Saturday, the day before the race, for a special one day expo that includes packet pickup, sampling, yoga classes for runners, run clinics on improving your running form and many others. We will have a Jane University round table of 20 minute clinics covering all types of topics ranging from stretching, to run form to nutrition. Bring your friends for a day of shopping and immerse yourself in all things Jane. We will post a detailed list of clinics here as we get closer to race day.
Expo Clinics Last year we had clinics on everything from Heart Rate Training, Hydration, Race Course Ethics, Yoga, to Pacing. 2015 will be even better! As the clinics firm up we will list them here.
Race Day Calendar
Date: Sunday June 21, 2015
Location: Crown Beach Memorial Park, Alameda CA Expo hours: 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Located in the beautiful Crown Memorial Park, the See Jane Run Women's
Half Marathon & 5K Celebration Expo includes champagne, chocolate,
massages, sampling, shopping and more. Bring some warm clothes as it can
be chilly in the morning. Not only will you get food and fun at the post race event, there is also great music thanks to the DJs from Sound Productions.
Packet pickup opens
80's aerobic warmup
Line up for the start
Half Marathon start
5K course overview
80's aerobic warmup
Line up for the start
5K Stroller start
Get a fun post race photo at the official photo booth or with the finisher banners. You have bragging rights. Make the most of it. You will find all this at the race day celebration expo.
Enjoy all the fun of San Francisco Bay, Oakland and Alameda while you are here.
Parking and Carpool
The Crown Beach Parking lot @8th & Otis is the main parking area closest to the start area. Due to the size of the event, the spaces will fill up quickly. This lot has approximately 300 spots and is ½ mile from the start line.
There is a $5 parking fee to park here. The lot will be closed from 7:30 am to 9:00 am for the start of all the races. You will not be able to park in this lot after 7:30 a.m. There is also lots of street parking available nearby. Please leave ample time to park.
Find a training program offered by our training partners that fits your needs. All these programs are beginner
friendly. Please contact them directly for more details.
Train with Go WOW Team
With fitness, friendship, and fun as our goal, the WOW Team comprises some awesome women. Currently ranging in age from 25 - 70 we are many sizes, many shapes, and many abilities. What do we have in common? We are all women and we all strive to be our best.
Pre-Training Meetings for
Saturday and Sunday Training Groups:
Mar 29, 2014 -
9AM New Member Orientation Day and sign-up
at See Jane Run in Oakland. 4 hour orientation, clinic and
discount shopping for new WOW Members
Mar 30, Sunday– First day of training for all WOW Team Members
12 Week See Jane Run Half Marathon and 5K.
The WOW Team and See Jane Run are collaborating to make fitness a regular part of the lives of all
women. If you believe in this goal for yourself, try us out. We have workouts scheduled throughout the Bay Area.
Our East Bay, Sunday training group supports all female athletes, at all levels of ability.
WOW’s Sunday Team offers training for novices through intermediate level – focusing on run/walk, though our more experienced athletes run most of the time. If you
are totally new to
but can move steadily for 60 minutes (at any pace, including walking) you will find companionship and
similar paces in our Sunday workouts. If you are trying to improve a previous race time or move up to a new
distance, you will also find women who want to run farther and faster in this group.
Go WOW Team
– Fit Women of the World
offers optional Saturday runs, a race team, and Friday track to get you faster
and stronger! If you can already run 3 miles in less than 32 minutes and are motivated to improve, join us! The WOW
Team trains with specific goals for each woman, based on realistic race improvement. Coached by certified long
distance running Coach Stephanie Atwood, you will be directed with current research and science and pushed by your
running buddies. Join now, stay forever.
We start training in January for the Oakland 5K and Half Marathon and complete the training cycle with a
faster 5K or half marathon at See Jane Run in June. Join now or later!
The details are listed online
on Meetup at
our website at
http://gowowteam.com and at SeeJaneRun.com We’re also on
facebook and twitter. Look for Go WOW Team. We
hope to see you soon. Today is a great day to start training!
Train with Flower Power Sports
What better way to train for the See Jane Run Half Marathon or 5K than with
an established and supportive all women training group? Whether your goal is to complete your first half marathon,
or get faster in a 5K, this program will get you there. Our primary goal is to get you to the start line healthy
and prepared to do the distance. If you're currently a walker, we'll start there. If you're already a runner and
your goal is to get faster, we've got that covered too. Let's get ready for the See Jane Run Half Marathon
together! For more information about this and our other 2013 training programs, visit our website
Flower Power Sports.
Training Program Name: Flower Power Sports Half Marathon Training
Power Sports provides training programs to promote fitness and empowerment to women of all ages and levels of
athletic ability. We provide goal oriented group training in a non-intimidating and supportive environment.
Why train for the See Jane Run Half Marathon with Flower Power Sports? It's simple: Training with
an all women's group can't be beat in terms of support, camaraderie, and having fun while you train. No matter
what level you're starting at, our coaches and your teammates will be there to support and encourage you. Walkers
and run/walkers are welcome."
Price: Flower Power Sports Annual
Members - $130, Non-Members - $175 (prices increase 3/1/2014)
Dates: March 30th thru June 22nd (race day).
Schedule: We'lll meet as a group every Sunday at 8:30am. Participants will receive a
detailed training plan to follow on days we don't run together.
Various outdoor locations in San Francisco, Souther Marin, and on the race course.
Earn money with those old shoes. Please bring your used – but not abused – running shoes to the expo/registration for repurposing with the More Foundation Group. MORE (a 501c3 non-profit) works to eradicate poverty in Africa and offset carbon with regenerative forest-farming in the Runners Village Ghana, West Africa. Your running shoe donation makes history with perpetual harvesting.
Never before has so much been accomplished with so little!
How it Works: MORE is 100% funded with used athletic shoes recycled and sold to street vendors in developing countries. Proceeds are used to provide seeds, tools, and training for Africa's poorest farmers. Empower hundreds of poor farmers in The Runners Village to create a perpetual harvest while healing the earth.
Lift a poor farm family out of poverty. The Benefits to Farmers and the World: Year-round sustained harvests; better nutrition; income generation, reforestation, soil building, environmental healing, and so much MORE. Each family plants thousands of trees each year.
GO MORE GREEN - One Pair of your used running shoes will offset 1 ton of CO2 from the atmosphere. Please recycle and re-purpose your running shoes.
Shoe Drop Point: Any See Jane Run store or the See Jane Run half marathon & expo.
Participants & Results
If you need to verify whether you have been registered, or would like your confirmation email resent for the Half Marathon or 5K, please email
A. Men are more than welcome to participate in the event. It is a woman focused event and expo, so the finisher prizes will be for women only.
Q. Are strollers allowed?
A. Yes. We welcome strollers for the 5K race only. We will have a 15 minute delayed start for participants with strollers.
Q. Are group discounts available?
A. We offer a 10% discount for people signing up in a group of 10 or more. Please complete the
group discount form.
Q. Can I get a refund?
A. Entry fees are non-refundable and entries are non-transferable. This means once you have registered, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not defer your entry to the next year.
Q. Will there be food at the event?
A. There will be finishers food at the celebration expo.
Q. Is there a time you have to complete the half marathon?
A. The course will stay open for 4 hours to accommodate walkers.
Q. Will there be safety pins available for the race bibs?
A. Yes. They will be included in the race packet and there will be more at the start of the event.
Q. Where is the start line?
A. The start area is on Eighth St. between Central Ave in Alameda CA. Click
here for a map to the start line.
The finish is in the Crab Cove area of Crown Memorial Park just a couple of hundred yards away.
Q. Is there public transportation to the start line?
A. Their is a parking lot at Crown Beach Parking lot @ Shoreline & Otis. It has approximately 300 spots and is ½ mile from the start line. THERE IS A $5 PARKING FEE. The lot will be closed from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. for the start of the races. There is also a small amount of parking at Washington Park. Due to the size of the event, the spaces will fill up quickly. There is street parking available nearby. Please leave AMPLE time to park and we encourage you to carpool with other participants.
Q. How far in advance should I show up to the race?
A. You should arrive to the race no later than 6:30am. Please leave ample time for parking due the size of the event.
Q. Will there be a place to secure my belongings?
A. Yes. There will be a truck located near the start line where you will be able to securely place your belongings. This will be driven to the finish line where you can collect your bag. Be sure to pack warm clothes as there is a breeze off the water. We also encourage you to bring money as there will be lots of See Jane Run race gear and shopping at the Expo.
Q. Where should I place the race bib?
A. The race bib should be placed on the front of your shirt. New this year, your race bib contains your timing chip so it very important that you wear your bib on our body, in the front and not have it covered by other clothes to ensure you are timed correctly.
Q. Will there be water and Gu on the course?
A.No, we will not be providing GU at the water stops this year.
Q. Are there restrooms along the course?
A. There will be bathrooms at the start line and finish line and at all water stops.
Q. What time is the Kids race?
A. The kids race starts at 10:30 am.
Q. What are the post race activities?
A. After the race, participants will celebrate with champagne and chocolate. There will be an award ceremony at 11:00 am and a Women’s focused Expo with food, apparel, one massages and more. Be sure to bring your money! You don’t want to miss out.
Q. Where will the results be posted?
A. The results will be posted on-site as well as on the See Jane Run website by end of day on the Monday following the race.
Want to become a sponsor or exhibit? Learn more here.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Our Key Priorities will ensure that: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma in 2013.
See Jane Win Challenge
Winning isn't only about crossing that finish line first. Sometimes it's about finding sanity, sharing time with friends, conquering self doubt, accomplishing a PR or just enjoying some good chocolate. Whatever it is for you, we know that when you step up to the start line, you have already won. We hope you are all joining us for the See Jane Run Half Marathon and 5K in 2014.
There's another way to win as well: When you know that every ounce of effort you put in is also supporting a great cause. I'm writing with the hope you'll join me in the See Jane Win Challenge, a fun opportunity to make your race count for something bigger than you, and all I ask is that you bring a dollar to the race. That's right, one dollar. Then I want you to run faster than me.
Every time I bend over to lace up my shoes, or pay for a race, I feel immense gratitude that I am able to do these things. I’ve watched family and friends suffer from physical disabilities, so I will never take for granted the ability to stand upright, to walk or to run. Running is a blessed gift. It isn’t always easy, it isn’t always fun, but it is always rewarding.
To that end, I want to use my running to give back to the charities supported by See Jane Run in 2014. At each of the four See Jane Run races, I will compete to “win” the 5K. For those who know me, you know I have never won a race. Not even close! This year I will donate one dollar for every person who beats me in the See Jane Run 5K races. And I challenge you to donate one dollar if I beat you. Please bring your one dollar bill to the race. I am going to run my heart out, for me, for you and for the charities we support. I hope you can take a few minutes to check out our charities that need our help in 2014 and do what you can. Things are tough for everyone right now. The economy has taken its toll on our friends, our family and on the causes we hold dear. One dollar from each of us will go a long way.
This event can't happen without the generosity of volunteers like you! Please help us support this amazing and inspirational event. If you know anyone else who wants to help, be sure to have them sign up, or if you have a group who wants to make some money for their organization,
contact us. Or sign up to volunteer here.
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