I doubt I could even run more than 7 or 8 miles, so an actual marathon would be stretching it big time, but I would love to try the marathon thing out; anyone aware of some marathons/races/runs in the Bay Area in the next few months?
Answer by Sam
The San Francisco Marathon on July 29th has a half marathon section (see link #1). I remember hearing that they were near capacity so you may wish to register soon for that one.
There’s also the Quicksilver Half Marathon in San Jose, but it’s on September 30 (see link #2).
Finally, there’s the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon, but it’s on October 14th (see link #3). This one might be worth waiting for though. The Rock ‘n’ Roll marathons are extremely popular. There are local bands throughout the course and a headliner concert in the evening. The headliner is usually a relatively famous act (i.e., you’ve probably heard of them).
Regardless of which half marathon you choose to run, be sure to be well prepared for the run. Without adequate training, you will likely end up with an injury. Good luck~!
Answer by fugazi48
closest and best choice:
Almaden Times Classic
Location: San Jose,California, United States
Distances: 3.22 K / 2 M , 10 K / 6.2 M
Sponsored by Runner’s World:
Estimated Event Size: 600
Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon San Jose
United States San Jose CA Half Marathon 21 K / 13.1 M
10/28/2007 Metro Silicon Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
United States San Jose CA Marathon 42.1 K / 26.2 M,Half Marathon 21 K / 13.1 M,5.00 K / 3.10 M ,0.8 K / 0.5 M