Flurry of quick writing this morning, but another race in 2015 that I’m already looking forward to is the ZOOMA Napa Valley half up in, yup, Napa, on Saturday, June 20, 2015. I had the lovely opportunity to be a race ambassador for the inaugural event earlier this year, so I’m really excited to be back for the event’s second year.
When I was a race ambassador for ZNV earlier this year, I really enjoyed meeting many amazing women and runners, and it’s what I’m most looking forward to about this year’s iteration. That and the small detail that I want to race 100% better (read: more strongly) in 2015 than I did in 2014.
You might notice that the 2015 race date is a week earlier than it was in 2014, so hopefully, your penultimate Saturday in June is still available for a lovely 13.1 or 6.2 mile jaunt through beautiful Napa. The race premiums and amenities for this race are quite huge, as they are wont to be with most women’s-focused races that I’ve done (a tech shirt, nice running socks, lots of post-race stuff, see the whole list here) so again… as if you ever need a reason to come to the northern part of this fine state, there you have it.
The races will likely sell out again for the 2015 series, so commit now! And my code, ERIN15, will net you a 10% savings for either the 10k or 13.1.
Super stoked to post that I’ve got a marathon on my calendar in 2015, and one that I’ll be ambassador-ing for: the San Luis Obispo Marathon in, appropriately, San Luis Obispo, CA, on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
It will be a fantastic opportunity to run in another part of CA that I haven’t really explored yet and, along the way, a good opportunity to connect with other runners who are training for the race (ambassadors and otherwise). If you’re eyeing a springtime marathon, half, or 5k, come on out… it’ll be fun.
Here’s a description of the marathon course from the event website:
And, in case you need a few other good reasons to come to California in late April, SLO is about a three hour drive (ish) from us in SJ (yay come visit!) and the town of SLO sounds like a wonderful place for a little runcation… again, from the website: