Friday, October 9, 2009

Women's Nike Marathon October 18, 2009


Here is how this years marathon is going to be set up. I have taken out some of the mile markers.... basically there is some sort of singing, cheering, dancing group at every mile marker. They are even giving food to the spectators!

START
The race begins downtown at San Francisco’s iconic Union Square, whose towering monument is topped with a bronze statue of Nike, the goddess of victory.

MILE 1
Oakland Interfaith Choir: A 20-member gospel choir in full robes (with Nike sneakers underneath) is the first act to greet the runners. With a dramatic view of the bay right behind them, this starts the event with a great a Sunday-morning-go-to-meeting feel.

MILE 2
Aid Station One: Safeway Refreshe water
Coat Check and Donation Station: Once you’ve had a chance to warm up, you can check your clothes to pick them up at the finish line, or donate your clothes to benefit the Homeless Prenatal Program.
Stewart Tartan Bagpipe Band: Always a hit, these bagpipers wear Scottish kilts and tartans – with Nikes, of course. The sound of the Scottish heath brought to the middle of San Francisco.

MILE 4
Friends and Family Shuttle: The first stop for friends and family who are using the Spectator Cheer Bus.
Safeway Cheer Station: Cheer on your runner at Safeway’s Cheer Station and enjoy music provided by WiLD 94.9 and steak sandwiches provided by Rancher’s Reserve.
Cheer SF (Marina Green): Cheer SF is a San Francisco institution. They execute extreme stunts and powerful dance routines as a means to entertain, inspire and motivate audiences to strive for personal excellence. High-energy and a great motivator!
TNT Cheer Station: Look for purple from spectators at this official TNT Cheer Station!

MILE 5
Aid Station Three: Safeway Refreshe water and Gatorade
Nike+ PowerSong DJ: Underneath a Nike+ banner, a DJ will be spinning a mix of Nike+ PowerSongs, hand-chosen from over 2,500 songs that runners have picked as their personal favorites.
Rock Force Dance Crew: Break dancers and a live DJ will show the runners some moves as they pass through Crissy Field.

MILE 6
Nike+ PowerSong DJ: Underneath a Nike Plus banner, a DJ will be spinning a mix of Nike+ PowerSongs, hand-chosen from over 2,500 songs that runners have picked as their personal favorites.
Photo Opportunity: Find your friends and put on a smile at the first of two photo opportunities on course!
Run Like a Girl: Don’t miss these inspirational and amusing thoughts that celebrates being a girl!

MILE 7
Aid Station Four: Safeway Refreshe Water and Gatorade
Photo Opportunity: You won’t want to miss this photo opportunity with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
TNT Cheer Signs: Race beneficiary TNT will provide some signs to help you remember why you’re running.
TNT Cheer Station: Look for purple from spectators at this official TNT Cheer Station!

MILE 8
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Mile: In order to help you thrive, Kaiser will be at Mile 8 distributing oranges to keep you going.
Creole Belles: This California based all-women band is well known in the Cajun music scene for bringing the raw, driving authenticity of southwest Louisiana dancehalls to their shows. A Zydeco sound that’ll keep you moving!
Aid Station Five: Safeway Refreshe Water, Gatorade, LUNA Bars and LUNA Moons

MILE 10
Safeway Cheer Station: Don’t miss your second and final opportunity as a spectator to enjoy Safeway’s Rancher’s Reserve steak sandwiches while cheering on your runner!
Aid Station Six: Safeway Refreshe Water, Gatorade, and bananas provided by Safeway
TNT Cheer Station: Look for purple from spectators at this official TNT Cheer Station!
Dolorata: All-woman straight-ahead kick-butt rock’n’roll. This is a local band that’s going places – you’ll be hearing their name a lot in the future, but we’ve got ‘em before they’re rock stars!

MILE 11
Safeway PowerSurge: As you run throughout Safeway’s PowerSurge, we’ll be using the biggest turnout we’ve ever had from SF Cheer! Eighty cheerleaders will be split into twenty different groups of four and spread out through the park. Every few hundred feet runners will pass another pod of cheerleaders urging them on. And don’t forget to look up while you’re running so you can read the inspirational boost you’ll need to keep your pace.
Chocolate Stations for Half Marathon: Volunteers hand out squares of Ghiradelli chocolate to keep that sugar level up!

MILE 16
Nike+ PowerSong DJ: Underneath a Nike+ banner, a DJ will be spinning a mix of Nike+ PowerSongs, hand-chosen from over 2,500 songs that runners have picked as their personal favorites.

MILE 18
TNT Cheer Station: Look for purple from spectators at this official TNT Cheer Station!
Aid Station Ten: Safeway Refreshe water, Gatorade and LUNA Moons
Notorious: San Francisco’s top party/cover band will keep runners going with all their ‘80s, ‘90s, and contemporary favorites. Lots of energy and fun!
TNT Cheer Station: Look for purple from spectators at this official TNT Cheer Station!

MILE 21
Nike+ PowerSong DJ: Underneath a Nike+ banner, a DJ will be spinning a mix of Nike+ PowerSongs, hand-chosen from over 2,500 songs that runners have picked as their personal favorites.
Chocolate Stations for Full Marathon: Volunteers hand out squares of Ghiradelli chocolate to keep that sugar level up!

MILE 23
Run Like a Girl: Don’t miss these inspirational and amusing thoughts that celebrates being a girl!
Aid Station Thirteen: Safeway Refreshe water, Gatorade and LUNA Bars

FULL MARATHON FINISH!
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