Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon – Sunday April 8, 2018

The United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco has been going on for over 20 years. AND, it is the only half-marathon to cross the Golden Gate Bridge!

The course starts at Pier 39, goes across the Golden Gate bridge, turns around in Sausalito, back across the Golden Gate and ends up at Ghirardelli Square. See the map here.

The race starts at 6:15 am and ends at 11 am on Sunday, April 8th.

Register here! Online registration will close on Sunday, April 1st (no joke!) at 11:59 pm. Last year’s half-marathon had over 9000 people, so register early. It can sell out.

Click here for more information.

You will be able to get the results here after the race.

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Sierra Azul Trail Challenge: 50K, Marathon and More – April 28, 2018

This race offers a bounty of distances for a wide range of runner abilities: 50K, Marathon, 18.8 Miler, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. You will be running through the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. You can run with the wildlife. Deer and other critters may but no bulls or buffalos will be found on the course.

The 50K is not for the weak of heart with two steep climbs. Luckily there are generous downhill portions before both of the climbs. All races start at 6 am at the Start/Finish line at the Hicks Road intersection. Continue reading

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All Entertainers Should Follow Dolly Parton – Shut Up and Entertain!

I have always admired Dolly Parton. Aside from her beauty, marvelous voice, fabulous concerts and great acting, her mind is also beautiful, and sharp as a tack too! David Wright of ABC’s Nightline tried to get Dolly to diss President Trump.

David shouldn’t have tried to bring politics up with her. I bet he was sorry (or maybe not as his question was extremely biased toward the left-wing, liberal agenda. David said ”We have a president of the United States who said the things on that bus.” Continue reading

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Duke Williams and the Extremes – Great Listening

I have known about Duke Williams and the Extremes for quite a while. I love his creativity. His lyrics are a fresh relief from a lot of the songs today. And his arrangements are tight and well balanced.

This Duke is not the Duke Williams of football fame, so don’t expect to get game tickets from him. He has played with many other musicians over his career one of which in the long list is Richie Sambora (of Bon Jovi). Continue reading

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Sutter Health Modesto Marathon Half-Marathon and More Sunday, March 11

The Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center is sponsoring the Modesto Marathon which is being held this year on Sunday, March 11. This marathon is on a flat course, so you needn’t worry about a Heartbreak Hill intruding on your race experience.

The marathon, half-marathon and the relay marathon (for two people) start at the Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St., Modesto at 7 am. The 5K race starts at 7:25 am. Your race packets will be available starting at 6 am. Online registration closes the day of the race, but you are urged to register as soon as possible. You can register here which includes the various race entry fees. Continue reading

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