Run for a cause and a big race giveaway

I’d like to declare today, “Do Good Tuesday.” And part of that good includes a huge giveaway, in which one of you can win a free race registration in an ultra-popular half marathon.

But first, how would you like to make an impact on funding for cancer research and work toward a personal goal?

The pinnacle of your efforts will be running the amazing Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco in October. This race is always sold out, and registration for the lottery is closed. Joining the charitable program I’m about to detail is a great way to guarantee your spot (or winning the giveaway, of course.)

Team in Training for Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco

The folks over at Team in Training reached out to me to promote their training group, which offers workshops, clinics and guided half-marathon training plans to participants who agree to fund raise for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

They make it easy for you. You don’t need any running experience and they’ll support you through your path to the finish line. And you don’t even have to live in San Francisco, because the training groups take place in cities allover, as well as online. So you train anywhere and you get to travel with your group to the Bay Area for the race in the fall.

Here’s what TNT says about the program …

Join Team In Training (TNT) and run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon (NWHM) in San Francisco on October 19. You’ll be helping The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) fund research to advance lifesaving blood cancer treatments. TNT is the flagship fundraising campaign for LLS, and the NWHM in San Francisco is always sold out. Over the last 25 years, TNT has trained more than 600,000 participants and raised more than $1.4 billion.

With TNT, in exchange for raising funds, you’ll train for four months with world-class trainers, have access to clinics on nutrition and injury prevention and race through San Francisco’s iconic landmarks.

Learn More About Team in Training and help TNT harness the power of physical activity to support LLS in finding cures and improving the quality of life for patients with blood cancer.

That’s a pretty compelling case. Can’t you just picture yourself running through San Francisco with thousands of other women (and men too) and your training group, all the while knowing that you’ve trained safely and effectively and raised money for cancer research at the same time?

Nike Women's Half Marathon SF

Photo credit: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

TNT logo

By the way, Team in Training isn’t paying me for this post. They asked if I’d write about it, and I said yes. Not only do I like the fact that this program raises money for a good cause, but I love anything that motivates people to get moving, and I love San Francisco.

Now, here’s what I need from you: Would you consider sharing this great program with your friends and family who may be interested? Remember, you don’t have to be an experienced runner, and you can join a training group from wherever you live.


Although Team in Training didn’t compensate me for this post, they did offer me a free race registration in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco via TNT, and I’m thinking I’d like to give it away to one of you. That’s right, a free and guaranteed entry into a super popular race, no longer open to the public.

For a chance to win the free race registration (worth $180), you must like A Lady Goes West on Facebook and leave a comment on the link to this post. I’ll randomly select the winner on Saturday, June 28 and announce it on Facebook.

Questions of the day

Have you ever run a half marathon or a marathon? If so, which one?

Budding runners out there, would you consider joining this Team in Training?

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  1. I’ve participated with Team in Training for a few different races and always found it to be really rewarding. Not only is it a great program, but on the course there are hundreds of others and you hear a lot of “go team” from random strangers.

    Also, I totally entered the lottery for this event in D.C. this year. While I didn’t make it, I REEEALLLYYY wanted to. Apparently in a previous year there was a Tiffany necklace in the swag bag. Talk about great swag!

    1. Hi Nicole! Yes, I think all the Nike Women’s races have Tiffany necklaces that say RUN on them. What a nice gift! How’s your running these days? Hope all is well. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I lived in SF for a while but never had a chance to race there. I’ll be visiting the City again in October and would love to run it!

  3. TNT is such a great group and the cause is so close to my heart. I loved training with them for my Olympic Distance triathlon. The fundraising was a bit stressful at times, but it’s totally manageable and really worth it.

    I’ve done a few half marathons, but the hills of SF sound too intimidating. Although I’d totally enter if I wasn’t already planning another trip up for AIM in August. I can’t afford two flights so close together. Best of luck to those that enter though – a fantastic opportunity! (And hooray for Tiffany’s and men in tuxes at the finish line! :))

  4. I like your facebook page!! I’d love to run Nike again, I’ve done it the last couple years and it is amazing! Not to mention, it is such a good cause 🙂

  5. San Francisco is one my favorite cities and running this half marathon through the beautiful(tough

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