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On Sunday 25,000 women, as well as a few good men, ran in the 11th annual Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The mission of LLS is to find cures for blood cancers and ensure access to treatment. Since its inception in 2004, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon Series has helped raise more than $152 million for LLS. It’s also considered the largest women’s race in the world, with a total of 245,000 female race participants representing 54 countries and all 50 U.S. states in the ten years it has been held.
Extra hype surrounded the race this year due to the brand new course. Runners began at the heart of the city in Union Square, making their way through the hilly terrain of Golden Gate Park, and coasting downhill through the Presidio, where they hit the last mile and a half on a fast straight away along the Marina. Check out these photos from race day to experience the women inspiring event. #WeRunSF
Photos courtesy of Nike.