Run Local News & Stories

Welcome Salomon Running + California Challenge Launch

Today on Run Local Wednesday we’re thrilled to welcome Salomon to the Run Local Bay Area family. Together the partnership will deliver unique pop-up runner experiences to showcase the Salomon brand’s road and trail products to runners in the Bay Area who are increasingly itching to get outside together as it becomes safer to do so.

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Run Local® Bay Area Welcomes Salomon as Official Shoe & Apparel Partner

San Francisco, CA (March 3, 2021) – Run Local® is pleased to announce a new partnership with Salomon Group, where the industry leading trail footwear and running brand will support Run Local ® Bay Area’s 2021 year-long collection of locally-themed events known as the Run the Bay Series – the San Jose 408k, Across the Bay 12k & 415k, and the newly re-branded Salomon East Bay 5k/10k. Additionally, the brands will jointly create unique pop-up runner experiences to showcase the Salomon brand’s road and trail products to runners in the Bay Area who are increasingly itching to get outside together as it becomes safer to do so.

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Intersection of Physical and Financial Health

You decide to lace up your shoes and take your first couple of steps out the door. It could be your first run as part of a long-term goal to lead a healthier life or just a new athletic pursuit. Maybe this is your 5,432nd run, but it feels just as exhilarating as your first. 

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Going to New Heights with Andrew King

Andrew discusses helping individuals wherever he travels to break through their personal glass ceilings regardless of race, gender, or religion, the power of running in his life as well as the discipline it provides him, and celebrating black excellence every day.

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Fastest Female in the Bay & Our Favorite Running Books

It’s Run Local Wednesday #6 of 2021 and it’s around this time that most people have let go of their New Year’s resolutions. We get inspired with one of the fastest females in the Bay and share with you some of our favorite books to get you through the dog days of winter.

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9.5 Years of 408k Dreaming & Scheming

I CANNOT BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 10 9.5* YEARS SINCE THE INAUGURAL San Jose 408k “Race to the Row” in 2012. 

At the start of 2012 I was leading a skeleton -yet spirited- crew into the first production of our first owned running event. Soul Focus Sports was a relatively new venture, but we had already been hired to produce a couple of races including the San Francisco Giant Race and the Summer Scamper for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. We had never started an event of our own. The pressure is on when it’s your name on all the permits, all the marketing, all the sponsorship, and you’re promising the world to numerous stakeholders. It’s a game changer. The buck stops with you.

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Run Local Pod Episode 23: Bart Yasso – Mayor of Running

If you don’t know Yasso, he served as the Chief Running Officer for Runner’s World before retiring in 2017, has run on all seven continents, is the namesake of marathon fitness indicator, “the Yasso 800s”, and is a passionate believer in the power of running to bring people together, to name just a few things.

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