RUN

The GGTC Run Program focuses on both speed and distance workouts: Track, Trail/Urban runs and clinics. All workouts are geared towards beginners and experienced triathletes and welcome runners of any speed. Rain or shine! Non-members are always welcome!


Run Coach: Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a Bay Area-based running coach who has guided athletes to their first finish lines, personal bests, Boston Marathon qualifying times, national championship wins, Olympic Trials appearances, international podiums, world championship teams, national records, and even the Olympic Games. He also publishes the morning shakeout email newsletter and podcast. He was also a senior editor at Competitor magazine from 2010-2016. In 2013, he authored The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training.

As an athlete, Mario was a cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003 and has raced competitively from the mile to ultramarathon distances. He has personal bests ranging from 4:09 for the mile, 2:28 in the marathon, and 7:49 for 50 miles. A native of Massachusetts, Mario spent a few years in San Diego, and currently lives north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife Christine, where he enjoys exploring the trails around Mt. Tamalpais.


New for 2020

  • Trail Maintenance Day in Marin - Join your fellow dirt lovers to help preserve and enhance our awesome trails!
  • Payton Jordan Invitational - Join us for a trip down to Stanford on May 8th to watch Olympians and other elite athletes shoot for PRs at this speedy track meet! See calendar for details.

Run Challenge

From February 12th to June 30th 2020, mix up your running routine and earn prizes! Complete 5 of 6 run challenges to earn a GGTC pint glass and a raffle entry for sponsor gift cards.

To learn more and log your challenges, visit the Google Spreadsheet. All challenge items must be completed and linked by June 30th to be counted.

Weekend Runs

We host monthly Sunday Runs with options for all paces and distances. Please check the calendar for updated events!

Adding your own workouts is encouraged! Email run@ggtc.org to have a member-led workout added to the calendar and meet new training partners.


Organized Runs

We have club and volunteer-led training runs in scenic locations around the Bay Area. The routes incorporate everything from reviews of the courses of local races to challenging and fun trail adventures, with varying distances and levels of difficulty. Be on the look out for:

  • Course Previews
  • Shoe Demos
  • Store supported runs
  • Brick workouts
  • Beer miles
  • Trail runs

GGTC Supported Run Races

  • Kaiser Half & 5K
  • SF Marathon & Half Marathon
  • The North Face Endurance Challenge
  • Lake Merced Christmas Relays
  • Bay to Breakers

Questions? Email Run Director, Emma Whitfield: run@ggtc.org

Track Night

What to get faster? Join us every Wednesday night for some hard work and speed! Track workouts are included as part of your yearly membership dues!  No more paying for passes! All paces, abilities, and experience levels are encouraged to attend.


When: Wednesday Nights 6:45pm

Location: Kezar Stadium

Cost: Included in Membership

Season: Year-Round!

Meet: in the stands on the southeast corner of the track

What to bring:

  • Running shoes
  • Digital watch (anything to keep time)
  • Water bottle & nutrient 
  • Extra clothes for after the workout
  • Head lamp (before Feb & after Nov)
  • Cell phone (in case of emergency) 
  • Medication & first aid
  • Lucky charm & a smiling face

Questions: run@ggtc.org

UPCOMING RUNS

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