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.

Distance Terrain Area Map Comments Title Elevation
10 miles Trail/Road Presidio Strava Loop - start from 3 miles out for a great half 1468
10 miles Trail Mt San Bruno Strava Add 3 wherever you'd like to make it a half marathon Mt San Bruno 10 miles 1534
10k Marina Strava Bathrooms at the bridge (and warming hut but currently closed due to Covid). Presidio + Crissy Field 10k 250
10k Mostly trail Presidio/Crissy Field Strava Includes sand ladder :) DSE 10k 550
10k Trail Presidio Strava Presidio 6 miles 877
10k Trail Muir Woods Strava Loop Muir Woods 6 miles 1736
10k Trail East Bay Strava Loop Tilden 10k 1261
13 miles Road/Trail AP-Crissy Field-Presidio Strava Measure distance carefully! May hit 13 before the starting point AP Sting Ray 1405
13 miles Trail Mt San Bruno Strava Loop with an out and back section Mt San Bruno 13 miles 2589
13 miles Trail Muir Woods Strava Loop Muir Woods 13 Mile Loop 2785
13 miles Trail East Bay Strava Loop Tilden Half Marathon 1523
13 miles Trail Pacifica Strava Hilly! 12.9 Mile Route 1944
13 miles Trail Pacifica Strava Hillier! Montara Half Marathon 3093
5k Crissy Field Strava Flat and fast! Watch out for the wind, though! Crissy Field Parkrun
5k Road/Trail Lands End Strava 300
5k Mostly trail Glen Park Strava Do twice for 5k 200
5k Mix Bernal Heights Strava 484
5k Road Mission Bay Strava 0
5k Road China Basin Strava 4 miles - stop early to get 5k 33
5k Road Embarcadero Strava 15
5k Hard pack trail Stow lake (GGP) Strava 105
5k Road/Trail Crissy Field Strava AP, over the hill, and back Across the Bay 415K 136
5k Road/Trail Golden Gate Park Strava Kaiser 5k 58
5k Road/Trail Golden Gate Park Strava SF Marathon 5k 24
5k Road Excelsior Strava Excelsior Reach for a Star 5K 21
5k Road Ocean Beach Strava Flat out and back DSE Great Highway 5k 7
5k Road/Trail/Track GGP/Kezar Strava Loop 77
5k Trail Presidio Strava Loop Lincoln -Park Trail-Bay Area Ridge Trail 576
5k Trail Presidio Strava Loop Park Trail-Bay Area Ridge Trail-Central Magazine 370
5k Trail Mt San Bruno Strava Loop Mt San Bruno 3 miles 267
5k Trail East Bay Strava Loop Tilden 5k 523
5k Mix hard packed and trail Pacifica Strava Sting ray Pacifica 5k 312
7.5 miles Trail Pacifica Strava Shorten for a sweet 10k! 7.4 Mile Route 1110

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 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:

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



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