It was a very exciting weekend for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) Northern California Chapter! Sunday was the 11th annual Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco, a race to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and one of the biggest endurance events in the country that takes place in our very own hometown.
This year, the Northern California Chapter had over 620 participants who completed the half marathon and raised over $1.8 million! Overall, TNT had over 1,500 participants who raised more than $5 million to benefit LLS and over the past 11 years, the Nike Women’s Run Series has raised over $153 million for LLS.
It was an unforgettable weekend, starting last week with the Nike Expo, featuring a Someday Is Today photo booth and a TNT Lounge in Macy’s Union Square. Saturday’s Inspiration Dinner was particularly exciting for our chapter since two incredible participants from Bay Area teams were given top fundraising awards, Ben Wang of Team Kim and Christine Attia of Team On Fire, whose teams both individually raised over $250,000.
Sunday’s event debuted a new course to the over 45,000 participants who ran or walked 13.1 miles through the streets of San Francisco. The purple energy through the city was electric, especially for all of the participants who call Northern California home. The TNT Tunnel of Love, where all the TNT coaches and staff line the finish line to cheer on the last TNT participant to cross, celebrated one of our very own honorees, Jim of the SF/Marin Walk Team! Team In Training pictures from the weekend are now available here.
Congratulations to all of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco finishers and a special GO TEAM to all of our participants from Team In Training’s Northern California Chapter! Thank you to everyone for supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and helping us find a cure for blood cancers.