Well Worth The Splurge!
Hotel Vitale is worth the splurge. Not only will you be adjacent to the start and finish line, but you’ll be within steps of the acclaimed Ferry Building where you’ll be able to enjoy farmers market quality produce, snacks, cuisine, dining and more. You’ll stand in awe in the shadows of the beautiful Bay Bridge when you step out of the hotel. There’s a gym onsite so you can warm up and stretch before the race and a spa for relaxing after.
I ran my first 5k 10 years ago and immediately became hooked on racing. My favorite distance is the half marathon and I run them in Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland. I ran the California International Marathon as my first and only full marathon distance but will undoubtedly run one again. In addition to running, I love road biking and have ridden my bike four times from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of the AIDS Lifecycle. When I’m not running or biking I’m certainly outside in some way, shape or form, most likely hiking wherever I can.