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February 22, 2011

Group Training Run Honoring the 100th Running of Bay to Breakers

Written by Kate Tenforde

Calling all Bay to Breakers trainees and local FNF athletes!

Please join us this Saturday (February 26th) at 9AM for a group training run starting at the Justin Herman Plaza.

In honor of the 100th running of the race, the grandson of Robert Jackson "Bobby" Vlught, the first Bay to Breakers champion, will present the 1912 trophy to the Bay to Breakers committee. 

Justin Herman Plaza is located at the foot of Market Street at the Embarcadero, just behind the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It is just across the street from the Ferry Building.

You can find driving directions here, but we recommend taking BART or Muni to the Embarcadero Station.  If you drive, there are parking garages at Embarcadero Center, and at various locations South of Market.

We hope many of you can enjoy us for this special event honoring the great legacy of the Bay to Breakers!

Last modified on February 28, 2011
Kate Tenforde

Kate Tenforde

2004 Olympian Kate O’Neill Tenforde joined the runcoach staff in April, 2010. Having grown up outside of Boston, her earliest running memory is traveling downtown every spring to watch the end of the Boston Marathon.

Kate competed for Yale University, where she was a seven-time All-American, ten-time Ivy League Champion, and was named NCAA Woman of the Year for Connecticut in 2003. During Kate’s senior year she was a three-time runner-up at the NCAA championships. She was also awarded Academic All-American honors three times and was a two-time Academic All-Ivy.

In the lead up to the 2004 Olympics, she dropped over a minute from her previous best in the 10,000 meters, with a time of 31:34 which eclipsed the Olympic A qualifying standard. She later cinched her spot on the Olympic roster by finishing third at the 2004 Olympic Trials and finished the year ranked third for American women at the distance.

In 2007, Kate made her marathon debut at the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon and finished 3rd. In 2010 she returned to competition after a long layoff due to injury and finished 7th at the Bay to Breakers and 14th at the Peachtree Road Race.

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