Great Western Power Company is starting off the New Year right by forming a team to run in the 2014 Oakland Half Marathon on March 23rd, 2014. “We’re so psyched to be able to support our members and have some fun at the same time!” said GWPC manager Jeremy Yee. We’re more than just the best climbing gym in Oakland, we’re a community of healthy and motivated people!
The Oakland Half Marathon will take runners around the heart of the city, and will start just blocks from the gym! Ari, a GWPC staff member, noted that even though he grew up in Oakland, he’s still constantly shocked at how ‘friggin’ big of a city it is. “I’m psyched to see a lot of it on foot!”
The Half Marathon isn’t the only options for runners who want to strut their stuff around town this March. The event also includes a marathon, a 5k, a 4-person relay, and a kids run. The Oakland Running Festival was voted “best marathon” in the Pacific West Region by Competitor Magazine’s online readers and social media followers from around the country!
Ari will be heading up an optional training runs for the 10 lucky runners and anyone else who’d like run as a team. The running group will begin running in late January. “I wanna keep it pretty casual,” said Ari. “We’ll probably alternate between long trail runs during the week and hard track work on the weekends, often followed by [optional] beer.”
When asked why he was started the running team, Ari replied, “I like running and pushing myself, and sharing that experience with others.”