Spectator Report: 2012 Oakland Running Festival

The bay area bloggers took over the Oakland Running Festival today!

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I was so excited to go be a spectator at this race.  I was even more excited when I woke up this morning and saw that the rain they had been predicting to pour all over Oakland had passed by in the night.  It turned out to be a perfect morning for a run. 

Chris and I both had a ton of friends running, so we got up and made our way to Oakland with just a minor snafu.  Yes I have driven to the Rockridge Bart station a million times, but for some reason I decided to take the wrong exit that put us right in the middle of the marathon routeā€¦ details details.  We still made it which was the important part. 

The course was really easy to navigate.  We took Bart a couple stops to downtown Oakland and we were able to see most of our friends at Mile 1, Mile 5 and Mile 13 just by walking a few blocks. 

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Caitlin, Page, Alyssa, Angela, Cate, Kristin, Jessica, Sesa, Layla, Karin, Jana, Dennis, Naomi, Kerry and Jojo, just to name a few, were all out running today!  They all rocked their purple socks (which made it super easy for me to spot them!) and rocked their races as well.  I am so proud of all my friends! 

I love getting to be on the sidelines cheering and today was a great day to be out there.  I am constantly reminded at how great all these girls are.  Not only are they amazing runners, but also people that I am luck to call my friends.

Congrats to ALL the Oakland Runners!  I know there were a ton more out there that I missed.  Hope you all had fantastic races.

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8 Responses to Spectator Report: 2012 Oakland Running Festival

  1. Megan (Running Foodie) March 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    I love seeing pictures of Page running – she looks like a gazelle! :)

    • Aron March 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      I know!! I was thinking that looking thru these – she has great running form and makes it look so easy ;)

  2. Alyssa March 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    It’s always so nice to see familiar faces cheering — especially when it’s yours! And thanks for all the photos (I can’t believe I only saw you twice with all the pics you snapped of me!)

  3. RoseRunner March 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Hmmm, I wonder if anything helped you spot us….GO TEAM PURPLE HEART SOCKS!! Thanks 3000000000 for being such good support to your friends. Fantastic.

  4. XLMIC March 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Great pictures!

  5. Carrie March 26, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    I’m down in South Bay and wasn’t running yesterday, but I was so happy for all of the runners when I woke up and it wasn’t raining like they said they would – yay!

  6. Cate March 26, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    It was so great to see you cheering, and thanks SO MUCH for all the great pictures! Who needs brightroom now?!

  7. marlene March 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    I love a great morning spectating! I’m sure they were all thrilled to see you!

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