Ninja PR

Most weeks at NP Oakland we can let our hair down, cheer our lungs out, and give high fives loud enough that they echo across the lake. But on PR Wednesday, we run stairs. And we run them quietly. SHHHH.

We love our neighbors by Lake Merritt and love sharing the Cleveland Cascade steps with them. So on PR Wednesdays we become happy, courteous ninjas.

It works out great anyway because the tribe pushes so hard for our 30-minute workout that they wouldn’t have much breath to make a lot of noise anyway.



SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON: We’ll be teaming up with NPSF to run a water station slash cheergang at the San Francisco Marathon this Sunday, July 29. Meet at 6am at mile 22.5 (details and sign-up here).

OAKTOWN HALF: The Oaktown Half is coming up! There’s still time to register for the half on Sunday, August 12 or the 5k on Saturday, August 11. NP_OAK will be out near mile 10 cheering (details and Google doc coming soon).

RBO: An amazing local organization, Running for a Better Oakland, is hosting a fun run on August 4, followed by an East Bay Beer Runners after-party. Check out the details on Facebook and register for the run here to support RBO. Spots for the fun run are limited so register soon!

SUMMIT: Register soon for the North Face Endurance Challenge Series at Kettle Moraine State Park in Wisconsin. You can run 50 miles, 50 kilometers, a marathon, or team up with a few other folks to run a marathon relay. Here’s a Google doc to start coordinating relay and race interests, travel, and other stuff.

BONUS: If you read this far in the blog, get with Alex or Rebecca next Wednesday before the workout for a special prize (unless you already got a prize this week). Just tell us “I frickin love hoistees” and we’ll know what’s up.


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