NPSF: Chinatown Takedown

Hum hum, hm hm… hum hum, hm hm… hum hum, hm hm!!!! First Remember the Titans, then Wolf of Wall Street. What famous movie quote is next on Paddy’s list of chants bastardised to his cultish pre-workout bounce routine? I’m thinking something from Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride. Can’t believe that movie never won an Oscar. Not even a BAFTA.

Well today, we took the Tribe downtown to Chinatown for a small little California Street hill over the Stockton Tunnel. We raced, we sweated, we panted, we tried to struggle off that painful face before Ryan “@doosterfilm” Scura snapped you for our new NPSF video (keep an eye out on our Instagram @novemberprojectsf for that tomorrow). Some of us tapered for this weekend’s races with a deck of burpee cards at the bottom of the hill… doing 105 burpees along with 3 other exercises… that counts for tapering, right? Yeeeahhh sure!


Right now speaking of racing a tapering, we are blessed here in the Bay Area with an array of races… everything from 5k fun races to trail races to Urbanathlons to Ironman Triathlons. And we want to see NPSF take over these races with our colour, infectious enthusiasm and #GrassrootsGear. Anyone who was at the #NPSummit or the recent NFECS in Marin last December will remember the buzz of these events:


We want to start taking over these races here in the Bay and adding our colour (and competition) to these events. Whether you’ve never ran past the end of your street, or you can clock off a Ironman Triathlon barely breaking a sweat, we want to help get you out there. Out there running with your friends. Out there repping your #GrassrootsGear. Out there having the time of your life. Out there cheering your Tribe across the finishing line.

Here’s a list of just a few of the races we want the Tribe to take over:
Pacifica Foothills Trail race, Pacifica – January 17th
Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon, San Francisco – February 1st
Golden Gate Trail Race, Marin – February 8th
Rattlesnake Ramble, Lake Chabot – February 8th  (use the code NOVEMBER to receive $5 off)
Cupid’s Undy Run, San Francisco – February 14th
Oakland Running Festival, Oakland – March 22nd
Bay to Breakers, San Francisco – May 17th

If you’re new to the city or NPSF and you’re looking to find a race, reach out to your coleaders or fellow tribe members and ask us about the races. Perhaps we’ll be able to round up a crew to run the race with or cheergang for you.

See you all on Monday for everyone’s favourite new workout (#stormthefort). FORT MASON… Monday… 6:26AM

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