Skilled Therapies meets Skilled Sprinting

159203879Every year, the San Francisco Marathon brings people from the Bay Area and all over California together to run the beautiful and scenic city of San Francisco. If you have ever wanted to travel throughout almost the entire city and get to experience all the scenic beauties that San Francisco has to offer (all in one day!) then this is well worth the effort!

Two of our very own Skilled Therapies team members have decided to give San Francisco a run for their money! Marco Canela, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Rehab Director at our Tampico Terrace Walnut Creek location and Brian Rivera the Executive Director of Tampico Terrace will be participating. This will be both of their second times running this marathon. Avid runners and hard workers, these two really make us proud! We are sending them all of our energy and will be sure to post a blog update and photos on their success! We know Tom Herman, DPT and President of Skilled Therapies will be standing with his wife Sherri at the finish line!

Through a loop course, runners travel from the Ferry Building, cruise along the Embarcadero, through Fisherman’s Wharf then on to the Marina. From there, they head across the Golden Gate Bridge, down through the Presidio, alongside the Pacific Ocean. How could it get any better, you ask? Well, from there, foot travelers stroll through the famous Golden Gate Park through the trees, around the lakes, popping out at the vibrant and gorgeous Haight street. Heading back down the Mission and Potrero, runners head upwards to AT&T Park only to end under the Bay Bridge and back to the Ferry Building. Talk about an eventful day of site seeing! Almost as intense as the rolling hills tackled along the way.

The San Francisco Marathon was created by the management team that created Bay to Breakers, the 12K race that began in 1912. Their goal was to create one of the most beautiful and eye pleasing, yet challenging, urban marathons ideal for a typical California summer day. By the sounds of the course, I think we can all agree that they have successfully implemented this! The Marathon takes place this Sunday, July 25th, where over 25,000 people will gather for this event, numbers pinned to their chests, water bottles in hand. Runners have the choice of running the full or half marathon, 5k, or 52.4 Ultra Marathon. This is a premier fundraising event and all proceeds benefit good causes. Since its first race in 2002, runners have raised over $11 million!

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