I’m fortunate enough to live in an area that has a race almost every weekend. Honestly, if you really wanted to run a race on any given weekend there is a high probability something is happening less than a couple of hours away. The Bay Area LOVES racing that much.

Thankfully, some races offer the opportunity to join in on the fun remotely. Represent Running is one of those. On March 1, Represent Running will be hosting the 4th Annual San Jose 408K and they have a “remote runner” option for registration.


About the 408K:

  • An 8k in the 408 area code benefiting the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Military Scholars Program
  • Locally known for “The Mariachi Mile” — a Mariachi band lined stretch of course
  • A winning recipe: run local, connect with local charities, and listen to the people
  • At the 2014 race, World War II veteran’s touching video goes viral (watch here).

Here is how it works:

  1. Register as a “remote runner.”
  2. Run the 8K (4.97 mi.) on race day — or close to it.
  3. Receive the medal (also a bottle opener) and (locally designed) shirt in the mail
  4. Brag on Social Media



[LEFT] Finisher’s Medal (also a bottle opener) [RIGHT] Finisher’s Shirt: designed and colored by Orly at @cukuiclothing


I’ll be in Phoenix that weekend, so I will be doing the remote runner option. I had mini freak-out moment when I saw the two events were on the same weekend, but I’m glad that I’ll be able to represent the Bay Area and score some pretty sweet gear…  and I want YOU to join me.


Win a FREE entry to run San Jose 408K remotely

Simply use rafflecopter to enter your information below, and one lucky winner will receive a complimentary entry to run the race remotely.

Giveaway ends Tuesday.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Want to run the race in San Jose?

This giveaway is to promote how AWESOME it would be to run a California race from the comfort of your home — but if you want to join in on the fun LIVE and in person, use promo code RunTheBay-PR to save 10% off your registration.


Register here.

What’s your favorite thing about running locally?

Good luck to everyone running, here or there.