Category Archives: Events/Races

Go WOW Team is a run, walk, and run/walk club just for women. We offer year round opportunity and special events such as 5K, half marathon, and triathlon training

Meet and Greet Go WOW Team. Free Introduction and Orientation

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This super cool gate offers an entrance to Bella Vista Park, hidden away in a secret spot in Oakland. Join Stephanie Atwood in a group workout here in the near future. All are welcome. Photo by Olivia Destandau

Go WOW Team offers an introductory meeting and orientation

four times a year for women who would like to learn more or newcomers who joined in-between training programs.

This event is not to sell you on Go WOW Team. It is intended to orient you to the workings of the club; help you get familiarized with the resources, goals, staff, etc.


  • Bella Vista Park
  • Sat. Sept 19
  • 10:00 – 11:00
  • Free

Since our club operates year-round and new members join all the time, some of you may not have all the details or may want to check in before joining.

Join us for this event if you ARE ALREADY a new member and never participated in an orientation or if you are THINKING of becoming a member and want to understand the details.

Go WOW Team is a year-round, all women’s workout club. We run, run-walk, and walk. We want you to join us!

Whether you are trying to qualify to run the Boston Marathon or want to walk for fitness, Go WOW Team accommodates both and many levels in-between. We are not in the running business; we are here for women’s empowerment.

What does women’s empowerment look like? With Go WOW we see physical movement as an essential part of a healthy life:

• We have skilled coaches to take you to whatever athletic level you want to achieve.

• We are organized so you can count on regular workouts every week

• We keep each other accountable so when you don’t show up we notice

• We allow many paces and accommodate many abilities. And…age is not an issue

• We choose certain events each year to train for but racing is not essential

• We are the lifelong fitness group of women that want to empower all women to find their athletic potential.

If you are a member already, please join us for this orientation to familiarize yourself with the inner workings of this club.

If you are not already a member, this is a free orientation to the way this club functions. We want you to understand how awesome this group really is.

Now, just RSVP on meetup and join us, either at 9AM for a free workout or at 10:00 for the orientation, or both.

As head coach and founder of this wonderful group, Go WOW Team, I look forward to sharing the secrets of “The Best Run Club in the Bay Area” – as voted by ABC7 Poll.

P.S. We are also famous for our run/walk program and our fitness walkers.

For more information about Go WOW Team (voted Best Run Club in the Bay Area) or Go WOW Living please contact us at our websites. Thank You.

Ready to BAWRF?

Race for Money and Points. The Bay Area Women’s Racing Federation is Official

web_BackSpecifically geared to racing in the USATF Sponsored Series that offers money and points to qualifying teams. Any woman may join us who loves to compete. You don’t have to be a WOW Member because this group will require separate, individual membership and annual team membership and insurance through USATF (United States Track and Field).

Group information is available at There is a lot of information on the PAUSATF site, too. We list ourselves as BAWRF or Bay Area Women’s Racing Federation.



Sustainable Race Mile

MEMO From Jack Collins

Hello Go WOW

This is a $5 coupon code: 061515RACE

Small I did it!The coupon code is valid for an uncertain date, till the coupon code box disappears from the website: Sustainable Race Mile.

Sustainable Race Mile Race Route

The race starts on John F. Kennedy Dr. in Golden Gate Park in front of de Young Museum. Runners and walkers head east .5 miles, turn at Nancy Pelosi Dr. and return back to the start. This is a fast flat course in a healthy green environment with the iconic Conservatory of Flowers adding some exotic San Francisco zip.

Race Info and Results

Please pick up your race bib and t-shirt on September 5, 10am-3pm at A Runner’s Mind, 3575 Sacramento St., San Francisco. 10% store discount when you pick up your bib.

If you cannot make it to the store, you can pick up your bib and t-shirt on race day between 7am-8:30am. We may or may not have race day registration. Please register online.

Preliminary race results will be posted after the race at the breakfast tables by the Bandshell. Official race results will be posted on the Sustainable Race Mile website after review with Ford Timing.

The top male and female runners in open and masters each receive a $100 gift card for Greens Restaurant.

Free T-Shirt and Breakfast with Registration

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Early Registration and Running Clubs

The first 100 registrants receive a free Sustainable Race sweatband. These are the remaining inventory of (1970s retro) red, white and blue sweatbands from last year. All running club members receive a 10% discount at race bib pickup upon proof of current membership. The first 40 registrants from any running club each receive a stainless steel water bottle. These are the remaining bottle inventory from last year.

Jack Collins
EV News Report / Sustainable Race Mile

Time to Shine Race Day is Almost Here

You have worked hard and now it is time to shine. Let’s get out there and make this good.

See-Jane-Run-Finisher-on-Race-Day (480x640)The See Jane Run Half Marathon and 5K is just around the corner and we have a good list of participants doing both the 5K and the half marathon.

Check in at the WOW Booth on Saturday after picking up your bib

Drop off your gear at the WOW Tent on Sunday Morning

Please refer to the excellent race check list prepared by our Coach Lauren Ganes

  • Stay focused this week
  • Hydrate well
  • Rest
  • Visualize running your race
  • Plan on extra time to arrive and park or get dropped off. This is always an issue in Alameda
  • Post questions on the Winners’ Circle
  • Have fun!

7:45 We will meet at our tent at the race finish area to wish us all a good race then head over to the start.
8:00AM The Half Marathoners start their race
8:30AM The 5K starts

Here is a tentative list of racers:
Half Marathon
Lori Whittock
Rosa Kaderas-Redmond
Gretchen Treffiletti
Kathleen Saba
Karen Smith
Susan Haworth

Allison Hickey
Nicole Greene
Holly Haley
Kim Conner
Faith Enemark
Marybeth Temples
Katie Carney
Coach Stephanie
Jacque Keller
Julie Yokoyama

Have fun! See you there!

Random Races and Events

Christmas Relay finish by Ann RGo WOW Team is happy to post upcoming random races and fitness event. These events are not part of our organization and are posted as a community service. If you have an event for us, please send the information in the format below to and we will do our best to get it on the roster!

August 11, 2012 – Garin Regional Park, Hayward – Run in the Park 

The 2012 Schedule is:
9/15 Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley
9/29 Redwood Regional Park, Oakland Hills
10/13 Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond Fees: Early Bird: $28 thru 30 days prior, Pre-Reg: $31 thru Wed. prior, Race Day: $35

Saturday August 25 – Pacifica Coastal 5K Run and Walk Festival 9-2:30pm

Aug 26, 2012 – Santa Rosa Marathon / Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run –

Sept 9, 2012 – Feather River Falls 1 mile and 5K

Sept 21, 2012 7th Annual Run at Work Day

Saturday, Sept 29, 2012 HERS Keep abreast 5K/10K Run Walk

Saturday, Sept 29, 2012 Peak Hike with Breast Cancer Fund, Mt. Tamalpais $10 off use discount code seejane

October 7, 2012 – San Jose Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon

October 21, 2012 – Humboldt Redwoods Half and Full Marathon

November 10, 2012 Mermaid 5K, 10K –!__san-francisco

November 11, 2012 Malibu Marathon, Half Marathon and Supathlon – /

November 18, 2012 – The Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon in Tampa, Florida. Coach Stephanie is running this.

Sunday, December 2, 2012 – CIM Marathon Relay Challenge – $120 per team through August 1 – This is a WOW Team Annual Event. Join a team soon!

Saturday, December 8, 2012 – Walnut Creek Half Marathon and 5K

Sunday, March 24, 2013 – The Oakland Run Fest

8K Double Adventure Run

We have a race June 21, 2015 at the scenic Land’s End Park. I would like to invite your group to participate, and offer you a 5 dollar off promo code “GOWOW”. You are welcome to set up your tent in our recovery zone.

The race is 8K Double Adventure Run. It’s a 5K followed by a 3K with a recovery half-time break in between. The times are added together for scoring. The Double was created in 2011 by Runner’s World founder Bob Anderson.

Race info and registration is available at

Thank you,
Waitman Gobble

2012 Speaker Series

Inspirational Women in Fitness

Join Coach Stephanie of the WOW Team as she brings you an exciting addition to women’s fitness.

The Fit Women Series, From Couch to Accomplished, offers in-person and virtual conversations with women who have made fitness their business and/or their lifestyle.

Lucretia AusseMeet Lucretia Ausse, Chi Running Teacher on August 1 in Walnut Creek

Lucretia Ausse is a runner who can hold her own. She has incorporated Chi Technique into her own running and as a teaching method for others.

In her words – After a 25 year break from running, I came back fast and hard. Within 9 months, I ran a hilly, rural 20-mile road race. Within 4 hours of finishing, both of my legs seized and I was left with plantar faciitis in both feet, that steadily increased in severity over the next year.

Being stubborn (and after my doctor’s advice that I curtail my running), I continued to run with a “no pain, no gain” approach while taking Aleve to manage my pain which allowed me to move somewhat normally.

When the pain started radiating up to my knees and hips, in desperation I did an internet search for “pain free running” and ChiRunning was the first result. I attended a workshop a month later and my running life was changed for the best, forever. That was 2006 and I’ve had no recurrence of plantar faciitis since.

The ChiRunning form not only altered my technique; it changed my focus from short-term goals to a lifelong practice. I run for the joy of it, and teach the same way. Whether you’re interested in just beginning to run, or you’re coming back after a break, or would like to run with more ease and no injuries, this is where to start. It’s never too late to experience the joy of running.

ChiWalking and ChiRunning encourage balance in your body and yourself. Learn to move from your center, your core, and not use your legs to walk or run! You’ll learn proper body alignment and movement techniques that will give you a powerful sense of balance and stability, as well as relaxation and spaciousness in your body and mind.

Like all of our inspirational speakers Lucretia has overcome obstacles and found a place in running to push herself and help others. Come and hear her story.

August 1 – August 22 – Details on our Speakers’ Series Continue

From world class racers to fitness experts in nutrition, Chi Running, psychology, injury prevention, to women who started running after fifty (or have run for most of fifty years!), this series offers insight into the women who have overcome obstacles and chosen to make good health an integral part of their lifestyle. Each woman will share a segment of her own personal struggle and where she is now with fitness in her life. Finally each will offer tips and tricks to help us in our pursuit of a fit lifestyle.

Come meet these women and hear their stories at our Wed workouts starting June 20. Locations alternate between Walnut Creek and Piedmont. Their talks will come right before our clinic each week on improved running, just for us women. Be there on time. This is an honor and a gift to have them present their stories.

All are welcome! The talks are free*

August Speakers

August 1, Walnut CreekLucretia Ausse will talk about Chi Running and Walking

August 8, Piedmont – Dr. Sandy Baird, Specializing in ART (Active Release Therapy) and already treating several WOW Members. Sandy will share how she moved from civil engineering at UC Berkeley to chiropractic, currently with Innersport Chiropractic in Berkeley.

August 15, Walnut Creek, Ask Coach Stephanie, an evening to get all your questions answered from Go WOW Team Coach Stephanie. Start making your list now!

August 22, Piedmont – Dr. Michelle Cleere, PhD, will share her journey from an obese childhood to an accomplished athlete and skilled sports psychologist and motivator. Changing the way she thought, changed her life and Michelle explains “Perhaps you think there’s something special about me and that you can’t do the same. I can tell you that’s not true.” Come and listen to Michelle’s story and her commitment to help people change the way they think. With the right guidance and support, all of us can do it. Mental Training Elite Performers, Web/blog:

*Your first workout with WOW is complimentary and all talks are free. After that, if you wish to participate in the track clinics or join WOW there is a fee. Please join us on meetup at or view our web site at for more information and to RSVP. Thank you. Go WOW Team!

Speaker Series
Start to train for
San Jose Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Oct 4
Humboldt Redwoods Half Marathon Oct 21

Speaker Series
Walk Your First Marathon

Best of the Best The WOW Team was voted Best Bay Area Women’s Run Club for 2012 by an ABC7 Poll. Join the BEST. Be Your BEST!

Runners’ Boot Camp

Ready to ramp up the training a notch?

Add some strength training, core work, balance, power, and flexibility to your workout plan and you can run faster!

Join the WOW Team Boot Camp on Thursday evening in SF at Kezar Stadium for an hour of training that compliments your running program. We go light on the running and concentrate on the cross training aspect.

6 Week ProgramWhen:

    Thursday, 6:30pm


    Kezar Stadium (see direction link on this website)

Program Dates:

    March 3 – March 24, 2011 – 4 Week Intro Series
    March 31 – May 5, 2011
    May 12 – June 23, 2011

Price: 4 Week Intro Session March 3 – 25, 2011 – $80 for 4 weeks, $40 for WOW Members to add-on

4 Week Session Only

Price: $120 for 6 weeks. Please pay in advance. Thank you!

WOW Members Special Price of $60 for 6 weeks. Sign up now!

Drop-ins are OK if space allows. Please RSVP and pay on Drop-in price is $25/session.

For more information and to join the WOW Team, follow this link

All Comers’ Meet 2011

All Comers Track Meet January 8, 2011 – Celebrate the 60’s including Meet Director Coach Stephanie’s 60th Birthday and special attention to all those athletes 60 years and over who are still going strong. Join the WOW Team, Coach Stephanie, and our sponsors in bringing this inaugural event to the Bay Area.

Please fill out the form to the right and we’ll send you information about the All Comers Track Meet.

The All Comers Track Meet is OPEN to EVERYONE with categories including 60+, Masters, Open, and High School.

For more information go to

General Information and to join our Group: Facebook at Celebrate the 60’s or

Race Director: Stephanie Atwood CoachStephanie@GoWowTeam

Piedmont High School Track, Piedmont, California

Please Pre-Register – Some Events May Fill

Free commemorative gift for first 500 registrants

Race Day Registration: 8:00 – 12:00 am at the Track

Spectators $2 at the door

Piedmont Resident Spectators with Student I.D. or Driver’s License Free!

Saturday, January 8, 2011 Start: 10:00am

Categories: High School, Open, Masters and 60+

Proceeds to Benefit:

PA/USATF Master’s Running Program, Piedmont Track, RRCA Women’s Distance Festival

The WOW Team is a division of ALTB International, Inc. A woman owned, woman operated business dedicated to lifelong fitness and friendship for women through running, walking, and the outdoors

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