Nike Women's Half Marathon Celebrates 25,000 Runner in San Francisco 1

Over the weekend Nike held their annual Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco, a race to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). A whopping 25,000 women (and a few men) all ran together as one for a great cause. The annual race series began in 2004 to celebrate and motivate female athletes around the world. Since its inception, 245,000 women women representing 54 countries and all 50 U.S. states have registered for the race, making it the largest women’s race in the world.

Nike Women's Half Marathon Celebrates 25,000 Runner in San Francisco 2

Nike Women's Half Marathon Celebrates 25,000 Runner in San Francisco 3

In this years event Victoria Mitchell, a 32-year-old from Sydney, Australia crossed the finish line first with a time of 1:19:49. The event held by Nike has helped raise over $152 million for LLS. This is definitely a great event that has grown immensely over the years and should see continued growing success in the years ahead.

via: NIKE, Inc.