RunforAmma 2017

The next running of the RunforAmma will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 Sunday, March 19, 2017. There will be challenging Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 10K options this year. Register today!

Due to storm damage and trail closures, we are teaming up with the Whiskey Hill Redwood Run on March 19, 2017 to conduct the 2017 RunforAmma.

This year we will be raising funds for targeted cancer research, specifically for the UCSF BRCA Center at the Helen Diller Cancer Center/Ashworth Lab. In the BRCA center, scientists and clinicians work together to understand hereditary tumours caused by mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene, which consists of many ovarian, breast and gastrointestinal tumors. Local pro ultrarunner Paddy O’Leary is a post-doc researcher at the lab, making for a nice tie-in for our fundraising this year. Join Paddy at the race this year.

For more info, check out the 2017 Route page and be sure to join the Facebook event for updates and information regarding the running the race.

RunforAmma 2016 Race Announced

The next running of the RunforAmma will take place on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. There will be 50K, 30K and 10K options this year.

This year the focus will be on raising funds for spinal cord injury awareness and the purchase of a road racing wheel chair for Ellen Pavitt (sister of Stevens Creek Striders longtime member and Last Chance Aid Station captain, Peggy Alfred). Ellen was injured in a single engine plane accident in April 2015 and is now a paraplegic. She is an avid lover of all things outdoors and has always had a passion for hiking and adventure.

Donors of $100 or more to the Ellen wheelchair fund, plus all race volunteers are invited to the post-race party where we will be hosting Ellen and her husband.

All of the routes have been simplified this year, and we will be starting/finishing from the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley for all of the races.

For more info, check out the 2016 Route page and be sure to join the Facebook event for updates and information regarding the running the race, or to volunteer.

WSER 2015

   Race Report – WSER 2015 I went into this race prepared, healthy and rested.  My “A” goal was sub-24, and I knew that I would need to execute perfectly to make this happen.  This was not my first rodeo (at the 100 mile distance), but it was still only my third 100 mile race. […]

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2015 RunforAmma

The 2015 RunforAmma Endurance Runs will take place on Saturday Feburary 28, 2015.  This year’s route will be run on familiar trails (parts of the Stevens Creek Striders 50K) and along some new trails in Los Trancos OSP, Coal Creak OSP and Portola Valley trails. Challenging climbs up and down the crest of the Santa […]

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$50,000 Raised for Cancer Research

Our good friend, Peter Hargreaves has helped to push us over the mark – Raising more than $50,000 for cancer research since we started the RunforAmma ultramarathons back in 2012 (we have raised more than $15,000 in the 2014 fundraising drive as of April 14, 2014). Amma was a big part of the planning of […]

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Thanks to the 35 runners who braved the cold, wind and rain to make the 2014 RunforAmma charity run a huge success! Thanks as well to the many volunteers who braved the cold and made sure that the runners had hot soup and food and drink to make it to the end. Fundraising continues, and […]

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Ready for Take-Off

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A Great Day For A Run

The 2013 Run for Amma was a huge success, due to the tireless commitment from our volunteers and runners. Running 47 miles from the beach near Santa Cruz to Sunnyvale via mountain trails through the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains was an incredible experience (and challenge) – but it took a lot of work on the […]

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Ravensbury Aid Station (Mile 40)

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Afternoon Updates

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