UPDATE: Nike has announced that this Instagram post is NOT about their spring marathon.
It seemed like a message on the Nike Women’s Instagram was a clue for runners about the upcoming marathon location – but it turns out, no go.
Nike posted a picture of a Tiffany box and running shoes on Instagram with the caption: “From the Golden Gate to the Empire State. SFO NYC #nikewomen but says this is not in relation to the highly anticipated announcement of the location of their spring race.
Instead, a spokeswoman says the trip is to NYC for the Nike Training Camp. Why the little blue box? “Tiffany boxes are always carry on ;)” I guess I wouldn’t have checked mine either!
Hopes and dreams are flying with where the location might be on Twitter and Facebook
“The nation’s capital was a great place to host the Nike Women’s Half Marathon but as we look to continue to provide a premium race experience and serve all runners, we will extend to a new city in 2015,” organizers wrote on the Run Nike Women Series Facebook page.
The race series has put on races since 2004. For the past 10 years Nike has offered a marathon in San Francisco and switched to a half marathon in the city this year. For the past two springs, Nike Women’s has hosted a half marathon in Washington, D.C. The race is well known for giving out signature Tiffany & Co. necklaces rather than typical race medals.
Last year, more than 15,000 women – including Joan Benoit Samuelson and Shalane Flanagan – ran the second Nike Women’s Half Marathon and last weekend 25,000 women ran in the 11th annual Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco.