Although I'm not a professional runner, I do enjoy running and exercising regularly. I have known about Team in Training since volunteering during the Wildflower Triathlon while attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Each year they would bring a hundreds of runners, swimmers and bikers to the event and as part of my volunteering I would set up tents for their team.
The Sacramento Chapter of Team In Training, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society participates in dozens of events each year and currently have some openings for all females wanting to run in October's Nike Women's Marathon. The event is sold out to the public, but if you run through Team in Training, they will get you registered and help you train. Not only will you help raise money for a great cause, you will get to run by some of San Francisco's most famous sights ... Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and every woman's favorite ... Ghiradelli Square. Although no chocolate will be given away during the race (to my knowledge), after you run 26.2 miles you will be presented with a special edition necklace from Tiffany & Co by the SFFD ... that seems like a dream for most girls I know.
Links to learn more about the event and contact Team in Training to attend a free workout.