One day it came to mind that a running group would be a good way to help me stay motivated to run more regularly. In my search I decided on USA Fit Bay Area.  At the time I had no idea what a colossally grand decision this would be! Any great organization IS that way due to leadership. As the leader(s) go, so goes the group. BAF has inspirational, committed, knowledgeable, talented, caring leadership and the organization is thriving as a result.  Another special quality about BAF is that of acceptance. As a new member, I was not only welcomed but valued and made to feel instantly part of the group. It became a supportive 'running' family. When I registered for BAF I was not necessarily aspiring to run a marathon but that quickly changed. Thanks to the leadership, coaching, training and support of BAF, I completed my first marathon at the age of 53 and darn near qualified for Boston. (those pesky 3 minutes) I can't thank you enough for all you have done for me and I look forward to the next Bay Area Fit running season as a fitter 'Fitter.'

With kind regards and much thanks,

Sandy McKinney


Sandy Williams Mckinney, USA Fit Bay Area