Sunday, May 6, 2018

At the finish!

We successfully made it to the finish, making the 190mi trek from Napa Valley to Santa Cruz in 19hr 43min, over 20min ahead of our projections. It was a close race between us and Stanford Run Club early on, with our second van pulling within 3min of Stanford on their first set of legs but Stanford then began to slowly extend the lead throughout the night and ultimately took the win for the second year in a row. We held off a strong effort by Team Burn to finish second overall and the first Corporate Team!

A huge thanks to all the volunteers, race organizers, law enforcement agencies, spectators, and sponsors for another great Relay! The course was beautiful (pictures below and on our Instagram), the weather amazing, the volunteers incredibly helpful (huge thanks to the Napa Fire Chief for guiding us through the first 6 sets of legs and recovering Ben's misplaced shoes!), and the spectators super supportive (another huge thanks to the winery in Napa that let us use their wifi and gave us some in-race wine tastings!). We look forward to returning in 2019!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ready to go for Golden Gate Relay!

The Google1 team will be competing at the Golden Gate Relay today, hoping to regain the overall team title from the Stanford Running Club! Gun time for the team is 4pm and our progress can be followed on the blog, Twitter (@google1relay), and Instagram (@google1relay). We have lots of new faces this year and we're excited to race the 190mi from Napa to Santa Cruz!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Google1's 10th Anniversary running Hood to Coast!

Less than 24 hours away to the start of Hood to Coast! This is Google1's 10th year running Hood to Coast and we have another solid team ready to go tomorrow! We'll be posting throughout the race so check back to see how the team is doing! Also follow us on Instagram @google1relay.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Another solid race

Thanks to everyone who followed the race this weekend.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Another H2C on the books! Thanks to all the volunteers along the way!

Home stretch

Van 1 is parked at the beach, getting some well deserved rest as van 2 crushes their final legs. We've held only 20 minutes behind projection throughout the night despite being down one runner.

Jeff and Ben fearlessly stepped up to run 4 grueling legs after Matt was rushed to the emergency room with heat exhaustion after finishing his first leg. )Temps have been in the high nineties.) For you Strava aficionados, Ben still managed to snag a King of the Mountain for one of his two back-to-back legs.

Craig selflessly accompanied Matt to the hospital, then brought him to a hotel in Portland, making sure he was okay and well fed with warm, complementary cookies at the hotel. Matt is feeling much better and says he's "so so incredibly grateful for such a caring, Googley, fearless crew. Go get'm Google1!"
Vitor crushing his first leg in the merciless heat
Jeff about to start his first leg

Van 1 resting

Matt suffering from heat exhaustion.
At the hospital - Matt in a much better place.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Runner 2 bounds downhill

William Lane takes on Leg 2. With a 1500' drop over only 6 miles, this leg is really more falling than it is running.

When William isn't running for the Golden Gate Running Club, he does analysis for Google Search Ranking, coming up with metrics to evaluate our search results.