Athlete Bios

Julia Vasquez Giguere

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:36:41
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Julia Vasquez Giguere
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

San Francisco, CA


Walnut Creek, CA

High School

Northgate High School


Public Relations professional

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Career Highlights
Winner, 2022 Bay to Breakers (first American to win since Laurie Binder in 1983); Winner, 2023 Sactown 10 Miler and Golden Gate Half Marathon; Winner, 2021 San Francisco Half Marathon; Runner-up, 2023 Alameda 10 Miler
Recently married college sweetheart, Michael Giguere, who also ran at Cal Poly and was 2-time Big West Champion in the 10,000m and 5,000m. Father, Richard Vasquez, still holds the Clayton Valley High School 2-mile record (9:09) set in 1977, which happens to be the same record time husband ran at Westlake High School in 2014. Favorite and most consistent running partner is dog Lily, an (almost) 3-year-old Vizsla.
Greatest Accomplishment
Walking onto the Cal Poly Cross Country team sophomore year after not having run since eighth grade.
Interesting Story
Suffered from anterior tibialis compartment syndrome throughout high school, which took her out of running and pushed her further into competitive soccer.
Favorite Book

The Shadow of the Wind

Favorite Movie

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Sopranos

Favorite Song

New Romantics // Radar Love

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Burger and Beer

Favorite Breakfast


Favorite Motivational Quote
"We become what we think about." - Earl Nightingale
Favorite Running Memory
Running without pain (and somewhere other than the soccer field) for the first time on Christmas Day my sophomore year in college. I ended up going out 4.5 miles with elation, suddenly realizing I had to run the 4.5 miles home. I couldn't walk for two days.