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10 Motivational Quotes From the World’s Greatest Runners

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"To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine "I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards." - Alberto Salazar "We all have dreams. But in order to makes dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, [...]

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5 Weird Things Runners Buy

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Technology has found its way into just about everything runners do, eat and wear. Some of it is amazing, and some of it you could never imagine using again. What's your favorite gear? Eating and carrying “real” food while running for hours is doable, but energy gels simplify the process. These little packets of calories [...]

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50 Reasons To Run

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Here's fifty reasons (and counting) why you should go for a run right now. What are yours? Because you can. To release endorphins. To burn calories. To enjoy fresh air. Because there are 24 hours in a day. Because tomorrow you will be older. To escape reality. To exercise your heart. To lower your risk [...]

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5 Half Marathons Where You Can Rock a Costume

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Though this a female-centric race with the first 2 corrals reserved for female runners only, plenty of dudes get caught up in the princess action. Popular costumes include any of the Disney princesses, but don’t be surprised to see other Disney mainstays like Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck. This is the perfect place to wear [...]

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How To Choose The Right Half Marathon For You

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With hundreds and hundreds of half marathon races across the country and around the world to choose from, how do you pick the one to run that's right for you, particularly if you are a beginner? For most people, the answer is most likely driven by their work and vacation schedules, but it's a good [...]

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5 Half Marathons With Unique Swag

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Run 13.1 miles, collect Tiffany’s necklace? Yes, please! Wrapped up in the iconic blue box, runners who cross the finish line will receive a medal that is suitable to wear to the office. Okay, so socks aren’t like a Ferrari, but for runners with drawers full of race t-shirts, socks are a welcome change. Swiftwift [...]

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5 Ways To Make A Bad Race Better

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When you're not feeling it on race day, it's time to make lemonade out of lemons. Here's how: That phrase that gets you through the tough miles during training might be needed on race day. Keep motivated by inking your favorite words with permanent marker. Spectators who cheer are extremely uplifting. Spectators giving out high [...]

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What Race Directors Wish You Knew

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Training for a half marathon requires commitment, from carving out time to run to budgeting for running gear and racing fees. By the time you reach the starting line, you've put a tremendous amount of time and effort into making your race day go off without a hitch. But what about race directors, the people [...]

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7 Things Runners Love About Fall

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Everyone's favorite time of the year to run starts officially on Sept. 23, the autumnal equinox. Here's why we love the fall: Okay, this is obvious, but has to be included. After months of sweating profusely under the oppressive heat and humidity of summer, the cooler temperatures are a welcome relief. Also, every runner is [...]

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15 Things to Pack When You Run a Relay Race

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You're gonna want a cowbell. Also baby wipes, toilet paper, a beach towel and plenty of cash. Don't get caught without these items when you're in the middle of a big relay race: Can be used anytime, anywhere, and don’t require water. Your teammates will appreciate it too. If you don’t have time or your [...]

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