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27 Half Marathons At The Beach

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"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." – Jacques Cousteau This race lives up to its name with a gorgeous, scenic run along the South Shore of Massachusetts, a string of beaches, inlets and bays that stretch all the way from Boston to Cape Cod, starting at Nantasket Beach. Saturday, [...]

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10 Great Fall Half Marathons You Can Run for $60 or Less

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With views of the Statue of Liberty, lower Manhattan, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, this race along the New Jersey waterfront across the river from New York City offers a great tune-up for the NYC Marathon later in the fall -- and costs $50 through Sept. 12. Sun, Sep 17 • Jersey City, NJ Also part [...]

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The World’s Ultimate Half Marathons, Vol. 1

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Yes, this really is a half marathon run in Antarctica, where you can expect temperatures to average between -4 to 14 degrees in November, when the race is held. And although trails are groomed before the race, you'll run on solid ice for your entire 13.1 miles. November • Union Glacier, Antarctica Run more than [...]

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Why Fall Is the Best Time to Start Training For a Half Marathon

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Let’s be honest, fall running is the best. The weather is cooler. You don’t sweat as much. You don’t have to worry about running really early or really late. Plus, there are a lot of fun and exciting fall races! There are upsides and downsides to every season, but let’s admit it: We are excited [...]

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How To Be a Runner For The Rest Of Your Life

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We’ve all heard the stories about runners who are breaking records by competing in races well into their golden years. There's 94-year-old Harriette Thompson, who finished the half marathon distance this past year; and Fauja Singh ran a marathon at 101 years old in 2013. Though these will likely still be the exception rather than [...]

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How I Find Strength When My Mind Is Filled With Doubts

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Building a strong body is the easy part of endurance running. Staying motivated, confident, and having the ability to trust your training is the hard part. And much like logging miles on your feet, it is important to hone your mental strength as a runner. There will be days that will be completely awful in [...]

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17 ‘Off-Road’ Half Marathons That Get You Off the Pavement

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You'll follow a winding route among the wooded trails of Ohio's 33,000-acre Cuyahoga Valley National Park, along a crushed limestone trail that runs along the Ohio Canal Corridor, a 110-mile stretch of recreational paths for bikers, hikers and walkers. October • Sagamore Hills, OH Run through the "friendliest town in the South" here in the [...]

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7 Scenic Photos of New Jersey’s Newport Liberty Half Marathon

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Known among running enthusiasts as a great preparation & training run for the New York City Marathon held each November, the Newport-Liberty Waterfront Run offers a mostly flat and fast race through the streets of Jersey City with plentiful views of the Statue of Liberty, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, lower Manhattan and Ellis Island. From the [...]

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Had a Bad Race? Here’s How to Bounce Back

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So you had a bad race? Now what? First, remember running is a lifelong process. You must take the good with the ugly. As much as we wish every single race would be perfect and ideal, that doesn’t always happen. So what happens when you pour your heart and soul into a training cycle, and [...]

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Ready to Run 26.2? Here’s What Training For a Marathon Is Really Like

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Training to finish a marathon can be done in a (relatively) short amount of time. But if you respect the distance and take the appropriate training time to prepare, the finish line will feel more victorious and less torturous. The length of time it will take to train will vary widely between runners. Some runners [...]

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7 Amazing Photos of Oregon’s Eugene Half Marathon

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Runners get a chance to trek through Oregon’s “Emerald City” at the annual Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, which takes participants through, around and past several of the city’s urban parks, the campus of the University of Oregon and across the Willamette River. From the starting line on Agate Street next to historic Hayward [...]

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