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How Important Are Our Race Route Maps to You?

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Friends, I received a notice last night from the operator of the website that provides our half marathon course maps (like the one in the photo above), that Google Maps has begun charging for the use of their map data, and that they’ll need to begin charging us to use them as well. The maps [...]

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5 Reflective Gear Picks for Running When It’s Dark

5 Reflective Gear Picks for Morning Runners

Now that daylight savings time has started, reflective gear is more and more important for runners in the morning. It is the runner’s duty to stay lit up when running in the dark. Wearing all black, using a “cell phone flashlight,” or not being properly identified puts yourself in great danger. The single most important [...]

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34 New York City Half Marathons in 2019

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“The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.” — Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder 1) Spring Half Marathon • Queens, NY The second [...]

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13.1 Scenic Half Marathons Across the Southwest

13.1 Scenic Half Marathons Across the Southwest U.S.

“For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear the leaves and listen to the rain, and look to the day when it is suddenly as easy as a bird in flight.” — George Sheehan 1) Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon • Las Vegas, NV Runners follow a [...]

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13.1 Scenic Half Marathons in the Heartland

13.1 Scenic Half Marathons in the Heartland

“I always loved running. I wasn’t very good at it, but it was something you could do all by yourself, all under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your [...]

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28 Scenic California Half Marathons in 2019

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1) Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon If you’ve ever traveled to San Francisco and driven through or just walked past the gorgeous landscape that is Golden Gate Park, then you know why Runner’s World ranked this as one of the country’s most scenic half marathon races. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 • San Francisco, CA 2) Surf [...]

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26 Scenic Half Marathons Across the Northeast

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“I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I [...]

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7 Great Waterproof Rain Jackets for Running

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As spring races are starting soon, it’s important to find good gear. Spring on the east coast could mean perfect weather, but it could also mean torrential downpours and 30 degrees. Remember Boston last year? In 2016 and 2017, I raced 10+ races in pouring rain. The weather varied from 30 degrees with wind chills [...]

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7 Canada Half Marathons You’ll Love Running

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1) BMO Vancouver Half Marathon Runners in the half marathon will follow a completely different route from those running the full marathon at this race, which bills itself as “stunning running” thanks to the gorgeous city backdrop we all got to know during the Winter Olympics nearly a decade ago. There’s a downhill in the [...]

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What Not to Do When You’re Running

8 Things You Shouldn’t Do When You’re Running

Running is a relatively easy sport. You just need to put on a pair of shoes and head out of your front door. Right? As someone who didn’t grow up running, I can tell you it’s not that easy. In high school and most of college, no part of me thought running was “easy” or [...]

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