Tuesday, May 26, 2015

2015 Comrades Marathon - Course Info, FAQs, & More

2015 Comrades Marathon logo
See links for info on the 2015 Comrades Marathon below.

The 2015 Comrades Marathon, which marks the 90th running of the classic South Africa ultramarathon, takes place this Sunday, May 31st. Here are some essential details you'll want to know about the race:
  • course map (view or download)
  • virtual Comrades course in 3D
  • race FAQs
  • starting point: City Hall, Durban
  • finish line: Oval Cricket Stadium, Pietermaritzburg
  • start time: 5:30 a.m.
  • official distance: the race distance varies somewhat each year, but for 2015 it is approximately 89 km. According to the race FAQs page, "the final race distance is subject to change and will be confirmed in the Final Race Instructions."
See the news page for more information, including the current weather in Pietermaritzburg.

Good luck to all competitors!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

2015 Vermont City Marathon - Live Race Results

Vermont City Marathon logo
See links to Vermont City Marathon results below.

The Vermont City Marathon in Burlington is underway, and you can view the live results here (if race is still underway). If that's not working because the race is finished, see the links to official current-year results here.

For more information on the race, see the Vermont City Marathon website, www.vermontcitymarathon.org.

Congratulations to all participants!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

2015 Spring Lake 5 - Race Results


Spring Lake 5 mile run logo
See the link to 2015 Spring Lake 5 results below.

The summer of 2015 is officially on with this morning's running of the Spring Lake 5 at the Jersey Shore. You can view race results here. Check out the finishers in order, view them by age group or other criteria, or search for individual runners by name, bib number, etc.

The men's and overall winner was Andrew Brodeur of Bethesda, Maryland in a time of 24:42. The top women's time was 27:44, turned in by Sarah Cummings of New York City.

Congratulations to all finishers. And to see details on the race itself, including info on the 2016 Spring Lake 5, see the official race website, www.springlake5.org.

And if you didn't get into the Spring Lake 5 (or even if you did), check out the other races in the Jersey Shore Grand Prix series: George Sheehan Classic in Red Bank (June 13th), the Belmar Five-Mile Run (July 11th), the Asbury Park 5K (August 8th), and the Pier House 5K in Long Branch (Sept. 7th, Labor Day).

Saturday, May 16, 2015

2015 AirBNB Brooklyn Half Marathon - Race Results

A downpour occurred in the middle of today's AirBNB Brooklyn Half Marathon, but that didn't prevent the race from having a record 26,000-plus finishers. See the searchable race results, and find yourself, your friends, or your teammates.

Start of the Brooklyn Half.
In the corrals before the start of the Brooklyn Half.

Today's Brooklyn Half also marked the last official event presided over by outgoing New York Road Runners Club president Mary Wittenberg, who announced this week that she is leaving to join Virgin Sports, a new fitness initiative spearheaded by the deep pockets of Sir Richard Branson.  We wish Mary the best and look forward to what she'll be doing in her new endeavor.

Congrats to all finishers, who now possess the snazzy new medal below.

2015 Brooklyn Half medal
2015 Brooklyn Half medal.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run - Race Results

The 2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run took place Saturday, May 9th, and you'll find race results here. You can view the leaderboard, or search for individual runners by name, bib number, and other options. Results are provided for the 25K, 10K, and 5K.

The Fifth Third River Bank Run brought about 21,000 runners to the streets of Grand Rapids. Congrats to all participants!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

2015 Pittsburgh Marathon - [RACE RESULTS] Runner Tracking, Mobile App, Aid Stations, & More

[Update: Pittsburgh Marathon race results posted here.]

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Almost 30,000 runners will take to the streets in Sunday's 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon. Here are a couple of links to important information you'll want for the race:
  • race day info including transportation, parking, gear check, aid stations, and more
  • Pittsburgh Marathon runner tracking: gives you updates on runners at 10K, 9.2 miles, and finish line for the half, and 10K, 9.2 miles, 13.1 miles, 24 miles, and finish for the marathon. Enter the runner's number and then choose the method (text, email, or Twitter) you want to receive your runner updates. 
  • mobile app downloads: get the official 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon apps for Android or iOS
The marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay all begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, May 3rd.

We'll post links to results and live results (if available) as they become available Sunday morning. NOTE: The Pittsburgh Marathon website says the following about race results:
  • Race results will be available through the official mobile App as soon you cross the finish line.
  • Runners can scan the QR code located on their race number with their smart phone to find their time.
  • Unofficial race results will be available on race day at PittsburghMarathon.com and emailed to all finishers.
  • Once race results are deemed official, all official finishers will be emailed with a link to their digital finisher’s certificate indicating net time, pace per mile and finish place; the certificate also will be available for download at PittsburghMarathon.com.
Good luck to everyone running the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon!

Sponsored by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon (P3R), spectators can sign up to receive text updates for runners. Updates will be sent from timing mats at the 10K mark, 9.2 mile mark and the finish line for the Half Marathon and at the 10K mark, 9.2 mile mark, 13.1 mile mark, 24 mile mark and the finish line of the Marathon.  - See more at: http://www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/race-day-info#sthash.q53FEVEo.dpuf
Sponsored by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon (P3R), spectators can sign up to receive text updates for runners. Updates will be sent from timing mats at the 10K mark, 9.2 mile mark and the finish line for the Half Marathon and at the 10K mark, 9.2 mile mark, 13.1 mile mark, 24 mile mark and the finish line of the Marathon.  - See more at: http://www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/race-day-info#sthash.q53FEVEo.dpuf
Sponsored by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon (P3R), spectators can sign up to receive text updates for runners. Updates will be sent from timing mats at the 10K mark, 9.2 mile mark and the finish line for the Half Marathon and at the 10K mark, 9.2 mile mark, 13.1 mile mark, 24 mile mark and the finish line of the Marathon.  - See more at: http://www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/race-day-info#sthash.q53FEVEo.dpuf

Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 Philadelphia Broad Street Run - [RESULTS POSTED] Course Maps, Results Page, & More

Broad Street Run logo
See links for race FAQs, results, and more for the Broad Street Run.

Spring has finally come to the Northeast U.S., and one of the prime harbingers of the season arrives Sunday, May 3rd in Philadelphia's annual 10-mile Broad Street Run. Here are some details you'll want to know for the race:

[Update: See 2015 Broad Street Run results.]
Follow the Broad Street Run's Twitter account, @IBXRun10, for the latest updates on the race.

What will the weather be like in Philly on Sunday? PhillyWX posted a map on its Facebook page, with the comment, "It's going to be mostly sunny, mild, with race temperatures warming from the 50's at 8 AM into the low (or mid, depending on your pace) 60's by the time you're stumbling over the finish line."

Good luck to everyone running the 2015 Broad Street Run!