Friday, May 27, 2016

2016 Comrades Marathon - [RESULTS] Race Instructions, Course Map, & More

The famous Comrades Marathon takes place this Sunday, May 29th, and as usual it promises to be one of the most grueling races and tests of human endurance. See the links below for details on Comrades 2016, which begins at city hall in Pietermaritzburg and ends at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. The official distance for this year's Comrades Marathon is 89.208 km, and start time is 5:30 a.m. local time.

[UPDATE, May 29: See 2016 Comrades Marathon results]

Links to essential information:
See the final race instructions, which have details on everything from the start, tote bag service, and time limits to toilets, refreshment stations, and medical information.

For late-breaking information, check out Comrades on social media: facebook.com/comradesmarathon and twitter.com/comradesrace.

Check out the race information page for general rules and details on qualifying, timing, and more.

Best of luck to all Comrades 2016 competitors!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2016 Spring Lake 5 - [RESULTS] Race Details

A few months ago we wrote about registration details for the classic Spring Lake 5 race. The event has long since sold out, and now the day of the race is in sight. The website all the race details, but here is the schedule of events, from the Spring Lake 5 website:

[Update, May 28, 11:30 a.m.: See 2016 Spring Lake 5 results]
Friday May 27:
> 6:00 pm Kids Races (Start line Ocean & Atlantic Avenues)
> 10 am to 8 pm PM Packet Pickup for SL5 at the Spring Lake train station.
Saturday May 28:
> 6:30 AM Packet Pickup
> 8:00 AM Roads on race course will be closed to traffic. Get there before 8 if you want to park close to the start.
> 8:30 AM Start of 5 mile race (Start line at Ocean & Sussex Avenues)
> Post-Race Beginning-of-Summer Party!
The official race instruction sheet notes that parking in the race area is limited, and suggests that you arrive early to find a spot. Also, "Streets east of Third Avenue will by closed at 7:30 a.m. to parking." And Ocean Avenue will be completely closed to traffic at the start and finish areas on the morning of the race, so don't even think of driving in those areas.

Entrants can pick up t-shirts today at the Spring Lake train station (Warren Avenue near Fifth Avenue) on Thurs. from 12-2 and 4-7p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are four water stops on the course (on both sides of the street), in addition to the water at the start and finish.

Good luck to all participating in the 40th running of the Spring Lake 5!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

2016 Brooklyn Half Marathon - Race Results

The rain held off for Saturday's 2016 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon, giving runners an ideal combination cool temperatures and overcast skies. More than 27,000 runners took part, making the race the world's biggest half marathon of the year.

See the complete 2016 Brooklyn Half Marathon results, see the award winners, and read more race details.

Congrats to the huge field of runners who conquered the streets of Kings County, from Grand Army Plaza to Coney Island!

Monday, May 2, 2016

2016 Pittsburgh Marathon - Race Results

Pittsburgh Marathon logo
See links to Pittsburgh Marathon results in the post below.

The 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon is in the books, and thousands of runners braved the rain to finish the marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay on Sunday.

The soggy Pittsburgh Marathon results have been posted, which you can peruse from the comfort of your home, plane, or hotel room (hopefully, very dry). You can also find the results of the other races that took place yesterday, as well as Saturday's event, the 5K walk, the kids' marathon, and the pet walk.

Congrats to all who persevered through the wet conditions on Sunday, and who participated all the events of the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon weekend.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

2016 Broad Street Run - [RESULTS] Course Maps, FAQs & More

Broad Street Run logo
See info on the 2016 Broad Street Run below.

Thousands of runners will take to the streets of Philadelphia Sunday, May 1st in 2016 Broad Street Run. Whether you're running or watching, get up to speed with all you need to know about the race with these links to essential information:

[Update, 5/1: See Broad Street Run live results.]
The website lists a mobile app you can download, but the link to the iOS app says it "can't be downloaded in your country" (the U.S.), and the link to the Android app gives a similar message. We did find this link to the Android app. 

The site doesn't seem to list any other options for tracking runners, but we'll note it here if we run across it.

Good luck to all runners in the 2016 Broad Street Run!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

2016 London Marathon - Results

The 2016 London Marathon is in the books, and you can find searchable race results here. You can also see the top finishers by viewing the race leaderboard.

Congrats to today's London Marathon winners, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya on the men's side in 2:03:05 and countrywoman Jemima Sumgong for the women in 2:22:58.

And special congratulations to British astronaut Tim Peake, who ran the London Marathon in space!

You can also view previous years' London Marathon results.

Congrats to all participants in the 2016 London Marathon!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

2016 Boston Marathon - [Searchable Results] Mobile App, Runner Tracking, How to Watch, & More

How to watch the Boston Marathon
Above: Boston Marathon viewing information. See details on running tracking and more below.

Monday, April 18th is Patriots' Day in New England, and that means it's Boston Marathon day. Here are some links so you can watch, follow, and track the race:

[Update, April 18th: Boston Marathon searchable results are now available]
Online and local TV coverage in the Boston area will be provided by WBZ-TV from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and my38 will re-air the race at 8 p.m. Outside the area, online and national coverage will be on NBC Sports Network.

While the Boston Marathon is the main focus, there are other races this weekend. In the 5K race, Dejen Gebremeskel won the men's race, while Molly Huddle won her third straight B.A.A. 5K title.

Chris O'Hare won the men's B.A.A. Invitational Mile, while Brook Handler took the women's crown.

Good luck to all runners in tomorrow's Boston Marathon!