Sunday, February 7, 2016

2016 Spring Lake 5 Race Registration - Open Now!

Spring Lake 5 starting line
The start of the Spring Lake 5 a few years ago. See registration info for this year's race below.

Registration is open for the 2016 Spring Lake 5 race at the Jersey shore!

The online sign-up just opened, at 5 a.m. on Feb. 7th, and you can register for the Spring Lake 4 here. The five-mile race takes place May 28th—Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend—at 8:30 a.m. A series of kids' races will also be held; these are listed as 6 p.m. (on Friday the 27th, we'd assume). Registration for the kids' races opens Feb. 15th at 12:01 a.m.

This is one of the most popular races in New Jersey, and always sells out quickly. (The site notes, "Registration ends February 7, 2016 at 11:59pm EST," but the field may well be full before then.) [UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Apparently the 2016 Spring Lake 5 is sold out; the website says that online registration is no longer available. BUT: in past years, runners have been able to enter the race by signing up through a number of charities, which involves committing to raise a certain amount of donations for the charity. See the Spring Lake 5 website to find out if this option is available.]

In the meantime, check out the Spring Lake 5 course map.

Registration is now open, so go to the sign up page as soon as you see this. It may only take a few hours to fill up, maybe less than that?

Good luck, and start training now for the 2016 Spring Lake 5!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

2016 Shamrock Shuffle 8K, Chicago - Registration, Course Map, & More

2016 Shamrock Shuffle logo
Register for the 2016 Shamrock Shuffle below.

 January isn't too early to plan for the 2016 Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago, which has gained a big following in recent years. See the links before for details like registration, course map, travel and parking details, and more.

This year's race will take place Sunday, April 3rd, and takes runners on a unique course that winds through the Windy City's famous loop and finishes in Grant Park. Here are links for must-know information for running the 2016 Shamrock Shuffle 8K:
The eight-kilometer (4.97) race packet includes a Nike race shirt, sunglasses, & a drink ticket for a beer at the post-race party (assuming you're 21 or over).

Spring isn't that far off, folks, and the sell-out date for the 2016 Shamrock Shuffle 8K is even closer (no saying when it'll be, but better to sign up sooner rather than later).

Saturday, January 23, 2016

2016 Miami Marathon: [RESULTS] Runner Tracking, Course Maps, & More

There may be a blizzard hitting the East Coast, but the 2016 Miami Marathon will be thankfully free of such distractions when the race steps off on Sunday, January 24th. See the links below for details on runner tracking, course maps, directions, and more.

[UPDATE, Jan. 24: Check the Miami Marathon results page to see your time. (Note: page may be slow to load; you may need to try more than once to get results)]
The gear check opens at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, and both the marathon and half marathon start at 6 a.m. at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd.

Good luck to all!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

2016 Arizona Rock & Roll Marathon - Race Results & More

The weekend of January 16th and 17th marked the running of the Arizona Rock & Roll Marathon and half marathon, which take runners through the streets of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Race results are up, and the quickest way to find your individual stats are on this results search page.

Scroll down further on the page, and you'll find the race leaderboards, showing the top finishers for the marathon, half marathon, 5K, and other events. In the half marathon, a couple of American men tuning up for next month's Olympic marathon trials did well: Scott Bauhs finished first in 1:02:23, While Ben Bruce came in second in 1:02:28 (which, while not a winning time, was a PR for him, as he noted on Twitter after the race).

In the women's division, Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, a 2012 Olympian in the 10,000 meters, won the half marathon in 1:11:49. The runner-up was Tara Welling in 1:13:07. (See more in this story on the Arizona Rock & Roll Marathon.)

Note: Not to be outdone by her husband, Stephanie Rothstein Bruce came in ninth in the half marathon while pacing her friend Caitlin Comfort—not a bad finish, considering she gave birth to the couple's second child just a few months ago.

Tommy Rivers Puzey won the men’s Arizona Rock & Roll Marathon in 2:25:22, more than two minutes ahead of second-place finisher Roosevelt Cook. Tanya Gallager won the women's race, almost a minute in from of McKale Davis.
With some parts of the U.S. having typical freezing weather, we bet a distance run in the Arizona sun was a welcome experience.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

2016 Mumbai Marathon - Race Results, Mobile Apps, & More

The 2016 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is underway! (or, more likely, completed by the time you read this). Keep up with the event by checking out these links for key information:
Congratulations to the more than 40,000 runners who competed in the 13th running of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

2015 Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon & Half - Race Results

Congrats to all participants in this weekend's 2015 Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon and half marathon. Finisher times and photos are in, and the quickest way to find race results is to go to the results page and enter your bib number. You can view the leaderboard for both men and women at the page, too.

Much of the attention was on the half marathon, with would-be Olympians looking to tune up before the marathon trials in Los Angeles and the Olympics in Rio next this year. The American women were especially strong in San Antonio, with Kara Goucher rocking to the finish in a time of 71:10.  Canada's Sasha Gollish finished second in 72:35 (an amazing 9-minute PR for her), and two more top Americans, Shalane Flanagan and Amy Hastings, crossing the finish together in 72:42.

For the men, Americans swept the top three spots, with Aaron Braun first in a time of 64:11, Jeffrey Eggleston second in 65:44, and Phillip Baar in third with 66:39.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

2015 Philadelphia Marathon - Results

The 2015 Philadelphia Marathon is underway, and you can find results as they come in here. The leaderboard option shows you the top finishers in the race, updates automatically every minute. You can also search for runners by name, bib number, etc.

The winners so far: in the half marathon, Eliud Ngetich of Jacksonville, Florida took the men's title with a time of 1:03:39, while Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton of Santa Fe, New Mexico won the women's title in 1:09:48.

Marathon finishers are still coming in, but you can check the leaderboard and search for runners you're following at the results page.

Congrats to the 30,000+ runners who took part in today's Philadelphia Marathon and related events!