Monday, December 29, 2008

Midnight Run in Central Park a Highlight of New Year's Eve in NYC

See details on the 2011 New Year's Eve Central Park Midnight Run here. There's also a three-mile New Year's Eve race in Brooklyn (near Prospect Park), which starts at 11:15 p.m.
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NOTE: Get details on the 2009 Central Park Midnight Run here.
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One of the highlights of the running year in New York City, and of New Year's Eve in the Big Apple, is the Midnight Run in Central Park. Sponsored by the New York Road Runners Club, the four-mile fun run steps off at midnight with participants dressed in a wide array of zany costumes portraying just about every theme you can imagine.

The run is just the culmination of a night of fun in the Park, though. The festivities begin at 10 p.m. with a DJ spinning tunes to dance to, so you can limber up your muscles before the run. There's a costume parade and contest at 11 p.m., followed by the race, accompanied by fireworks, at 12 Midnight.

The Central Park Midnight Run is not only a fun way to end one year and start the next, but lets you begin your New Year's resolution for a healthier lifestyle before anyone else.

See the Midnight Run Web page for details on how to sign up for the race.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2009 Cherry Blossom Registration Now Open

Registration is open for the 2009 running of Washington, D.C.'s Cherry Blossom Ten Miler and 5K run; go to the registration page here for details.

For other info on the races, which will be held on April 5th, visit the 2009 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Web site.

The Cherry Blossom race always fills up quickly, so enter as soon as possible.

Monday, December 1, 2008

2009 St. Anthony's Triathlon - Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2009 St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Florida (it opened Monday, Dec. 1st at 9 a.m. Eastern time). Go to the official Web site for registration information... the event is expected to sell out today, so move quickly. The St. Anthony's Triathlon will take place Sunday, April 26, 2009.

This is one of the most hotly anticipated multisport events in the U.S., and is one of the first (or maybe the first) U.S. triathlon of 2009.

The St. Anthony's Triathlon features a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike, and a 10K fun.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

2008 Philadelphia Marathon - Race Results Posted

Results have been posted for the 2008 Philadelphia Marathon... check the results page here. At this page you can view results for the marathon, half marathon, and the Rothman 8K. And you can also view results for the Philadelphia Marathon and related races for previous years.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

2008 Philadelphia Marathon - Course Map, Runner Tracking, Live Video, and More

Sunday, Nov. 23rd is the 2008 running of the Philadelphia Marathon. Check the official race FAQ page for the course map, instructions for tracking runners, location of fluid stations, and more. You'll find a link on the Philadelphia Marathon home page to view live video of the race on Sunday.

To track runners, go to this page.

The 2008 Philadelphia Marathon, half marathon, and Rothman Institute 8K are all sold out.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon - Race Results

The inaugural running of the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon is in the book, and race results are posted at the Marathon's Web page here:

At that page you can view the results of the marathon, half marathon, military and wheelchair divisions, and the teams and divisions results.

The home page of the 2008 San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon can be found at

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Inaugural San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon - Nov. 16th

UPDATE - LIVE RESULTS - You can get live results to track runners in the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon through a link on the race's home page. The results page will open in a separate window.

For 2008 San Antonio is getting its own Rock and Roll Marathon, and the inaugural running of the event takes place Sunday, Nov. 16th. Check out the race course, last-minute details, entertainment information, and more at the official 2008 San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon Web site.

You can also find health and fitness expo information, details on road closures, and of course info on the post-race concert.

2008 Richmond Marathon - Runner Tracking

The 2008 Richmond Marathon is taking place today (Nov. 15th). You can track the runners here, and see the times of the top finishers. More results will be coming in throughout the morning, I'd guess.

The site lists the first finisher as Jyocel Basweti with a time of 2:22:21; the female winner was Kristin Price, finishing in 2:45:02.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

2008 Outer Banks Marathon (OBX Marathon) - Race Results

Here is the page to find race results for the 2008 Outer Banks Marathon in North Carolina, also known as the OBX Marathon.

At that site you'll find a number of race results categories: Marathon Finishers, Marathon Award Winners, and Marathon Course Split Times as well as Half Marathon Finishers, Half Marathon Award Winners, Half Marathon Course Split Times.

You can also look up other information about the 2008 Outer Banks Marathon at the race's official Web site,

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Race Results - 2008 ING New York City Marathon

The results for the 2008 ING New York City Marathon are coming in, and you can view them at the official race results page: All results may not be up at the moment, but keep checking back throughout the day, as NYC Marathon results will be posted as they become available.

You can find the 2008 NYC Marathon results for the top finishers at the moment. Finishers in time order should be up later on Sunday. You can now find lists of finishers from previous years. Congratulations to all finishers of the 2008 New York City Marathon!

Paula Radcliffe Blows Away Field to Win 2008 New York Marathon

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain has won the 2008 New York City Marathon, capturing the title for the third time. Radcliffe led the race from the starting gun and finished with a time of 2:23:56.

New York native Kara Goucher, running in her first marathon, finished in third place. Ludmilla Petrova of Russia finished second and was close to the Briton for much of the race, but Radcliffe opened up distance from Petrova with a 5:12 mile late in the race.

Radcliffe made her intention to win clear from the start, taking the lead at the very beginning and staying at the front of the pack the entire race. Goucher, who is originally from Queens, had dropped out of the lead pack of five runners and appeared to be in trouble, but two other elite runners in that pack fell away, and Goucher found herself in third place, although more than six seconds behind Radcliffe's pace.

Goucher competed for the U.S. in the 2008 Olympics in both the 10,000 and 5,000 meters. She was born in New York but moved to Minnesota when she was four years old. Her father died in a car accident in New York, and the city has always been special to her. Kara Goucher didn't medal in either of her Olympic races in Beijing, so being on the medal stand in New York is certainly redemption for her, and a special personal moment for her as well.

Kara Goucher has a winning connection to New York as well: her coach is Alberto Salazar, a three-time winner of the New York Marathon.

The New York Daily News had a nice story on Kara Goucher's New York homecoming.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

2008 ING New York City Marathon - FAQs, How to Get to the Start, the Wave Start

If you're running the 2008 New York Marathon tomorrow, make sure you know how you're getting to the start... there are very specific places to meet and times to be there, so don't be left out.

Also, the race is using a wave start for the first time this year, in order to cut down on congestion. How does the wave start work for the New York Marathon? Check the race's wave start FAQ for all the answers.

Runner tracking will be available for the race, but there won't be a link to it until race day. Check the New York Marathon Web site Sunday morning for the link.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2008 ING New York City Marathon - Running Expos, Viewing Guide, and TV Coverage

The 2008 ING New York City Marathon takes place this Sunday, November 2nd, and even if you're not running it there are plenty of ways to get involved... here are a few.

* NYC Marathon runners have to attend the Health and Fitness Expo to pick up their registration materials, but the rest of us can go whenever we like. There are shoe companies, fitness demonstrations, and more.

* Where are the best spots to view the big race? The New York Road Runners Club offers a 2008 NYC Marathon spectators' guide.

* If you'll be following the race from the comfort of your couch or somewhere else with a TV nearby, the NYRRC lists the TV viewing coverage for the race. The NYC Marathon will be covered live in the New York area on NBC (channel 4) from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. In the rest of the U.S., NBC Sports will show a one-hour highlights program starting starting at 3 p.m. EST on November 2nd.

Universal Sports TV Network will air the race live starting at 9 a.m. EST on its digital network, with a three-hour replay at 9 that night. Check the NYRRC TV article above for information on how to view the race from outside the U.S.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

2008 Marine Corps Marathon - Results

Results have been posted for the 33rd running of the Marine Corps Marathon. Check the results for the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon, and for previous years, at the race's results page.

The Web site also has a list of top finishers, TV footage of the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon, and photos from the races.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

2008 Marine Corps Marathon - This Weekend

The countdown is on for the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. this weekend, and here are some links to handy information on their Web site.

The Marine Corps Marathon takes place Sunday, October 26th.

* The full schedule for race weekend, in PDF format

* Runner tracking for the Marine Corps Marathon

* Live splits and race results for the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon, for every 5K along the course

* Interactive race course map

* Post-race party with the BoDeans and more

Good luck to all runners and spectators!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

2008 Columbus Marathon - RESULTS

Results are coming in for the 2008 Columbus Marathon, Half Marathon, and other events. Data will be added to the Columbus Marathon results page as it becomes available. Go to the page at the link and choose which race you're interested in and you can view the results.

Friday, October 17, 2008

2008 Columbus Marathon: Info, Course Map, and More

The 2008 Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon are set for Sunday, Oct. 19th. Find last-minute details at the official Columbus Marathon Web site, and download a PDF version of the race's course map.

You can track runners during the race here:

More information:
* Final instructions
* Schedule of events for the weekend

Sunday, October 12, 2008

2008 Chicago Marathon - Results, Course Map, and Info

The 2008 Bank of Chicago Marathon is underway... here are links for some info you might find useful:

Interactive course map

Searchable race results

Evans Cheruiyot of Kenya, who competed in his first marathon less than a year ago, won the 2008 Chicago Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes, 25 seconds.

About 45,000 runners are expected to be participating in today's race. The temperature in Chicago is expected to hit a high of 80 degrees, pretty warm for marathon running but better than last year's record-breaking heat.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

2008 Baltimore Marathon - Runner Tracking, Race Info, Street Closures, More

The 2008 Baltimore Marathon and Running Festival is underway, Oct. 11th. Here are some links for specific information. The Festival includes several races, including the Baltimore Marathon, a Half Marathon, the Maryland Double, and a 5K.

* Frequently asked questions, in PDF format

* Baltimore city street closures

* Baltimore Marathon results page, to be updated as results come in

Saturday, October 4, 2008

2008 Twin Cities Marathon - Sunday, Oct. 5th

The 2008 Twin Cities Marathon is only a few hours away - check last-minute instructions and traffic info at the official Twin Cities Marathon Web site. You'll also find frequently asked questions, a schedule for race weekend, and things to do in the Twin Cities area.

You can track runners by entering their information here:

This year's Twin Cities Marathon will serve as the USA Men's Marathon Championship and the Men's and Women's Masters Marathon Championship. There's more than just a marathon going on, though... tomorrow's 10-mile race will serve as the USA Women's 10-mile Championship, and today saw the running of the 5k race and the Medtronic Mile.

2008 Army Ten Miler - Results Page

Find info about the 2009 Army Ten Miler here

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UPDATE: A results page is now up at the Army Ten Miler Web site. There are no results there yet, but the page says to check back around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Go to for individual results and for team results.

The 2008 Army Ten Miler is now underway in Washington, D.C.... you can find info on the race at the official Army Ten Miler Web site. You can find a PDF map of the race course here.

I'll post the link to race results when they are made available. Good luck to all runners!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

2008 Tunnel to Towers Run in New York City

UPDATE: Monday 9:45 p.m.: 2008 Tunnel to Towers race results are now posted at:

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The annual Tunnel to Towers Run took place in New York City Sunday, starting in Brooklyn and going to Manhattan through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. You can find information and race results at the official Tunnel to Towers Run Web site. I ran the race last year, and it's a unique event.

The race is in honor of NYC firefighter Stephen Siller, who was off duty on 9/11/01 when he heard of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He headed to his firehouse to get his gear and head for the fire, and since all tunnels and bridges were closed to traffic after the attacks, Siller ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and to the World Trade Center... wearing his full firefighter gear.

Sadly, Stephen Siller was one of the 343 NYC fireman to lose his life when the twin towers collapsed. But the Siller family has turned this tragedy that honors his memory and provides funds for a number of charities, including burn centers in New York and across the country; the New York Foundling Hospital; education funds for the children of fallen soldiers; and even the sufferers of Hurricane Katrina.

Besides the race, the Tunnel to Towers Run concludes with a big outdoor party near the finish line, with free food, live entertainment, and lots more.

If you're a runner who'll be in New York the last weekend in September, this is quite a unique race to run in.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

2008 Philadelphia Distance Run - Results

You'll find the results page for the 2008 Philadelphia Distance Run here, which will contain results when they are posted. You can also check live results by clicking on the Live Results link on the Philadelphia Distance Run home page to see the times of runners as they cross the starting line, 5K, 10K, 10 mile mark, and the finish.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Results - 2008 Queens Half Marathon

It was a hot and muggy day for the 30th anniversary of the Queens Half Marathon. This is one of the races in the New York Road Runners Club's grand prix half marathon series. Click here for the results of the 2008 Queens Half Marathon, which took place on Sept. 14th, 2008.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

2009 Boston Marathon Registration is Open - Sept. 3rd

Registration for the 2009 Boston Marathon is open, and you can find all the details at the link. The field is limited to 25,000, and the Boston Athletic Association has announced that six new charities have been added to the Boston Marathon's charity program.

The 2009 Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 20, 2009.

According to the Boston Marathon site,, entry options are as follows:

"In addition to online registration, runners may download a PDF application at, or request a hard-copy application by emailing Entries will be accepted until the maximum field size of 25,000 athletes has been reached."

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Nike Human Race - Give Your Results and Reactions

I've gotten an unprecedented amount of traffic to and comments on my post about running in the New York edition of the Nike Human Race. Most of the comments had the same reaction as I did to the Randall's Island course... namely, that it was congested and just plain awful.

Who out there ran the Nike Human Race in the other 26 cities? What was your experience with the race? Was the course well planned and runner friendly?

To answer one of the comments about the New York Human Race, it was not a New York Road Runners Club event, as far as I can tell. The NYRR promoted the race on its site, but clicking on a link for the race led you straight to Nike's site for the Human Race. So I don't think NYRR can be blamed for the poorly planned course.

If you ran the Nike Human Race at any of the 26 cities, or if you ran it on your own wherever you are, let us know your experiences. Thanks...

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Nike Human Race - Finding Results and Winners

The first-ever worldwide Nike Human Race is complete (or still in progress in some places), and Nike is beginning to post the results. You can find the Nike Human Race results by city on an interactive map. The site also offers a leaderboard showing the fastest times for all the Nike Human Race events... that's races in 26 cities around the world.

As of midnight eastern time, the map shows "awaiting results" for the race I ran in, the New York City event. The weather was beautiful, the post-race concert by the All-American Rejects was fun, and the final lap inside Icahn Stadium at Randall's Island was a great way to finish.

The race course itself, however, was abysmal... probably the worst course I've ever experienced in nearly 30 years of running races. Randall's Island is not a huge island, making it necessary for runners to complete two loops of the course. Not a problem with a decent course, but this one was awful. In many places the course was narrowed too much by fences, and it had the runners going over construction areas with potentially tricky footing.

The narrow course became even more narrow when the race staff asked (politely) runners to stay to the left so that front runners making their second loop could get by.

At one point the runners had to run over a short bridge over a stream that was only wide enough for four or five people running abreast. Imagine hundreds of people trying to cross that bridge at once, with thousands just behind them, and it's easy to understand why I and many other runners were literally standing in place for several minutes until I could cross the bridge.

If the Nike Human Race is to be run again in New York City, a major course (and/or location) redesign is absolutely necessary.

Friday, August 29, 2008

One-Million Runners Set to Run the Nike Plus Human Race

Nike is gearing up to have one million runners around the world run in an event it is calling the "Nike Plus Human Race." There are actual organized races in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Madrid, Buenos Aires, and London, and many more running on their own. The race is a 10K.

You can find out all the details at the link above, and register to take part in the Nike Plus Human Race. In New York City, the race will start at 6 p.m. on Randall's Island, just east of Manhattan.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Kenenisa Bekele Keeps Olympic 10,000 Meters Crown

Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele retained his Olympic title in the 10,000 meters, relying on a sprint to pull away from countrymen Sileshi Sihine. Bekele's time was 27:01.17. Micah Kogo of Kenya came in third for the bronze medal. Bekele, who set the world record for the distance in 2005, did not best that time today, but he did set a new Olympic record, beating the record he set in Athens in 2004.

(Official men's 10,000 meter final results.)

Bekele and Sihine took a victory lap with a third Ethiopian, running legend Haile Gebrselassie. Although Gebrselassie finished only sixth, his performance in this race helped set the pace for his compatriots. Gebrselassie was going for his third gold medal in the distance: he took gold in the 10,000 meters at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 and the Sydney games in 2000.

Gebrselassie had originally planned on competing in the marathon (he holds the world record) as well as the 10,000. But he suffers from asthma and scratched the marathon from his plans due to concerns over the effects of Beijing's air pollution.

Surprisingly, the 35-year-old Gebrselassie said that Beijing would not be his last Olympics; he said he plans to run in 2012 in London, though he's not yet decided whether he will attempt the 10,000 or the marathon.

The top American in the 10,000 meters was Galen Rupp in 13th place at 27:36.99, a season's best for him.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Constantina Tomescu Dita of Romania Wins 2008 Olympic Women's Marathon

38-year-old Romanian Constantina Tomescu Dita literally ran away with the Beijing Olympics women's marathon on Sunday (Saturday night in the West), finishing more than one minute ahead of the second place finisher.

Tomescu Dita pulled away with more than 10 miles to go, building a lead that a seven-runner pack behind her was unable to challenge at all. For much of the last few miles two Kenyans and two Chinese runners were battling for the silver and bronze. In the end, it was Catherine Nedereba of Kenya, one of today's most successful female marathoners, taking the silver and Chunxiu Zhou of China taking the bronze. The Chinese faithful were thrilled to see Zhou win a medal, and to see her compatriot Xiaolin Zhu finish fourth.

(You can find the complete Olympic women's marathon finish list here.

British marathoner Paula Radcliffe had another unsuccessful Olympic experience: she stopped several times but finished, visibly in pain.

The top American finisher was Blake Russell in 27th. Deena Kastor, the bronze medalist in Athens, did not finish.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Chicago Distance Classic 2008 - Details

The Chicago Distance Classic is set for Sunday, August 10th 2008, and you can find most of the race details at the Web site.

There you can download a course map or see an interactive course map, find out about the pacing teams available, learn the official race rules, and more.

The start times for the Chicago Distance Classic are:
6:30am Half Marathon
6:25am Half Marathon Wheelchair

Saturday, August 2, 2008

2008 Beach to Beacon 10K Run

The 2008 Beach to Beacon 10K Run took place today, August 2nd, from Cape Elizabeth to the Portland Head Light on the coast of Maine. Here you can find the Beach to Beacon 2008 race results.

Sounds like they had a stellar cast of world-class runners in this year's Beach to Beacon.

Friday, August 1, 2008

2008 San Francisco Marathon - This Sunday, August 3rd

Get the lowdown on this scenic race at the official San Francisco Marathon Web site. The race has also put together a handy San Francisco Marathon Guide in PDF format.

Check the site for last-minute instructions, picking up shirts and bib numbers, the schedule for marathon weekend, the San Francisco Marathon Expo, post-race entertainment (including the barbecue), and more.

You can find some videos taken along the San Francisco Marathon course from a local SF blog, which were apparently originally on a newspaper's Web site.

The events also including a Half Marathon (running in two different halves), a 5K run and walk, and a "progressive marathon," in which participants "run or walk 26.2 miles over a period of weeks or months, finishing their final 3.1 miles on Race Day in either the 5K."

Should be a great weekend in Frisco.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Race Results - 2008 NYC Half Marathon

The 2008 NYC Half Marathon was held Sunday, July 27th, and fortunately the rain held up. Here you can find searchable race results for the NYC Half Marathon.

Many Olympians from a variety of countries were in the field, making this an exciting 13.1-mile race through the streets of Manhattan and Central Park.

Tadesse Tola beat out Patrick Makau to win the men's division of the NYC Half Marathon, while Catherine Ndereba had a nice kick at the finish to outpace Madai Perez and Yuri Kano.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Race Results - Naples-New York Park to Park Race, Central Park, July 13th

Here is the race results page for the Naples-New York Park to Park 10K Race in Central Park, July 13th. This was the companion race to the run held in Naples, Italy a few weeks back. Some folks were lucky enough to run in both races. It was a warm, muggy race, but fortunately the 8 a.m. start time got us in and out before things got too hot.

As usual, you can search for runners by name or bib number, or view the results for the entire race, or view them by gender or by age group.

The race had originally been scheduled for the day before, but was moved back due to the Bon Jovi concert taking place in Central Park Saturday night.

Friday, July 4, 2008

2008 Peachtree Road Race - Race Results Posted

Results have been posted online for the 2008 Peachtree Road Race 10K in Atlanta, which took place Friday, July 4th. You can find the race results here.

You can browse through the results in order, or view results for open men, masters men, open women, masters women, and the wheelchair division.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

2008 Peachtree 10K Road Race - This Friday

This Friday is the annual Peachtree 10K Road Race in Atlanta. Because the 4th of July falls on a Friday this year, runners will get two days off before they have to return to work.

The Peachtree 10K Road Race is one of the country's largest road races, with a total of 55,000 runners. The finish line has changed this year; find out about it here and check out the Peachtree Road Race FAQ for answers to other questions.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

2008 Grandma's Marathon - Runner Tracking, Race Results, Live Webcam

The 2008 Grandma's Marathon is underway in Duluth, Minnesota, and there are several ways to follow the action. You can track runners live during the race here.

The race results page is here (results for most races will be posted later on Saturday).

You can even watch the race on a webcam; go to the Grandma's Marathon home page above and click on the webcam link.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Race Results - NYRR Father's Day Fight Against Prostate Cancer Run

Results are posted for the New York Road Runner's Club Fight Against Prostate Cancer Run, and you can find them here.

Sponsored by WABC TV, this year's Fight Against Prostate Cancer Run attracted more than 5,500 runners for the five-mile race. A kids' race was also held the same day. For information on future NYRR races, visit their Web site at

Saturday, June 14, 2008

2008 Bellin Run Underway; Results Page Posted

The 2008 Bellin Run is now underway in Wisconsin. There is a link up for 2008 results (here) and results are now posted there. You can view results for the 10K run and walk, the 10K wheelchair event, and corporate and sponsor team results.

You can also check out results from previous years of the Bellin Run.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

NYC Marathon Lottery Today - Find Out if You Got In

The lottery drawing for the 2008 New York City Marathon is being held today, June 4. The drawing is taking place throughout the day, but you can go here and look for the link to the entrant database to see if your name has been drawn. The site says that the final results will be available shortly before midnight Thursday morning, so if you don't find your name there now check back around midnight to see if you got in.

The 2008 ING New York City Marathon will take place on November 2nd, 2008.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

2008 Japan Day Race in Central Park - Race Results

The annual Japan Day run was held June 1st in Central Park, and you can find searchable race results here. You can view all finishers in order, search for runners by name or bib number or other criteria, or view finisher by gender, age group, etc.

New York is celebrating Japan Day with an all-day festival in Central Park, and the Japan Day run is one of the key events.

You can find out more about the New York Road Runners Club, the sponsor of the Japan Day Race and many other events, at their home page:

2008 San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon

The Rock and Roll Marathon is underway in San Diego, and you can find all the details at the home page, You can find details on the course and finish area here if you're following runners in the race, and you can also find out about live runner tracking at the site.

The 2008 San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon started at 6:30 a.m. California time. The post-race concert will be a true rock and roll event, with 1908s chart-topper Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo playing a show. Rock on!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

2008 Spring Lake 5 - Race Results

The 2008 Spring Lake 5 was held May 24th, and the results page is up here.

NOTE: The site says these are unofficial results, and the men's results in particular seem to be incomplete (I ran the race with several friends, and none of us are listed in the race results). This might be because apparently the first male finisher was wearing a women's bib number, the site says.

Check the link above later and with any luck the results will be made final soon.

About 9,000 runners took part in the 2008 SL5, which was held on a beautiful day at the Jersey Shore: warm but not too warm, clear skies, and no rain!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Race Results: 2008 HoHa Classic 5 Mile Run in Hoboken

Results have been posted for the 2008 HoHa Classic 5-Mile Run in Hoboken, New Jersey. You can find the complete searchable race results here.

You can search the race results by name or bib number, or view overall results, results by gender, results by pace, etc.

The HoHa Classic 5-Mile Run is sponsored by the Hoboken Harriers, known as the HoHa's.

Friday, May 9, 2008

St. George Marathon (Utah) - Lottery Results

If you're hoping to run in the St. George Marathon in Utah, your wait is over: the results of the entry lottery have been posted at the race's Web site.

Although the race won't be held until October 4th, 2008, the lottery has just been held and the results of who's gotten in have been posted at the link above. If you didn't make it in, you can still gain entry by signing up to raise money for one of the race's charities.

Check the Web site for the course map and elevation and other information.

The St. George Marathon sounds not only scenic but very fast: the Web site says the race features a descent of nearly 2,600 feet!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

2008 HOHA Classic 5 Mile Race, Hoboken - Register Online

The 10th annual HOHA Classic 5 Mile Race is this Sunday, May 11th in Hoboken, NJ and you can register online here until May 9th. After that, you can register at the Fleet Feet runners' shop at 604 Washington St. in Hoboken, and you can register in person on the morning of the race at Pier A Park, where the race begins and ends (one block north of the PATH station). (T-shirts aren't guaranteed to those who register on the day of the race, however.)

The HOHA Classic 5 Mile Race starts at 10 a.m. and the one-mile Fun Run will be held at 9:30 a.m.

The HOHA Classic is the hometown event of the Hoboken Harriers (the HoHa's), a running club that has been in existence in Hoboken since 1988. The club has weekly runs six times a week; you can find out more at their Web site,

Monday, May 5, 2008

Race Results - 2008 Long Island Marathon

Results for the 2008 Long Island Marathon have been posted at:

The Long Island Marathon was held on Sunday, May 4th. You can view the race results in order, or search by name. You can also view the results for the Long Island Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

2008 Long Island Marathon and Festival of Races

The Long Island Marathon takes place this year on Sunday, May 4th. Actually the LI Marathon is now one of several events in the Festival of Races, which includes the marathon, a half marathon, a 10K, and a 5K.

The 5K took place yesterday; you can find results for that race here, and results for the other races as they are posted.

Find out about all the 2008 Long Island Marathon and other races in the Festival at the official Web site above. There you'll learn about race courses, street closures, starting times and places, and more.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

2008 Marine Corps Marathon - Registration Opens April 29th at Noon

Registration opens today at Noon for the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon, one of the country's most popular marathons, which takes place October 28th.

You can register online after Noon on April 29th at the "registration rally" Web page, here.

"The People's Marathon" has a big field, but can be expected to fill up relatively quickly. Check the Marine Corps Marathon registration FAQSfor answers on how and when to register, how to get your race packet, etc.

The course will be the same as last year's according to the FAQ.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

2008 Oklahoma City (OKC) Marathon Results Posted

Results are in for the 2008 Oklahoma City (OKC) Memorial Marathon. You can search the results of the marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and the marathon and half marathon wheelchair competitions.

You can find the OKC Marathon results here.

The 2008 Oklahoma City (OKC) Memorial Marathon is the seventh running of the race, which was established in memory of the 168 people killed in the attack on a Federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

2008 Crazylegs Classic - Race Results

The 2008 Crazylegs Classic has once again brought out runners and non-runners alike to support Wisconsin Badger Athletics, and the results are in... you can find them here.

You can search the results by name, age, or bib number, or view the results in chronological order. The Crazylegs Classic features an 8K run and wheelchair race and a two-mile walk.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Results - 2008 Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon

UPDATE 4/26: You can find results for the Country Music Marathon and half marathon at the results page: You can track runners who are still on the course, check the finishing time and splits of runners, view the leaders and winners in each category, and more.

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The capital of country music, Nashville, is also known for this fun weekend of running. The marathon and half marathon take place Saturday, April 26th; see the official Web site here for details.

The marathon and half marathon both start at 7 a.m.

You can find the course map and elevation profile for the Country Music marathon and half here.

You'll also want to find out info on road closures and detours and the times they'll be in effect, here.

Naturally you can expect some great music after the race; this year's entertainment includes Steve Cropper & Friends with Lady Antebellum opening.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The 2008 Penn Relays are Underway

The action is underway at the 2008 Penn Relays in Philadelphia, and there's a lot of it to cover. To keep up with it, you'll want to visit the official Penn Relays Web site here.

Here are some other handy links for the Penn Relays:

Schedule and Results -

Penn Relays Live Blog -

The Penn Relays is said to be the oldest such relay in the country, and it claims to have more athletes than the Olympics. It's definitely a lot of track and field activity in just over a day and a half. Check out the action at the Penn Relays Web site above.

Monday, April 21, 2008

2008 Boston Marathon- Searchable Race Results

Here is the link to the results page for the 2008 Boston Marathon. You can search by runner's bib number, name, etc., and also view race results by name, state, country, and other categories. You can also view the results for wheelchair and visually impaired race participants. Congrats to all who completed the 112th Boston Marathon!

2008 Boston Marathon results page:

Boston Marathon Results: Cheruiyot, Tune Take Titles

To no one's surprise, two Africans took the men's and women's titles at the 2008 Boston Marathon. But the women's race came down to a thrilling finish, and the winner was a bit of a surprise.

The victor in the men's division was a familiar face: Robert K. Cheruiyot of Kenya is the defending champion, and is looking for his fourth Boston Marathon title. Cheruiyot had an official time of 2:07:46, which is the sixth fastest time in Boston history.

For the women, Dire Tune was the victor, having the final winning kick in a thrilling sprint to the finish. She and second-place finisher Alevtina Biktimirova of Russia were running side by side with 400 meters to go, with the Russian ending up with a finish time only two seconds behind that of Tune.

Dire Tune becomes only the second Ethiopian woman to win the Boston Marathon. Her time was 2:25:25.

Two American runners finished in the top 20 in both the men's and women's fields of the 112th Boston Marathon. Nicholas A. Arciniaga came in 10th in 2:16:13, while Jason D. Schoener was 14th in 2:19:22.

On the women's side, Ashley A. Anklam had a time of 2:48:43 to finish in 15th place, less than a minute ahead of the second American women, Kim S. Duclos (16th place) in 2:49:31.

You can find full results at the official Boston Marathon Web page, or at the home page of the race organizer, the Boston Athletic Association, at

And if you want to be part of the excitement next year, check either of the Web sites above for information on how to qualify for the 2009 Boston Marathon.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

2008 Boston Marathon - Route and Course Map, Start Times, Runner Tracking, Coverage, More

The 112th running of the Boston Marathon is set for Monday, April 21st, Patriot's Day.
Below you will find details on start times, live runner tracking, course map and race route, and live coverage of the race on TV, radio, and the Web. At the main Web site you will find the site that will list the top runners in order throughout the race and more information.

9:25 a.m. Wheelchair Division Start
9:35 a.m. Elite Women's Start
10:00 a.m. Elite Men & Wave 1 Start
10:30 a.m. Wave 2 Start

You can find Boston Marathon live coverage and race updates at the following sources:
* Versus cable TV - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
* WBZ radio - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* - Live Race Webcast - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



Deena Kastor Wins U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

Deena Kastor came from behind in the final miles to win the 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Boston Sunday.

Deena Kastor overtook Magdalena Lewy Boulet to win the race in 2:29:35. Third place, and the final Olympic berth, went to Blake Russell. Final results are not up yet, but you can check the leaderboard for the order of finish and preliminary finish times.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

2008 Women's Olympic Marathon Trials in Boston

It's a busy couple of days in Boston for running, beginning with the 2008 women's Olympic marathon trials on Sunday, April 20th. Check the Web site for a complete list of runners and their bib numbers, profiles of the competitors, a map of the course, and more.

Deena Kastor, who finished third in the 2004 Olympic Marathon in Athens, has bib number 1. She came in fifth in last year's Boston Marathon but was first in the USA championship.

The 112th annual BAA Boston Marathon is set for the next day. Find all the details on this year's marathon, and on the rich history of the race, at the Web site.

And if you'll be in Boston Sunday or Monday, cheer the runners on. And definitely check the road closure/traffic restriction notes on the Web sites for the two races!

2008 Charlottesville Marathon

UPDATE: Charlottesville Marathon and half marathon results:
Tip of the hat to FREDTERP, who provided the direct link to the 2008 CM results, which you can find here.

The Charlottesville Marathon is another relatively new race on the scene that's getting a lot of acclaim. The 2008 Charlottesville Marathon, the sixth running of the race, took place today, April 19th.

You can find information about the Charlottesville marathon and half marathon at the link above. No results seem to be posted yet, but I'll add them as soon as they are made available on the Web.

Friday, April 18, 2008

2008 Salt Lake City Marathon - FAQ, Course Map, Road Closures, More

The Salt Lake City Marathon is a relative newcomer on the marathon scene, but it's made a big impression. Before you take in the breathtaking scenery, check out the official Web site and some of the links below for answers to common questions, course map and elevation profile, road closures for the race, and more.

The Salt Lake Marathon events also include a half marathon, taking place the same day.

Here are some key links for the 2008 Salt Lake City Marathon:

Salt Lake City Marathon frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Course map (PDF format)

Elevation profile

Road closure information

Sounds like a great backdrop for a marathon or half marathon. And if you missed the 2008 Salt Lake City Marathon, registration is now open for the 2009 SLC Marathon!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

2008 London Marathon Results (and How to Apply for the 2009 Race)

The 2008 Flora London Marathon took place April 13th, and you can find complete searchable results here.

You can search the London Marathon results by last name, club name, gender, and finish time or split times.

According to an article on RunnersWeb, Kenyan Martin Lel defended his title and in the process smashed Khalid Khannouchi's London Marathon course record with a time of 2:05:15. American Ryan Hall came in fifth.

The women's London Marathon was won by German Irina Mikitenko, who became only the second German to win the London Marathon. Favorite Gete Wami of Ethiopia fell at an aid station at the 30km mark, the article says, and recovered to finish in third place.

You can get all the information about the 2008 London Marathon results, facts about the marathon, and details on how to apply for the 2009 London Marathon at the race's official Web site.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

2008 New Jersey Marathon, May 4th - Still Open

The 2008 New Jersey Marathon at the beautiful Jersey Shore is still open. And it'll be easier to get to for New Yorkers and others traveling by mass transit, because New Jersey Transit has added train service to get runners to the starting line on May 4th by the starting time of 7:30 a.m.

If you're up for running a shorter distance, you can be part of a three- or four-person team for the marathon relay.

The Long Branch Half Marathon is sold out, unfortunately, but you can still get in by registering through Bosco's Buddies, a nonprofit organization devoted to awareness of hepatitis and other liver diseases.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

2008 Carlsbad 5000 - Race Results

Here is the results page for this year's running of the Carlsbad 5000 road race, which took place Sunday, April 6th in Carlsbad, California. Results will be posted on this page as they become available.

U.S. Olympic hopeful Alan Webb was part of the field in the 2008 Carlsbad 5000, looking to set another fast time... last summer he broke the American record for the mile, which had stood for a quarter of a century.

The Carlsbad 5000 bills itself as the world's fastest 5K, and I'm sure Webb is hoping that it turns out that way for him.

Race Results - 2008 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

Results are posted for the 2008 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington, D.C.... you can find them here.

The page lets you view results in several different ways: overall, male, and female results for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler; results for the 10 Miler for corporate, government, media and running club teams; and male and female results for the 5K run/walk.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

2008 Nike Women's Marathon

The annual 2008 Nike Women's Marathon and Half Marathon will take place in San Francisco on October 19th. If you're interested in registering for the race, well, it's already been filled by a random drawing... BUT: you can still get in through the method listed below. For information on the Nike Women's Marathon and Half Marathon, see the organizer's FAQ.

As with previous years, the 2008 Nike Women's Marathon and Half Marathon are benefit events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and it seems as if you can still gain entry into the Marathon if you sign up for the Team in Training program and sign up donors for the LLS. For more information on running the Nike Women's Marathon through Team in Training, see their page here.

The Nike Women's Marathon doesn't mention anything about the Half Marathon being sold out... maybe it's everyone who signs up is considered part of the "marathon," and they can choose to run the full marathon or the half?

2008 Army Ten Miler - Registration is Open

Registration opened on April 1st for what is said to be the largest 10 mile race in the country, the Army Ten Miler in Washington, D.C. Find out about registration, the course map, travel and hotel arrangements, the race expo, race weekend events, and more at the official Web site above; I've also pasted some links below.

This year's Army Ten Miler will take place October 5th, and a field of 26,000 runners is expected. The race begins at the Pentagon, which is probably as close as most people will ever get to the famed hub of the Department of Defense.

The Web site says that the race usually sells out in 40 to 60 days, but you'll probably not want to wait till then.

Here are some links with more information from the race's Web site:
* 2008 Army Ten Miler course map
* Registration - individuals (team registration also available)
* Hotel and travel links
* 2008 Army Ten Miler FAQs

Sunday, March 30, 2008

2008 Chicago Shamrock Shuffle - Race Results

You'll find searchable results for the 2008 Shamrock Shuffle 8K race here. You can view overall results, check out the leaders in the men's and women's division, or search for specific runners by name or bib number.

You can find the main page of the Shamrock Shuffle here. It's said that as many as 28,000 runners took part in this year's Shamrock Shuffle.

2008 ING Georgia Marathon, Atlanta - Race Results

The 2008 ING Georgia Marathon is underway, and results are available here. There may still be runners coming in, so the results may not be final.

You can find results for both the marathon and half marathon here, and also track a runner's location on a map by entering his or her bib number.

The 2008 ING Georgia Marathon winds its way through the streets of Atlanta.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Race Results - 2008 SunTrust National Marathon

A race results page has been posted for the 2008 SunTrust National Marathon in Washington, D.C.; you can find it here.

The results are available for overall marathon and half marathon results, men's and women's results, age group results, and team results.

In addition, you can view the National Marathon results for 2006 and 2007.

Race Results - 2008 Papa John's 10 Miler

Results are posted online for the 2008 Papa John's 10 Miler in Louisville, Kentucky.

You can view the leaderboard for men and women, view the entire results for the race, or search for runners by name, bib number, etc.

The home page of the Papa John's 10 Miler is here.

Congrats if you finished the Papa John's race, and especially if you ran all three races in the Louisville Triple Crown of Running.

2008 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

Tomorrow is the biggest day of racing in Knoxville, the 2008 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, half marathon, and 5K. Find out all the details at the official Web site.

Check here for specific details:

* Knoxville Marathon course map (the Web site also has a 5K course map)

* Road closures for the Knoxville Marathon

There will be live music along the marathon course, and free injury clinics after the marathon.

Good luck in the 2008 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and other races!

2008 ING Georgia Marathon - Course Map, Street Closures, Other Info

Sunday, March 30th is the 2008 running of the ING Georgia Marathon and half marathon. Get prepared for race day with some basic information here:

* ING Georgia Marathon course map (includes aid stations, medical stations, cheering zones, and more)
* to get around on race day, make sure you check the list of street closures for the marathon
* the Race Expo for the ING Georgia Marathon has moved to the Georgia Dome as a result of damage from last week's tornado

Good luck in the 2008 ING Georgia Marathon!

Friday, March 28, 2008

2008 SunTrust National Marathon, Washington, D.C.

Spring is here, and it's time for the 2008 SunTrust National Marathon and half marathon in Washington. These races, which coincide with the opening of one of the most festive occasions in the nation's capital: the opening of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

The 2008 SunTrust National Marathon and half marathon take place March 29th. Check the official details page for starting times, locations, the event schedule, how to get there by Metro, and more.

For more info:
2008 SunTrust National Marathon and half marathon course maps: You can find a course map, elevation profile, and turn-by-turn description of the course, and even a video in which the race director describes the race course.

National Marathon street closures (make sure you read this!)

The Metro will be starting service early (5 a.m.) to help get runners to the race. The National Marathon race organizers say on the site, "The Start Line is accessible via the Stadium-Armory Metrorail Station, which is on the Blue and Orange lines."

Between the race, the Cherry Blossom Festival, and the usual sights in D.C., it'll be a great day and weekend to be in the nation's capital!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

2008 Papa John's 10 Miler in Louisville

It's time for the third leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running... the Papa John's 10 Miler, to be held this weekend, March 29th, 2008. Find out all the information on the race here.

If you're running all three legs of the Triple Crown, you've built up your mileage from the Anthem 5K to the Rodes City Classic and now is the time to take on the ultimate challenge, the 2008 Papa John's 10 Miler.

You can register as late as March 27th at 7 p.m.; check the Papa John's 10 Miler FAQ for details.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

2008 Crescent City Classic 10K - Race Results Posted

Results have finally been posted for yesterday's 2008 Crescent City Classic 10K Race in New Orleans. You can find them on the Web page here, which links to a PDF file with the race results. You can view the results on your computer screen or download them to your hard drive.

Friday, March 21, 2008

2008 Crescent City Classic, New Orleans

The annual Crescent City Classic 10K winds its way through the streets of historic New Orleans Saturday, March 22nd, 2008.

The official Web site above has the information to make sure you have an enjoyable time at the Crescent City Classic, including schedule of events, course maps, details on the running expo and the post-race party, and links to buy the famous Crescent City Classic posters, which have become collectors items.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Autopsy: Ryan Shay Died of Irregular Heartbeat from Enlarged Heart

The autopsy has finally been released for Ryan Shay, the marathon runner who died during the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in New York City last November. The Associated Press is reporting that Shay "died of an irregular heartbeat due to an enlarged heart" and also had previous scarring whose cause couldn't be determined. has a short piece on the story that seems to have a direct quote from the New York City medical examiner's office on the cause of death, by way of Shay's father: "Cardiac arrhythmia due to cardiac hypertrophy with patchy fibrosis of undetermined etiology. Natural Causes."

The spokeswoman put it in layman's terms in a phone conversation with Shay's father, according to the Detroit Free Press:

“The heartbeat went into an irregular rhythm due to an enlarged heart with old scars,” Ellen Borakove, public affairs director for the office of the chief medical examiner, told the Free Press in a phone interview. “It’s an unknown source — we’re not able to identify what caused the scaring. “It’s a natural-cause death.”

Shay was diagnosed with an enlarged heart at age 14, but it's not unusual for athletes to have such enlargement. There has been more attention paid to this subject in recent years as there have been a number of high-profile sudden deaths of elite athletes and former athletes, including Army women's basketball coach Maggie Dixon two years ago. says that the full report will be released only to the family.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon - Race Results

You can find the results for the 2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and other races here. On that Web page you'll find links for the results of the Shamrock Marathon, half marathon, and 8K, both runners and walkers, as well as lists of team results and award winners.

Also on this page you'll find a link to the official 2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon race page and race photos page.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

2008 Rodes City Run - Race Results Posted

The 2008 Rodes City Run is complete, and the race results have been posted here. You can also find results for previous years of the Rodes City Run.

The Rodes City Run, which took place Saturday, March 15th, is the second leg of Louisville's triple crown of running. It's said to be ranked as the 12th largest 10K run in the nation. The first leg was the Anthem 5K; the third and final leg is the Papa John's 10 Miler, which takes place March 29th.

2008 Beach to Beacon 10K Run - Registration Open

Registration for the 2008 Beach to Beacon 10K Run is now open! This race takes place August 2, 2008 along the beautiful, rocky coast of Maine, beginning in Cape Elizabeth. The race's Web site says that there is no paper registration this year, so head on over the the Web site to get details and to register.

The race starts at Crescent Beach and ends at Portland Head Light, the nation's first commissioned lighthouse. The Web site has a course map and elevation information.

The Beach to Beacon 10K Run was founded by Maine native Joan Benoit Samuelson, gold-medal winner of the first-ever Olympic women's marathon in 1984.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

2008 Mercer Island Half Marathon - Race Results

You can find the race results for the 2008 Mercer Island Half Marathon, 10, 5K, and other events at the Athletes' Lounge Web site here.

The 2008 Mercer Island Half Marathon results include the half marathon run and walk, the 10K run, the 5K run and walk.

You can find info about getting photos of the race at the Mercer Island Half Marathon Web site.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Runs to Celebrate

St. Patrick's Day is one of those festive occasions that dovetails naturally with a race, and there are plenty of races on St. Paddy's Day weekend 2008 and through the end of March.'s running Web site has a special page dedicated to this year's St. Paddy's Day races. You can find events throughout the country of various lengths. Most are the weekend surrounding March 17th, but some of the races are as late as March 30th. Just lace up your shoes, throw on some green clothing, and you're ready to go.

St. Patrick's Day involves festivity, celebration, and music, so there's usually plenty of entertainment and good times surrounding these races. And the mid-March timing means good weather (or at least the chance of it) in most parts of the U.S.

2008 Jacksonville Gate River Run 15K - Race Results

The 2008 Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida claims to be the largest 15K in the country... and who's to argue? In any case, it's one big race, and preliminary results are available at this Web site.

The site says these are the gun times from the race, and that they'll have splits later on. I'll post these when they become available.

For more info on the 2008 Gate River Run you can check the run's official Web site.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon

Here's a fun marathon next weekend you can still sign up for: the 2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach. There's a marathon, half marathon (sold out), 8K and kids races, with the marathon and half taking place on Sunday, March 16th, and the 8K and kids races on Saturday, March 15th.

The Shamrock Marathon Web site has maps and course information, and you can also find out about the two-day runner's expo Friday and Saturday. The site also has a link to a page giving fun things to do in Virginia Beach.

The 2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon sounds like a good opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, get out of the winter cold, and run a fun race. Or two.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Catalina Marathon - A Unique Trail Marathon on an Island

Taking place on Catalina Island off the coast of California, the Catalina Marathon sounds like a unique experience. USA Today picked it as one of the "10 best winter marathons," while Runner's World called it the "#1 off-road marathon in the world."

The 2008 Catalina Marathon takes place March 15th, and more than 23 miles of the race will be run on trails. The official Web site calls it a "hilly, challenging" run, with much of the course going through the interior of the island where few people have ventured. A tough marathon to be sure, but think of the bragging rights you'd have if you completed this one. Sounds like an amazing area to run a race.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Man Dies After Completing Little Rock Marathon

Some sad news to report on this busy day of marathoning: A 27-year-old man died after running today's Little Rock Marathon. The runner, identified as Adam Nickel of Madison, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead Sunday near the finish line.

Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and defibrillation were performed, but Nickel could not be revived. He was pronounced dead after being transported to the University of Arkansas hospital, according to the race's medical director, who said that he died in the emergency department. Medical staff were unable to detect a cardiac rhythm.

This is the first death in the six years of the Little Rock Marathon. Condolences to Mr. Nickel's family and loved ones. Considering how grueling a marathon is, it's fortunate that such sad events occur so rarely, especially when you realize how many hundreds of thousands of people run marathons each year. It remains to be seen what the cause of this untimely death was.

2008 Sarasota Marathon - Race Results

The 2008 Sarasota Marathon, also known as the Grouper Run, is in the books and the organizers have posted the results from today's races on their Web site, below.

You can view overall marathon results, overall results with splits, and age group results. You can view the half marathon results the same way. You can find the results page for the 2008 Sarasota Marathon here.

For view the runners who received awards for the 2008 races, go to

2008 Napa Valley Marathon - Race Results

Results have been posted for the 30th running of the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon; you can find them here.

You can list the results for the 2008 Napa Valley Marathon and previous years several ways. You can view all runners, men, or women, or view them by age group, or by a combination of both. You can also search for runners by bib number for 2008 and previous years.

2008 L.A. Marathon - RACE RESULTS

The L.A. Marathon race results page has been updated with results for the 2008 running of the Los Angeles Marathon -- click here.

At this time (3:30 Eastern time Sunday) there is a live link only for the marathon times. Maybe later they'll have a link up for the 5K race. This page also has links where you can view results for previous years of the L.A. Marathon and the 5K.

Congratulations to all runners and walkers who competed in the 2008 L.A. Marathon!

Race Results - 2008 Little Rock Marathon

Race results for the 2008 Little Rock Marathon will be posted on this page when they are received (as of Sunday morning, "2008" is listed but there is no live link associated with it). Race photos can also be ordered there.

Results for previous years of the Little Rock Marathon are listed at this Web page as well.

Race Results - 2008 Alpharetta Marathon and Half Marathon

Here is where you can find race results for the 2008 Alpharetta Marathon & Half Marathon, held March 2nd in Alpharetta, Georgia.

You can view or download all results, or search for specific runners.

Friday, February 29, 2008

2008 L.A. Marathon - Runner Tracking; Street and Freeway Closures

STREET CLOSURES: You can find details on street closures for this weekend's 2008 running of the L.A. Marathon here, from the L.A. Department of Transportation.

It's a PDF file you can view online or download and print. If it doesn't load at first, keep trying... as you can imagine, lots of people are trying to access this street and freeway closure information, and the server is quite busy.

RUNNER TRACKING: You can sign up for runner tracking here. You type in the entrant's information and then enter the pager, text messaging number, or e-mail address you want the information sent to. You can have split times sent to you, or just receive the runner's finishing information. The updates will be sent when the entrant reaches that part of the course.

The 2008 L.A. Marathon takes place Sunday, March 2nd.

Monday, February 25, 2008

2008 L.A. Marathon - Run Through the Streets of Los Angeles

The 2008 L.A. Marathon takes place this Sunday, March 2nd, and online registration is still open. Their site says it has been extended to this Wednesday, Feb. 27th due to popular demand.

You can find detailed course maps from the L.A. Department of Transportation here. (NOTE: this link doesn't seem to work with the Safari browser.)

The 2008 L.A. Marathon features a 5K race and walk, but no half marathon.

This being Los Angeles, you'll find plenty of entertainment stations along the course, reflecting many of the different ethnic groups found in the L.A. area and all levels of entertainment, from local favorites to international stars.

NYC Marathon Entry Lottery Begins Today at Noon

The online lottery for entering your name to apply for the 2008 New York City Marathon opens at 12 Noon today, Feb. 25th; see more information here. A printable application that you can mail or fax in will be available in the middle of March. (Since the actual lottery is not held until months later, it doesn't matter when or how you apply for the lottery.)

If you don't get in through the lottery, you can always get guaranteed entry by signing up to raise money for one of the NYC Marathon's charity groups.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

2008 New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon - Race Results

Now here's a race that must have a truly unique course... the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon. Running through the French Quarter and other historic areas must be incredible. You can find the results for the 2008 New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon here, which includes results for the marathon, half marathon, and 5K, and racewalking results for the marathon and the half.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Finding Running Routes -, USATF, and Other Choices

A Web site I've just become aware of,, calls itself "The best online resource for where to run. Great running routes and run maps for countries and cities around the world." Unfortunately, the site is not accessible right now (Saturday afternoon), perhaps because it it getting so much traffic.

Another Web site called lets you map your own runs, look up runs that others have mapped, and log your training. I haven't tried it, but it looks easy to use and helpful.

USA Track and Field has a feature on its Web site called America's Running Routes that lets you map and share your own running courses, and look up ones that other people have posted. This can be a handy feature if, like me, you're often visiting out-of-town friends and relatives and are looking for good running routes of various distances.

2008 Cowtown Marathon Results- Marathon, Half, 10K, Ultra

The Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth, Texas has posted the results for its 2008 races here.

At this link you'll find results for the 2008 Cowtown Marathon as well as for the half marathon, 10K, and ultramarathon. The Web page also has tabs that let you view results for the previous years of the Cowtown Marathon.

Friday, February 22, 2008

2008 Cowtown Marathon, Fort Worth - Six Events in One

Saturday, Feb. 23rd is the 2008 Cowtown Marathon, but of course it's more than just marathon, it's a veritable three-ring circus. The Cowtown Marathon has six events in all: a marathon, half marathon, 10K, adult 5K and kids 5K, an even an ultramarathon.

Check the official Web site, for race times, elevation charts, information on the running expo, and more.

You'll find the marathon course map here.

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Race to Robie Creek: Tough, Rugged, Full

The 2008 Race to Robie Creek will be held April 19th, but it's already full. However the "Hot Topics" page at the Robie Creek Web site notes that it's OK for registrants to sell their entries to other people.

The Race to Robie Creek takes place in Boise, Idaho, and calls itself "The Toughest Half Marathon in the Northwest."

You'll also want to read the race's FAQ page. It answers all the questions you might have about the race, such as:
How tough is the race, really?
What's the course elevation?
Are there really no iPods allowed?
Where do I pick up my race chip?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

2008 AT&T Austin Marathon and Half Marathon - Race Results

The 2008 AT&T Austin Marathon and half marathon are underway, and the official race Web site has a results page up (two of them, actually).

You'll find one of the results pages here. NOTE: The link on the race's home page for run-far is incorrect; the address has an extra "w" in the address.

The link for returns an error message.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

2008 AT&T Austin Marathon - Course Map, Road Closures, and More

The 2008 AT&T Austin Marathon takes place tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 17th. Here is some information you'll want to know for the race.

The 2008 AT&T Austin Marathon and half marathon are sold out. Also runners can no longer switch their registration between races.

Some links:
Course information
Travel guide and road closures
Travel information
Frequently asked questions - FAQ

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Registration Now Open for the 2008 Reston Triathlon

Registration for the 2008 Reston Triathlon opened on Wednesday night, Feb. 13th. The 2008 Triathlon will take place on Sunday September 7th, 2008, in Reston, Virginia.

The course distances in 2008 are the same as in previous years - a one-mile swim, 22.3 mile bike, and 10K run.

This year the Reston Triathlon is also featuring a Reston Triathlon Sprint, but that's already sold out. Better get your entry in now if you want to get in the original Reston Triathlon.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Columbus, Ohio "Last Chance for Boston" Marathon

The name says it all: the "Last Chance for Boston" Marathon claims to be the last marathon that will enable you to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The marathon takes place on February 17th, and if you're a real procrastinator you'll be glad to know that registration is open through the morning of the race! (Note: online registration closes the day before the race, Saturday the 16th, at 8 a.m.)

The marathon features a fast, flat USATF-certified course. The event also features a half marathon, 10K, and 5K, but let's face it, most of the entrants will be trying to get in under the wire to qualify for Boston.

Columbus, Ohio in February may not be everyone's idea of a perfect marathon spot, but if you want to qualify for the big Patriot's Day race, this is apparently the place to be. And hey, Boston in April can be pretty cold, windy, and raw, so who knows, the weather in Columbus this weekend might even be better than that at the Boston Marathon.

2008 Myrtle Beach Marathon Weekend Feb. 14-17

Named US USA Today as one of its "10 great places to warm up to a winter marathon," the Myrtle Beach Marathon will take place this weekend, Feb. 14th-17th.

While the 2008 Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon is the marquee race of the weekend, the events include a half marathon, marathon relay, 5K, fun run, bicycle ride, and of course a post-race party. As a popular vacation spot, Myrtle Beach has plenty of good restaurants for pre-race carbo loading and post-race chowdowns.

The Myrtle Beach Marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay are sold out; there may still be time to enter the 5K and the other events. See the race Web site for details.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

2008 Gasparilla Distance Classic - Results for Marathon and Half Marathon

The second day of the 2008 Gasparilla Distance Classic in Tampa, Florida has concluded (well, the racing anyway), and the marathon and half marathon times are posted on the Web site here.

The partying continues in the streets of Tampa after the marathon and half marathon, however...

2008 Mercedes Marathon and Half Marathon - Race Results

Here is the results page for the 2008 Mercedes Marathon and half marathon. The page also has links to Mercedes Marathon results for previous years.

Results will be posted as they are complete. As of 11 a.m. Eastern time Sunday, only the results for the 5K race are posted; the links for the Mercedes Marathon, half marathon, etc. will become life as the results are put online.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Race Results for the 2008 Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K and 5K

Day one of the 2008 Gasparilla Distance Classic weekend is in the books, and here's where you can find the race results for the 15K and 5K events. This includes the 5K, 15K, Wheel Chair 15K, 5K Teams, and 15K Teams results.

You can search for runners by different criteria, and you can also view Gasparilla Distance Classic results for previous years.

Tomorrow will be the running of the 2008 Gasparilla Distance Classic marathon and half marathon.

Friday, February 8, 2008

2008 Mercedes Marathon, Half, and 5K, Birmingham, Alabama

The 2008 Mercedes Marathon, half marathon, kids' marathon, and 5K take place on Sunday, February 10th.

At the official Web site you can find information on the start and finish areas, race starting times, the runners' expo, course maps for the races, course profiles, and more.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

2008 Gasparilla Distance Classic, Marathon, and Half Marathon

It's almost time for the 2008 Gasparilla Distance Classic weekend in Tampa, Florida. This is one of the most unique weekends in road racing, with four major races taking place over two days.

Saturday, February 9th will feature the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K and 5K. Then on Sunday Tampa's Gasparilla Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay will take place.

Check the Web site above for details on the race courses, maps, start times, and information on the latest weather in Tampa.

Monday, February 4, 2008

2008 Surf City Marathon - Race Results

Here is where you can find the results of the 2008 Surf City Marathon, run in Huntington, California.

From what I've read, the weather did not cooperate, and the race was marred by rain that was quite heavy at times.

Friday, February 1, 2008

2008 Millrose Games Today - Results

Today marks the 101st Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York.

You can find the Millrose Games events and results page here; it refreshes every 30 seconds with results and shows you the times of all events.

Here are some of the highlights we can expect to see in tonight's action:
* Olympic gold medalist Joanna Hayes competing in the 100-meter hurdles
* Kara Goucher, World Championship bronze medalist in the 10,000 meters, will compete in the mile
* The Mel Sheppard 600 meters will feature a strong group of Americans including Bershawn Jackson and Khadevis Robinson
* The organizers are expecting a very strong college men’s 4x800-meter relay, with teams from Columbia, Seton Hall, Cornell, Villanova, Georgetown, Arkansas and George Mason
* And of course, the classic Wanamaker Mile

The Millrose Games is the third event in USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series.

Registration Open for the 2008 Chicago Marathon

Registration for the 2008 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (formerly the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon) is now open, as of January 31st.

The 2008 running of this classic road race is scheduled for October 12th. The 2008 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will accept 45,000 entries, it is said. The race will start at 8 a.m. in Grant Park.

2008 Surf City Marathon and Half, Huntington, California

Start off Super Bowl Sunday with a marathon along the beautiful California shoreline... the 2008 Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon take place Sunday, Feb. 3rd in Huntington, California. Formerly called the Pacific Shoreline Marathon, this race definitely capitalizes on the Surf City/Beach Boys tie-in, with restored "Woody" cars and lifeguard vehicles and surfboards leading the runners from the starting line. With the Beach Boys playing in the background, of course.

The course goes by Huntington Beach and its pier and through Huntington Central Park, and there are bands playing surf music along the course. Sounds like fun, and apparently a lot of people agree: the race is closed after reaching 16,000 entrants, its largest field ever.

Here you'll find a PDF version of the course map of the 2008 Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon.

2008 Arizona Desert Classic Marathon

The Arizona Road Racers present the 2008 Desert Classic Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K race, and two-mile fun run on February 2, 2008. The races start and finish at Riverboat Village, 18300 West Bell Road in Surprise. The marathon and half marathon races have a 7:00 a.m. start, but a 6:00 a.m. start is available if you notify the race director before race day. The 5K and two-mile runs start at 7:20 a.m. The marathon features aid stations every two miles.

Here you'll find a map of the course in PDF.

For more information, call the Arizona Road Racers hotline at (602) 954-8341.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

2008 ING Miami Marathon - Course Map and Info

Sunday, Jan. 27th is the 2008 ING Miami Marathon, and here you'll find the course map and information about the starting point, finish line, and more, direct from the official site. You'll also find a turn-by-turn look at the course, details on course elevation, location of aid stations and mile markers, and more.

Good luck in the 2008 ING Miami Marathon!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Spirit of the Marathon" Screenings Jan. 24th

I don't know how I missed this, but the movie "Spirit of the Marathon" is being screened in a number of cities in the U.S. tonight, January 24th. I've never heard of it before... wonder how I missed hearing of it?

"Spirit of the Marathon" sounds like a very interesting movie, following several people of very different backgrounds as they prepare to run in the Chicago marathon. There are elite athletes like Deena Kastor (Deena Drossin, before she got married), as well as some first-time marathoners and a man in his seventies.

This one-night-only screening sounds like an odd idea, although maybe it's a way to get some publicity before a DVD release. An article in the Los Angeles Times says there will be an encore screening of "Spirit of the Marathon" on February 21st.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

2008 Carlsbad Marathon - Race Results

Results have been posted for the 2008 Carlsbad Marathon. You'll find results for the marathon and half marathon, and you can search by gender, bib number, name, age grade, etc. as well as city and state.

2008 ING Miami Marathon: Registration Still Open

If you want to get away from freezing winter weather, head south for the 2008 ING Miami Marathon on January 27th. As of today registration is still open, unlike many races that seem to be filled up a couple of weeks (or more) before race date.

Part of the course will take runners down Ocean Drive in South Beach, with its many cultures, trendy restaurants, Art Deco hotels, and fashionable and trendy beautiful people. The ING Miami Marathon weekend includes the marathon and half marathon, as well as a kids' race (all on Sunday), and the Tropical 5K race on Saturday. There's a runners expo taking place from Friday to Sunday.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

2008 Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon

The 2008 Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon take place on Sunday, January 20th. Get all the information you need to run the races, or watch them, or track runners, at the official Web site.
The 2008 Carlsbad Marathon starts and finishes at the Westfield Plaza Camino Real in Carlsbad, California.

The site also has a page where you can find the official course details for the 2008 Carlsbad Marathon, including a course map, profile, and elevation. The page also gives you a turn-by-turn narrative of the course.

The site says that the marathon has a rolling course, much of it along the Pacific Ocean. The highest point of of the course is 308 feet, which runners will encounter betweenmiles 5 and 9.

These tools let you be fully prepared for the 2008 Carlsbad Marathon, whether you're running or watching.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Runner Tracking - 2008 Walt Disney World Marathon

Sunday, January 13th is the 2008 Walt Disney World Marathon. Here's where you can track a runner live throughout the race.

You search for an entrant, and then enter the number for a pager or text messaging, or an email address. You can choose to have have split times sent to you, or just finishing information. Updates will be sent as soon as the entrant reaches a given part of the course, the race organizers say.

Official Results - 2008 Walt Disney World Half Marathon

Congratulations on finishing the 2008 Disney Half Marathon! Here are the official results of the half marathon.

You can search for a runner by bib number, age, sex, hometown, etc., or you can view all runners in order, or male and female runners in order. Must have been quite an interesting race through the Magic Kingdom...

Friday, January 11, 2008

2008 Chevron Houston Marathon - Official Site

The 2008 Chevron Houston Marathon takes place Sunday, January 13th. Here at the official Web site you'll find details on where and when to pick up your race packet, starting time information, a course map, and more.

If you're running in the 2008 Chevron Houston Marathon or in the half marathon or the 5K race, this is the site to find out all about the races. Unfortunately, if you're looking to register for the marathon or half marathon, you're too late: they're both filled already. You can, however, sigh up for the 5K run.

The Chevron Houston Marathon has 17,000 entrants... it should be quite a field! No wonder they're starting the field in several different waves.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

P.F. Chang's Rock and Roll Arizona Marathon and Half

If you're looking for a warm-weather marathon for this cold January, look into the 2008 P.F. Chang's Rock and Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon, January 13th, 2008. The race goes through Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, and online registration is open through January 4th, so act now to get in on this one.

P.F. Chang's Rock and Roll Arizona Marathon is said to be a flat course and it is certified so it would make a good Boston Marathon qualifier. The race lives up to its rock and roll name, too: there will be an estimated 70 bands participating. There's also a free headliner concert after the race starring Kool and the Gang, as well as a race expo on the days before the race.

The site has course maps and profiles as well as additional information.

2008 Walt Disney World Marathon

The annual Walt Disney World Marathon near Orlando has proven to be a popular winter event, and the 2008 marathon and half marathon are filled. If you're already entered in the 2008 Walt Disney World Marathon or one of the other races and want to find out details of the times and places of events, and more, go to the races' official Web site.

The 2008 Walt Disney World Marathon takes place on January 13th, starting at 6 a.m.

For a course map, click here.