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.