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!