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.