Saturday, June 27, 2009

2009 Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon - Race Results

Live race results are up for the 2009 Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon, where you can check the status of a runner at various splits.

At the Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon home page you can watch video of the 2009 race and find out more information about this year's events.

Contemporary bluesman Ke' Mo' is the headliner for concert that accompanies this race, the inaugural running of the Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

NY Road Runners Father's Day 5 Mile Run - Race Results

The New York Road Runners Club held its annual Father's Day 5 Mile Run on Sunday, which also serves as an event to raise awareness for prostate cancer. You can find the race results for the 2009 Father's Day 5 Mile Run here. You can search the results by name or bib number or view results by gender, age group, team, and other options.

Despite the relentless rain in the New York area over the last few weeks, runners lucked out and there was just a light sprinkle during the race.

My time was 45:39, which is probably my best five-mile time in a while. Not where I want to be, but going in the right direction.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

2009 Grandma's Marathon Results Posted

Grandma's Marathon results for the 2009 races have been posted here. Once there at the results page, you can click on the link for the race you want: the Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, and William A. Irvin 5K.

For more information on the races, go to the 2009 Grandma's Marathon Web site.

2009 Grandma's Marathon - Runner Tracking

This year's Grandma's Marathon is underway in Duluth, Minnesota. Final results aren't posted yet, but you can track runners' progress in Grandma's Marathon at this link. You can choose to track the progress of runner's in Grandma's Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

Americans have won the top spots in the Marathon, with Minnesota native Christopher Raabe taking the men's race Californian Mary Akor repeating as the women's champion.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

National Running Day 2009; New York Marathon Entry Update

Wednesday, June 3rd is National Running Day. If you're in the NYC area and want to go for a group run, see the New York Road Runners Club's listing of National Running Day activities. (U.S. Olympian Deena Kastor will be hosting a couple of the events in the City tomorrow.)

Among the events:
  • Mighty Milers Fun Run/Walk (Olympian Deena Kastor will host) - Randall's Island, 10:30 - 12:30 a.m.
  • Runs in Central Park and Brooklyn's Prospect Park, 5-7 p.m.
  • Group runs in Central Park, Prospect Park, Van Cordlandt Park (Bronx), and Forest Park (Queens) - 6:30 - 7 p.m. (Deena Kastor hosts in CP)
  • Young Professionals Central Park Group Run and Happy Hour (with link to purchase tickets)

Plenty of opportunities to enjoy a group run in New York City today, and most of the day should be sunny and dry.

Speaking of New York and running, the last day to enter the lottery for the 2009 New York City Marathon was yesterday; this Thursday you'll be able to find out if you made the cut. From the NYRCC site:

"Lottery results for U.S. residents will be available on Thursday, June 4, at noon by logging-in to the Entrant Login. Entrants will need their username and password in order to log-in. If you do not know your username and password, please e-mail for assistance. Entrants will be asked to provide emergency contact information. Please have that available. All U.S. applicants and international lottery entrants will also receive an e-mail confirming their status on Friday, June 5."

The New York Marathon entrant login page is here.

Happy National Running Day, and if you've applied to get into the NYC Marathon, good luck!