Saturday, October 31, 2009

2010 NYC Triathlon - Registration Open Now!

UPDATE: The 2010 NYC Tri sold out in less than two hours (maybe a lot less). But the site notes that,

"There are still Champions Club spots available; click here for more info."

The 2010 New York Triathlon takes place on July 18th, 2010. About the event:

"The Nautica New York City Triathlon consists of a 1500 meter point-to-point swim in the Hudson River, a 40K bike on the challenging Henry Hudson Highway and a scenic 10K run that finishes in Central Park. All athletes will follow the same course as part of either the Pro Race, the Elite Age Group Race, or the Age Group Race."

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The registration period for the 2010 New York City Triathlon opened at 12:01 a.m. on November 1st, so if you want to compete in this event, visit the site now:

This popular event always fills up quickly, so don't delay.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

2009 New York City Marathon - Street and Bridge Closings for the Race

Driving in New York City is a challenge under the best of circumstances, and the NYC Marathon means numerous street and bridge closings throughout the five boroughs.

This chart from the official 2009 NYC Marathon Web site details the places and times of all the street and bridge closings in effect for the 2009 Marathon, which will be held Sunday, November 1st.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

2009 Marine Corps Marathon - Event Schedule, Runner Tracking, Course Map, Updates, & More

The Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. is a highlight of the road racing calendar. At the official Web site you'll find all the information you need to know about the race, including course map, updated information for race weekend, runner tracking, schedule of events, road detours and closures, and much more.

Some links you might find handy for the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon:
* An interactive course map that lets you track runners during the race and zero in on points in the course, and also shows you course elevation and other info
* Runner tracking via email, text, or pager (site says that runners who registered up after 10/16 can't be tracked via this system)
* 2009 Marine Corps Marathon weekend schedule: runner's expo, music, and more, in PDF format

Good luck to all participants in the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon and related events!

Monday, October 19, 2009

2009 Nike Women's Marathon Results

Results have been posted here for the 2009 Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco. You can view overall results, narrow them down by age group and by race (marathon or half), or search for a runner by name or bib number.

For other information on the race, see the Nike Women's Marathon Web site. You can also find links to photos and other information at the Nike Women's Marathon Twitter page,

Congratulations to all runners! Hope you're all enjoying the Tiffany finishers' items...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

2009 Columbus Marathon - Race-Day Information, Where to Watch, Parking, and More

The 30th running of the Columbus Marathon takes place October 18th. Check here for race day information, including parking, special deals for marathon Sunday, and more. There's also a page of frequently asked questions.

See the Columbus Marathon home page for additional information on the Columbus Marathon and related events.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

2009 Nike Women's Marathon - Course, Final Instructions, More

The 2009 Nike Women's Marathon takes place Sunday, Oct. 18th in San Francisco. Here are some links to details at the event's Web site to get you ready for the race:

* Course highlights
* Final reminders for the race
* Get updates on the race on Twitter by following @nikewmsmarathon

For more information, see the Nike Women's Marathon home page.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

2009 Chicago Marathon - Race Results & Live Leaderboard

Results for the 2009 Chicago Marathon are up. You can search for runners, view the live leaderboard, or check out a list of "My Runners" (assuming you've input runners you want to follow).

There are three options for results to view: marathon, wheelchair, and handcycle.

It's not clear how complete or official these results are; you may find more complete information later in the day at the results page above or at the home page,

Saturday, October 10, 2009

2009 Chicago Marathon - Interaction Course Map, Street Closures, TV Coverage, and More

Sunday, Oct. 11th is the 2009 Chicago Marathon. Here's some last-minute information you might find useful:

* Interactive course map: Cool Google-maps-type map that lets you zoom in on different parts of the course and find aid stations, medical help, and more

* Broadcast information: Find out where to follow the race on TV and online

* Chicago street closure information: Find out closings, detours, and reroutings related to the Chicago Marathon

2009 Baltimore Marathon - Race Results

The 2009 Baltimore Marathon results are up, for all those who ran the race today. 2009 results are also posted for the half marathon, 5K, marathon relay team, and wheelchair division. Congratulations to all finishers!

At this link you can also find Baltimore Marathon results for races going back to 2002.

For other information on the Baltimore Marathon, visit the event's home page.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

2009 Twin Cities Marathon - Results & Runner Tracking

The 2009 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon took place Oct. 4th and results are in. You can find runner tracking here.

You may be able to find results for the 5K, 10K, 10-mile championship at these sites as well as results for 2009 Twin Cities Marathon. If you can't, go to the event's home page for links to results.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

2009 Grete's Great Gallop Race Results (Norwegian Festival), Central Park

If you didn't get to check your results posted in Central Park this morning, or you want to see where you stacked up against the field, you can see the results of the 2009 Grete's Great Gallop half-marathon here. (I didn't see my results in the Park because, well, I was pretty far down in the results and they hadn't posted that page yet. On the plus side, I hadn't run a half in several years and really had no business running one in the shape I'm in, but it was good to get it in the books.)

The weather held up for the race (running 13.1 miles in the rain is no fun at all), and the Norwegian hosts of the festival once again plied visitors with bagels with lox and cream cheese and those tasty waffles with berries. And Grete Waitz herself was again on hand, looking great for someone who had cancer a few years ago. Long may she run!