Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 New Year's Eve Runs in Central Park (& Brooklyn)

Kick off the new year with a short run in New York!

If you're looking for a healthy, relatively inexpensive way to kick off the new year in NYC, check out the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run in Central Park. Put on by the New York Road Runners Club, this traditional four-mile race takes place at midnight, but the fun starts at 10 p.m. with an outdoor dance party (with DJ) near the bandshell in the park. (There's a race in Brooklyn, too; see information below.)

Runners are encouraged to dress in costume, and there's a costume parade and contest at 11 p.m. The race itself goes off at 12 Midnight, with fireworks to ring in the new year.

I ran the race for the first time last year, and it was a lot of fun. (Speaking of fun, this is a "fun run," so results will not be posted on the NYRR website). Registration is $45 for members and $50 for non-members until 12/30; on race day, it's $50 members/$55 non-members.

See the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run in Central Park web page for full details.

If you're up for a smaller, more low-key (and cheaper) run, there's a three-mile race in Brooklyn on New Year's Eve. A description from NYC Runs:

"This 3 miler follows an out and back course from 9th Street that heads South towards Coney Island Avenue and turns around at the Lincoln Road Entrance to the Park. Time it just right - just right - and you'll cross the finish line with fireworks bursting in the sky over Grand Army Plaza."

The Brooklyn race starts at 11:15 p.m. and costs $25 through Dec. 30th; $30 on race day.

Happy new year!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon - [LIVE RESULTS] Course Map & Info, Getting to the Start, & More

*** UPDATE: Find live results of the Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon here. ***
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Sin City will have a bit more excitement than usual with today's sold-out Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon - Strip at Night, and you can find some must-know details here.

The name is a bit of a misnomer; although the marathon and half marathon do take place in the dark, they are not exactly at "night"—they start soon after the sun goes down.

Both races start and finish at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
And, to get pumped up (sorry!) for the Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon, you can watch last night's Stiletto Dash for charity.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dallas White Rock Marathon - Results Page & Other Info

The 2011 Dallas White Rock Marathon takes place Sunday, Dec. 4th, and you can find race results here as they become available. This results page covers the marathon, half marathon, marathon relays, and the 5K. At this page you can also view results for previous years of the race.

The Dallas White Rock Marathon website notes that there is "a chance of lingering rain with cooler temperatures," and suggests that runners dress in layers. You can check the website closer to race time (8 a.m. local time) to see if there is additional weather-related information for the race.

People in the Dallas area can watch coverage of the race live on WFAA TV (channel 8) from 8 to 11 a.m.

Good luck to all runners!


Friday, November 25, 2011

2011 Prospect Park Turkey Trot - Race Results

Here you'll find race results for the Prospect Park Track Club 5M Turkey Trot, held yesterday morning in Brooklyn. Each year hundreds of people start their Thanksgiving morning with a brisk five-mile jaunt in Prospect Park, and this year was no exception. The 2011 race featured more than 2,000 finishers, in fact.

You can view the overall results or search by name, bib number, etc. To see the results for 2010, see the main Prospect Park turkey trot results page here.

Congrats to all runners in the Prospect Park turkey trot, especially the winners: Angel Confesor for the men (in 26:33) and Christina Argueta for the women (in 29:36).


Monday, November 21, 2011

The Inaugural Brooklyn Marathon - Race Results Posted!

Brooklyn Marathon results were posted around 2 p.m. Monday on the race's website, thebrooklynmarathon.com/results. The inaugural race took place yesterday and more than 350 runners were have said to have run the event.

(Race organizer Steve Lastoe noted in an e-mail that these are unofficial results and that final results will be posted in a couple of days.)


Runners in the inaugural Brooklyn Marathon.

The race, held entirely in Prospect Park, had great representation from local running clubs including Prospect Park Track Club and North Brooklyn Runners. And for a first-time event, things seemed to run quite smoothly.

John Paul (JP) Montes of Brooklyn was the men's winner of the inaugural Brooklyn Marathon with a time of 2:43:13, while Kelly Gillen of Manhattan took the women's division in 3:14:20.

New York Magazine did a nice article on the Brooklyn Marathon with a focus on Montes.

Volunteers handed out fluids, pretzels, and other treats at an aid station.

Based on the turnout and enthusiasm for the race, it seems that NYCRuns, the race director, has a hit on its hands. Here's to many more successful years of the Brooklyn Marathon.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

2011 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend - RESULTS, Course Map, & More

[See details on the 2012 Philadelphia Marathon here.]
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Update: See results for 2011 Philadelphia Marathon here. As of late Sunday afternoon, results for the marathon and half are marathon listed as "live results," which may not be final.
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The weather's been perfect for the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon weekend, and you'll find some handy information about the races below.

* sign up for live runner tracking here
* see the main results page here. As of Saturday night, the only race you'll find results for is the 8K, but once the marathon and half marathon start on Sunday, check...
* the Philadelphia Marathon live results page
* download course maps for all Philadelphia Marathon races 
* see the marathon-related street closures here (Word document)

The main results page here will have final results for all races at some point after they are completed.

It should be a cool, clear day that'll be conducive to fast times. Good luck to all racers!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

2011 OBX Marathon Weekend Race Results Posted

See results below for the 2011 OBX Marathon events.
[See details on the 2012 Outer Banks Marathon here.]
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The Outer Banks Marathon (OBX Marathon) weekend of events took place this Saturday and Sunday, and you'll find race results for all events here. The weekend included the Outer Banks 8K and Buccaneer 5K (Saturday) and the OBX Marathon and half marathon (Sunday).

Results for the 8K and 5K were previously posted at the results page; the OBX Marathon and half marathon stats are now posted there as well.

For other information about the events, see the OBX Marathon home page.

If you're interested in other Outer Banks athletic events, the 2010 OBX Triathlon will take place the weekend of Sept. 22nd and 23rd. The Flying Pirate Half Marathon and First Flight 5K will be held on April 15th, 2012.

Congratulations to all finishers of the OBX Marathon weekend events!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

2011 SunTrust Richmond Marathon - Race Results

Results are in for today's SunTrust Richmond Marathon in Richmond, Virginia. At the results page you'll find finisher info for the marathon, half marathon, and 8K races. You can view overall results for each race, or search for a particular runner by name or bib number, and filter results by the runner's state, gender, etc.

The top men's finisher for the 2011 Richmond Marathon was Kennedy Kemei of Chapel Hill, North Carolina with a time of 2:13:45. Taking the title in the women's division was Mekides Bekele of New York City in 2:47:50.

For more information on the Richmond Marathon (including the date of and registration information for next year's race), see the event's home page.

2011 Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon - [UPDATE: RESULTS POSTED] Course Map, Race Details, & More

UPDATE #2: Full Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon results are posted here. Click on the race you want (marathon, half marathon, wheelchair, etc.) and search for the runner(s) you want. You can also view results from previous runnings of the Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon.
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UPDATE: Search live results for the Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon here. Enter the runner's name or bib number and you can track them on the course. At this link you can also view the race leaderboard.
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The 2011 Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon and half marathon take place Sunday, Nov. 13th and here's some information runners might find handy. According to the race's website, registration is still open for both races at the expo (held at the Alamodome), which is open until 5 p.m.

See the event details page for complete information, but here are some of the most-wanted bits: 
The 2011 Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon and half marathon start at 7:30 a.m. at S. Alamo Street & E. Market Street.

Good luck to all runners!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 ING New York City Marathon - Race Results

Today's cool, clear weather no doubt led to many PRs in today's New York City Marathon, and you can find your results here. (Note: this results link and some others appear to be working oddly or directing visitors to different pages; apparently there are some quirks as the NYC Marathon folks are updating and populating their results pages.)

American Lauren Fleshman just past the 25-mile mark. The 5,000-meter specialist finished her first marathon in 2:37:22.

Here are some quick links for 2011 NYC Marathon results:
According to the site, demographic information on the finishers will be available tomorrow. For general questions or information, see the ING NYC Marathon home page.

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won today's race in a time of 2:05:05, smashing the previous NYC Marathon record by more than two minutes. He broke the tape less than a minute ahead of his countryman Emmanuel Mutai (no relation), who finished in 2:06:28. Meb Keflezighi ran a strong race to finish as the first American in 2:09:13, good enough for sixth place overall.

In the women's division, Mary Keitany of Kenya led most of the race (sometimes by as much as three minutes), but was reeled in by two other finishers and had to settle for third place in a very close finish. The winner was Firehiwot Dado in 2:23:15, with countrywoman Buzunesh Deba coming in close behind at 2:23:19. Keitany's time was 2:23:38.

Kim Smith of Rhode Island was the fifth-place finisher and first American, with a time of 2:25:46.

I had a list of about 15 runners I was hoping to see during the race, but ended up seeing only three of them.

Friday, November 4, 2011

2011 ING NYC Marathon: Course Map, Runner Tracking, & More

2012 NYC Marathon: Find information on this year's NYC Marathon course here, including course map, elevation profile, fluids and portable toilets along the course, medical stations, and more.
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The 2011 ING NYC Marathon takes place Sunday, Nov. 6th and here is some information on the course map, how to track runners, and more. (And below you'll find a video that lets you tour the entire NYC Marathon course in a little over seven minutes.)



Some must-know information for the 2011 NYC Marathon:
For your family and friends, see the official NYC Marathon spectator guide.

Good luck to all participants!

Spectators anticipating the first finishers passing by during last year's NYC Marathon.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

2011 Marine Corps Marathon - [RESULTS!] Course, Runner Tracking, Transportation, & More

The 36th Marine Corps Marathon takes place Oct. 30th.
2012 UPDATE: See 2012 Marine Corps Marathon results here
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UPDATE #2: You'll find Marine Corps Marathon results here. Included are results for the marathon, 10K, wheelchair division, team results, and more. You'll also find links to Marine Corps Marathon results for previous years.
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UPDATE: See live results for the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon. Note: you can no longer sign up for the runner tracking below; the site directs you to the live results web page in the previous sentence. [posted 10/30, 10:30 a.m.]
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The 2011 Marine Corps Marathon weekend is proceeding on schedule, in spite of an early snowstorm on the East Coast. From the expo to the post-race finish festival, there's a full weekend of events, but here are some key links to info you'll want to know for the main event, the Marine Corps Marathon, and other running events.
In addition to the runner tracking and social media options above, Twitter updates from the race will appear on message boards at the finish line and other locations. (Note: to see Twitter updates about the Marine Corps Marathon or to get your messages included in the Twitter stream, use the hashtag #36thMCM.

One thing is sure, the temperature in D.C. should be cool on Sunday, which is good for marathon runners. They may have to wear extra layers of clothes at the start, but may well be rewarded with more comfortable running conditions and faster times.

Good luck to all participants in the 36th Marine Corps Marathon!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

2011 Duke City Marathon - Race Results

The Duke City Marathon was held Sunday in Albuquerque, and you can find all the Duke City Run race results here. The weekend including the marathon, half marathon, 20K, 10K, 5K run and walk, and a one-mile run.

I enjoyed running the Duke City half marathon last year, but wasn't able to make it this year. Check the results above to see how you did, or for other information about the races see the Duke City Marathon website.

Rock & Roll St. Louis Marathon - Live Results

Live results for today's Rock & Roll St. Louis Marathon are up, and you can search by runner name or bib number or view the leaderboard. The marathon and half marathon both started at 7:30 a.m. local time.

For participant and spectator information or other details, see the Rock & Roll St. Louis Marathon website.

Good luck to all competitors!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rock & Roll New York 10K in Brooklyn - Race Results

[2013 UPDATE: Results page for the Rock & Roll Brooklyn 10K is here; 2013 results NOW POSTED  as of 1:30 p.m. not yet posted as of 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 12th (race day)]

[UPDATE: The 2012 Rock 'n' Roll New York 10K takes place Saturday, Oct. 13th; see the website here for details.]
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The Rock & Roll running series came to Brooklyn's Prospect Park this morning, and you can find results for the Rock & Roll New York 10K here. (There's a page at the Rock & Roll New York 10K website that claims to offer live results, but from what I saw it just shows links to a few articles.)

For more information on the race, see the Rock & Roll New York 10K website.

It was cool and clear this morning, perfect running weather in New York. Congratulations to all runners in the inaugural Rock & Roll New York 10K!

Friday, October 21, 2011

2011 Columbus Marathon - Race Results


Here is the link for Columbus Marathon race results, direct from Mtec. Just enter the event you're looking for (marathon or half, run or walk, or wheelchair), and then enter the name or bib number of the participant you're looking for.

Or, you can view overall results by all finishers, males, or females, or view results by male or female age group.

If you're interested in next year's Columbus Marathon, you can start planning ahead: it will take place October 21st, 2012.

See the Columbus Marathon website for more details.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

2011 Nike Women's Marathon Results - San Francisco

The 8th Nike Women's Marathon took place October 16th, 2011.

[UPDATE Oct. 16th, 2015: See details on the 2015 Nike Women's Half Marathon, San Francisco, including interactive course map, runner tracking, and more. The race takes place Sunday, Oct. 18th.

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Results for the 2011 Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco can be found here. [UPDATE: You can find results for the 2011 NWM marathon and half marathon here. Get information on the 2012 NWM Marathon (in San Francisco) and NWM Half Marathon (in Washington, D.C.) here] Or as much of the results are available. There doesn't yet seem to be a way to view overall results; you enter a runner's name or bib number in a "Find Your Results" search box.

There are images of finishers' medals with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, but no times, with "Official Results Coming Soon" noted. (Update: it was later changed to say that final results will be posted as soon as they are available.) You might be able to find more information at the 2011 Nike Women's Marathon Facebook page, or at the race's website.

For some reason, Nike has never made it easy to find the results for this race. Most races have a straightforward "Results" link clearly visible on the home page, but not this one.

The 2011 Nike Women's Marathon took place October 16th.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

2011 Army Ten Miler - Race Results

2014 UPDATE: you'll find the 2014 Army Ten Miler results here.
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Not much to say here, except that the results for the 2011 Army Ten Miler are up. See the individual race results and the team race results

At the results page you'll also find results for the Army Ten Miler going all the way back to 1997.

Congrats to all finishers of today's Army Ten Miler in Washington, D.C.!

2011 Chicago Marathon - Race Results

Chicago Marathon race results are up here. Though the site says that these are unofficial results, they should at least give a good idea where runners finished.

Despite warm temperatures, the 2011 Chicago Marathon featured some blazing (and record-setting) performances. Moses Mosop of Kenya set a course record with a time of 2:05:38 to win the men's race, and Lilliua Shobukhova of Russia obliterated the competition, winning the women's division by nearly four minutes and even throwing in a sprint at the end to finish in 2:18:30. It was her third straight Chicago Marathon win.

Congrats to all finishers. If you ran today's Chicago Marathon, what did you think of the race? Were the conditions tough? And were there enough fluids at the aid stations?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Inaugural Brooklyn Marathon Nearly Full

Registration is filling up fast for the first-ever Brooklyn Marathon on Nov. 20th.

Fewer than 20 spots remain open for the inaugural Brooklyn Marathon in Prospect Park, the race organizers announced on Twitter this morning. The race, which takes place on November 20th, is capped at 250 participants and has about 20 spots.

[UPDATE: See information on the 2012 Brooklyn Marathon, which will be held Nov. 18th.]

It seems a marathon in Brooklyn is an idea whose time has come, based on how quickly the race is filling up. Although the race takes place totally in Prospect Park, the organizers, NYCRUNS, hope to take it out into the streets in future years. (It should be remembered that the first New York City Marathon consisted of four-plus loops of Central Park.)

The Brooklyn Marathon will consist of six full loops of Prospect Park and three lower loops.

Find out more details about the inaugural 2011 Brooklyn Marathon here (including a map of Prospect Park, with a downloadable version). If you aren't planning on running it or can't get in, you can always come out to cheer, or to volunteer.

For runners interesting in knowing the Brooklyn Marathon elevation, I found this map and elevation profile for Prospect Park online. It's designed for a bike-riding course and I can't vouch for its accuracy, but it was supposedly created using a GPS device. Here's another map and elevation profile of Prospect Park.

If you're interested in running the first-ever Brooklyn Marathon, you'll want to register soon.

Friday, October 7, 2011

2011 Chicago Marathon - (Watch LIVE!) - Runner Tracking, Course Info, FAQs

See details on Sunday's 2011 Chicago Marathon below.

UPDATE: Watch the Chicago Marathon live online here
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If you're running (or watching) the 2011 Chicago Marathon, here is some must-now information you'll want to have. This year's race takes place Sunday, Oct. 9th.
According to the Chicago Marathon website, temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 50s in the morning and in the mid to upper 70s in the afternoon. The race has an Event Alert System to keep runners updated with weather-related information; participants might want to learn about this before race time.

Good luck to all runners in the 2011 Chicago Marathon!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

2011 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

You'll find the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon results at this link. I don't know much about this race, which took place yesterday (October 1st), but a few runners I know of were really excited about it. (The idea of wine, food, and running sounds like a winning combination to me, for sure.)

The race took place at the Disney mega-complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The race was apparently part of a wine and dine weekend. You can find out more about the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon here.

Race Results - Divas Half Marathon® at Long Island and Girls' 5K

It was ladies' day on Long Island today, and you can find race results here for the 2011 Divas Half Marathon® at Long Island and Girls' 5K.

Nearly 2,000 women (and 30 guys) ran today's race on a chilly morning on Long Island. At the Divas Half Marathon results page you can view the leaderboard, view the overall results, and look up individual times for yourself or friends.

Congrats to Emily Mareb, listed as the overall women's winner with a time of 1:20:59!

Find out more about the Divas Half Marathon at Long Island at its home page. To learn about other Run Like a Diva events, see their website at www.runlikeadiva.com. Divas running events in the near future include Puerto Rico next month and Honolulu in April 2012. The next Divas Half in Long Island is Oct. 7th, 2012.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

2011 Tunnel to Towers Run, Brooklyn to Manhattan [RESULTS]

[UPDATE: You can view 2011 NYC Tunnel to Towers results here. The official Tunnel to Towers site doesn't link to this page, but the results seem to be correct; at least I was able to find my own time.]

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The annual Tunnel to Towers run/walk takes place at 9:30 tomorrow morning, Sept. 25th, starting in Brooklyn and going through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Lower Manhattan. I've written about (and run) the Tunnel to Towers race before, so I'll simply repeat what I said then to explain the idea behind the event:

"The race is in honor of NYC firefighter Stephen Siller, who was off duty on 9/11/01 when he heard of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He headed to his firehouse to get his gear and head for the fire, and since all tunnels and bridges were closed to traffic after the attacks, Siller ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and to the World Trade Center... wearing his full firefighter gear.

Sadly, Stephen Siller was one of the 343 NYC fireman to lose his life when the twin towers collapsed. But the Siller family has turned this tragedy that honors his memory and provides funds for a number of charities, including burn centers in New York and across the country; the New York Foundling Hospital; education funds for the children of fallen soldiers; and even the sufferers of Hurricane Katrina." 


Location: The race starts in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and the race has buses and boats to the Ikea store parking lot, where the registration area and baggage drop-off point is (trucks will transport bags to the finish line area in Manhattan). See the race page here for more information and a map, and see a starting line area map here. Note: they say you'll need to get on line at the bus or boat departure points in Manhattan by 7:30 a.m. There doesn't seem to be any mass transit access to the Ikea, and the starting line is near the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.

As usual, the 5k (approx. 3.1 mile) race ends with a festival near the finish line with food booths, games for kids, and live entertainment, including Forrest Gump and CSI:NY actor Gary Sinise, playing with his Lt. Dan Band.

Check the Tunnel to Towers run frequently asked questions for more information. If you can't make it to the race, you can bid on an auction to benefit the foundation through Sept. 29th, or make a contribution anytime.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

2011 Rock & Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon - [RESULTS] Info, Course, & More

[UPDATE: Rock & Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon results are now posted at this link.]

The Rock & Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon takes place Sunday, Sept. 18th, and here's some information you'll want to know before you take the the streets in the City of Brotherly Love.
Good luck to all competitors in the 2011 Rock & Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon!

2011 Reach the Beach (N.H.) Results

The New Hampshire edition of the the Reach the Beach relay took place Sept. 17th and 18th, from Cannon to Hampton Beach.

You can find the 2011 Reach the Beach N.H. results here. As of 1 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday the page says that there are early results, so they may not be entirely accurate. The standings will be updated as teams finish. (See previous years' RTB N.H. results here.)

For other information on the event, see the Reach the Beach N.H. website.

Monday, September 12, 2011

2012 Boston Marathon Registration Now Open


Registration for the 2012 Boston Marathon opened Sept. 12th at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has been tweaking its registration system in the last couple of years to address some of the complaints about it, so be sure to read all the rules.

Registration is sure to fill up fast, so if you're interested in running the 2012 race, which takes place on April 16th, head over to the Boston Marathon registration page.

For other information about the Boston Marathon or the BAA, visit the BAA's website, www.baa.org

A few of my friends have already gone through the registration process, so good luck to them and all applicants!

Monday, August 22, 2011

2011 Rock and Roll Chicago Half Marathon - Results

You can find 2011 Rock and Roll Chicago Half Marathon results here. At this link you can view results from this year's race and previous years, see photos and videos from the race, and download your finisher certificate.

You can also check out the RaceMyRace simulator, which apparently simulates your race in either 2D (using Google Maps) or 3D (using Google Earth). I've never run a race that uses this, but it sounds like it might be pretty cool.

For other information, see the Rock and Roll Chicago Half Marathon home page.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

2011 Beach to Beacon 10K - Results

The 14th TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K took place today in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and you can find the results here. You'll see the top 10 male and finishers on this page, with links to other results.

Here are links to several 2011 Beach to Beacon 10K results categories:
* overall results in net-time order
* push-rim wheelchair
* top Maine runners
* open age division results (net-time order) (minus the top 10)
* team results by division (net-time order)

Congrats to all finishers of the 2011 Beach to Beacon 10K, always one of the most popular races of the summer here in the Northeast.

2011 NYC Triathlon - ***Results Page Posted*** Event Information

UPDATE: The 2011 NYC Tri results page is up. The page lists links for different categories (professional, elite, clydesdale, para, etc.) but as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday NYC time there are no results in the categories. I'd guess the times will be added as they are confirmed, so check the NYC Tri results page from time to time throughout the day.

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Sunday, August 6th is the 2011 New York City Triathlon (also known as the NYC Tri), and here's some information about the event.

The NYC Tri features a 1500m swim (in the Hudson River), a 40k bike (down the West Side Highway), and a 10k run (ending up in Central Park).

* NYC Tri event information - including a flyover, course tour, and more
* course map
* schedule of events
* Sports and Fitness Expo (open to the public; includes packet pick-up and briefings for competitors)
* swim start information, including the order for the swim start

Good luck to all competitors in the 2011 NYC Tri!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

2011 San Francisco Marathon - *RESULTS!* Course Maps, Runner Tracking, More

The 2011 San Francisco Marathon and other races take place July 31st

UPDATE, 7/31: 2011 San Francisco Marathon results are posted here. As you can imagine, the main site, www.thesfmarathon.com, is groaning under heavy traffic, so the Bazu Media site in the previous sentence has been set up to provide race results. You'll  be able to search for specific runners by bib number, etc. and view different race divisions, and see finishing times as well as splits. You can also view the leaders in the San Francisco Marathon, the two half marathons, and the 5K.
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July ends with a bang this year in the city by the bay, as the 2011 San Francisco Marathon takes place on July 31st. Here are some links with handy information if you're taking part in the race, or just watching and cheering people on.

* Registration: The registration page says that the Marathon, Half Marathons, and other races are closed, but then says "There is limited availability in the Full Marathon, 2nd Half Marathon, and Munchkin Kids Race." Since it's unclear whether you can get into the Marathon and the second Half, it might be worth it to check to see if you can still register.

* Runner tracking/athlete alerts: the SF Marathon has a smartphone app for both iPhone and Android, which it says shows the course map, lets you track runners, lets you see comments about the race from social media, and more. It doesn't say whether the apps are free or paid, but runner tracking from MapMyRun is available, which does involve a fee: "Please note SMS bib number tracking is sold separately from mobile live tracking..."

* Course maps and tours: Check course maps and elevations profiles for each race, and see video tours of the marathon course.

* Schedule of events: The San Francisco Marathon Expo takes place Friday and Saturday; see expo times here. All races take place on Sunday the 31st, and start at Embarcadero at Mission (except as shown below). Race start times are:
  • San Francisco Marathon: Wave starts from 5:30 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
  • First Half Marathon start: Wave starts from 5:30 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
  • 5K/Progressive Marathon: Registration- 6 a.m.; Start- 7:45
  • Second Half Marathon start (John F. Kennedy Drive at 36th Ave.): Wave starts from 8:15 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

2011 Ironman Lake Placid - Results


Ironman Lake Placid results are coming in, and you can follow at the link here. As of now (1 p.m. Eastern), only the results for the swim portion of the race are appearing, but the other legs of the event will show up as athletes finish them and the times come in.

You can also search for particular athletes by bib number of last name, or view competitors by age group, gender, and other filters.

Find out more information about the 2011 Ironman Lake Placid at the official website. Registration for the 2012 Ironman Lake Placid opens tomorow, July 25th, at 12 Noon Eastern time.

Good luck to all competitors, and congrats to the finishers!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

2011 Fairfield Half Marathon - Race Results

It's taken awhile, but the 2011 Fairfield Half Marathon results are finally posted. (Note: the page says these are preliminary results.) You'll find results for previous years of the Fairfield Half here too.

In addition to the preliminary overall Fairfield Half results, the page also gives the age group and police/fire individual and team results. You'll find the results for the 2011 5K race here.

A number of people I know ran the Fairfield Half today and it sounds like it was a challenging race: hills and hot, muggy weather. Congrats to all who made it through the race!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

2011 Rock & Roll Seattle Marathon - Live Race Results

The inaugural Rock & Roll Seattle Marathon is underway, and you can track runners and get live results here. Enter a runner's bib number or name in the search box and hit "Enter." Or, click on the "Leaderboard" tab to see the top male and female runners in the marathon and half marathon.

You can follow the Rock & Roll marathon series on Twitter for updates and photos: @.

For other information on the Rock & Roll Seattle Marathon and half marathon, visit the races' home page.

Good luck to all participants!

Friday, June 17, 2011

2011 Grandma's Marathon - Results, Course Maps, Runner Tracking

[UPDATE: You can find results for Grandma's Marathon and the other races here.]

The 2011 Grandma's Marathon takes place in Duluth, Minnesota on Saturday, June 18th, and here are links to some key information you might find handy:

* starting line information
* course information for Grandma's Marathon, including an interactive course map and a downloadable version
* Runner tracking: the website says, "To track a runner in Grandma's Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, click here http://bit.ly/m70Euu"
* the live results page for the race is online, though of course there won't be any results there until the runners start finishing. Once the race is underway, this link will show live results as they are recorded.

Good luck to all competitors!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New York City/New Jersey Ironman is a Go for 2012 - Registration Info

[UPDATE: See links and information on the Aug. 11th U.S. Ironman Championship in NYC/NJ.]

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There has long been discussion about having an Ironman in New York City, and today it has officially become a reality. An announcement on Ironman.com revealed that the inaugural NYC/NJ triathlon will take place next summer, and that it will be the 2010 Ironman U.S. Championship. The statement said in part:

"World Triathlon Corporation and New York City Triathlon announced today that the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship will take place on August 11, 2012. This race will be the first-ever Ironman competition to be held in the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan region."

According to the race's site, www.ironmanuschampionship.com, online registration begins June 15th at 12 p.m. Eastern time (see the General Entry page). You'll find maps and descriptions of the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship course here.

The race will cover 140.6 miles in New York City and nearby areas of New Jersey and NY State. Along with a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River, the course will feature a 112-mile bike ride on the scenic Palisades Parkway through Bergen (NJ) and Rockland (NY) Counties and a full marathon that will begin in Fort Lee, NJ and finish in Riverside Park on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

The entry fee for the NYC/NJ Ironman has not yet been set, according to an article from Bloomberg News, but it says that "A typical Ironman race costs $575 to take part in." (The General Entry page above says today that entry fee details are "coming soon.")

This should be an exciting event for the tri-state area, and I'm looking forward to watching or volunteering at the inaugural NYC Ironman. Congrats to all who worked hard to make this event happen.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

2011 Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon - Live Results

[UPDATE: You'll find the Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon results page here. It contains results for the marathon, half marathon, Rock and Roll relay, and wheelchair divisions. In addition, you can view results for previous years.]

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It wasn't easy to find, but Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon live results are available at this link; just enter the runner's name or bib number. (A few people were trying in vain last night to find a link for runner tracking.) Besides runner tracking, this page also provides info on race leaders; you can check out who was leading at various splits and view the top finishers.

See the Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon home page for more information on the race (and, eventually, a link to final results [Ed. note: see above]).

Saturday, June 4, 2011

2011 Pre Classic: Start Lists, Results, How to Watch

The Prefontaine Classic (Pre Classic) is taking place this weekend at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, and here's some information about it:

[UPDATE: You can find 2011 Pre Classic results and starting lists here. Also, RunnerSpace is posting direct links to Pre Classic videos on its Twitter feed, @RunnerSpace_com, or you can go to www.PreClassic.com.]

* NBC will cover the Prefontaine Classic today, Saturday, June 4th, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Eastern time
* The RunnerSpace.com Nike Hub has live and recorded coverage from the Pre Classic. You can follow updates from athletes, commentators, and fans with the live Twitter stream, and RunnerSpace will feature a live Pre Classic wrap-up show at 4 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. Pacific)
* There's a live Pre Classic chat online at 2 p.m. Eastern at SpikedUpPsychedUp.com featuring panelists from that site, Flotrack, Women Talk Sports, and other running and track-related websites
* TracktownUSA.com features details on the Pre Classic and on other events in Eugene, including Pre Classic start lists and the meet schedule

Last night's "distance night" featured a lot of exciting action, and we can only hope for more today. Check the resources above and view the live or archived events.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

2011 Vermont City Marathon - Provisional Results Posted

Results are coming in for today's 2011 Vermont City Marathon, and you can find the "provisional" results here. Just enter the runner's name or bib number to get his or her results.

The main Vermont City Marathon results page lists other options, but no others seem to be posted as of 1 p.m. Sunday. Official race results will be be posted 10 days after the race, the page says. There's also a link to the Burlington Free Press, where you can find stories on the race and plenty of photos from the event.

Congrats to all finishers in the 23rd KeyBank Vermont City Marathon!

Friday, May 20, 2011

2011 Reach the Beach Relay (Massachusetts) is Underway

The Massachusetts version of the Reach the Beach relay is now underway. Officially known as The RTB Relay: Wachusett to Westport, the event features teams of varying sizes running 200 miles over a 24-hour period. RTB starts in Princeton, Mass. at the Mount Wachusett Ski Area and concludes at the Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport.

I've heard of Reach the Beach a number of times over the years but was never really quite clear what it was all about. This year I know a few people in one of the teams, some I'm taking more of an interest in it. Teams can be up to 12 members, and each member runs three legs in the event. (You can learn some of the basic rules and registration info here, and find a PDF list of RTB Massachusetts teams and start times here].)

You can check for Reach the Beach live results (nothing in as of 12 Noon on May 20th, but check back later for information).

There's also the Reach the Beach New Hampshire relay on Sept. 16th and 17th. (It's sold out, but the site says there are still spots available through charity partners.)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 HoHa Classic in Hoboken - Race Results

The rains held up for the 2011 HoHa Classic 5 Mile race in Hoboken, NJ, and you can find the race results here. As always, the course featured several loops along the Hudson River waterfront, with great views of the Manhattan skyline. Unfortunately (to me), the course did not continue along Washington Street for the second year in a row; a shame since that is where most of the spectators used to watch the race.

You can search the HoHa Classic race results by runner number, age group, etc. at the website below. The overall winner of the race was Hoboken's own Jared Tooteu in a time of 27:21 -- a smoking pace of 5:28 per mile. The top women's finisher was Katherine Lennon (also of Hoboken), in a time of 35:00. Congrats to them and to all the other finishers.

I was a spectator at the race this year since I ran a race in Central Park yesterday, and it was a fun change of pace to cheer on the runners... although I was disappointed that there weren't more spectators out there to encourage the competitors.

For more information on the race and on its sponsors, the Hoboken Harriers, see the club's website at HoHa.net.

2011 Pittsburgh Marathon - Race Results


(See information on the 2012 Pittburgh Marathon here.)

You'll find 2011 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race results here. The marathon and other events were held in the City of Bridges today, May 15th. You may see different results options depending on when you visit the site. As of Noon Eastern time, you'll see options for 5K results or Marathon live results. , you may see live results as they come in or the complete results). Clicking through on live results, you'll see search fields that let you locate results for specific runners in the Pittsburgh Marathon, marathon relay, and half marathon.

I heard that rain was forecast for today in Pittsburgh, but I hope that weather report improved, since I can't imagine anything more uncomfortable than running 26 miles in the race.

If you ran the Pittsburgh Marathon or any of the other races today, I hope it was relatively dry, or that you've dried off sufficiently. Now you can put your feet up and check the race results above. Congrats!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

2011 Pittsburgh Marathon - Race Info, Course Maps, More

The Pittsburgh Marathon takes place Sunday, May 15th and you find out the information you need to know at the race's website, www.pittsburghmarathon.com. It has details such as final runner instructions, how to track a runner in the race, course maps, course elevation, parking information, a map of the corrals, and more.

You can also follow the Pittsburgh Marathon on Twitter at: @PghMarathon (twitter.com/PghMarathon). The latest update from the race's Twitter account is a reminder that walkers will start at 6 a.m. and runners will begin at 7 a.m. The race organizers advise competitors to get to the race site early to park their cars and avoid congestion.

In addition to the Pittsburgh Marathon, the weekend features a marathon relay, half marathon, and kids' marathon. There's also the Pittsburgh 5K race, which was held Saturday, May 14th.

2011 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K - Race Results

Today was a great day in Central Park for the annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K, and you'll find the results here. The overcast skies and low-60s temps made for great running weather, and this year's race featured not only a record time for the event, but the fastest 10K time ever run in Central Park!

The winner was Leonard Patrick Komon of Kenya (world record holder for 10K), who ran the race in a time of 27:35, which earned him a total of $45,000 (for the first-place finish and for setting the record).

No matter what time you had, check the results page below to find your exact results. As usual, you can view the race results in several ways: overall listings, gender listing, age group, etc.

The UAE Healthy Kidney 10K is sponsored by the United Arab Emirates in honor of one of its leaders, who came to the U.S. to get treatment for kidney disease. The UAE shows its appreciation in several ways. Besides helping fund the race, the country also makes a large contribution to kidney disease research, and offers some rather appealing prize money -- which no doubt helped attract some of the world-class runners to the event.

How was my time? Um, I ran the race about a half hour slower than Mr. Komon. I was about a minute slower than my last 10K, the Scotland Run.

Check your results below, and congratulations to all finishers of the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

2011 Newport 10K (Newport 10,000) - Race Results


[See 2014 Newport 10K race results here!]
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Somehow I didn't realize that the Newport 10K was taking place this weekend until it was over... unfortunate since this is a local race for me, and has some great scenery. In any case, here you'll find the race results for the 2011 Newport 10K (also called the Newport 10,000). This year's race was held yesterday, May 7th in and around the Newport area of Jersey City and along the waterfront.

It may have been a bit warmer than runners would have liked yesterday, but it certainly cooler than some temps the area has seen in early May in recent years.

The Newport 10K has a flat, fast course, which is probably one of the reasons is was chosen as the USATF-NJ men's and women's 10K championship race. I'll be checking to see if some people I know set PRs.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Race Info: 2011 NJ Marathon, Long Island Marathon, Flying Pig, & Big Sur

May kicks off with a number of popular marathons and associated races, and you'll find links to their websites below. Here in the New York area, I know a number of people running either the Long Island or New Jersey marathons (or the associated half marathons). Here's a quick look:

* New Jersey Marathon: Check participant information for the NJ Marathon, Long Branch Half, and marathon relays. Of particular interest is the course maps (the NJ Marathon has a new course this year, consisting of a single loop).

* Long Island Festival of Races: You'll find details on all the races (including course maps) for the marathon, half, and 10K (all taking place Sunday) and other events, which took place Saturday. You'll also find course elevation for the marathon and half.

* Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon: The nation's leading porcine-themed running event (which has a "finish swine") features a full marathon, half, marathon relay, 10K, 5K, and more. Sign up for running tracking here. See the home page for course information, road closures and parking details, etc.

* Big Sur International Marathon: All the way on the other side of the country, Big Sur offers a unique running experience along the breathtaking California coast. Check the site for race day instructions including road closure information and changes to all the races necessitated by the collapse of a part of Highway One (see race course Q&A here). The BSIM weekend includes a 21 miler and shorter distances as well.

Good luck to all runners!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Big Week for Track & Field: Drake Relays & Penn Relays - Info, Schedules, More

As if it wasn't enough that the New York City Marathon lottery was taking place (today, in fact), this week also marks two of the country's premier (and longest-running) track and field meets: The Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa and the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

The Penn Relays

The 2011 Penn Relays will take place April 28th to the 30th. Follow them online from Franklin Field at thepennrelays.com (at this site you'll also find a link to a live blog that's updated during the meet results). You can get the schedule and results at pennrelaysonline.com, and view the schedule by day, level (high school, college, etc.), and school, and follow the meet on Twitter at @thePennRelays.

The Drake Relays

The action at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa also takes place April 28th to 30th (though some events began today, and the Grand Blue Mile was held last night). You can find out all about the competitors, the meet schedule, tickets, and more at the Drake University athletics website. Follow Drake Relays updates on Twitter at @DrakeRelays.

You'll find the Drake Relays general meet information here, and the final meet schedule (PDF document) here.

Among the elite athletes competing at the event will be Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones, who is a native of Des Moines. She'll be competing in Saturday's 100-meter hurdles invitational, which she won four straight times from 2005 to 2008. You can follow her from the event at her often-entertaining Twitter page, @FollowLolo.

Tickets for the Drake Relays can be purchased at the Drake University website, GoDrakeBulldogs.com.

2011 NYC Marathon - Are You In? Follow the Lottery LIVE Today at Noon!


The New York Road Runners Club holds the lottery for the remaining spots in the 2011 New York Marathon at 12 Noon (Eastern) today, and you can watch it live at www.nyrr.org/tv/. [UPDATE: If you go to that link you'll find a place to enter your name or entry number, and the page will telll you if you've gotten into the race.] The NYRRC is calling this the NYC Marathon "opening day," and is reminding us that it's only 192 days until the big event.

Various guests are on hand for the event in Central Park, including past NYC Marathon champion and U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi and actor (and NYC Marathon finisher) Ed Norton. The NYRR is also posting photos from the event at its Tumblr page, nyrr.tumblr.com.

Good luck to all who are in the lottery and hoping to get into this Fall's New York Marathon!

Monday, April 18, 2011

2011 Boston Marathon - Searchable Results

Runners have been streaming across the finish line in the 2011 Boston Marathon, and you can find complete searchable Boston Marathon race results here. You can view the overall results; narrow down your search by viewing results by gender, age group, country, etc.; or do a direct search by entering a runner's name or bib number.

For individual results of runners still on the course, check out the Boston Marathon athlete tracker.

The cool conditions have meant fast times, including some record-breakers. There was a new world-best time in the men's marathon by Geoffrey Mutai in 2:03:02. American Ryan Hall came in fourth for the men (with an American-best time), and in the women's race American Desiree Davila finished second after a thrilling back-and-forth battle with Kenyan Caroline Kilel. Kara Goucher came in fifth.

I'm glad to see that my New York area friends are doing well, and they all should be finishing with race results that meet or exceed their Boston Marathon goals.

Congrats to them, and to all the Boston Marathon finishers!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

2011 London Marathon - Live Results

You'll find live results for the 2011 Virgin London Marathon here. You can search for runners you're interested in by bib number or both name. You can also view results by country, gender, age group, and other criteria. Using the links at the top of the page, you can check out overall results, the race leaderboard, and a list of runners you've chosen to track.

The overall winners of this year's London Marathon were Emmanuel Mutai of Kenya in 2:04:40 in the men's race, and Mary Keitany in 2:19:19 in the women's race.

Congrats to all finishers of the 2011 London Marathon. And if you're interested in running the 2012 race, check the website, www.virginlondonmarathon.com, because information on how to enter will be available soon.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

How to Watch the 2011 London Marathon Around the World

If you can't be in London to watch the big Virgin London Marathon, you can watch it live on TV or online. See the race's TV coverage page here to find out the details, but here's an overview:

* in the U.S., you can go to that TV page and click on the big red box to watch the BBC's London Marathon live coverage, starting at 3:55 a.m. (Eastern time). If you don't want to be up that late (or that early), the on-demand replay of the race will be available starting at 9 a.m. Eastern.

* in the U.K., BBC 2 will cover the London Marathon from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. (local time), then coverage switches to BBC 1 from 10:15 to 2:00 p.m. After that, there will be an additional hour on the Red Button. There are other viewing options available on Virgin media, Sky, Freesat, etc.

* in other parts of the world, see the London Marathon's TV coverage page for the viewing choices. These include Eurosport (in 63 countries), Eurosport Asia (in 47 countries), and Supersport (in 48 African countries).

Friday, April 15, 2011

2011 London Marathon - Course Map, Final Instructions, Road Closures, & More



The 2011 Virgin London Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 17th, and here are links to some of the important pieces of information you'll need to know.

* 2011 London Marathon race information
* interactive map
* runner information: including details on your runner number and kit bag, mile markers, a pacing guide, and final instructions
* latest news: including updates on elite athletes and profiles of runners
* London Marathon Expo
* road closures for the London Marathon

Good luck to all competitors in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

2011 NYC Half Marathon - Sunday! - RESULTS, Runner Tracking, Course, Elite Competitors, More

Runners get to take over the streets of Manhattan Sunday in the NYC Half Marathon, and middle-of-the-pack runners will be running the course along with elite athletes from around the world (more on them later). The race starts at 7:30 a.m. Here are some links for more information:
(UPDATE: NYC Half Marathon results now available here.)

NYC Half Marathon course map: The NYC Half begins on the Upper East Side in Central Park and makes a complete outer loop of the park, then goes down Seventh Avenue to Times Square, then along the Hudson River waterfront, and then to Lower Manhattan, near the financial district. (The page also details Manhattan road closures for the race.)

* Watch it online: You can follow the NYC Half live (and also on demand) at the NY Road Runners Club's new online TV channel.

* NYC Half Marathon runner tracking: There are three ways to track individual runners during the race, online, via e-mail, and via text message; see details at the link.

* Elite runners: There are quite a few elite runners from around the world running in the NYC Half Marathon. On the men's side, there are Americans Ryan Hall (the U.S. half-marathon record holder) and 2009 NYC Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi, as well as 2010 NYC Marathon champion Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia and Mo Farah of Great Britain, the 2010 European champion at 10,000 and 5,000 meters.

Elite runners in the women's field include U.S. Olympian Kara Goucher, Yuri Kano of Japan, and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, the 2010 winner of both the NYC Marathon and the L.A. Marathon.

This will be a great race for runners and spectators, and the temperatures will be cool Sunday morning and ideal weather for distance running. Good luck to all participants!

2011 L.A. Marathon - Runner Tracking, Course Map, Parking, & More


[See information on the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon here.]
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The 2011 Honda L.A. Marathon takes place tomorrow, March 20th, and here are links to key information:

Runner tracking: Keep up with friends or family members on the L.A. Marathon course with this tracking feature, which will send out updates as runners cross certain points in the race

Course maps: Includes a printable version of the course map (with elevation profile), a detailed street map, and turn-by-turn directions.

FAQs: Check the frequently asked questions for details on start times, bag check, location of fluid stations, and more.

L.A. Marathon parking and shuttles: Parking and driving can be thorny issues in Los Angeles even on regular days, so make sure you read these instructions. Runners should park near the finish line in Santa Monica (see how to reserve a spot) and take a shuttle bus to the starting line at Dodger Stadium.

Race results: You'll find last year's results at this link; this year's L.A. Marathon race results may or may not be posted here, but this is a good first place to check. (I'll post a direct results link if I come across one.)

Social media: For up-to-date details, you can follow the L.A. Marathon on Twitter and on Facebook.

The L.A. Marathon has an amazing course: it starts at Dodger Stadium and ends at the Santa Monica Pier, and in between runs through many L.A. neighborhoods, taking you past many iconic landmarks: the Capitol Records tower, Little Tokyo, the Dorothy Chandler Music Center, Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Troubadour and the Whiskey A Go Go, Rodeo Drive, and more.

Good luck to all runners!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011 Marine Corps Marathon - Registration Opens at 12 Noon Wed., Feb. 23d

Registration for the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon opens at 12 Noon Eastern time on Wednesday, Feb. 23rd. You can go to the race's website, www.marinemarathon.com, to register, but if you go before Noon you'll be send to a splash page, telling you that registration opens at Noon. The race will set up a dedicated registration page at Noon.

The splash page also gives you additional information on registering for the 2011 race, including an email address for support (support@active.com) and a list of Marine Corps Marathon frequently asked questions (FAQ).

For 2011, the Marine Corps Marathon will be held on October 30th. The race course will be slightly different from the 2010 course, the organizers say, but the new course map won't be available until September.

The Marine Corps Marathon always fills up quickly, so you might want to check out the FAQ list first to make sure you've got all the information before you try to register.

Good luck!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

2011 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon Race Results

The 2011 Livestrong Austin Marathon and Half Marathon took place on Feb. 20th, and you can check results from both of these races (as well as the Paramount Break-a-Leg 5K) at the link here.

You'll see the leaderboard for both men and women in the 2011 Austin Marathon, the half marathon, and the 5K, as well as search fields to locate runners by searching by name and/or bib number, or refine results by adding in age group, state or country, etc.

For other information about the 2011 Austin Marathon, check its website.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 ING Miami Marathon & Half Marathon - Race Results

Here are searchable results for the 2011 ING Miami Marathon and the Half Marathon, held Sunday, Jan 30th. You can search for runners by name or bib number, or narrow the results even more by entering city, state, country, gender, etc.

In addition, you can also view listings of runners and sort them by various criteria, including age group, state, gender, etc. Even more columns can be added to drill down into further detail. 2011 ING Miami Marathon race results can also be viewed for the hand cycle wheel marathon and push rim marathon, and you can locate DNFs (did not finish).

You can also find links to the results for the marathon, half marathon, and 5K at the ING Miami Marathon home page.

Congratulations to all finishers in today's 2011 ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

2011 Houston Marathon - Runner Tracking & More

UPDATE: You'll find live, searchable race-day results and runner tracking here: http://live.houstonmarathon.com

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The 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon takes place Jan. 30th. According to the race website, there's a good chance of rain and thunderstorms, and the race will be run under "yellow flag conditions" due to the threat of lightning.

You can find out how to track runners in the Houston Marathon here. There are several ways to track runners: you can sign up to get athlete alerts and receive updates on your mobile phone; receive searchable race results and interactive map tracking; or try Fast Society, a private mobile group chat.

Check the Chevron Houston Marathon website for other details including course maps, parking, broadcast coverage of the races, best places to watch the race, and more.

Here's the race schedule for the Houston Marathon and other races:
6:45 a.m. - Wheelchair marathon, half marathon start
7:00 a.m. - First wave marathon, half marathon start (Red & Green Waves)
7:10 a.m. - Second wave marathon, half marathon start (Blue & Black Waves)
7:25 a.m. - Wheelchair 5K start
7:30 a.m. - 5K start

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 P.F. Chang's Rock & Roll Arizona Marathon - RESULTS, Runner Tracking & Live Results


UPDATE: You'll find the results page here. As of 9 a.m. Mountain time no results are shown there for 2011, but check back later because they'll be posted as they come in. In the meantime, check the live results page here to find runners during the race, and to see the current leaderboard.

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P.F. Chang's Rock & Roll Arizona Marathon takes place Sunday, Jan. 16th and here are a few web links you'll probably find useful:

* runner tracking via text message sent to your cell phone
* live results from P.F. Chang's Rock & Roll Arizona Marathon (starting at 7:40 a.m. MST on race day)
* final race-day information sheet (PDF file)
* information on road closures and detours
* details on race-day parking and shuttles

See the P.F. Chang's Rock & Roll Arizona Marathon home page for more information, including the reunion area and the post-race concert.

Good luck to all competitors!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 Walt Disney World Marathon - Race Results

[Note: also see 2011 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon results]
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The 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon takes place Sun., Jan 9th, and results are available at the link here. You can do a quick search by entering a runner's bib number or first and last name, or perform an advanced search using city and state, country, age, etc. In addition, you can view the leaderboard of the top male and female finishers at this live results page.

Congrats to all finishers of the Walt Disney World Marathon and other events in the WDW Marathon weekend!