Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend - [RESULTS] Race Schedule, FAQs, & More

[UPDATE, Jan. 12th: You'll find live results for the WDW Marathon here, and results for the weekend's events here (as of Saturday morning, it shows only links to results to the Thurs. & Fri. Mickey Mile). Also, see the general results page for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

Thousands of runners will descend upon the Orlando area soon for the  2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Jan. 10th to 13th, and you can find some essential information on the events below. This is the 20th anniversary WDW Marathon Weekend, and it may well be the biggest yet.

The Disney Marathon weekend is packed with events for the whole family.

The marathon, half marathon, and the Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge are sold out. The runDisney Kids Races are still open, but filling up fast. See runner information and race FAQs for the events.

Schedule:
  • Race Expo: Thurs., Fri., and Sat., Jan. 10th, 11th, and 12th at HP Field House and Jostens® Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • runDisney Kids Races: Thurs., Fri., and Sat., Jan. 10th, 11th, and 12th at ESPN Wide World of Sports Track & Field Complex
  • Disney Family Fun 5K Run: Fri., Jan 11th at Epcot®
  • Walt Disney World Half Marathon: Sat., Jan. 12th - Start and finish at Epcot
  • Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge: Sat., Jan. 12th and Sun., Jan. 13th - Start and finish at Epcot (run the half marathon one day, the full marathon the next)
  • Walt Disney World Marathon: Sun., Jan. 13th - Start and finish at Epcot
See the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend website for details on the pasta party, race retreat, cool-down party, and other events.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 Chevron Houston Marathon - Course Maps, Runner Tracking, FAQs, More

[UPDATE, Jan. 13th: Find searchable Houston Marathon results here.]
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Thousands of runners will be looking to start the year off with a good performance at the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon on January 13th, and you'll find some must-know information on the race weekend below.

The Houston Marathon saw new records set in both the men's and women's divisions this year; can it top that in 2013?
Follow the Houston Marathon's Twitter account for more information. To track Houston Marathon tweets on Twitter, search for or use the hashtag #houmarathon.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

2012 Rehoboth Beach Marathon - Results Page

Congrats to all runners in the 2012 Rehoboth Beach Marathon, held Saturday, Dec. 8th. You'll find the results page for the race here: www.rbmarathon.com/results.php. As of Saturday at 11 a.m., the page shows the results for previous years, but not for 2012. Bookmark the page and results for this year should be posted (later today, we'd hope).

For other information on the Rehoboth Beach Marathon, see the race's home page at www.rbmarathon.com.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

2012 Dallas Marathon - [RESULTS PAGES] Course Maps, Runner Tracking, Results Page & More

[UPDATE, Dec. 9th: The Dallas Marathon's "Results" button links to this page — dallas.mychiptime.com — which offers a simple results search (enter bib number, or first or last name). As of 1 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, it seems to show results only for the half marathon and the Cigna Mayor's Race (5K), so apparently it will show just final results. Check it later in the afternoon for look for your runner's time.]

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The 2012 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is this Sunday, Dec. 9th, and below you'll find some must-know details for the race. [Note: the race was formerly known as the Dallas White Rock Marathon.]
Also, the race results page is up; check it during or soon after the race to get results for the Dallas Marathon or the half. (As of 1 p.m. ET Sunday, the page asks you to check back in the evening.)

Note: make sure you take precautions for what's shaping up as a very warm day in Dallas: forecasts are predicting a high of anywhere from 75 to 80 degrees.

You can follow the Dallas Marathon on Twitter and on Facebook.

Good luck Sunday, and stay cool!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

2013 P.F. Chang's Rock & Roll Arizona Marathon - [RESULTS] Course Map, Event Details, & More

[UPDATE, Jan. 17th, 2016: See 2016 Rock & Roll Arizona Marathon results and other information.]

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[UPDATE, Jan. 21st: Find results for all 2013 Rock & Roll Arizona events here.
[UPDATE, Jan. 20th: See live results for the P.F. Chang's Rock & Roll Arizona Marathon here.]

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The weather's getting cold in much of the U.S., and that means the 2013 P.F. Chang's Rock & Roll Arizona Marathon is coming up. This year's event takes place on Sunday, Jan. 20th. Below is some handy information about the race weekend.
There's a marathon, half marathon, and two-person half marathon relay. Note: the website says that
this year's event "features new courses and transportation plans," so if you've run one of the races before make sure you get familiar with this year's course maps, directions, etc.
Check the P.F. Chang's Rock & Roll Arizona Marathon website later for details on runner tracking (the information doesn't appear there yet).

Event schedule:
Saturday, January 19th
* KiDS ROCK Arizona

Sunday, January 20th
* Half Marathon & Mini Marathon- Time: 7:50 am / Starts from Downtown Tempe on Mill Ave & 3rd St. [Note: another part of the website lists 7:30 as the start time for these events]
* Marathon- Time: 7:50 am/ Starts from Downtown Phoenix at CityScape
* Bike Tour-7:15 am / Starts Downtown Phoenix

Health and Fitness Expo information: January 18th-19th, Phoenix Convention Center, North Building. Expo Hours: Friday, January 18th, 12pm – 7pm & Saturday, January 19th, 9am – 5pm.

Good luck to all runners!

2012 California International Marathon - [RESULTS] Course Map, Runner Tracking, & More


[UPDATE: See results for the California International Marathon here (unofficial, the site says)]
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The 2012 California International Marathon is this Sunday, Dec. 2nd in Sacramento, and you can find some must-know details about the race below.
Unfortunately, rain is predicted for race day, so come to the race prepared. (The race website has a section of tips for running in the rain.) Let's hope the rain isn't too heavy and that runners can enjoy the 2012 California International Marathon.

2012 Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon - [RESULTS] Course Map, Runner Tracking, & More


[UPDATE 2: See official results here]

[UPDATE: Find live results for the Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon here]
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Dec. 2nd marks the 2012 "Strip at Night" Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon, and you'll find some essential information on the race below.
Like other races, the Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon is helping to accommodate runners left out in the cold by the cancellation of the New York City Marathon. It's offering 20% off the entry fee for NYC Marathon entrants.

Good luck to all runners, and have fun in Vegas this weekend!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

2012 Seattle Marathon - Race Results

The 2012 Seattle Marathon and other events were held Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23rd to 25th, and you can find the race results here. You can search by runner name or bib number, or search by event: male or female marathon, half marathon, marathon walk, half marathon walk, wheelchair marathon, or hand-crank marathon.

At this link you can also find results for the Seattle Marathon from previous years.

For other information on the races, see the Seattle Marathon website.

If you're looking for information on the Rock & Roll Seattle Marathon, which will be held on June 22nd, 2013, see its website here.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

2012 Prospect Park Turkey Trot - Race Results

Results have been posted for the 2012 Prospect Park Turkey Trot 5 miler (in text format anyway; some prettier searchable results will probably be posted later, probably at the results page of the Prospect Park Track Club). The results show Graham Shorr of Pittsburgh as the men's winner and overall first-place finisher with a time of 27:14. Christina Argueta of New York was the women's winner in 29:35.

You can find the Prospect Park Turkey Trot results page at Active.com here; it shows the overall results listed above as well as the Prospect Park Track Club finishers and the Bishop Ford finishers (I'm not sure what the latter is, but it's there in case you want it).

Congrats to all the runners and the PPTC on another sold-out Turkey Trot. And Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

2012 Harrisburg Marathon - Race Results

Results have been posted for Sunday's Harrisburg Marathon. The overall winners are Michael Fonder in the men's division with a time of 2:27:32, and Katie Edwards in the women's race with a time of 2:57:57. (See photos of the top three overall finishers, and a link to get your own official race photos, etc.)

At the results page you can view overall and age group results, results for walkers, marathon relay overall results, and the marathon relay divisions report.

Today's race featured a number of runners from the east coast who were left hanging when the New York City Marathon was cancelled. Perhaps some of them set PRs in Harrisburg.

Check out the Harrisburg Marathon website for more information on today's race.

Congratulations to all participants!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

2013 ING Miami Marathon - [LIVE RESULTS] Course Maps, Runner Tracking, & Other Details



2012 Miami Marathon logo
Find links and information on the 2013 Miami Marathon below.

[UPDATE: See 2015 Miami Marathon & Half Marathon results

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[SEE 2014 LIVE RESULTS]
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[UPDATE, Jan. 27th: Click here for Miami Marathon & Half Marathon live results.]
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With 2012 near an end, eyes are turning to the early races of the new year. Foremost among these is the ING Miami Marathon. The race may be getting more eyes than before as would-be NYC marathoners look for out-of-town races to make use of their training.

The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon take place Sunday Jan. 27th; the 5K will be held the day before.

[UPDATE, Jan. 26th: See the results of the 2013 Tropical 5k here.]

Some links to important information for the 2013 Miami Marathon:
Speaking of New York, the ING Miami Marathon says for each marathon participant who registers between November 4th and November 30th, it will donate $20 to Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery efforts.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

2012 Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon - [LIVE RESULTS] Course Map, Runner Tracking, & More

See below for details on the Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon weekend.

[UPDATE, Nov. 11th: Link for live results and runner tracking]
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The recent miserable weather taking place in the East won't be a problem at this Sunday's Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon. See the links below for helpful information about the races and the entire weekend:
Olympian and NYC Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi will be on hand during the weekend, too. He recently tweeted that he'll be at the Sony Electronics Cube on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Race schedule:
Saturday, November 10:
8:30 a.m. - ING KiDS ROCK

Sunday, November 11:
6:45 a.m. - Bike Tour
7:25 a.m. - Wheelchair Start
7:30 a.m. - Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay & Mini Marathon

Good luck to all taking part in this weekend's Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2012 Philadelphia Marathon - [RESULTS] Race Details, Runner Tracking, & More


Philadelphia Marathon logo
See important info on the Philadelphia Marathon below.

[UPDATE, Nov. 19th: You'll find 2012 Philadelphia Marathon results here (as well as results for the half marathon and 8K for this and previous years.]
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[UPDATE, Nov. 18th: Check out Philadelphia Marathon (and half marathon) live results here. For 8K race and previous years' marathon results, click here.]
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UPDATE: The Philadelphia Marathon will add 3,000 spots exclusively for runners who were registered for this year's canceled New York City Marathon, it was announced today. The extra spots will be allocated by lottery, according to an article from CBS News in Philly (which was linked to on the Philly Marathon's Twitter account):
"Runners can enter a lottery beginning Wednesday, November 7th at 9 a.m. through Thursday, November 8th at 5 p.m.... Officials say the registration fee for the registered NYC Marathon runners is $200 and half of that will be donated to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.... Lottery selection will take place immediately after the lottery registration closes on Thursday, November 8th at 5 p.m. and those chosen will be notified by e-mail."
If you meet the requirements, apply for the lottery at the Philadelphia Marathon website. Philly's mayor made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, although nothing appears yet on the race's site.

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The 2012 Philadelphia Marathon and other races will take place the weekend of Nov. 16th to 18th, and you'll find some important information about the events below. The marathon and half marathon are sold out, but there are still spots available in the Rothman Institute 8K (in fact, registration for the 8K has been extended to Nov. 11th).

The marathon and half marathon take place Sunday, the 18th, while the 8K will be held on Saturday.

Here are links for essential information:
Good luck to all Philadelphia Marathon weekend participants, no matter what race you're running in!

2012 Outer Banks Marathon - Course Maps, Schedule, FAQs, & More



See below for essential details on this year's Outer Banks Marathon weekend.

Despite Hurricane Sandy whipping the eastern seaboard, the 2012 Outer Banks Marathon weekend is on for Nov. 9th to 11th. Below is some must-know information about the races.

[UPDATE, Nov. 10th- RESULTS: The race's results page says that results will be posted Nov. 12th and to check back then.]

The Outer Banks Marathon (also known as the OBX Marathon) and half marathon both take place Sunday. There are other races, too: the Southern Six (a less-than-six-mile run) and the Outer Banks 8K. Online registration for the races is closed, but you can check in at the race expo Friday or Saturday to see if there are still spots available.

Some essential details:
Here's hoping the weather is good for the 2012 Outer Banks races. Good luck to the participants in all races!

2012 Anthem Richmond Marathon - [RESULTS] Runner Tracking, Course Maps, & More

Find essential info of this weekend's Richmond Marathon below.
[UPDATE: 2012 Richmond Marathon results posted here.]

The 2012 Anthem Richmond Marathon takes place Nov. 10th, and here are links to some essential information about the race. The marathon has increased its field to accommodate runners left high and dry by the cancellation of the NYC Marathon. There may still be space available in the Richmond Marathon, though the half marathon seems to be full.

The Richmond Marathon participant information page has a wealth of details, including the weekend schedule, hours and location of the race expo, starting corrals, wave start for the half marathon, where you'll find fluids and other amenities along the course, and maps of the start and finish areas.

Other essential information:
Good luck to all participants!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Looking for a Marathon in NYC? Get on the Brooklyn Waiting List

The Brooklyn Marathon may be expanding its field.
UPDATE, Nov. 7th: We received an e-mail from NYCRuns late Wednesday night with the bad news that their request to expand the Brooklyn Marathon's field has been turned down, and that no more entries can be added. 
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If you're looking for a marathon in the five boroughs to replace the canceled New York City Marathon, you might want to consider looking into the second running of the Brooklyn Marathon on November 18th. It had already reached its capacity, but the organizers, NYCRuns, have instituted a waiting list as they look into expanding their field of entrants.

From the NYCRuns announcement:
"At this time, we can only offer a non-refundable waitlist. We hope to be able to allow you all in to the race but that is far from certain. If we are not able to increase the field size we will not process refunds but we will allow you to use the credit for any other NYCRUNS owned events through the end of 2013. So, just to recap. No refunds – either you get into Brooklyn or the fee transfers to other NYCRUNS races of your choice.

The cost for waitlist registration is $125. if our request for increased capacity is met the cost will rise to $150. Fifty dollars of this amount will be donated directly to The Prospect Park Alliance at the $125. price point. Seventy-five dollars will be donated at the $150. price point."
 If you're looking into a replacement for the NYC Marathon and don't want to head out of town, consider the Brooklyn Marathon. At least with this race if you don't get in, you can use your non-refundable registration fee to register for other races that NYCRuns holds throughout the year. (And NYCRuns sponsors a lot of races throughout the city and beyond, from 5Ks in Riverside Park to half-marathons in Brooklyn and the Yonkers Marathon.)

One last New York City Marathon note: many of the runners who were supposed to tour the five boroughs on foot did great job of making the best of a disappointing situation by running 26.2 miles in Central Park or by heading to Staten Island to assist in the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

If you're interesting in contributing to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort, look into the New York Road Runners Club's "Race to Recover" initiative, or consider contributing directly to the American Red Cross at redcross.org.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

2012 NYC Marathon CANCELED Due to Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

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It's official: this year's NYC Marathon has been canceled.
As you've no doubt heard, this year's NYC Marathon has been canceled, it was announced yesterday by Mayor Bloomberg and NYRR CEO Mary Wittenberg. Here is an announcement on the NYC Marathon website about the cancelation of the race (the NYRR says it will have more to say in the coming days):
"2012 ING New York City Marathon Is Canceled
The City of New York and NYRR announce that the 2012 ING NYC Marathon has been canceled. While holding the race would not have required diverting resources from the recovery effort, it became clear that the apparent widespread perception to the contrary had become the source of controversy and division. Neither NYRR nor the City could allow a controversy over the marathon to result in a dangerous situation or to distract attention from all the critically important work that is being done to help New York City recover from the storm. We will have additional information in the days ahead, and we thank you for your dedication to the spirit of this race."
And here is a statement about how you can support those affected by Hurricane Sandy:
"In the wake of the cancelation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, we are humbled and gratified by the tremendous outpouring of support to help those communities and families most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Here’s how you can help: Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief, administered by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, or through NYRR’s fundraising platform, CrowdRise. From your mobile phone, text "redcross" to 90999 to donate $10 through your wireless carrier. Visit NYC Service to learn about and connect with a variety of ways to get involved in the cleanup and recovery. Check back for updates as we continue to receive information."
While it's hard to argue with the decision to cancel the NYC Marathon, it certainly would have been better if that decision had been made soon after the hurricane, such as Tuesday or Wednesday. Instead, as late as Friday morning Bloomberg was insisting the race would go on, only to reverse himself late that afternoon.

We hope that those who came to the City hoping to run in the NYC Marathon will enjoy their time in town nonetheless.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

2012 New York City Marathon - Runner Tracking

The New York Marathon takes place Sunday, Nov. 4th, and you can sign up to track runners here via text message and social media. Unlike many other races, there is a fee for this tracking.

If you don't want to pay a fee or don't need the text/social media updates, you can still track runners on the NYC Marathon website on the day of the race, which is free.

The text/social option is available only in the U.S. More on this option:
"You can track up to three runners via text. As a bonus, you can also choose to track one runner via Facebook and up to three other runners via Twitter. Pre-register by 11:59 p.m. EDT, November 3, 2012, for only $2.99; race-day registration is $3.99. Social media options are not available for purchase on race day. Sign up now or at the ING New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo on November 1-3."
For the web option, you can track up to five runners. You don't need to register in advance for this service, and it's available only on the morning of the race.

I'll have more details on the NYC Marathon later, but until then see the race's website for additional information.

2012 Marine Corps Marathon - RESULTS

Here is the link for live race-day results for today's Marine Corps Marathon. [Update, 4 p.m.: the results are now no longer live, obviously, but are the unofficial results for the race.] There you can also view results for previous years. To see the 2012 results directly without the option of viewing those from previous years, see this page.

You can also view results for the 10K race; click on the "All Subevents" tab and choose that race. [Note: the application on the web page for 2012 results is loading slowly; give it time to complete loading.] 

For any current updates from the race organizers, see the Marine Corps Marathon's Twitter account, @marine_marathon (www.twitter.com/marine_marathon).

Sunday, October 21, 2012

2012 Marine Corps Marathon - [RESULTS] Runner Tracking, Course Map, & More

The Marine Corps Marathon, one of the nation's most popular races, takes place Oct. 28th, and below you'll find some links to essential information such as runner tracking, course maps, transportation, and more.

[UPDATE: You can find results for the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon here. To see previous years' results for the marathon, and for 10K results, see here.]

marine corps marathon countdown
It's coming: the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon is this Sunday!

Check out the links below for:
For more details on this Sunday's race, see the official website, www.marinemarathon.com. You can also check out the Marine Corps Marathon on social media: Facebook (facebook.com/marinemarathon) and Twitter: @marine_marathon.

Good luck to all participants, and let's hope for good weather in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

2012 Army Ten Miler - Results Page

2014 UPDATE: you'll find the 2014 Army Ten Miler results here.
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The results page for the 2012 Army Ten Miler is up. As of 2:30 Eastern time, results are not yet listed, but the page says that they will be up as by 4 p.m., and that official results will be available by Nov. 2nd.

On the meantime, you can view last year's Army Ten Miler results, or those from other years.  (See the historical database here.)

For other information about the race, see the home page here

The Army Ten Miler was held Oct. 21st in Washington, D.C.

Congrats to all finishers!

2012 Duke City Marathon (& Other Events) - Race Results

The Duke City Marathon was held October 21st in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and you can find the results page here.

As of 2:20 p.m. Eastern time, overall results are listed for all events. To be added are age group and gender results for all races. For now, you can view overall results for the 5K run and walk, 10K, 20K walk, and half marathon.

 I ran the Duke City Half several years ago and really enjoyed it (though the mile-high air made for a challenging experience). Part of the race is run in downtown Albuquerque, including the start and finish, but much of it is run on a path along the Rio Grande River.

Congrats to all participants in the annual Duke City Run events!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

2012 Ironman Kona - Live Coverage, Athlete Tracker, & More

A quick, brief note: The Ironman World Championship in Kona is taking place right now, and you can find live coverage at kona.ironman.com. You'll find live video and archived videos, an athlete tracker, photos, and commentary as the competition unfolds.

The top male finisher was Pete Jacobs of Australia in 8:18:37. The top female finisher was Leanda Cave of the U.S. in 9:15:54. You can see all the finishers (including breakdowns by gender, age group, etc.), and search for individual athletes, at kona.ironman.com/tracker.html.

The 2012 Ironman World Championship telecast (edited to two hours) will be shown on NBC Sport on Saturday, October 27th. The special will air from 4 to 6 p.m. ET, but check your local TV listings to be sure. 

Congratulations to all Ironmen!

Friday, October 12, 2012

2012 Toronto Waterfront Marathon: Runner Tracking, Course Maps, & More

The Toronto Waterfront Marathon is a series of races taking place along Toronto's inner harbor. The races, a marathon, half marathon, and 5K, all take place on Sunday, Oct. 14th. The 5K is sold out, but you can still register for the marathon and the half at the race expo. Quick links:
A note for U.S. residents: the race website says that all distances on the course are marked in kilometers (not a big deal if you're got a GPS watch that's set to miles, but could be confusing for others).

2012 Hartford Marathon: [RESULTS] Runner Tracking, Course Maps, & More

The 2012 Hartford Marathon takes place Saturday, Oct. 13th. As of Oct. 11th, space may have been available in all races; see here for details. The schedule includes a marathon, half marathon, 5K, and kids race, all taking place on Saturday. Some quick links:

[UPDATE: See live results here. Official results will be posted here when available. You can also view previous years' Hartford Marathon results.]

2012 Baltimore Marathon: [LIVE RESULTS] Runner Tracking, Course Maps, & More

The Baltimore Marathon takes place Saturday, Oct. 13th. Online registration is closed, but you may be able to register for one of the races (marathon, half, team relay, 5K, kids race) at the expo. See the Baltimore Marathon website for details.

[UPDATE: See live runner tracking and results here.]

Some quick links:
Good luck!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Runner Tracking, Course Maps, & More: 2012 Baltimore, Hartford, & Toronto Waterfront Marathons

Fall is marathon time, and this weekend is a busy one. Below you'll find links to essential information for three of the popular marathons taking place Oct. 13th and 14th, 2012: the Baltimore Marathon, the Hartford Marathon, and the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Baltimore Marathon (Oct. 13th)
Online registration is closed, but you may be able to register for one of the races (marathon, half, team relay, 5K, kids race) at the expo. See the Baltimore Marathon website for details.

Some quick links:

Hartford Marathon (Oct. 13th)
Space may be available in all races as of Oct. 11th; see here for details. The schedule includes a marathon, half marathon, 5K, and kids race, all taking place on Saturday. Quick links:

Toronto Waterfront Marathon (Oct. 14th)
This series of races features a marathon, half marathon, and 5K, all taking place along Toronto's inner harbor. The 5K is sold out, but you can still register for the marathon and the half at the race expo. Quick links:
A note for U.S. residents: the race website says that all distances on the course are marked in kilometers (not a big deal if you're got a GPS watch that's set to miles, but could be confusing for others).

Good luck to runners in all of these races!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

2012 Chicago Marathon - Live Results, Runner Tracking, & How to Watch Online

You'll find live results for the 2012 Chicago Marathon here. Select the event you're looking for (marathon, wheelchair, or handcycle), then narrow down results by entering the runner's name or bib number, city and state, etc. Or, you can view lists of results by event, gender, or age group.

See how to track runners here and follow them on a map of the Chicago Marathon course. You can also track how elite runners are doing in the race.

The Chicago Marathon takes place Sunday, Oct. 7th. For more details, see general information about the race, info on the course and race amenities, and start corral information. And see how to watch the Chicago Marathon online here.

Good luck to all participants!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Divas Half Marathon, Long Island (Now with RESULTS) - Oct. 7th, 2012

The popular Run Like a Diva series of women's road races continues on Oct. 7th when the Divas Half Marathon takes place on Long Island, New York. Below are some of the details you'll need to have a good run (and a good time):

[UPDATE: You'll find Long Island Divas Half Marathon results here.]
Besides the half marathon, there is also a 5K run that is open to both genders. (You can register for the Divas Half Marathon at Long Island online until Oct. 4th, and at the race expo after that, if spots are still open.) Divas Half Marathon at Long Island starts and finishes at Eisenhower Park.

See the official website here for more information on the Divas Long Island race and links to other Run Like a Diva runs.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

2012 Nike Women's Marathon, San Francisco - Race Info


The Nike Women's Marathon will once again be held in San Francisco in October 2012 (on Sunday the 14th), and below is some essential information to know about the race (and about other races in the Nike Women's series).

It's never been easy to find details about this race on the various Nike websites, and this year is no exception. The good news is that Nike seems to have consolidated the information at its Nike Women's Marathon (NWM) Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NWM26.2 (page for NWM event info here). Note: you can find results for the 2011 Nike Women's Marathon and Half Marathon here, and it seems results for the 2012 marathon will be posted there as well.

If you're in this year's NMW in San Francisco, you'll find information there such as:
[NOTE: Regarding results for the Nike Women's Marathon, the FAQ page says, "After all of our races, results will be posted at Facebook.com/nwm26.2 within a few days." In other words, don't expect to be able to find the results posted anywhere soon after the event]

In addition, there will be a Nike Women's Half Marathon in Washington, D.C. in early 2013 (apparently it's been decided to have the full and half marathons on different days and different cities, instead of on the same weekend).

Registration for the NWM Half Marathon in Washington opens in mid to late October, depending on which web page you're reading. See the 2013 NWM Half Marathon website for more details when they become available, and enter your e-mail address there to be notified of updates.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

2012 Tunnel to Towers Run - RESULTS - Brooklyn to Manhattan

The annual Tunnel to Towers Run take place in New York City Sunday, Sept. 30th, starting in Brooklyn and going to Manhattan through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. You can find information at the official Tunnel to Towers Run Web site, including how to get to the start in Brooklyn and how to register on-site the morning of the race.

[UPDATE: You can find Tunnel to Towers results here for the Sept. 30th NYC race.]

Tunnel to Towers Run - logo

The run, which is 5K, starts at 9:30 a.m. Because of the large number of people running in the race (and the fact that the runners have to run through a tunnel), this is not a race for someone looking to set a PR. Unless you're starting near the front of the pack, you'll likely have slow going much of the race.

For more information on the race, including maps of the start and finish areas, see the Tunnel to Towers Run FAQ page.

The Tunnel to Towers Run 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 did not survive.

Besides the race, the Tunnel to Towers Run concludes with a big outdoor party near the finish line, with free food, live entertainment, and lots more.

2012 Berlin Marathon - RESULTS - Course Info, Start & Finish Maps, & More

The 39th BMW Berlin Marathon takes place Sunday, Sept. 30th, and below is some helpful information for the race. [UPDATE: You can find results for the 2012 Berlin Marathon here.]
Once the race starts we'll post a link to live results, if available. Good luck to all participants in this year's Berlin Marathon!

Monday, September 17, 2012

2012 Yonkers Marathon & Half Marathon - Race Results

The 2012 running of the Yonkers Marathon and Half Marathon took place yesterday, and you can find the race results here. (Half marathon results here.)

One of the oldest marathons in the U.S., the race is now held under the auspices of the ever-growing NYCRuns, which holds numerous races throughout the year and introduced the Brooklyn Marathon last year. (By the way, this year's Brooklyn Marathon will take place Nov. 18th.)

Congratulations to all runners who braved the challenging hills of Westchester County to complete the 2012 Yonkers Marathon and Half Marathon.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Live Results - 2012 Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Runners are crossing the finish in today's Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, and you can find live results here. You can view the leaderboard, or track participants by last name, bib number, or city. [UPDATE: The race tracker is no longer active; you can find official Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon results here.]

You can find updates on the race (and other Rock 'n' Roll series races) at its Twitter feed, @RunRocknRoll.

For more information on the race, see the Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon home page here.

Congratulations to all finishers!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

2012 Reach the Beach Relay - New Hampshire - Early Results

Early results have been posted for the 2012 Reach the Beach New Hampshire relay. The 200-mile, 24-hour event took place Sept. 14th and 15th, going from Cannon to Hampton Beach.

For results for previous years of RTB New Hampshire, see the results page here.

The next RTB event is Reach the Beach New Jersey, taking place Oct. 12th and 13th, from Mountain Creek to Seaside Heights.

Congrats to all RTB New Hampshire finishers!

Monday, September 10, 2012

2013 Boston Marathon - Registration Open Now

If you're interested in the 2013 Boston Marathon you probably already know this, but registration for the race opened today at 10 a.m. Eastern. All registration will be done online at baa.org. The 117th Boston Marathon will take place Monday, April 15th.

Once again, the Boston Marathon will have a rolling admission schedule, with the fastest qualifiers able to register first, and the next-fastest after that.

Here's part of the an official notice from the BAA website, posted a few days ago:

"Registration will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On Monday, September 10, eligible runners who have met the qualifying standards for their age and gender group by 20 minutes or more may register. On Wednesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET, if space remains, registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standards by 10 minutes or more. If space remains, registration will open on Friday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET for those who have met their qualifying standards by five minutes or more."

You can read the entire notice here.

Let's see how long registration actually remains open.

Good luck to all entrants!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

2012 Leadville Trail 100 Run - Live Tracking & Results

[See 2015 Leadville athlete tracker at bottom of post]

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The Leadville Trail 100 Run takes place today, August 19th, and you can find live tracking and results at the link here. Ultramarathons are tough, but Leadville has got to be one of the most challenging in the U.S.: this 100-mile trail race, which takes place near Leadville, Colorado, is held at elevations that range from around 9,000 to more than 12,000 feet.

At the Leadville 100 results page here you can view the male or female leaderboard, see overall results with splits, or track a particular athlete. Good luck to everyone competing in the Leadville Trail 100!
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[UPDATE 2015: See Leadville Trail 100 athlete tracker]

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

2012 Ironman U.S. Championship - Race Results

Results for Saturday's Ironman U.S. Championship in New York and New Jersey have been posted, and you can find them here at ironmanuschampionship.com/results. Official results are now available (only unofficial stats were previously available).

You have two options for viewing results. One is searchable (non-official) results, the other is the listing of official results, which are available as a PDF file and as an HTM (web) document.

The 2013 Ironman in New York/New Jersey will be held on August 10th. Registration was initially open for the event, but was suspended earlier this week. You can find the organizer's explanation for the 2013 Ironman registration suspension here. [Update, Aug. 15th: A Wall Street Journal article suggests that a steep price rise, from $895 for the 2012 race to $1,200 for next year's, was causing a slow rate of people signing up for the 2013 event. The article says it's up in the air as to whether the event is held next year.]

Congratulations to all finishers of the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship. I was out watching and cheering along the running course, near the finish, and it was inspiring to see the men and women finishing after 12 or more hours. 










Monday, August 6, 2012

Ironman U.S. Championship - This Weekend in NYC/NJ

UPDATE, 8/11: Track Ironman U.S. Championship participants here.

UPDATE, 8/10 p.m.: The swim is ON! The sewage problem in the Hudson River has cleared up enough for people to go back on the water, so the the U.S. Ironman Championship will indeed include the swim as well as the run and bike. At 4:30 Friday afternoon the Ironman folks announced on Twitter, "We are excited to announce that we will proceed with the 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River during tomorrow's inaugural #IMNYC."

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The Ironman U.S. Championship takes place this Saturday, August 11th in New York City and adjacent New Jersey (and, for the swim portion, in the Hudson River separating them). See below for links and details on the event.

U.S. Ironman championship
The inaugural U.S. Ironman Championship comes to NYC this Saturday.

This inaugural Ironman U.S. Championship is also the first time an Ironman event has been held in the nation's largest city, and is the most urban area to ever host an Ironman. The Ironman U.S. Championship includes: a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River, a 112-mile bike ride on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Bergen County (NJ) and Rockland County (NY), and a 26.2-mile run that starts in New Jersey and goes over the George Washington Bridge to conclude in Riverside Park on the west side of Manhattan.

Here is specific information on the Ironman U.S. Championship course and other details about the event:
Spectator information: See the Ironman site's comprehensive guide to watching this Saturday's triathlon (PDF file), which is several pages long and gives a number of maps, and suggests a number of viewing locations on both sides of the Hudson.

Let's hope the weather is good for the first-ever U.S. Ironman Championship in the New York City region. Best of luck to all participants!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

2012 Chicago Rock & Roll Half Marathon - [RESULTS] July 22nd

[UPDATE, JULY 2014: See 2014 Chicago Rock & Roll Half Marathon results here]
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[SEE UPDATE BELOW] The 2012 Chicago Rock & Roll Half Marathon is set for today, July 22nd. The action begins at 6:30 a.m. local time, and live results should begin appearing on the race's website soon after.

[UPDATE: Update: see the results for the races (half marathon and mini-marathon) here.]

For other information on the event:
Good luck to all participants... and let's hope for weather that's on the cool side.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

2012 NYC Triathlon - Results & Photos

Results are coming in for the 2012 Aquaphor NYC Tri, and you'll find them at this link. There you can search for an athlete by name, bib number, or city, and/or filter results by gender, age group, team, etc.

Head to the main NYC Tri results page here to find links to photos from today's event and to results from previous years' editions of the NYC Tri.

Jordan Jones of Golden, Colorado is the men's winner of the 2012 Aquaphor NYC Triathlon with a time of 1:45:04. Amy Bevilacqua of Wilton, Connecticut is the female champion, finishing in 2:00:04.

For up-to-date news and results, follow the NYC Triathlon on Twitter. See the NYC Tri website for all other information.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

2012 Ironman Lake Placid - [RESULTS] Preview, FAQs, & More

[Update: 2012 results added; see link below.] The next Ironman in the U.S. takes place on July 22nd, 2012 when Ironman Lake Placid is held. Below is the official website for this event, the second-oldest Ironman in the States, and some details on what you'll find there.

[UPDATE: Searchable results for the 2012 Ironman Lake Placid have been added to the results page here.]

Ironman Lake Placid is notable for the swim in upstate New York's beautiful Mirror Lake. At the website you'll find information on:
Registration for the 2012 Ironman Lake Placid is filled, but if you're one of the lucky entrants, see the event's official website for these details and many more.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

2012 Ironman Coeur d'Alene - Track Athletes, Watch it Live, & More

2015 Ironman Coeur d'Alene live coverage and athlete tracker.

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The 2012 edition of Ironman Coeur d'Alene takes place in Idaho on Sunday, June 24th, and you can find a preview of the event here. The preview describes the stages of the event, including the new bicycle course.

You'll find the Ironman CDA athlete tracker page here. There you'll be able to search for a competitor alphabetically or by bib number, or filter overall results by gender, age group, etc.

And you can watch Ironman CDA live online at the Ironman live website, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.

Tomorrow will be the 10th Ironman CDA, and the tradition will continue on. It was earlier announced that Ironman Coeur d'Alene renewed its contract for another five years.

Good luck to all athletes on Sunday's Ironman!

2012 Rock & Roll Seattle Marathon - Live Race Results

Get live results from the 2012 Rock & Roll Seattle Marathon here. You can 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. (As of 5 p.m. Eastern time Saturday, final results listings are not yet online.)

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

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

Congrats to all participants, and special thanks to all those who ran to raise money for the American Cancer Society!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

2012 Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon - Race Results

The 2012 Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon and related events were held Sunday, June 3rd, and results have been posted online. The general results page is here, where you'll find links for the individual events, and for previous years.

Here are direct links for results for some of this year's events:
For other information on the race, see the Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon home page.

Congrats to all finishers!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Runner Tracking/Results: Vermont City Marathon, Buffalo Marathon

[Update, 2014: Vermont City Marathon results will be posted here later on race day, according to the site.]
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Races are in the books on this hot, steamy day in much of the Eastern part of the country, and you can find results for the Vermont City Marathon and the Buffalo Marathon.

You'll find the live results for the Vermont City Marathon here. Results for the Buffalo Marathon don't seem to be online yet, but check back at the link here, look for "Buffalo Marathon" in the left-hand column, and click on the appropriate results link. (As of 12:30 p.m., the links simply say "Coming Soon.") [UPDATE: Find Buffalo Marathon searchable results here, results in PDF form here, and age-group results PDF here.]

Sad to say that the heat claimed its first victim before the weekend even began, as the Mad City Marathon in Madison, Wisconsin announced a few days ago that it was cancelling its full marathon on Sunday due to the high temperatures predicted for race day. The organizer's announcement says that all marathoners will automatically be entered in the half marathon.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

2012 Spring Lake 5 - Race Results

Race results are here for the 2012 Spring Lake 5. One of the most popular races in New Jersey, the annual Spring Lake 5 is held each year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. The race has been held each year since 1977 and always fills up fast (this isn't the first year I've gotten shut out by not registering soon enough).


This year's SL5 was held in appropriately summery weather; the race website says it was sunny and 76 degrees with 69% humidity at the start of the race.

The race attracts thousands of runners to Spring Lake for a course that begins and ends right near the boardwalk. For many casual runners, the race is a good excuse to gather at the Jersey Shore for a day (or night, or weekend) of partying.

Registration for the Spring Lake 5 opens in February; check the race's website early next year to find out when registration opens so you can get in on the 2013 race.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

2012 Brooklyn Half Marathon - Race Results

[UPDATE, Feb. 15th 2013: Registration for the 2013 Brooklyn Half Marathon is open as of Noon today here, and is filling up fast. The race will be held on Saturday, May 18th.]
 
Race results are up here for today's Brooklyn Half Marathon. An earlier start and cooler, less humid weather led to a much more pleasant experience than many past runnings of this race. (In particular, I recall it being only about 70 degrees for the 2010 race, but the near 90 percent humidity made for an unexpectedly miserable experience.)

brooklyn half marathon recap
Runners in the biggest-ever Brooklyn Half were greeted by cool temperatures.

This was the biggest Brooklyn Half ever, with more than 14,000 finishers, according to NYRR results statistics. See the NYRR's brief race recap here.

Besides the usual NYRR race results options, Brooklyn Half finishers can get a digital badge to commemorate their experience. And runners got an actual medal at the finish line, too. Maybe the NYRR was trying to take the sting out of the dramatically higher entry fee ($45 versus $25 the previous year).

Congrats to all finishers of today's Brooklyn Half Marathon!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

2012 New Jersey Marathon - [RESULTS!], Runner Tracking, Course Map, & More

Find details on the NJ Marathon and Half Marathon below.
[UPDATE: Results for the NJ Marathon, Half Marathon, and other events are now posted here.]
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The New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon take place Sunday, May 6th, and here are some links to information you'll want to know.

* Marathon runner tracking and half marathon tracking, in 2D or 3D
* NJ Marathon event schedule and half marathon schedule (see complete schedule here)
* NJ Marathon weekend frequently asked questions (FAQ)
* Start times: "New Jersey Marathon: wheelchair athletes will start @ 8:00am, followed in waves by the rest of the field in their assigned corrals. Long Branch Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay: wheelchair athletes will start @ 6:50am, followed in waves by the rest of the field as they head out in their corrals.'

Both the marathon and half marathon start in Monmouth Park, on Park Rd. at 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ.

Check the race website or its Facebook page for additional information.

Good luck and fast running Sunday!


2012 Long Island Marathon & Half Marathon - [RESULTS!], Course, Final Instructions, & More

[UPDATE, 4/7/12, 12:30 a.m.: Results are online for today's Long Island Marathon and other races. At this site you'll find links for the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and one-mile run.]

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The Long Island Marathon and Half Marathon take place Sunday, May 6th, and the flat course and not-too-warm weather should contribute to some fast times.

* Final runner instructions (PDF file)
* Course maps for all races 
* Race weekend schedule
* Directions to the race

The marathon, half marathon, and 10K all begin at 8 a.m., and start on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in Uniondale.

Good luck!

2012 Pittsburgh Marathon - [RESULTS!], Race Info, Runner Tracking, Course Maps, & More

See details on Pittsburgh Marathon runner tracking, course maps, and more below.
[UPDATE 5/6/12: Pittburgh Marathon results are now posted here. There you'll find results for the marathon, half marathon, relay, 5K, and live results with maptrack.]
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More than 20,000 runners will be earning the title of "runner of steel" at the 2012 Pittsburgh Marathon, which takes place Sunday, May 6th. You find links to some of the key information you need to know below, or at the race's website, www.pittsburghmarathon.com
* Schedule of events for race weekend
* Runner tracking: sign up here. According to the race website, "Runner tracking for the Marathon will submit 10K, 13.1 mile and 20 mile splits. Half Marathon runner tracking will submit 10K and 11.2 mile splits"
* Race course: see the marathon and half marathon course maps (PDF file) and the list of fluid and aid stations
* Race results: Check the results page once the marathon and half marathon are underway. (As of Saturday afternoon, the 5K results are available.)

For breaking news and updates, you can follow the Pittsburgh Marathon on Twitter at: @PghMarathon (twitter.com/PghMarathon). 
Start time is 7:30 a.m. for runners and walkers in the marathon and half marathon, and 7:20 for the wheelchair division. The races start at Liberty Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets in downtown Pittsburgh.

Good luck to all participants!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

2012 Big Sur International Marathon - Race Results


It took a while, but the Big Sur International Marathon race results are finally online. At the link you'll find results for all the events: the marathon, 21-mile run, 10.6 mile, 9 mile, and 5K, as well as relays, special divisions, and teams.

You can search by name, bib number, etc., or do one-click searches for the overall or male or female results, race winners, masters men, masters women, and age grade listings.

For other information (including details on the course, next year's race, etc.), see the Big Sur International Marathon website.

Judging by the photos I've seen of the race and from what past participants have told me, this race has some of the most breathtaking scenery of any marathon. Congratulations to all participants!

2012 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon - Race Results

[See the searchable 2014 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon race results]
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The 2012 OKC Marathon is in the books, and you can find results here. You can also see the specific pages for results for the marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, wheelchair marathon, and wheelchair half marathon.

The overall winners were Jake Buhler on the men's side with a time of 2:27:30. The women's winner was Camille Herron in a course-record time of 2:45:13.

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was held Sunday, April 29th, 2012. For other information on the race, see the OKC Marathon home page.

Congrats to all the finishers of the OKC Marathon and other events!