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,
* 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 ( 
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!