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, (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 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 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!