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.