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 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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[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

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.