Monday, December 30, 2013

Run into 2014: New Year's Eve Races in Central Park & Brooklyn

If running a fun, festive race is your idea of kicking off the new year, there are two events in New York City to check out. The Midnight Run in Central Park, put on by the New York Road Runners, is a longstanding annual event that attracts thousands of runners (many in costume) who run four miles in the iconic park, with DJ music and dancing preceding the race and continuing afterwards. (Before the race, there's a contest to judge the best costumes.) A fireworks show takes soon after the start of the race, which takes place at 11:59 p.m.

The Midnight Run isn't sold out as of 24 hours before the event, but you must register in person at the site (no more online registration). Event-day registration is $60 for NYRR members; $65 for non-members.

Over in Brooklyn, NYCRuns is once again holding its New Year's Eve 5K in Prospect Park at 11:15 p.m. It's said to be the only nighttime race all year in the famed Brooklyn park, and includes complimentary hot chocolate, sparkling cider, and other treats. Race-day registration is $40.

Happy new year!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

2013 Prospect Park Turkey Trot - Race Results

Cold, windy weather couldn't keep hardy souls from coming out to Prospect Park early on Thanksgiving morning to take part in the annual turkey trot. More than 2,200 runners finished this year, marking another advance sellout for the event. (See the 2013 Prospect Park turkey trot results.)

In fact, the five-mile race, put on the the Prospect Park Track Club and sponsored by JackRabbit Sports, sold out two weeks before the event. Brooklyn has become the home of a number of new races in recent years, but the Prospect Park turkey trot remains one of the most popular. Despite the weather, who can pass up the chance to burn off some calories and mingle with friends old and new before sitting down to a day of coma-inducing eating and TV viewing?

If you live in Brooklyn and are looking for some folks to run with, look into becoming a member of the Prospect Park Track Club.

Congrats to all who took part and got their Thanksgiving off to a healthy start (no matter what they may have done afterward).

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2013 California International Marathon - RESULTS Course Maps, Pre-Race Details, & More

Find course maps & more for the California International Marathon below.

[See 2013 results info below]
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It's been 30 years since the first California International Marathon, and the 2013 edition takes place December 8th. Tracing the route used by gold miners in 1849, the race finishes by the state capitol in Sacramento. Here are links to some important information on the California International Marathon:
[UPDATE: See results for the 2013 California International Marathon here. You'll find results for the individual competition, the marathon relay, and the wheelchair race. Note: these are unofficial results. Your can also view results and photos from previous years here.]

Good luck to everyone running the 2013 CIM!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

2013 Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon - Race Results

UPDATE: Results for the 2013 Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon and other events (half marathon, etc.).
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Another quick race results post: The 2013 Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon and half marathon are taking place Sunday, Nov. 17th, and you can find results here.

For more information on the races, see the Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon home page.

Congrats to all participants!

2013 Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon - Live Results

UPDATE: Results for Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon (and other races).
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Just a quick post: The 2013 Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon and half marathon are taking place Sunday, Nov. 17th, and you can find live results here.

For more information on the races, see the Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon home page.

Congrats to all participants!

Friday, November 15, 2013

2013 Brooklyn Marthon - Course Map, Runner Tracking, & More

The Brooklyn Marathon, the first new marathon to be held in NYC in years, celebrates its third edition this Sunday, Nov. 17th, and here is some information you'll want to know whether you're running or watching.

Brooklyn Marathon logo
See below for details on the third annual Brooklyn Marathon.

As before, the course consists of nine full or partial loops of Prospect Park (NYCRuns, the organizers, hope to one day move the race out onto the streets). More information:
Where's a good place to watch the Brooklyn Marathon and see the lead runners finish? Here's what NYCRuns head honcho Steve Lastoe advised in an email:
Find a spot not far from the South Brooklyn Running Club water station on West Drive and then head to the finish line when the first runners pass by—you should have about 10 minutes. If you need a little more time than that, the North Brooklyn Runners Station on East Drive should do it. 
Good luck to all the runners in the 2013 Brooklyn Marathon. And speaking of new marathons in NYC, NYCRuns will once again be holding its Central Park Marathon and Half Marathon next year, on Feb. 23rd.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013 Philadelphia Marathon - [RESULTS] Course Maps, Corral Info, & More

See below for course info, results page, and other race details.

[UPDATE, Nov. 17th: See results for the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon, half marathon, and Rothman 8K.}
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The 20th anniversary Philadelphia Marathon takes place this Sunday, Nov. 17th, and here are some details you'll want to know if you're running the marathon or any of the other races, or spectating. (Note: all of the weekend's races—the marathon, half marathon, and 8K—are sold out.)
Also, here's a runner's guide to what to expect during the Philadelphia Marathon, from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Rothman Institute 8K takes place Saturday morning, while the marathon and half marathon both take place Sunday morning.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

2013 NYC Marathon - RESULTS

Latvia's Jelena Prokopcuka (3rd place) motoring past Mile 24.

The 2013 NYC Marathon went off as planned, getting back on track after its last-minute cancellation last year due to Hurricane Sandy. You can find NYC Marathon results here (unofficial, as of race night). 

You can view the results in a number of ways:
At the NYC Marathon results page you'll also find out how to get a finisher's badge, buy official Marathon finisher photos and clothing, and get answers to common questions about the race results.

The weather was cool but windy, making for some challenging conditions. But it's hoped that many runners benefited from the lower temperatures to have a good finish time. Congrats to all finishers!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 New York City Marathon - Runner Tracking, Course Maps, & More

 The NYC Marathon Expo being set up on Oct. 30th.

October is nearly over, and that means the 2013 New York City Marathon is coming up. Here are some essential information you'll want to know, whether you're running in the race or following friends or family who are running it.
There are a couple of different ways to track runners. One is TrackMyRunners™, a for-pay service ($2.99 or $3.99), which lets you track athletes by text, Twitter, or Facebook (see details).

A free option for tracking runners is the official NYC Marathon mobile app, available for iOS or Android. According to its webpage, the app offers:
  • Live tracking of runners (up to 10) with splits
  • Elite runner leaderboard
  • Spectator course-map points of interest
  • Race Calendar, Expo information, and race FAQs
  • News and live Twitter feed
Photo of NYC Marathon mobile apps
 Get the NYC Marathon mobile apps & find other must-know details about the race.

With last year's NYC Marathon cancelled due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there will be even more excitement generated around this year's Good luck to all runners!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

2013 Marine Corps Marathon: How to Track Runners & Get Live Results

Marine Corps Marathon logo
See options for tracking Marine Corps Marathon runners below.

UPDATE, Sunday, Oct. 27th: See this link for Marine Corps Marathon live results.
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The 2013 Marine Corps Marathon takes place in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Oct. 27th, and if you want to track runners in the event, here's are some options for doing it.
You'll find the Marine Corps Marathon results page here. As of 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, it shows results for 2012 and previous years, but not 2013. We'd assume that this year's results will be added there when they become available and official.
Good luck to all participants in the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

2013 Duke City Run - RESULTS, Course Maps, Schedule, & More

Sunday marks the 30th running of the Duke City Marathon.

UPDATE: See 2013 Duke City Marathon results.

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 It looks like perfect weather on Sunday, Oct. 20th for the 2013 Duke City Marathon and other events in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 30th annual Duke City Run includes a marathon and half marathon, marathon relay, 20K walk, 10K run, ad 5K run and walk. See the links below for:
All events begin at the corner of Third Street and Tijeras, and end at Third Street between Tijeras and Marquette. A post-race festival will be held at the Civic Plaza from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most of the races take place in part on the scenic Bosque recreation trail.

For updates, see the race's Twitter account: @DukeCityRun.

I'll be doing the Duke City half marathon, and several family members will take part in the 5K run and the 5K walk. Hope it's a successful day for all participants!

2013 Nike Women's Marathon SF- Runner Tracking & More

[UPDATE Aug. 22nd, 2017: The Nike Women's Half apparently is no more, but there's a brand-new, co-ed Virgin Sport San Francisco Half Marathon this October. It includes the half, a one-mile run, and a fitness festival. Learn more about Virgin Sport's new half marathon.

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[UPDATE Oct. 16th, 2015: See details on the 2015 Nike Women's Half Marathon, San Francisco, including interactive course map, runner tracking, and more. The race takes place Sunday, Oct. 18th.

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Sunday, Oct. 20th is the big Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco, and you can track runners in real time with Track My Run at this link: At this site you can track multiple runners, follow them through the course with an interactive map, and even see the elevation at the point they're running (no small factor in a race that winds its way through the hills of San Francisco).

All you need to track runners is their bib number or last name.

Track Nike Women's Marathon runners in real time.

More information on the 2013 Nike Women's Marathon: check out the course map (JPEG), the race info sheet, and the race weekend FAQ. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

What's more, the website says you can "Get your race results and celebration photo on your mobile device right as you cross the finish line with the Nike Women’s Marathon Training App," which you'll find at

For more information and updates on the Nike Women's Marathon, see its website here, check its Facebook page at, or follow it on Twitter at @runnikewomen. You can also search on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #werunsf.

Good luck to all participants in this year's Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

2013 Chicago Marathon - Runner Tracking & Race-Day Results

[UPDATE, Sun. Sunday, Oct. 13th: see live race-day Chicago Marathon results here: ]

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Sunday, Oct. 13th is the 2013 Chicago Marathon. If you want to follow a runner, here's where to find a (rather lengthy) list of FAQs about the process. The bottom line is that Web tracking is closed, but you can track via text by texting the runner's bib number to 21970. Check that FAQ if you want to find more information. (Note: the FAQ says, "You can still track via your mobile phone by texting BIB# to 37619." If one number doesn't work, try the other.)

We'll add info about tracking and results that are available during the race once the event has begun. The Chicago Marathon may offers finish-line video as well.

For other information about the race (course, parking, etc.), see the Chicago Marathon website,

Good luck to all runners!

2013 Rock & Roll Brooklyn 10K - Race Results Posted

It was a glorious, cool morning in Brooklyn for the 2013 Rock & Roll Brooklyn 10K. [UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m. Sat., 2013 race results are up at the link shown!] As of 1 p.m. Saturday, the Brooklyn 10K results page only shows results for 2012 and 2011, but it seems that results for 2013 will be posted there when they are ready.

You could check this results page regularly if you want to find your race time, but a more efficient way might be to check the Rock & Roll series Twitter page (@runrocknroll) or the Brooklyn 10K's Facebook page.

The 2013 Rock & Roll Brooklyn 10K took place in the borough's famed Prospect Park. Good job, finishers! It's a great day to be outside... go out and explore Brooklyn!

2013 Baltimore Marathon - Race Results

Looks like the skies cleared for this year's Baltimore Marathon, and you can find the results here. There was quite a bit of rain last night, but photos I saw on Instagram this morning showed sunny skies.

You can search the results by name, bib number, state, and other usual options.

Congrats to all finishers at the Baltimore Running Festival!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

2013 Divas Half Marathon, Long Island - Race Results

It was a seriously muggy day in the New York area, so congrats to all the runners who came out for the 2013 Divas Half Marathon in Long Island this morning. You'll find the Divas Half race results here, along with the 5K results (the page includes links to stats from previous years, too).

Photos for today's race will be posted in a few days; you can sign up to be notified when they're available here.

If you're thinking ahead to next years's Divas Long Island races, you'll be glad to know that registration opened this afternoon (sign up here).

Upcoming Divas races include Miami on Nov. 3rd (5 K only); San Juan, Puerto Rico on Nov. 10th; and Southern California on Dec. 8th.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

2013 Rock & Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon - Course Map, Results Page, & More

The sold-out 2013 Rock & Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon takes place Sunday, Sept. 15th, and here are some quick links to essential details for the race.
You can also find information on the race at its Facebook and Twitter pages.

The race starts at 8:00 a.m. on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, running east on eastbound lanes, west of 22nd St.

Good luck to all runners!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

2014 Boston Marathon Registration Info: Dates, Notes, Field Size Increase, & More

If you want to get into the 2014 Boston Marathon, the registration date is coming up soon... so you might want to spend part of your Labor Day weekend checking out the details. Here are some basic details, shown after the graphic of qualifying times (you can find full information at the Boston Athletic Association's registration dates page):

2014 Boston Marathon qualifying times
2014 Boston Marathon qualifying times.
  • Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon starts September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET; it will be conducted online only at
  • The registration process will be the same as for 2012 and 2013, allowing faster runners to register first
  • Race date: Monday, April 21, 2014
  • Field size: for 2014 only, the Boston Marathon field has been increased to 36,000 participants
  • Qualifying standards for 2014 (shown above) are the same as for the 2013 race  
  • The 2015 Boston Marathon will take place on April 20th; registration dates have not yet been announced. The qualification window for the 2015 race opens on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
For more information, see the Boston Marathon website or the race's Registration Dates and Field Size page. (And, if you can't run in 2014, note the date of the 2015 Boston Marathon: April 20th.)

Good luck to all entrants!

Monday, August 12, 2013

2013 Leadville 100-Mile Run: Athlete Guide, Online Medical Check-In, & More Info

On August 17th and 18th one of the world's toughest races will take place: the 2013 edition of the renowned Leadville 100-Mile Run in Colorado. Here is some information to help you be prepared for the race:
The "Race Across the Sky" takes an out-and-back route through the Colorado Rockies. The run's low point is 9,200 feet; its high point is Hope Pass, with an elevation of12,600 feet.

For more information (including links to live results, which should be added later in the week), see the Leadville 100-mile run home page.

Low point, 9,200 feet; high point is Hope Pass, 12,600 feet. - See more at:

Saturday, July 27, 2013

2013 Ironman Lake Placid - RESULTS, Live Coverage, Event Details, & More

[UPDATE: Find Ironman Lake Placid results here.]

Lake Placid is the focus of the triathlon world on July 28th, when Ironman Lake Placid (IMLP) begins at 6:20 a.m. with the pro race. The transition opens at 4:30.

Find all the information about the event at the official Ironman Lake Placid website, and follow live coverage here. Live video coverage starts at 6:20 a.m., and you have the choice of viewing four different cameras: finish line, transition 1, transition 2, and swim exit.

The live coverage site says that rain is forecast for Sunday, but also notes that weather patterns in the area are changeable, so it's possible the conditions could clear up.

Good luck to all IMLP participants, including the 840 first-timers!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

2013 Ironman Coeur d'Alene: Results & Live Coverage

Sunday, June 23rd is the day for the 2013 Ironman Coeur d'Alene. You'll find live coverage here (assume the event is still taking place when you visit the site) and results here. The live feed includes views from the finish line as well as the swim exit and transition areas, and there's a live blog to keep you updated on the minute-by-minute happenings.

For the Ironman Coeur d'Alene results, you can view all results, or narrow it down to males or female, pros or amateurs, and other criteria. You can also search for particular athletes by name or bib number.

Congratulations to all participants in today's 2013 edition of the Ironman Coeur d'Alene!

2013 Fairfield Half Marathon - Results Page

Congrats to all runners who gutted out the 2013 Fairfield Half in some very warm and muggy conditions. You'll find the Fairfield Half results page here. (Note: as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday there are listings for the 2013 races, but no live links. These will be filled in whenever the race organizers put them up. In the meantime, you can view results for previous years' editions of the race.)

I've heard reports that a number of runners went down during the race; we hope that they will all be fine once they receive some fluids and medical attention. It's nasty weather out there folks, hydrate and run smart!

For additional information on the Fairfield Half, see the home page here.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

2013 Oakley New York Mini: Race Results

Congrats to all the women (and girls) running in today's Oakley New York Mini 10K for women; you'll find race results here. As usual, you can search results by last name, bib number, etc., or field the overall results, or narrow the results down by age group, state, etc.

After a brutally windy and rainy day and night on Friday, the skies cleared up for the Oakley New York Mini 10K on Saturday morning, and the sun even made an appearance. Besides the many thousands of everyday recreational runners, the New York Mini was led by a few elite professional runners, including Steph Rothstein Bruce.

Check the New York Mini 10K recap page later today for a recap of the race, runner reactions, and photos. In the meantime, peruse the results and get your finisher badge.

Congrats to all the participants!

Monday, May 27, 2013

2013 Bolder Boulder: Race Results

You'll find results for the 2013 Bolder Boulder 10K here. Enter your bib number, last name, or other information to narrow down the results. Note: these are listed as preliminary results, so final stats may be somewhat different. 

You can also view Bolder Boulder results for previous years. And to see more information about the race, check out the Bolder Boulder home page.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

2013 Spring Lake 5: Race Results

It didn't feel anything like summer at the Jersey Shore this morning, but nevertheless the Spring Lake 5 was held, and you can find the results here.

Check out the leaderboard, or search for your stats (or those of other runners) by entering the name or bib number. Andrew Brodeur of Brick, NJ won the overall competition with a time of 24:53.54, while Amanda Marino of Jackson took the women's division in 27:32.53.

For more information on the race, see the Spring Lake 5 homepage.

Check out the Spring Lake 5 results and enjoy the Memorial Day weekend! I hear the weather in the NY/NJ area will get better tomorrow. Or Monday at the latest.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

2013 Brooklyn Half Marathon: Race Results

For once the Brooklyn Half Marathon was blessed with weather that was not all hot and sticky, and runners had overcast (if humid) conditions—see the results from today's 2013 Brooklyn Half Marathon.

You can also get more stats, including viewing runners' progress and graphing their performance, at the NYRR's Track My Runners feature.

The Brooklyn Marathon in a nutshell, as explained in a sign at the pre-party.

This has become the New York Road Runners Club's biggest race outside of the NYC Marathon, with more than 25,000 participants divided into two waves.

Congratulations to all finishers! Despite the large crowds and increased security procedures after the Boston Marathon, this year's Brooklyn Half seemed to run smoothly.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

2013 New Jersey Marathon: Runner Tracking, Course Maps, & More

See links for NJ Marathon running tracking, course map, & more below.

There should be good weather and fast time at the 2013 New Jersey Marathon. Some links to help you get the most out of race day:
Good luck at the NJ Marathon... hope there are a lot of new PRs set out there!

2013 Pittsburgh Marathon: Runner Tracking, Results, & More

The 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon takes place Sunday, May 5th, and all events are sold out. Here are some links to help you find results, watch the race on TV or online, and more:
Good luck to all runners!

2013 Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini-Marathon: Race Results

Congrats to all finishers in what's billed as the country's biggest half marathon, the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis. You'll find results for the mini-marathon here, as well as the 5K.

You can also see results for previous years.

Interested in the 2014 mini-marathon? Sign up here.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

2013 Big Sur International Marathon: Race Results

The Big Sur International Marathon was held Sunday, April 28th, and you can get the race results here. This has by all accounts one of the most spectacular selections of scenery of any U.S. marathon, with its breathtaking ocean views.

Find out more about the race here at its official website, and see race photos from the Big Sur International Marathon here

Congrats to all participants!

2013 Eugene Marathon: Results & More

The 2013 edition of the Eugene Marathon took place Sunday, April 28th, and you can find full and half marathon results here.

You can watch the finish line video here (though after the completion of the race it may be a recorded video, or a series of them).

Congratulations to all participants!

2013 Oklahoma City Marathon Results

The 13th annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon takes place April 28th, and you can find results here. Just enter the participant's bib number or last name, and then choose the event from the drop-down menu (marathon, half marathon, etc.).

For more information on the races, see the Oklahoma City Marathon home page.

Friday, April 19, 2013

2013 London Marathon - [LIVE RESULTS] Runner Tracking & More

Find tracking information and more details on the 2013 London Marathon below.

[UPDATE: See live results for the London Marathon]

 [UPDATE, 2016: 2016 London Marathon live results]
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The 2013 London Marathon will go on as planned on Sunday, April 21st, and here is some information you'll want to know if you're running in or watching the race. The runners will take the starting line with heavy hearts and the thoughts of the citizens of Boston in mind, and race organizers have promised added security for Sunday's race.

Here are some links to must-know details:
Good luck to all runners for a safe and enjoyable London Marathon.

Monday, April 15, 2013

2013 Boston Marathon: Searchable Results

Praying for Boston

In light of the unbelievable events that took place soon after the four-hour mark at Monday's Boston Marathon, it almost seems trivial to post results. But since thousands of people put countless hours preparing for the race (and raising money for charity), and the majority of them finished the race, here is the link to 2013 searchable Boston Marathon results.

The Boston Athletic Association placed a short message on its website (, which in part says that additional information will be provided on the organization's Facebook page, Their Twitter page,, will probably have updates tomorrow as well.

The front pages of tomorrow's papers should have featured photos and stories showing the winners:  Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia winning the men's race in 2:10:22, and Kenya's Rita Jeptoo capturing the women's division in 2:26:25. Instead, they will be showing images of a horrific crime scene.

It's very sad to see a senseless act take attention away from a great effort by the winners. And, by the way, a very good day for American distance running. Even with some big names having to skip Boston because of injury, the U.S. had some strong top-ten finishes: Jason Hartmann fourth, Daniel Tapia ninth, and Craig Leon tenth in the men's competition, and Shalane Flanagan fourth and Kara Goucher sixth in the women's race. (See the top men's and women's finishers here.)

Let's hope that all those injured make full recoveries ... and that the people behind this atrocious crime are caught and brought to justice.

Friday, April 12, 2013

2013 Boston Marathon: Athlete Alert, Mobile App, How to Watch Live, & More

Find details on the 2013 Boston Marathon below.

The 117th running of the Boston Marathon takes place Monday, April 15th, and below you'll find some hand links related to the race, whether you're a runner or a spectator.
You can follow preparations for the marathon, and get updates during the race, via Twitter accounts such as those for Runner's World (@runnersworld) and (@letsrundotcom), or the official Boston Marathon Twitter feed (@bostonmarathon) and the John Hancock marathon feed (@jhboston26).

If you're thinking of running the race in the future, check out the qualifying standards for the Boston Marathon.

Good luck to all Boston Marathon participants!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

2013 Shamrock Shuffle: Race Results

Someday I'd like to do the Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago, which despite its name doesn't seem to take place all that close to St. Patrick's Day. In the meantime, here are the 2013 Shamrock Shuffle results.

[Update for 2016: See our post on the 2016 Shamrock Shuffle 8k, where you can find information on registration, the course map, and more. This year's Shamrock Shuffle takes place Sunday, April 3rd.]

You can search for results on the page's form, or view team results in PDF form. If you want just the searchable results, go here. To see results for the Shamrock Shuffles from previous years, visit the past race results here.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

2013 Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run: [RESULTS], Course Map, Results Page, & More

Find maps, race results page, and more for the 2013 Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run.
[UPDATE 2: Cherry Blossom results posted here (unofficial results for 10 mile, 5K, and team competitions.)]
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If you're running the Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run in Washington, D.C., on April 7th, here are some details about the race that you'll want to know:
Good luck to all runners and walkers in the Cherry Blossom races!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

2013 Shamrock Marathon, Virginia Beach: [RESULTS] Runner Tracking, Results Page, & More

Find runner tracking, course maps, & more for the Shamrock Marathon below.

[See info on the 2015 Shamrock Marathon.]

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[UPDATE, 3/16/14: See 2014 Shamrock Marathon results.]

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[UPDATE, 3/17 p.m.: See 2013 Shamrock Marathon results.]
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Sunday, March 17th is the Shamrock Marathon & Anthem Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, and you'll find some quick links to important information below. The weekend also features the TowneBank Shamrock 8k.
You can find more information on the races through the Shamrock Marathon website and its Twitter and Facebook pages.

Shake off the chill of late winter in this Virginia race, then cool down with the ample supply of Yuengling Beer afterwards!

Run Rock & Roll USA Marathon & Half: Live Results

The Run Rock & Roll USA Marathon & Half Marathon are underway in Washington, D.C., and you can find live results here. Just enter a runner's name, bib, or home city and get results from the sold-out race in the nation's capital.

For more information on the races, see the Run Rock & Roll USA homepage.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

2013 NYC Half Marathon: [RESULTS] Course Info & More

[UPDATE: Get unofficial 2013 NYC Half Marathon results here, along with runner tracking tools.]
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Top elite athletes and thousands of everyday runners will run through the streets of Manhattan on Sunday at the 2013 NYC Half Marathon. In all, 15,000 runners will run the course from Central Park south through midtown, Chelsea, and other neighborhoods, and finishing at the historic South Street Seaport (see the NYC Half Marathon course map here in PDF format).

[Note: the 2013 NYC Half Marathon is being televised live in the NYC area on ABC channel 7 (starting at 7 a.m.) and on the Internet at 7 Online.] 

This year's race is being called "More Than a Run," "offering runners and their families, friends, and fans ways to get involved, give back, and have fun."

See the NYC Half Marathon race page for information on:
Good luck to all participants!

2013 L.A. Marathon: [RESULTS] Runner Tracking, Course Info, Transportation, & More

[UPDATE, 3/17: Get L.A. Marathon race results here.]
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Sunday, March 17th is the Los Angeles Marathon, and below you'll find some essential information such as runner tracking and course maps. The race is sold out (though charity entries are still available), but if you're running, watching, or just trying to get around L.A. on race day, check out the handy links here:
From Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier, the Los Angeles Marathon takes runners through some of the most scenic and famous attractions in the City of Angels. Check it out at the links above, and good luck!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

2013 Little Rock Marathon: Race Results

The 2013 Little Rock Marathon (also known as the Lucky in Little Rock Marathon) was held Sunday, March 3rd, and you can find race results here.

Here are direct links to results for some of the major races of the weekend:
For race photos, news, and other updates, see the Little Rock Marathon home page. Congrats to all finishers!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

2013 Napa Valley Marathon: [RESULTS] Runner Tracking, Course Map, & More

[Update: Find 2013 Napa Valley Marathon results here.]
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The 35th Napa Valley Marathon takes place Sunday, March 3rd, and here is some essential information to know for the race.

[UPDATE, March 3rd: Napa Valley Marathon results page (2013 results not shown as of 10:30 a.m. Pacific]
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The 2013 Napa Valley Marathon will also serve as the RRCA National Championship. It will also celebrate women in marathoning, with appearances by Joan Benoit Samuelson, Nina Kuscsick, Lorraine Moller, and other trailblazing female marathoners.

Here are some details you'll want to know for the race:
This is said to be a beautiful and acclaimed race. Good luck to all participants!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2013 NYCRuns Central Park Marathon & Half Marathon: Race Results

The ever-expanding NYCRuns introduced another race into the City's running history last weekend with the Central Park Marathon and Half Marathon, and you can find the results below.

The group created the immensely popular Brooklyn Marathon and has added a number of other races of varying sizes and distances in the NYC metro area. With the Central Park Marathon, it helped fill the void left by the cancellation of November's New York City Marathon with a 26.2 race held entirely in Central Park's borders (the same way the NYC Marathon began). And this event added a half marathon to boot. (I wanted to run the latter, but unfortunately urgent family business had me out of town.)

Here's a write-up on the races from the NYCRuns website.

Results for Sunday's inaugural Central Park Marathon and Half Marathon:
Central Park Marathon
Central Park Half Marathon

Congrats to all participants! I hope to be one of them next year.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

2013 Tokyo Marathon: Course Information & More

The 2013 Tokyo Marathon, one event in the World Marathon Majors series, takes place Sunday, Feb. 24th, and you'll find a course map and other helpful details below. Click on the links here for:
Good luck to all runners in the Tokyo Marathon!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 St. Jude Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon: Registration, Race Details, & More

Nashville will be the temporary home to thousands of runners the last weekend of April when the annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon takes place. Here's a recap of some the the key details that you'll want to know about the races, which take place on Saturday, April 27th:
Also, see the schedule of race events below. Good luck to all participants in The St. Jude Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon!

Schedule of events:  
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Marathon Wheelchairs* - Time: 7 a.m.
1/2 Marathon Wheelchairs* - Time: 7 a.m.
Marathon Start - Time: 7 a.m.
1/2 Marathon Wave Start - Time: 7 a.m.
Mini Marathon - Time: 6:45 a.m.
*The Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Wheelchair start times are for racing wheelchairs ONLY.

Sunday, April 28, 2013
 ING KiDS ROCK Nashville - Time: 2 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2013 New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon: [LIVE RESULTS] Runner Tracking, Course Information, Directions, & More

Find details on the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon below.

[Update: Get live results for the New Orleans Madri Gras Marathon here. ]
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There'll be some big racing crowds in the Big Easy this weekend: the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon & Half Marathon (and two-person relay) take place on Sunday, Feb. 24th. See the links below for some essential information if you're going to New Orleans for the races.
All races take place on the 24th. Here's the schedule of races:
Marathon - 7:00 a.m.
Half Marathon - 7:00 a.m.
Two-Person Relay - 7:00 a.m.

Two-time London Olympian Mo Farah is set to run Sunday, and the women's elite division features Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will headline the musical entertainment.

Good luck to all participants in the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon and other events. And have fun!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2013 Gasparilla Distance Classic - [RESULTS] FAQs, Course Maps, Registration, & More

See details below on how to get your pirate on at the 2013 Gasparilla weekend.

[Update: Get 2013 Gasparilla Distance Run results here.]

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Runners, Florida, and pirates: yep, it's time once again for the Gasparilla Distance Run weekend in Tampa Bay, Florida. You'll find information about the races and the weekend below.

The events include a half marathon, 15K, 8K, and 5K, as well as walking and wheelchair events and team challenges, and the races take place Sunday, Feb. 24th.
If you ran any of the Gasparilla events in 2012 or previous years, you can check your results here to get psyched for this year's weekend. (The 2013 results might well be posted here, too.)

Good luck and have fun at this year's Gasparilla Distance Run weekend!

2013 El Paso Marathon - Course Maps, Registration Info, & More

el paso marathon logo
Find links to essential details on the 2013 El Paso Marathon below.
Get ready for the 2013 El Paso Marathon with the must-know information below, including FAQs and course maps. The El Paso Marathon and other races (half marathon and 5K) take place on Sunday, February 24th. Here are some essential details:
After the race, check the El Paso Marathon results page to see if your time is reported yet.

For all other information, see the El Paso Marathon homepage.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

2013 Austin Marathon - [RESULTS], Course Map, Runner Tracking, & More

[Update, Feb. 16th, 2014: See 2014 Austin Marathon results here.]
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[Update 2, Feb. 17th, 5 p.m. Central Time: You'll find 2013 Austin Marathon results here, as well as results for the half and the 5K. Congrats to all finishers! Oh, and if you're the type who likes to plan ahead, the 2014 Austin Marathon will be on February 16th.]

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[Update, Feb. 17th a.m.: Here is the Austin Marathon results page. Depending on the time you check, results may or may not yet be available.]

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The 2013 Livestrong Austin Marathon and Half Marathon take place February 17th, and below is some essential information on the races. As of this writing, all three races (marathon, half marathon, and 5K) are still open, but that the marathon and half marathon are over 90% full.

Here are some must-know details:
runner tracking with the iPhone app, which features real-time runner tracking, interactive course maps, searchable race results, and more. There's a mobile web option, too.

The races are filling up fast, so if you're interested in doing either the Austin Marathon or the half, visit the website now.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 Spring Lake 5 Registration Opens Feb. 2nd

It may not feel like summer at the Jersey Shore right now, but nevertheless, registration for the Spring Lake Five opens this week, on Feb. 2nd. The annual start-of-summer race and party takes place, as always, on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, which this year falls on May 25th. The race starts at 8:30 a.m.; see full Spring Lake Five details here.

Registration for the race begins on Feb. 2nd at 5 a.m. Eastern time (yes, you read that right), so set your alarm, go to the Spring Lake Five registration page and be ready to enter your information.

The Spring Lake Five is the inaugural event of the annual Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix, which includes the Belmar 5 and the Sheehan Classic in Red Bank, among others.

Good luck!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NYCRuns Holds the First Central Park Marathon on Feb. 24th

The group that brought you the Brooklyn Marathon and many other races has another new event planned for next month: the inaugural Central Park Marathon and Half Marathon. Like the original running of the New York City Marathon, the race will take place entirely in the confines of Central Park.

Another new marathon grows in NYC: the Central Park Marathon.

The race, whose date had been in flux when it was first announced, is now set for Feb. 24th at 8 a.m. and a half marathon option had been added. The cost for the races is $85 for the full marathon and $60 for the half.

As the site notes, "The USATF Certified Boston Qualifying race will comprise 5 loops of the park crossing the 102nd St. transverse" for the marathon (you'll find a PDF of the map here). See the Half Marathon map here. It also says the race is capped at 1,500 runners (for the full marathon, I'd guess) but may be expanded.

Race goodies include a medal, a hoodie, and "the usual great NYCRUNS post-race meal." (Again, I'm guessing these are perks for doing the full marathon).

A February marathon in NYC is of course an iffy proposition in terms of weather, as this winter is already showing. But the inaugural Central Park Marathon should have no problem filling up. If you're interested in running it, you might want to act soon.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend - Race Results

You'll find live results for the 2013 WDW Marathon weekend events here (right now, it shows searchable results for today's half marathon), 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.

And visit the WDW Marathon home page for details on the event schedule, frequently asked questions, and more.