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.