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.