Friday, May 27, 2016

2016 Comrades Marathon - [RESULTS] Race Instructions, Course Map, & More

The famous Comrades Marathon takes place this Sunday, May 29th, and as usual it promises to be one of the most grueling races and tests of human endurance. See the links below for details on Comrades 2016, which begins at city hall in Pietermaritzburg and ends at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. The official distance for this year's Comrades Marathon is 89.208 km, and start time is 5:30 a.m. local time.

[UPDATE, May 29: See 2016 Comrades Marathon results]

Links to essential information:
See the final race instructions, which have details on everything from the start, tote bag service, and time limits to toilets, refreshment stations, and medical information.

For late-breaking information, check out Comrades on social media: and

Check out the race information page for general rules and details on qualifying, timing, and more.

Best of luck to all Comrades 2016 competitors!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2016 Spring Lake 5 - [RESULTS] Race Details

A few months ago we wrote about registration details for the classic Spring Lake 5 race. The event has long since sold out, and now the day of the race is in sight. The website all the race details, but here is the schedule of events, from the Spring Lake 5 website:

[Update, May 28, 11:30 a.m.: See 2016 Spring Lake 5 results]
Friday May 27:
> 6:00 pm Kids Races (Start line Ocean & Atlantic Avenues)
> 10 am to 8 pm PM Packet Pickup for SL5 at the Spring Lake train station.
Saturday May 28:
> 6:30 AM Packet Pickup
> 8:00 AM Roads on race course will be closed to traffic. Get there before 8 if you want to park close to the start.
> 8:30 AM Start of 5 mile race (Start line at Ocean & Sussex Avenues)
> Post-Race Beginning-of-Summer Party!
The official race instruction sheet notes that parking in the race area is limited, and suggests that you arrive early to find a spot. Also, "Streets east of Third Avenue will by closed at 7:30 a.m. to parking." And Ocean Avenue will be completely closed to traffic at the start and finish areas on the morning of the race, so don't even think of driving in those areas.

Entrants can pick up t-shirts today at the Spring Lake train station (Warren Avenue near Fifth Avenue) on Thurs. from 12-2 and 4-7p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are four water stops on the course (on both sides of the street), in addition to the water at the start and finish.

Good luck to all participating in the 40th running of the Spring Lake 5!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

2016 Brooklyn Half Marathon - Race Results

The rain held off for Saturday's 2016 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon, giving runners an ideal combination cool temperatures and overcast skies. More than 27,000 runners took part, making the race the world's biggest half marathon of the year.

See the complete 2016 Brooklyn Half Marathon results, see the award winners, and read more race details.

Congrats to the huge field of runners who conquered the streets of Kings County, from Grand Army Plaza to Coney Island!

Monday, May 2, 2016

2016 Pittsburgh Marathon - Race Results

Pittsburgh Marathon logo
See links to Pittsburgh Marathon results in the post below.

The 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon is in the books, and thousands of runners braved the rain to finish the marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay on Sunday.

The soggy Pittsburgh Marathon results have been posted, which you can peruse from the comfort of your home, plane, or hotel room (hopefully, very dry). You can also find the results of the other races that took place yesterday, as well as Saturday's event, the 5K walk, the kids' marathon, and the pet walk.

Congrats to all who persevered through the wet conditions on Sunday, and who participated all the events of the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon weekend.