Thursday, September 28, 2017

Run the Divas Long Island Half Marathon - RESULTS

The Divas Long Island half marathon and 5K is this weekend, and there's still time to register. The race, which starts at Eisenhower Park East Meadow, NY, is on Sunday, October 1st, and you can register for the race here.

[Update: See the 2017 Divas Long Island half marathon results. You'll also find the 5K results at this link.]

Find out all about the Divas Long Island event, which includes the half marathon as well as a 5K. Be sure to make note of the directions, parking instructions, info on checking your gear, and much more. See a map of the half marathon course, and the 5K course.

Note: The races aren't cheap; the prices have gone up as the race day approached, and through today are $100 for the half marathon and $60 for the 5K. If the event isn't filled up as of race day, registration at the expo is $125 for the half and $80 for the 5K. (Update: see details below.) Race-day registration and packet pick-up for online registrants is at the Health & Fitness Boutique (see info below).

[Update, 9/29:

  • Online registration is closed as of 9/28, but you may be able to register at the Health & Fitness Boutique, if event is not filled. 
  • Just noticed on the registration website that registration fee for both the half marathon and 5K includes: a pink tutu, finisher medal, women's fit tech shirt, Divas drawstring bag, boa & tiara along the course, "shirtless hunks" (along the course, I presume), and post-race "nourishment & entertainment."]

Good luck to all participants, and run like a diva! (whatever that may mean to you).

Location and start times for Divas Long Island:
Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
5K (wave start) - 7:45 AM, 7:50 AM, 7:55 AM
Half Marathon- 8:15 AM

Health & Fitness Boutique: 
Mitchel Athletic Complex
1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Uniondale, NY 11553

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Run the Virgin Sport San Francisco Half Marathon [UPDATE- CANCELLED]

Virgin Sport San Francisco Half Marathon banner
Virgin Sport is bringing a half marathon back to San Francisco. See details below.

*** UPDATE, Oct. 12th - Virgin Sport has unfortunately had to cancel this weekend's inaugural Virgin Sport San Francisco festival of fitness due to health issues caused by multiple wildfires in northern California. All events are cancelled, including the half marathon and the one-mile race.

The official cancellation notice from Virgin Sport begins (click link for full statement):
After careful consideration and consultation with the City and County of San Francisco and local officials, we are canceling our Virgin Sport San Francisco festival of fitness, including the Twin Peaks Mile and SF Bay Half, scheduled to take place this weekend, October 14-15, given the ongoing public health air-quality issues associated with the Napa and Sonoma wildfires, and following an official Health Advisory warning from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. 

The Nike women's half marathon in San Francisco was a big favorite for runners in the years it was held, and it left a big gap when it ended. Now the relatively new group Virgin Sport is holding a brand-new San Francisco festival in October, with the lead event being a half marathon (for both sexes, as all events are).

The event, called Virgin Sport San Francisco, is the latest in the group's series of races with related festivals. 

Even if you're not running a half marathon, you can get down with us and celebrate the weekend with fitness, food, music, classes, art and beer. On Sunday October 15, the festival will go strong, along with mix of free and pre-registered fitness classes at our Go Fit Yourself line up. Stay tuned for more updates and pre-register now to be the first to hear on who we will have leading the pack.

The festival, which takes place this Oct. 14th and 15th, features the half marathon and a one-mile race, and plans to include a lot of local San Fran color with events involving the city's culture and community—with art, music, and more. 

The athletic events:
The San Francisco Bay Half Marathon starts and finishes in Civic Center Plaza, and the course winds around the hills and streets of the city, promising plenty of great views. 

The Twin Peaks Mile goes up and up and up, and the organizers say you'll have the chance to do it one of "four different styles: Straight Up, Better Together, Style Mile, and HIIT & Run."

And both of the races include a medal and a beer. Not to mention the gorgeous San Francisco scenery. 

The weekend's final event is the Go Fit Yourself fitness experience, with a number of free and register-in-advance fitness classes taking place on several stages.

See the links for each event or the Virgin Sport San Francisco website for more details and to sign up for the half marathon or other events.

Virgin Sport is one of the more recent projects of serial entrepreneur Richard Branson, found of Virgin Airlines and Virgin Records. Branson hand-picked Mary Wittenberg, former CEO of the New York Road Runners Club, to head Virgin Sport when he started it up a few years ago.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017 Western States Endurance Run (WSER) - Watch Live Webcast & More

If you're an ultrarunner, the place to be the last weekend in June is the grueling Western States Endurance Run (WSER) in California. Starting in Squaw Valley, home to the 1960 Winter Olympics, the race ends 100 miles later in Auburn, California, a unique test of the human body and spirit.

The 2017 Western States takes place June 24th and 25th, and here are some key links to live coverage, updates, and news about the race:
The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world's oldest trail endurance run. If you can't be there competing or volunteering, you can follow along online at the links above.

The official Western States Twitter account is @WSER100; you can find live updates there and at its Facebook page.

Best of luck to all competitors in the 2017 Western States 100!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017 Shamrock Shuffle 8K, Chicago - Searchable Results

2017 Shamrock Shuffle logo
Ready? Run! See the link to 2017 Shamrock Shuffle results below.
A spring tradition in Chicago, the Shamrock Shuffle 8K brings thousands of runners and revelers into the streets of the Windy City. This year's race takes place on April 2nd, and you can find your time at the searchable results page.

If you're reading this before the race, there may still be time to sign up for tracking runners. Otherwise, check the results page during or after the race to see if the times you want have been listed yet. (Note: times are available only for the Shamrock Shuffle 8K race; the two-mile run is not being timed, the event organizers say.)

For more information, check the race FAQ page, which has links to the schedule of events, participant guide, post-race party details, and more.

Enjoy the 2017 Shamrock Shuffle and don't forget to check the searchable results page for times for yourself and friends who may be running!