running

MLK Day 5K

January 9, 2018

Coming January 15, 2018. Dream big at the MLK Day 5K! What better place to celebrate Martin Luther King Day than in Atlanta, the birthplace of this iconic civil rights leader. A family friendly 5K race held entirely in Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta, the route covers grass, road, gravel, a wooden bridge and dirt paths. […]


Top Wear of 2017

December 1, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Wear category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the Coeur Sports Gingko Sports Bra and Run Shorts, a spectacular kit from a company that […]


Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

November 22, 2017

Coming November 23, 2017. They set the record back in 2011! Yes, the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot set the official Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as turkeys with 661 runners. Gobble, gobble! This year they will be celebrating their golden anniversary with 50 years for this popular event on Thanksgiving Day. […]


S3 Turkey Trot

November 14, 2017

Coming November 23, 2017. Known as the “Parade before the Parade”, the S3 Turkey Trot in Detroit will have you working off anticipated calories before the city’s annual turkey day parade. Expect huge crowds as about 20K runners take to the streets of Motor City, many in costume, running the 10K Turkey Trot, the 5K Stuffing Strut, or […]


Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble

November 13, 2017

Coming November 23, 2017. Strut your stuff at the Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble! The race starts at Marion Square in historic downtown Charleston and has you running past many of this southern city’s charming sights such as City Hall, Calhoun Mansion, White Point Gardens, and Fort Sumter House. This is a certified 5K race graced with a mostly flat course including a slight […]


2017 Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure

November 2, 2017

Coming November 5, 2017. Sunny Balboa Park is the site for this year’s Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure. There will be a 5K and a 1 mile route, and you are welcome to run or walk either distance. Fundraising is not required but strongly encouraged, as up to 75% of the money raised […]


Evergreen Pumpkin Run

October 23, 2017

Coming October 29, 2017. Racing through a cemetery?! That’s exactly what you’ll be doing in the Evergreen Pumpkin Run! This 5K or 10K race takes you through the picturesque Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida, with old iron gates, stately memorials and headstones, magnolia tree shading the roads, and best of all, pumpkins decorating the route (pumpkins that each […]


Anthem Wicked 10K

October 16, 2017

Coming October 27, 2017. No rest for the wicked! Especially since it’s the Anthem Wicked 10K in Virginia Beach, Virginia! Find your most creative and run-ready costume for this 10K race covering part of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. A fast, flat course awaits as well as water stops and some spooky surprises along the way. There’s […]


ENGO Blister Prevention Patches

October 13, 2017

Blisters? Attack the source and not your feet with ENGO Blister Prevention Patches! Rather than place plasters on your skin that may be tender and sore, place them directly on the shoes that cause the blisters. Blister Prevention Patches are available in different sizes and look a little like dialogue balloons that you see in cartoons. But […]


Zombie Mud Run

October 5, 2017

Coming October 14 and 28, 2017. There’s mud, there’s zombies, and there’s obstacles! It’s the Zombie Mud Run, held in 2 locations, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and ready to bring you loads of fun! Experience a mud run, but amp it up with zombies chasing you, trying to get your lives (e.g. flags). You must […]


Runbell 3.0

October 2, 2017

Ring, ring! Recently, we told you about Runbell, the runner’s accessory that politely lets people know you’re approaching with the ring of a bell. Well, the folks at Runbell took customer feedback to heart and are launching another Kickstarter campaign to fund some improvements to an already innovative product. The Runbell 3.0 aims to provide 4 […]


Haunted Hustle

October 2, 2017

Coming October 21, 2017. Hustle over to Middleton, Wisconsin for the Haunted Hustle, a fun weekend event. Saturday’s the family fun day with a 5K, a 5K Stroller Derby, and a kids’ race, followed by a bonfire, s’mores, pumpkin decorating, and music. Sunday’s the day to work off those s’more’s with a 10K and a […]


Runbell

September 25, 2017

Ring your way to a clear path! Runbell is a clever invention that allows runners to politely alert others that you’re approaching. Modeled after a cyclist’s bike bell, Runbell is much smaller and slips over your first and second fingers with the dome of the bell resting near your knuckles. Wear it on either hand and use your thumb […]


Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2018

September 25, 2017

Coming March 11, 2018. The largest women’s marathon in the world…it’s the Nagoya Women’s Marathon! Characterized by a level course with many runners achieving a personal best, this marathon takes you by famous sites in Nagoya such as the Nagoya Castle, City Hall, TV Tower, Osu Kannon, and Atsuta Jingu. Upon finishing, lucky ladies are treated to a […]


Danish Endurance Organic Compression Socks

September 21, 2017

Tested by Olympic athletes. Pretty impressive pedigree but you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete to appreciate the Organic Compression Socks from Danish Endurance. Designed in Denmark and produced in the EU, these compression socks provide graduated compression from the from ankle to calf, helping to pump, cleanse and oxygenate blood. Use them during a workout […]


Granville Island Turkey Trot

September 20, 2017

Coming October 9, 2017.  Celebrate Thanksgiving next month with the Granville Island Turkey Trot. Yes, next month, the second Monday of October to be exact, is when Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada and like celebrations here in the United States, it celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year with family feasts including turkey, […]


Rhinebeck Fall Foliage Half Marathon

September 19, 2017

October 15, 2017. Reds, oranges, golds, and some greens. Beautiful fall colors to motivate you through the scenic course of the Fall Foliage Half Marathon in Rhinebeck, New York. This half marathon has a later start (10:20am) to accommodate folks from nearby NYC and Albany and takes you through the quaint historic downtown streets as […]


Pure Protein Night Race

September 19, 2017

Coming September 22 and 23, 2017. Light it up with the Pure Protein Night Race! Vancouver and Edmonton will be hosting the last 2 Night Races of the year. Starting at sundown, the 5K and 10K routes take you through Stanley Park in Vancouver or Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park in Edmonton – nice, flat, paved scenic paths that will […]


Flectson Reflective Wings

September 14, 2017

Run fast like you have wings! Well, they may not make you run faster, but the Reflective Wings from the folks at Flectson will help keep you safe in low lighting. The entire band is reflective with the wings sticking out for even more visibility. The velcro strip closure makes it easy to adjust for a […]


Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K

September 14, 2017

Coming October 28, 2017. It’s almost time! Get ready for the 8th Annual Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K! Head to that quintessential Halloween town of Historic Sleepy Hollow to get in the trick-or-treating mood with this hilly, timed race. The race route will take you along the Hudson River within sight of the infamous Headless Horseman […]


Run Like a Girl Bellingham

September 12, 2017

Coming October 7, 2017. Tiaras and tutus are optional! Run Like a Girl Bellingham is a non-competitive (read: fun!) event supporting Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower young girls. It’s mostly women but the guys are welcome too in this half marathon or 10K over the Interurban Trail, often referred to as Washington’s Big […]


Charleston Salmon Run and Crab Walk

September 11, 2017

Coming October 7, 2017. It’s the first! The inaugural Charleston Salmon Run and Crab Walk promises some the most scenic routes of all the Oregon races. The coastal fishing village of Charleston is a picturesque setting for this event with 4 distances to choose from: marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 1 mile family fun Crab Walk though the […]


Comrades Marathon

September 7, 2017

Coming June 10, 2018. The world’s largest and oldest ultra marathon race…it’s the Comrades Marathon! Dating back to 1921, the race was initially started as a way to commemorate the South African soldiers killed during World War I, and the spirit of the race is to “celebrate mankind’s spirit over adversity”. This ultra marathon is approximately 89 […]


LumaGlo Crossbelt

August 23, 2017

The latest in wearable safety gear. LumaGlo Crossbelt is a bright idea (hee-hee, pun intended!) that will help keep you safe when you are doing your TrailblazerGirl thing at night. Just released this month, LumaGlo is a practical safety device that ensures you will be seen from all angles, front, back, sides, or as they […]