Tag: 5K

Runners Who Move Ahead In Race Corrals Will Be Disqualified

There is certain race etiquette that all runners should know. This includes moving to the left if you are a slower runner so others can pass on the right. It means starting in the back if you are racing with a stroller. It also means not stopping dead in your tracks for a mid-run selfie

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From Couch-A-Holic to Gym-a-Holic: There’s an Apple Watch App That Will Help You Get Moving

The great thing about an Apple Watch is it doesn’t judge. It doesn’t disparage. It doesn’t yell at you for being over-worked and under-exercised or for slipping up and throwing yourself out of ketogenesis with a full-on doughnut binge after a bad break-up. What it does do is motivate. Even the most sedentary individual can

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How To Run A 9-Minute Mile

Most people start off running for health, fitness, and weight loss benefits. But the more we fall in love with the sport, the more we want to improve when it comes to our performance. This means nailing proper running form and increasing our average pace. And for some, this means getting to run a 9-minute

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Main Street Donut Chase 5k Race Review: Who Wouldn’t Run For Donuts?

I run for donuts. And so did many others at this year’s Main Street Donut Chase 5k and 1 Miler. Held on Sunday, March 24 in Wall, New Jersey, participants held their eyes on the prize—a really awesome medal and delicious donut at the finish line. The race was organized by the same people behind

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The New Jersey Marathon And Half Marathon Medals Are Even Better Than Last Years

Just when you couldn’t get more excited that race day is approaching, the medals for the 2019 Novo Nordisk Marathon And Half Marathon were revealed last week and they are amazing. Seriously, they are even better than last years—and we didn’t think that would be possible. The race organizers teased earlier this month that would

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Cupid’s Chase 5k Race Review: Fall In Love With This Fun 5k

In the market for a 5k in February? Those who love to race need to keep the Cupid’s Chase 5k on their radar. From the heart-shaped finisher’s medal to the festively fit way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s easy to fall in love with this fun 5k. Organized by Community Options, Inc. this race is

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One Tough Pumpkin: I Ran The Great Pumpkin Run 5k Holding A Pumpkin The Entire Time

I am a tough pumpkin. Literally. After coming across the information for The Great Pumpkin Run I knew I had to do this one. Besides all the cool swag given to runners, it seemed like the perfect fall race. But of course, running a 5k wasn’t enough for me. I read about the Tough Pumpkin

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What It’s Like To Fundraise For A Race

It is a huge accomplishment to prepare both mentally and physically for a race and reach that goal. But there is something about fundraising for a race and meeting that target amount that outshines the feeling of crossing any finish line. I’ve run in four half marathons, a handful of 10k and countless 5ks in

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Two PRs In One Week: Race Recaps And Strategies For Placing At A 5k

Aside from placing in a race, getting a PR is the ideal scenario for any runner who has a competitive bone in them. I managed to do both: place in a race for the first time ever, and set my new personal record. Then just a few days later I set yet another PR. As

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This Is What It’s Like To Place At A 5K

I hadn’t been nervous for a race in a really long time. The butterflies felt foreign the night before as I lay in bed thinking about the morning that lies ahead. Soon they rested their wings as I envisioned crossing the finish line as my feet flew. Instead, the cheerleaders in my head clapped their

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