Archive for April, 2009

This Weekend in Racing

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Races and walks that are taking place in the area this weekend:

Those who run in Central Park should be aware that the Five Boro Bike Tour is happening on Sunday, May 3rd. The course takes bikers up Central Park’s East Drive from approximately 8:15am until 10:30am.

In the News: NYC Half Marathon Demand

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

RunnersWeb.com has an article about the 2009 NYC Half Marathon, which will open for registration this Friday, May 1st at noon on a first come, first served basis.  The article discusses the possible high demand for the race:

Demand is expected to be heavy; 19,500 people applied last year and only 10,500 were accepted.

Pricing for the 2009 NYC Half Marathon?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

With registration for the NYC Half Marathon approaching, NYRR has not yet officially released the pricing for the race.  However, an anonymous reader has provided the following information about the NYC Half fees.  This information should be treated as an unverified rumor:

NYRR Members: $65
Non-Members Domestic: $70
Non-Members International: $70

2009 More Marathon Canceled Last Minute Due to Heat

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Yesterday’s More Marathon was canceled due to unseasonably warm conditions in New York City. The Half Marathon took place albeit as an unscored, noncompetitive event.

NYC Area Running Bloggers Meet Up

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Pigtails Flying is organizing a meet up for local running bloggers in May. Please visit her site for details on attending. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Mother’s Day 4 Mile Nears Registration Capacity

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

NYRR’s R Baby Mother’s Day 4M is nearing registration capacity, according to the New York Road Runner’s website. The race takes place in Central Park on Sunday, May 10th.

This Weekend in Racing

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

There is a nice variety of races to choose from this weekend:

Run for the Wild LogoSaturday, April 25th:

  • Run for the Wild 5K is happening at the Bronx Zoo. This untimed, non-competitive run includes Bronx Zoo admission and a free Congo Gorilla Forest ticket.

Sunday, April 26th:

Race Report Round Up: JFK Runway Run

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

529 runners finished the 2009 JFK Runway Run 5K at the airport this past Sunday, an 82% increase in finishers over last year!  Below is round up of race coverage from the web:

Race Report Round Up: Run as One

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Run as One BannerYesterday’s NYRR 7th Annual Run as One 4-miler in Central Park brought 7,562 runners across the finish line, a 24% increase in finishers over last year’s race.  Below is a round up of race reports from around the web:

Brooklyn Half Course Posted

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

NYRR has updated the Brooklyn Half Marathon race page with a course description.  As previously reported, the race starts in Prospect Park and ends in Coney Island, and is approximately the reverse of the previous course.

(via Brooklyn Running)