Running for Inclusivity and Charity

In a nod to that inclusion, the Vancouver America Marathon & Half has created beautiful, USATF certified (and in the case of the Marathon, Boston Marathon qualifier) race courses with generous cut-off times. The Marathon course takes runners near the banks of the Columbia River, through the streets of the Vancouver and historic Ft. Vancouver National Park, and on to nearly 4 miles along the stunning Columbia River waterfront paths. The Marathon course is open until 2pm, allowing runners 7 hours to complete the race with full medical, volunteer, flagger, and police support. After 7 hours, runners will be instructed to follow the normal rules of the road as the streets will be open to the public.

Staying Motivated by Giving

Motivation is a lot like money - it’s hard to find, it’s even harder to keep, and everyone seems to be in short supply at one point or another. But being the resourceful runners that we are, we’ve found a way to increase motivation AND money at the same time!

5 Reasons to The Run

Even though Mother Nature might not be ready to admit it QUITE yet, spring is here! The reason we know for sure is that spring racing season is in full effect, and with all the buzz around Boston and London runners across the country are motivated and filling out their racing calendars.

With all the races to choose from, sometimes it can be tough to find the race that fits just right for your work/run/travel/social life. So - we’re here to help ????

Training for the Capital City Marathon

Running is one of those funny things in life that can be terrible and wonderful at the same time. It’s something we love to do but that we also, confusingly, often have to FORCE ourselves to do (how many runs require an internal pep-talk before you get out the door?).

Run for Charity

Running isn’t all about you, OK?

Well that’s kind of a lie. Running actually is about you - it’s a super individualized sport, requiring you to literally take time away from your work, family, and friends to travel and train. Some have called it a selfish endeavor, and if you strip away the negative connotations that come along with being “selfish,” that can be a fair and accurate description.

Algonac's Pickerel Run

4 Reasons to Run Algonac's Pickerel Run

We totally get it - having options is definitely a good thing. But with so many running events to choose from, deciding what race to put on your calendar can be tough. The perfect summer running event just has to check SO many boxes to be a true contender. So! We’ve gone ahead and assembled this handy list of why WE think Algonac's Pickerel Run, which takes place on June 30, 2018, deserves a place on your running calendar.

Running Through Cancer with Sarah Gugliocciello

Many runners will agree that running is a transformative sport that allows us to grow and evolve in many ways. Sarah Gugliocciello can attest to the power of running as she fulfills her goal of finishing the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k that she aspired to do two years ago.

Motivational Monday

We caught up with Tobias Barton who participated in last year’s Hot Chocolate 15k/5k in San Francisco and finished the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k on January 7th. Toby’s inspirational story describes the resilience of a true athlete, even at 13 years-old.

Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Houston Make-A-Wish