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Where RUN IT FAST Runners Are Running This Weekend (March 30-31, 2013)

Where RUN IT FAST Runners Are Running This Weekend (March 30-31, 2013)

Here is a look at where everyone is running this weekend. We had just 13 responses this week. Good luck to everyone and Run It Fast!

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Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend – March 30-31, 2013

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Storified by Joshua Holmes· Fri, Mar 29 2013 14:16:14

@runitfast Coyote Backbone 68 Miler transversing the entire distance of the Santa Monica Mtn. range from east to west. #runitfastJoshua Holmes
@runitfast I’m running the 15 miler at the Chino Hills Trail Run on Saturday! #runitfast #5 #trailrunning #SoCalLisa Gonzales
@runitfast I plan to hit the trail on Sunday for a 12-mile training run – rain or shine! #runitfast RIF#140Dennis Arriaga
@runitfast I’ll be at @ArkansasUltras Big Rock Mystery Run. It’s going to be fun! @ArkansasOutside #arkrun pic.twitter.com/ZMhIQJPSLeNicholas L. Norfolk
@runitfast I am looking forward to running 15 miles on the trail, training for a trail marathon coming up in the summer #runitfast #4Marjorie Mitchell
@runitfast 8 mile training run tomorrow!Lisa G.
@runitfast No race but I have 18 miles to do this weekend.Kasandra Raux
@runitfast Training run tomorrow.April Werling
1st 20 miler in prep for NJ Marathon May 5 RT @runitfast: Where are you running/racing this weekend? Responses will be posted on RIF today.link larken
@runitfast 5k in Twinsburg, OH.William Jordan
@runitfast Auburn, AL! All over Auburn, AL.Tyler Lahti
@runitfast run 11 km @ 5:26mn x km in Sotogrande coast, in Cadiz, South of Spain.José I. Del Barrio
@runitfast just ran the Me, Myself, & I 1/2 marathon on the Loveland trail in OH. I won.Larry Keister

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<em>The NY Times</em> Love for The Barkley Marathons

The NY Times Love for The Barkley Marathons

Two things you might not put together, The New York Times and The Barkley Marathons, happily married this morning when the esteemed paper did an extensive article on The Barkley Marathons which is more of a recluse, as far as races go, than the late Howard Hughes was back in the early 70’s.

It’s a nice piece that delves into the history of the race and gives facts and winners that less than five people in the world probably knew beforehand.

It rightfully gives Gary Cantrell ‘Lazarus Lake’ the credit he deserves for the tough and challenging races he conjures up in his sick brain.

Here is how Dave Seminara of the Times described the race:

It is a 100-mile footrace that some say is actually 130 miles or more, through unmarked trails with names like Meth Lab Hill, Bad Thing and Leonard’s Buttslide that are choked with prickly saw briars. Temperatures often range from freezing to blistering on the same day, and there is a cumulative elevation gain of more than 60,000 feet, or the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest twice from sea level.

A 60-hour time limit forces runners to run, climb and bushwhack for three days with little or no sleep. They endure taunts from the race director, who deliberately keeps the competition’s entry procedure a mystery. It is a race in which there are no comfort stations and runners cannot use a GPS device or a cellphone.

Less than 2 percent of the nearly 800 ultrarunners who have subjected themselves to this punishment — 12 men, the same number as have walked on the moon — have finished the race in its current iteration. The only prize is that after 100 miles, they get to stop.

This is the Barkley Marathons, the world’s toughest and most secretive trail race.

Read the Full Article HERE. It’s a great piece that gives ultrarunning some of it’s much needed props. Not that Barkley is per se a ‘running’ race, but it is one of Satan’s most cherished events on Earth.

The race takes place every spring in Tennessee.

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NJ Ultra Festival 50K Medal 2013

NJ Ultra Festival 50K Medal (2013)

 

This is the finisher’s medal for the NJ Ultra Festival 50K that was held on March 23-24, 2013 in Augusta, New Jersey.

The photo also includes the jacket the runners received. Very nice!

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[Medal photo submitted by RIF #134 Robin Mancinelli. Follow her on Twitter @robinmrr2]

 

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Virginia Creeper Marathon Medal 2013

Virginia Creeper Marathon Medal (2013)

 

This is the “medal” the finishers of the Virginia Creeper Marathon received on March 24, 2013 in Abingdon, Virginia.

Instead of a traditional medal, the runners received this paperweight.

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[Marathon medal photo submitted by RIF #29 Winston Trice.]

 

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Hot Chocolate 15K Medal 2013

Hot Chocolate 15K Medal (2013)

This is the “medal” for the Hot Chocolate 15K that was held on March 24, 2013 in San Diego, California.

This is part of a series that is run across the country. Finishers receive a mug with hot chocolate and goodies to munch on after the race. Laura said she hung this up with her other medals…hopefully it was empty! ;) If it were mine, it would have been.

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[Medal submitted by Laura. Follow her on Twitter @Java_Jogger]

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Ocean Drive Marathon Medal 2013

Ocean Drive Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Ocean Drive Marathon that took place on March 24, 2013 in Cape May County, New Jersey.

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[Medal photo submitted by Ashley McKenzie.  Follow her on Twitter @ashley_laura]

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RnR Dallas Half Marathon Medal 2013_2

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the medal for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon that was held on March 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Here are a couple more photos of this simple, yet bold medal:

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[Medals submitted by Brian Lueb, follow him on Twitter @BLuebTris, by Slim Sanity, follow on Twitter @Slim_Sanity, and by Teri Dickerson, follow on Twitter @tldickerson]

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Romaostia Half Marathon Medal 2013

Roma-Ostia Half Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon that was held on March 3, 2013 in Rome, Italy.

This medal has a cool shape. Nice to see something besides the usual circle.

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[Medal submitted by Attilio Bottegal. Follow on Twitter @abottegal]

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Chi Town Half Marathon Medal 2013

Chi Town Half Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the medal for the Chi Town Half Marathon that was held on March 24, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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[Medal submitted by Arturo Moreno. Follow him on Twitter @marathonarturo]

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North Carolina Half Marathon Medal 2013

NC Half Marathon Medal (2013)

 

This is the medal for the NC Half Marathon that was held on March 24, 2013 at the Charolotte Motor Speedway in Charolotte, North Carolina.

The center part of the medal spins and it the lights on the right side light up! Love the checkered flag theme. Great race medal!

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[Medal submitted by Runners Knees. Follow on Twitter @runnersknees]

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