Archive | May, 2013

Where RUN IT FAST Runners Are Running This Weekend (June 1-2, 2013)

Where RUN IT FAST Runners Are Running This Weekend (June 1-2, 2013)

Here is a look at where everyone is running this weekend. We had 21 responses this week. Good luck to everyone and Run It Fast!

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Calgary Half Marathon Medal 2013

Calgary Half Marathon Medal (2013)

 
Here is the finisher’s medal from the Calgary Half Marathon that took place on May 26, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Happy belated birthday to RIF #270 Kevin! No better way to celebrate a birthday than to race! :)

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[Medal submitted by RIF #244 Susan Warcholak and RIF #270 Kevin Warcholak ]

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Edinburgh Marathon – Run It Fast – 2013

Edinburgh Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Edinburgh Marathon that was held on May 26, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Much better version of the medal this year!

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[Medal photo submitted by Deirdre Donnelly. Follow her on Twitter @zomingtilly]

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Round San Andres Island – 2013 – Run It Fast – Jorge Angel

Round San Andres Island 32.5K Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Round San Andres Island 32.5K that was held on May 26, 2013 on San Andres Island, Colombia.

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[Medal submitted by RIF #207 Jorge Angel. Follow on on Twitter @777jaah]

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Patriots Run 10k_5k – 2013 – Run It Fast

Patriots Run 5K Medal (2013)

This is the patriotic medal the finisher’s of the Patriots Run 5K received on May 25, 2013 in San Diego, California.

Love the shape!

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[Medal photo submitted by Loreen vS. Follow her on Twitter @allyant]

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M2B Half Marathon – 2013 – Run It Fast

Mountains2Beach Half Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Mountains2Beach Half Marathon that was held on May 26, 2013 in Ventura, California.

Very nice cut-out medal.

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[Medal submitted by Raquel Perez, follow her on Twitter @KickingRox]

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Newry City Half Marathon – 2013 – Run It Fast

Newry City Half Marathon Medal (2013)

 

This is the finisher’s medal for the Newry City Half Marathon that was held on May 26, 2013 in Newry City, United Kingdom.

Nice medal with a lot of detail.

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[Medal photo submitted by milkyboopourmarkyo.  Follow on Twitter @AMarkRamsey]

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Bayshore Marathon – 2013 – Run It Fast

Bayshore Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the medal the finishers of the Bayshore Marathon received on May 25, 2013 in Traverse City, Michigan.

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[Medal submitted by RIF #108 Mark Sikkila - follow him on Twitter @MarkSikkila]

 

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Scenic and Fast Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half Marathon

Big Cottonwood Marathon and Half Participant Video from BrooksEE on Vimeo.

As marathoners we are always looking for the fastest course that we might be able to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Naturally, we look for legal advantages everywhere we can to make that happen, one of those being a fast course.

One of the fastest marathon courses currently is the Big Cottonwood Marathon and 1/2 Marathon in Salt Lake City, Utah. The race takes place on September 14, 2013.

The marathon starts at 9,700 feet of elevation and gradually unwinds downhill the entire way to 4,400 feet at the finish. That makes a 5,300 ft overall net loss/drop.

The half marathon starts at 7,200 feet of elevation and drops to 4,400 feet at the finish. Approximately 2,800 ft of elevation loss over 13.1 miles.

The video above shows Big Cottonwood to be a very scenic and beautiful race.

We get offers for discounts for Run It Fast – The Club to many races across the country but rarely post or share them unless we believe it’s a good race, good value, and will be a lot of fun. This one passes all of those tests.

Big Cottonwood is offering a discount to Run It Fast-Club members. Check your email or the Facebook Run It Fast-Club Group for more info on this discount or email us.

From the Big Cottonwood RD Josh Rohatinsky:

Extremely fast course, Boston-qualifier, beautiful rocky mountain canyon with leaves changing colors, free race photos and personalized videos to all our participants, awesome medals, shirts, and swag, etc. In fact, one thing we’ve done that gets a lot of play is share an example of the personalized videos we gave to all our participants last year. You can check it out at the link below and fee free to include it in your post.

Let me know if there’s anything else you need, and we’ll get cranking. Happy to have you guys joining us this September – you’re going to love it!

Watch the video: http://vimeo.com/53715113
More info and to signup: http://www.bigcottonwoodmarathon.com/
Date: 9/14/2013
Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah.

We will have several runners from Run It Fast – The Club at this race.  It’s beautiful and fast as you can see in the video above.

We hope to see you there! – #RunItFast

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Today Is Memorial Day

Remember the fallen who carried the sword

This Memorial Day I find myself at Greer Stadium where I’ve come as a volunteer to help the Nashville Striders hold their Memorial Day Dash 5K, as I did on this holiday last year. The race starts here and then ends in the Nashville City Cemetery.

Last year I remember talking with Joe Dunkin here. We exchanged news about ultrarunner Angela Ivory. At the finish line area, I saw Congressman Jim Cooper, who’d run the 5K himself. After my job was completed that day, I drove to Shelby Park and made a twelve-mile training run.

Once the race has started, my job today is to help disassemble and stow the starting line equipment, scaffolding, fences, and so forth. Then we’ll go to the finish line down in the cemetery and after the last runner has finished, we’ll do the same at the finish line. “Teardown,” the Striders call my assignment for today.

This race meanders through a good portion of the cemetery. It occurs to me that some might view running in a cemetery as disrespectful. The Striders disagree. I do, too. The sport of running exists at the intersection of good health, friendship, charity and even love. We honor the fallen heroes when we bring these qualities to their resting place. Demonstration of our life-affirming behavior honors the fallen more than any solemn speech from a politician.

Read the full story by Dallas Smith by clicking HERE

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