The fourth annual Catalina Island Eco-Marathon is slated for Saturday, November 13 at 8:00am on Catalina Island, CA. The Eco-Marathon offers not only a very challenging and beautiful marathon winding through the interior of the island, but also a 10K & 5K that are held around the city of Avalon.
To the marathoners and trail-lovers alike, you are in for a treat. During the course of the marathon, you will traverse single track trails, ridgelines, and vistas that will afford views of the Pacific Ocean - from BOTH sides of the island. You will run through three entirely different eco-systems and see the plant life and animal life in each. Don't be surprised to see buffalo on the course, seals in the water, and bald eagles overhead.
While the course is scenically beautiful, it is challenging as well. Beware "The Catalina Crush" at Mile 19! This extremely steep hill is so difficult that runners have decided it was worthy of its own name.
From the start of the race through the Catalina Crush, runners can refuel at one of the many unique themed aid stations, which are located throughout the course. From the burger grill at mile 11.5 to the fruit station at mile 19, runners can be sure they have all the race fuel they need to finish strong.
To top off your marathon experience, each finisher will receive a one-of-a kind buffalo head medal which was recently featured in Competitor Magazine as one of the "Most Desired Medals".
This rigorous and beautiful marathon is a "can't miss"experience. Visit www.catalinaecomarathon.com to sign-up today!
30th Anniversary of Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Race
Be part of the celebration! The Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Race is celebrating its 30th birthday this year and we want you to help us celebrate! If your idea of a good time is tackling 50 miles of challenging yet beautiful terrain then this is the race for you. Mark your calendars for race day on Saturday, January 15, 2011 ! All participants receive a long sleeve tech shirt and a special 30th anniversary medal. Registration is currently open so sign up today and let the party begin! This event is a fundraiser for the Lion's Club and all proceeds from entry fees and any money raised from sponsored mileage will be donated to charity. For more information visit www.avalon50.com.
Record Numbers for 5th Annual Disneyland® Half Marathon
Sunday, September 5 marked the 5th Anniversary of the Disneyland Half Marathon in Anaheim, CA. A record 14,000 runners and walkers representing all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 15 countries, registered to partake in the "Happiest Race in Earth". In true Disney fashion, the weekend was filled with live entertainment, family fun festivities, and a touch of Disney magic.
The weekend kicked off on Friday, September 3 with the Disneyland Health and Fitness Expo, featuring the newest running/fitness products and technology. The party continued Saturday, September 4 with the Fabulous 5K, Kids Races, and a "Pasta in the Park" dinner.
The main event began early Sunday morning. Participants made their way through a flat and scenic 13.1 mile course that passed through Downtown Disney, Disneyland, California Adventure, the Streets of Anaheim, and Angels Stadium. High school marching bands provided the music while classic Disney characters created an exciting atmosphere as they encouraged participants along the way.
Runners took advantage of the flat course by setting records on both the men's and women's side. Rachel Booth, 29, broke the course record by a whopping four minutes at 1:15:19! Paul Ngency, 31, broke the previous course record by 41 seconds with an impressive 1:07:24! Congratulations to both!
Whether it was taking a photo-op with your favorite Disney character or seeing yourself live on the big screen in Angel Stadium, the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend can be summarized by one word: MAGIC!
Have a Disneyland magic moment from this year's Disneyland Half Marathon? We want to hear about it! Share your magic moment on our Facebook page!
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- Catalina is about 20 miles off the mainland
- It is 21 miles long and 8 miles at its widest point
- Its highest point is Mount Orizaba which sticks 2,069 feet out of the Pacific Ocean
- It has a 54 mile perimeter
- The ocean reaches depths of 3,000 feet between the island and the mainland
33rd Annual Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K
The 33rd annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K and 5K Run will be a celebration to remember. In addition to the traditional 10K and 5K races, participants may partake in a Baby Buggy 10K, a costume contest, and a post race beer garden. More than 10,000 participants are expected to compete in the Super Bowl Sunday festivities on February 6, 2011. For more information visit www.redondo10k.com.
Trail Running Tips
#1- Trail Choice
Choose trails that are appropriate for your fitness level. Flat trails are recommended for beginners. Save hilly and challenging trails for the more experienced trail runners.
#2- Proper Gear
Trail-running shoes are usually recommended. While regular street running shoes may be worn, trail-running shoes offer more stability, traction, and protection. It is also important to dress weather appropriate.
#3- Buddy System
If you plan to go off-road, it is always best to have a friend run with you. If you have to run alone, make sure you let someone know where you will be running.
#4- Be Attentive
Keep your eyes on the trail ahead of you so you can avoid tripping over obstacles such as rocks, roots, logs, or branches.
#5- Pick up Your Feet
Trail running is usually harder on the body than street running so you will get tired faster. Even though you are tired, make sure you pick up your feet as to avoid tripping over a root or rock.