OCTOBER 27, 2011
Winning With A Negative Time...
As Heard on WTOP
...and without the benefit of a time machine. It's possible with the Anytime Fitness "Anything Is Possible (AIP)" 5K Race. Sunday, Nov. 6 when Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 and the clocks "fall back" to a 1 a.m. setting. The field for this first-ever event is limited to 1,000 runners; the first 750 people to register will receive AIP t-shirts Registration for the D.C.-area Anytime Fitness "Anything is Possible" 5K is now open click here. The entry fee is $30 now through October 1, increases to $35 until November 5 and will be $40 the morning of the event.
OCTOBER 23, 2011
Karen Gardner: Going the Distance
Plenty of races mix themes into running
Posted by Karen Gardner
Races aren't just about running anymore. A look at upcoming area races bears this out.
Racing has long had a charitable element. Today, however, race directors are outdoing each other with clever attempts to mix themes into running races.
Not that running and races aren't fun in themselves, but it's almost like race directors are trying to outdo each other in adding creative elements to races. Mud runs and obstacle courses are examples.
In the fall, costumed Halloween runs and Turkey Trots rule. Halloween weekend in Frederick brings not one, but two local road races, and costumes are not only welcomed, they're encouraged.
The Anything is Possible 5K in Bethesda on Nov. 6, however, is one of the more original themed races out there. This middle-of-the-night race occurs during our semi-annual time change.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
Anytime Fitness 'Anything Is Possible' 5K to Guarantee Personal Best Times Runners to Finish before They Start
By Debbie Redman
For the Washington Running Report
The Washington area has gone through earthquakes, hurricanes, and record heat in recent weeks, but the most mind-boggling, impossible-to-explain experience still awaits DC-area runners with the Anytime Fitness 'Anything Is Possible' (AIP) 5K Race giving them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to achieve a 'negative' time for their efforts.
How can 5K'ers record a race time that reflects them finishing the 3.1 mile course before they started? The only time such a seemingly impossible feat can be completed is in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 6 when Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. and the clocks 'fall back' to a 1:00 a.m. setting. The event will start at 1:50 a.m. at the Georgetown Square Shopping Center in Bethesda (corner of Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Boulevard) and have participants running behind Walter Johnson High School, past the Marriott Corporation headquarters and through the Westfield Mall parking lot before looping back to its starting and finishing point.
NOVEMBER 6, 2011
In this 5K race, Washington area runners will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to achieve a "negative" time for their run.
In the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 6 when Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 and the clocks "fall back" to a 1 a.m. setting, runners will be able to finish the course before it starts.
The course will start at 1:50 a.m. at the Georgetown Square Shopping Center in Bethesda (corner of Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Blvd.) and have participants running behind Walter Johnson High School, past the Marriott Corporation headquarters and through the Westfield Mall parking lot before looping back to its starting - and finishing - point.
AUGUST 16, 2011
Mark DeCotis: Hot weather can't slow athletes' drive
Variety of events keep feet moving often for the good
No fewer than 29 human-powered races of varying types and lengths - including one that begins at 1:45 a.m., another at the Melbourne International Airport and a third on a cross country course - are scheduled to be held in Brevard County between Saturday and Dec. 17.
Despite the ferocious summer weather and the frequently sultry weeks of early fall, the county's runners do not shy away from racing or sweating for a good thing.
The events ranging in length from 2 to 26.2 miles benefit causes ranging from schools to ovarian cancer research to sea turtles and many more.
Mary Ramba, vice president of Space Coast Runners and a veteran runner and marathoner, attributed the explosion of interest in the sport to people finally realizing its benefits.
"There's something for everybody," Ramba said of the plethora of events.
That's because running can offer so much to so many people...
MAY 29, 2011
Runners assemble weekly at DuPont park to remember fallen 5th Brigade members
By ADAM ASHTON; Staff writer, The News Tribune
Published: 05/29/11 4:10 pm | Updated: 05/30/11 5:38 am
Lisa Hallett runs to remember the man she's adored since she was a teenager. She fell for John Hallett on a church trip to Mexico in 1996. She lost him on Aug. 25, 2009, when an improvised explosive killed the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army captain and three others while they rode in a Stryker on a mission in Afghanistan.
Mile after mile, Lisa Hallett runs to remember the man she's adored since she was a teenager.
She fell for John Hallett on a church trip to Mexico in 1996. She lost him on Aug. 25, 2009, when an improvised explosive killed the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army captain and three others while they rode in a Stryker on a mission in Afghanistan.
Reeling from his death, Lisa Hallett laced up her sneakers two days later. She ran to regain a sense of control over a life that...