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CROSSFIT ENDURANCE: 6-WEEK RUT-OBLITERATING PLAN JUNE 2011

RUN LESS GET STRONG GO FASTER Is Crossfit’s Brian MacKenzie revolutionizing how you should train?

WEIGHT LOSS:

To Graze or Not to Graze?

RACING SHOES YOU NEED FOR SPEED HOT SUMMER STUFF

★ Sunscreens ★ Recipes ★ Sunglasses

Former NFL Star Tim Dwight

TAKES ON THE IRONMAN

SWITCHING TO MINIMALIST SHOES? Scott Jurek Teaches You How


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sound body running releases more than just sweat


CONTENTS JUNE 2011

Features 44 | BRIAN MACKENZIE

How a skateboarding, powerlifting ultrarunner is revolutionizing how you should train. BY T.J. MURPHY [ blueprint ]

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[ Crossfit ] The workout program that can make you a stronger, fitter, faster and healthier runner.

48 | CROSSFIT ENDURANCE

A six-week plan to get you started on the road to becoming a stronger, more injury-proof runner. BY T.J. MURPHY WITH BRIAN MACKENZIE

54 | RACING FLATS REVIEW Our top picks of the latest racing shoes. BY ADAM CHASE

60 | SOUL RUNNING

Sometimes the best way to unravel the mystery of a foreign culture is to take a jog. BY STEPHANIE PEARSON

ON THE COVER: Brain MacKenzie is the founder of Crossfit Endurance. A swimmer at the age of 4, MacKenzie took after his dad and became a powerlifter as a young adult. A friend dared him to attempt triathlon; after completing an Ironman, he moved on to ultramarathons before discovering Crossfit. Page 44

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Photo by Chris Bishow

Photograph by Chris Bishow


CONTENTS JUNE 2011

Departments 10 | EDITOR’S NOTE 12 | WHAT’S ONLINE AT COMPETITOR.COM 14 | MEET THE STAFF

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[ gear] Our roundup of the best sunglasses to shield your baby blues.

16 | FIRST IMPRESSIONS

PHOTOGRAPH BY GARRETT GROVE

19 | STARTING LINES BULLETIN > The London Velodrome in Numbers BY ERIN BERESINI > Six Ultimate Endurance Sunscreens BY SABRINA GROTEWOLD PROFILE > Johnny Strange BY ERIN BERESINI TRAINING > The Clean Workout BY ERIN BERESINI INJURY PREVENTION > Preconditioning Doesn’t Prevent Injuries BY MATT FITZGERALD EAT SMART > Can Fish Oil Reduce Inflammation? BY COURTNEY BAIRD

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[ adventure ] Are you tough enough to tackle Tough Mudder?

> Linsey Corbin Earns Her Bacon BY SABRINA GROTEWOLD ADVENTURE > Toughen Up, Sally BY BOB BABBITT GEAR > Sunglasses Review BY CIELESTIA CALBAY DESTINATION > Blazing Utah’s Fire Roads BY SABRINA GROTEWOLD OUT THERE > Real Runners Kick Asphalt BY SUSAN LACKE I’M A COMPETITOR > Tim Dwight: NFL star turned triathlete BY CIELESTIA CALBAY

65 | WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR REGION > > > >

Profiles Must-do Races Fitness and Exercise Tips Calendar of Events

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28 [ eat smart ] Does eating small meals speed up your metabolism?

Sunglasses by Scott Draper; Hummus photo by istockphotom.com/Elenathewise

> Making Veganism Accessible BY SABRINA GROTEWOLD


FROM THE EDITOR BY T.J. MURPHY

We asked our staffers:

New Frontiers

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he first time I peeked into the world of Crossfit Endurance, the subject of this month’s cover story, I came within an instant of closing out the Web page and turning my back on it forever. Why? Because the program unequivocally tossed aside two cherished training principles—high mileage and periodization. The more I watched videos of Crossfit Endurance founder, Brian MacKenzie, giving lectures, the more exasperated I became. I was responding as if I was being personally attacked. I continued to listen, however, because I had to admit that as much as high mileage and periodization have worked for many runners (myself included long ago), the only thing I’ve had to show for the last 10 years of effort was a string of maddening injuries. When perseverance doesn’t work, it’s time to open your mind to something new. This, in fact, is what MacKenzie did when injuries from high-mileage training motivated him to ask questions and search for an alternate road to fitness. For me, the key moment was acknowledging that my anger was fruitless. It didn’t exact revenge on MacKenzie or any of his followers. It was, when I was finally honest with myself, some obscure matter of ego, rooted in the fact that I’d faithfully championed the high-mileage ethic long credited to the great coach, Arthur Lydiard, for a long, long time. I took MacKenzie’s philosophy as an assault on my beliefs. The visionary running coaches of the last 50 years—like Lydiard, Percy Cerutty and Bill Bowerman—were iconoclasts, and the methods they created through bold experimenta-

tion surely annoyed defenders of the status quo. Whether or not MacKenzie turns out to be a visionary coach remains to be seen. He believes that some version of his program will be how elite runners and triathletes will one day train. Perhaps, perhaps not, but one sure thing is that if Lydiard-style training is ever going to be overhauled with a breakthrough method, it’s going to come from a coach possessed with the fearlessness MacKenzie embodies. Listening to what MacKenzie had to say, at a time when I was mired in yet another injury, I asked, ‘If what I’m doing isn’t working and there is a better way for me to train, why would I not be interested? Why not empower myself with the opportunity and responsibility to try new things, discard what doesn’t work and keep what works?’ When this thought struck, new energy rekindled my passion for distance running. Rather than just grinding away over and over, trying to make something work but never changing anything (a definition of insanity), I chose to become the chief scientist of my own running career. While leafing through Tim Noakes’ masterpiece, “Lore of Running,” I was emboldened by a quote from Australian Herb Elliott, one of the greatest runners in history: “There are many ways to the top, and the training method you choose is just the one that suits you best.” With that in mind, it’s my hope that within this issue and in future issues of Competitor, we work to convey new ideas and fresh perspectives from the endurance world that help you discover what suits you best.

I took MacKenzie’s philosophy as an assault on my beliefs.

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Daft Punk —Scott Draper, photo editor

Peter Gabriel’s live album

—Andy Hersam, EVP of media

Girl Talk

—Cielestia Calbay, associate editor


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MEET THE STAFF

Somyr McLean Perry

> executive editor Somyr is a published journalist and magazine professional who keeps Competitor’s editorial and production processes in line. Occasionally she tags along on her husband’s evening runs, but only if she can’t find a bottle of wine at home. She has an immense appreciation for all endurance sports and their dedicated participants, and enjoys creating a publication that celebrates these sports’ unique cultures.

Scott Draper

> photo editor Scott has been cultivating his passion for photography since the age of 12 when he was photographed scuba diving in the Red Sea for a magazine. Skiing the Alps, hiking in the Amazon or chasing his son through the park, his camera is always with him capturing the beauty of life. He studied art and photography at University of California, Santa Barbara, and loves his steel framed bike as much as his carbon one.

Julika Kade

> art director Julika has been art directing Competitor for eight years, and brings an enthusiasm and quality of design to the magazine that is priceless. She leads a group of talented graphic designers. Having lived her first 12 years in Germany, Julika feels fortunate to be connected to the language and life of two cultures. Besides her passion for art and design, she enjoys music, traveling and staying fit.

Pam Johnston

> graphic designer Pam is the newest graphic designer to the magazine and her talent has helped take it to a new level of excellence. She loves print magazines and paper, in general. She runs a couple half-marathons every year but she really prefers swimming to stay fit.

Valerie Brugos

> graphic designer Valerie landed her first job out of school with Competitor and nearly four years later is still turning out layouts month after

month. Besides graphic design, she also enjoys music, the beach and traveling.

Bridget Durkin

> graphic designer Bridget studied at the Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg, and has designed sports publications since 2008. Aside from her design work on Competitor, she is also the art director of Inside Triathlon magazine. She’s a proud member of the office running club “The Army of Champions,” and completed her first halfmarathon in her goal time of 2:15:13, even with a nasty cold.

Sabrina Grotewold

> senior editor Sabrina, aka Kitchen MacGyver, is interested in most anything about food or running. The way to her heart is through her stomach. You can find her recipes tailored to endurance athletes regularly on Competitor .com. She has worked for publications such as Cosmopolitan, NY Runner, and Runningtimes.com.

Cielestia Calbay

> associate editor Cielestia has found a home at Competitor where she combines her passion for writing and endurance sports. She considers scouring the area for the next epicurean dish a hobby, along with traveling and outdoor activities. Inspired by her athletically inclined coworkers, she hopes to compete in more races, as long as she can load up on waffles after.

Erin Beresini

> senior editor Erin’s mom still dresses her because this former Stanford University tri team member only buys neon spandex. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Outside magazine and espnW.

Linzay Logan

> copy editor Linzay discovered her love for running as a student at UCSB and followed her passion for running and writing to San Diego where she earned her Masters of English from San Diego State University. Copy editing fits

her well as she cares about punctuation way too much—often omitting commas and adding exclamation marks whenever she can get away with it! Indulging in her competitive nature, Linzay frequently runs marathons and half-marathons with foolishly high hopes of a PR at every race.

T.J. Murphy

> editorial director T.J. is a 2:38 marathoner and five-time Ironman finisher, and is also the former editorial director of Triathlete magazine and Inside Triathlon. His writing has appeared in Outside magazine and Runner’s World.

Mario Fraioli

> web producer Mario is the web producer for Competitor.com. A former cross-country All-American at Stonehill College and a 2:28 marathoner, Mario has been coaching runners of all abilities for seven years, and worked in specialty running retail for six. He studies training programs for fun and has an incredible ability to forget people’s names while remembering their favorite running shoes.

From left, Somyr McLean Perry, Scott Draper, Julika Kade, Valerie Brugos, Pam Johnston, Bridget Durkin, Sabrina Grotewold, Cielestia Calbay, Erin Beresini, Linzay Logan, T.J. Murphy, Mario Fraioli

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Solitude

Ryan Wapnowski runs through the old growth found on the Cascade Pass in Northern Washington State. Photo by Garrett Grove UPPER SKAGIT, WA To submit images for “First Impressions,” e-mail photo editor Scott Draper at Sdraper@competitorgroup.com for photo submission guidelines.

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[ bulletin ] STARTING LINES

The London Velodrome

in Numbers

• The London Velodrome is rumored to be the fastest velodrome ever built after club riders put the track to the test for the International Cycling Union’s inspection in February. Photo by Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Sources: London2012.com, London Evening Standard, Daily Mail, BritishCycling.org

—Erin Beresini

188

6,000 seats 35

miles of Siberian Pine

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300

bike storage capacity

$163.8 million

approximate price to build it

300,000+ nails

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carpenters installed the track in eight weeks

number of velodromes builder Ron Webb has completed, including London’s

riders will compete there in the 2012 Olympics

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air-conditioning systems, one for the track and one for the grandstands

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STARTING LINES [ BuLLETIN ]

6 Ultimate Endurance Sunscreens

Badger SPF 30+ Unscented Sunscreen $16 • Made of nonnano zinc oxide, extra-virgin olive oil, beeswax, jojoba and cocoa butter, this Environmental Working Group top-rated sunscreen mimics a thick moisturizer that is water resistant for 40 minutes and nonstinging. Badgerbalm.com

California Baby SPF 30+ No Fragrance Sunscreen $20 • Olympian and American recordholder Deena Kastor’s favorite, this California Baby water resistant sunscreen’s chemical-free, organic and sustainable ingredient list makes it safe for babies, kids and sensitive-skinned adults. Californiababy.com

Thinksport Livestrong SPF 30+ Sunscreen $16 • Composed of 20 percent non-nano zinc oxide, PABA and chemical-free ingredients such as aloe leaf juice and raspberry seed oil, this EWG highly rated water-resistant product feels a little thick at first, but is actually quite breathable. Thinksport.com

Mission Sun Defeated Sunscreen SPF 30+ Continuous Spray $10 • We like how quick and easy application of this oil-free, no-rub spray sunscreen is during a run or bike session. Ultra sweat and waterproof, the paraben and preservative free formula dries fast and feels light. Missionathletec are.com

Supergoop SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes $34

Beyond Coastal Active Facestick SPF 30 $7

• Toss the 40-count pouch or single application swipes in your bag or car, and you’re good to go with mess-free, paraben-free, water-resistant sun protection that won’t melt in your glove box as temps soar. Supergoop.com

• Rated highly by EWG, this water and sweat-resistant stick is oxybenzone, paraben and petroleum free and has a pleasing citrus scent. Made with coconut oil and beeswax, the slightly waxy stick glides on easily, but leaves a sheen behind. Beyondcoastal.com

Smart Sun Protection • • • • •

Sunburns are late warnings of overexposure. Don’t rely on sunscreen as your sole defense against the sun. Use lower SPF products and apply more frequently. Avoid oxybenzone, a chemical that can contaminate the body. Government data reveals that tumors and lesions can develop faster on skin coated with vitamin A.

Source: Ewg.org

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—Sabrina Grotewold

Photo by Scott Draper

The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit whose mission is to protect consumers from toxic chemicals found in everyday products, publishes a database ranking 1,400 sun protective products. EWG advises:


STARTING LINES [ BULLETIN ] The trike took these

Google Goes Cycling

images at San

Diego’s Balboa Park.

>> Not a job for weight weenies

Dan Ratner cruises on his high-tech creation.

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bike-like trike all over properties such as California’s Legoland and France’s Palace of Versailles. Google spokesperson, Deanna Yick, said riding the trike takes a bit of getting used to since it’s hard to lean into turns with two wheels and 200 pounds of technology in tow. But if you want to ride one—over a dozen trikes are stationed all over the world—you’ll have to Google the job; the company sources riders through third-party vendors, not through its jobs website. —Erin Beresini

By Sally Edwards $22.95, Fair Winds Press • In her new book, marathoner and Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee Sally Edwards discusses posture, form, nutrition, footwear and competitive race strategies to help readers improve their running mechanics. The book highlights the latest techniques to boost performance, training and post-race recovery.

Google photos courtesy of Google Inc.

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oogle engineer Dan Ratner and his wife were watching pedicabs roll by San Francisco’s ferry building when it clicked: Google’s street view, the popular Google maps feature that provides panoramic photos taken from the streets of places all over the world, could expand off-road to trails and monuments if the technology were mounted on a bike. So Ratner created the 250-pound Google trike and the first trike images went live online in 2009. Since then, Ratner and others have ridden the mountain

“BE A BETTER RUNNER”


STARTING LINES [ profile ]

It’s a Strange World

How’s student life treating you? The hard-

est thing about being a student is e’s climbed the Seven keeping my head in Summits, base jumped the books when it into the Grand Canyon often runs in the and stood naked in the clouds. snow at the South Pole. No, this isn’t a Dos Equis commercial for Got a girl“The Most Interesting Man in the friend? I do not. If World.” At 19 years old, Johnny you know any good Strange (yes, that’s his real name) girls, send them is barely legal, but he is certainly a my way. contender for most accomplished teen adventurer of all time. I don’t know Strange plans to swim across if they could the English Channel this sumhandle you. mer to earn his Peak to Pond title, Didn’t you just awarded to athletes who have base jump into climbed Mount Everest and swum the Grand Canacross the 21-mile Strait of yon? That Dover. He took a break Johnny Strange was a crazy between his freshman runs his expeditions experience. political science classto bring awareness to I jumped es at the University of genocide in Africa and into the Parkinson’s disease. Southern California to Follow his video upcanyon chat with us about his dates at YouTube.com/ with three adventures.

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of my buddies about five months ago and the route we were supposed to take out wasn’t there. It was a really rural part of the canyon. We ended up having to drink our own pee to survive and eventually climbed out.

What’s going through your head on your adventures? I have a weird mental process. First I try to gain confidence by creating good energy. I try to do a good deed like giving a homeless guy change or picking up a hitchhiker. Next, I try to humble

myself. I try to find humbling experiences because it takes the stress off me. Third, I put in hard work.

How’s Channel training going? I’m doing this all on my own right now. I go to class, I swim twice a week, I do a bunch of other sports. It’s kind of a big mess. I try to swim two miles every time I get in the pool.

Where does your drive come from? I don’t know. In my family, academics were the only thing that mattered. Extreme sports were always my thing.

Since I wasn’t the best student, I liked doing all these sports because it was the one way I could express myself and feel free. Nobody ever really thought I’d amount to anything so I’d always work hard to prove people wrong.

After you swim the Channel, will you be done with the doubters? I’ll still have plenty of doubters. Everybody does in every sport. My goal is to prove them wrong, bring attention to my causes and have fun in the process. —Erin Beresini

Photo courtesy of Scott Wollum

Johnny Strange at the summit of Mt. Everest. Strange climbed the world’s 7 tallest summits on 7 continents by age 17.


STARTING LINES [ Training ]

The Clean Workout

Racing High and Training Low If you train at or below sea level, but are planning to race at altitude, follow these tips from professional cyclists, Sue Hopkins and Felicia Gomez. Hopkins is a professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego and Gomez is an associate professor of exercise science at California State University, Fresno.

“If you only have the time for one exercise, this should be the one you do,” said Gareth Thomas, a Los Angelesbased coach who has trained Ironman champs Chris McCormack and Kate Major. “This exercise targets so many muscle groups—it’s like squats combined with a shrug.” The exercise is a repeated motion called “cleans” and looks something like Olympic weight lifting, without the body-crushing poundage or final overhead push. “Start with very light weights,” Thomas said. “Technique is absolutely critical, so get a trainer to watch you if you can.”

TIp: Lift the bar in one fluid motion as though you are trying to throw it to the ceiling.

• During your training spend some time at altitude to see how your body reacts to the rise in elevation.

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Begin with the barbell on the floor in front of you with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart and your toes underneath the bar.

Squat down to pick up the bar. Then, keeping your back flat, drive with your legs to a standing position.

Watch a video of athletes performing cleans online at YouTube .com/CoachGareth (Cleans.mov)

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As the weight passes your knees and your legs are almost straight, shrug with your shoulders to pull the bar up the front of your body to the top of your shoulders, keeping the bar as close as possible to you.

Slowly lower the bar down the body to waist level, then repeat.

—Erin Beresini

• Work on pushing your VO2 threshold by training at higher intensity and shorter duration. Example: sprint or speed drills, or Crossfit. • Race by your own perceived exertion rather than by your fancy race watch or heart-rate monitor. • Most importantly, understand that you will not be able to race at the same intensity at altitude as you do at sea level, and respect that. Instead, set a sea level PR goal and an altitude PR goal. —Linzay Logan

Photo by Nils Nilsen

How to Do Cleans: • Start with 10 repetitions and work up to 30 repetitions with light weights for an endurance strength workout, or five to 10 repetitions with heavier weights for a strength and power workout.

• Arrive at elevation either a day or two before the race or a few weeks ahead of time, but not in between.


[ injury prevention ] STARTING LINES Ask RUNNING DOC By Lewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM

Preconditioning Doesn’t Prevent Injuries

Certain biomechanic inefficiencies lead to higher risk of injury.

Running photo by John Segesta; Yoga photo by istockphoto.com/shapecharge

Q: Do low-impact yoga and tai chi help prevent back pain? A: Just like you can’t start nailing a house together on bare dirt without first laying the foundation, you can’t launch into a back conditioning program without a firm base of physical conditioning. Strong abdominal muscles, supple hip flexors and firm butt muscles help make your back flexible and sound. Consider the straw-in-cup analogy. Liken the straw to your spine. If you press down on a straw itself, it bends. If the straw is in a cup and you press down, the sides of the cup protect the straw. The muscles around the spine form the cup. The stronger and more flexible they are, the better the protection. Yoga and tai chi are good places to start building your spine’s support system. Progress slowly to include more sport-specific flexibility and strengthening. If you want your back to move powerfully and painlessly, step one is to target the basic muscle systems to make them limber and strong. Dr. Maharam is the medical director of Competitor Group’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors, International Marathon Medical Directors Association. Find him on Facebook at Running Doc, or contact him at Runningdoc@competitor.com.

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with broad hips, leg-length discrepancies and high and low heel arches face a higher risk of developing overuse injuries. Finally, the same group of Dutch scientists who looked at the effects of a preconditioning program on novice runners also tracked body weight against injury risk and found that overweight runners were much more likely to get hurt. This finding suggests that overweight individuals should lose weight through other forms of exercise before they start running. —Matt Fitzgerald

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STARTING LINES [ EAT SMART ]

Can Fish Oil Reduce Inflammation? By Courtney Baird still unresolved. And when it comes to supplements in general, there are other questions that a consumer should consider, namely, “Does the supplement actually contain what it says it does?” “That’s a big problem in our country because supplements aren’t really policed at all,” said Beth Shutt, a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports nutrition. “Anybody can put something out on the shelf and say, ‘Hey, this is fish oil.’” Depending on where fish oil comes from, it could contain high levels of mercury and PCBs. If the fish oil is from farmed fish, it contains a significantly lower amount of omega-3 fatty acids than it would if it were from wild fish, as farmed fish are fed food

TIP: The FDA recommends eating up to 12 ounces of fish per week. Salmon is a lowmercury pick.

they would never eat in the wild, changing their physical makeup. One of the cardinal rules of nutrition is that humans do best when they get their nutrients from food, which is why most nutritionists recommend that you do your best to get omega-3s from real food, such as wild salmon, anchovies, Bluefin tuna, sardines, trout, flaxseeds, walnuts, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and kidney, pinto and mung beans. “But fish oil is one exception to the rule, because mercury is a real problem, and the fish we eat can have pretty high

mercury levels. If you get a really high quality fish oil, you can take it without worrying about mercury and other contaminants,” Shutt said. When choosing a fish oil supplement, Shutt recommends that you cross-reference your supplement with U.S. Pharmacopeia, an agency that independently verifies the quality and potency of dietary supplements. She also recommends ensuring that your supplement contains high levels of omega-3s, and that the company you are purchasing from tests its products for purity.

• FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The Truth About Grazing • One of the most frequently articulated bits of dietary advice is to eat frequent, small meals and snacks throughout the day because grazing increases metabolism. However, according to a new review of the scientific literature on eating frequency published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Nutrition, eating frequency has no effect on the body’s metabolic rate. Does this mean you shouldn’t graze? Not

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necessarily. The review also concluded that eating frequently appears to aid in appetite control, although not enough to affect body composition. Among non-exercisers, frequent eaters are no leaner than infrequent eaters, but, “Increased meal frequency appears to have a positive effect on various blood markers of health, particularly LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol and insulin.” All things considered, grazing still appears to be a healthy way to eat—just don’t expect miracles from it. —Matt Fitzgerald

Hummus photo by istockphotom.com/Elenathewise; fish oil photo by istockphoto.com/Lebazele

The simple answer is yes. But there are some caveats that every consumer should keep in mind. Science tells us that an animal with an optimal level of omega-3 fatty acids in its diet will be able to resolve its inflammation when it is challenged to do so. If it doesn’t have enough omega-3 fatty acids in its diet, its inflammation will persist, said Charles Serhan, an expert on omega-3 fatty acids and a professor at Harvard Medical School. But does that translate to supplements? “I don’t know the answer to that,” Serhan said. Serhan said questions related to supplements such as “How much should I take?” and “Are there differences between the omega-3 requirements of a man and a woman?” are


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“It’s really easy to be a junk-food vegan.” Brendan Brazier

Making Veganism Accessible

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“Thrive in Thirty,” video series; and an online nutrition course he teaches through Cornell University. He helped create Vega products to make alkaline-forming vegan choices available to time-strapped athletes. Ironman triathlete, interventional cardiologist and “vegan heart doc” blogger Heather Shenkman of West Hills, Calif., became a vegetarian for ethical reasons as a teenager, but switched to veganism several years ago. “A lot of the disease that I see is mostly contributed to diets high in animal fats and processed foods,” she said.

Shenkman, who mixed Vega sport protein with water for a recovery drink while training for Ironman Lake Placid last summer, said she recovers faster than her training partners. “I think it’s a combo of diet and training, but since going vegan, I’ve become a faster runner.” Read more at Brendanbrazier.com; Veganheartdoc.blogspot.com. —Sabrina Grotewold

• When digested, all foods have either an alkaline, neutral or acidic effect on the body. This chart, adapted from Brendan Brazier’s book, “Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life,” provides examples of alkaline, neutral and acidic foods. Alkaline-forming Foods

Neutral Foods

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cucumbers

flax

coffee

grapefruit

miso

cheese

leafy greens

spices

butter

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white chia

white rice

buckwheat

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beef

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macadamia nuts

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ike many triathletes, Brendan Brazier started out as a runner. But, unlike many other 15-year-old track runners, the Vancouver, British Columbia, native sought ways to become a better athlete through self-experimentation. Despite grumblings from his coach, he tried different ways of eating before settling on a vegan diet; however, the immediate results were diminished performance and recovery, and he was constantly hungry. “I made common mistakes like eating a lot of starchy foods and no vegetables,” Brazier recalled. “I thought that the more calories I ate, the more energy I would have.” After much trial and error, the two-time Canadian national 50K champion figured out what works for him—a plant-based whole foods diet focused on high net-gain nutrition. A synopsis of his food-as-fuel perspective: Maintaining a neutral or good internal pH level through the balance of acid and alkaline is possible; eating acidic things combined with accumulated stress leads to low energy, illness and disease. Brazier is spreading his message in print through his “Thrive” book series and online with his 21-day Vegan Kickstart Challenge;


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the next week and six ounces the week after. Corbin took some digestive enzymes to help process this new protein source; however, she experienced minimal gastric distress. Now, a typical day for her includes: three eggs each morning, a lot of plain or Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, a big salad with tuna for lunch, grilled meat, veggies and beans or rice for dinner. Corbin estimates that she eats about six to eight ounces of lean protein, including chicken, fish, bison, elk, or lean grass-fed beef, twice a day. Corbin came back strong in 2010: She competed more than she did in ’08 and ’09 combined and started winning again, becoming the women’s champion at Ironman Coeur D’Alene. “I eat more now than I ever have and I’m the leanest and strongest I’ve been in my athletic career,” she said. “Choose healthy foods and splurge a little when you earn it. It gives a whole new meaning to the saying, ‘earn your bacon.’” —Sabrina Grotewold

Granola Homemade granola is a great way to add whole grains and protein to your morning meal. Serve this over yogurt and fresh fruit for a well-balanced start to your day.

• 2 cups barley flakes • 2 cups oats (you can use 4 cups of oats and omit barley, if needed) • 2 cups nuts and seeds, such as pepitas, sunflower, flax, slivered almonds • 1 cup shredded coconut • 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon • ¼ cup canola or nut oil • ½ cup honey or agave nectar • ¼ cup molasses • 1 teaspoon vanilla • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small saucepan, warm oil, honey and molasses until incorporated. Add vanilla, stir and add to dry mix. Toss to coat evenly. Spread on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Mix every 10 minutes while in oven to ensure even baking. Let cool completely then store in airtight container. Makes 20 servings. Nutritional info per serving: 243 calories, 10.1g fat, 1.9g saturated fat, 13.6mg sodium, 40g carbs, 6.3g fiber, 10g sugar, 5.4g protein. To calculate the nutritional information of your own recipes, check out Sparkrecipes.com. —Deena Kastor

Bacon photo by istockphoto.com/jabiru

• A lacto-ovo vegetarian—a vegetarian who eats dairy and eggs—for more than 20 years, pro triathlete Linsey Corbin was tired, stressed and susceptible to injury and illness in 2008 and 2009; although she continued to race, her last victory was the 2007 Baja 70.3. At the end of the 2009 season, she started working with coach Matt Dixon and a team of health professionals. Blood tests revealed hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies and anemia; furthermore, Corbin wasn’t ingesting anything near the 5,000 calories per day she needed to support her strenuous training. “I was seeing a large dip in my performance, but mainly it was evident in day-to-day training and recovering,” Corbin recalled. “The best option was to improve my diet, including eating meat again.” After self-selecting vegetarianism at the age of 7, Corbin transitioned into eating meat again in January 2010: She started with two ounces of grilled steak, then four ounces


STARTING LINES [ ADVENTURE ] Electroshock Therapy— Release your inner demons as you sprint through a field of live wires, some of which carry a 10,000 volt shock.

Walk the Plank— Test your fear of heights and cold with a 15-foot plunge into a pond followed by a swim back out.

Toughen Up, Sally

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hen you sign up for Tough Mudder and a volunteer magic markers a race number across your forehead, you should start getting nervous. This event goes way beyond The Wussy Guy 10K and the I-Hate-Slop-InMy-Shorts Adventure Race. Tough Mudder is about putting on your bigboy pants and diving into a brutal day chock full of ridiculous challenges. Many events seek to create a warm and fuzzy race-day experience, but Tough Mudder forces you to find out what you’re made of by throwing you into cold, wet conditions and barbed wire. The

seven to 12 mile courses are designed by the British Special Forces and littered with 17 to 20 obstacles, all lovingly named, that are meant to break you. There’s “electroshock therapy,” where you’ll run through exposed wires, “jocks on the rocks,” where you’ll jump into a pit of mud and ice, and hay bales on fire—no name needed. There are no times and very few awards. So what’s the draw? Beer at the end, free tattoos, free mullets and, of course, the chance to call yourself a Tough Mudder. For the 2011 schedule go to Toughmudder.com. —Bob Babbitt

• GET RACE FIT

Training Tips for a Tough Mudder Adventure Race

• Push-ups, sit-ups plus core and weight training are essential to get you ready to handle the challenges of the day. The folks at Tough Mudder recommend that you do repeats: run easy for a few minutes and then hard for one more. Circuit training works well to get you ready for Tough Mud-

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der. Toughmudder .com has a workout that consists of 16 exercises; the race recommends you do its Fit Circuit three times a week in preparation for event day. If you have access to a cold body of water in your neighborhood, try to acclimatize during training. Practice run-

ning in and getting out of that water so you know how your body will react to the cold on event day. During the event how you dress is important. Lightweight but warm performance tops that dry quickly are essential. Gloves are a must to prevent rope burns and splinters.

Carrying a gel or an energy bar in your pocket is a good idea. Just figure you’ll be covered in dirt and crud by the time you get around to eating it. No one is timing you and no one cares. Tough Mudder is about taking on a huge challenge and finding out if you have what it takes.

• This winter the toughest of the tough will compete at the World’s Toughest Mudder competition for the grand prize of $10,000 and the title of the World’s Toughest Mudder. The top 5 percent of finishers from every 2010 and 2011 Tough Mudder event will be invited to take part in the 24-hour nonstop challenge that includes a 10mile course of 30 obstacles that are even crazier than the typical Tough Mudder obstacles.

—Linzay Logan

Photos courtesy of Tough Mudder

The Toughest Mudder: Dec. 17-18


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The Future of Athletic Eyewear Is Bright As the sun shines and temperatures spike, so will the urge to snag a pair of the latest shields. From anti-fog technology to polarized and interchangeable lenses, we rounded up our picks for the best sun-shielding performance eyewear.

Nike Impel $159

• Calling all minimalists! Weighing just under one ounce, the new PivLock V90s are easy to customize. They feature interchangeable clear, rose or dark lenses and both black and white nose pieces. We liked the shield design—there’s no plastic on the top or bottom of the lenses, allowing perfect peripheral vision—and how it felt like we weren’t wearing glasses at all. The V90s are water and oil resistant and run a little wide; they are not ideal for narrow faces. Smithoptics.com

• The ultimate performance shade couldn’t get any more versatile than the Impel, which offers stability, ventilation and comfort while encompassing a super-light, durable design. Featuring the patented Nike Optics, the Impel allows for a greater field of vision, including peripheral vision. Its square-cut, flying lenses reduce fogging and are attached by a lightweight sport wrap frame design for maximum coverage and stability. The adjustable and ventilated nose bridge also give a customized fit with added grip and secure comfort. Nikevision.com

Optic Nerve Thujone IC $79

Adidas Adizero LST Vario $153 • The new Adizero collection from Adidas enhances contrast and reduces eye fatigue. It adapts to the wearer’s head shape and offers a comfortable, pressure-free, non-slip fit. The double snap nose bridge provides all-day stability while its quickrelease hinge ventilation system keeps the lenses from digging into the skin because nobody likes a sunglass imprint. Adidas.com/ eyewear

• It’s nice to have options and the Thujone IC is packed with choices. Each pair comes with four sets of interchangeable lenses: a dark smoke tint for bright conditions, a copper tint for normal to variable light conditions, a high-definition yellow tint for extreme flat light conditions, and a clear lens for low light to nighttime conditions. All four lenses offer 100 percent UV protection and use Optic Nerve’s Focalpoint technology for precision optical clarity. Nerveusa.com

Ryders Duchess $70

Rudy Project Gozen $175 • The Gozen’s adjustable, anti-slip temple eliminates pinching to provide all-day comfort. It weighs less than one ounce and has a wrap-around style with interchangeable lenses to adjust to any light condition. Of particular note is its ability to block wind from coming over or under the frame edges. Rudyprojectusa.com

• Sport glasses don’t need to look masculine to provide optimal performance. High fashion meets high intensity with the chic, gloss frame, distortionfree, polarized polycarbonate grey lenses and water resistant nose pads that grip the more you sweat. We like the lightweight Ryders for longer runs because they stay put and are light as a feather, but take note: They tend to fog on cloudy days. Ryderseyewear.com —Cielestia Calbay

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Photo by Scott Draper

Smith Optics Pivlock V90 Max $139


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• Blazing Utah’s Fire Roads WHAT:

Fire Road Cycling Event Fireroadcycling.com WHEN AND WHERE:

July 9 Cedar City, Utah WHY:

You’re a fit road cyclist or triathlete who’s curious about off-roading but aren’t ready to tackle jumps and singletrack. this event as a stepping stone to the next level,” said race organizer Paul Huddle of Multisports Events. “Don’t get me wrong—it’s a very long, challenging climb, a 16 to 18 percent incline in places. But, it’s based more on fitness than technical skill.” Dubbed “Festival City, USA,” Cedar City visitors can catch a show at the Tony award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival, check out vintage cars and listen to live bands at the July Jamboree, log more miles on the 42 miles of biking and walking trails, or relax at the coffee shops and restaurants lining Main Street in this quaint college town. —Sabrina Grotewold

TIP: Full-suspension bikes absorb trail vibrations so you won’t wear out too fast.

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BOOZE CRUISES:

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RUNNING CRUISES:

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• Vacationing aboard a cruise ship is a great way to relax and eat ‘till you pop, but getting in a run is about impossible—until now. Running cruise vacation packages allow you to relax at night while running on a Caribbean island or through the vineyards of Tuscany by day. Six years ago race director Jerry Friesen created Cruise to Run. “It was a brain child of mine because my wife had always wanted to go on a cruise and I knew I was going to be stuck on a ship eating and drinking without any chance to run,” Friesen said. Cruise to Run takes one voyage

every year aboard the Caribbean Princess; passengers can run seven events, from a 5K to a 13K, and even a hash run, in five different countries in five days. An avid runner, and Competitor running columnist, John Bingham, also recognized the draw of the run-cruise and created Runner’s Cruises, which sail the Caribbean and Alaska twice a year, and take runners on a total of 26.2 miles over the course of a week. “We get off the boat with numbers on our chests while everyone else is going to Margaritaville to get liquored up,” Bingham said. Book one of the designated cruises and register for races for an additional $195 to $250. Runningcruise.com; Cruisetorun.com —Linzay Logan

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reated to introduce athletes to off-road biking, serve as a challenging but fun ride for more experienced mountain bikers, and inspire an active family summer vacation, the inaugural Fire Road Cycling event features 25K, 60K and 100K courses that showcase the mountainous beauty of south central Utah. Riders of all ages and experience levels are invited to partake in the quality quad thrashing and spectacular vista views the 3,000- to 7,500-foot climbs provide. Emergency medical services, gear and technical support will be available at all aid stations, so apprehensive novices and youngsters needn’t worry. “The goal is to introduce people to this kind of riding and to use


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Real Runners Kick Asphalt By Susan lacke

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Walk of Shame It seemed like a good idea at the time to change for your evening workout at your office. You went to the bathroom down the hall, got into your shorts, T-shirt with the pit stains and socks,

then realized you left your running shoes at your desk. You never realized just how far the bathroom was from your desk until you made the trek in colorful spandex and high heels—or how creative your coworkers could be with nicknames.

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The lImp at some point in training or racing, you will go out with a group that’s too fast, start with too much intensity, make a mistake in nutrition or commit another cardinal running sin. Rather than own up to it, you drop back with an “injury”—fakelimping for a minute to catch your breath. There’s no shame in admitting it; most of the time, we learn from this humbling experience. as the saying goes, “You can’t learn from your mistakes unless you make them.” Just don’t make the same mistake twice.

from your behind isn’t laughing at you. She’s laughing with you.

ego CheCk You’ve likely been passed in a race by someone old enough to be your grandpa’s grandpa. mad? No way—you should be impressed! In fact, the experience might leave you wondering if a hip replacement is the key to your next pR!

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after a long run, you come home to eat your special recovery meal with its perfect carbto-protein ratio. You sit on the couch with your feet up, sipping your special recovery drink while you log The faIled your miles online. You, BaThRoom stud, are the pinnacle BReak of discipline. Nature calls. You anan hour later, your swer it. In the absence stomach grumbles. of a toilet, you search maybe you didn’t take for an inconspicuous in enough calories on place to empty your your run. You go to bladder. Though most the kitchen and bring work-out bathroom back a banana. Then a breaks will be quick and successful, eventu- bagel. Then ice cream. four hours later, the ally you’ll encounter a urinary upset. This usu- pizza delivery boy is at your house, pointing ally takes one of two out the cupcake frostforms: You get caught ing on your nose. mid-whiz—hopefully If any of these not by the experiences police—or sound you You doN’T hAvE To familiar, topple RAcE ThE boSToN you’re over into mARAThoN To cALL YouRSELf A RuNNER. most shrubbuT You do SomETImES hAvE To mAkE certainly bery. If A fooL of YouRSELf. a runner. you live in If all of the desert, them do, substitute well, we’ll just “cactus” for call you “seasoned.” “shrubbery,” and Now wipe that cupcake remember: The doctor frosting off your nose. removing the spikes

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• A few months after I began running in 2009, I entered my first 5K. When a friend saw me with my bib number, she said, “You know the difference between a jogger and a runner? A race number!” Shortly after that, I ran another race with a fellow runner who wore a shirt declaring, “Real runners kick assphalt.” Shortly after that, a training partner announced he couldn’t truly call himself a runner until he had qualified for the Boston Marathon. So what, exactly, is a “real” runner? Those of us who have no interest in racing, BQ-ing, or using a clever play on words to justify our existence as a runner need an answer, so I’m making one. Count yourself in the running club if you’ve ever had one of these experiences:


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The Kamikaze Kid Tackles Endurance

“At these races, everyone comes together, whether they’re seriously competing or just having a good time.”

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hey called him “White Lightning.” At 5 feet 8 inches tall, former NFL star Tim Dwight was one of the smaller guys in the league, but possessed something other players couldn’t size up to: speed. While at the University of Iowa, Dwight earned three Big Ten championship titles in 1999 in the 100-meter dash, which he ran in 10.3 seconds, and in the 4x400 and 4x100-meter relays. He also broke Big Ten records in punt return yardage and punts returned for touchdowns. That speed prompted the Atlanta Falcons, who dubbed him “The Kamikaze Kid,” to draft him in 1998. Now the 35-year-old is transferring that electricity off the field and into endurance events.

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On June 26, he plans to compete in the Ford Ironman Coeur D’Alene in Idaho, his first Ironman. “I’m not the least bit surprised,” said former Iowa assistant football coach Don Patterson. “I’ve always identified him as one of the best competitors I’ve ever known and that nature will probably always be a part of his make-up.” After his last NFL season in 2007, Dwight made his triathlon debut at the Iowa Games Triathlon in 2008, where he finished 121st out of 298 finishers. Since then, he has competed in 10 triathlons and the Medtronic Twin Cities Mara-

thon. But Dwight said he still has a few things to learn about endurance sports competitions. “In football, you have all this gear on and have halftime to refuel, whereas you’re constantly moving in triathlons,” said Dwight. “Even if you’re mentally tough, your body has to get used to that kind of wear and tear because once you run out of energy, you’re done.” He’s addicted to triathlons now and will continue to compete despite his least favorite part: swimming. “The swim is what kills me. I did the Silverman half-iron and breaststroked,” said Dwight. What he most appreciates about the sport is its community-centered environment and independent training, which he says is a significant contrast to what he’s used to. “You’re always on someone else’s time when you’re in the NFL. You have your

teams, you fly in and out of cities and then go home,” said Dwight. “At these races, everyone comes together, whether they’re seriously competing or just having a good time. You have your own plan and your destiny is determined by how much work you put into it.” Dwight, who came from a sports-oriented family, first started competing at Southeast Junior High School in Iowa City, Iowa, where he ran track along with his two older sisters and younger brother. His sister, Shelley Donahue, said Tim’s dedication shined from the get-go. “Tim puts more than 100 percent into anything he sets his mind to,” said Donahue, who manages The Tim Dwight Foundation, a non-profit organization that benefits children who’ve overcome adversities. “If it weren’t for his passion, the foundation wouldn’t have made it to its 10th year.” Dwight said having competed at such an early age has taught him to better manage himself and his approach. “The best thing about competing is that it’s all on you.”

Photo by Nils Nilsen, Bottom photo courtesy of Iowa Sports Foundation

By Cielestia Calbay


For 50 years, the world’s best runners have adhered to the Arthur Lydiard doctrine: the importance of a high-mileage base. Now, a skateboarding powerlifter turned endurance athlete is trashing tradition, claiming highintensity, low-volume training is better. Runners have called Brian MacKenzie the antichrist. But could he be right? H By T.J. MuRphy | phoTos By ChRis Bishow he headquarters for Crossfit Endurance is a two-bedroom house, just a few blocks off Interstate 405, in an Orange County suburb. Brian MacKenzie, the founder of Crossfit Endurance, lives and works here. There are whiteboards throughout his home and garage, and MacKenzie even uses the glass of his dining room table to scrawl notes, workouts and diagrams. A bike is set up on a stationary trainer in the family room, a treadmill resides in the living room, and his “office” is a broad desk piled with books, magazines and a desktop Macintosh. It is through this computer that he does the bulk of his communicating with what has become a loose-knit network of coaches and endurance athletes around the world. The heart of MacKenzie’s laboratory is in the garage. The cardio gear includes a Versaclimber, a rowing machine, a watt-based bicycle ergometer and another treadmill. Against the rear wall is a squat rack with piles of barbell weights on either side. Kettlebells—including one in the shape of a skull—are scattered throughout. A pull-

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up bar hangs from the ceiling, as does a climbing rope. When I visit MacKenzie, he is wearing board shorts, a black T-shirt and black leather Chuck Taylor hightops. Built like an MMA fighter, the sinewy 190-pound MacKenzie is not your average ultrarunner. He stands in the center of the garage over a heavily plated barbell preparing to deadlift the weight from the floor to waistlevel. He’s doing seven rounds of two repetitions, and to increase the resistance at the top phase of the lift, two green stretch bands are hooked to clips bolted into the cement floor. They are taut across the barbell at each end. MacKenzie’s posture is taut as well, like a fist. He reaches down with tattooed arms and hands, and the weights explode upward as he launches the lift. Dynamic powerlifts like this are one of the core elements of his creation, a regimen that seems to have divided the runners and triathletes familiar with it into two camps: reverent followers on one side and on the other side, CFE skeptics, some of whom post on forums such as Letsrun.com and Slowtwitch.com, calling him a “tattooed snake-oil salesman” and “the antichrist.” So far, the dissenters haven’t been able to bring him down.


acKenzie, in response to an onslaught of overuse injuries that he developed while training for and racing Ironmans and ultramarathons, used himself as a guinea pig to create a drastically different way to train for endurance events. Crossfit Endurance, launched in 2007, is a strength, power and stamina regimen that combines fast running with the inferno-like workouts of Crossfit, an emerging new form of overall strength training that’s going viral. In 2011, more than 100 Crossfit Endurance programs have launched. The number of Crossfitting endurance athletes continues to grow as MacKenzie travels around the world conducting certification seminars on how to execute and teach a method that throws classic endurance training methods overboard, polarizing the running community. MacKenzie is the flash point between two cult-like worlds: traditional distance athletes and the more recent phenomenon of Crossfit followers. MacKenzie’s approach to training disposes of two sacred cows of the endurance world—the long, slow, distance (LSD) approach to building an aerobic base, and periodization, a concept that says to achieve high performance an athlete must orchestrate a season-long build-up and peaking process. In place of LSD workouts, MacKenzie uses Crossfit workouts—high-intensity combinations of exercises drawn from worlds foreign to most distance runners, such as basic gymnastic movements, powerlifting and Olympic-style lifts, including the “power clean” and the “snatch.” While an LSD run is typically at 70 percent effort or less exerted for a halfhour to more than two hours, a Crossfit metabolic-conditioning workout, or “met-con,” as Crossfitters say, goes full blast and is over in less than 20 minutes. MacKenzie is fervent in trying to make his case that CFE is superior in that its emphasis on technique, quality over quantity, strength, power and nutrition builds a better and healthier athlete. At his seminars MacKenzie argues that while traditional high-mileage programs work for some athletes, for most high mileage is a one-way ticket to injury, plateaus, poor health, burnout and knee replacements. It’s a campaign he primarily fights through Crossfitendurance.com, where he posts daily workout plans for runners, triathletes and cyclists. Because of the ease with which MacKenzie can be contacted through e-mail and social networking, “haters,” as he calls them, have not held back. Give MacKenzie a spare moment and he’s typing responses on his iPhone at a ferocious speed. After the deadlifts, MacKenzie takes a break in his garage before the next phase of his workout, a met-con comprised of spurts on the rowing machine, handstand pushups and swings with a 70-pound kettlebell. He sits on a weight bench and leans forward, staring into his phone. “I just got this e-mail from a girl asking me about the program,” he says. “She writes, ‘You can’t possibly mean that I’m supposed to stop easy running altogether in favor of Crossfit

workouts?’” He smiles slightly and taps away at the screen. “This is what I’m writing back: ‘Yes, you got it. That’s it exactly.’”

“Brian is out to answer the question, ‘How do we build athletes so they can run forever?’”

he controversy about Crossfit Endurance seems to stem from the fact that the program is stripped of low-intensity runs. The development of LSD is attributed to New Zealander Arthur Lydiard, who devised his method of training and coaching by experimenting on himself and his neighborhood crew of runners in the 1940s. Today, most distance running coaches continue to construct training plans that are a formulation of Lydiard’s methods: They start with a base phase—typically several months of easy runs and long easy runs—followed by a strength training phase, followed by a speed or racing phase, ideally delivering the athlete to a goal race, or series of races, in peak condition. When Lydiard coached Peter Snell to Olympic gold medals in the 1960s, 100 miles per week was the standard he preached for the base-building phase. The aerobic-foundation method of preparing for distance races is at the heart of most popular variations on how to train. Pick up any book on how to train for a marathon, or a magazine that offers a training plan, including this one, and you’ll find a Lydiard-style program—one might be based on miles, another on hours or heart rates, others going by pace per mile, but within the infrastructure of the program you’ll find the late, great Lydiard staring you in the face. Modern-day elite marathoners run between 100 and 140 miles per week at peak volume levels. You might find a great deal of difference in speed and strength-training ideas, but high mileage is considered a necessity to be competitive. Because of this connection between high mileage and greatness, a runner and his commitment to the sport is often measured within the distance community by how many miles are logged on a daily basis. As romanticized in the cult running classic that drew from the Florida Track Club heydays of the 1960s and 1970s, “Once a Runner,” by John L. Parker Jr., the Trial of Miles has long been the image by which we judge how much a runner truly wants it. As Parker vividly portrayed, it’s one thing to do a few weeks of high mileage, quite another to log weeks, months and years of it and all the deep fatigue that comes with it. Two facts that continue to support the notion that high-mileage training programs are superior to all others are these: All the great long-distance runners of our time use it, and the

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“‘If the elites do it, well, then it must be the best way to train.’ There are a lot of smart guys with physiology backgrounds that think this way,” says Richard Gibbons, an exercise scientist who has made the debate between the value of LSD training versus that of high-intensity models central to his website, Power running.com. Gibbons makes a habit of jumping into the fray of Internet forums and arguing in support of low-volume, high-intensity training methods, often prompting an attack against his lack of elite running credentials. “I say this: Is there a correlation between speed and knowledge?” A former Green Beret who started running in 1981, Gibbons says it doesn’t make sense to think the average person can copy how a world record-holder like Haile Gebrselassie trains. “Haile is probably 16 deviations above the mean. I have a suspicion that the genetic structures that allow him to be as fast as he is also allow him to handle the mileage he runs.” The research on running injuries, Gibbons remarks, shows that high mileage isn’t for everyone. “One study showed that running 40 or more miles a week is going to leave half of us injured.” Gibbons, who became frustrated by injuries and burnout in his high-volume days, is a proponent of cutting down the number of runs per week in favor of high-intensity runs that specifically train the varieties of muscle

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CFE Road Test: Curious about how Crossfit Endurance works? So was Competitor editorial director T.J. Murphy, who is currently training and racing under MacKenzie’s guidance. Follow his 2011 season at Competitor.com/burningrunner to see if he makes any breakthroughs. Interested in trying Crossfit? Check out this month’s Blueprint on page 48 to get started.

lore of Kenyan and Ethiopian runners—the best of the best—reportedly spend their childhoods logging 12 or more miles daily running to school and back.

fibers and leave it at that, sighting research that supports base building as less effective for some athletes than a high-intensity, low-volume program. “A smart coach will look at individual athletes rather than try to force them into something they can’t handle. It’s all about dose response,” he says. “If you have a headache and I give you half an aspirin, it might work a bit. If I give you one, it works better. But that’s the max dose where it’s effective. If I give you three, or four or five, it won’t work any better, and after that it gets detrimental. It’s the same with running—beyond the dose limit it’s detrimental. You’ll overtrain, slow down and get injured.” There’s also scientific support that indicates volume isn’t the only way to stimulate cellular adaptations, such as increasing the number of mitochondria, which break down nutrients to produce energy, in a cell. Studies conducted on exercise metabolism by McMaster University’s Kirsten Burgomaster in the last decade have supported the idea that short interval training increases aerobic capacity. Ed Coyle, a sports scientist at the University of Austin, in an editorial for the Journal of Applied Physiology, wrote emphatically about the importance of Burgomaster’s findings on how interval training can “markedly increase aerobic endurance” and that “sprint interval training is very time efficient with much ‘bang for the buck.’” Perhaps MacKenzie’s best argument for the endurance world to embrace Crossfit is the issue of health. A close friend of MacKenzie’s, Kelly Starrett (profiled in the March issue of Competitor), is a physical therapist who runs Crossfit San Francisco. He says that there are


cases where you can justify an athletic life that incurs permanent damage—like a pitcher with a multi-million dollar contract putting an elbow and shoulder through the grind of a major league baseball career—but for must of us, longevity and health are attractive goals. “A lot of people are missing the point when they criticize CFE,” Starrett says. “They want to peg Brian’s program as just interval training—some sort of short cut. It’s no short cut at all—look at how much emphasis he puts on running technique alone. Brian is out to answer the question, ‘How do we build athletes so they can run forever?’ Sure, there are the gifted outliers, but you have to throw them aside when you coach most runners. Brian’s making running accessible to those who can’t handle 60 miles per week.”

acKenzie began developing Crossfit Endurance when he became, as he puts it, “a broken down runner.” “I did the volume stuff and it just destroyed me,” he says. “I was doing big miles getting ready for Ironman Canada in 2004, but I shut down with plantar fasciitis and knee problems.” Frustrated, MacKenzie looked for a new method. Having cultivated a powerlifting background in the 1990s, his return to a gym for strength training showed him how much he had lost. “Back in the day I was able to squat 300 pounds,” he explained. “I went into the gym and squatted 75 pounds for four reps and it killed me. I thought, ‘Dude, what have you done to yourself?’” MacKenzie began testing mixes of powerlifting, diet, running technique and running, but ran into several walls. Certain combinations produced too much muscle bulk and others produced too much breakdown. “Crossfit was the missing piece,” MacKenzie says. “The training effect is better in all metabolic pathways. It produces an athlete that doesn’t break down.” Inserting Crossfit into the equation also had the advantage of slashing overall training time. While MacKenzie retained the key speed endurance workouts from traditional endurance training—long and short interval workouts and time-trial-like tempo runs—he replaced easy-to-medium effort, short and long runs with Crossfit workouts, maintaining that preparing an athlete for a long race was covered by developing a superior technique and fortifying the body with the strength and power developed through Crossfit, powerlifting and Olympic-style lifts. Things clicked for MacKenzie as he used the new combination to finish ultramarathons on less than 10 hours a week of training. His clients became fans of it, too.

eveloped by Greg Glassman and first embraced by soldiers, firefighters and elite police forces, Crossfit has exploded. Through an affiliate system connected by Crossfit.com, the movement now boasts upwards of 2,500 gyms. Whereas a modern-day fitness facility is stocked with Cybex and Nautilus machines, a Crossfit gym looks a lot like MacKenzie’s garage gym—basic equipment used for compound, functional movements opposed to the isolated movement created by, for example, an arm curl machine. The main theory of the Crossfit movement is that an overly specialized athlete—let’s say a traditionally trained runner with low-muscle mass and creaky joints—is a poor example of overall fitness, and that if fitness is what you want, then first become an allaround athlete—strong, mobile, agile and powerful with a high-level of stamina. Then one can go run a race, play a football game or become a mixed-martial arts fighter. While the same argument flung at Gibbons has been used against MacKenzie—saying that since he’s not an elite athlete he has no business talking smack about Lydiard training—there’s no denying that MacKenzie embodies Crossfit’s ideal. After his workout of deadlifts and met-con “Crossfit was the missing training back in his piece,” MacKenzie says. “The garage, he was soon training effect is better in all bouncing on his backmetabolic pathways. It proyard trampoline with his duces an athlete that doesn’t dog, Izzy, rocketing into break down.” the air, peeling off front and back flips. He plans to skateboard for the rest of his life, and this past winter he broke up an intensive CFE seminar travel schedule for skiing and snowboarding trips. This is not the standard fare of runners who have qualified and run the 100-mile trail epic of Western States or the 135mile Badwater Ultramarathon. Considering the trajectory and appeal of Crossfit, it seems likely that CFE will continue to gain traction with recreational runners, cyclists and triathletes. But will we ever see a sub 2:10 marathoner use it? MacKenzie thinks so. “I really believe it’s the future. It may not be exactly what I’m teaching, but in one form or another, I think we’re going to see change in how the elites train to be great.”

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A participant attacks Day 1 of a CFE seminar held at Crossfit Fort Lauderdale in April.

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CROSSFIT ENDURANCE A six-week plan to make you a stronger, more injury-proof runner. ★ By T.J. Murphy | Photos by Robert Murphy The Crossfit approach to fitness is not sport-specific. Rather, it is defined as a core strength and conditioning program developed to build its participants’ athletic foundations. Crossfit.com introduces Crossfit with the following definition: “constantly varied, functional movements at

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high intensity.” In existence now for a decade, the formal Crossfit movement has spawned more than 2,500 Crossfit gyms around the world and become widely available in cities across the country. Join an affiliate and you will immediately be coached into the flow of the Crossfit method, a multifaceted program that includes diet, high-intensity

metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, weight lifting and sport. Crossfit Endurance (CFE)—created by ultrarunner and triathlete Brian MacKenzie, an Orange County-based strength and conditioning coach—has become one of the fastest growing extensions of Crossfit and uses constantly varied training combinations to build Tarzan-type runners and triathletes.


CROSSFIT ENDURANCE: A high-intensity, low-volume strength and stamina approach to distance running and triathlon Designed by MacKenzie, the CFE certification program was launched in 2007 and represents one of Crossfit’s official specialty seminars. The typical week of Crossfit Endurance run training includes two primary aspects: Sport-specific training: two to three run sessions of intervals, tempo runs or time trials.

Crossfit workouts: At least four Crossfit workouts per week. A Crossfit workout is composed of a limitless number of options, drawing from exercises such as push-ups, kettlebell swings, intervals on a rowing machine or weight lifting movements. The workouts are diverse, high-intensity, take less than 20 minutes and are designed to tax the gamut of your energy systems to prompt a widespectrum training response.

IS CFE FOR YOU? If you’ve battled chronic injury, or your race times have stalled, CFE might be for you. MacKenzie insists that CFE is also a way to cut down your overall training time by as much as half, even for races as demanding as an iron-distance triathlon or an ultramarathon. The cut-tothe-chase nature of MacKenzie’s ultramarathon training program caught the eye of bestselling author Tim Ferriss and is included in his new book, “4-Hour Body.” STARTING A CFE PROGRAM Whether you’re a couch potato or you’ve been an endurance athlete for years, Crossfit Endurance demands a heavy focus on skills and proper execution of the exercises. Establishing proper technique is vital to the success of the training, MacKenzie cautions, and good coaching is always required. “This is a skill-based program,” he says. “It’s critical to get the technique right from the beginning. One of the biggest mistakes

you can make is to try to crank up the intensity and sacrifice technique. That’s how you’re going to get hurt.” MacKenzie advises anyone interested in following the Crossfit Endurance program to seek out a local Crossfit gym or qualified personal trainer to demonstrate how to build and maintain proper form. A growing number of Crossfit gyms are offering members CFE-specific training programs that target a variety of competitions from half-marathons to triathlons. To find a program near you, visit Crossfit endurance.com.

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First Day at a Crossfit Gym?

Keep These Tips in Mind

JOINING A CROSSFIT GYM: Why you shouldn’t be freaked out by what you see on the Internet It doesn’t take long for a newcomer to become intimidated by what he sees on Crossfit.com—the workouts can look unfathomable to the quintessential runner or triathlete who can barely do five push-ups let alone 30 pull-ups or five rounds of front squats with heavy weight. C.J. Martin, owner of Crossfit Invictus in San Diego, makes a point of defusing the fear newbies might have of what will be expected of them. “Our biggest concern is that people not feel intimidated,” Martin says. “The key is moderation and finding a pace that’s right for you.” In group workouts, coaches will scale down the type of exercises and the volume to suit the needs of the individuals. “We take a lot of pride in helping people on a oneto-one basis,” Martin says. “The first goal is to learn the proper movements and mechanics, and our environment is one where it’s all about supporting one another regardless of your fitness or skill level.” It’s the community aspect that draws people in. “Our creed is that you don’t have to work out with strangers,” Martin says. “A modern gym can be like an elevator where everyone is averting their eyes, just wanting to get out of there. The Crossfit community is all about creating a culture of support—one of the best ways to really build a healthy life is to do it with the support and camaraderie of friends.”

Check your ego at the door. If you don’t you’ll be humbled quickly.

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Always ask questions and never be afraid to seek help. One of the great things about Crossfit is that everyone is helpful and encouraging. Technique is priority No. 1. Start light and focus on good technique, especially when lifting weights or performing unfamiliar movements.

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Pay attention to your nutrition and supplementation. It will help you gain the maximum benefit from your training and develop a foundation of health and wellness.

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Listen to your body. Rest and recovery is the key to improved performance, not doing more.

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—Richard Airey, marathon runner and Crossfit Endurance coach in Encinitas, Calif.

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6-WEEK The following is a scaled introduction to the Crossfit approach to endurance training designed by CFE founder, Brian MacKenzie. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are your Crossfit workout days. The workouts below increase

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in difficulty through the six-week period. These can be supplanted with group workouts held at your local Crossfit gym. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are reserved for your sport-specific running days.

Wednesday

Thursday

Running: While these are speed intervals, be sure to go at a pace that allows you to practice good form and that is within your current fitness level. It is best to consult with a coach for guidance when beginning a Crossfit regimen.

Monday

Tuesday

Friday

3 rounds NTL: 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 20 sit-ups

Running: 10x50m. Walk back after each repetition for recovery

3 rounds NTL: 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 lunges, 20 sit-ups

Running: 10x100m Walk back after each repetition for recovery

5 rounds NTL: 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 20 sit-ups

4 rounds FT: 5 pull-ups, 15 lunges, 20 sit-ups

Running: 15x50m Walk back after each repetition for recovery

4 rounds FT: 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 squats, 20 sit-ups

Running: 15x100m Walk back after each repetition for recovery

10 minutes AMRAP: 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 squats, 20 sit-ups

Running: 20x50m Walk back after each repetition for recovery

1 round FT: 25 pullups/supine rows, 50 push-ups, 75 lunges, 100 sit-ups. 2 min of hollow rock work total

1 round FT: 25 pull-ups, 50 push-ups, 75 lunges, 100 sit-ups

Running: 10x100m on 1 minute

1 round FT: 35 pull-ups, 65 push-ups, 90 lunges, 115 sit-ups for time 1 round FT: 50 pull-ups, 75 push-ups, 100 squats, 125 sit-ups

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Sunday

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5 rounds FT: 5 pull-ups/ supine rows, 10 push-ups, 15 lunges, 20 sit-ups

chill out

chill out

Running: 20x100m Walk back after each repetition for recovery

5 rounds FT: 5 pull-ups/supine rows, 10 pushups, 15 squats, 20 sit-ups. 2 min of hollow rocks total

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chill out

10 rounds NTL: 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 squats, 20 sit-ups

Running: 20x50m on :30

10 minutes AMRAP: 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups,15 squats

chill out

chill out

Running: 8 minutes of 100m on :45

15 minutes AMRAP: 5 pullups/supine rows, 10 push-ups, 15 squats, 20 sit-ups

Running: 10 minutes of 50m on :20 to :30

5 rounds FT: 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 lunges, 20 sit-ups

Running: 4x200m on 2 minutes

chill out

Running: 8 minutes of 100m on :45; rest 4 minutes, then 4 more minutes of 100m on :45

3 to 4 rounds NFT: 25 pull-ups/supine rows, 25 push-ups, 25 lunges, 25 sit-ups

Running: 5 minutes of 50m on :15 - :20

20-min AMRAP: 5 pull-ups, 10 pushups, 15 squats

Running: 6x200m on 2 minutes

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DEFINITIONS: NTL: No time limit. For time: Use a stopwatch to time how long it takes you to complete the workout. Log this in a notebook so you can

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track your progress over the long term. Timing your workouts is a way to add a dose of competitive energy to your training and make a game of it.

AMRAP: As many rounds as possible. Do as many rounds of the circuit as possible in the time allotted.

Rounds: Crossfit workouts of the day (WODs) are often performed as short circuits of exercise combinations. Unless otherwise specified, the only rest between reps and sets is

the time to move from one exercise to the next. The exercises: Go to Competitor.com/CrossfitEn durance for video descriptions of all the exercises.

On one minute, 30 seconds, etc: With your stopwatch ticking, begin each round of the interval workout on the specified time.


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MacKenzie advises mastering the following gymnastic moves before you take on weight lifting exercises. For video demonstrations of these exercises, go to Competitor.com/ CrossfitEndurance.

★ Air squat ★ Pull-up ★ Push-up ★ Dip ★ Handstand push-up ★ Rope climb ★ Muscle-up ★ Press to handstand ★ Back extension ★ Sit-up ★ Jumps ★ Lunge

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RDO MAKE MIDLINE STABILIZATION A HABIT. Keeping your core muscle groups engaged when you do your strength work will help protect you from injury and improve your posture and power as a runner. “Staying tight is one of the most primal and natural things we do,” MacKenzie says. “Loose and relaxed does not yield efficient movement; being tight forces things to work from core to extremity the way nature intended.”

RDO SEEK OUT INSTRUCTION. Don’t take it for granted that you know how to execute a perfect push-up. The details matter. A properly performed push-up doesn’t just work your arms, chest and shoulders, but doubles as a great core strength exercise. From pull-ups to the more advanced lifts a Crossfitter learns, mastering technique is crucial.

RDO SCALE THE EXERCISES TO YOUR ABILITY. Anchor a stretch band from the pull-up bar to a foot stool to assist with completing pull-ups, if necessary.

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RDON’T SACRIFICE TECHNIQUE FOR INTENSITY. Because many of the workouts are timed and you’re racing the clock, it can be tempting to slack off on proper technique to go faster. This is a common mistake and can lead to injury. Discipline yourself to adhere to good form throughout.

RDON’T FAIL TO DO A GOOD WARM-UP. The high-intensity nature

Once you have mastered the core body weight exercises, it’s time to develop your weight-training technique:

★ Deadlifts ★ Cleans ★ Presses ★ Snatch ★ Clean and jerk ★ Kettlebell swing ★ Stones ★ Tire flips

of Crossfit requires that you knock out a good, full-body warm-up to get the muscles loose and ready. Failure to do so can leave you open to injury.

RDON’T TRAIN ALONE IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO. The high-intensity nature of Crossfit can be tough to carry out solo. Find a training partner or join a Crossfit gym and the quality and consistency of your efforts will improve.

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ASK RUNNING DOC By Lewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM

Adding CFE to Half-marathon Training

RUNNING AS A

SKILL •QUICK TURNOVER. Imagine a high-cadence cyclist who is turning the cranks at over 90rpm. Run like you’re running on hot coals: By using quick feet you can reduce the amount of time spent in contact with the ground, beyond the general center of mass.

•THINK ABOUT PULLING INSTEAD OF PUSHING. Imagine you’re scraping your feet on the carpet when you run rather than relying on a heavy push-off. This will help you engage your hamstring and glute muscles and transition the stress away from your knees.

•RUN TALL. Good posture is essential to injury-free running. You don’t want to break at the hips. You’ll have more power to access by keeping a stable midline and leading with your belly button.

There is no doubt that cross-training while training for a halfmarathon to stretch and strengthen core muscles, hip flexors, hamstrings, quads and calves can help prevent injury. It’s important to consider that many Crossfit Endurance programs use the same exercises for athletes of all sizes, shapes and ages and simply adjust the amount of repetitions and weight used based on the athlete’s level of conditioning. Classes can be large and instructors aren’t always able to help each individual maintain proper form. We all have unique metabolic, flexibility and strength profiles, which is why I recommend finding a small class where an instructor can individualize your instruction and ensure that you maintain proper form. This will lesson your •VIDEO REVIEW. Have likelihood of getting injured. Don’t a coach or friend videotape try to do too much too soon. Flexyou running so you have a ibility and strength come slowly, so real idea of how you move. take the time to do it right. If you Consider learning Pose do get injured, don’t work through Technique running drills, your injury without first talking to too. By routinely video your doctor. taping yourself running you’ll be able to track your progress. Richard Airey is a certified Crossfit Endurance coach in Encinitas, Calif., and teaches running technique at Crossfit Endurance certification clinics.

Dr. Lewis G. Maharam is medical director of Competitor Group’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series throughout the country and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. You can find him on his Facebook page: Running Doc, or by e-mailing him at Runningdoc@competitor.com. You can now order Running Doc’s new book: “Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Running” at Barnes and Noble, Borders and Amazon.com.

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oday’s racing flats cater to what the minimalist and barefoot movements preach: rapid turnover, forefoot emphasis and minimal weight. And because these lightweight speed shoes have been around for so long and are hardly a trend, they are relatively affordable. Racing flats or lightweight trainers can be used in both short- and longdistance races, but these shoes typically have a closer fit and are less plush than high-mileage, everyday training footwear. To help you find the perfect shoe, we enlisted a panel of speedy racer types to offer their feedback on the FIT, FEEL and RIDE of the latest racing flats. Once you have narrowed your choices down, head to your local running store to dial it all in for the final selection.

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Adizero Mana 5 Adidas 7.7oz $80 • Testers enjoyed the Mana’s lightweight performance and cushioning. Recommended for racing, speed sessions and minimalist training, even for mid- and rearfoot strikers. Runs narrow.

AT THE RACES

Tip #1 Adizero Rocket Adidas 7oz $85 • Best for runners who like to race and train without socks. “They almost mold to your foot and you forget they are there,” one tester said. The curved shape, flexibility, firm midsole and sparse cushioning accommodate a fasterpaced forefoot strike. Not a shoe for joggers or over pronators.

BEST VALUE

Gel-Speedstar 5 Asics 8.6oz $90 • Although it’s not the lightest shoe we tested, the Speedstar had the highest praise-per-dollar ratio. It fits snug around the mid-foot, making it very responsive. The midsole was cushy but firm enough for long runs— we’d even consider it for a marathon. Too snug for wide feet.

>> Doubleknot your shoes. That’s right, the simple act of doubleknotting your shoes can prevent the annoying, potentially podium-killing, inconvenience of having to burn 30 seconds re-tying a flailing lace.

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Tip #2 >> Perform a hardy warm-up before the gun goes off. Jog, do striders and make sure you get your heart rate up before you blast off at your goal pace. Warming up when you have pre-race jitters is as appealing as an ice bath, but you’ll thank yourself later.

• More of a training shoe than a pure racer, the Noosa will work well on the run leg of a full or half-iron triathlon; the shoes come with optional speed lacing for just that purpose. They fit snug and have a firm midsole, making them stable, lightweight training shoes with pizzazz. Avi Bolt III Avia 8.5oz $100 • This shoe polarized testers. They loved the forefoot flex and how it works perfectly as a lightweight trainer-racer hybrid. Some testers loved the one-piece tongue while others found it annoying. They loved the speed laces, but didn’t know what to do with the long laces once they pulled them tight.

T7 Racer Brooks 6.4oz $85 • These performance shoes are fast enough to be the go-to racing choice for many elite runners. They’re minimalist and perfect for up-tempo runners with an efficient stride. They even feel fine without socks. Light and flexible, the T7 is a perfect update to the beloved T6.

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BEST PAINT JOB

Gel-Noosa Tri 6 Asics 10.3oz $120


MOST VERSATILE

Racer ST 5 Brooks 8.6oz $90 • With the lightness of a flat and structure of a trainer, the ST 5 works well on road, treadmill and trail. Testers thought it felt lighter than it is, and loved the smooth ride and well-ventilated upper that made it possible to run comfortably with or without socks. Road-X Lite 155 Inov8 5.4oz $110

• At 5.4 ounces, this is more of a slipper than a shoe. With almost nothing underfoot, you either land right or pay a painful price—inefficiency is not an option. The fit is long and slender, appealing to our narrowerfooted testers. The RoadX is best suited for track sessions, racing shorter distances, or runners who have already embraced minimalist running.

BEST FOR WIDE FEET

Racer Fulcrum Ride Karhu 7.5oz $115 • Got wide feet? Then this cushy shoe is for you. The upper mesh is breathable and flexible so blisters shouldn’t ruin your day. The neutral midsole offers adequate cushioning and is supportive enough for longer races. Finally, a lightweight racer for meaty feet.

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Tip #3 >> Bring a stash of safety pins. Almost every race in the world will give you safety pins with your race number. The operative word there is “almost.” Especially if you’re registering the morning of the race and doing everything in a rush, have a vial full of safety pins in case the race doesn’t.

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Tip #4 >> Break in your racing shoes in the weeks leading up to your race. A mistake that can trash your feet is to not put your flashy new racing togs through a workout or two before you don them on race day— even if it’s a brand and model you’ve used before. All it takes is one bit of a poorly manufactured stitch to tear a hole into your flesh by Mile 3.

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Wave Musha 3 Mizuno 7.8oz $85 • Feels like a trainer, performs like a racing flat. The Musha has comfort and cushioning without the weight. Testers found it supportive, cushioned and responsive. Recommended for tempo workouts and as a half- or full marathon racer.

Wave Ronin 3 Mizuno 7oz $100 • Heel strikers, listen up: Testers found this shoe to have generous heel cushioning. The somewhat firm midsole and aggressive tread make the shoe a rational alternative for shorter trail races and, as one tester commented, the “Ronin had great manners cornering and accelerating on a rainy day, all while remaining comfortable.”

RC 1400 New Balance 7.1oz $100 • The perfect balance: firm enough for an efficient energy return and soft enough for a fluid heel-to-toe transition. Supple mesh holds the foot snug throughout the shoe. Testers found the RC1400 does like to bunch up its tongue, but not enough to cause irritation.


Faas 250 Puma 6.7oz $85

Faas 300 Puma 7.2oz $85

• This wide foot racer is perfect for runners who typically find flats to be too tight. For efficient, neutral runners, the Faas 250 was like a strippeddown rally car, with all stock components removed for a fast ride; you feel everything, but have outstanding performance in short races. Not recommended for races longer than a half-marathon.

• One of our tester’s favorites for its smooth feel. The 300 runs narrow, but the stretchy mesh upper gives it extra room without jeopardizing the snug fit for high turnover performance. Recommended for tempo training, halfand full marathons, and even shorter distances if you want a little more comfort than you’ll find in other stripped-down racers. Kinvara 2 Saucony 7.7oz $90 • Cushioned minimalism. Oxymoronic, yes. But that’s exactly what the Kinvara 2 is: a light, freefeeling shoe that’s stable and almost spongy. The wide toe box makes it feel larger than it is, even though it’s narrow in the midfoot.

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Tip #5 >> Read your prerace packet BEFORE you get to the destination race city. Know where you need to go and when you need to be there so you can knock out prerace tasks such as picking up your race number. In fact, de-stress your trip and write a timeline of what you need to do and where you need to go—with buying groceries and meals the most important. Unintended fasting the day before the race is not a good idea.

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Soul Running Sometimes the best way to unravel the mystery of a foreign culture is to take a jog. Story and photos by Stephanie Pearson Journal Entry, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005: I’m freaking out in the Land of the Thunder Dragon. What am I doing in Bhutan reporting a story on Buddhism? What is Buddhism, anyway? What’s the point of an existential question? Does my tape recorder work? What is my story lead? When can I go running?!

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elcome to the 4 a.m. unraveling of my mind. This frequent spiraling into the frenzied abyss is why I was in Bhutan six years ago practicing the calming effects of Buddhist meditation. It’s also why I’m addicted to running. Unlike most endorphin junkies who read a magazine with a name like Competitor, my habit rarely involves a clock and a finish line. Perhaps that’s because I came out of the womb in third place. Or maybe it’s because doctors tell me there’s a glitch in my heart that can kill me if I add any extra stress to exercise. Whatever the reason, instead of fueling my addiction by lining up next to strangers at a starting line, I fuel my addiction by finding the strangest places in the world. Then I run. On the best days I call this quirk “soul running.” On the worst days, I call it a job hazard. I’m a journalist whose beat is writing about out-of-the-way places. Over the past 20 years, my most interesting cultural insights 60 Competitor June 2011

have come as the result of early morning runs in these wild places, whether I’ve had to paddle across a lake to find pavement near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness or endure savage red mosquito bites in the South Pacific’s Marquesas Islands. I’ve been growled at by howler monkeys while running in mud-crusted hiking boots in Guatemala; I’ve sprinted down a dirt road in Brazil’s Pantanal in fear of having my face ripped off by a jaguar; and I’ve slogged behind a Jeep in the baking sun of Botswana as my guide, Custard Samoya, drove ahead with his loaded .458 Winchester Magnum across his lap. With the exception of a recent reporting trip to Nicaragua where my only form of exercise was—literally—burning the rubber off my boots while hiking volcanoes, I bring my running shoes no matter where I am in the world. There’s no better way to confront the mysteries of how my brain works and what happens around the next bend.


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t’s the tolerance of inconceivability, being able to be with something when you can’t wrap your mind around it.” Pearls of incomprehensible wisdom like these, strung together by Tibetan Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, are what kept me preoccupied on my daily runs in Bhutan. I was there to report a story about the last independent Tibetan Buddhist kingdom, a peaceful land where the king prioritizes “gross national happiness” over “gross national product.” For three weeks, Thurman, a close personal friend to the Dalai Lama and father of actress Uma Thurman, led 17 Western “pilgrims” on a wild goose chase of the soul, forcing us to look inward, and grapple with the nature of the Buddhist dharma (natural law) and questions like: “Who ever discovered nothingness?” What better place to come to terms with the freedom of voidness and nothingness than while running through the Bhutanese countryside at 6 a.m.? As the mist rises over the valley and the Himalayas poke through the dawn, I run toward Tiger’s Nest Monastery, that famous temple that looks as if it’s been carved from the mountain by a divine hand, and past a dog that looks passed out in a ditch. I run up toward a village going with the “traffic.” There is an occasional military truck with school kids sitting in the back, singing songs and practicing their Eng-

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een jagged The juxtaposition betw pastoral mountain peaks and . But farmland is gorgeous nt rules given Bhutan’s stringe t—it about the environmen to ban was the first country e small plastic bags—even th d signage and tastefully designe rites: “Love is inspiring. My favo ep, dark, nature,” “Trees are de an and and lovely,” “Keep cle green,” …

lish on the panting foreigner, who is wearing spaceage spandex, and looking mighty strange next to their crisp school uniforms. “Enjoy your jogging!” one girl yells. “Run faster!” shout the bigger boys. I stride past large phallic symbols painted on farmhouses (Who knew a penis can ward off malicious evil and gossip?) and over a deep river churning with white water. The jagged mountain peaks and pastoral farmland are stunning. But given Bhutan’s stringent rules about the environment—it was the first country to ban plastic bags—even the small and tasteful signage is inspiring. My favorites: “Love nature,” “Trees are deep, dark, and lovely,” “Keep clean and green,” and “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints.” But even running in Bhutan has its downside. The dog population is out of control. Sometimes they travel in packs, snarling, jumping and humping along the roadsides. According to local beliefs about reincarnation, dogs are next in line to be human, which is possibly why they can be pretty aggro—the most common reason for a hospital visit is treatment for dog bites. The longer I’m in the country, the more I notice that among the “Love Nature” placards, there are also 62 Competitor June 2011

“Help to reduce stray dog population and prevent rabies” signs. Just to be on the safe side, I started carrying a rock on my morning run. One dawn I woke up at the Swiss Guest House near the village of Bumthang, rolled out of bed, tied my shoes and started jogging up the dirt road. I watched the mist rise from the valley floor and passed a sign that said: “Meditating beyond. No entry behind this point.” In a spurt of ugly Americanism, I blew off the sign. That’s when karma caught up with me. I rounded two more switchbacks and a mangy dog came flying out of a farmhouse. I did an about face and sprinted downhill as fast as I could, trying to outrun this bullet train of a beast. I eventually remembered the rock and threw it— a major spiritual faux pas in a country where catching fish with a barbed hook is taboo. As luck would have it, I did not kill, maim or even hit the dog. And the dog did not bite me. I like to think that during our uneasy face-off, the two of us reached a moment of nirvana, when, as Thurman describes it, we “melted into being finally, fully relational, where wisdom and compassion are indivisible.” That, or we were just mutually terrified of each other.


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he human interactions on these runs are just as interesting. One Saturday in 2003 I stepped out of my hotel in downtown Wellington, New Zealand, in search of the Town Belt, a nearly 1,000-acre strip of green that runs the length of this antipodean San Francisco, linking golf courses to botanical gardens to quiet singletrack paths through the forest. Journal Entry, Nov. 29, 2003: God Love Wellington! Botanic gardens and a steep hilly climb into 61 acres of dwarf conifers. After running past pink and purple flowers surrounding hobbit cottages, I crossed Tinakori Road to Town Belt. A steep muddy path took me to a forest full of chirping birds until I reached a bench that overlooked the city and the sailboats on the bay. I got lost trying to wind my way back down. When I finally hit pavement a few hours later, I passed an old man walking two terriers. “Good morning, Lovey,” he said. Who wouldn’t want to live in a country where a stranger greets you with the “L” word? Then there are the bathroom-emergency soul runs. Journal Entry, Feb. 26, 2001: We’re in the town of Panajachel on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. I went for a run as soon as we got to town and had to make an emergency pit stop at a farm among the banana trees. I asked permission in Spanglish to use the toilet, which was outside and consisted of a porcelain seat on a dirt mound surrounded by plastic tarps. A little boy and his father saw me through the thick scrub and started to laugh. I laughed back, then ran on, enjoying the view of the lake lined by volcanoes until I had to stop again. Montezuma is getting his revenge and I’m not even in Mexico.

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ll of this running in foreign places has made me realize that I have a peculiar habit of falling in love with landscapes, sometimes to the severe detriment of human relationships. The first time I drove through Santa Fe, N.M., where I’ve lived most of the last 15 years, I took one look at the Sangre de Cristo foothills and wanted to run toward them. A year and a string of miraculous serendipities later, I moved there. Three years later, when my husband at the time wanted to move on, I didn’t. We left anyway, eventually split, and I moved back. Since then, I’ve even betrayed Santa Fe, feeling intense connections to other landscapes, making my life one continuous longing for places I’ll likely never see again, at least in this lifetime.

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Journal Entry, Oct. 13, 2004, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, South Pacific: I went for a run on a paved road, up, around, down and over. A few unnerving roosters were the only sign of life. The Hiva Oa peak looms large and reminds me of the movie, “Joe Versus The Volcano.” I half expect Tom Hanks to jump out of the jungle wearing a lei. This island feels less claustrophobic than the last because the bay doesn’t cut as deeply inland. It seems the other island has an inward focus, whereas this one projects outward. I have mosquito bites everywhere. Instead of a savage tan, I’ll come away with savage red bumps, but this run is worth it. I wonder how I can make my living here? Four years later, the location changed, but the sentiment remains the same. Journal Entry, April 24, 2008, The Pantanal, Brazil: We were in the Jeep by 5:30 a.m. to look for giant tapirs grazing on the side of the road, but they must have been sleeping. Instead of riding back in the Jeep, I ran the four kilometers back to the ranch before the sun rose too high and too hot. Straight ahead all I could see was tall grass lining the pasture and marking the edge of the Pantanal. Jaguars could be lurking anywhere. Farther down the road past the ironwood cattle guard, solid as metal and much more beautiful, the road dips 64 Competitor June 2011

into the ranch oasis. There’s a cluster of yellow buildings with a chapel. The original owner is buried out back and Brazilian meat sheep graze over his grave. Birds squawk, and the long tile verandah in front of the ranch house is lined with palms, inviting my grumbling stomach to breakfast. All I want to do is sit down in that roped chair and start rocking. I want to stay here forever. Stephanie Pearson is a contributing editor for Outside magazine. [ABOVE] A BHUTANESE FARMHOUSE WITH PHALLIC SYMBOLS AT THE ENTRANCE PEARSON RAN BY IN BHUTAN. THREE OF PEARSON’S LAST ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDE JOURNEYS TO THE FALKLAND ISLANDS, MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP AND NICARAGUA.

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Editor’s Pick: Top Three Coastal Races Beach to Chowder Half-Marathon June 18 • Long Beach, Wash. Beachtochowder.com

Dog friendly! Bring Fido out for some exercise.

Chowder might not be what you typically crave after a long run, but the steaming hot clam chowder waiting for you at the finish line of the Beach to Chowder Half-Marathon, 5K and 10K is hard to pass up. No matter which distance race you choose, the course is sure to take you on a great run through Long Beach, Wash. The half-marathon course runs onto packed sand and through the ocean dunes to the memorable “world’s longest beach finish.” Race directors even allow Fido to join in, so bring him out for a little exercise; just make sure he stays on his leash.

San Francisco Marathon and HalfMarathon July 31 • San Francisco Thesfmarathon.com

Long Beach ICB Marathon and Half-Marathon Oct. 9 • Long Beach, Calif. Runlongbeach.com

You might have seen the Golden Gate Bridge through the fog on your last trip into this historical city, but you’ve never run across it with 25,000 other people. Challenge yourself to run the full marathon, one of two half-marathons, a 5K, or a progressive marathon that you complete on race day. Don’t forget to do some hill training; San Francisco is known for its steep streets and crooked roads and these courses won’t let you forget about them. But the view of the bay and the finisher’s shirt is worth all the pain and hard work.

If beautiful weather, a flat course and beach views are your three requirements for a great race, the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and HalfMarathon are perfect picks. Choose from the full or half-marathon, a 5K or even a 26.2-mile bike tour, then race your heart out along one of Southern California’s most beautiful coastlines. Run the Long Beach Marathon along with the OC Marathon and the Surf City Marathon in one year to complete the Beach Cities Challenge and score a sweet medal and bragging rights.

The League of American Bicyclists,

a member-supported bicycle advocacy group, named Stanford University, University of California, Davis and University of California, Santa Barbara, among the country’s top bicycle-friendly college campuses. The rankings were released in March and determined by the universities’ visible support for cyclists, such as secure bike parking and organized rides. Stanford University ranked number one, with 21.7 percent of people on campus commuting by bike, according to the League’s press release. Bikeleague.org —Erin Beresini

@EvanJager Stomach is completely jacked. Most people would be pissed about that. I’m happy because its a sign I just had a good workout. —Evan Jager, professional runner in Portland, Ore.

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ON THE RADAR [ pacific west ] P Trail guide

By the NumBers

Pacific West

Covering 5,100 acres, Portland’s Forest Park is the largest forested, natural area within city limits in the U.S., and is an endurance athlete’s haven. With more than 70 miles of trails, fire lanes and gravel roads, runners and cyclists can go for long workouts without worrying about traffic signals or getting business calls mid-run. Even though Forest Park is within Portland city limits, it is traffic light free, and the lush plants and dense tree cover make cell phone service spotty at best.

H 29th Avenue and Upshur Street H Portland, Ore. H Portlandonline.com

There are several trails that crisscross the park and all are open to runners, equestrians and hikers. Mountain bikers can enjoy the almost 30 miles of challenging routes with hundreds of feet of elevation change. The most popular route for runners and dogwalkers is the Leif Erickson Trail, an 11-mile stretch of dirt road that is marked every quarter-mile. Bring water with you as there is no filtered water in the park. To protect the park, the Forest Park Conser-

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Number of people who participated in the 1986 Bay to Breakers, earning a Guinness World Record for largest running event, surpassed only by the Run for the Pasig River in October 2010 with more than 160,000 participants.

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Miles 12-member teams run in the Hood to Coast Relay Race.

Number of athletic fields in the Seattle area.

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vancy team launched the “All Trails Challenge,” a seven-month fundraiser that encourages local runners, hikers, mountain bikers and anyone else who uses the park to traverse all 70 miles of trails as a way to raise money and awareness for the park. The challenge started in March and runs through October. You still have plenty of time to check out the trails and join the challenge.

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Portland was ranked the second most ecofriendly and “green” city in the world, falling only behind Reykjavík, Iceland. Source: Grist Magazine

of Portlanders that bike to work—the highest proportion of any major U.S. city.

Forest Park photo courtesty of Portland Parks and Recreation

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ON THE RADAR [ PACIFIC WEST ] TOP SHOP

Eat the Cookie

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Movin Shoes • 1892 Garnet Ave. | San Diego • 6105 Lake Murray Blvd. | La Mesa, Calif • 897 S Coast Highway | Encinitas, Calif.

Movin Shoes has been supporting the running community in San Diego for more than 33 years and its staff is still as excited about the sport as the day the doors opened. With three locations throughout San Diego County, Movin Shoes is ready to get you into the right shoes and then invite you to go for a run in your new kicks. The EnIn the cinitas and Pacific summer, Beach stores host weekly coastal up to 150 runs year-round, runners rain or shine, join Movin on Monday and Shoes in Wednesday nights, Encinitas, respectively.

Calif. for their weekly runs.

“We welcome people of all abilities to any of the weekly runs,” Carl

Brandt, owner of Movin Shoes, said. The Encinitas store offers 3-, 5- and 6-mile routes to choose from and the PB group goes out for a 5.5-mile run along the bay. “It’s a good way to meet people and to get information on races and training,” said Dianna Chivakos, a buyer for the PB store. The store often has giveaways, from shoes to watches to socks, as a way to thank patrons for supporting the store. Brandt is proud of what his store has become since opening in 1977 and is confident in his staff of running experts. Many of the staff members are coaches or former coaches for local schools and teams. “Everyone who works here is a runner,” Brandt said. “Although, some of us are past our prime. Some of us have been working here over 20 years.”

@resurrectedrunr Have gained nearly 10 lbs. since my abs quest ended three wks ago. Ashamed? Nah. It’s all muscle gain ;-)

—Colin Hayes, just an average guy who runs in Everett, Wash. You can follow his running blog at Resurrected runner.blogspot.com.

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With race season in full swing, sports nutritionist and owner of Momentum Nutrition and Fitness in Seattle, Emily Edison, MS, RD, has noticed a rise in the number of endurance athletes who are under-fueling because of pressure to hit race weight. Instead of cutting calories to lose the extra You can seek out more of Emily Edison’s pounds, which nutrition advice at leads to under Momentum4health.com. performance, Edison has some different advice: Eat the cookie. “We know that calorie restriction and exercise lead to weight loss, but with the amount of training many runners and triathletes are putting in, cutting calories is not the path to success,” Edison explained. Restricting calories and certain foods more often than not lead to cravings and hunger in the evening. “If you are craving a chocolate-chip cookie then have it after you train to refuel, rather than still craving it at night and eating it before bed,” Edison said. “You would never train for an Ironman without a training plan. A plan for your nutrition is just as important.”


ON THE RADAR [ PACIFIC WEST ]  MY FAVORITE THINGS

Just months after graduating from high school at 18, Allyson Felix won the silver medal in the 200 meters at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics. Now 25, Felix lives in Playa Vista, Calif., and trains on the UCLA campus. Competitor caught up with the world-class sprinter after one of her five-hour daily workouts as she prepares for the world championships this summer and the 2012 London Olympics.

FAVORITE PLACE TO RUN Venice Beach

“I love to run along the beach and be by the water—it’s a great distraction from running.” FAVORITE RUNNING STORE

Niketown on Rodeo Drive

“They have everything. Whatever you need is there. You always end up getting more than you came in for.” FAVORITE RACE

Kiwanis Six Flags Magic Mountain 5K

“Where I went to high school in Valencia there is a 5K that benefits the senior center, and it is always a lot of fun.”

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FAVORITE DESSERT

Ice cream, Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk.

FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD IN LA “Hollywood. It’s a cool place and I like to shop there and just hang out and grab lunch.” FAVORITE MUSIC WHILE WORKING OUT “I listen to all differenttypes of stuff. Lately, I really like Cee Lo’s latest album, ‘The Lady Killer.’”

FAVORITE WAY TO KICK BACK “I love riding my bike along the beach, and relaxing and shopping in Hollywood and Santa Monica—wherever there is good shopping. I’m in gym clothes every single day so its fun to shop for other clothes to wear out.” FAVORITE POST-WORKOUT DRINK

G Series Fit by Gatorade

“They are more like a smoothie and are pretty fruity. I like all the flavors, but strawberry banana is my favorite.”

To submit an item for [ On The Radar ] contact Llogan@competitorgroup.com. ALL STORIES BY LINZAY LOGAN

Build Your Butt With the Glute Ham Raise

recommends the “glute Doug Holt, owner of ham raise.” This exerConditioning Specialcise is best performed ist, a personal training using a glute ham studio in Santa Barbench, but can also bara, Calif., has been be done at home with pushing athletes to the help of a friend or their fullest potential something to anchor for 17 years. When your feet. working with endurStart on your knees ance athletes, Holt said with your feet securely they often neglect the anchored behind you back of their bodby slipping your feet ies, specifically the under a couch or counglutes and hamstrings, ter, or with a partner because those are the holding your ankles. muscles they can’t see It is important to in the mirror. Spending maintain good posture a significant amount of throughout time sitting the movein the car, ment—chest at a desk or Get more workout, shoulder on the couch out tips from blades back doesn’t help, Doug Holt by and down, as sitting visiting Condi and the shortens and tioningspecial pelvis in a weakens the ists.com. neutral posimuscles in tion. Once you the back of are secure, the legs, Holt slowly lower your explained. body towards the Holt stresses floor with your arms that the glutes and crossed over your hamstrings are two chest, making sure to of a runner’s most maintain correct posimportant powerhouse ture throughout the muscle groups and movement. Reverse the strengthening them should be a key aspect movement, contracting the hamstrings and of a training plan. glutes, to pull yourself “They provide the most back to the starting power for runners. The position. more power, the more Complete two to potential for increases four sets of eight to 12 in speed,” Holt said. reps. Incorporate this Along with squats exercise one to two and lunges, which are times per week into exercises that target your current program. these muscles, Holt

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Allyson Felix


THE PENGUIN CHRONICLES [ BY JOHN BINGHAM ]

The power of each of us is amplified by all of us.

Summer was all about baseball when I was growing up. From the day school let out in June until we went back in September, there was always a baseball mitt hanging over the handlebars of my bicycle. If I were alone, I would throw the red rubber ball against the back wall of the house for hours. If I could find a friend, we’d play catch. If there were three of us, we’d play running the bases. If there were four of us, and one of us had a bat, we’d go to the field and play bounce or fly. With five boys we’d play “500,” where we’d earn points by catching the ball. What made baseball so great was that it could be played alone or in groups large and small. I’ve found the same to be true about running. Currently, I do much of my running and walking alone. It’s not so much by choice that I run alone but by circumstance. As I’ve done more solitary running, I’ve rediscovered the quiet contemplation that only comes when I’m moving. It’s not that I’m opposed to stationary contemplation, it’s just that for me, the act of moving seems

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to unlock my creative storeroom. There are times, though, when I get the chance to run with a buddy. These are the magic runs where two people can erase the differences between them and find themselves unified in effort. There’s something about running in tandem with another person that frees me from the bondage of my own concerns. When the group grows to three or four, the run becomes more of a physical, emotional and spiritual stew. Each of us brings our own unique ingredient to the mix. The power of each of us is amplified by all of us. There’s a sense of shared purpose and common goals that seems to only come through synchronized effort. From time to time I find myself running with larger groups of 40, 50 or more. At that size it’s impossible to connect with anyone but impossible to ignore the connection of everyone. Often these groups are tied together by a cause and when their efforts are in the service of a greater good, the energy created is enough to change the world. But the greatest joy for me is lining up at the starting line of a race. It

doesn’t matter if it’s with 100 people at a local 5K or with 30,000 people at a major half- or full marathon. Standing at the start, looking around at all the anxious participants, feeling their eagerness, knowing that in time we will all be released to chase a dream, is almost overpowering. Standing with others who are all prepared to put it all on the line, I feel both larger and smaller than who I am otherwise. I am one of them. I am willing, as they are, to risk failure in the pursuit of success. I am willing, as they are, to try to find the best of me in public. I concede, as they do, that there is no room for my ego on a racecourse. I am only one person but I am part of an enormous community. Unlike the baseball of my youth, I know that I will never outgrow my desire to run. As long as there are unexplored places in my soul I know that I am going to lace up my shoes and go in search of myself. Waddle on, friends. John Bingham, aka The Penguin, will share his running tales and experiences every month. Have a story of your own to share or a topic you’d like The Penguin to consider? E-mail him at Thepenuin@johnbingham.com.

Illustration by Neil Numberman

Camaraderie in Sport Helps Us Find Our True Selves


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Aids/LifeCycle San Francisco, 866-245-3424, aidslifecycle.org

6/14/11 Over the Hump Series Irvine, john@overthehumpseries.com, raceoc.com

calendar 6/15/11 Race Across the West Oceanside, 303-717-229, rick. boethling@raceacrossamerica. org, raceacrossthewest.org Race Across America Oceanside, 303-717-2229, rick@ raceacrossamerica.org, raceacrossamerica.org 6/18/11 Race Across America Teams Oceanside, 866-4604288, raceacrossamerica.org 6/19/11 Ride the Bear Big Bear, CA, 909.633.6729, teambigbear@ aol.com, teambigbear.com Bicycle Tour of Yosemite Country lake Tahoe, 714-2674591, info@cyclingescapes. com , cyclingescapes.com Central Coast Circuit Race Series #5 Monterey, ncnca.org 6/20/11 Classic Climbs of the Sierra Bishop, 714-267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com , cyclingescapes.com Climbing Camp - Sequoia & Redwood Forests Kernville, 7142674591, info@ cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com 6/21/11 Over the Hump Series Irvine, john@overthehumpseries.com, raceoc.com 6/24/11 BetterRide Downhill Mountain Bike Camp Northstar, 970-335-8226, Info@ BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net 6/25/11 Spring Hill Road Race Petaluma, ncnca.org 6/26/11 Bicycle Tour of Lake Tahoe and Sierras lake Tahoe, 714-

267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com , cyclingescapes.com Burlingame Criterium Burlingame, 650-348-6701, burlingamecriterium.com

Novato, colavitaracing-norcal. com Watsonville Criterium Watsonville, 209-533-4996, velopromo.com, ncnca.org

6/28/11 Over the Hump Series Irvine, john@overthehumpseries.com, raceoc.com

7/23/11 Ancient Peaks MTB Classic Santa Margarita , 805 5410401, events@all-outevents. com, ancientpeaksclassic.com

7/2/11 Central Coast Circuit Race Series #6 Monterey, ncnca.org

7/26/11 Over the Hump Series Irvine, john@overthehumpseries.com, raceoc.com

Leesville Gap Road Race Williams, 209-533-4996, velopromo.com, ncnca.org 7/3/11 Bicycle Tour of Lake Tahoe and Sierras lake Tahoe, 714267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com , cyclingescapes.com 7/4/11 Classic Climbs of the Sierras Bishop, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com , cyclingescapes.com Davis Fourth of July Criterium Davis, dbcraceteam. org, ncnca.org 7/9/11 NCNCA Championship TTT Dublin, fremontraceteam.org, ncnca.org Tour of the California Alps Death Ride 30th Anniversary Markleeville, 530-694-2475, info@deathride.com, deathride.com 7/10/11 Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis Davis, teamlivestrong@ livestrong.org, teamlivestrong. org Lodi Cycle Fest Lodi, deltavelo.com, ncnca.org 7/16/11 Colavita NorCal Grand Prix

7/28/11 High Altitude Cycling Camp Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Lakes, info@fitnesscoaching. us, 7/30/11 Central Coast Circuit Race Series #7 Monterey, ncnca.org Mount Diablo Hill Climb Walnut Creek, c4racing.org, ncnca.org 8/2/11 Over the Hump Series Irvine, john@overthehumpseries.com, raceoc.com 8/7/11 Paterson Pass Road Race Tracy, 209-533-4996, velopromo.com, ncnca.org Tour de Peninsula San Mateo, 650-321-1638, TdP@ supportparks.org, supportparks.org/tdp/ Safeway Fast & Furious Pleasanton Criterium Pleasanton, 805-323-6842, info@ fastandfuriouspleasanton.com, fastandfuriouspleasanton.com 8/9/11 Over the Hump Series Irvine, john@overthehumpseries.com, raceoc.com 8/13/11

The Original Mud Run June 18, Portland, Ore. Six miles of running and more than a dozen obstacles make the Original Mud Run one of the dirtiest events of the year. Theoriginalmudrun.com

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CALENDAR [ pacific west ]

Event Spot Light Urban Dare June 18, Seattle July 23, San Jose, Calif. Aug. 6, La Jolla, Calif. Aug. 20, Long Beach, Calif. Sept. 10, San Francisco

Teams of two work together to solve clues that test your mental and physical skills. Part trivia contest, part mental challenge and part physical race, this race will explore the city like you’ve never done before. Urbandare.com

78 Competitor June 2011

Dunnigan Hills Road Race Yolo, 209-533-4996, velopromo. com, ncnca.org 8/14/11 Suisun Harbor Criterium Suisun, 209-533-4996, velopromo.com, ncnca.org Tour d’Organics Sebastopol, 707 823-1511, scc@seb.org, seb.org 8/16/11 Over the Hump Series Irvine, john@overthehumpseries.com, raceoc.com 8/20/11 Midnight Madness Fun Bicycle Ride San Diego, 619338-9981, tolson@ sandiegohostels.org, sandiegomidnightmadness. org/ San Ardo Road Race San Ardo, 209-533-4996, velopromo.com, ncnca.org 8/21/11 2-Wheel Racing Criterium Rohnert Park, 2wheelracing. com, ncnca.org University Road Race Santa

Cruz, 209-533-4996, velopromo. com, ncnca.org

john@overthehumpseries.com, raceoc.com

Stinson Beach, 415-284-9720, californiaroadclub.org, ncnca. org

RosaritoEnsenadaBikeRide@ gmail.com, RosaritoEnsenada. com

8/23/11 Over the Hump Series Irvine, john@overthehumpseries.com, raceoc.com

9/4/11 Esparto Time Trial Esparto, 209-533-4996, velopromo.com, ncnca.org

9/12/11 Cycling Climbing Camp Santa Monica Mtns Agoura Hills, 714-267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com

9/25/11 Tour of Big Sur and the California Coast Monterey, 714-267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com

8/27/11 Ride of the Immortals Ridgecrest, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com, sonofdeathride.com

9/5/11 Classic Climbs of the Sierras Bishop, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com , cyclingescapes.com Giro di San Francisco San Francisco, 209-533-4996, velopromo.com, ncnca.org

9/17/11 California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour San Francisco to Los Angeles, 323-954-5760 x238, arobertson@arthritis. org, CaliforniaCoastClassic.org

Oakland Grand Prix Oakland, 209-533-4996, velopromo.com, ncnca.org

8/28/11 Classic Climbs of the Sierras Bishop, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com , cyclingescapes.com

9/9/11 San Rafael Twilight Criterium San Rafael, projectsport.com, ncnca.org

Bike MS: Waves to Wine San Francisco, 415-230-6678, liz. bernstein@nmss.org, wavestowine.org

That Which Does Not Kill Us Makes Us Stronger Ridgecrest, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com, sonofdeathride.com

9/10/11 Race Across America Cycling Challenge Sacramento, (303) 442-7223, rick@raceacrossamerica.org, raceacrossamerica.org

Echelon Palo Alto Gran Fondo and Challenge Palo Alto, info@echelongranfondo. org, granfondo.org

Vacaville Gran Prix Vacaville, 209-533-4996, velopromo.com, ncnca.org

Fiesta Island Time Trial Series Fiesta Island, fittdirector@sdbc.org, fiestaisland.com

Bike The Bay San Diego, 619269-6873, webmaster@ bikethebay.net, bikethebay.net

8/30/11 Over the Hump Series Irvine,

Mt. Tamalpais Hill Climb

Henleyville Road Race Henleyville, 209-533-4996, velopromo.com, ncnca.org 9/24/11 Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride Rosarito Beach Baja MX, 877-249-1224,

Whitney Classic Lone Pine , 559-642-3899, jair@ summitadventure.com, summitadventure.com/whitney. htm 10/1/11 Bike MS: Coastal Challenge 2011 Ventura, 310-479-4456, kari.boatner@nmss.org, bikemssocal.org Redlands Rotary Ride Redlands, rotaryride@gmail. com, 10/2/11 Seismic Challenge San Francisco, 415-487-3053, eventinfo@sfaf.org, seismicchallenge.org


CALENDAR [ pacific west ]

Event Spot Light Summer Solstice Watermelon Run June 23, Long Beach, Calif. This Thursday night event features a 5-mile run/3K walk on a fast and scenic loop around the El Dorado Lakes. But most importantly, they’ll be plenty of watermelon after the run for all finishers. Tryusevents.com

80 Competitor June 2011

10/9/11 Fiesta Island Time Trial Series Fiesta Island, fittdirector@sdbc.org, fiestaisland.com 10/15/11 Ride to Cure Diabetes Death Valley, 2149122648, keithgrust@yahoo.com, ride. jdrfdallas.org/ride.html Million Dollar Challenge San Francisco - San Diego, 858-2103510, vikki@ challengedathletes.org, challengedathletes.org 10/16/11 Tour of Solvang Wine Country Solvang, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com 10/17/11 Cycling Climbing Camp Santa Monica Mtns Agoura Hills, 714-267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com/ bicycletours/california/ climbingcamp/biketour.html 10/21/11 Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge

Gran Fondo Santa Rosa, 707478-9034, los@bikemonkey. net, levisgranfondo.com 10/22/11 Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour Carlsbad, 760-448-8413, jerry. russell@nmss.org, biketofinishMS.com Race Across America Cycling Challenge Orange County, (303) 442-7223, rick@ raceacrossamerica.org, raceacrossamerica.org 10/23/11 Tour de Cove La Jolla, 858-2103515, jennifer@ challengedathletes.org, challengedathletes.org 10/25/11 SLO Gran Fondo San Luis Obispo, 805 748 1478, events@ all-outevents.com, slogranfondo.com 10/31/11 Cycling Climbing Camp Santa Monica Mountains Agoura Hills, 7142674591, info@ cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com/ bicycletours/california/ climbingcamp/biketour.html

11/5/11 Solvang Prelude Buellton, bikeice@aol.com, bikescor.com 11/6/11 Bicycle Tour - San Diego to Palm Springs San Diego, 714267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com Dinosaur Dash 5K, 10K, Kid’s Fun Run & 50K Bike Tour Tustin, 714-832-6299, info@ tpsf.net, tpsf.net 11/12/11 12 Hours Of Temecula #3 Temecula, 951-294-7191, jr@12hrsoftemcula.com, socalendurance.com

climbingcamp/biketour.html 11/20/11 Bicycle Tour of Joshua Tree Palm Springs, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com 11/25/11 Fiesta Island Time Trial Series Fiesta Island, fittdirector@sdbc.org, fiestaisland.com 12/12/11 Cycling Climbing Camp Agoura Hills, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com/ bicycletours/california/ climbingcamp/biketour.html

11/13/11 Bicycle Tour of Death Valley Death Valley, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com

12/17/11 Immortal Climbs Series 7,000’ warmup Agoura Hills, 714-267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com

11/14/11 Cycling Climbing Camp Santa Monica Mountains Agoura Hills, 7142674591, info@ cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com/ bicycletours/california/

12/26/11 Hi-USA Christmas Bike Trip San Diego, tolson@ sandiegohostels.org, sandiegohostels.org/events/ xmas_bike_ride.html

Marathon/half Marathon 6/5/11 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon San Diego, 800-3111225, rnrsd@competitorgroup. com, runrocknroll.com 7/17/11 Napa To Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon Napa/Sonoma, 707-933-1769, raceinfo@destinationraces. com, napa2sonoma.com 8/28/11 Santa Rosa Marathon Santa Rosa, 707-546-7356, osarabi@Fusionfitness.biz , thesantarosamarathon.com 9/4/11 Disneyland Half Marathon, Family Fun Run 5K Anaheim, 407-938-3398, disneyworldsports.disney. go.com 9/5/11 ZombieRunner Vasona Lake Run, (5 mile, Half Marathon) Los Gatos, events@coastaltrailruns. com, coastaltrailruns.com/


CALENDAR [ PACIFIC WEST ] vl_vasona_lake.html 9/17/11 Big Sur Trail Marathon, Half Marathon and 5 Mile Big Sur, envirosports.com 9/25/11 Lake Tahoe Marathon Lake Tahoe, 530-544-7095, Leswright@sbcglobal.net , laketahoemarathon.com 10/2/11 Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, 800-311-1255, rnrsj@ competitorgroup.com, runrocknroll.com 10/8/11 Golden Hills Trail Marathon Berkeley, 510-525-0337, firetrails50@gmail.com , goldenhillsmarathon.net 10/9/11 The Five Cities Marathon & Half Marathon Pomona, rodolfo.yela@ fivecitiesmarathon.com, fivecitiesmarathon.com 10/16/11 California Wine Country Marathon and HalfMarathon Healdsburg, 707-888-6256, info@ eventswithsole.com , winecountrymarathon.org/ events.html Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Redcrest, 707-443-1220, director@redwoodsmarathon. org , redwoodsmarathon.org Nike Women’s Marathon and Half Marathon San Francisco, nike@tricalifornia.com , nikemarathon.com 10/23/11 Grape Stomp Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Livermore, 831.419.0883, Penni@ finishlineproduction.com, finishlineproduction.com Morgan Hill Marathon & Half Morgan Hill, 408-782-6406, info@mhmarathon.com, mhmarathon.com 10/29/11 Napa Valley Wine Country Trail Marathon and Half

Event Spot Light 82 Competitor June 2011

Marathon Calistoga, info@envirosports.com , envirosports.com 10/30/11 Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Los Angeles, 800-311-1255, rnrla@competitorgroup.com, runrocknroll.com 11/5/11 Stinson Beach Marathon Stinson Beach, 415-868-1829, info@envirosports.com , envirosports.com 11/6/11 Santa Clarita Marathon & Half Santa Clarita, 661-2554918, pdowning@santa-clarita. com, scmarathon.org Two Cities Marathon and Half Marathon Fresno, twocitiesmarathon.com Eye-Q Two Cities Marathon and Half Marathon Fresno and Clovis, Talley, info@ twocitiesmarathon.com, runfresno.com 11/12/11 Catalina Eco Marathon Avalon, info@spectrumsports. net, catalinaecomarathon.com Select Staffing Santa Barbara International Marathon Santa Barbara, 805637-7417, sbimarathon@cox. net, sbimarathon.com 11/13/11 Malibu International Marathon and Half Marathon Malibu, 800-985-9783, info@ malibuintmarathon.com , malibuintmarathon.com 12/3/11 North Face Endurance Challenge Championship San Francisco, endurancechallenge@ hawkeyeww.com , thenorthface.com/ endurancechallenge 12/4/11 29th Annual California International Marathon Folsom to Sacramento, runcim@jhu.edu, runcim.org

MULTISPORT

6/2/11 TRIFECTA Santa Clarita , events@tricalifornia.com, trifectaworld.com/ Splash & Dash Cupertino, info@thresholdracing.com, thresholdracing.com 6/4/11 27th Annual TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Herald, bill@totalbodyfitness. com, tbfracing.com 6/5/11 Morro Bay Triathlon Morro Bay , 805 541-0401, events@alloutevents.com, morrobaytri. com CEO Challenge at Escape from Alcatraz San Francisco, 720-222-3043, ted@ ceochallenges.com, ceochallenges.com Tri for Real Herald, bill@ totalbodyfitness.com, tbfracing.com 6/8/11 Tri Rock - Training Program San Diego, 858-279-5570, jrobinson@rehabunited.com, racetostopms.com 6/11/11 Silicon Valley Sprint/Long Course Triathlon San Jose, 408-515-2860, ryan@ usaproductions.org, usaproductions.org Mermaid Triathlon & Duathlon Almadea Alameda, info@mermaidtriathlon.com, mermaidseries.com 6/12/11 Redondo Beach Triathlon Redondo Beach, 310-408-2414, tc@tctriporductions.com, rbtriathlon.com Silicon Valley International Triathlon San Jose, 408-5152860, ryan@usaproductions. org, usaproductions.org Camarillo Duathlon #1 Camarillo, 805-258-3779, bill@ elitesportsvc.com, camarilloduathlon.com 6/18/11 Central Coast Adventure Challenge san luis obispo, 805

Double Dipsea Handicap Race June 25, Stinson Beach, Calif. The Double Dipsea is an out-and-back race along the Dipsea Trail. It offers a handicap format—slower runners start first—to allow all runners to compete for the top prize. Doubledipsea.com


CALENDAR [ pacific west ]

Event Spot Light Golden Gate Triathlon June 26, San Francisco This Olympic- and sprint-distance event highlights San Francisco’s great views. The swim will take place along the coast of Crissy Field, the bike leg explores the Presidio and the run is outand-back over the Golden Gate Bridge. Trifreaks.com

84 Competitor June 2011

541-0401, events@alloutevents.com, ccadventure. com Tri for Fun #1 Pleasanton, 209795-7832, info@ onyourmarkevents.com , onyourmarkevents.com 6/19/11 20th Annual Pacific Beach Self-Transcendence Swim & Run San Diego, 619-280-0735, vasudha@ix.netcom.com, us. srichinmoyraces.org 6/25/11 Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim San Francisco, 415-868-1829, info@ envirosports.com, envirosports.com 6/26/11 Golden Gate Triathlon San Francisco, 714-329-0520, info@ trifreaks.com, trifreaks.com/ GoldenGateTri.aspx Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon Ventura, information@triforlife2011. com, triforlife2011.com Race to Stop MS - SD International Triathlon San Diego, 858-279-5570,

jrobinson@rehabunited.com, racetostopms.com 7/3/11 Jenny’s Light Kids Triathlon San Jose, info@ thresholdracinginc.com, thresholdracinginc.com 7/7/11 Splash & Dash Cupertino, info@thresholdracing.com, thresholdracing.com 7/8/11 San Francisco Triathlon at Treasure Island San Francisco, events@ tricalifornia.com, tricalifornia. com 7/10/11 AquaTerra Monterey Monterey, aquaterraracing@ gmail.com, Aquaterraracing. com Carlsbad Triathlon Carlsbad , carlsbadtriathlon.com TRI for KIDS Triathon Sacramento, bill@ totalbodyfitness.com, tbfracing.com 7/16/11

Tri for Fun #2 Pleasanton, 209-795-7832, onyourmarkevents.com

raceinfo@vineman.com, active. com

7/17/11 Strawberry Fields Triathlon Oxnard, 310.944.4200, info@ strawberryfieldstri.com, strawberryfieldstri.com

7/23/11 Catfish Crawl Open Water Swim - South Bay Cupertino, 408-515-2860, ryan@ usaproductions.org, usaproductions.org

Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim San Francisco, events@ tricalifornia.com, tricalifornia. com

Eppie’s Great Race Sacramento, 916-381-0255, eppie@thegreatrace.org, thegreatrace.org

Dip and Dash Aquathlon #1 Santa Cruz, 831.419.0883, Penni@finishlineproduction. com, finishlineproduction.com/ events/Dip%20n%20Dash/ DipnDash.html 27th Annual La Jolla SelfTranscendence Swim & Run La Jolla, 619-280-0735, vasudha@ix.netcom.com, us. srichinmoyraces.org Donner Lake International & Sprint Triathlon Truckee, info@7thwave.com, bigblueadventure.com Vineman Ironman 70.3 Guerneville, 707-528-1630,

7/24/11 Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon Solana Beach, 8582681250, info@ kozenterprises.com, kozenterprises.com Alcatraz Triathlon Escape From the Rock San Francisco, envirosports.com, active.com 7/30/11 Barb’s Race Half Ironman Guerneville, 707-528-1630, amy@vineman.com, vineman. com Lake Tahoe 24 Adventure Race Lake Tahoe, bigblueadventure.com

Vineman Triathlon Guerneville, 707-528-1630, info@vineman.com, vineman. com 7/31/11 California International Triathlon Pleasanton, 408-5152860, info@usaproductions. org, usaproductions.org Goleta Beach Triathlon Goleta, 805-705-2477, goletabchtri@aol.com, goletabeachtriathlon.com 8/4/11 Splash & Dash Cupertino, info@thresholdracing.com, thresholdracing.com 8/6/11 SC Triathlon (Sprint and International) Open Water Swim Clinic 2011 Santa Cruz, 831-662-3993, terri@ terrischneider.net, terrischneider.net/clinics/html/ swimming.html Camp Pendleton Sprint Triathlon Camp Pendleton, 760-725-6836, cpraces@y-events.com, camppendletonraces.com


CALENDAR [ pacific west ] USAT Junior and Youth National Championship San Diego, 719-597-9090 ext 118, nationalevents@usatriathlon. org, usatnationalevents.org USA Triathlon Junior Olympic Festival San Diego, 719-5979090, nationalevents@ usatriathlon.org, usatnationalevents.org Xterra Snow Valley Triathlon/Duathalon Running Springs,CA, 626-482-4416, info@xterrasnowvalley.com, xterrasnowvalley.com 8/13/11 Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon Santa Cruz, 831-419-0883, info@finishlineproduction. com, finishlineproduction.com

8/27/11 Golden Gate To Bay Bridge Swim San Francisco, waterworldswim.com, active. com Santa Barbara Triathlon Santa Barbara, 805-682-1634, racedirector@ santabarbaratriathlon.com, santabarbaratriathlon.com 9/3/11 Practice Wharf Swim for the Santa Cruz and Big Kahuna Triathlons Santa Cruz, 831662-3993, terri@ terrischneider.net, terrischneider.net

Folsom Long Course/Sprint Triathlon Folsom, 408-5152860, info@usaproductions. org, usaproductions.org

9/4/11 Camarillo Duathlon #3 Camarillo, 805-258-3779, bill@ elitesportsvc.com, camarilloduathlon.com

8/14/11 Santa Cruz International Triathlon Santa Cruz , 831.419.0883, info@ finishlineproduction.com, finishlineproduction.com

9/9/11 Triathlon at Pacific Grove Pacific Grove, events@ tricalifornia.com, tricalifornia. com

Camarillo Duathlon #2 Camarillo, 805-258-3779, bill@ elitesportsvc.com, camarilloduathlon.com

9/10/11 TBF Super Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Herald, bill@ totalbodyfitness.com, tbfracing.com

Dip and Dash Aquathlon #2 Santa Cruz, 831.419.0883, Penni@finishlineproduction. com, finishlineproduction.com/ events/Dip%20n%20Dash/ DipnDash.html

9/11/11 Pacific Coast Triathlon Newport Beach, 949 701-5590, billleach@sbcglobal.net, octriseries.com

Folsom Olympic Distance Triathlon Folsom , 408-5152860, ryan@usaproductions. org, usaproductions.org 8/20/11 Tri for Fun #3 Pleasanton, 209-795-7832, info@ onyourmarkevents.com , onyourmarkevents.com 8/21/11 Surf Town Triathlon & Duathlon Imperial Beach, 858.268.1250, info@ kozenterprises.com, kozenterprises.com San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz San Francisco,

Event Spot Light 86 Competitor June 2011

events@tricalifornia.com, tricalifornia.com

Crystal Cove Aquathlon Newport Beach, CA, 949 7015590, billleach@sbcglobal.net, octriseries.com TriRock San Diego San Diego, 1-800-311-1255, trirock@ competitorgroup.com, trirockseries.com Big Kahuna Triathlon Santa Cruz, 408-356-0518, info@ firstwave-events.com Luna Bar All Womens Triathlon Herald, 916-7743488, bill@totalbodyfitness. com , tbfracing.com 9/17/11 San Diego Triathlon Classic

San Diego, 619-523-2453, race@momentcyclesport.com, sandiegotriathlonclassic.com Nautica Malibu Triathlon Malibu, 818-707-8867, info@ nauticamalibutri.com, nauticamalibutri.com Tahoe Big Blue Adventure Race North Lake Tahoe, bigblueadventure.com 9/18/11 Iron Girl Lake Tahoe Women’s Triathlon El Dorado, 813-868-4747, info@irongirl. com, irongirl.com/Events/Lake_ Tahoe_South_Shore.htm Mermaid Triathlon & Duathlon Santa Cruz Aptos, info@mermaidtriathlon.com, mermaidseries.com Dip and Dash Aquathlon #3 Santa Cruz, 831.419.0883, Penni@finishlineproduction. com, finishlineproduction.com/ events/Dip%20n%20Dash/ DipnDash.html Long Beach Triathlon Long Beach, CA, info@ pacificsportsllc.com, 9/24/11 San Francisco Oyster Urban Adventure Race San Francisco, 303-777-6887, luann@teamsage.com, SFOyster.com See Jane Run Women’s Triathlon Pleasanton, 888606-4394, info@seejanerun. com, seejanerun.com The CLIF Bar Team Challenge Triathlon Granite Beach, bill@ totalbodyfitness.com , tbfracing.com 9/25/11 Bonelli Olympic & Steamboat Express Triathlon San Dimas, 626-3310169, trievents.com Granite Bay Triathlon & Duathlon Granite Bay, bill@ totalbodyfitness.com , tbfracing.com Kaiser Permanente LA Olympic & Sprint Triathlon Venice, 714-978-1528, info@ PacificSportsLLC.com,

Six Hours of Mt. Hood July 3, Mt. Hood, Ore. This six-hour mountain bike ride course consists of a six-to-eight mile loop with varied terrain at Ski Bowl East—and includes plenty of fun singletrack. Portlandracing.com/6hrs


CALENDAR [ PACIFIC WEST ]

Event Spot Light Tour of the California Alps Death Ride July 9, Markleeville, Calif. This ride makes no bones about it—you’re going to hurt. The 129mile ride features 15,000 feet of climbing and five mountain passes to traverse. Deathride.com

latriathlon.com Santa Cruz Triathlon Santa Cruz, santacruztriathlon.org Los Angeles Triathlon Los Angeles, CA, info@ pacificsportsllc.com, 9/30/11 Scott Tinley’s Adventures Arroyo Grande, events@ tricalifornia.com, tricalifornia. com 10/1/11 Tri, Girl, Tri - All Women’s Sprint Triathlon Napa, 4158681829, info@ envirosports.com, envirosports.com 10/2/11 Mission Bay Triathlon San Diego, 858.268.1250, info@ kozenterprises.com, kozenterprises.com/Triathlons/ missiondf84.htm Merced Gateway Triathlon Merced, 209-795-7832, info@ onyourmarkevents.com , onyourmarkevents.com 10/9/11 DiabloMan Triathlon Walnut

88 Competitor June 2011

Creek, 714-329-0520, info@ trifreaks.com, trifreaks.com/ DiabloManTri.aspx Columbia Muddy Buddy San Jose San Jose, 1-800-311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, muddybuddy.com Magic Mountain Man Triathlon Castaic Lake , 949975-1812, questions@ renegaderaceseries.com, renegaderaceseries.com San Diego Sharkfest Swim San Diego, 415-868-1829, info@ envirosports.com, envirosports.com Golden State Triathlon & Super Sprint Triathlon Sacramento, 916-774-3488, bill@totalbodyfitness.com, tbfracing.com 10/15/11 7th Annual Land Rover Pumpkinman Triathlon Las Vegas, race@bbsctri.com, bbsctri.com 10/16/11 Playa Del Rey Triathlon Playa Del Rey, CA, marcus@

vbcmultisport.com, playadelreytri.com SheROX Triathlon - San Diego, CA San Diego, barb@ phillytri.com, sheroxtri.com 10/23/11 San Diego Triathlon Challenge La Jolla, 858-2103515, jennifer@ challengedathletes.org, challengedathletes.org Kring & Chung Newport Beach Triathlon Newport Beach, 714-978-1528, info@ PacificSportsLLC.com, pacificsportsllc.com 10/27/11 AquaTerra 5K Championship San Francisco, Aquaterraracing@gmail.com, Aquaterraracing.com AquaTerra Ultima San Francisco, Aquaterraracing@ gmail.com, Aquaterraracing. com 10/28/11 AquaTerra 10K Championship San Francisco, Aquaterraracing@gmail.com, Aquaterraracing.com

10/29/11 AquaTerra 13.1 Championship San Francisco, Aquaterraracing@gmail.com, Aquaterraracing.com 10/30/11 AquaTerra 26.2 Championship San Francisco, Aquaterraracing@gmail.com, Aquaterraracing.com 11/5/11 Marin County Sprint Triathlon and Kids Triathlon San Rafael, 415-479-1013, trimark@comcast.net, marintriathlon.com Catalina Island Triathlon Avalon, 714-978-1528, pacificsportsllc.com Santa Catalina Triathlon Catalina Island, info@ pacificsportsllc.com, 11/6/11 Marin County Olympic Triathlon San Rafael, 415-4791013, trimark@comcast.net, marintriathlon.com 11/27/11 Turkey Triathlon San Dimas,

949-975-1812, questions@ renegaderaceseries.com, renegaderaceseries.com Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon San Dimas, 949-975-1812, questions@ renegaderaceseries.com, renegaderaceseries.com 1/14/12 Rio Bravo Rumble Bakersfield, 661-832-9737, tandbmonroe@hotmail.com, ggphysicaltherapy.com

OUTDOORS 6/11/11 Aquanfest San Mateo, (650)593-6060, info@ aquansports.com, aquansports.com 7/9/11 Big Bear PaddleFest Fawnskin, CA, (909) 8663414, twodooleys@mac. com, bigbearpaddlefest.com/ home.html

RUNNING 6/4/11 Canyon Meadow Trail Run (5 mi, Half Marathon, 18 mi,


CALENDAR [ pacific west ]

Event Spot Light Team Livestrong Challenge Ride Davis July 10, Davis, Calif. Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Challenge Ride series features 20-, 45-, 70- or 105-mile options. A post-ride party and beer tent will give everyone a reason to stick around and celebrate. Livestrong.org

90 Competitor June 2011

Marathon, 50 Km) Oakland, events@coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/cm_spr_ canyon_meadow.html Camp Pendleton World Famous Mud Run-Saturday Camp Pendleton, 760-725-6836, cpraces@y-events.com, camppendletonraces.com Fontana Days Run Fontana, 909349-6900, special.events@ fontana.org, fontanadaysrun. org Los Angeles Arthritis Walk Santa Monica, 323-954-5750, mduggan@arthritis.org, smdp. com Low Tide Beach Run Blast!!Carlsbad Beach Fest 2011 Carlsbad, 760-529-2479, tammyurie@yahoo.com, CarlsbadBeachFest.com Idyllwild 10K & 5K Run/ Walk Idyllwild, info@ KathyLoperEvents.com, Scavenger Dash San Francisco San Francisco, help@sierraadventuresports. com, scavengerdash.com

6/5/11 Camp Pendleton World Famous Mud Run-Sunday Camp Pendleton, 760-725-6836, cpraces@y-events.com, camppendletonraces.com Ojai 2 Ocean Marathon Ventura, 219-395-4503, tom@ competegreen.com, competegreen.com Hillsborough Family Fun Run Hillsborough, 209-795-7832-, info@onyourmarkevents.com, onyourmarkevents.com Platinum Performace State Street Mile Santa Barbara, 805-568-2316, RaceDirector@ sbmile.com, sbmile.com See Jane Run Women’s Half Marathon & 5K Alameda, 415814-1530, deb@seejanerun. com, seejanerun.com 6/6/11 Twin Peaks Loop 3.63 M San Francisco, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol.com, dserunners.com 6/8/11 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas (Full) - Training Program San Diego,

858-279-5570, jrobinson@ rehabunited.com, racetostopms.com 6/9/11 Peters Canyon Summer Trail Run Series #1 Tustin, 949-9751812, questions@ renegaderaceseries.com, renegaderaceseries.com 6/11/11 12th Northgate Downtown Anaheim 5K Anaheim, (714) 774-9551, candhobbes1@ yahoo.com, downtownanaheim. com Camp Pendleton World Famous Mud Run-Extra Saturday Camp Pendleton, 760-725-6836, cpraces@y-events.com, camppendletonraces.com Amica Downtown Anaheim 5K Anaheim , 714-774-9551, candhobbes1@yahoo.com, raceplace.com Border Run 5K San Ysidro, info@kathyloperevents.com, DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay So. Lake Tahoe, 530-877-9731, tahoerelay@

gmail.com, laketahoerelay.com 6/12/11 Coyote 5K & 10K San Diego, 619-265-7374, paul@sdri.net, dirtdevilracing.com San Lorenzo River Trail Run (10Km, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50Km) Santa Cruz, 999-999-9999, events@ coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/slr_san_ lorenzo_river.html Valley Crest Half Marathon Tarzana, 575-756-4217, active. com, trailrunevents.com 6/18/11 Armed Services YMCA Mud Run at Camp Pendleton Camp Pendleton, 760-725-6836, cpraces@y-events.com, camppendletonraces.com Bonita 5K Run/Walk Bonita, info@KathyLoperEvents.com, ZombieRunner San Francisco Run (10Km, Half Marathon) San Francisco, events@coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/sf_san_ francisco.html

6/19/11 Low Tide Ride and Stride Imperial Beach/Coronado, 619435-8334, coronadorotary@ sbcglobal.net, lowtiderideandstride.org Run in the Name of Love Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831-8183989, susanwlove@sbcglobal. net, runinthenameoflove.org Culver City 5K Run/Walk Culver City, 310-838-6588, info@sporteve.com, culvercityrunwalk.com Pleasanton Rotary Spirit Run 5K & 10K Pleasanton, 209-795-7832, info@ onyourmarkevents.com, onyourmarkevents.com Father’s Day Conservatory 5K San Francisco, 415-9780837, dserunclub@aol.com, dserunners.com 6/20/11 Burton Creek 1/2 & Marathon Trail Run Tahoe City, 530-546-1019, info@ bigblueadventure.com, bigblueadventure.com/pub/ main2.asp?daEvent= 54&daPageName=INTRO


CALENDAR [ PACIFIC WEST ]

Event Spot Light Carlsbad Triathlon July 10, Carlsbad, Calif. One of the oldest triathlons in the world, the Carlsbad Triathlon still draws a sellout crowd for its sprint-distance race each year at Tamarack State Beach. The race features a 1K swim, 25K bike and 5K run. Carlsbadtriathlon .com

6/23/11 Summer Solstice Watermelon Run Long Beach, 323-491-0917, TryUsEvents@ gmail.com, tryusevents.com/ 6/25/11 Double Dipsea Handicap Race Stinson Beach, 415-9780837, RunKenRun@aol.com, doubledipsea.com Western States Endurance Run Squaw Valley, 916-3878796, ultrasignup.com, ws100. com/home.html 6/26/11 Pasadena Health & Fitness Expo Pasadena,CA, 818 5125374, ryan@ pasadenafitexpo.com, pasadenafitexpo.com Coronado Low Tide Ride & Run Coronado, info@ kathyloperevents.com, 6/30/11 3rd Annual Running of the Bullipedes Folsom, sraevents@gmail.com, bullipedes.org 7/3/11

Hernia Hill Half Marathon, 10k & 5k Vallecito, halfmarathons.net 7/4/11 Surf City Run Huntington Beach, info@spectrumsports. net, surfcityrun.com/ Claremont Village Freedom 5000 Claremont, 909-9643870, tmross@verizon.net, ci.claremont.ca.us/ps. leisurerecreation.cfm?ID=1818 J.P. Blecksmith Memorial 5K San Marino, 310-496-5880, info@jpblecksmith.org, jpblecksmith.org Run San Ramon 5K & 10K San Ramon, 209-795-7832, info@ onyourmarkevents.com, onyourmarkevents.com Run to the Beach 5K and 10K Trail Run Kings Beach, 530546-1019, info@ bigblueadventure.com, bigblueadventure.com/pub/ main2.asp?daEvent= 67&daPageName=INTRO Squaw Valley Mountain Run 3.4 miles Squaw Valley, 530425-3313, squawmountainrun@

California Waterman & Waterwoman Championships July 16 & 17, 2011 San Clemente Pier “Come race in the Greatest Show on Surf !!!” Saturday July 16: Biathlon (1k swim, 5k run), 10k Distance Paddle Race (paddleboard, SUP, surf ski), Dash for Cash (swim sprint), Dory Races, 2k Surf Ski Race, 1.5k Paddleboard Sprint, 1k SUP Sprint, SUP Surf Relay, American Ironman & Beach Flags. Sunday July 17: 5K Beach Run, Aloha Challenge Relay (5 person - run, paddleboard, SUP, surf ski, swim), SUP 3.5 Mile Race, One Mile Ocean Swim, San Clemente Waterman Challenge (SUP, swim, run), Run-Swim-Run and Splash & Dash. Enjoy the family atmosphere, clean beaches, ocean art show, woodie car show, Saturday evening beach concert, children’s pavilion, expo and food festival at the Greatest Show on Surf.

For more information go to www.oceanfestival.org Register online at http://scof2011.eventbrite.com 92 Competitor June 2011

gmail.com, squawmountainrun. com/ Coronado Independence Day 15K/5K Coronado, info@ KathyLoperEvents.com, 7/7/11 Peters Canyon Summer Trail Run Series #2 Tustin, 949-9751812, questions@ renegaderaceseries.com, renegaderaceseries.com 7/9/11 Cuyamaca 3 Peaks Julian, john@cuyamaca3peaks.com, cuyamaca3peaks.com Avon Walk for Breast Cancer San Francisco, 415-834-0404, info@avonwalk.org, walk. avonfoundation.org 7/10/11 Eden Medical Center’s Run to the Lake Castro Valley, (415) 759-2690, diane@rhodyco.com, rhodyco.com Los Gatos Jungle Run Half Marathon & 10K Los Gatos, CA, 408-356-0518, info@ firstwave-events.com, firstwave-events.com

Sidewinder 5K & 10K San Diego, 619-265-7374, paul@ sdri.net, dirtdevilracing.com 7/11/11 Badwater Ultramarathon Death Valley, 888-917-1117, outthere@adventurecorps.com , badwater.com 7/16/11 Strawberry Fields 5k Oxnard, 310.944.4200, info@ strawberryfieldstri.com, strawberryfieldstri.com San Clemente Ocean Festival San Clemente, info@ KathyLoperEvents.com, 7/17/11 The Jail Break Run Dublin, 209-795-7832, info@ onyourmarkevents.com, onyourmarkevents.com 7/23/11 Urban Dare San Jose San Jose, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@ urbandare.com, urbandare.com Golden Gate Trail Run (5 mi, Half Marathon, 18 mi, Marathon, 50 Km) Sausalito, events@coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/gg_

smmr_golden_gate.html 7/24/11 Presidio Cross Country 5K San Francisco, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol.com, dserunners.com 7/25/11 High Altitude Running Camp & Clinic Grass Valley, 530-8780697, events@christianteam. org, christianteam.org 7/30/11 Headlands 100 Rodeo Beach, events@pctrailruns.com, pctrailruns.com 7/31/11 The San Francisco Marathon San Francisco, 888.958.6668, info@thesfmarathon.com, thesfmarathon.com/ 8/4/11 Peters Canyon Summer Trail Run Series #3 Tustin, 949975-1812, questions@ renegaderaceseries.com, renegaderaceseries.com TYR Playa Del Run Playa Del Rey, brennan@genericevents. com,


CALENDAR [ pacific west ]

Event Spot Light Xterra Vashon Off-Road Triathlon July 10, Vashon Island, Wash. This is a challenging offroad course that explores Vashon Island. You’ll have to swim 800 meters in the salt water Quartermaster Harbor before biking 14 miles and running 3.5 miles. Buduracing.com

94 Competitor June 2011

8/6/11 Salinas Valley Half Marathon Soledad, 831-2141905, director@ salinasvalleyhalfmarathon.org, salinasvalleyhalfmarathon.org

crystal_springs.html The Big Gay 10K San Francisco, 415-487-3040, rpinnix@sfaf.org, thebiggay10k.com

2011 Bay Vista Run San Mateo, 408-899-4446, info@ moshanproductions.com, moshanproductions.com/bay_ vista_5k10k_-_coyote_point

8/28/11 Dirt Inspires Women’s Half Marathon Aptos, 831.419.0883, Penni@ finishlineproduction.com, ditrailruns.com

Xterra Snow Valley 10K/Half Marathon Running Springs,CA, 626-482-4416, info@ xterrasnowvalley.com, xterrasnowvalley.com

Keep Moving Forward (VIPS) Runs Riverbank, 209522-8477, VIPsRuns@yahoo. com, cvrunning.com/2011_ VIPS_run.htm

America’s Finest City Half Marathon and 5K San Diego, 760-692-2900, info@afchalf. com, afchalf.com

Golden Gate Park Cross Country 5K San Francisco, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol. com, dserunners.com

8/7/11 Summer Sizzler 10K Chico, 530-345-1000, events@ fleetfeetchico.com, fleetfeetchico.com

8/14/11 Stairway to Heaven 15K San Diego, 619-265-7374, paul@ sdri.net, dirtdevilracing.com

Bay Vista Run San Mateo, 408-899-4446, info@ moshanproductions.com, moshanproductions.com/bay_ vista_5k10k_-_coyote_point

Women’s Trail Half Marathon Santa Cruz, 831-4190883, finishlineproduction.com

Walt Stack 10K San Francisco, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol. com, dserunners.com Safeway Fast & Furious Pleasanton 5K/1-Mile Pleasanton, 805-323-6842, info@ fastandfuriouspleasanton.com, fastandfuriouspleasanton.com 8/13/11 Crystal Springs Trail Run (5 mi, 11 mi, 22 mi, Marathon, 50 Km) Woodside, events@ coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/cs_aug_

8/20/11 Cinderella Trail Run (10 Km, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50 Km) Oakland, 999-9999999, events@ coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/cin_ smmr_cinderella.html

Fire Run 4 Mile Run/Walk La Jolla- Pacific Beach, info@ KathyLoperEvents.com,

Urban Dare Long Beach Long Beach, 202-285-4510, kkeefe@ urbandare.com, urbandare.com

Moonlight Madness Shasta Lake City, midnightracing. timing@gmail.com, midnightracing.net

8/21/11 Lake Balboa Watermelon Run Van Nuys, 323-491-0917, TryUsEvents@gmail.com, tryusevents.com/

8/27/11 Bulldog 50k and 25K Calabasas, bulldogultra@ yahoo.com, trailrunevents.com

WetNWild5K Irvine, 949 2128071, info@wetnwild5k.com, wetnwild5k.com

9/3/11 Donner Lake Run Truckee, 530-448-0519, Mike@ PeakInspiration.com, DonnerLakeRun.com 9/4/11 Marina Green 5K San Francisco, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol.com, dserunners.com 9/5/11 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas (Half) - Training Program San Diego, 858-279-5570, jrobinson@rehabunited.com, racetostopms.com 9/6/11

Run To The Top Mt Baldy, California, 909-946-2057, director@run2top.com, run2top.com 9/10/11 PUZZLE PURSUIT: THE SCOOP Carlsbad, 6198862004, nick. rhea@gmail.com, puzzlepursuit.puzzlingthings. com Camp Pendleton Heartbreak Ridge 13.1 Marathon Camp Pendleton, 760-725-6836, cpraces@y-events.com, camppendletonraces.com Endure the Bear Big Bear, CA, kdlundgren@gmail.com, endurebear.wordpress.com/ Urban Dare San Francisco San Francisco, 202-285-4510, kkeefe@urbandare.com, urbandare.com 9/11/11 SUPERFROG Triathlon Coronado/Imperial Beach, superfrog@san.rr.com, superfrogtriathlon.com Santa Monica 5000 Santa Monica, 310.821.7898, info@ genericevents.com,


CALENDAR [ PACIFIC WEST ] santamonica5000.com Buffalo Stampede and George Parrott Migration 10 Mile Run/Walk Sacramento, 916-736-2037, stampede@ buffalochips.com, buffalochips. com 9/16/11 Mindful Running: Trail Running, Meditation and Yoga Retreat Aptos, 831-6623993, terri@terrischneider.net, terrischneider.net/clinics/html/ running.html Ragnar Relay Napa Valley San Francisco to Calistoga, info@ragnarrelay.com, ragnarrelay.com/race/ napavalley 9/17/11 The Chico Ten (and 3 Miler) Chico , 530-345-1000, events@ fleetfeetchico.com, fleetfeetchico.com/chico-ten Diablo Trail Run (4 mi, 10 mi, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50 Km) Clayton, 999-9999999, events@ coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/d_diablo. html The SAND PIT 5K- Fall Mania San Diego, 858-268-1250, info@ kozenterprises.com, kozenterprises.com Back to School Scholarship Run Pleasanton, 209-795-7832, info@onyourmarkevents.com, onyourmarkevents.com San Francisco One Day San Francisco, pctrailruns.com 9/18/11 Whiskeytown Relays Redding, sweatrc@sbcglobal. net, sweatrc.com 9/19/11 Emerald Bay Trail Run South Lake, 530-546-1019, info@ bigblueadventure.com, bigblueadventure.com/pub/ main2.asp?daEvent= 56&daPageName=INTRO 9/23/11 Challenge Walk MS Carlsbad, 760-448-8435, jennifer.west@ nmss.org, myMSchallenge.com 9/24/11 Salmon Run 5K/10K Oroville, 530-370-2647, julie@ underthesunevents.org, underthesunevents.org/ salmon_run.htm Malibu Canyon Mud Run Malibu, CA, 310.821.7898, info@genericevents.com, genericevents.com/ malibucanyon/ 96 Competitor June 2011

Survivor Mud Run Lake Elsinore, info@survivormudrun. com, survivormudrun.com Coastal 50 Km Trail Run Stinson Beach, events@ coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/ coastal50.html 9/25/11 Alive and Running Los Angeles, info@spectrumsports. net, events.didihirsch.org/site/ TR?fr_id=1030&pg=entry Almaden Times Classic Almaden Valley, 209-795-7832-, info@onyourmarkevents.com, onyourmarkevents.com Oyster Point 5M San Francisco, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol.com, dserunners.com Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Run Santa Cruz, pctrailruns. com/Santa_Cruz_Mountains. htm 10/1/11 Urban Dare Los Angeles Los Angeles, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@urbandare.com, urbandare.com 10/2/11 Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge 12K/7K San Francisco, 415-7592690, info@rhodyco.com, bridgetobridge.com XTERRA Point Mugu Malibu, 310.821.7898, info@ genericevents.com, trailrace. com

CamarilloMarathon.com Happy Fish Run For Education Fremont, 209-7957832, info@onyourmarkevents. com, onyourmarkevents.com Long Beach International City Bank Marathon/Half Marathon/5K Long Beach, 562-427-4606, lelison@runicr. com, runlongbeach.com Raptor Ridge Half Marathon Escondido, 619-265-7374, paul@sdri.net, dirtdevilracing. com 10/15/11 Camp Pendleton Buffalo Alley 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run Camp Pendleton, 760-7256836, cpraces@y-events.com, camppendletonraces.com Buffalo Alley Run Camp Pendleton, 760-725-6836, cpraces@y-events.com, camppendletonraces.com Walk on the Wild Side 5K Walk San Diego, 760-692-2900, info@inmotionevents.com, inmotionevents.com 10/16/11 Rockaway Beach 5K Pacifica, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol. com, dserunners.com Team In Training -- The Lukemia & Lymphoma Society San Francisco, teamintraining-flp@lls.org,

Urban Cow Half Marathon, Relay & 5K Sacramento, 916548-8209, CamarilloMarathon. com

10/22/11 Malibu Canyon Trail Run (10 Km, 25 Km, 50 Km) Calabasas, 999-999-9999, events@coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/mc_ malibu_canyon.html

10/8/11 Leona Valley Trail Races Lake Hughes, 949 322-2048, leonaracedirector@gmail.com, leonavalleytrailraces.com

Light The Night Against Crime 5k San Diego, 310.821.7898, info@ genericevents.com, genericevents.com

Yellow Day 5K and One Mile Sprint Chico, 530-345-1000, events@fleetfeetchico.com, fleetfeetchico.com

Whiskeytown Trail Runs Redding, sweatrc@sbcglobal. net, sweatrc.com

10/9/11 Bizz Johnson Marathon (10K, Half Marathon, Marathon) Susanville, events@coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/bizz_ johnson.html Magic Mountain Man 5k & 10k Castaic Lake, 949-9751812, questions@ renegaderaceseries.com, renegaderaceseries.com Camarillo Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Camarillo, 805-258-3779,

10/23/11 Race for the Rescues 5k, 10k, Kids Run Pasadena, 323899-5640, info@ therescuetrain.org, racefortherescues.org Golden Gate Bridge Vista 10K San Francisco, 415-9780837, dserunclub@aol.com, dserunners.com 10/25/11 LA Cancer Challenge West Los Angeles, 310-828-4123, phillip@pancreatic.org, lacancerchallenge.com


CALENDAR [ pacific west ] 10/29/11 Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon Healdsburg, 707.933.1769, raceinfo@ destinationraces.com, runhealdsburg.com

11/12/11 K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk Long Beach, 949-9751812, questions@ renegaderaceseries.com, renegaderaceseries.com

10/30/11 Laguna Lake Mud Mash San Luis Obispo, 805 541-0401, events@all-outevents.com, mudmash.com

11/13/11 Silver Strand Half Marathon Coronado to Imperial Beach (San Diego), 858-268-1250, info@kozenterprises.com, kozenterprises.com

Lake Natoma Four Bridges Half Marathon Folsom, runsra@gmail.com, fourbridgeshalf.org Great Halloween Highway Run 4M San Francisco, 415978-0837, dserunclub@aol. com, dserunners.com

Mermaid Run San Francisco San Francisco, info@ mermaidtriathlon.com, mermaidseries.com

10/31/11 Silicon Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K San Jose, 415-462-6200, svmarathon.com

Napa Valley Silverado Half Marathon Calistoga, 4158681829, info@ envirosports.com, envirosports.com

11/5/11 Lake Chabot Trail Run (5 mi, 9 mi, 17 mi, Marathon) Castro Valley, events@ coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/lc_lake_ chabot.html

Embarcadero 10K San Francisco, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol.com, dserunners.com

Catalina Island EcoMarathon Avalon, info@ spectrumsports.net, catalinaecomarathon.com My Sister’s House- 8th Annual Run for a Safe Haven sacramento, info@my-sistershouse.org, my-sisters-house. org/ 11/6/11 Iron Girl Del Mar Del Mar, 813-868-5938, contact@ irongirl.com, irongirl.com/ Events/Del_Mar.htm Columbia Muddy Buddy Los Angeles San Dimas, 1-800-3111255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, muddybuddy.com Almond Bowl 5K/10K Chico, 530-370-2647, julie@ underthesunevents.org, chicorunningclub.org/almondbowl.html Aflac Iron Girl 10K/ 5K Run & Walk Del Mar, 813-868-5940, Info@IronGirl.com, IronGirl. com Iron Girl Del Mar Del Mar, 813-868-5938, contact@ irongirl.com, irongirl.com/ Events/Del_Mar.htm Kennedy Drive 8K San Francisco, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol.com, dserunners.com 98 Competitor June 2011

Calabasas Classic Calabasas, julie@talbertfamilyfoundation. org, calabasasclassic.com

Stockton Half Marathon Stockton, 407-599-0568, Dreinkesports@msn.com, Stocktonhalfmarathon.com 11/19/11 Spooner’s Cove Trail Run (5mi, 7mi, 25km, 50km) Los Osos, 999-999-9999, events@ coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/sc_ spooners_cove.html

runagainsthunger.org 11/26/11 Gobble Wobble Santa Monica, 310.821.7898, info@ genericevents.com, santamonicagobblewobble. com San Dimas Turkey Trot San Dimas, 949-975-1812, questions@ renegaderaceseries.com, renegaderaceseries.com 11/27/11 Run Wild For A Child 5K/10K San Francisco, 415-759-2690, info@rhodyco.com, rhodyco. com 12/3/11 Death Valley Trail Marathon & 30K Death Valley, 415-8681829, info@envirosports.com, envirosports.com/events/event. php?eventid=2684 12/4/11 Ferry Building Run 4M San Francisco, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol.com, dserunners.com 12/10/11 Coyote Ridge Trail Run (7 mi, 10 mi, 20 mi, 50 Km) Muir Beach, 999-999-9999, events@ coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/cr_ coyote_ridge.html Hark the Herald Angels 12K & 25K Tiburon, 4158681829, info@envirosports.com, envirosports.com

11/20/11 Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay Carmel, CA, 831625-6226, julie@bsim.org, bigsurhalfmarathon.org

12/11/11 Fourth Annual Jingle Bell Rock Santa Cruz, 831.419.0883, Penni@finishlineproduction. com, finishlineproduction.com

Santa Monica Mountains Trail Run 8K, 30K and 50K Malibu, pctrailruns.com

Make Room for Santa 5k, 10k & Kids Run Irvine, 949975-1812, questions@ renegaderaceseries.com, renegaderaceseries.com

Single/Double Lake Merced Run 4.5M/9M San Francisco, 415-978-0837, dserunclub@aol. com, dserunners.com 11/24/11 Lake Balboa Turkey Trot Van Nuys, 323-491-0917, TryUsEvents@gmail.com, tryusevents.com/ XTERRA Point Mugu Malibu, 310.821.7898, info@ genericevents.com, trailrace. com Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk San Diego, 619-446-2100, ryan.pocock@ neighbor.org, thanksgivingrun. org Thanksgiving Run and Walk Against Hunger Stockton,

Santa Cruz Toy Run 5K Santa Cruz, 831-419-0883, Penni@ finishlineproduction.com, finishlineproduction.com XTERRA Crystal Cove Laguna Beach, 310-821-7898, info@ genericevents.com, trailrace. com 12/17/11 Jack Frost 10K Chico, 530345-1000, events@ fleetfeetchico.com, fleetfeetchico.com 12/18/11 Winter Solstice X-mas Tree Run Long Beach, 323-491-0917, TryUsEvents@gmail.com, tryusevents.com/


Heat up the field. Not the bench. Nothing’s worse than being out of the game with an injury. And nothing feels better than getting back in it. We know how much your sport matters to you, because we’re athletes too. And we’re just as committed to your recovery as you are.

sportsmedicine.ucsd.edu

100 Competitor June 2011


[ pacific west ] CALENDAR Rodeo Beach Trail Run Sausalito, pctrailruns.com 12/31/11 New Year’s One Day (6h, 12h, 24h) San Francisco, events@ coastaltrailruns.com, coastaltrailruns.com/nyod_ new_year_one_day.html 1/14/12 Frost or Fog Chico, 530-9663241, nikki@ underthesunevents.org, underthesunevents.org/ frostorfog.htm

8/13/11 E.T. Full Moon Midnight Marathon, Half, 10K, & 51K Rachel, 702-617-321, info@ calicoracing.com, calicoracing. com 10/29/11 Hoover Dam Marathon and Half Marathon Lake Mead, 702-617-3213, info@ calicoracing.com, calicoracing. com

IDAHO

Marathon/half Marathon

11/19/11 Mesquite Tri-State Marathon and Half Marathon Mesquite, 435-650-0155, info@ mammothmarathons.org , mammothmarathons.org

8/27/11 Mesa Falls Marathon and Half Marathon Ashton, 208-652-7771, webmaster@ mesafallsmarathon.com , mesafallsmarathon.com

Valley of Fire Marathon and Half-Marathon Overton, 435-817-3400, valleyoffiremarathon@yahoo. com, theamayzingrace.com

9/3/11 Idaho State Journal Pocatello Marathon and Half Marathon Pocatello, 208-2334754, PocatelloRun@aol.com , PocatelloMarathon.com 9/10/11 Salmon Marathon and Half Marathon Salmon, 208-756-7586, racedirector@ salmonmarathon.com , salmonmarathon.com 10/9/11 City of Trees Marathon and Half Marathon Boise, 208888-2122, jvulmer@hotmail. com , cityoftreesmarathon.com

Multisport 6/26/11 Ironman Coeur d’Alene Coeur d’Alene, ironmancda.com

NEVADA CyCling

6/19/11 Nevada City Bicycle Classic Nevada City, usacycling.org, ncnca.org 7/27/11 Tour de Nez Reno, usacycling. org, tourdenez.org 9/11/11 Ride to Cure Diabetes Lake Tahoe, 2149122648, keithgrust@yahoo.com, ride. jdrfdallas.org/ride.html 11/5/11 Tri States Gran Fondo Mesquite, embassy@ planetultra.com, tristatesgranfondo.com

Marathon/half Marathon

12/4/11 Zappos.com Rock n Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon Las Vegas, runrocknroll.com

Multisport 7/31/11 Lake Tahoe Sharkfest Swim Incline Village, 4158681829, info@envirosports.com, envirosports.com 8/7/11 Iron Girl Syracuse Women_— Ès Triathlon Brewerton, 813-868-4747, info@irongirl. com, irongirl.com/Events/ Syracuse.htm Iron Girl Syracuse Women Brewerton, 813-868-4747, info@irongirl.com, irongirl. com/Events/Syracuse.htm 8/21/11 Aflac Iron Girl Las Vegas Women’s Triathlon Lake Las Vegas, irongirl.com 9/11/11 Amica Lake Las Vegas Triathlon Las Vegas, sunsetracing.com 9/25/11 Las Vegas Triathlon Las Vegas, Eddie@ MountainManEvents.com, mountainmanevents.com/ lasvegastriathlon.htm Las Vegas International Triathlon and Sprint Triathlon Las Vegas, eddie@ mountainmanevents.com, mountainmanevents.com 10/15/11 Pumpkinman Triathlon Boulder City, info@bbsctri.com, bbsctri.com competitor.com 101


CALENDAR [ pacific west ] 11/5/11 Nevada SilverMan Las Vegas, 702-400-2790, silvermannv.com

Running 6/3/11 7th Annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run Adventure Reno, 775-8253399, eric@renotahoeodyssey. com, renotahoeodyssey.com 6/25/11 Running With the Devil Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 50 miler Lake Mead, 702-617-3213, info@ calicoracing.com, calicoracing. com

OREGON CyCling

6/1/11 Central Oregon Time Trial Series Bend, mplummer@ bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com 6/2/11 Mount Hood Cycling Classic Hood River, 541-296-8908, info@mthoodcyclingclassic. com, mthoodcyclingclassic. com Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org 6/3/11 Fast Twitch Fridays Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org 6/4/11 Tour de Hood Hood River, 541912-9792, tourdehood@ orangecatevents.com, tourdehoodride.com 6/6/11 Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog 6/7/11 Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org 6/8/11 Central Oregon Criterium Series Bend, mplummer@ bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com 6/9/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org 6/10/11 Fast Twitch Fridays Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org

102 Competitor June 2011

6/11/11 Cirque du Cycling Criterium Portland, 503-975-8229, kenji@ obra.org, obra.org

233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org

Castelli 24H Portland, castelli-cycling.com/en/ castelli24

6/22/11 Central Oregon Criterium Series Bend, mplummer@ bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com

6/12/11 OBRA TT Portland, 503-3024935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org

6/23/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org

Alpenrose Heartbreaker Portland, 303-881-8913, obra. org

6/24/11 Fast Twitch Fridays Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org

6/13/11 Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog Portland MTB Short Track Series Portland, portlandracing.com 6/14/11 Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org 6/15/11 Central Oregon Time Trial Series Bend, mplummer@ bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com 6/16/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org 6/17/11 Elkhorn Classic Stage Race Baker City, 503-329-7978, elkhornclassic.com Fast Twitch Fridays Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org 6/18/11 Ashland Super D MTB Ashland, 541-840-6580, obra. org 6/19/11 Blue Ribbon Track Race Portland, 503-228-9115, obra. org Test of Endurance 50 Blodgett, mike@ mudslingerevents.com, mudslingerevents.com 6/20/11 Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog

NWX Crit Bend, 541-385-7413, obra.org 6/25/11 Tumalo Circuit Race Bend, 541-385-7413, obra.org Franz Criterium Portland, obra.org 6/27/11 Alpenrose Sixday Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog Portland MTB Short Track Series Portland, portlandracing.com 6/28/11 Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org 6/29/11 Central Oregon Criterium Series Bend, mplummer@ bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com 6/30/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org 7/1/11 Fast Twitch Fridays Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org 7/2/11 Oregon Super D Series Bend, devon@oregonsuperd.com, oregonsuperd.com/w/ Swan Island Criterium Portland, 360-241-8463, suckwheel@gmail.com, obra. org

Portland MTB Short Track Series Portland, portlandracing.com

7/3/11 Six Hours of Mt. Hood Mt. Hood, portlandracing.com/6hrs

6/21/11 Tuesday PIR Portland, 503-

7/5/11 Eugene Twilight Crit Series


Race to the Ultra

CALENDAR [ PACIFIC WEST ] Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org

The Summit PLUMMET

July 17, 2011 • Crystal Mountain, WA • 9 am Triathlon: 3 mi run, 43.5 mi bike, .5 mi swim Duathlon: 3 mi run, 43.5 mi bike, 1.4 mi run Inaugural Event! Buckle up for an event multisport athletes have yet to encounter. The Crystal Mountain to Enumclaw SUMMIT PLUMMET will take triathletes down 7000 vertical feet and 50 miles in reverse order... Run, Bike, Swim. Equally weighted is our Duathlon option: Run, Bike, Run. Race start: The Crystal Mountain Summit, Cascade Mountains Race End: Nolte State Park, Enumclaw Course Summary: The run is 3 miles down 3100 feet on a service road. The surface is dirt and gravel with many switchbacks and SPECTACULAR views. The bike course is 44 miles and 100% paved - so plan on bringing your road or time trial bike. Duathletes will finish with a 1.4 mile run around Deep Lake, triathletes will end with a 2-loop, ∏ mile swim. Wetsuits are up to you!

For more info contact: Patty Swedberg patty@weraisethebar.com summitplummet.com

Brought to you by

September 25, 2011 5th Annual Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run

Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org 7/6/11 Life Cycle Short Track Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Central Oregon Time Trial Series Bend, mplummer@ bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com 7/7/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org 7/8/11 OBRA Track Championships Portland, 503-661-5874, obra. org 7/9/11 High Desert Omnium Bend, highdesertomnium.com 7/10/11 Cascade Cream Puff MTB Westfir, 541-517-4278, obra.org 7/11/11 Portland MTB Short Track Series Portland, portlandracing.com Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog 7/12/11 Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org 7/13/11 Life Cycle Short Track Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Central Oregon Criterium Series Bend, mplummer@ bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com 7/14/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org 7/15/11 Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge Portland, 503-3024935, charlie.warner@obra.org, alpenrosechallenge.com 7/16/11 Ironclad Criterium Portland, ironcladcycling.com 7/17/11 Jacksonville Forest Park Short Track MTB Series Jacksonville , subcultureracer@yahoo.com, obra.org 7/18/11

104 Competitor June 2011

Portland MTB Short Track Series Portland, portlandracing.com

233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org

Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog

7/27/11 Central Oregon Time Trial Series Bend, mplummer@ bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com

7/19/11 Cascade Cycling Classic Bend, mbsef.org/ CascadeCyclingClassic

7/28/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org

Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org 7/20/11 Life Cycle Short Track Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Central Oregon Criterium Series Bend, mplummer@ bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com 7/21/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org 7/22/11 BetterRide Mountain Bike Skills Camp Bend, 970-3358226, Info@BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net Fast Twitch Fridays Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org 7/23/11 Race Across America Cycling Challenge Hood River, 303-442-7223, rick@ raceacrossamerica.org, raceacrossamerica.org High Cascades 100 MTB Race Bend, mudslingerevents. com 7/24/11 Jacksonville Forest Park Short Track MTB Series Jacksonville , subcultureracer@yahoo.com, obra.org OUCH: The Larch Mountain Time Trial Corbett, consystency.net/obra/ouch 7/25/11 Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog

7/30/11 Gresham Criterium Gresham, obra.org 7/31/11 Jacksonville Forest Park Short Track MTB Series Jacksonville, subcultureracer@ yahoo.com, obra.org 8/1/11 Bicycle Tour of Oregon Coast Portland, 714-267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com , cyclingescapes.com Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog Portland MTB Short Track Series Portland, portlandracing.com Salem STXC MTB Salem, 503602-2307, obra.org 8/2/11 Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org 8/3/11 Life Cycle Short Track Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Central Oregon Criterium Series Bend, mplummer@ bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com 8/4/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org 8/5/11 Fast Twitch Fridays Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org Portland Twilight Criterium Portland, portlandtwilight.com

Portland MTB Short Track Series Portland, portlandracing.com

8/6/11 Bike MS: Explore Oregon Portland, 503-445-8347, josh@ defeatms.com, bikemsoregon. com

7/26/11 Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org

Oregon Super D Series Hood River, devon@oregonsuperd. com, oregonsuperd.com/w/

Tuesday PIR Portland, 503-

Longview Grand Prix


CALENDAR [ PACIFIC WEST ] Criterium Longview, highlander-cycling.com 8/7/11 Bicycle Tour of Crater Lake Portland, 714-267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com , cyclingescapes.com Albany Criterium Albany, 541754-6630, hughrobe@comcast. net, obra.org 8/8/11 Salem STXC MTB Salem, 503602-2307, obra.org Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog 8/9/11 Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org 8/10/11 Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Life Cycle Short Track Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Central Oregon Criterium Series Championships Bend, mplummer@bendcycling.org,

deschuteshoney.com 8/11/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org 8/12/11 Fast Twitch Fridays Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org 8/13/11 OBRA Criterium Bend, kenji@ obra.org, obra.org 8/14/11 Team Beer Track Race Portland, clintculpepper@ gmail.com, obra.org OBRA MTB XC Championships TBA, 541-8473030, obra.org Pistis STXC MTB Grants Pass, pistis.us/events.htm

Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org 8/17/11 Life Cycle Short Track Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Central Oregon Time Trial Series Championships Bend, mplummer@bendcycling.org, deschuteshoney.com

Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog Salem STXC MTB Salem, 503602-2307, obra.org 8/23/11 Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org

8/18/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org

8/24/11 Life Cycle Short Track Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org

8/19/11 Fast Twitch Fridays Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org

8/25/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org

8/20/11 Tigard Criterium Tigard, obra. org

8/26/11 Fast Twitch Fridays Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org

8/21/11 OBRA Uphill TT Government Camp, 503-649-4632, obra.org

8/27/11 Eugene Celebration Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org

Salem STXC MTB Salem, 503602-2307, obra.org

Pistis STXC MTB Grants Pass, pistis.us/events.htm

8/16/11

8/22/11

OBRA Masters Track Champs Portland, 503-6615874, obra.org

8/15/11 Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog

8/28/11 Pistis STXC MTB Grants Pass, pistis.us/events.htm 8/29/11 Monday PIR Portland, 424242-2326, adam@ racemondaynight.com, racemondaynight.com/blog

9/11/11 High Cascades 24 Bend, mudslingerevents.com Mt. Ashland Hillclimb Ashland, hogie0101@yahoo. com , obra.org

8/30/11 Eugene Twilight Crit Series Eugene, 541-747-3336, obra.org Tuesday PIR Portland, 503233-3636, jeff.mitchem@gmail. com, obra.org 9/1/11 Champion Thursday Medford, 541-664-7793, obra.org

9/13/11 September PIR Handicap Series Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org 9/17/11 Oakride Fat 55 Mountain Bike Marathon Oakridge, fatfiftyfive.com 9/18/11 Bend Super D Bend, obra.org

9/3/11 Oregon Super D Series Sandy Ridge, devon@oregonsuperd. com, oregonsuperd.com/w/

9/20/11 September PIR Handicap Series Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org

9/6/11 September PIR Handicap Series Portland, 360-824-1803, obra.org

9/24/11 Echelon Hood River Gran Fondo Hood River, info@ echelongranfondo.org, granfondo.org

9/10/11 High Cascades 24 Bend Oregon, 541-847-3030, mike@ mudslingerevents.com, mudslingerevents.com

9/27/11 September PIR Handicap Series Portland, 503-302-4935, kenji@obra.org, obra.org

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The

Mountain Bike Experience For Everyone July 9 2011

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Beginner to Serious Riders 3,000 prize moneny

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106 Competitor June 2011


CALENDAR [ pacific west ] 10/8/11 Harvest Century 2011 Hillsboro , 503-292-4964 x124, keberwein@cvision.org, harvestcentury.org

Marathon/half Marathon 6/4/11 Newport Marathon Newport, 541-265-3446, run@newportmarathon.org, newportmarathon.org Timberline Marathon Timothy Lake, 503-539-9327, cneely@RogueMultiSport.com , roguemultisport.com/ 6/25/11 Pacific Crest Marathon and Half Marathon Sunriver, 503-644-6822, events@ racecenter.com , racecenter. com/pacificcrest 8/7/11 Haulin’ Aspen Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Bend, 541-318-7388, haulinaspen@ freshairsports.com, freshairsports.com/events/ haulin_aspen

108 Competitor June 2011

8/13/11 Crater Lake Marathon and Half-Marathon Klamath Falls, 541-884-6939, rimruns@aol. com , craterlakerimruns.com 10/9/11 Portland Marathon Portland, 503-226-1111, info@portlandmarathon.org, portlandmarathon.org/ 10/22/11 Columbia River Power Marathon and Half Marathon Umatilla, 541-567-6151, debbie@ hermistonchamber.com , columbiarivermarathon.com 10/23/11 Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon Hood River, info@ columbiagorgemarathon.com , columbiagorgemarathon. 11/5/11 Lithia Loop Trail Marathon Ashland, info@ roguevalleyrunners.com, roguevalleyrunners.com/LLTM

Multisport 6/3/11 Wild Canyon Games Antelpe,

541-390-8379, carley.dillon@ wildcanyongames.org, wildcanyongames.org 6/5/11 Iron Girl Portland Women’s Triathlon Coast Range, info@ irongirl.com, irongirl.com Pine Hollow Tri Wamic, 971998-6758, timberlinetrail@ gmail.com, pinehollowtri.com 6/11/11 Blue Lake Triathlon Troutdale, 503-644-6822, racecenter.com/ bluelake 6/18/11 Xterra Solstice Triathlon La Grande, 541-663-1037, maryellenlaberge@hotmail. com, solsticetriathlon.com 6/24/11 Pacific Crest Kids Splash Pedal-n-Dash Sunriver, events@racecenter.com, racecenter.com 6/25/11 Pacific Crest Olympic Triathlon SunRiver, 541390-2821, racecenter.com/ pacificcrest

6/26/11 Iron Girl Portland Women’s Triathlon Coast Range, 813-868-4747, info@irongirl. com, irongirl.com/Events/ Portland.htm Pacific Crest Long Course Triathlon & Endurance Duathlon SunRiver, 503-6446822, events@racecenter.com, racecenter.com/pacificcrest

events@racecenter.com, racecenter.com/midsummer

City, ivanm@lincolncity.org, active.com

8/13/11 Tri for Life Albany, 541-7583662, triforlife@optionsprc. org, trifind.com

9/18/11 Columbia Muddy Buddy Portland Estacada, 1-800311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, muddybuddy.com

8/14/11 AquaTerra Portland Portland, aquaterraracing@gmail.com, Aquaterraracing.com

7/9/11 Hagg Lake Triathlon & Duathlon Forest Grove, events@racecenter.com, racecenter.com/hagglake

8/20/11 Oyster Urban Adventure Race Portland, 877-3282783, info@tppevents.com, OysterRacingSeries.com

7/10/11 Rev3 Portland Triathlon Portland, rev3tri.com/

8/21/11 The Portland Triathlon Portland, portlandtri.com

Revolution3 Half Ironman Portland, rev3tri.com/!/ portland/index.htm

8/28/11 Triathlon Eugene Eugene, info@pacificsportsllc.com,

7/30/11 All Women’s Triathlon/ Duathlon Fairview, events@ racecenter.com, racecenter. com/allwomens

9/10/11 Aluminum Man Olympic/ Srint Triathlon The Dalles, 541-296-9533, info@nwprd.org, racecenter.com/aluminumman

7/31/11 Amica Mid-Summer Triathlon/Duathlon Fairview,

9/11/11 21st Annual Lincoln City Sprint Triathlon Lincoln

outdoors 6/25/11 Oyster Off Road Adventure Race Bend, 877-328-2783, emily@tppevents.com, OysterRacingSeries.com

running 6/4/11 Starlight Run Portland, (503)638-1305, HamiltonEvents@aol.com, starlightrun.com 3 Rivers Race Against Domestic Violence La Grande, 541-377-3175, maryellenlaberge@hotmail. com, 3riversrace.com Timberline Marathon Timothy Lake, 503-539-9327, cneely@roguemultisport.com, roguemultisport.com


CALENDAR [ PACIFIC WEST ] Three Sisters Marathon Redmond, info@ threesistersmarathon.com, threesistersmarathon.com Miles of Mozart Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing Newport Marathon Newport, 541-265-3446, run@ newportmarathon.com, newportmarathon.org 6/5/11 Gorilla Thrilla Trail Race Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing 6/11/11 Run for Ohm Roseburg, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing Helvetia Half Marathon & Drop Top 10K Hillsboro, 503524-7570, paula@runwithpaula. com, runwithpaula.com 6/12/11 Oregon Mile Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing Footzone Dirty Half Bend, 541-317-3568, superdave@ footzonebend.com, footzonebend.com/events 6/17/11 Oregon Epic Relay Portland, 303-999-1159-, epicrelays.com/ running-relay-eugene-portland. html 6/18/11 17th Jennifer’s Catching Slough Classic & 3rd South Coast Half Marathon Coos Bay, 541-267-6329, southcoastrunningclub.com The Original Mud Run Portland, info@ theoriginalmudrun.com, theoriginalmudrun.com/ 6/19/11 Prost 8K Springfield, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing East Oregonian River Run Pendleton, 541-969-9724, ericj@eosportstraining.com, eosportstraining.com 6/21/11 ORRC Summer Solstice Oregon City, summersolstice@ orrc.net, orrc.net 6/26/11 Pacific Crest 10K & 5K Bend, events@racecenter.com, racecenter.com/pacificcrest 7/3/11 Lostine River Run Wallowa County, 541-969-9724, ericj@ 110 Competitor June 2011

eosportstraining.com, eosportstraining.com 7/4/11 Aquafina Butte to Butte Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing Foot Traffic Flat Portland , 503-284-0345, info@ foottraffic.us, foottraffic. us/flat Mayor’s Firecracker Run 5k Coos Bay, 541-269-1199, southcoastrunningclub.com ORRC 4th of July Run Sauvie Island, 503-730-3274-, alanna_ woods@gmail.com, orrc.net 7/9/11 Siskiyou Out and Back Mount Ashland, sob@ siskiyououtback.com, siskiyououtback.com Columbia Corridor Corredor Trail Run Umatilla, columbia. corridor.corredor@gmail.com, columbiacorridorcorredor. blogspot.com/p/hermiston-funfest.html Kentuck Run North Bend, 541-756-4667, southcoastrunningclub.com Smith Rock Sunrise Summer Classic Terrebone, info@smithrockrace.org, smithrockrace.com 7/10/11 Go Girl Trail Run Champoeg State Park, 503-524-7570, paula@runwithpaula.com, runwithpaula.com 7/16/11 Deschutes Dash 5K and 10K Runs Bend, volunteers@ freshairsports.com, freshairsports.com/events/ deschutes_dash/index.php 7/17/11 Run in the Country Half Marathon Coburg, racedirector@runinthecountry. com, runinthecountry.com

(10Km, Half Marathon, Marathon) Portland, events@coastaltrailruns. com, coastaltrailruns.com/ ww_wildwood.html Mt. Tabor Doggie Challenge Portland, 503-926-2622, info@terrapinevents.com, terrapinevents.com Mt. Hood 50 Mt. Hood, mthood50@gmail.com, mthood50.com 8/1/11 ORRC Dual Duel Portland, dualduel@orrc.net, orrc.net 8/5/11 Cascade Lakes Relay Diamond Lakes, scott@ cascadelakesrelay.com, cascadelakesrelay.com 8/7/11 Haulin’ Aspen Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Bend, 541-318-7388, haulinaspen@ freshairsports.com, freshairsports.com/events/ haulin_aspen 8/8/11 38th Annual Circle the Bay 30k Run/Walk/Relays North Bend, 541-756-2972, southcoastrunningclub.com 8/13/11 ORRC Garlic Festival 10K Vernonia, garlicfestival@orrc. net, orrc.net Crawfish Crawl Champoeg State Park, 503-524-7570, paula@runwithpaula.com, runwithpaula.com 8/20/11 Waldo 100K Ultramarathon Willamette Pass, ww100k.org 12th Annual Bah Humbug Requiem Run Coos Bay, southcoastrunningclub.com Kelly Butte Classic Springfield, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing

Klamath County Run for Kids Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk Klamath Falls , 541-882-3198, info@ citizensforsafeschools.org, citizensforsafeschools.org

8/26/11 American Cancer Society DetermiNation: Hood & Portland To Coast Portland, 503-795-3931, kristen.lee@cancer.org, htcptcdetermination.org

7/18/11 Ocean’s Edge 5K Beach Race Lincoln City, ivanm@lincolncity. org, active.com

8/27/11 Eugene Celebration Mile Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing

7/23/11 REI Peak Challenge Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing

9/3/11 Sunset Bay Trail Run Charleston, 541-290-7530, southcoastrunningclub.com

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CALENDAR [ pacific west ] Half Marathon Carlton, 707.933.1769, raceinfo@ destinationraces.com, run4oregonwine.com Eugene Women’s Half Marathon Eugene, 877-3452230, info@eugenemarathon. com, eugenewomenshalf.com 9/5/11 ORRC Wildwood Trail Trial Portland, wildwoodtrail@orrc. net, orrc.net 9/10/11 McKenzie River Trail Run McKenzie Bridge, markhumphreys@comcast. net, mrtr.org Brooks Runner’s Soul XC Fest 5K XC Hermiston, columbia.corridor. corredor@gmail.com, columbiacorridorcorredor. blogspot.com/p/brooksrunners-soul-xc-fest.html Scotty Brown Memorial Run Coos Bay, 541-297-6669, southcoastrunningclub.com 9/11/11 Pints to Pasta Champoeg State Park, 503-524-7570,

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paula@runwithpaula.com, runwithpaula.com Tri Trail Challenge Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing 9/17/11 Prefontaine Memorial Run Coos Bay, 541-2691103, prefontainerun.com, southcoastrunningclub.com 9/24/11 Flagline 50K - USATF National Championships Bend, 541-317-3568, superdave@footzonebend.com, footzonebend.com/events 9/25/11 ORRC Best Dam Run Estacada, 503-632-4676, bestdamrun@orrc.net, orrc.net 10/1/11 See Jane Run All Women’s Run/Walk Coos Bay, 541-2903243, southcoastrunningclub. com 10/2/11 Dirty Second Half Bend, 541-317-3568, superdave@ footzonebend.com, footzonebend.com/events

10/15/11 ORRC Blue Lake Runs and Walk Troutdale, bluelake@ orrc.net, orrc.net 10/16/11 West Linn Wild 5 & 10 Mile Champoeg State Park, 503-5247570, paula@runwithpaula. com, runwithpaula.com 10/22/11 Monster Mash Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing 10/23/11 Run Like Hell! Portland Portland, 503-926-2622, info@terrapinevents.com, terrapinevents.com

eclecticedgeracing 11/24/11 Turkey Trot Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing ORRC Turkey Trot Portland, turkeytrot@orrc.net, orrc.net Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk Coos Bay, 541-267-7960, southcoastrunningclub.com 12/10/11 Jingle Bells Run Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing Mac’s Run Charleston, 541-269-1199-, southcoastrunningclub.com

10/29/11 ORRC Autumn Leaves Run Champoeg State Park, autumnleaves@orrc.net, orrc.net

12/13/11 Christmas Lights Fun Run Coos Bay, 541-267-3489-, not given, southcoastRunningclub. com

Multnomah Falls Trail Run Corbett, timberlinetrail@gmail. com, orrc.net

12/17/11 Frozen Trails Run Fest Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing

11/13/11 Lifeforce Trail Challenge Eugene, runnerspace.com/

12/18/11 Winter Solstice Run

UTAH

7/30/11 2nd Annual Basin Bash XC Snowbasin Resort, 801-9423498, intermountaincup.com

6/11/11 20th Annual Pedalfest Deer Valley Resort , 801-942-3498, intermountaincup.com

8/12/11 BetterRide Mountain Bike Skills Camp Park City, 970335-8226, Info@BetterRide. net, BetterRide.net

Eugene, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing

CyCling

6/18/11 23rd annual Cook Sanders Associates, Inc. and The Spence Law Firm High Uintas Classic Stage Race Kamas, (307) 783-6470, tarnell@evanstonwy.org, evanstoncycling.org 6/19/11 Wimmer•À_s XC Race at Sherwood Logan, 801-9423498, intermountaincup.com 7/2/11 24th Annual Mountain Bout Snowbird Resort, 801-9423498, intermountaincup.com 7/23/11 15th Annual Chris Allaire Memorial/Utah Open State Championship Solitude Resort , 801-942-3498, intermountaincup.com

8/26/11 Hoodoo 500 St. George, embassy@planetultra.com, Hoodoo500.com 9/2/11 Great Utah Bicycle Festival Salt Lake City, 877-264-7876, info@bike2bike.org, bike2bike. org 9/4/11 Tour of Southern Utah St. George, embassy@planetultra. com, PlanetUltra.com 9/18/11 Color Country to Canyonlands Springdale, 714-267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com 9/24/11 Heber Valley Century Heber


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CALENDAR [ pacific west ] City, 877-264-7876, info@ bike2bike.org, bike2bike.org 10/4/11 Alison Dunlap Adventure Camps 5-Day Interm/ Advanced Moab MTB Skills Camp Moab, 800-6267335, info@rimtours.com, alisondunlap.com 10/8/11 24 Hours of Moab Moab, 304259-5533, info@grannygear. com, grannygear.com 10/9/11 Tour of Arches and Canyonlands Moab, 714-2674591, info@cyclingescapes. com, cyclingescapes.com

Marathon/half Marathon 6/11/11 Sizzler Utah Valley Marathon & Half Marathon Provo, 801-472-7866, utahvalleymarathon@gmail. com , utahvalleymarathon.com Bear Lake Marathon Garden City, 435-650 0155, info@ mammothmarathons.org , mammothmarathons.org

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7/25/11 The Deseret News Marathon Salt Lake City, 801-333-7473, bwood@desnews.com , desnews.com/run 9/10/11 Mid Mountain Marathon Park City, 435-649-6839, heinrichdeters@yahoo.com , mountaintrails.org Little Grand Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon Price, 435-650 0155, info@mammothmarathons.org , mammothmarathons.org 9/17/11 NordicTrack Top of Utah Marathon & 5K Logan, 435797-2638, todd.hugie@usu.edu , topofutahmarathon.com 10/1/11 St. George Marathon St. George, 435-627-4500, marathon@sgcity.org , StGeorgeMarathon.com 10/8/11 Layton Marathon and Half Marathon Layton, 801-3354940, info@onhillevents.com , laytonmarathon.com

10/16/11 The Other Half Marathon Moab, 435-259-4525, moabhalfmarathon.org

Multisport 6/11/11 Cache Valley Triathlon Hyrum, info@triutah.com, triutah.com 6/18/11 Park City Triathlon Park City, info@bbsctri.com, bbsctri.com 7/2/11 Women Rock Triathlon Peoa, info@bbsctri.com, bbsctri. com/women-rock/ 7/9/11 Echo Triathlon Coalville, info@ triutah.com, triutah.com 7/16/11 Scofield Triathlon Scofield, info@bbsctri.com, bbsctri.com Battle at Midway (BAM) Triathlon Midway, 801-4508477, info@bamtriathlon.com, bamtriathlon.com The Battle at Midway Duathlon Midway, 801-450-

8477, bamtriathlon.com 8/13/11 Mountain Tropic Triathlon Garden City, info@bbsctri.com, bbsctri.com 8/20/11 Jordanelle Triathlon Park City, info@triutah.com, triutah. com 9/17/11 Kokopelli Triathlon St. George, info@bbsctri.com, bbsctri.com 9/24/11 XTERRA USA Championship Ogden, 877-751-8880, info@ xterraplanet.com, xterraplanet. com

running 6/4/11 Pride Day 5K Salt Lake City, info@wasatchracing. com, wasatchracing.com/ prideday5k.html Squaw Peak 50 Provo, squawpeak50.com 6/12/11 Desert R.A.T.S (Race Across The Sand) Moab,

303-249-1112, reid_delman@ geminiadventures.com, geminiadventures.com 6/17/11 Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back Logan to Park City, info@ ragnarrelay.com, ragnarrelay. com/race/wasatchback 7/2/11 Dirty Girl Run Salt Lake City, info@wasatchracing.com, rundirtygirlrun.com 7/15/11 Battle at Midway (BAM) 10K Trail Run & 5K Fun Run/ Walk Midway, 801-450-8477, info@bamtriathlon.com, bamtriathlon.com 7/17/11 Bryce Canyon Half Marathon Cannonville, 800-444-6689, brycecanyonhalfmarathon.com 8/12/11 Cache-Teton Relay Logan, epicrelays.com/running-relayutah-wyoming.html 8/13/11 The Original Mud Run Salt Lake City, info@ theoriginalmudrun.com,

theoriginalmudrun.com/ 8/20/11 Park City Marathon Park City, info@pcmarathon.com , pcmarathon.com 9/10/11 Utah Marathon Relay South Jordan, 801-260-0606, todd@ affordable-printing.com, utahgardenrelay.com 12/3/11 Winter Sun 10K Moab, 435-259-4525, info@ moabhalfmarathon.org, moabhalfmarathon.org

WASHINGTON CyCling

6/4/11 Second Ascent Twilight Criterium Seattle, stepdownracing.com/twilight. htm 6/5/11 Brad Lewis Memorial Criterium Seattle, cascadiacrits.com 6/9/11 Seward Park Classic Seattle, cascadiacrits.com


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6/4/11 Green River Marathon Kent, 253-854-4916, barrick@ greenrivermarathon.com , greenrivermarathon. comgreenrivermarathon.com

Capital Stage Race Olympia, capitastagerace.weebly.com

6/5/11 North Olympic Discovery Marathon and HalfMarathon Sequim, 360417-1301, larry@nodm.com , nodm.com

6/11/11 Echo Valley 30/60 Mile MTB Race Chelan, Michel, roger@4thDimensionRacing. com, NWEpicSeries.com 6/15/11 Volunteer Park Cascadia Criterium Seattle, wsbaracing. com 6/18/11 Ride to Conquer Cancer Bellingham, bbayer@ endcancer.ca, va11. conquercancer.ca/site/ PageServer?pagename=va11_ homepage Fremont Cascadia Criterium Fremont, cascadiacrits.com 6/25/11 Tacoma Twilight Cascadia Criterium Tacoma, cascadiacrits.com

7/16/11 Liberty Road Race Spokane, 509-868-8604, info@ spokanerocketvelo.com, spokanerocketvelo.com 7/23/11 Echelon Seattle Gran Fondo Kingston, davidc@ echelongranfondo.org, granfondo.org 7/29/11 BetterRide Mountain Bike Skills Camp Seattle , 970-3358226, Info@BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net 8/27/11 Capitol Forest 50/100 Mile MTB Race Olympia, WA, 4253017009, roger@4thDimensionracing. com, capitolforest100.com 9/18/11 Chuckanut Century Bellingham, Doug.Schoonover@ gmail.com, mtbakerbikeclub. org Cycle the Wave Issaquah, 425-891-4066, marketing@ cyclethewave.com, cyclethewave.com

Marathon/half Marathon

6/19/11 Vancouver USA Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Vancouver, 877-269-2009, info@discoverywalk.org , discoverywalk.org 7/24/11 Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon and HalfMarathon North Bend, 253350-1651, kc7wpd@hotmail. com , littlemarathon.com/ littlemarathon/tunnel 8/14/11 Danskin Triathlon Series‰ÛÓSeattle Seattle, 877-221-9665, info@danskintriathlon.net, xxtramile.com 9/11/11 Skagit Runners Skagit Flats Marathon Burlington, 360-202-2801, terry@ skagitrunners.org , skagitflatsmarathon.com 9/25/11 Bellingham Bay Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Bellingham, 360-319-5291, info@bellinghambaymarathon. org , bellinghambaymarathon. org Winthrop Road Marathon Winthrop, 509-846-5019, info@ rainshadowrunning.com , winthropmarathon.blogspot. com 10/9/11 Spokane Series Marathon and Half Marathon Spokane, 509-624-4297, joanpribnow@comcast.net, spokanemarathon.us 10/16/11 Poulsbo Marathon and Half Marathon Poulsbo, woodward5@embarqmail.com, poulsbomarathon.com 10/30/11 Tri-Cities Marathon Richland, 509-377-8662, tricitiesmarathon@charter.net , 3rrr.org

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12/31/11 Last Chance Marathon Bellingham, 360-202-2801, tedes12@comcast.net , skagitultrarunners.com/ lastchance

Multisport 6/4/11 Issaquah Triathlon Issaquah, (425) 392-3866, info@ issaquahtri.com, issaquahtri. com/ 6/11/11 Moses Lake Family Triathlons Moses Lake, 253334-4433, info@buduracing. com, buduracing.com 6/17/11 Friday Night Swim Race Kent, info@weraisethebar.com, 6/18/11 Five Mile Lake Women’s Triathlon Auburn, 206-9203983, info@buduracing.com, buduracing.com

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San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon Friday Harbor, 360-472-0908, info@ sanjuanislandmarathon.com , sjmarathon.org

11/27/11 Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle, 206-7293660, info@seattlemarathon. org , seattlemarathon.org

Cottage Lake Tri and Tri Again Woodinville, 206-282-3959, mary@ marymeyerlifefitness.com, marymeyerlifefitness.com

6/25/11 USATriathlon Elite Race Series - TriMonroe-Gateway to Adventure Monroe, usatriathlon.org Lake Padden Triathlon Bellingham, 360-778-7000, lromo@cob.org, cob.org/races

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CALENDAR [ pacific west ] 7/10/11 XTERRA Vashon Off-Road Triathlon Vashon, 206-9203983, info@buduracing.com, buduracing.com Valley Girl Olympic & Sprint Triathlons Spokane, valleygirltri.com SheROX Triathlon - Federal Way, WA Federal Way, barb@ phillytri.com, sheroxtri.com 7/16/11 ChelanMan Multisport Weekend Chelan, chelanman. com 7/17/11 The Summit Plummet Enumclaw, info@ weraisethebar.com, summitplummet.com/ Summit Plummet Triathlon & Duathlon Enumclaw, info@weraisethebar.com, summitplummet.com 7/21/11 TriRock Seattle Issaquah, 1-800-311-1255, trirock@ competitorgroup.com, trirockseries.com

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7/23/11 Oyster Urban Adventure Race Seattle, 877-328-2783, info@tppevents.com, oysterracingseries.com

8/7/11 AquaTerra Seattle Seattle, aquaterraracing@gmail.com, aquaterraracing.com

Padden Road Bike Duathlon Bellingham, 360-778-7000, lromo@cob.org, cob.org/races

XTERRA Black Diamond and 1/2terra Black Diamond, info@weraisethebar.com, xterrablackdiamond.com/

7/30/11 Federal Escape Triathlon Auburn, 425-766-8787, info@ trifreaks.com, trifreaks.com/ federalescapetri.aspx Ellensburg Sprint Triathlon Ellensburg, 206-920-3983, info@buduracing.com, buduracing.com 7/31/11 Whiskey Dick Triathlon & 10K Ellensburg, 206-9203983, info@buduracing.com, buduracing.com 8/6/11 Cascades Edge Triathlon/ Duathlon Enumclaw, events@ racecenter.com, racecenter. com/cascadesedge Lake Samish Triathlon Bellingham, 206-733-9405, jonathanhoskins@hotmail. com, lakesamishtriathlon.com

Kids Rock Triathlon Black Diamond, info@weraisethebar. com, kidsrocktriathlon.com Troika Triathlon Spokane, troikatriathlon@gmail.com, troikatriathlon.com 8/14/11 Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens Lake Stevens, lakestevens703. com 8/20/11 Finish Strong Multisport Weekend Sprint & Olympic Triathlon Monroe, 425-2480908, TeamFASTT@comcast. net, FinishStrongEvents.com 6th Annual Brent Rice Memorial Swim of the Sound Seattle, 206-491-4738, justin@brmsos.com, brmsos. com

8/21/11 Sammamish Splash Kids Triathlon Lake Sammamish, 206-282-3959, mary@ marymeyerlifefitness.com, active.com

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9/10/11 Cottage Lake Tri and Tri Again Woodinville, 206-282-3959, mary@ marymeyerlifefitness.com, marymeyerlifefitness.com

9/18/11 Trek Women Triathlon Series-Seattle Seattle, 877-221-9665 , info@ trekwomenstriathlonseries. com, xxtramile.com

Lake Stevens Sprint & Olympic Triathlons Lake Stevens, 206-920-3983, info@ buduracing.com, buduracing. com

9/24/11 Black Diamond Triathlon/ Duathlon Enumclaw, events@ racecenter.com, racecenter. com/blackdiamond

9/11/11 Seattle Escape from the Rock” Triathlon” Mercer Island, 4158681829, info@envirosports.com, envirosports.com

10/9/11 RunningShoes.com MTB Duathlon Bellingham, 360-7787000, lromo@cob.org, cob.org

The Max Muscle Vancouver Triathlon Vancouver , 360-573-7099, tracy@ maxmusclevancouver.com, maxmusclevancouver.com

6/1/11 Grand Ridge Solstice Run Issaquah, WA, 425 301 7009, roger@4thDimensionRacing. com, EvergreenTrailruns.com

Bonney Lake Triathlon Bonney Lake, 206-920-3983, info@buduracing.com, buduracing.com

9/17/11 Grand Columbian Triathlon Grand Coulee, 425-766-8787, info@trifreaks.com, trifreaks. com/GrandColumbianTri.aspx

6/4/11 Race Beneath the Sun Bellingham, 360-647-5703, kevfaz@comcast.net, gbrc.net

Scoggins Valley Triathlon/ Duathlon Forest Grove, events@racecenter.com,

Kirkland’s Triathlon Kirkland, 503-644-6822, events@ racecenter.com, racecenter.

8/27/11 Bellingham Youth Triathlon Bellingham, 360-778-7000, lromo@cob.org, trithecookie. com/ Lake Sammamish Triathlon Lake Sammamish, 206-9203983, info@buduracing.com, buduracing.com 8/28/11 Lake Meridian Triathlon Kent, info@weraisethebar.com, lakemeridiantri.com/ 9/3/11 North Bend MultiCross North Bend, 425-766-8787, info@ trifreaks.com, trifreaks.com/ NorthBendMultiCross.aspx

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CALENDAR [ pacific west ] Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay & Ultra South Prairie, 253-226-5495, rcwhester@ yahoo.com, rainiertoruston. com 6/5/11 3 Towers Race Olympia, 360970-2896, guerillarunning@ hotmail.com, guerillarunning. com/mountain_marathon.html 6/10/11 Fremont 5K & Briefcase Relay Seattle, 206-729-9972, info@promotionevents.com, promotionevents.com 6/18/11 Urban Dare Seattle Seattle, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@ urbandare.com, urbandare.com Survivor Mud Run Seattle , info@survivormudrun.com, survivormudrun.com Beach to Chowder Long Beach, 360-642-5625, beachtochowder@gmail.com, beachtochowder.com White River 5K Buckley, 253-862-8890-, nathan@ fleetfeetbonneylake.com, fleetfeetbonneylake.com Burien Festival 5K Seattle, runnerspace.com/ eclecticedgeracing Taylor Mt 5 Mile, Half-Mar., Marathon, 50k run Issaquah, roger@4thdimensionracing. com, EvergreenTrailruns.com 6/19/11 Vancouver USA Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Vancouver, 877-269-2009, info@discoverywalk.org, discoverywalk.org 6/25/11 Dog Island Run Anacortes, timwittman@dogislandrun. com, dogislandrun.com Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Seattle, seattle.competitor. com 7/2/11 2nd Annual Bigfoot 5k and 10k Fun Runs Yacolt, 360-904-7617, YacoltEvents@ gmail.com, active.com/running/ yacolt-wa/2nd-annual-bigfoot5k-and-10k-fun-runs-2011 7/3/11 Firecracker 5000 5K Seattle, 206-729-9972, info@ promotionevents.com, promotionevents.com 7/8/11 Relay for Life Bellingham, operations@ bellinghamathleticclub.com, 120 Competitor June 2011

relayforlife.org/relay 7/9/11 Chuckanut Footrace Bellingham, racekelly@ comcast.net, gbrc.net 7/10/11 Timber Town 10K Port Gamble, 360-779-8757, rootsrockrun.com Langley Half Marathon and 10K Langley, racedirector@ langleyhalfmarathon.com, langleyhalfmarathon.com 7/21/11 Soaring Eagle Solstice Run Sammamish, roger@4thdimensionracing. com, EvergreenTrailruns.com 7/22/11 Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage Blaine to Whidbey Island, info@ragnarrelay. com, ragnarrelay.com/race/ northwestpassage 7/23/11 Shoreline 10K & 2 Mile Run Richland, 509-396-7719-, jrheineman@gmail.com, 3rrr.org Bluegrass Fun Run/ Walk Stevenson, columbiagorgerunningclub. com 7/24/11 Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon and HalfMarathon North Bend, 253350-1651, kc7wpd@hotmail. com , littlemarathon.com/ littlemarathon/tunnel Lacamas Lake Half Marathon & 4-Miler Camas, 360-885-4556, dave@fitrightnw.com, lacamaslakerunwalk.com 7/30/11 White River 50 Crystal Mountain, 206-325-4800, searunco@aol.com , whiteriver50.com 8/6/11 Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon Tacoma, 253-862-8890, tony@ tacomacitymarathon.com, tacomanarrowshalf.com Lake Whatcom Run Bellingham, gpfuller@comcast. net, gbrc.net Grand Ridge Trail Run Issaquah, roger@4thdimensionracing. com, EvergreenTrailruns.com 8/13/11 Skamania County Fair and Timber Carnival 101st Year Fun run/walk Stevenson,

columbiagorgerunningclub. com 8/14/11 Transcendence Ultra Olympia, 360-970-2896, guerillarunning@hotmail. com, guerillarunning.com/ Mountain_Marathon.html 8/20/11 Miles for Memories Walk/5K Run Bellingham, 800-4933959, alz@alzsociety.org, alzsociety.org Snoqualmie Railroad Days Run Snoqualmie, 425-9225844, runsnoqualmie.com 2nd Annual Tacoma Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk Tacoma, 202-628-0123, eehrlich@ ccalliance.org, undy5000.org 8/21/11 Lake Union 10K Seattle, 2064991903, info@ totalhealthevents.com, lakeunion10K.com Finish Strong Multisport Weekend Finish Strong 5K &10K runs Monroe, WA, 42528-0908, teamfastt@comcast. net, finishstrongevents.com Salmon Creek at Sunset! Vancouver, 360-909-0211, brian@energyevents.com, energyevents.com 8/27/11 Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run Easton, info@cascadecrest100.com, cascadecrest100.com 9/3/11 Lake Padden Relay Bellingham, danderson@cob. org, gbrc.net 9/6/11 Little Cross XC 5K Pasco, 509547-7333, xtcoach@charter. net, 3rrr.org 9/10/11 Fairhaven Runners 15K Bellingham, 360-7787000, lromo@cob.org, fairhavenrunners.com Plain 100 Mile Plain, cdralph@comcast.net, cascaderunningclub.com/ plain100.html 9/11/11 Iron Girl Seattle Seattle, 813868-5938, contact@irongirl. com, irongirl.com/Events/ Seattle.htm 9/17/11 Stevenson Curves 5th Anniversary 5K Fun Walk/ Run Stevenson, cgrc@live.com, columbiagorgerunningclub. com


CALENDAR [ pacific west ] 9/18/11 You Go Girl! Half Marathon Tacoma, 253-862-8890-, lori@ tacomacitymarathon.com, runyougogirl.com 10/1/11 Run Like a Girl Bellingham, northerndesign@comcast.net, Baker Lake 50K Concrete, bakerlake50k@yahoo.com, bakerlake50k.com 10/15/11 Communities in Schools 5K Bellingham, dennis@ciswhatcom.org, whatcomcounty.ciswa.org Sekani Trail Run Spokane, 509-625-6546-, maho@ spokanecity.org, Defiance 50K Tacoma, 253-862-8890, tony@ tacomacitymarathon.com, defiance50.com 10/23/11 Ft. Steilacoom Trail Run Lakewood, roger@4thdimensionracing. com, EvergreenTrailruns.com 10/29/11 Pumpkin Run 5 Mile Trail Run North Bonneville, cgrc@live.com , columbiagorgerunningclub. com 10/30/11 Spooky 12K Port Gamble, 360779-8757, rootsrockrun.com Run Scared 5K Seattle, 206330-5967, runscared5k@gmail. com, runscared5k.com Tri-Cities Marathon Richland, 509-308-6660, TriCitiesMarathon@charter. net, 3rrr.org/marathon/ 11/6/11 Padden Mudfest Bellingham, tjalling.ypma@wwu.edu, gbrc.net 11/19/11 NAIA Cross Country Championships Vancouver, naia.cstv.com Turkey Trot Bellingham, kryanxc@msn.com, gbrc.net 11/20/11 Doppler 50K Port Gamble, 360-779-8757, rootsrockrun. com Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off Seattle, 206-729-9972, info@promotionevents.com, promotionevents.com

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12/3/11 Fairhaven Frosty Bellingham, 12/10/11 Jingle Bell Run Bellingham, bosen@arthritis.org, bellinghamjbr.kintera.org 12/17/11 Santa Runs Tacoma Tacoma, 253-862-8890, tony@ tacomacitymarathon.com, santarunstacoma.com 12/18/11 12K’s of Christmas Kirkland, 206-729-9972, info@promotionevents.com, promotionevents.com 12/31/11 Yukon Do It Marathon Port Orchard, 253-468-8828, NarrowsBridgeRunningClub@ yahoo.com, narrowsbridgerunningclub.com

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6/25/11 Dead Dog Classic Laramie, 307-760-4797, acmemb2@aol. com, americancycling.org Tour de Prairie Cheyenne, 307-637-6456, sphillips@ cheyennecity.org, cheyennecity. org 7/30/11 Laramie Enduro Laramie, 307-760-1917, enduro.rv@gmail. com, laramieenduro.org 8/14/11 Ride for Sight 2011 Cheyenne, 307-638-9464, jreyno9153@ aol.com,

Multisport 6/4/11 Kids Do Tri Triathlon Cheynne, cheyennesprinttriathlon.com, race@cheyennesprinttriathlon. com 6/18/11 Gem City Bone and Joint Laramie Duathlon Laramie, 307) 742-6170, tedhaskell@ yahoo.com, cyclewyoming.org/ du.htm 7/10/11 Cheyenne Sprint Triathlon/ Duathlon/Aquabike Cheyenne, 307-221-5277, triguy1219@msn. com, cheyennesprinttriathlon. com 7/16/11 Summer Tri Sprint Distance Triathlon Cody, runningintheusa.com

running 6/4/11 Pilot Hill 25K Laramie, highplainsharriers.org 6/5/11 Casper Marathon Experience of a LifeTime Casper, 307-577-4974, runwyoming.com 6/11/11 Windy City Striders 2 Mile Challenge Series Casper, windycitystriders.com 6/18/11 Bighorn Mountain Wild & Scenic Trail Run Dayton, bighorntrailrun@yahoo.com, bighorntrailrun.com Jackson Hole Half Marathon Jackson Hole, redlinerunningcompany.com 6/25/11 24 Hours of Laramie... the Run Laramie, 303249-1112, reid_delman@ geminiadventures.com, 24HourstheRun.com Laramie 100 Laramie, 303-249-1112, reid_delman@ geminiadventures.com, geminiadventures.com High Country Challenge Dubois, (307) 455-2235, dyakids.com 7/4/11 Lander Half Marathon and 5K Challenge for Charities Lander, landercommunityfoundation. org 7/9/11 Star Valley Half Marathon Thayne, starvalleyhalfmarathon.com 7/16/11 Adam Towler Memorial 5K and 10K Laramie, adamtowler. com 7/24/11 Trail Run Series #1 Casper, windycitystriders.com 7/25/11 Buffalo Stampede Cheyenne, active.com 8/27/11 The Antelope Dash Laramie/ Cheyenne, 307-760-3579, antelopedash@yahoo.com, TheAntelopeDash.org 10/1/11 I Love Life 5K Race Laramie, 307-760-5144, ilovelifelaramie@live.com, ilovelifelaramie.org/


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The Long Run By scott Jurek

Racing Flats Aren’t Just for Racing

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gradually into training. The most obvious benefit of racSelection should be based on the ing flats is that they’re lighter. They distance you’ll be training for and initiate quicker turnover and studracing, as well as the amount of ies demonstrate that lighter shoes cushioning and support you desire. reduce energy costs up to 3 percent, Racing footwear can a small number that can be grouped by shape add up to significant time The key to and fit: Shorter distance savings over the course success is shoes are more form of a distance event. I also knowing the fitting and have less believe that running in benefits and outsole surface area; minimalist shoes connects the feet to the ground, aldisadvantages, longer distance shoes have more cushioning lowing the brain to realize matching a flat and support. If you’re acmore sensory information. to your goals customed to running in This promotes body awareand properly highly supportive, cushness that leads to natural introducing the ioned shoes, start with a form adjustments. Racing longer distance flat even flats can provide most of new footwear if you’re planning to run the benefits of barefoot into training a shorter race. Get fit by running; they can also and racing. a trusted specialty runease the transition from ning retailer to find the running shod to barefoot. pair that conforms best to the shape Before you take off in flats, you of your feet. should know the disadvantages. AcGive yourself time to adapt to the cording to the author of “The Lore of new footwear. Injuries result from Running,” Dr. Tim Noakes, “Minimal shoes and racing flats can cause sore training too much, too soon in flats and, in the case of racing, too little, feet, add stress on the musculosktoo soon. Six to eight weeks before eletal system and increase the risk the event in which you want to wear for injury.” To help counter these your flats, make sure to do short potential drawbacks, flats need to be recovery runs in your new shoes selected properly and incorporated

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one to two times per week, and a shorter speed or tempo session once per week. If you’re using the flats as your training shoes, start out by only wearing them to complete 5 to 10 percent of your weekly mileage, broken up into one to two easy recovery runs. Continue to increase the amount of racing flat mileage by 5 to 10 percent each week; at four to six weeks, racing flats can be worn for training at faster paces. It’s a good idea to alternate running in flats with different shoes on a weekly basis because this will require your musculoskeletal system to use different muscles, which can reduce overuse injuries. Keep in mind that the lighter the flat, the quicker they will break down—you might need to replace flats sooner than other shoes. Always pay attention to your body and return to more supportive trainers if you feel an injury coming on. Each runner is unique and adapts to minimalist running differently. Race and train light, but run smart. Based in Boulder, Colo., Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the Western States 100-mile trail run. Read more from Scott at Competitor.com.

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inimalist running shoes are popping up left and right, but this style has long been available in the form of racing flats and spikes. While some runners might feel intimidated by racing flats, rest assured: Racing flats are for everyone.


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INSIDE: Red Rock Racing’s Kimo Seymour Page 67 Tempe’s Bicycle Cellar Simplifies Your Commute Page 68 A Modern Take on the Fireman Spin Page 70

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Trail Guide: Moab’s Fabled Slickrock Trail Page 72

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[ MOUNTAIN WEST ] ON THE RADAR NEWS

Bikes Banned from Popular Boulder Trail The Boulder City Council voted on March 30 to uphold the current ban on mountain bikes in the city’s beloved West Trail Study Area, the Daily Camera reported. Dogs, however, will be allowed. The decision on how the 11,250 acres of land will be regulated came after nearly two years of heated debates over whether mountain bikes and dogs should be allowed on the area’s trails.

 MY FAVORITE THINGS

Kimo Seymour

Photo by Barry Hart Photography

is a self-professed endurance junkie and an Arizona State University-educated businessman. In 2008, he teamed up with two-time Ironman world champion Tim DeBoom to purchase Red Rock Company, a Phoenixbased event production corporation. When he’s not working on one of Red Rock’s eight events or spending time with his two children, Seymour, 49, can be found tearing up the Ironman World Championship or the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike courses. Here are some of Seymour’s Phoenix favorites: Restaurant: Oregano’s Pizza Bistro 523 W. University Drive, Tempe, Ariz. Oreganos.com “The food is outstanding, service is fantastic, and the dessert … ohhhh the dessert.”

1006 E. Warner Road, Ste. 104, Tempe, Ariz. Solesportsrunning.com “You can buy shoes anywhere, but the good service is why people come back. It’s like walking into Cheers—everybody knows your name.”

Dessert: Original Pizza Cookie from Oreganos “If you’ve never had a pizcookie from Oreganos, you ain’t livin’. Picture a chocolate chip cookie in a six-inch deep-dish pizza pan, just out of the oven so it’s hot and gooey with two scoops of vanilla ice cream on top.”

Trail run: South Mountain, Mormon National Telegraph Pass “Eleven miles. This is the Arizona desert at its finest—lots of elevation change, beautiful trails and spectacular views of Phoenix. You’re in the middle of one of the largest cities in the country, but 90 percent of the time you can’t see any of it!”

Running store: Sole Sports Running Zone

Champion Cyclists to Compete in Quiznos Pro Challenge

Training Tip: I tell people you will make or break your entire race in the first 30 miles of the bike, and most people hose this up. It’s really hard to hold back and go easy in the beginning of any long race, but you’ll be glad you did at mile 80. —Kimo Seymour Road ride: End of Pavement through Tortilla Flat Tortillaflataz.com “Spectacular ride with lots of climbing.” Race: Red Rock Race: Barn Burner 104 Redrockco.com “A mountain bike event that appeals to everyone, with solo, two-person and four-person teams, in the beautiful pines of Flagstaff.” Color: Green “Like Landis Cyclery!” Landiscyclery.com

Racing mantra: Ride it like you stole it. Race fuel: Powerbar Powerbar.com “The new High Intensity beta alanine tablets are incredible.” Post race pig out: Four Peaks Brewery 1340 E. 8th St. #104, Tempe, Ariz. Fourpeaks.com “Nothing beats a few slices of greasy pizza, with a nice Four Peaks Brewery Hefeweizen or two...or three.”

Four-time world timetrial champion Fabian Cancellara and Tour de France stars, Frank and Andy Schleck will compete in a pro cycling stage race in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, The Denver Post reported. The Quiznos Pro Challenge takes place Aug. 22 to 28, covering about 600 miles and zipping through 11 cities, all at altitudes of greater than one mile high. The event has been billed as the U.S. equivalent of the Tour de France. To see if the racers ride through your town, go to Quiznosprochallenge.com.

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RACE READY Editor’s picks for must-do races in the Mountain West. • Leadville Marathon in Leadville, Colo., on July 2 The race’s tagline: “Test your strength. Question your sanity.” Put on by the same company that owns the famous Leadville 100 mountain bike race, the Leadville Marathon is an out-and-back course that tops out at 13,185 feet. As race organizers say, “The views will leave you breathless, if you’re not already.” This is one finisher’s medal you won’t want to lose. Leadvilletrail100.com • Mountain Man Triathlons in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Aug. 14 Beat the Phoenix heat by racing in Flagstaff at the 27th annual Mountain Man Triathlons. Chose between the Olympic or half-iron distance races—both have the same killer hill in the run. Mountain Man is decidedly laid-back, just like the triathlon gods intended. That’s why the race Website looks like your kid’s first foray into Web design—it’s all about fun. Mountainmanevents.com • Mt. Evans Hill Climb Challenge in Golden, Colo., on June 23 Forty-eight miles. 9,000 vertical feet. First cyclist to the top of Mt. Evans (max elevation: 14, 150 feet) wins. If that’s too masochistic for you, check out the Lap the Lake Bike race in Leadville, Colo., on the same day—there are 22- and 50mile options. Bicyclerace.com • The Denver Triathlon on July 24 It’s hard to believe this will be the first triathlon hosted by the Mile High City, given its proximity to U.S. triathlon mecca, Boulder. Athletes choose between an Olympic or sprint course and will swim in Sloan’s Lake, bike a fast, flat out-and-back course on Colfax Avenue and take off on the run from Invesco Field at Mile High. Denvertriathlon.com

• The Naked Foot 5K in Highlands Ranch, Colo., on Sept. 11 Barefoot runners will not be the exception at this new series, backed by footwear and outdoor gear goliath, Merrell—they’ll be the rule. Join other nude feetists for a shoe-free run over grass and sidewalks in Redstone Park. If you’re ready to give up your kicks permanently, the charity Soles4Souls will pick them up and donate them to people in need all over the world. Thenakedfoot5k.com

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Bicycle Cellar in Tempe, Ariz. 200 E. 5th St. Suite 105, Tempe, Ariz. Thebicyclecellar.com

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When the city of Tempe, Ariz., issued a request for proposals to run the city’s new bicycle commuter station in late 2008, John Romero jumped on the opportunity. Inspired by facilities he had seen years earlier in Long Beach, Calif., the Phoenix resident and cycling enthusiast whipped up a vision for the ultimate commuter station. Tempe had already built showers, lockers and bike parking; Romero added a membership

structure, bike repairs, custom bike building, used bike sales and rentals. The rental fleet includes over 20 hybrids, cruisers, townies and mountain bikes. “Our business model is based on customer service,” Romero said. “We don’t survive solely off of sales. It’s a combination of things and a lot of sweat equity.” Bicycle Cellar opened on Aug. 24, 2009, and has a current active membership of around 80 people,

including top-ranked Arizona amateur triathlete, Karleen Dirmantas. The Cellar is open seven days a week and Romero now works full time there, a slightly ironic change in occupation for the cyclist who currently commutes 10.5 miles each way to work. “For the last 15 years,” Romero said, “I had been doing commercial photography, shooting national ad campaigns for—of all things—autos.”


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ON THE RADAR [ MOUNTAIN WEST ] BETTER FITNESS

One Pole. No Shame. Dance into Fitness. The pole dance is no longer an activity relegated to dark, smoke-filled rooms in seedy strip joints. Women across the country, including celebrities such as Fergie and Kate Hudson, have discovered the strength, flexibility and relationship benefits of working out with a pole—all thanks to the Internet. “When the Internet became popular in the mid-1990s, the average woman began to see my pole dancing videos and decided they wanted to do it at home,” said Fawnia Dietrich, owner of Pole Fitness Studio in Las Vegas. “People started doing it for fun, to impress their partner, then realized it was a How to Do the great workout.” Fireman Spin Dietrich, 35, began her career as an 1. Hold on to the pole with exotic dancer in Canada in 1994, where both hands. 2. Swing your outside leg she opened what she calls the world’s first upwards, using your abs to pole dancing school. In 2005, she brought lift your leg around the pole. her school to Las Vegas, setting up over 30 (Don’t jump!) poles in two studios by the Palms Casino, 3. Spin around the pole. where students can chose among 14 weekly pole dancing classes and over 20 other fitness classes in Zumba, lap dancing, belly dancing and yoga. “Pole dancing increases strength because you’re using your body weight as resistance. It improves your cardio because you’re consistently moving. It also improves your flexibility and your self-confidence,” Dietrich said. A good sense of humor and normal gym clothes are all you need to start. Dietrich’s classes are 55 minutes long and usually have between three and 20 dancers in them; men are allowed at special co-ed classes. Pole dancing newbies can expect bruises on the inner thighs, shins and calves, Dietrich said. They can also expect to learn moves like “backslides” and the “fireman spin.” Can’t get to Vegas? Pink Fitness in Peoria, Ariz., Poledanc inglesson.com, and Denver’s Tease Studio, Teasestudio.com, have you covered. Poledancinglasvegas.net

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Want to practice at home? Pole prices vary between about $150 and $250. Here are Dietrich’s favorite brands: • X-Pole Xpoleus.com • Platinum Stages Platinumstages.com • Lil’ Mynx Lilmynx.com

AVERAGE JUNE TEMPERATURE IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. BEAT THE HEAT BY RUNNING AT OR BEFORE SUN RISES AT 5:18 A.M. AN EARLY WAKE-UP CALL IS LESS PAINFUL THAN HEATSTROKE.


Cars and bikes united by a mutual love of mud.

Getting dirty. To those with the go-anywhere capability of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a passion for mountain biking, it just comes naturally. And with help from our dedicated partners, you can be sure there will be plenty of muddy trails and a means to enjoy them for a long time to come. Love. It’s what makes a Subaru, a Subaru.

IMBA advises riders to avoid wet trails if possible. Visit imba.com to learn more.

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 TRAIL GUIDE

Slickrock

in Moab, Utah

It has been called the world’s most famous mountain biking trail, but it should be called the world’s most beautifully ironic trail. Slickrock was not originally established for mountain biking at all, but rather for motocross racers who founded the trail in 1969. And as for being slick, the sandstone is as grippy as sand paper, allowing mountain bikers to achieve gravity-defying feats as their tires stay put on steep pitches. If you fall, the sandstone will claim your skin. Not for the faint of heart, the

full Slickrock loop is about 10.5 miles of technical, lung-blasting riding. The trail is marked with white dashes and dots and once you’re on it, there’s no turning back. If that sounds freaky, dip your feet in first on the 2.3-mile Practice Loop. Then pack up plenty of water and set out to conquer one of the world’s most unique trails. If you look up from your front tire, you’ll see petrified sand dunes, deep canyons and the 12,000-foot La Sal Mountains in the distance. Plan to be out there for four hours.

@juliedibens Asked lifeguard this am if he had a spare pair of goggles. He said he had a box of them. But I couldn’t borrow them or buy them. #useful —Dibens is a three-time Xterra World Champion living in Boulder, Colo.

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When you’re done, refuel at Milt’s Stop & Eat diner, a local favorite since 1954. Don’t let the hole-in-the-wall exterior fool you; this place is frequented by some of the world’s best athletes. In fact, it’s run by former pro endurance athlete, Danelle Ballengee, whose pro racing career was famously cut short when she fell 60 feet into a canyon and shattered her pelvis during a training run in 2007. Renown for the chili cheeseburger, Milt’s Stop & Eat has nothing on the menu over $10. Miltsstopandeat.com

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THE PENGUIN CHRONICLES [ BY JOHN BINGHAM ]

The power of each of us is amplified by all of us.

Summer was all about baseball when I was growing up. From the day school let out in June until we went back in September, there was always a baseball mitt hanging over the handlebars of my bicycle. If I were alone, I would throw the red rubber ball against the back wall of the house for hours. If I could find a friend, we’d play catch. If there were three of us, we’d play running the bases. If there were four of us, and one of us had a bat, we’d go to the field and play bounce or fly. With five boys we’d play “500,” where we’d earn points by catching the ball. What made baseball so great was that it could be played alone or in groups large and small. I’ve found the same to be true about running. Currently, I do much of my running and walking alone. It’s not so much by choice that I run alone but by circumstance. As I’ve done more solitary running, I’ve rediscovered the quiet contemplation that only comes when I’m moving. It’s not that I’m opposed to stationary contemplation, it’s just that for me, the act of moving seems

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to unlock my creative storeroom. There are times, though, when I get the chance to run with a buddy. These are the magic runs where two people can erase the differences between them and find themselves unified in effort. There’s something about running in tandem with another person that frees me from the bondage of my own concerns. When the group grows to three or four, the run becomes more of a physical, emotional and spiritual stew. Each of us brings our own unique ingredient to the mix. The power of each of us is amplified by all of us. There’s a sense of shared purpose and common goals that seems to only come through synchronized effort. From time to time I find myself running with larger groups of 40, 50 or more. At that size it’s impossible to connect with anyone but impossible to ignore the connection of everyone. Often these groups are tied together by a cause and when their efforts are in the service of a greater good, the energy created is enough to change the world. But the greatest joy for me is lining up at the starting line of a race. It

doesn’t matter if it’s with 100 people at a local 5K or with 30,000 people at a major half- or full marathon. Standing at the start, looking around at all the anxious participants, feeling their eagerness, knowing that in time we will all be released to chase a dream, is almost overpowering. Standing with others who are all prepared to put it all on the line, I feel both larger and smaller than who I am otherwise. I am one of them. I am willing, as they are, to risk failure in the pursuit of success. I am willing, as they are, to try to find the best of me in public. I concede, as they do, that there is no room for my ego on a racecourse. I am only one person but I am part of an enormous community. Unlike the baseball of my youth, I know that I will never outgrow my desire to run. As long as there are unexplored places in my soul I know that I am going to lace up my shoes and go in search of myself. Waddle on, friends. John Bingham, aka The Penguin, will share his running tales and experiences every month. Have a story of your own to share or a topic you’d like The Penguin to consider? E-mail him at Thepenuin@johnbingham.com.

Illustration by Neil Numberman

Camaraderie in Sport Helps Us Find Our True Selves


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Bike / Run / tRi events: get out theRe and Race

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Triple Bypass Training Camp Evergreen, trainright.com

10/8/11 Cochise County Cycling Classic Tucson, 520-745-2033, info@perimeterbicycling.com, perimeterbicycling.com

Amica 19.7 Phoenix Peoria, 401-437-8881, brewer@eidentsports.com, amicatriathlonseries.com/ Phoenix/

City Park Criterium Denver, 303-886-3508, fleck278@hotmail.com, rockymountainroadclub.org

10/23/11 Cactus to Ghost Towns Tucson, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com

11/20/11 Ford Ironman Arizona Tempe, ironmanarizona.com

CyCling

Marathon/half Marathon 9/24/11 Flagstaff Marathon Flagstaff, 928-214-6331, mountainfun@ flagstaffnordiccenter.com , flagstaffnordiccenter.com/ marathon/marathon.php 10/23/11 Tucson Medical Center Mount Lemmon Marathon Tucson, info@ mountlemmonmarathon.com

Multisport 7/17/11 Mountain Man Sprint Triathlon Flagstaff, 000-000-0000, Eddie@ MountainManEvents.com, mountainmanevents.com/ mountainmantriathlon.htm 8/14/11 Mountain Man Olympic & Half Distance Triathlon Flagstaff, 000-000-0000, Eddie@MountainManEvents. com, mountainmanevents.com/ mountainman1.htm Mountain Man Triathlon Flagstaff, mountainmanevents. com

Photo courtesy of Pikes Peak Marathon

11/6/11 Blue Water Triathlon, 11th Annual Parker, 000-000-0000, Eddie@MountainManEvents.

Event Spot Light

COLORADO CyCling

6/1/11 Ascent Cycling Series Colorado Springs, 719-651-1677, andy@sandcreeksports.com, sandcreeksports.com Bike Tech Talk Boulder, CO , (303)-449-3482, events@outdoordivas.com, outdoordivas.com 6/3/11 MSC #4, Chile Challenge Angel Fire, 720-407-6142, info@ racemsc.com, racemsc.com 24 Hours of ERock Larkspur, 303-282-9020, info@elephantrockride.com, elephantrockride.com Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle Vail, 888883-8245, info@vvf.org, tevamountaingames.com 6/4/11 Erock Twilight Criterium Castle Rock, 303-683-2453, danmieszala@q.com, americancycling.org Teva Mountain Games Vail, 888-883-8245, info@vvf.org, tevamountaingames.com 6/5/11 Elephant Rock Cycling Festival Castle Rock, 303 2829020, info@elephantrockride. com, elephantrockride.com

Teva Mountain Games Road Bike Time Trial Vail, 888-883-8245, info@vvf.org, tevamountaingames.com 6/8/11 Summit Mt. Challenge Series Breckenridge, mavsports.com Ascent Cycling Series Colorado Springs, 719-651-1677, andy@sandcreeksports.com, sandcreeksports.com Triple Bypass Training Camp Evergreen, trainright.com Vail/Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Race Series #2 Vail, 970479-2280, bpappas@vailrec. com, vailrec.com 6/11/11 Healing Wheels Tour Morrison, CO, 303-534-1901, kanderson@brandiron.net, healingwheelstour.com/ index.html Denver-Aspen Classic Denver, rmccrides.com Roan Cliff Chaos - XC Race Rifle, 970-665-6578, wayne@ rifleco.org, rifleco.org The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Denver, 303-9546700, rtr@denverpost.com, ridetherockies.com Winter Park Mountain Bike Race Series - Hill Climb Winter Park, 970-726-1592, psmith@winterparkresort. com, epicsingletrack.com

John Stenner Memorial Time Trials: Colorado TT Championships Denver, 303-757-1892, yvangent@earthlink.net, americancycling.org 6/12/11 Denver Century Ride Denver, 303-55-8184, lripko@csg-sponsorship, denvercenturyride.com

Rocky Mountain Omnium Glenwood Springs, 970-6880102, bikermitchman@yahoo. com, americancycling.org 6/18/11 SENATOR’S BAILEY 100 HUNDO Bailey, 303-424-3221, patm@ridewrc.com, bailey100. com

Beti Bike Bash Lakewood, 303-278-6909, betibikebash@ gmail.com, betibikebash.com

UCI USA Cycling Pro SCT Race Colorado Springs, 719-651-1677, andy@ sandcreeksports.com, sandcreeksports.com

Ridgeline Rampage Castle Rock, hutch@warriorscycling. com, warriorscycling.com

Boulder Sunrise Century Boulder, 303-875-9000, info@ bikerpelli.com, bikerpelli.com

Roan Cliff Chaos - Hill Climb Rifle, 970-665-6578, wayne@ rifleco.org, rifleco.org Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown Durango, durangodevo. com

6/19/11 FIBArk Arkansas Hills Mountain Bike Race Salida, 719-539-5703, salidaraces@ gmail.com, salidarec.com or fibark.net

Angelo’s Criterium Pueblo, 719-406-3939, carlann7@ yahoo.com, americancycling. org

Bicycle Tour of Colorado Central City, 303-985-1180, answer@bicycletourcolorado. com, bicycletourcolorado.com

6/15/11 Vail Mountain Bike Camps Kidsï¿_ Camp Vail, 970-470-3431, info@ vailmountainbikecamps.com, vailmountainbikecamps.com

RMO - Rock the River Road Race / Colorado Master RR Championships Glenwood Springs, 970-688-0102, bikermitchman@yahoo.com, americancycling.org

Steamboat Springs Twilight Criterium Steamboat Springs , 303-444-9833, chris@ dbcevents.com, dbcevents. com/home/steamboat-crit

6/21/11 BetterRide Mountain Bike Skills Camp Crested Butte, 970-335-8226, Info@ BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net

Vail/Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Race Series #3 Vail, 970479-2280, bpappas@vailrec. com, vailrec.com

High Altitude Performance Camp Vail, trainright.com

6/17/11 Colorado Mini Classic Silt, 303-458-5538, americancycling.org

6/22/11 Vail Mountain Bike Camps Kids Camp Vail, 970-470-3431, info@vailmountainbikecamps. com, vailmountainbikecamps. com

Summit Mt. Challenge Series Breckenridge, mavsports.com 6/23/11 Spin Sports Festival Aspen, 303-988-0600, craig@ spinsportsfestival.com, spinsportsfestival.com Bike to Work Day Denver metro area, 303-458-7665, drcog.org 6/24/11 MSC #5, Wildflower Rush Crested Butte, 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, racemsc. com 6/25/11 Lap the Lake Bike Race Leadville, CO, 719-486-7484, lcolley@co.lake.co.us, lakecountyco.com/recreation 7th Annual Bridges of the Butte 24-Hour Townie Tour Crested Butte, 970-949-5075, emily@adaptivesports.org, adaptivesports.org Fat Tire 40 Mountain Bike Race Crested Butte, 800-5454505, scott@cbchamber.com, ftbw.com Great West MS 150 Bike Tour Colorado, 303-698-7470, coloradobikems@nmss.org, bikemscolorado.org Mt. Evans Challenge Golden, rmccrides.com Winter Park Mountain Bike Race Series - X-C Super Loop Winter Park, 970-726-1592, psmith@winterparkresort. com, epicsingletrack.com 6/29/11 Vail Mountain Bike Camps Kids Camp Vail, 970-470-3431, info@vailmountainbikecamps. com, vailmountainbikecamps. com

Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run June 12, Manitou Springs, Colo.

this year, the garden of the gods 10 Mile celebrates its 35th running. While the hills and high altitude will certainly challenge you, the beauty of the course will make for an unforgettable race. gardentenmile.com

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CALENDAR [ MOUNTAIN WEST ] 7/2/11 Mike Horgan Hill Climb Boulder, info@boulderracing. com, Boulderracing.com 7/3/11 Colorado Death Ride Ridgway, rmccrides.com 7/4/11 Firecracker 50 Breckenridge, mavsports.com 7/6/11 Breck Bike Week Breckenridge, 970-453-2913, events@gobreck.com, breckbikeweek.com

TreadFest 2011 Winter Park, 303.293.5311, askrdlant@nscd. org, treadfest.com 7/10/11 Tour of Colorado Denver, 714-267-4591, info@ cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com North Boulder Park Criterium Boulder, 720-2403108, keith@chezharper.com, americancycling.org

GMSV MTB Short Track Series Golden , 303-489-7437, brucewhitesel@hotmail.com,

Triple Bypass - East Bound Evergreen, 303-473-1998, triple@triplebypass.org, teamevergreen.org

Vail Mountain Bike Camps Kidsï¿_ Camp Vail, 970-470-3431, info@ vailmountainbikecamps.com, vailmountainbikecamps.com

Winter Park Mountain Bike Race Series - Super Downhill Winter Park, 970-726-1592, psmith@winterparkresort. com, epicsingletrack.com

Vail/Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Race Series #4 Vail, 970479-2280, bpappas@vailrec. com, vailrec.com

7/13/11 Summit Mt. Challenge Series Breckenridge, mavsports.com

7/8/11 BetterRide Downhill Mountain Bike Camp Summit County , 970-335-8226, Info@ BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net

GMSV MTB Short Track Series Golden , 303-489-7437, brucewhitesel@hotmail.com,

MSC #6, Full Tilt in Telluride Telluride, 720-407-6142, info@ racemsc.com, racemsc.com 7/9/11 BRC Real Estate Criterium Highlands Ranch, CO, andrew@ brccycling.com, brccycling.com MSC #6, Full Tilt in Telluride Mountain Village, 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, racemsc. com Triple Bypass - West Bound Evergreen, 303-473-1998, triple@triplebypass.org, teamevergreen.org Winter Park Mountain Bike Race Series - Valley Point to Point Winter Park, 970-726-1592, psmith@

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winterparkresort.com, epicsingletrack.com

Vail Mountain Bike Camps Kidsï¿_ Camp Vail, 970-470-3431, info@ vailmountainbikecamps.com, vailmountainbikecamps.com 7/14/11 PowerAde Pinnacle Mountain Bike Race Series Crested Butte, 970-349-2217, lwright@cbmr.com, skicb.com 7/15/11 BetterRide Women’s Mountain Bike Skills Camp Steamboat Springs , 970-3358226, Info@BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Camp Leadville, trainright.com 7/16/11 Kaiser Permanente Moonlight Classic Denver,

Camps Kidsï¿_ Camp Vail, 970-470-3431, info@ vailmountainbikecamps.com, vailmountainbikecamps.com

(303) 282-9020, info@ moonlight-classic.com, moonlight-classic.com Breckenridge 100 Breckenridge, hutch@ warriorscycling.com, warriorscycling.com B-68 XC Endurance Race Breckenridge, 408-410-7973, hutch@warriorscycling.com, warriorscycling.com B-32 XC Endurance Race Breckenridge, 408-410-7973, hutch@warriorscycling.com, warriorscycling.com Southeast Colorado Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure Fountain , 719-448-0350, kittybobmama@yahoo.com, komencs.org Tour de Steamboat Pre-Ride Benefit with Andy Hampsten Steamboat Springs, 970-8790480, info@tourdesteamboat. com, tourdesteamboat.com 19th Annual Fat Tire Classic Winter Park, 303293-5311, bjesse@nscd.org, fattireclassic.com 7/17/11 Urban Assault Ride Fort Collins, 303-408-0747, josh@adventurefit.com, urbanassaultride.com Longmont Criterium / Colorado Senior Crit Championships Longmont, 303-478-7590, dmwaugh@ comcast.net, americancycling. org Western Slope Omnium Glenwood Springs, rockymountainomnium.com 7/19/11 Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Camp Leadville, trainright.com 7/20/11 GMSV MTB Short Track Series Golden , 303-489-7437, brucewhitesel@hotmail.com,

Vail/Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Race Series #5 Vail, 970479-2280, bpappas@vailrec. com, vailrec.com

MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 6/5/11 Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Steamboat Springs, 970879-0880, marathon@ steamboatchamber.com, steamboatmarathon.com 6/18/11 Runners Edge of the Rockies Summer/Fall Training Session kick-off run Denver, 303-320-3343, Coach@ RunnersEdgeoftheRockies.com, RunnersEdgeoftheRockies.com 7/5/11 Runners Edge of the Rockies Summer/Fall Speedwork Program kick-off run Denver, 303-320-3343, Coach@ RunnersEdgeoftheRockies.com, RunnersEdgeoftheRockies.com 8/20/11 Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon Manitou Springs, 719-473-2625, raceinfo@ pikespeakmarathon.org 8/21/11 Divas Half Marathon at Vail Vail, continentalroadracing.com 8/27/11 Runners Edge of the Rockies Mid-Summer Training Session kick-off run Denver, 303-320-3343, Coach@ RunnersEdgeoftheRockies.com

MULTISPORT 6/2/11 Tri Coaching - Poppy Sports Boulder, 720 933 5113, camps@ poppysports.com, poppysports. com/TrainingCamps

Vail Mountain Bike

Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon June 25, Loveland, Colo.

North Lake Park in Loveland, Colo., is home to this Olympicdistance race, known for its scenic course and post-race party. Lovelandlaketolake.com


CALENDAR [ MOUNTAIN WEST ] Stroke & Stride #1 Boulder Reservoir, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com 6/3/11 Metro Brokers Triathlon Friday Denver, 303-843-0100, race@metrobrokerstriathlon. com, metrobrokerstriathlon.com 6/4/11 Kids Only Triathlon Longmont, 303-774-4771, sara.stewart@ ci.longmont.co.us, ci.longmont. co.us/rec/special/ HRCA Tune Up Triathlon Highlands Ranch , 303-4717039, jreister@hrcaonline.org, highlandsranchrunseries.com HRCA Tune Up Kids Mini Triathlon Highlands Ranch , 303-471-7039, jreister@hrcaonline.org, highlandsranchrunseries.com Boulder Sunrise Tri/Du/Run Boulder, info@yourcausesports. org, yourcausesports.org HRCA Tune-Up Sprint Triathlon Highlands Ranch, highlandsranchrunseries.com

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6/5/11 31st Annual Longmont Triathlon Longmont, 303651-8405, karen.charles@ ci.longmont.co.us, ci.longmont. co.us/rec/special/ 6/8/11 Lake Loveland Open Water Swim Loveland, 970-667-3999, info@3xfast.com, 3xfast. com/articles/lake-lovelandopen-water-swims-pg191. htm?preview= true&sectionid=373 6/9/11 Triathlon Performance Camp Colorado Springs, trainright.com Stroke & Stride #2 Boulder Reservoir, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com 6/10/11 Denver Fit Conference & MMA Sports Expo Denver, achievefitnessusa.com Lyons Outdoor Games Lyons, 303-823-8250, recreation@townoflyons.com, lyonsoutdoorgames.com

6/11/11 Highline Hustle Sprint Triathlon Grand Junction , 970-254-3893, stacyp@gjcity. org, gjcity.org Zoot Aspen Triathlon/ Duathlon/Aquabike Aspen, 970-429-2093, aspenspecialevents@ci.aspen. co.us, aspenrecreation.com 6/12/11 Open Water Swim Clinic Littleton/Lakewood, pete@ milehighmultisport.com, milehighmultisport.com Greeley Triathlon Greeley, info@greeleytriathlon.com, greeleytriathlon.com USA Triathlon Rocky Mtn Region Junior Championship Greeley, info@greeleytriathlon. com, greeleytriathlon.com Greeley 13-15 Age Group Triathlon Greeley, info@ greeleytriathlon.com, greeleytriathlon.com Foothills Feat Mini Sprint and Kids Triathlon Littleton, 303.579.9488,

trishbyerley@gmail.com, foothillsfeattriathlon.com BAM Bare Bones Open Water Swim Boulder, jascott@indra. com, bamswimteam.org

6/22/11 Lake Loveland Open Water Swim Loveland, 970-667-3999, info@3xfast.com

Series Aurora, 203-313-3546, cgutti77@hotmail.com, withoutlimits.com AQUAMAN Swim and Swim/Run Series #1 Denver, CO, (203)313-3546, withoutlimitsproductions@ gmail.com, withoutlimits.co

Mini Ha Ha Triathlon Broomfield, 303-464-5500, ci.broomfield.co.us/recreation

6/23/11 Stroke & Stride #4 Boulder Reservoir, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com

6/14/11 Springs Splash and Dash Colorado Springs, 719-337-2737, lrainsberger@comcast.net, pprrun.org

6/25/11 Tough Mudder Colorado Saturday Avon, 7186436171, info@toughmudder.com, toughmudder.com

6/16/11 Stroke & Stride #3 Boulder Reservoir, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com

Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon and Aquabike Loveland, 970-669-6372, peggy@lovelandlaketolake. com, lovelandlaketolake.com

6/18/11 Open Water Swim Clinic Littleton/Lakewood, pete@ milehighmultisport.com, milehighmultisport.com

6/26/11 Tough Mudder Colorado - Sunday Avon, 7186436171, info@toughmudder.com, toughmudder.com

6/19/11 5430 Sprint Triathlon Boulder, 813-868-5933, bouldertriseries.com

Craig Duathlon Craig, ccat@ springsips.com, runningseries. com

AQUAMAN Swim and Swim/Run Series #2 Denver, CO, (203)313-3546, withoutlimitsproductions@ gmail.com, WithoutLimits.co

6/28/11 Aquaman Swim/Run

7/6/11 Lake Loveland Open Water

Springs Splash and Dash Colorado Springs, 719-337-2737, lrainsberger@comcast.net, pprrun.org 6/30/11 Stroke & Stride #5 Boulder Reservoir, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com 7/5/11 Aquaman Swim/Run Series Aurora, 203-313-3546, cgutti77@hotmail.com, withoutlimits.com


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CALENDAR [ mountain west ] Swim Loveland, 970-667-3999, info@3xfast.com, 3xfast. com/articles/lake-lovelandopen-water-swims-pg191. htm?preview= true&sectionid=373 7/7/11 Stroke & Stride #6 Boulder Reservoir, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com 7/9/11 Adventure Xstream Series - Summit 6/12/18hr Frisco, 970-403-5320, 2011@ gravityplay.com, gravityplay. com Pagosa Duathlon Pagosa Springs, (970) 264-9075, acvap@centurytel.net, acvap. org/duathlon.html Open Water Swim Race Series Lakewood/Littleton, pete@milehighmultisport.com, milehighmultisport.com LG Triathlon Eagle, 970-3289565, vvcf.org 7/10/11 Boulder Peak Triathlon Boulder, 813-868-5933, bouldertriseries.com Colorado Adventure Retreat Winter Park, 303-545-9295, colleen@womensquest.com, womensquest.com/retreats SheROX Triathlon - Aurora, CO Aurora, barb@phillytri.com, sheroxtri.com

HRCA Kids Mini Tri N July Highlands Ranch , 303-4717039, jreister@hrcaonline.org, highlandsranchrunseries.com XTERRA Mountain Championship Avon, 877-7518880, info@xterraplanet.com, xterraplanet.com

Lookout Mountain Triathlon Golden, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com

HRCA Tri-N-July Triathlon Highlands Ranch, highlandsranchrunseries.com

Loveland Sprint Triathlon Loveland, 970-669-6372, peggy@lovelandlaketolake. com, lovelandsprinttri.com

7/17/11 Tri-It-High Sprint Triathlon Leadville, 719-486-7484, lcolley@co.lake.co.us, lakecountyco.com/recreation Du-It-High Duathlon� Leadville, 719-486-7484, lcolley@co.lake.co.us, lakecountyco.com/recreation Open Water Swim Clinic Lakewood/Littleton, pete@ milehighmultisport.com, milehighmultisport.com 7/18/11 Dunk-N-Dash Avon , 970-7484060, kroberts@avon.org, avonrec.org

7/12/11 Aquaman Swim/Run Series Aurora, 203-313-3546, cgutti77@hotmail.com, withoutlimits.com

AQUAMAN Swim and Swim/Run Series #4 Denver, CO, (203)313-3546, withoutlimitsproductions@ gmail.com, WithoutLimits.co

AQUAMAN Swim and Swim/Run Series #3 Denver, CO, (203)313-3546, withoutlimitsproductions@ gmail.com, WithoutLimits.co

7/20/11 Lake Loveland Open Water Swim Loveland, 970-667-3999, info@3xfast.com, 3xfast. com/articles/lake-lovelandopen-water-swims-pg191. htm?preview= true&sectionid=373

Stroke & Stride #7 Boulder Reservoir, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com

AdventureXstream Series Summit County, 970-259-7771, events@gravityplay.com, gravityplay.com

Loveland Little Sprint Triathlon Loveland, 970203-2519, dawn.paepke@ bannerhealth.com, mckeefoundation.com

7/19/11 Aquaman Swim/Run Series Aurora, 203-313-3546, cgutti77@hotmail.com, withoutlimits.com

7/14/11 Tri Coaching - Poppy Sports Boulder, 720 933 5113, camps@ poppysports.com, poppysports. com/TrainingCamps

Open Water Swim Race Series Lakewood/Littleton, pete@milehighmultisport.com, milehighmultisport.com

Big Sky Duathlon Bennett, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com

7/11/11 Dunk-N-Dash Avon , 970-7484060, kroberts@avon.org, avonrec.org

Springs Splash and Dash Colorado Springs, 719-337-2737, lrainsberger@comcast.net, pprrun.org

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7/16/11 HRCA Junior Tri N July Highlands Ranch , 303-4717039, jreister@hrcaonline.org, highlandsranchrunseries.com

7/21/11 Stroke & Stride #8 Boulder Reservoir, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com 7/23/11 Loveland Little Sprint Triathlon Loveland, CO, 970-203-2519, dawn. paepke@bannerhealth.com, mckeefoundation.com

7/24/11 Steamboat Lake’s High Altitude Sprint Clark, Colorado, 970.846.8678, joyusat@hotmail.com, steamboattriathlon.com The Denver Triathlon Denver, 720-984-1761, info@denvertriathlon.com, denvertriathlon.com 7/25/11 Dunk-N-Dash Avon, 970-7484060, kroberts@avon.org, avonrec.org 7/26/11 Aquaman Swim/Run Series Aurora, 203-313-3546, cgutti77@hotmail.com, withoutlimits.com AQUAMAN Swim and Swim/Run Series #5 Denver, CO, (203)313-3546, withoutlimitsproductions@ gmail.com, WithoutLimits.co Springs Splash and Dash Colorado Springs, 719-337-2737, lrainsberger@comcast.net, pprrun.org 7/28/11 Stroke & Stride #9 Boulder Reservoir, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com 7/30/11 Creek Streak Tri/Du/Run Aurora, info@yourcausesports. org, yourcausesports.org Open Water Swim Clinic Lakewood/Littleton, pete@ milehighmultisport.com, milehighmultisport.com My Way or the Tri Way Triathlon and Duathlon Aurora Reservoir, 720-934-2345,


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CALENDAR [ MOUNTAIN WEST ] info@racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com

Rohto Ironman 70.3 Boulder Boulder, 813-868-5940,

colleen@womensquest.com, womensquest.com/retreats

BAM Bare Bones Open Water Swim Boulder, jascott@indra. com, bamswimteam.org

8/8/11 Dunk-N-Dash Avon, 970-7484060, kroberts@avon.org, avonrec.org

8/27/11 Adventure Xstream Series Glenwood Springs Glenwood Springs, 970-403-5320, 2011@ gravityplay.com, gravityplay. com

Rocky Mountain State Games - Triathlon Colorado Springs, alanmdavidson@ hotmail.com, thesportscorp.org 8/1/11 Dunk-N-Dash Avon, 970-7484060, kroberts@avon.org, avonrec.org 8/2/11 Aquaman Swim/Run Series Aurora, 203-313-3546, cgutti77@hotmail.com, withoutlimits.com AQUAMAN Swim and Swim/Run Series #6 Denver, CO, (203)313-3546, withoutlimitsproductions@ gmail.com, WithoutLimits.co Springs Splash and Dash Colorado Springs, 719-337-2737, lrainsberger@comcast.net, pprrun.org 8/3/11 Lake Loveland Open Water Swim Loveland, 970-667-3999, info@3xfast.com, 3xfast. com/articles/lake-lovelandopen-water-swims-pg191. htm?preview= true&sectionid=373 Stroke & Stride #10 Boulder Reservoir, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com 8/6/11 XTERRA Indian Peaks presented by Fleet Feet Nederland, 303-960-8129, paul@digdeepsports.com, digdeepsports.com

8/13/11 Open Water Swim Race Series Lakewood/Littleton, pete@milehighmultisport.com, milehighmultisport.com 8/14/11 Outdoor Divas Sprint Triathlon - All Women’s Event Longmont, 303-408-1195, withoutlimitsproductions@ gmail.com, WithoutLimits.co Columbia Muddy Buddy Boulder Boulder, 1-800311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, muddybuddy.com 8/17/11 Lake Loveland Open Water Swim Loveland, 970-667-3999, info@3xfast.com, 3xfast. com/articles/lake-lovelandopen-water-swims-pg191. htm?preview= true&sectionid=373 8/20/11 HRCA Splash Mash Dash Triathlon Highlands Ranch , 303-471-7039, jreister@hrcaonline.org, highlandsranchrunseries.com HRCA Kids Mini Splash Mash Dash Triathlon Highlands Ranch , 303-4717039, jreister@hrcaonline.org, highlandsranchrunseries.com

Open Water Swim Clinic Lakewood/Littleton, pete@ milehighmultisport.com, milehighmultisport.com

RattleSnake Triathlon - Olympic Aurora, 303-6908586, jimflint@spamarrest. com, rattlesnaketri.com

BEC Tri Avon, 210-219-8049, david@bectri.com, bectri.com

Fall Frenzy Kids Tri Castle Rock, nroderick@mho.com, fallfrenzy.com

MSC #8, Blast the Mass Snowmass Village, 720-4076142, info@racemsc.com, racemsc.com

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8/9/11 Springs Splash and Dash Colorado Springs, 719-337-2737, lrainsberger@comcast.net, pprrun.org

BAM Bare Bones Open Water Swim Boulder, jascott@indra. com, bamswimteam.org

Xterra Lory Bellvue, CO, 303-408-1195, withoutlimitsproductions@ gmail.com, WithoutLimits.co Oyster Urban Adventure Race Denver, 877-328-2783, info@tppevents.com, OysterRacingSeries.com Iron Girl Boulder Women’s Triathlon Boulder, 813-868-4747, info@ irongirl.com, irongirl.com/ Events/Boulder.htm AdventureXstream Series Glenwood Springs, 970-2597771, events@gravityplay.com, gravityplay.com 8/28/11 Steamboat Triathlon Steamboat Springs, 970.846.8678, joy@mybrokers. com, steamboattriathlon.com 8/31/11 Lake Loveland Open Water Swim Loveland, 970-667-3999, info@3xfast.com, 3xfast. com/articles/lake-lovelandopen-water-swims-pg191. htm?preview= true&sectionid=373 9/3/11 14th Annual Tenderfoot Mountain Duathlon and Triathlon Salida, 719-5396738, salidaraces@gmail.com, tenderfoottriathlon.com Boulder Sunset Tri/ Du/Run Boulder, info@ yourcausesports.org, yourcauseports.org Open Water Swim Race Series Lakewood/Littleton, pete@milehighmultisport.com, milehighmultisport.com Racing Underground Open Water Swim Boulder, 303-6427917, info@racingunderground. com, racingunderground.com

8/7/11 Horsetooth Open Water Swim Fort Collins, 970-4821818, info@horsetoothswim. com, horsetoothswim.com

8/21/11 RattleSnake Triathlon Sprint Aurora, 303-690-8586, jimflint@spamarrest.com, rattlesnaketri.com

MSC #9, Sol Survivor Granby, 720-407-6142, info@racemsc. com, racemsc.com

Tri for the Cure Denver, info@ triforthecure-denver.com, triforthecure-denver.com

8/22/11 Women’s Quest Horse Camp Adventure Vacation Peaceful Valley, 303-545-9295,

6/1/11 Renaissance on the River Golden, (303) 988-2943, info@ raguides.com, RAGuides.com

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CALENDAR [ MOUNTAIN WEST ] 6/3/11 Introduction to River Kayaking (Lesson #1) Boulder, 303-988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com 6/4/11 Introduction to River Kayaking (Lesson #1) Littleton, 303-988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com

6/8/11 Renaissance on the River Golden, (303) 988-2943, info@ raguides.com, RAGuides.com 6/10/11 Introduction to River Kayaking (Lesson #1) Littleton, 303-988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com

6/5/11 Beginner River Kayaking (Lesson #2) Littleton, 303988-2943, info@raguides.com, raguides.com

6/11/11 Intermediate River Kayaking (Lesson #4) Near Glenwood Springs, CO, (303) 988-2943, info@raguides.com, RAGuides.com

Beginner/Intermediate River Kayaking on Colorado River (Lesson #3) Dotsero, 303-988-2943, info@raguides. com, raguides.com

Beginner Sea Kayaking Lesson Littleton, (303) 9882943, info@raguides.com, RAGuides.com

6/7/11 Mastering the Roll (Lesson #3) Golden, (303) 988-2943, info@ raguides.com, RAGuides.com

6/12/11 Beginner River Kayaking (Lesson #2) Littleton, 303988-2943, info@raguides.com, raguides.com

Golden River Sports Free Kayak Demo Night Golden, (303) 215-9386, Bart@ GoldenRiverSports.net, GoldenRiverSports.net

Intermediate Kayaking (Lesson #5) Near Glenwood Springs, CO, (303) 988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com

6/14/11 Golden River Sports Free Kayak Demo Night Golden, (303) 215-9386, Bart@ GoldenRiverSports.net, GoldenRiverSports.net 6/15/11 Renaissance on the River Golden, (303) 988-2943, info@ raguides.com, RAGuides.com 6/16/11 FIBArk Pine Creek Boater X Buena Vista, 719-221-1500, fibarkmark@gmail.com, fibark.net 6/17/11 FIBArk Freestyle Kayak Salida, 719-221-1500, fibarkmark@gmail.com, fibark.net/ FIBArk Wildwater Series - National Championships Salida, 719-221-1500, fibarkmark@gmail.com, fibark.net/ FIBArk Slalom Races National Championships Salida, 719-221-1500, fibarkmark@gmail.com, fibark.net/

Introduction to River Kayaking (Lesson #1) Boulder, 303-988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com 6/18/11 FIBArk SUP Competitions Salida, 719-221-1500, fibarkmark@gmail.com, fibark.net/ Introduction to River Kayaking (Lesson #1) Littleton, 303-988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com Beginner River Kayaking on Colorado River (Lesson #2) Dotsero, 303-988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com 6/19/11 FIBArk Downriver Race Salida, 719-221-1500, fibarkmark@gmail.com, fibark.net/ Beginner River Kayaking (Lesson #2) Littleton, 303988-2943, info@raguides.com, raguides.com 6/21/11 Kayaking Rolling Fundamentals (Lesson #2)

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Golden, (303) 988-2943, info@ raguides.com, RAGuides.com Golden River Sports Free Kayak Demo Night Golden, (303) 215-9386, Bart@ GoldenRiverSports.net, GoldenRiverSports.net 6/22/11 Renaissance on the River Golden, (303) 988-2943, info@ raguides.com, RAGuides.com 6/24/11 5th Annual HERA Climb4Life Boulder, 970-9487360, http://herafoundation. org/about-hera/contact/, herafoundation.org/c4lcolorado-2011 Introduction to River Kayaking (Lesson #1) Littleton, 303-988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com 6/25/11 Intermediate River Kayaking (Lesson #4) Near Glenwood Springs, CO, (303) 988-2943, info@raguides.com, RAGuides.com

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6/26/11 Intermediate Kayaking (Lesson #5) Near Glenwood Springs, CO, (303) 9882943, info@raguides.com, raguides.com Beginner River Kayaking (Lesson #2) Littleton, 303988-2943, info@raguides.com, raguides.com 6/27/11 5 Day Youth Kayaking Camp Denver, 303-988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com 6/28/11 Mastering the Roll (Lesson #3) Golden, (303) 9882943, info@raguides.com, RAGuides.com Golden River Sports Free Kayak Demo Night Golden, (303) 215-9386, Bart@ GoldenRiverSports.net, GoldenRiverSports.net 6/29/11 Renaissance on the River Golden, (303) 9882943, info@raguides.com, RAGuides.com

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CALENDAR [ mountain west ] Running 6/1/11 Summit Trail Running Series Race #1: French Gulch Breckenridge, 970-453-1734, linseyk@townofbreckenridge. com, breckenridgerecreation.com

Fear the Deer trail half marathon Littleton, info@ fearthedeer.co, fearthedeer.co

6/2/11 Boulder Stride 5K Run Boulder, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com

6/5/11 Leaves for Hope Wheat Ridge, 303-694-2202, shannon@bkbltd.com , exempla.org/body.cfm?id=1641

6/4/11 Golden Gate Dirty Thirty Black Hawk , 303-990-9049, megan@goldengatedirtythirty. org, goldengatedirtythirty.org

Teva Mountain Games Spring Runoff Trail Race Vail, 888-883-8245, info@vvf. org, tevamountaingames.com

Jodi’s Race for Awareness Denver, 1-800-428-0642, race@ colo-ovariancancer.org, coloovariancancer.org Trails Day 5K Aurora, 970-4010065, cyusten@auroragov.org, auroragov.org/reservoirs

Fish Hatchery 5K Leadville, 605-641-7580, carlos_ martinez@fws.gov, RMRR Bible Park 2.4M Denver, rmrr@rmrr.org, rmrr.org

Aurora Trails Day 5K Aurora, 970-401-0065, cyusten@ auroragov.org, auroragov.org/ reservoirs

Steps-n-Strides 5K Run/Walk Littleton, 3039321915, kgolenzer@ comcast.net, runningguru. com/EventInformation. asp?eID=1530

Max Silver 3rd Annual Little Dipper Pool Fun Run Colorado Springs, 719-3371535, merrybread@aol.com, pprrun.org

6/9/11 Boulder Stride 5K Run Boulder, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com

Walk/Run for Their Lives Silt, 970-987-3593, recreation@ rifleco.org, rifleco.org

Uni-Hill 2K Boulder, 303-4429097-x33, jessica.gamney@ ironman.com, boulderraces.com

Walk From Obesity Colorado Springs, 719-265-5486, bobbette@phlwls.com, pprrun.org

6/10/11 Pura Vida Pur-A-Thon Denver, 720-343-2803, jgart@brentsplace. org, brentsplace.org

Run for Rio Rye, 719-9473682, jeffaco@earthlink.net, socorunners.org Nielson Two Mile Challenge Colorado Springs, al.grimme@ comcast.net, pprrun.org

6/11/11 35th Anniversay SALOMON Run the Rockies” HalfMarathon & 10K “ Frisco, 303 635-2815, emgmh@ emgcolorado.com, emgcolorado.com

Start! Denver Heart & Stroke Walk Denver, 303-996-8731, denverheartwalk@heart.org, denverheartwalk.org

Weekend Running Well Seminar Denver, 303-4589660, info@CatalystTherapies. com, CatalystTherapies.com

Teva Mountain Games Vail Pass Half Marathon Vail, 888-883-8245, info@vvf.org, tevamountaingames.com

Race For Peace Conifer, 303594-9347, tookie@race-forpeace.com, race-for-peace.com

Turquoise Lake Half Marathon Leadville, 605641-7580, carlos_martinez@ fws.gov, Taste of Louisville 1/2 Marathon & 5K Louisville, 970389-0310, info@canyoumove. me, tasteoflouisvillehalf.com

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Golden Gold Rush Quarry Run Golden, 303-277-0040, terry.raney@lafarge-na.com, GoldenGoldRush.com

Fire Hydrant 5, Walk/ Run and Pet Fair Fort Collins, 970-226-3647-x241, development@larimerhumane. org, larimerhumane.org 2011 Mile High Amazing Race Denver, isabel.werner@ lls.org, lls.org/amazingrace

Turkey Track Trail Marathon Pagosa Springs, joingecko.org Hike for Habitat Colorado Springs, 719-475-7800, jenny@ pikespeakhabitat.org, pprrun.org 26th Annual Sunrise Stampede Longmont, 303449-2825, aprichards@juno. com, sunrisestampede.com FastForward Sports Summer/Fall Run Training Boulder , 303-440-1975, fastforwardsports.net FastForward Sports Summer/Fall Run Training Denver, 303-440-1975, fastforwardsports.net Hayden Cog Run Hayden, ccat@springsips.com, runningseries.com Steamworks Animas Valley Half Marathon Durango, 970-749-6139, go-dmt.org/ steamworkshalf.html 6/12/11 Strides for Epilepsy 5K Run/ Walk Denver, 303.377.9774, peret91@yahoo.com, epilepsycolorado.org Estes Park Marathon & Optimist 10K and 5K Estes Park, 970-586-8189, epmarathon.org Desert RATS Multi-Day Foot Race Grand Junction, 303-249-1112, reid_delman@ geminiadventures.com, geminiadventures.com Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run Colorado Springs, 719-4732625, gardentenmile.com 6/13/11 5 Day Youth Kayaking Camp Denver, 303-988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com 6/15/11 Full Moon Run Colorado Springs, cornick_jon@bah.com, pprrun.org Summit Trail Running Series Race #2: Flumes Breckenridge, 970-453-1734, linseyk@ townofbreckenridge.com, breckenridgerecreation.com 6/16/11 FIBArk Hill Climb Salida, 719-539-5703, salidaraces@ gmail.com, salidarec.com or fibark.net Boulder Stride 5K Run Boulder, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com


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CALENDAR [ MOUNTAIN WEST ] 6/17/11 RMRR Father’s Day Mile Denver, rmrr@rmrr.org, rmrr.org 6/18/11 2011 GooseChase Greenwood Village, (303) 290-9922, admin@gvchamber.com, goosechase.org FIBArk 5K and 10K Road Races Salida, 719-539-5703, salidaraces@gmail.com, salidarec.com or fibark.net 33rd Annual Sailin’ Shoes Colorado Springs, 719 632 2633, runnersroost01@aol. com, runnersroostcs.com 7th Annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma 3K/5K Walk Aurora, 303-806-6686, cbesselievre@scleroderma. org, scleroderma.org Women’s Vision Foundation Mentor’s Walk Denver, 303694-2202, shannon@bkbltd. com , womensvision.org/ The Naked Foot 5k Boulder, CO, 720-336-0234, info@

90 Competitor June 2011

thenakedfoot5k.com, thenakedfoot5k.com

habitatgrandcounty.org, habitatgrandcounty.org

graywren@comcast.net, pprrun.org

CMRA Sand Creek 5M Aurora, 720-480-2370, comastersrun.org

SET the PACE for Prostate Cancer 5K Denver, 303316-4685, heidi.schuman@ prostateconditions.org, setthepacerace.org

La Sportiva Vail Summer Solstice Trail Run Avon, 970479-2280, mthomas@vailrec. com, vailrec.com

The Naked Foot Barefoot Running 5K TBD, 720-3360234, info@thenakedfoot5k. com, thenakedfoot5k.com Women’s Vision Foundation Mentor’s Walk Denver, 303694-2202, shannon@bkbltd. com , womensvision.org/ Habitat Hobble Fraser, 970-887-9138, grandhabitat@earthlink.net, habitatgrandcounty.org Mount Evans Ascent Idaho Springs, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com

6/19/11 FIBArk 10K Trail Run Salida, 719-539-5703, salidaraces@ gmail.com, salidarec.com or fibark.net Father’s Day 4k Boulder, 303-517-7046, Henry@ Boulderrunningcompany.com, fathersday4k.com Beginner/Intermediate River Kayaking on Colorado River (Lesson #3) Dotsero, 303-988-2943, info@raguides. com, raguides.com

San Juan Solstice 50 Mile Run Lake City, info@lakecity50. com, lakecity50.com

Apex Father’s Day 5K Run and Family Fun Run Arvada, 303-463-4270, rachelv@ apexprd.org, apexprd.org/5k

Habitat Hobble Winter Park, 970-887-9138, info@

Sailinï¿_ Shoes Colorado Springs, 719-685-9513,

Apex Park and Recreation District Foundation Father’s Day 5K Fun Run Arvada, 303424-2739, apexprd.org Father’s Day 5K Fort Collins, 970-221-6358, jwalusis@fcgov. com, fcgov.com/recreation 6/20/11 5 Day Youth Kayaking Camp Denver, 303-988-2943, info@ raguides.com, raguides.com 6/23/11 Boulder Stride 5K Run Boulder, 303-642-7917, info@ racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com 6/25/11 JOE COLTON’S OFF ROAD RUN ROLLINGSVILLE, 303-517-7046, Henry@Boulderrunningcompany. com, joecoltonrace.com

Undy 5000 Denver, 303-6942202, shannon@bkbltd.com , support.ccalliance.org/site/ PageServer?pagename=undy_ landing

6/26/11 Stadium Stampede Denver, 303-694-2202, shannon@ bkbltd.com , exempla.org/body. cfm?id=925

Slacker Half Marathon/ Relay/4-Mile Races Georgetown, 303-679-2312, bluther@co.clear-creek.co.us, slackerhalfmarathon.com

North Face Hellacious Trail Challenge Colorado Springs, 719-761-2291, shawnfinley78@ yahoo.com,

Joe Colton’s Off Road Run Rollingsville, 303-517-7046, henry@ boulderrunningcompany.com, joecoltonrace.com Avon Walk For Breast Cancer Denver, 888-540-9255, info@avonwalk.org, avonwalk. org Leadville Trail 100 Training Camp Leadville, 719-486-3502, kathy@leadvilletrail100.com, leadvilletrail100.com Panoramic Summer Series Colorado Springs, 719-6361290, lvstansberry@qwest. net, pprrun.org

Lyons River Run 5K Lyons, 303-823-8250, recreation@ townoflyons.com, townoflyons. com Denver Promise Walk and 5K Run for Preeclampsia Denver , 303-834-5502, amandaoasis@ hotmail.com, promisewalk. org/pfpw/fundevent. asp?nnaffundid=28 6/29/11 Summit Trail Running Series Race #3: Bakers Tank Breckenridge, 970-453-1734, linseyk@townofbreckenridge. com, breckenridgerecreation. com 6/30/11 Boulder Stride 5K Run Boulder, 303-642-7917, info@


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CALENDAR [ mountain west ] racingunderground.com, racingunderground.com 7/1/11 EMU Eco Climb-It Challenge Snowmass Village, 5613462251, jeff.regan@emufestival.com, emufestival.com/challenge 7/2/11 Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half Marathon Leadville, 719-486-3502, leadvilletrail100.com Copper Mountain 10K Trail Race Copper Mountain, 303-926-1017, craig@ enduranceeventmarketing. com, copperhalf.com First Saturday Run Colorado Springs, 719-635-3833, corunco@aol.com, corunco. com/firstsaturday.html

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Four on the Fourth 4K Boulder, 303-545-6755, l.avery@att.net, averybrewing.com Freedom Run 5K Evergreen, 303-674-6400, nhiester@ mtevans.org, mtevans.org Georgetown 4th of July Run/Walk Georgetown, 303489-7437, brucewhitesel@ hotmail.com HRCA Independence Day 5K Highlands Ranch, highlandsranchrunseries.com Liberty Point 5K Run/Walk Pueblo, 719-583-4455, bianca. hicks@co.pueblo.co.us,

Rendezvous Run for Independence Winter Park, 970-726-4118, visitorcenter@ playwinterpark.com, playwinterpark.com

Independence Day 10K Trail Run Breckenridge, 970-453-1734, linseyk@ townofbreckenridge.com, breckenridgerecreation.com

7/3/11 Copper Mountain 1/2 Marathon & 5k Copper Mountain, 303-926-1017, craig@ enduranceeventmarketing.com, enduranceeventmarketing.com

Palmer Lake 4th of July Colorado Springs, sue@ monumentalfitness.com, pprrun.org

La Sportiva Vail Hill Climb Vail, 970-479-2280, mthomas@ vailrec.com, vailrec.com Veteranï¿_s Home Run 5K Colorado Springs, 719-2371276, cornick_jon@bah.com, pprrun.org

7/4/11 Liberty Run Denver, 303-6942202, shannon@bkbltd.com , hallucinationsports.com/page/ show/205378-liberty-run-4-mile Boogie’s Diner Buddy 5M Run Aspen, 970.920.2130, info@ aspenchamber.org, buddyprogram. org/sitepages/pid33.php Palmer Lake Elementary July 4th Fun Run Palmer Lake, CO, 719-492-0287, malisa@ colarelliconstruction.com, july4funrun.com/ Telluride Tour de Force Classic Telluride, 970.728.0251, info@cjtiming.com,

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Blue Ribbon Fun Run/ Walk Silverton, chamber@ silvertoncolorado.net, silvertonevents.com

Nielson Two Mile Challenge Colorado Springs, al.grimme@ comcast.net, pprrun.org

Steamboat Sprint Steamboat Springs, ccat@springsips.com, runningseries.com

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests

43rd Annual Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3 Marathon Gothic, 970-349-7420, dev@ rmbl.org, rmbl.org

FireKracker 5K Fort Collins, firekracker5k@gmail.com, footoftherockies.com Run 4 the 4th Castle Rock, 303-903-0017, mike@mikeboyle. com, run4the4th.com/ 7/6/11 Summit Trail Running Series Race #4: Horseshoe Gulch Breckenridge, 970-453-1734, linseyk@townofbreckenridge. com, breckenridgerecreation.com

IDAHO

Marathon/half Marathon 8/27/11 Mesa Falls Marathon and Half Marathon Ashton, 208-652-7771, webmaster@ mesafallsmarathon.com , mesafallsmarathon.com 9/3/11 Idaho State Journal Pocatello Marathon and Half Marathon Pocatello, 208-2334754, PocatelloRun@aol.com , PocatelloMarathon.com 9/10/11 Salmon Marathon and Half Marathon Salmon,

208-756-7586, racedirector@ salmonmarathon.com , salmonmarathon.com

Multisport 6/26/11 Ironman Coeur d’Alene Coeur d’Alene, ironmancda.com

MONTANA CyCling

7/17/11 Tour of Yellowstone & Beartooth Byway Billings, 714-267-4591, info@cyclingescapes.com, cyclingescapes.com

Marathon/half Marathon 6/5/11 Lewis and Clark Marathon and Half Marathon Bozeman, staff@fleetfeetbozeman.com , lewisandclarkmarathon.com 7/10/11 Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon Missoula, 406-214-7140, racedirector@ missoulamarathon.org 7/24/11 The Madison Marathon Gravelly Mountains, 406-6825923, info@madcoedc.org 8/6/11 Grizzly Marathon and Half Marathon Choteau, 406-466-3333, director@ grizzlymarathon.com , grizzlymarathon.com

NEW MEXICO CyCling

6/18/11 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest Gallup, (505) 863-4228, lindsay@ttiming.com, 24hitef. com

Angel Fire, 720-407-6142, info@ racemsc.com, racemsc.com 8/20/11 37th Annual Los Alamos Triathlon Los Alamos, 505-6628173, joseph.harris@lacnm.us, losalamosnm.us

NEVADA

CyCling

6/19/11 Nevada City Bicycle Classic Nevada City, usacycling.org, ncnca.org

Marathon/half Marathon 8/13/11 E.T. Full Moon Midnight Marathon, Half, 10K, & 51K Rachel, 702-617-321, info@ calicoracing.com, calicoracing.com 10/29/11 Hoover Dam Marathon and Half Marathon Lake Mead, 702-617-3213, info@calicoracing. com, calicoracing.com

Multisport 7/31/11 Lake Tahoe Sharkfest Swim Incline Village, 4158681829, info@envirosports.com, envirosports.com 8/7/11 Iron Girl Syracuse Women’s Triathlon Brewerton, 813-868-4747, info@irongirl.com Iron Girl Syracuse Women Brewerton, 813-868-4747, info@irongirl.com, irongirl. com/Events/Syracuse.htm 8/21/11 Aflac Iron Girl Las Vegas Women’s Triathlon Lake Las Vegas, irongirl.com

Marathon/half Marathon

9/11/11 Amica Lake Las Vegas Triathlon Las Vegas, sunsetracing.com

6/11/11 Run the Caldera Marathon and Half-Marathon Jemez Springs, recreation@ vallescaldera.gov , vallescaldera.gov/comevisit/ run/index.aspx

9/25/11 Las Vegas International Triathlon and Sprint Triathlon Las Vegas, eddie@ mountainmanevents.com, mountainmanevents.com

9/5/11 Turtle Marathon and Half Marathon Roswell, 575-4200355, roswellruns@gmail. com , sites.google.com/site/ roswellruns/race-schedule

Multisport 6/4/11 MSC #4, Chile Challenge

running 6/3/11 7th Annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run Adventure Reno, 775-8253399, eric@renotahoeodyssey. com, renotahoeodyssey.com 6/25/11 Running With the Devil


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CALENDAR [ MOUNTAIN WEST ] Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 50 miler Lake Mead, 702-617-3213, info@ calicoracing.com

Provo, 801-472-7866, utahvalleymarathon@gmail. com , utahvalleymarathon.com

UTAH

Bear Lake Marathon Garden City, 435-650 0155, info@ mammothmarathons.org

6/11/11 20th Annual Pedalfest Deer Valley Resort , 801-942-3498, intermountaincup.com

7/25/11 The Deseret News Marathon Salt Lake City, 801333-7473, bwood@desnews. com

CYCLING

6/18/11 23rd annual Cook Sanders Associates, Inc. and The Spence Law Firm High Uintas Classic Stage Race Kamas, (307) 783-6470, tarnell@evanstonwy.org, evanstoncycling.org 6/19/11 Wimmer’s XC Race at Sherwood Logan, 801-9423498, intermountaincup.com

MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 6/11/11 Sizzler Utah Valley Marathon & Half Marathon

9/10/11 Mid Mountain Marathon Park City, 435-649-6839, heinrichdeters@yahoo.com Little Grand Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon Price, 435-650 0155, info@ mammothmarathons.org , mammothmarathons.org 9/17/11 NordicTrack Top of Utah Marathon & 5K Logan, 435797-2638, todd.hugie@usu. edu , topofutahmarathon.com

MULTISPORT 6/11/11 Cache Valley Triathlon Hyrum, info@triutah.com, triutah.com 6/18/11 Park City Triathlon Park City, info@bbsctri.com, bbsctri. com 7/2/11 Women Rock Triathlon Peoa, info@bbsctri.com, bbsctri. com/women-rock/ 7/9/11 Echo Triathlon Coalville, info@triutah.com, triutah.com 7/16/11 Scofield Triathlon Scofield, info@bbsctri.com, bbsctri.com Battle at Midway (BAM) Triathlon Midway, 801-4508477, info@bamtriathlon.com, bamtriathlon.com The Battle at Midway Duathlon Midway, 801-4508477, bamtriathlon.com

8/13/11 Mountain Tropic Triathlon Garden City, info@bbsctri. com, bbsctri.com 8/20/11 Jordanelle Triathlon Park City, info@triutah.com, triutah.com 9/17/11 Kokopelli Triathlon St. George, info@bbsctri.com, bbsctri.com 9/24/11 XTERRA USA Championship Ogden, 877-751-8880, info@xterraplanet.com, xterraplanet.com

RUNNING 6/4/11 Pride Day 5K Salt Lake City, info@wasatchracing. com, wasatchracing.com/ prideday5k.html Squaw Peak 50 Provo, squawpeak50.com

6/12/11 Desert R.A.T.S (Race Across The Sand) Moab, 303-249-1112, reid_delman@ geminiadventures.com, geminiadventures.com

7/10/11 Cheyenne Sprint Triathlon/ Duathlon/Aquabike Cheyenne, 307-221-5277, triguy1219@msn.com, cheyennesprinttriathlon.com

6/17/11 Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back Logan to Park City, info@ ragnarrelay.com, ragnarrelay. com/race/wasatchback

RUNNING

WYOMING

6/5/11 Casper Marathon Experience of a LifeTime Casper, 307-577-4974, runwyoming.com

6/25/11 Dead Dog Classic Laramie, 307-760-4797, acmemb2@aol. com, americancycling.org

6/18/11 Bighorn Mountain Wild & Scenic Trail Run Dayton, bighorntrailrun@yahoo.com, bighorntrailrun.com

CYCLING

Tour de Prairie Cheyenne, 307-637-6456, sphillips@ cheyennecity.org, cheyennecity.org

MULTISPORT 6/18/11 Gem City Bone and Joint Laramie Duathlon Laramie, 307) 742-6170, tedhaskell@yahoo.com , cyclewyoming.org/du.htm

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The Long Run By scott Jurek

Racing Flats Aren’t Just for Racing

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gradually into training. The most obvious benefit of racSelection should be based on the ing flats is that they’re lighter. They distance you’ll be training for and initiate quicker turnover and studracing, as well as the amount of ies demonstrate that lighter shoes cushioning and support you desire. reduce energy costs up to 3 percent, Racing footwear can a small number that can be grouped by shape add up to significant time The key to and fit: Shorter distance savings over the course success is shoes are more form of a distance event. I also knowing the fitting and have less believe that running in benefits and outsole surface area; minimalist shoes connects the feet to the ground, aldisadvantages, longer distance shoes have more cushioning lowing the brain to realize matching a flat and support. If you’re acmore sensory information. to your goals customed to running in This promotes body awareand properly highly supportive, cushness that leads to natural introducing the ioned shoes, start with a form adjustments. Racing longer distance flat even flats can provide most of new footwear if you’re planning to run the benefits of barefoot into training a shorter race. Get fit by running; they can also and racing. a trusted specialty runease the transition from ning retailer to find the running shod to barefoot. pair that conforms best to the shape Before you take off in flats, you of your feet. should know the disadvantages. AcGive yourself time to adapt to the cording to the author of “The Lore of new footwear. Injuries result from Running,” Dr. Tim Noakes, “Minimal shoes and racing flats can cause sore training too much, too soon in flats and, in the case of racing, too little, feet, add stress on the musculosktoo soon. Six to eight weeks before eletal system and increase the risk the event in which you want to wear for injury.” To help counter these your flats, make sure to do short potential drawbacks, flats need to be recovery runs in your new shoes selected properly and incorporated

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one to two times per week, and a shorter speed or tempo session once per week. If you’re using the flats as your training shoes, start out by only wearing them to complete 5 to 10 percent of your weekly mileage, broken up into one to two easy recovery runs. Continue to increase the amount of racing flat mileage by 5 to 10 percent each week; at four to six weeks, racing flats can be worn for training at faster paces. It’s a good idea to alternate running in flats with different shoes on a weekly basis because this will require your musculoskeletal system to use different muscles, which can reduce overuse injuries. Keep in mind that the lighter the flat, the quicker they will break down—you might need to replace flats sooner than other shoes. Always pay attention to your body and return to more supportive trainers if you feel an injury coming on. Each runner is unique and adapts to minimalist running differently. Race and train light, but run smart. Based in Boulder, Colo., Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the Western States 100-mile trail run. Read more from Scott at Competitor.com.

Photo by Brad Kaminski

inimalist running shoes are popping up left and right, but this style has long been available in the form of racing flats and spikes. While some runners might feel intimidated by racing flats, rest assured: Racing flats are for everyone.


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INSIDE: Carbs vs. Protein: Settling the Debate Page 69 Blake Becker’s Ironman Intervals Page 70 Must-see Trail in Northern Wisconsin Page 72

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[ MIDWEST ] ON THE RADAR BY THE NUMBERS

KIDS GETTING FIT

9/4/2010 The launch date of the Million Presidential Active Lifestyle Award, whose goal is to inspire one million Americans to achieve the PALA by September.

z TOP SHOP Tryathletics • 1605 Chapel Hill Rd. Columbia, Mo. Tryathletics.com

More Substance, Less Flash “We don’t go with what’s popular,” said Steve of experts whose priorities are fitting properly Stonecipher-Fisher, owner of Tryathletics, a for shoes and gear, fixing bikes and giving 25-year-old run, swim, bike store in experience-based advice. The store’s The shop’s Columbia, Mo. “There are 100 places fit philosophy appears elementary, mission is to in the country who fit people well for but requires well-trained eyes. “We provide lifers shoes and the rest are enthusiastwatch you run and give you feedwith properly owners.” By popular, Stonecipherback on what we see,” Stonecipherfit shoes, Fisher is referring to minimalist Fisher said. “If we do that correctexcellent bike shoes. It’s his “gut feeling” that ly, each person will find what they maintenance minimalist running may be OK for perform best in, and they’ll end up and experiencedshort distances, but that only six picking the lightest shoe based on based advice. out of 100 runners can practice their own feedback.” this trend without injury. A cyclical community-based exA 2:16 marathoner who placed 40th at the perience is the aim: Stonecipher-Fisher hires 1984 Olympic Trials marathon, Stonecipherathletes who are deeply involved in their sports Fisher calls himself a broken-down type B+ so they can make informed recommendations to runner who takes days off but averages 40 repeat customers. The store hosts Sunday rides, miles a week. The shop was created with a and hell-or-high water Tuesday and Thursday type A mission: to provide lifers with a store 5:30 a.m. runs.

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minutes, five days per week, for six out of eight weeks: Requirements for earning the PALA.

3,800 kids participated in the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon 2010 program and its culminating events. Source: Kidsmtcmarathon.org

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LOW-CARB FOR ATHLETES—NOT THE BRIGHTEST IDEA Audra Losey is a registered dietitian and educator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s Nutrition Education Program. She specializes in teaching families about nutrition and healthy practices. Nutritionknowhow.org

“Protein is often wrongly thought of as the most important nutrient for people with high activity levels. Carbohydrates are the preferred source of energy—by consuming enough, you’ll prevent your body from breaking down protein for energy and allow it to be used for its primary duties: building and repairing muscles.”

Just interviewed star researcher who found you burn cals (190!) [per hour] for 14 hrs after hard workouts. Now, to gym!

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ON THE RADAR [ midwest ] Becker’S BeTTer fiTneSS

Over-under threshOld spin Bike intervals

Blake Becker performs this bike session to get sharp for the racing season. Build from three main sets to six.

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Blake Becker, 29-year-old professional triathlete of Madison, Wis., adores intervals, Ironmans and coffee, and the result is a seemingly endless supply of energy and ambitious goals. His bucket list provides the proof: Win Ironman Wisconsin, travel to all seven continents, go bungee jumping and sky diving, start a charity, get married and have kids. Despite a DNF at the Ironman Florida, where he broke his toe, Becker had a banner year in 2010: He set the bike and overall course records when he won the Elkhart Lake International Triathlon, finished fourth at the Memphis in May Triathlon and placed among the top 20 at Ironman Arizona.

The 2009 Spirit of Racine Half-Ironman champion and fifth-place finisher at the 2010 Ironman Wisconsin combines his love for multisport with teaching—he has a BS in elementary education—as a multisport coach. Through his business, Multisport Coaching LLC, Becker offers spots on his triathlon team and provides members with individualized monthly training plans, team workouts, training camps and personalized coaching. “Seeing the look in an athlete’s eyes when they do something that they didn’t think possible helps me know that I am doing more than helping someone complete a triathlon,” he said. “I get a lot of reward from seeing others succeed.”

Favorite race mantra:

Favorite place to run:

Favorite place to bike:

• University of Wisconsin Arboretum trails Uwarboretum.org

• Blue Mounds State Park “Located 30 miles west of Madison, there are many roads with little or no traffic that are in great shape. There are many one- to three-mile climbs at 15-18 percent grade.”

Favorite local restaurant: • The Great Dane Pub & Brewery Greatdanepub.com “The ‘sustain-a-buffaloburger’ is my staple. It’s made with local 70 Competitor June 2011

ingredients, so it makes me feel good about contributing to the local economy. I sometimes chase it down with a few pale ales.”

Favorite part about competing: “There’s no better feeling than getting out there on race day and battling it out with other athletes.”

Favorite place to swim: • Shorewood Hills Outdoor Pool—the only 50-meter pool in Madison. Shorewoodpool.com

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Two minutes aero, one minute standing, two minutes aero, one minute standing, one minute aero. Aim for just under threshold on the aero position and just over threshold on the standing portion. One minute easy. One minute walking lunges or wall sits. Three minutes of easy spinning. Complete the main set three to six times.

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Y My fAvOriTe THinGS

“I focus on specific parts of my form; I count footsteps; I try to recall successes from training.”

Spin for 20-30 minutes at less than 65 percent of threshold. Complete three one-minute spinups at the highest cadence you can hold without bouncing in the saddle, with oneminute easy recovery in between. Complete five minutes at 85 to 90 percent of threshold. Start with your cadence at 110rpms, then lower it by five to 10rpms every minute. Spin easy for five minutes.


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ON THE RADAR [ MIDWEST ] m NEWS

Chicago Singles Play Ball New in town, newly single or just looking to meet somebody new? S3 Singles Softball is a 16-inch, non, Yes, that ’s competitive right, 16 inches. softball league—each team is composed of nine girls and nine guys ages 21-39—that plays in either Oz Park or Wrightwood Park. Registration was still open when this issue went to press, but all spots have sold out in the league’s four-year history. $115 per player. S3chicago.com 72 Competitor June 2011

The trail was built and is maintained by volunteers.

 DESTINATION

Ice Age Trail

Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to the Western Edge of the State (Near Taylors Falls, Minn.) If a Muir-like communion with nature and the opportunity to hike across the “badger state” sound enticing, then a visit to the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail might be just the thing for you. Formed 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age—also known as the Wisconsin Glaciation—the trail, which snakes through more than 20 counties, illustrates the story of continental glaciation. Observe a variety of geological landforms while hiking, backpacking and snowshoeing—biking and cross-country skiing are permissible on certain segments of the trail as well.

Note that not every trail is an off-road adventure: While more than 600 miles are official trail segments, marked with yellow blazes, some segments are connecting routes (country roads) and others lead hikers through main streets of Wisconsin communities. Although there are numerous campsites, if roughing it in the great outdoors isn’t ideal, a number of inns, lodges and bed and breakfasts are close to the trail. Explorers should note that October, November and December mark the gun deer-hunting season. Iceagetrail.org

Mentoring the Budding Crop of All-star Runners p Think you’ve got the goods to become a professional runner? If you’re a standout on your college track or cross-country team, or know someone who might have the talent, drive and passion for the sport but who believes championship competition ends upon graduation, then check out Runpro.com. Created by Twin Cities-based elite training group Team USA Minnesota, the Website demystifies the “now what” transitional post-collegiate running process and provides numerous helpful leads, contacts and advice for everything from creating a running resume to hiring an agent to this-is-my-story advice from professional runners. “If we can attract more talented runners to the sport, the U.S. will continue its reemergence toward competitive excellence in long distance running,” said Pat Goodwin, president and founder of Team USA Minnesota.

Ice Age Trail Alliance; iStockphoto/Brian Eichhorn

Grocery Store Revolution? In an effort to replace junk food impulse buys with healthier options, the Hy-Vee grocery store in Albert Lea, Minn., launched a pilot program called the Blue Zone, where one checkout aisle’s shelves are stocked with snacks like soy nuts, no sugaradded dried peaches, and on-the-go packages of apple and pomegranate sauce with plastic spoons nearby. Since its January launch, some Blue Zone product sales have spiked by more than 60 percent, according to Supermarket News.


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Show Your Chicago Pride If you bike Chicago and are proud of it, check out Go Cycling’s club cut (and race cut, for women), 100 percent polyester microfiber jerseys emblazoned with the city’s skyline. A portion of the proceeds from these breathable three-pocket tops will be donated to the Alternative Transportation Alliance. Visit Citycy clingjerseys.com and click on “Chicago.” Chicago Area Race Adds 10Gs to Prize Purse The 33rd annual North Shore Half-Marathon in Highland Park, Ill., on June 12 sweetened its awards pot with $10,000—the total will be divided among the open divisions’ top five men and women, and the 40+ divisions’ top three men and women. With only one hill, live course entertainment and a post-race barbecue, this race should inspire fast times. Northshorehalf.com

RACE READY

p Marvelous Midwestern races to mark on your calendar. tion center. Sign up soon; the race is capped at 1,700 entrants. Grandmasmarathon.com The Viking Biking Club, • William A. Irvin 5K organizers of the Horribly Hilly Hundreds and the L’Alpe • Grandma’s Marathon Bl’Huez time trials, directs If you’re planning to one of the toughest cycling support a loved one events in Wisconsin: the at the Grandma’s Marathon or Insane Terrain Challenge. The half-marathon in Duluth, Minn., July 9 ride offers two distances— on June 18, or long distance isn’t 125K or 200K—to trash youryour thing, check out the William A. self; both courses begin in Blue Irvin 5K on June 17. The 3.1-mile Mounds, Wis., and twist through course begins at the race’s namethe scenic rolling hills. This ride sake, a steamer boat that carried coal isn’t for novices, as it requires and iron into Great Lakes ports for roughly 12,400 feet of climbing 40 years, and finishes at the convenand covers an average of 100 feet

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Well regarded overall for its race direction, kind volunteers, supportive spectators and breathtaking 1.2mile swim in the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan, the Ironman 70.3 Racine (formerly known as the Spirit of Racine Triathlon) takes place on July 17. The 56-mile bike course, while reportedly a little rough to navigate last year, takes participants through the rolling hills of Racine County. Athletes can make up time on the double out and back 13.1-mile run, which features a tour of the Racine Zoo and coastline views. Ironmanracine.com

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280 adults, ages 25 to 45, were surveyed in the working class AfricanAmerican suburb of Maywood, and more than half of those adults are obese.

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Percent of adults in Kendall County—the highest percentage of the seven Chicagoarea counties—who are sedentary.

Adults in Cook County that were obese in 2008

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THE PENGUIN CHRONICLES [ BY JOHN BINGHAM ]

The power of each of us is amplified by all of us.

Summer was all about baseball when I was growing up. From the day school let out in June until we went back in September, there was always a baseball mitt hanging over the handlebars of my bicycle. If I were alone, I would throw the red rubber ball against the back wall of the house for hours. If I could find a friend, we’d play catch. If there were three of us, we’d play running the bases. If there were four of us, and one of us had a bat, we’d go to the field and play bounce or fly. With five boys we’d play “500,” where we’d earn points by catching the ball. What made baseball so great was that it could be played alone or in groups large and small. I’ve found the same to be true about running. Currently, I do much of my running and walking alone. It’s not so much by choice that I run alone but by circumstance. As I’ve done more solitary running, I’ve rediscovered the quiet contemplation that only comes when I’m moving. It’s not that I’m opposed to stationary contemplation, it’s just that for me, the act of moving seems

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to unlock my creative storeroom. There are times, though, when I get the chance to run with a buddy. These are the magic runs where two people can erase the differences between them and find themselves unified in effort. There’s something about running in tandem with another person that frees me from the bondage of my own concerns. When the group grows to three or four, the run becomes more of a physical, emotional and spiritual stew. Each of us brings our own unique ingredient to the mix. The power of each of us is amplified by all of us. There’s a sense of shared purpose and common goals that seems to only come through synchronized effort. From time to time I find myself running with larger groups of 40, 50 or more. At that size it’s impossible to connect with anyone but impossible to ignore the connection of everyone. Often these groups are tied together by a cause and when their efforts are in the service of a greater good, the energy created is enough to change the world. But the greatest joy for me is lining up at the starting line of a race. It

doesn’t matter if it’s with 100 people at a local 5K or with 30,000 people at a major half- or full marathon. Standing at the start, looking around at all the anxious participants, feeling their eagerness, knowing that in time we will all be released to chase a dream, is almost overpowering. Standing with others who are all prepared to put it all on the line, I feel both larger and smaller than who I am otherwise. I am one of them. I am willing, as they are, to risk failure in the pursuit of success. I am willing, as they are, to try to find the best of me in public. I concede, as they do, that there is no room for my ego on a racecourse. I am only one person but I am part of an enormous community. Unlike the baseball of my youth, I know that I will never outgrow my desire to run. As long as there are unexplored places in my soul I know that I am going to lace up my shoes and go in search of myself. Waddle on, friends. John Bingham, aka The Penguin, will share his running tales and experiences every month. Have a story of your own to share or a topic you’d like The Penguin to consider? E-mail him at Thepenuin@johnbingham.com.

Illustration by Neil Numberman

Camaraderie in Sport Helps Us Find Our True Selves


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6/5/11 Emmaus Ministries Endurance Ride 2-day Plano, 773-337-6063, streets.org

7/16/11 Tri-State Tour #1 presented by Bicycle Illinois Hammond, IN to Kenosha, WI, (877) TOUR-ILL, bicycleillinois@ bicycleillinois.com, bicycleillinois.com

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Udder Century Ride Union, UdderCentury@Comcast.net, mchenrybicycleclub.org 6/11/11 Lake Tour Bike Trek Crystal Lake, action.lungusa.org Tour of Galena Galena, tourofgalena.com 6/13/11 Grand Illinois Trail and Parks Ride Oswego, 309-7881845, oestreich@qconline.com, bikelib.org Tour de Cure @ Bike the Drive Chicago, 888-DIABETE, lpoppe@diabetes.org, diabetes.org/tour 6/26/11 MS150 Tour de Farms Dekalb, 800-344-4867, cgic@ild.nmss. org, ms150.msillinois.org 6/27/11 Swedish Days Ride Burlington, 630-587-2570, swedishdays@fvbsc.org, fvbsc.org 7/5/11 4th of July Metric Century Plainfield, bike67@juno.com, jolietbicycleclub.org 7/9/11 Bicycle Illinois 2011 (century option every day!) Cairo to Chicago, (877) TOUR-ILL, bicycleillinois@ bicycleillinois.com, bicycleillinois.com 7/10/11 Ride For AIDS Chicago Evanston, rideforaids.org The L.A.T.E. Ride Chicago, 773918-RIDE, lateride@hotmail.

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7/18/11 Cycling with Beanzie DeKalb, 815-758-6873, CyclingWithBeanzie@yahoo. com, kish-kiwanis.com 7/24/11 Chicagoland Inline Marathon Hoffman Estates, 847-344-0861, info@ allcommunityevents.com, allcommunityevents.com 7/31/11 Columbia Muddy Buddy Ride & Run-Chicago Gilberts, muddybuddy.com 8/5/11 Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove Elk Grove Village, 773-868-3010, mail@chicagoevents.com, tourofelkgrive.com 8/7/11 Tri-State Tour #2 presented by Bicycle Illinois Hammond, IN to Kenosha, WI, (877) TOUR-ILL, bicycleillinois@ bicycleillinois.com, bicycleillinois.com CowaLUNGa Bike Tour Gurnee, 312-628-0212, niki@ alamc.org, cowalunga.com 8/8/11 Rotary Ride Naperville, 630-420-1360, ride@ napervillesunrise.com, napervillesunrise.com 8/22/11 The Wright Ride Oak Park, 708-383-1244, Gail_moran@sbcglobal.net, oakparkcycleclub.org 9/11/11

Sub-5 Century Challenge for Parkinson’s Disease Hampshire, info@sub5century. org, sub5century.org 9/18/11 North Shore Century Evanston, Horn, martin_ horn@ameritech.net, evanstonbikeclub.org 10/2/11 22nd Annual Pumpkin Pie Ride Ottawa, 815-830-4291, starvedrockcycling@yahoo. com, starvedrockcycling.com 10/3/11 Pumpkin Pedal St. Charles, 630-377-7250, shutchins@soill. org, soill.org Pumpkin Pie Ride Ottawa, 815-433-5035, starvedrockcycling@yahoo. com, starvedrockcycling.com

Marathon/half Marathon 7/23/11 Half Marathon & 5K Run/ Walk Alexian Brothers Fitness For America Sports Festival Hoffman Estates, 847-344-0861, info@ allcommmunityevents.com, allcommunityevents.com 8/21/11 Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon Chicago, 800-311-1225, rnrchicago@ competitorgroup.com, runrocknroll.com 9/18/11 Dick Pond Athletics Fox Valley Marathon and Half Marathon St. Charles, 630-549-3070, info@ foxvalleymarathon.com , foxvalleymarathon.com 9/25/11 Quad Cities Marathon and Half Marathon Moline, 309751-9800, runqcm@yahoo.com, qcmarathon.org

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10/16/11 Des Moines Marathon Des Moines, 515-288-2692, info@ desmoinesmarathon.com , desmoinesmarathon.com 11/26/11 Schaumburg Half Mararthon Turkey Trot & 5k Run/Walk Schaumburg, 847-344-0861, info@allcommunityevents.com, allcommunityevents.com

Multisport 6/1/11 Together We Tri Training for the Chicago Lifetime Triathlon Glenview, 1-866-88-WE-TRI, lhurley@ togetherwetri.com, togetherwetri.com 6/4/11 Tri-Shark Triathlon Hudson, 309-827-2272, Colleen@trishark.org, tri-shark.org 6/7/11 Infinity Coaching - Chicago Tri Group Training Chicago, train@infinityeffect.com, infinityeffect.com 6/11/11 The Prairie Triathlon at North Pointe Rockton, glarson@northpointehealth. com, northpointehealth.com Tri Jesus Triathlon Quincy, trijesus.com 6/12/11 Lake in the Hills Triathlon Lake in the Hills, 847.960.7460,

Batavia Sprint Triathlon/ Duathlon Batavia, IL, 630-6216807, triathlon@cityofbatavia. net, bataviatriathlon.org

6/18/11 Rockford Olympic Triathlon Rockford, 815-222-2374, Al@Rockfordtriathlon.com, rockfordtriathlon.com 6/19/11 Cutting Edge 1/2 Classic Distance Effingham, 217-3473739, cuttingeevents@yahoo. com, cuttingedgeevents.net 6/25/11 Optimist Triathlon Warsaw, 574-267-7226, warsawoptimist. org Tremont Triathlon Tremont, 309-253-6800, indycatjrn@ yahoo.com, tremontpark.com/ triathlon.htm 6/26/11 MetLife Race Around the World Duathlon Tinley Park, 708-323-2698, hannon@ metlifeduathlon.com, metlifeduathlon.com Twin Lakes Triathlon Palatine, 847-259-6890, saltcreekpd.com 7/9/11 Tri-umph Open water swim clinic Chicago, 847-207-9442, info@tri-umph.us, tri-umph.us Freeport Classic Triathlon Freeport, matt.mullen@ highland.edu, freeportymca.org 7/10/11 Lake Zurich Area Triathlon Lake Zurich, 847 727-2681, info@321goevents.com, 321goevents.com

Rodney T. Miller Lakeside Triathlon Decatur, decaturtriathlon.com Splash, Pedal, Dash Triathlon and Duathlon Schaumburg, 847-490-7015, jebever@parkfun.com, parkfun. com 7/16/11 Evergreen Lake International Triathlon Hudson, 309-827-2272, Trimomevents@frontier.net, everygreentri.com 7/17/11 Rattlesnake Ramble Wheeling, 847-4652937, mwehby@ wheelingparkdistrict.com, wheelingparkdistrict.com 7/18/11 Kids Triathlon Training Program (Ages 7-18 yrs) Chicagho, 773-7283456, M-Elipas@neiu.edu, allkidscantri.com 7/23/11 Wauconda Kids Triathlon Wauconda, (847) 526-3610, tstaton@waucondaparks.com, waucondaparks.com The Rockton Triathlon Rockton, RoscoeRocktonYMCA@charter. net, rockfordroadrunners.org 7/24/11 Mattoon Triathlons Mattoon, mattoonmultisport.com Wauconda Sprint Triathlon Wauconda, 847-526-3610, tstaton@waucondaparks.com, waucondaparks.com 7/30/11 Iron Abe Triathlon Springfield, 217-341-1309, steveoc@uiuc.edu, triharderpromotions.com Oregon Park District Sprint Triathlon Oregon, jena@ oregonpark.org, oregonpark.org

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K June 11 | Mackinac Island, Mich. Folks on Mackinac Island are used to getting around by foot—either human or horse. But here’s a chance to tour the island with a 10K course that winds through both the wooded interior and along the shore with views of the Straits of Mackinac. Runmackinac.com

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CALENDAR [ midwest ] South Shore Triathlon Chicago, info@ramracing.org, southshoretri.com

The Gridiron 5K and 2 Mile Run Stillman, srempfer@mail. meridian223.org, rockfordroadrunners.org

Stoneman Sprint Triathlon Springfield, 217-341-1309, steveoc@uiuc.edu, triharderpromotions.com

Unlimited Performance 5K Sycamore, 815-748-8900, unlimitedperformance.org

13th Annual Streamwood Stride 5K, 10K and 1 mile Streamwood, 630-483-3015, nthiemann@ streamwoodparkdistrict.org, streamwoodparkdistrict.org

USO of Missouri 5K Cross Country Mud Run Mascoutah, usomissouri.org

5K Tractor Trot Malta, CAST. Foundation@yahoo.com, tractortrot.com

Fox River 5K Batavia, 630689-6043, iduncan91@ sbcglobal.net , foxriver5k.org

Wood Dale Race at Your Pace 5K Wood Dale, 630-5959333, info@ wooddaleparkdistrict.org, wooddaleparkdistrict.org

Chicago Midnight Run Chicago, 847-344-0861, pstaryk@allcommunityevents. com, allcommunityevents.com

6/19/11 Hawthorn Woods 5k/10k Hawthorn Woods, 847-727-2681, info@321goevents.com, 321goevents.com

7/31/11 Columbia Muddy Buddy Chicago Gilberts, 1-800311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, muddybuddy.com Glenview Park District’s 9th Annual Sprint Triathlon Glenview, 224-521-2596, kathleen. McInnis@glenviewparks.org, glenviewparks.org HolidayMan Sprint Distance Triathlon Somonauk, 815-9937457, illvalleytri@yahoo.com, illvalleytri.com

Running

Brad Onken Memorial S.M.A.R.T. Summer Sizzler Sterling, 815-622-6063, sbrenner@sterlingparkdistrict. org, sterlingparks.org

6/4/11 Renegade Trail Run 10k Palatine, 847-431-1002, sbush1002@gmail.com, chicagotrailseries.com

Roselle Run for the Roses Sternberg Lighting 5K Roselle, 630-529-3400, info@ markdrugs.com, markdrugs. com

13.1 Marathon Chicago Chicago, race@131marathon. com, 131marathon.com

Running for Hope Oak Lawn, 708-684-5206, runningforhope. net

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Chicago, 888-540-WALK, info@ avonwalk.org , avonwalk.org

6/10/11 LaGrange Rocks 5K Run/ Walk LaGrange, 708-579-5898, anjalif@cep4youth.org, cep4youth.org

Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals Wheaton, 630-5104984, mwilhelmi@ wheatonparks.org, cosleyzoo. org

Ragnar Relay Chicago Madison, WI to Chicago, info@ ragnarrelay.com, ragnarrelay. com/race/chicago

New Balance Girls on the Run-Chicago Spring 5K Chicago, 773-342-1250, skrishnan@gotrchicago.org, gotrchicago.org

LaGrange Rocks for Youth 5K Run/Walk LaGrange, 708579-5898, anjalif@cep4youth. org, cep4youth.org

Pathways 5K and Walkathon Glenview, 847-510-5633, bmorin@pathwayscenter.org, pathwayscenter.org

6/11/11 Urban Dare Chicago Chicago, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@ urbandare.com, urbandare.com

Rockford Fire Department 911 3K Run Rockford, 815-9875797, rockfordroadrunners.org

Loyola University Health System Burr Ridge 5k Run/ Walk and Kids Dash Burr Ridge, 630-850-4050, info@

Event Spot Light 84 Competitor June 2011

6/5/11 United Run for the Zoo 5K/10K Chicago, 773-868-3010, mail@chicagoevents.com, chicagoevents.com

right-fit.com, right-fit.com

Lake Mingo Trail Run Danville, 217-431-1367, krr@ kennekuk.com, kennekuk.com Peak Run for Relief 5K Rockford, 815-877-4401, tony@ peakfitnessusa.com, peakfitnessusa.com Run for the STARS 5K Wheaton, 630-668-0878, amsolis@sbcglobal.net, runforthestars.com Scavenger Dash Chicago Chicago, scavengerdash.com St. Norbert Block Party 5K Northbrook, 847-272-7090, stnorbert5k@gmail.com, stnorbertblockparty.org 6/12/11 Downers Grove Park District 5 & 10 Miler Downers Grove, 630-960-7250, snance@ dgparks.org, dgparks.org

Brett’s Run Genoa, 815-7620959, lauren.hoepfner@ hotmail.com, brettsrun.com Duck Duck Run 5K Rockford, 815-543-7015, duckduckrun@ yahoo.com, duckderbyforthecure.com

Warrior Dash Channahon, 773770-6032, info@redfrogevents. com, warriordash.com Daisy Dash 5K and Kids Run Clarendon Hills, 773-617-8408, daisydash@comcast.net, daisydash.com Father’s Day 5K Run and Kids Fun Run East Dundee, 847-428-7131, amasoncup@ dtpd.org , dtpd.org PrairieFest 5K and One Mile Prairie Dog Jog Oswego, 630554-1010, kvest@ oswegolandpd.org, oswegolandparkdistrict.org Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate Evanston, 847-864-8445, tstamell@ ywcae-ns.org, ywca.org/ evanston

North Shore Half Marathon and 5K Highland Park, info@ ramracing.org, ramracing.org

Woofin’ & Hoofin’ 5K Glen Ellyn, 630-991-6336, woofinhoofin@gmail.com, woofinhoofin.org

6/16/11 ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K Traffic Jam Chicago, 847-424-0600, Carl@LRFmail.org, 5KTrafficJam.com

6/23/11 UCTC Summer Meet #2 Chicago , 773-702-7972, ppalmer@oskar.uchicago.edu, uctc.org

Short Run on a Long Day 5K Frankfort, cdebellafpd@yahoo. com, frankfordparks.org

6/25/11 8th Annual Pretzel 5K Run/ Walk Freeport, 815-232-9474, rockfordroadrunners.org

UCTC Summer Meet #1 Chicago, 773-702-7972, ppalmer@oskar.uchicago.edu, uctc.org 6/18/11

Bud’s Run 5K Celebrating Life Carol Stream, 630-4660809, sharon@budsrun.org, budsrun.org

Tour of Galena June 11-12 | Galena, Ill. The inaugural Tour of Galena brings bike racing to the beautiful and hilly historic town in northwest Illinois. The event will feature a time trial, road race and criterium—and $7,500 in prize money. Tourofgalena.com


CALENDAR [ midwest ] Proud To Run Chicago, 312409-8991, info@frfwchicago. org, frfwchicago.org Raider Classic Quincy, 217223-5529, raiderclassic@ hotmail.com, qndcrosscountry. homestead.com

7/2/11 Reagan Run 5K Dixon, 815288-3211, nvarga@vargascc. com, reaganrun.com Stockton 5K/10K Stockton, j3events.com

Remembering Lauren 5K Run/Walk Villa Park, 630-7823144, jkiefer@dupage88.net, rememberlaur.com

7/3/11 Firecracker 4 Highland Park, 847-579-4047, mschulewitz@ pdhp.org , pdhp.org

The Anniversary Run 5K Roscoe, 815-623-5858, statelinefamilyymca.org

Lemont Freedom Run Lemont, 630-257-6787, heatherpeterson@lemontparkdistrict. org, lemontparkdistrict.org

6/26/11 WaucondaFest 5K/10K Challenge Wauconda, 847-5263610, tstaton@ waucondaparks.com, waucondaparks.com 11th Annual Centegra Health Bridge Road Runners 5K Huntley, 847-802-7010, kkozak@healthbridgefitness. com, healthbridgefitness.com/ content.cfm/homepage 6/30/11 UCTC Summer Meet #3 Chicago, 773-702-7972, ppalmer@oskar.uchicago.edu, uctc.org

86 Competitor June 2011

7/4/11 Community Bank of Elmhurst 4 on the 3rd Elmhurst, 630-269-4872, info@ elmhurst-runners.com, 4on4th. com Frontier Days Stampede Run Arlington Heights, 847-5778572, craigwcarlson@comcast. net, frontierdays.org July 4th MELD 8K/2 mile Run Rockford, 815-965-8336, rockfordroadrunners.org Lincolnshire 4th of July 5K Lincolnshire, 847-767-3254,

lincolnshirecommunity.com Run for Freedom Antioch, 847395-2700, sbotl.com 7/8/11 UCTC Summer Meet #4 Chicago, 773-702-7972, ppalmer@oskar.uchicago.edu, uctc.org 7/9/11 Sag Valley 5 Mile Palos Heights, 847-431-1002, sbush1002@gmail.com, chicagotrailseries.com Byronfest 5K Run Byron, jbain@byronparkdistrict.com, rockfordroadrunners.org Chicago Chinatown 5K and Youth Run Chicago, 312-8823188, info@chinatown5k.com, chinatown5k.com 7/14/11 Bastille Day 5K Run, Walk & Block Party Chicago, 773-8683010, mail@chicagoevents. com, chicagoevents.com UCTC Summer Meet #5 Chicago, 773-702-7972, ppalmer@oskar.uchicago.edu, uctc.org

7/16/11 Fisher Fair 5K Run/Walk Fisher, fisherfair.com Kennedy 5K Run Rockford, 815-398-9628, mrsippy1d@ insightbb.com, rockfordroadrunners.org 7/18/11 Fleet Feet Sports Womens 5K, 10K & Festival Chicago, 773-305-3338, info@ fleetfeetchicago.com, fleetfeetchicago.com SUB5 Girl Distance Running Camp Manteno, 847-818-9374, runsub5.com 7/21/11 Sundowner 5K Joliet, 815-7417275, dgale@jolietpark.org, jolietpark.org Race Judicata 5K Chicago, 773-868-3010, mail@ chicagoevents.com, chicagoevents.com UCTC Summer Meet #6 Chicago, 773-702-7972, ppalmer@oskar.uchicago.edu, uctc.org 7/23/11 Great Urban Race Chicago,

info@redfrogevents.com, greaturbanrace.com Sam’s Club Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 mile Darien, 630734-0311, irunhrd@aol.com, xtreme10race.com Severson Scamper 5K Rockford, dellsgreenrun@ yahoo.com, rockfordroadrunners.org 7/24/11 Run for Hunger Elmhurst, 630-833-6600, run4hunger@ eypc.org, run4hunger.com 7/30/11 Freeport Lincoln-Douglas 5K Run Freeport, richard.eiler@ freeportschooldistrict.com, rockfordroadrunners.org 7/31/11 Birthday Dash with the Childrens Museum in Oak Lawn Oak Lawn, 708-423-6709, Bernadette@cmoaklawn.org, CMOakLawn.org 8/6/11 The Eagles Run Mooseheart, 6306772991, info@ theEaglesRun.com, theeaglesrun.com/

The Champion’s Run Chicago, bganek@ adrenalinesportsmanagement. com, DuPage Trail 12k Wheaton, 847-431-1002, sbush1002@ gmail.com, chicagotrailseries. com Blue Hawaiian Bensenville, 630-766-7015, Lpage@ BensenvilleParkDistrict.org, bensenvilleparkdistrict.org Music in Motion 5K Sterling, 815-626-1948, lauffline@ comcast.net, musicinmotion5K. org 8/11/11 Elvis is Alive 5K Chicago, 773305-3338, info@ fleetfeetchicago.com, fleetfeetchicago.com 8/13/11 Gurnee Days 10K Race and 2 mile fun run Gurnee, 847-6237788, ron@gurneeparkdistrict. com, gurneeparkdistrict.com Howl At The Moon Ultra Danville, 217-304-1222, krr@ kennekuk.com, kennekuk.com Rally for Autism Libertyville,


CALENDAR [ midwest ] 847-910-2814, rally4autism@ aol.com, rallyforautism.com

grabowski@minooka.com, minooka.com

8176, triri@triri.org, triri.org

8/20/11 3rd Annual Joshua Kurby Charge for Charge 5K Carol Stream, 630-231-3505, Sandy417@hotmail.com,

Running With Faith 5K/10K New Lenox, 815-260-4247, LesNoL419@yahoo.com, itsracetime.com

6/18/11 Kenda DINO Cyclingike Series - French Lick French Lick, 317-336-7553, Brian11@ DINOseries.com, DINOseries. com/mtb

Mahomet Half Marathon & 5K Mahomet, 217-766-9008, maycrace.home.mchsi.com The Champion’s Run 10K Chicago, bganek@ adrenalinesportsmanagement. com, thechampionsrun.com 8/21/11 Lymphona-thon 5K Walk Chicago, 773-868-3010, mail@ chicagovents.com, chicagoevents.com Windrunner 10K Wheaton, 630-978-0667, windrunnerpres@gmail.com, windrunners.org 8/27/11 DeKalb Corn Classic Sycamore, 815-734-3457, director@dekalbcornclassic. org, dekalbcornclassic.org Minooka Summerfest 5K Minooka , 815-467-2151, james.

88 Competitor June 2011

8/28/11 Peapod Half Madness Batavia, 630-306-8604, Sue@ MultisportMadness.com, halfmadness.com/default.htm Parkies Family Fun Run 5K Bolingbrook, 630-783-6651, tfini@bolingbrookparks.org, bolingbrookparks.org

INDIANA CyCling

6/12/11 Safari Bicycle Tour Pekin, 812-967-5082, pekinpanther@ earthlink.net, safaribikeride. com

6/19/11 Pumpkinvine Bike Ride Goshen, 574-266-1362, pumpkinvine.org 6/26/11 NITE Ride (Navigate Indy This Evening) Indianapolis, 317-578-4131, ddshields@ comcast.net, niteride.org 7/3/11 Kenda DINO Cyclingike Series - North Vernon North Vernon, 317-336-7553, Brian11@ DINOseries.com, DINOseries. com/mtb

Tour de Cure Indianapolis Indianapolis, 888-DIA-BETE, jdubbs@diabetes.org, diabetes.org/tour

7/12/11 Rainstorm Richmond, 812-3338176, triri@triri.org, triri.org

6/13/11 Bicycle Rally at Spring Mill Spring Mill State Park, 812-333-

7/17/11 Ride Across Indiana (RAIN) Terrehaute, 812-332-6028, rain@rainride.org, rainride.org

7/25/11 DINO Cyclingike Series: Versailles State Park Versailles, 317-336-7553, brian09@dinoseries.com, dinoseries.com 8/28/11 Wabash River Ride West Lafayette, 765-491-7449, ashirsch@mac.com, wrcc-in. org

Marathon/half Marathon 6/4/11 Sunburst Marathon and Half Marathon South Bend, 574-647-3394, sunburst@memorialsb.org , sunburstraces.org 6/11/11 Indian/Celina Challenge Tell City, 812-547-4154, chrishollinden@gmail.com , runperrycounty.com 9/25/11 Honest Abe Trail Run Lincoln City, 423-580-7868, bwendholt@hotmail.com , HonestAbeTrailRun.com 10/2/11

Eagle Creek Trail Marathon Indianapolis, 317-402-1951, mjourdan@ planetadventurerace.com , planetadventurerace.com Heritage Trail Marathon Battle Ground, mjourdan@ planetadventurerace.com , planetadventurerace.com 10/15/11 Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon Indianapolis, 317-826-1670, RD@ IndianapolisMarathon.com , IndianapolisMarathon.com/ 11/5/11 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon Indianapolis, 317733-3300, tuxbro@indy.rr.com , monumentalmarathon.com 11/12/11 Veterans Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K Columbia City, 260-244-4408, garylbird@earthlink.net , veteransmarathon.com 12/3/11 Tecumseh Trail Marathon Nashville, 317-336-7553, Brian11@DINOseries.com, DINOseries.com/marathon

Multisport 6/4/11 Boilermaker Aquatics Sprint Triathlon West Lafayette, BASprintTriathlon@gmail.com, baswimming.org Kokomo Sprint Triathlon Kokomo, troe@cityofkokomo. org, kokomotri.com XTERRA Scales Lake Boonville, 812-401-9622, schwentker@ymca.evansville. net, evansvilleymcatriathlon. org 6/5/11 Leon’s Triathlon Hammond, leonstriathlon@aol.com, leonstriathlon.com 6/11/11 16th Annual River City Triathlon Logansport, 574-7535141, casscountymca.org T3 MultiSport/Muncie Triathlon Selma, stomboni@comcast.net, Munciemultisport.com 6/17/11 Triathlon Camp Muncie Muncie, stomboni@comcast.


CALENDAR [ midwest ] net, Munciemultisport.com 6/18/11 Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon Series I Indianapolis, 317-733-3300, tuxbro.com 6/25/11 Morse Park Summer Triathlon Noblesville, 317-7333300, tuxbro@indy.rr.com, tuxbro.com 7/9/11 Ironman 70.3 Muncie (formerly the Muncie Endurathon) Muncie, muncie70.3@ironman.com, ironmanmuncie.com 7/16/11 KPC Triathlon for Newspaper in Education Kendallville, 260-347-0400x161, viw@kpcnews.net, kpctriathlon.com The Summit Lake Triathlon New Castle, stomboni@comcast.net, Munciemultisport.com 7/23/11 XTERRA DINO Triathlon Versailles Versailles, 317-3367553, Brian11@DINOseries. com, DINOseries.com/tri Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon Series II Indianapolis, 317-733-3300, tuxbro.com 8/6/11 Columbus Challenge Sprint Columbus, 812348-4558-ext-20, jennifer@ foundationforyouth.com, foundationforyouth.com/ triathlon 8/7/11 Tri Indy Indianapolis, 317733-3300, tuxbro@indy.rr.com, tuxbro.com 8/13/11 XTERRA DINO Triathlon Logansport Logansport, 317336-7553, Brian11@DINOseries. com, DINOseries.com/tri Muncie August Triathlon Selma, stomboni@comcast. net, Munciemultisport.com

Event Spot Light 90 Competitor June 2011

YMCA Spirit Mind Body Triathlon Boonville, 812401-9622, schwentker@ ymca.evansville.net, evansvilleymcatriathlon.org 8/20/11 Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon Series III Indianapolis, 317-733-3300, tuxbro.com 8/27/11 Go Girl Triathlon Indianapolis, 317-733-3300, tuxbro@indy. rr.com, tuxbro.com 9/3/11 T3 MultiSport/Muncie Labor Day Weekend Triathlon Selma, stomboni@comcast. net, Munciemultisport.com 9/18/11 Fishers Area Sprint Triathlon Indianapolis, 317-733-3300, tuxbro@indy.rr.com, tuxbro. com 9/25/11 Tri the Creek South Bend, 231546-2229, info@3disciplines. com, 3disciplines.com 10/1/11 Powerman Muncie Mideast Region Duathlon Championship Muncie, stomboni@comcast.net, Munciemultisport.com

Running 6/4/11 Qdoba DINO Trail Run - Brown County Nashville, 317336-7553, Brian11@DINOseries. com, DINOseries.com/run Carmel Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K Carmel, 317-407-8489, todd@ carmelmarathon.com, carmelmarathon.com Outrun the Sun Indianapolis, 317-253-2121, martha@ outrunthesun.org, outrunthesun.org Sunburst Races South Bend, 574-647-3394, sunburstraces.org 6/11/11 Colon Screening for Life

2 Mile run/walk and relay Evansville, 812-589-9982, bussshboy@aol.com, colonscreeningforlife.com 6/18/11 Courthouse Classic 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run LaGrange, 260-336-4460, connier@mchsi. com, courthouseclassic.com 7/2/11 STooPiD Run North Vernon, 317-336-7553, Brian11@ DINOseries.com, stoopidrun. com 7/4/11 CarmelFest Freedom Carmel, 317-733-3300, tuxbro@indy. rr.com, tuxbro.com 7/23/11 Buckley 5 Miler Lowell, 219696-1570, hbomb11@hotmail. com, 7/30/11 Call Me AL 5K Zionville, 317733-3300, tuxbro@indy.rr.com, tuxbro.com 8/6/11 Heather Hills FunFest 5k Indianapolis, 317-894-7474, Brian11@DINOseries.com, heatherhills.org Personal Best 5 Mile Indianapolis, 317-733-3300, tuxbro@indy.rr.com, tuxbro. com 8/13/11 Race Against Domestic Violence Indianapolis, 317733-3300, tuxbro@indy.rr.com, tuxbro.com 8/27/11 Qdoba DINO Trail Run - Town Run Indianapolis, 317-3367553, Brian11@DINOseries. com, DINOseries.com/run

IOWA CyCling

6/12/11 TOMRV (Tour of Mississippi River Valley) Bettendorf, 563388-8043, lindabarchman@ hotmail.com, qcbc.org

SheROX Triathlon Series June 12 | Naperville, Ill. July 17 | Detroit This course features a half-mile swim, 14.2-mile bike and 5K run that takes advantage of the huge Centennial Beach pool in Naperville. Sheroxtri.com


CALENDAR [ midwest ] 8/28/11 Urban Assault Ride Des Moines, 303-408-0747, josh@adventurefit.com, urbanassaultride.com

MaRathon/half MaRathon 6/11/11 Marathon to Marathon Storm Lake, 712-289-2246, slc@stormlake.org , marathon2marathon.com 7/16/11 University of Okoboji Marathon and Half Marathon Okoboji, 712-3382424, sales@threesons.com, threesons.com 9/3/11 Seawall to Seawall Run, Half Marathon, 5K, 10K Clear Lake, info@seawalltoseawall.com, seawalltoseawall.com

MultispoRt 6/5/11 Pigman Sprint Triathlon Palo, 319-373-0741, john@pigmantri. com, pigmantri.com 6/18/11 Quad Cities Triathlon

92 Competitor June 2011

Davenport, 608-209-1054, ericsarno@msn.com, qctriathlon.com 7/16/11 Lake Geode Challenge Triathlon Danville, racedirector@ lakegeodechallenge.com, lakegeodechallenge.com 8/21/11 Pigman Long Course Triathlon Palo, 319-3730741, john@pigmantri.com, pigmantri.com/ 9/3/11 2011 Hy-Vee West Des De Moines IronKids Series presented by Dole West Des Moines, info@ironkids.com, ironkids.com 9/17/11 2011 Hy-Vee IronKids National Championship presented by Dole Glenwood, info@ironkids.com, ironkids. com 9/24/11 Peregrine Charities 2011 Kid’s Triathlon Waterloo, 319-553-2118, info@ peregrinecharities.org, tri. peregrinecharities.org

9/25/11 Peregrine Charities 2011 Triathlon Waterloo, 319-5532118, info@peregrinecharities. org, tri.peregrinecharities.org

Running 7/23/11 Quad Cities Times Bix 7 Davenport, bix7@bix7.com, bix7.com 9/10/11 Clinton Half Maratthon Clinton, 563-242-0223, clintonhalfmarathon@hotmail. com, clintonhalfmarathon.com Annual Breakfast Walk Glenwood, 712-322-2797, bs1preznfwt@aol.com, 9/17/11 Indianola Hike & Bike Walk Indianola, 515-277-3653, susanp221@msn.com, ava.org 9/18/11 Remembrance Run Polk City, 515-473-0282, iowarememberancerun@gmail. com, iowaremembrancerun. com 10/22/11

Muddy Monster Cross Country Run Cedar Rapids, 319-329-5456, info@muddymonster.com, muddymonster.com

Marathon Wichita, 316-2656236, roger@wichitasports. com , prairiefiremarathon.com

KANSAS

6/18/11 Topeka TinMan Topeka, 5737772257, info@ultramaxtri. com, races.ultramaxtri. com/2011/topeka-tinman

CyCling

9/17/11 Bike MS: Kansas City Ride Olathe, 913-432-3926, midamericachapter@nmss.org, nationalmssociety.org

MaRathon/half MaRathon 9/11/11 Patriots’ Run/Marathon Olathe, 913-339-6767, patriotsrun.us 9/25/11 Bob Ardrey Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K Salina, 785820-9338, chumphrey8966@ hotmail.com, salinamarathon. com Salt City Run For The Rocks” Half Marathon” Hutchinson, 620-665-7171, abuoy@ bgchutch.com, 10/9/11 Prairie Fire Wichita

MultispoRt

Running 9/3/11 6th Annual North Shore Trail Run Lawrence, 785-887-6745, greg_burger@yahoo.com, psychowyco.com 9/17/11 The 5th Annual Paulina Cooper Dot-to-Dot 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk Overland Park, 913-897-1100, info@ dottodotrun.org, dottodotrun. org 9/18/11 Florence Crittenton: One Step One Girl 5K Topeka, 785-233-0516, erinwh@flocritkansas.org, flocritkansas.org United Way Back It Up Trail Race Milford, extremekansas@yahoo.com,

adventureracekansas.com 9/24/11 Joggin’ for the Noggin’ Atchison, jogginforthenoggin. org Winged Foot Fast 5K Run/ Walk Topeka , 785-862-3303, combatairmuseum.org/ fundraising/wingedfoot.html 9/25/11 Free To Breathe Kansas City Lung Cancer 5K Leawood, 608-316-3786, freetobreathe@ nationallungcancer partnership.org, nationallungcancer partnership.org

KENTUCKY CyCling

9/10/11 Urban Bike Adventure Louisville , info@ urbanbikeadventure.com, urbanbikeadventure.com 9/17/11 Misaligned Minds 100 Bicycle Tour Paducah, 270442-0751, bikeworldky.com The 2011 Elizabethtown Share The Road Bicycle Tour


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CALENDAR [ MIDWEST ] Elizabethtown, 502-641-2349, ckwheelmen.org

michigantrails.org, michigantrails.org

wildlifemarathon.org , wildlifemarathon.org

9/24/11 12 Hours Of The Canal Loop Grand Rivers, info@ woodnwave.com, woodnwave. com

9/3/11 Midwest Tandem Rally Ann Arbor, mtr2011.org

10/16/11 Grand Rapids Marathon and Half Marathon Grand Rapids, 616-293-3145, cooladventures@aol.com , grandrapidsmarathon.com

MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 9/10/11 Bowling Green Half Marathon Bowling Green, 812-841-6523, david. mason@rapidrunning.com, rapidrunning.com

MULTISPORT 9/4/11 Susan Bradley-Cox Tri For Sight Triathlon/Duathlon Lexington, 859-475-3313, racedirector@triforsight.com, triforsight.com 9/17/11 Bad to the Bone Duathlon Union, badtothebonerace.com

RUNNING 9/3/11 Pioneer Run 5K Run/Walk 2011 Louisville , 502-386-1502, rivercityraces.com 9/11/11 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run Radcliff, 718-9871931, tunneltotowersrun.org

MICHIGAN CYCLING

6/19/11 Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival Hancock, 906-4876635, haus@chartermi.net, chaindrive.org

MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 6/25/11 Run Charlevoix Marathon Charlevoix, 248-446-1315, ron@goodboyevents.org , goodboyevents.com 7/24/11 Carrollton Education Foundation Carrollton Festival of Races Carrollton, 989-399-8860, cdouglas@ carrollton.k12.mi.us , carrollton.k12.mi.us 7/30/11 Grand Island Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Munising, 715-701-0360, info@ greatlakesendurance.com , greatlakesendurance.com 8/20/11 Fallsburg Marathon and Half Marathon and Half Marathon Lowell, 616-2602669, CoachDroski@aim.com , fallsburghalf.8k.com 8/27/11 North Country Trail Run and Half Marathon Manistee, 888780-3005, info@mirunning. com , northcountrytrailrun. mirunning.com

Detroit Free Press Marathon Detroit, 313-222-6676, marathon@freepress.com , freepmarathon.com

MULTISPORT 6/5/11 Grand Rapids Triathlon Ada, 616-805.3059, andy@ grandrapidstriathlon.com, grandrapidstriathlon.com Racing for Recovery half/ sprint Monroe, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com Hawk Island Triathlon Lansing, southlansing. org/HawkIslandTriathlon/ tabid/353/Default.aspx 6/11/11 Superkids Try Motorcity Detroit, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com 6/12/11 MotorCity Triathlon Detroit, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com Waterloo Triathlon and Duathlon Grass Lake, jdjp@eliteendeavors.com, eliteendeavors.com

National 24-Hour Challenge Middleville, 616-241-1969, n24hc@aol.com, n24hc.org

9/3/11 Beaver Island Marathon Beaver Island, 248-446-1315, ron@goodboyevents.org, goodboyevents.com

6/18/11 Epic Open Water Practice Swim Grass Lake, 734-6785045, info@epicraces.com, epicraces.com

6/24/11 BetterRide Cyclingike Skills Camp Pontiac, 970-3358226, Info@BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net

9/10/11 Running Fit Run WoodStock Marathon and Ultra Pinckney, 734-929-9027, events@ runningfit.com , runwoodstock. com

Johan’s TriFest Hopkins, johanstrifest@gmail.com, johanstrifest.com

7/17/11 Michigander Bicycle Tour Big Rapids, michigander@

10/9/11 Wild Life Marathon Concord, 517-917-0670, director@

Event Spot Light 94 Competitor June 2011

9/26/11 Apple Cider Century Three Oaks, 888-877-2068, applecidercentury.com

Lech Lecha Triathlon Grandville, 616-893-3701, thad. lubbers@comcast.net 6/19/11 Big Fish Triathlon

ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K Traffic Jam June 16 | Lincoln Park, Chicago The Thursday night favorite that features a start aired on the Channel 7 news moves to a new location in Lincoln Park. This race raises funds for the Leukemia Research Foundation. 5KTrafficJam.com


CALENDAR [ MIDWEST ] and Duathlon Hadley Township, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com Xterra Torn Shirt Trail Triathlon/Duathlon Howell, 419-829-2398, jdjp@eliteendeavors.com, eliteendeavors.com 6/25/11 South Beach Triathlon South Haven, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com 6/26/11 Anyone Can Tri Mt Clemens, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com Bear Lake Triathlon and Duathlon North Muskegon, bearlaketrianddu.com Iron Goddess Triathlon Grass Lake, 734-678-5045, info@ epicraces.com, epicraces.com/ irongoddesstri.htm Tri Goddess Women’s Only Triathlon Grass Lake, 734-6785045, info@epicraces.com, epicraces.com 7/2/11 Mark Mellon Memorial Triathlon Gaylord, 757-7247224, dsmithaction@hotmail. com, markmellontri.com 7/10/11 Inter-Rockin Tri/Du Interlochen, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com Columbia Muddy Buddy Detroit Shelby Township, 1-800-311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, muddybuddy.com Ann Arbor Triathlon/ Duathlon Ann Arbor, 419-8292398, jdjp@eliteendeavors. com, eliteendeavors.com 7/16/11 Superkids Try Hartland Hartland, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com

7/24/11 Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mackinaw City, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com 7/30/11 Lumberman Triathlons Cadillac, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com 7/31/11 Craig Greenfield Memorial Triathlon Clarkston, 231-5462229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com 8/7/11 Lansing Legislator Lansing, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com Trek Women Triathlon Series_—”Howell Howell, 877-221-9665 , info@ trekwomenstriathlonseries. com, xxtramile.com 8/13/11 Sanford & Sun Triathlon Sanford, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com 8/14/11 Petoskey Tri/Du Petoskey, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com Battle of Waterloo Grass Lake, info@epicraces. com, epicraces.com/ battleofwaterloo.htm Ironman 70.3 Steelhead Triathlon Benton Harbor, 773404-2372, info@caprievents. com, ironmansteelhead.com 8/20/11 Three Rivers Triathlon/ Duathlon Three Rivers, aquamantriusa@yahoo.com, aquamantri.com Zukey Lake Tri at the Tavern Pinckney, 734-678-5045, info@ epicraces.com, epicraces.com

7/17/11 Tri for Life Otter Lake, 231-5462229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com

8/21/11 Port Huron International Triathlons & Duathlon Port Huron, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com

SheROX Triathlon - Detroit, MI Detroit, barb@phillytri. com, sheroxtri.com

Ludington Tri/Du Ludington, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com

7/23/11 Sister Lake Triathlon Sister Lakes, 231-546-2229,

96 Competitor June 2011

info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com

Island Lake Triathlon Series Brighton, theelementevents.com

8/27/11 A Girls Best Friend Tri Kalamazoo, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com 8/28/11 Tri (Autumn Colors) Holly, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com Swim to the Moon Open Water Swim Pinckney, info@ epicraces.com, epicraces.com/ swimtothemoon.htm 9/4/11 Barefoot Triathlon Traverse City, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com 9/8/11 Island Lake Triathlon, Fall Brighton, 734-845-7559, jim@elementevents.com, elementevents.com 9/10/11 3D Festival of Races East Tawas, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon East Grand Rapids, 616-949-1750, sperry@eastgr. org, eastgr.org 9/18/11 Michigan’s Triathlon/ Duathlon Championships Shelby Twp, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com Michigan’s Triathlon/ Duathlon Championships Shelby Twp, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com 9/24/11 Du North Off-Road Duathlon Manistee, 616-261-9706, s.webster@stridersrun.com, stridersrun.com

RUNNING 6/4/11 5K 4 TJ Okemos, 517-7020226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com Midland Community Center’s Dow Run/Walk Midland, 989-832-7937, dowrun@mymcc.org, dowrunwalk.mymcc.org/ 6/5/11 We Can Do It Women’s 5K Lansing, 517-702-0226, blockc@ lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com


CALENDAR [ MIDWEST ] 6/11/11 Ally Brunk Memorial 5K Run/Walk Potterville, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

7/16/11 Farmington Founders Festival Farmington, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

North Country Trail Relay Baldwin, 616-786-2945, nctrelay@nctrelay.org, nctrelay.org

35th Annual Alpenfest Run Gaylord, Mi, 231-546-2229, info@3disciplines.com, 3disciplines.com

Race Against Drugs Lansing, 517-702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

7/17/11 Meridian Plumbing’s Fight Hunger 5K Lansing, 517702-0226-, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

6/12/11 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Mackinac Island, 810487-0954, JohnCGault2@aol. com, runmackinac.com 6/18/11 Antioch’s Get Healthy Now 5K Run/Walk Antioch, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

Pregnancy Services Race 4 Life 5K Lansing, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

6/19/11 Run For the Ribbon Detroit, 586_—ê443_—ê4272, info@ MIURunForTheRibbon.org, MIURunForTheRibbon.org

Run for an Instrumental Lifelong Experience 5K Coldwater, 517-7020226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

6/22/11 Twilight Run Lansing, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

7/31/11 Hall of Fame Run 5K/10K Lansing, 517-702-0226, blockc@ lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

6/25/11 Charlevoix Marathon Charlevoix, 248-446-1315, ron@goodboyevents.org, goodboyevents.com

8/6/11 Come to the River 5K Lansing, 517-702-0226, blockc@ lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

7/2/11 2011 Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek 5K Run/Walk/ Roll Grandville, dbostian@live. com, visserfamilybuckcreekrun. com 7/4/11 Hanover Firecracker 5 Mile Run/5K Walk Hanover, 517-702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com Sparkler 5K Luna Pier, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com 7/9/11 Duo at the Ledge Half Marathon and 5K St. Grand Ledge, 517-702-0226, blockc@ lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

98 Competitor June 2011

7/30/11 Leslie 5K Family Run/Walk Leslie, 517-702-0226, blockc@ lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

Mint City 10 Miler St. Johns, mint10@mintcity10miler.com, mintcity10miler.com 8/12/11 2011 Fred Meijer White Pine Trail 200 Mile Relay Grand Rapids, dbostian@live.com, fredmeijerwhitepinetrail200. com 8/13/11 BWL Hometown Power 5K Lansing, runningfoundation. com Run Thru Hell Hell, runningfoundation.com Tahqua Trail Run Paradise, 715-460-0426, jcrumbaugh@charter.net, greatlakesendurance.com

Lakeshore Miracle Run Holland , 616-392-2282, vkavanaugh@gazellesports. com, gazellesports.com

8/14/11 Camino of St. James 8K Run and 5K Walk Mason, runningfoundation.com

7/10/11 Aid Lansing 5K Lansing, 517-702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

8/20/11 Grand Woods 5K Lansing, 517-702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com


CALENDAR [ midwest ]

Event Spot Light Warrior Dash June 18-19 | Channahon, Ill. This extreme 5K race could literally set you on fire. The obstacle-laden course includes plenty of mud in addition to the leap-over-the-fire stunt that makes this race unique— that and sitting around drinking in Viking helmets afterward. Warriordash.com

100 Competitor June 2011

Strides for Health 5K Allegan, 269-673-5431, stridesforhealth@aghosp.com, aghosp.org 8/27/11 Crim Festival of Races Flint, 810-235-3396, laguirre@crim. org, crim.org Somerset Stamped Somerset Center, somerset-run@ earthlink.net, somerset-run. com 8/28/11 Charyl’s Run2BFit Kensington, 517-702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com The Naked Foot 5K Grand Rapids, info@thenakedfoot5k. com, thenakedfoot5k.com 9/3/11 Labor Day 30K Festival of Events Milford, 248-685-7580, racedirector@laborday30K. com, laborday30K.com Run Like The Wind Westland, 517-702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com 9/10/11 Mackinac Island 8 Mile Road Race Mackinac Island,

810-487-0954, johncgault2@ aol.com, runmackinac.com

danceswithdirt.com

Run for Your Heart Saginaw, 989-754-3368, jamielewis@ mcvi.com , mcvifoundation.org

Happy Heart Run 5K Coldwater, 517-7020226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

Run Woodstock Pinckney, 734-929-9027, events@ runningfit.com, runwoodstock. com

Park2Park 1/2 Marathon & 5K Holland, 616-399-9190, sherriek@harderwyk.com, park2parkrace.com

9/11/11 St. Mary Mercy 5K for Cancer Lansing, 517-7020226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

9/25/11 White Pine Academy 5K Leslie, 517-702-0226, blockc@ lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

9/17/11 Oh These Irish Hills 5K Tipton, 517-702-0226, blockc@ lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

10/1/11 Oakwood Red October Run Wayne, 313-586-5486, cynthia. cook@oakwood.org, oakwood. org/redoctoberrun

9/18/11 The Bridge Run Grand Rapids, 616-262-4124, marketing@ rungr.com, rungr.com

10/2/11 Farmington Fall Classic 5k Farmingon Hills, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo 5K and 10K Detroit, 248-4461315, ron@goodboyevents.org , goodboyevents.org 9/24/11 Dances with Dirt Hell Hell, 734-929-9027, events@runningfit.com,

The Brooksie Way Half Marathon Oakland County, 810-235-3397, dkiertzner@flint. org, thebrooksieway.com 10/4/11 Striders Power of Run 5K Walker, 616-261-9706,

s.webster@stridersrun.com, stridersrun.com 10/8/11 Fall Colors Bridge Race Mackinaw City, mackinawcity. com Halloween 5K for JA Lansing, jamidmichigan.org 10/9/11 Green Space 5K Mason, 517-702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com Race for Ralya Haslett, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com 10/16/11 East Lansing Pumpkin Trot East Lansing, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com 10/22/11 Mackinac Island Great Turtle Half Marathon Mackinac Island, 810-4870954, johncgault2@aol.com, gaultracemanagement.com 10/23/11 Road to the Broad 5K East Lansing, 517-702-0226, blockc@ lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

10/30/11 Run Thru Hell on Halloween Eve Hell, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com 11/5/11 Strong Body, Strong Mind 5K Southfield, 517702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com 11/19/11 The Grand Finale 5K CrossCountry Race Lansing, 517-702-0226, blockc@lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com 11/24/11 1st Source Bank/ Niles-Buchanan YMCA Thanksgivings Day Run Niles, 269-683-1552, bret.hendrie@ nb-ymca.com, nb-ymca.com Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Ann Arbor, 248-437-4524, sharon@ goodboyevents.org, goodboyevents.com Gobble Wobble Grand Rapids, 616-940-9888-, twebster@gazellesports.com , gazellesports.com


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CALENDAR [ midwest ] Lansing Turkeyman Trot Lansing, 517-702-0226, blockc@ lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com 12/10/11 Jingle Bell Women’s 5K Lansing, 517-702-0226, blockc@ lcc.edu, runningfoundation.com

MINNESOTA CyCling

6/18/11 Urban Bike Adventure Minneapolis Minneapolis, info@urbanbikeadventure.com, urbanbikeadventure.com 7/31/11 Urban Assault Ride Minneapolis, 303-408-0747, josh@adventurefit.com, urbanassaultride.com

Multisport 6/5/11 Buffalo Triathlon Buffalo, boden@allina.com, tribuff.com 6/11/11 TRINONA KIDS TRIATHLON Winona, 612-727-2732, dave@ trinona.com, trinona.com 6/12/11 Trinona Battle for the Bluff Winona, 612-727-2732, dave@ trinona.com, trinona.com 6/13/11 Race Day 101 Clinic Edina, 612-805-1160, lea@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/edina-mn/raceday-101-clinic-2011

8/20/11 Race Across America Cycling Challenge Minneapolis, (303) 442-7223, rick@raceacrossamerica.org, raceacrossamerica.org

7/2/11 Open Water Swim Clinic Minneapolis, 612-805-1160, lea@triplethreattough. com, active.com/triathlon/ minneapolis-mn/open-waterswim-clinic-2011

Marathon/half Marathon

7/9/11 Life Time Fitness Triathlon Minneapolis, ltftriathlon.com

6/5/11 Minneapolis Marathon & Half Marathon Minneapolis, 612-746-1364, john@ teamortho.us, teamortho.us/ Minneapolis_Marathon 6/18/11 Grandma’s Marathon Duluth, 218-727-0947, grandmas@ grandmasmarathon.com, grandmasmarathon.com 9/17/11 Walker/North Country Races Walker, 218-5474157, wacc@arvig.net , walkernorthcountrymarathon.com 10/2/11 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Minneapolis, 763287-3888, info@mtcmarathon. org, mtcmarathon.org 10/22/11 Mankato Marathon and Half Marathon Mankato, mankatomarathon.com

Event Spot Light 102 Competitor June 2011

Graniteman Triathlon St. Cloud, 320-251-3416, northcrestgym.com 7/24/11 Chisago Lakes Half Iron/ Sprint Chisago City, 800-4298044, midwestsportsevents. com 7/26/11 Minnesota Border to Border Triathlon Luverne, mnb2b.org 8/6/11 Root Beer Kids Triathlon Duluth, 218-341-4166, info@ brewhousetriathlon.com, brewhousetriathlon.com 8/7/11 Brewhouse Triathlon Duluth, 218-341-4166, info@ brewhousetriathlon.com , brewhousetriathlon.com 8/20/11 Minnesota BackwardsMan Triathlon Duluth, 218-341-4166, info@ brewhousetriathlon.com,

brewhousetriathlon.com 9/10/11 Oyster Urban Adventure Race Minneapolis, 877-3282783, info@tppevents.com, OysterRacingSeries.com 9/11/11 Square Lake Triathlon Stillwater, 651-428-9697, vacationsports.com/ squarelaketri.html 9/25/11 Iron Girl Bloomington Women_—Ès Duathlon Bloomington, 813-868-4747, info@irongirl.com, irongirl. com/Events/Bloomington.htm

running 6/4/11 Urban Dare Minneapolis Minneapolis, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@urbandare.com, urbandare.com 6/11/11 Sour Grapes Half and Half Trail Run Brainerd, 218-8298770, sourgrapes.half@yahoo. com, sourgrapesrun.com 8/19/11 Ragnar Relay Great River Winona to Minneapolis, info@ ragnarrelay.com, ragnarrelay. com/race/greatriver 8/20/11 The Naked Foot 5K Minneapolis, info@ thenakedfoot5k.com, thenakedfoot5k.com 8/27/11 Duluth Trail Festival Duluth, info@EventsForThePeople.com, DuluthTrailFest.com 8/28/11 Columbia Muddy Buddy Minneapolis Minneapolis, 1-800-311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, muddybuddy.com 9/10/11 The Original Mud Run Minneapolis, info@ theoriginalmudrun.com, theoriginalmudrun.com

MISSOURI CyCling

8/14/11 Urban Assault Ride St. Louis, 303-408-0747, josh@adventurefit.com, urbanassaultride.com

running 6/4/11 37th Annual Hospital Hill Run Kansas City, 312-573-1737, beth@hospitalhillrun.com, hospitalhillrun.com

NEBRASKA

Marathon/half Marathon

Marathon/half Marathon

7/2/11 Stars and Stripes Marathon and Half Marathon Kirksville, allen@kirksvillemarathon.com , kirksvillemarathon.com

6/11/11 Sandhills Marathon Valentine, schwartz262@ yahoo.com, marathonrookie. com/sandhills-marathon.html

9/5/11 Heart of America Marathon Columbia, 573-445-2684, heartofamericamarathon.com

9/25/11 Omaha Marathon Omaha, 402-630-2282, info@ omahamarathon.com , omahamarathon.com

9/10/11 Roots N Blues N BBQ Half Marathon Columbia, info@ ultramaxtri.com, races. ultramaxtri.com/2011/roots-nblues-half/ 10/9/11 Run Mother Road Marathon and Half-Marathon Joplin, 407-599-0568, info@usrahm.com, runmotherroadmarathon.com 10/15/11 Kansas City Marathon Kansas City, 816-474-4652, racedirector@kcmarathon.org , waddellandreedkansas citymarathon.org 10/23/11 Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Marathon and Half Marathon St. Louis, runrocknroll.com 12/18/11 Run for the Ranch Marathon and Half Marathon Springfield, 417459-9340, richardjohnson@ missouristate.edu , omrr.org

Multisport 6/25/11 Fresh Ideas Quartermax & Octomax Triathlons Wright City, info@ultramaxtri.com, races.ultramaxtri.com/2011/ quartermax/

running 9/3/11 Make-A-Wish 5K and 10K Omaha, christopherbehrens@ creighton.edu, medicine. creighton.edu/portal/ makeawish/index.html 9/5/11 Running To Cure Breast Cancer North Platte, 308-5201986, rtcbc.com 9/10/11 Patriot’s Day 10K Run Syracuse, info@vfwpost5547midcountypost. com, vfwpost5547midcountypost. com 10/1/11 Market to Market Team Relay Omaha, 402-770-1170, info@markettomarketrelay. com, markettomarketrelay.com

NORTH DAKOTA

Marathon/half Marathon 9/17/11 2011 Kroll’s Diner Bismarck Marathon Bismarck, run@ bismarckmarathon.com, bismarckmarathon.com

Multisport 9/10/11 West River Triathlon Dickinson, 701-456-2074, mmack@dickinsonparks.org,

dickinsonparks.org

OHIO

Marathon/half Marathon 9/17/11 Air Force Marathon WrightPatterson AFB, 800-467-1823, USAF.Marathon@wpafb.af.mil , usafmarathon.com 9/24/11 Akron Marathon Akron, 330-375-2248, info@ akronmarathon.org, akronmarathon.org 10/2/11 Red White and Blue 26.2 Marathon and Half Marathon Findlay, 419-4224424, sparsons@findlayymca. com , redwhiteandblue26-2. com 10/9/11 Towpath Marathon and Half Marathon Cleveland, 216-5201825, tanya@ohiocanal.org , towpathmarathon.net 10/16/11 Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon Columbus, 614-421-7866, info@ columbsmarathon.com , columbusmarathon.com 11/6/11 Murray Ridge Center Inland Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Elyria, ncnracing. com Bobcat Trail Marathon Glouster, 330-656-1176, info@ bobcattrailmarathon.org , bobcattrailmarathon.org

Multisport 6/4/11 Triathlon for the Cure Deer Creek Mt. Sterling, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com 6/5/11 Deer Creek Triathlon and Duathlon Mt. Sterling, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com 6/11/11

Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate June 19 | Evanston, Ill. Former Northwestern men’s basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong, the victim of a random hate crime, was killed while out for a walk in 1999. This 5K/10K run and walk around the Northwestern campus celebrates his legacy and raises money for YWCA programs for violence prevention and racial equity. Ywca.org/evanston


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CALENDAR [ midwest ] Black Hills Trail Running Series: Thunder Run Black Hills, bhrctrails@gmail.com, bhrctrails.com

Flag City Multisport Celebration Findlay, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com

Triathlon for the Cure Buck Creek Springfield, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com

Marysville, 614-873-1854, pme1972@gmail.com, speedysneakersracing.com

6/18/11 Triathlon for the Cure - Maumee Bay Oregon, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com

8/21/11 Great Buckeye Challenge Springfield, customerservice@ hfpracing.com, hfpracing.com

CyCling

CyCling

9/10/11 Bike MS: Weekend Ride Around The Hills Keystone, 800-344-4867, amanda. nielsen@nmss.org, bikenth. nationalmssociety.org

6/5/11 Great Lakes Randonneurs 200K/400K/600K Brevet Delavan, glrrando.org

7/3/11 JCC Independence Triathlon Westerville, customerservice@ hfpracing.com, hfpracing.com 7/9/11 Triathlon for the Cure Caesar Creek Waynesville, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com 7/10/11 Caesar Creek Triathlon & Duathlon Waynesville, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com 7/17/11 Fit to Fight Triathlon Mason, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com Fit to Fight Kids’ Triathlon Mason, customerservice@ hfpracing.com, hfpracing.com 8/6/11 Triathlon for the Cure - Caesar Creek Bethel, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com 8/7/11 East Fork Triathlon & Duathlon Bethel, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com Cleveland Triathlon Cleveland, OH, info@ pacificsportsllc.com, 8/13/11 Triathlon for the Cure - Linwood Vermilion, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com 8/14/11 Vermilion Harbour Triathlon & Duathlon Vermilion, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com 8/20/11

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8/28/11 Trek Women Triathlon Series_—”Columbus Columbus, 877221-9665 , info@ trekwomenstriathlonseries. com , xxtramile.com 9/11/11 Hueston Woods Triathlon and Duathlon College Corner, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com 9/17/11 Triathlon for a Cure Portage Lakes Akron, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com Akron Kids’ Triathlon & Duathlon Akron, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com Alan’s Elite Race Akron, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com 9/18/11 Portage Lakes Triathlon & Duathlon Akron, customerservice@hfpracing. com, hfpracing.com 10/2/11 Deer Creek Fall Challenge Mt. Sterling, customerservice@ hfpracing.com, hfpracing.com

Running 9/17/11 Air Force Marathon WPAFB, 937.257.4350, usaf.marathon@ wpafb.af.mil, usafmarathon. com 10/23/11 Racing for Recovery Halloween Run Sylvania, 231546-2229, info@3disciplines. com, 3disciplines.com 11/24/11 Uptown Pumpkin Dash 5k

SOUTH DAKOTA

MaRathon/half MaRathon 6/5/11 Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Deadwood, 605-390-6137, info@ deadwoodmickelson trailmarathon.com, DeadwoodMickelson TrailMarathon.com 6/12/11 Swan Lake Marathon and Half Marathon Viborg, marathon@myslcc.com , myslcc.com/swan_lake_ marathon.php 8/21/11 Leading Ladies Marathon and Half Marathon Spearfish, 605-642-2382, edoll@rushmore.com , leadingladiesmarathon.com 10/2/11 Run Crazy Horse Marathon and Half Marathon Crazy Horse, Director@ RunCrazyHorse.com , runcrazyhorse.com

MultispoRt 9/4/11 11th Annual Dakota Five-O Race/Ride/Tour Spearfish, ridgeriders@blackhills.com, dakotafiveo.com

outdooRs 9/16/11 14th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek Custer, 605-584-3896, MickelsonTrail@state.sd.us,

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WISCONSIN

6/6/11 Greater Milwaukee Tour de Cure Milwaukee, 888-DIA-BETE, diabetes.org/tour UPAF’s Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite Milwaukee, 414-270-4492, bberdes@upaf.org, upafride. org 6/12/11 Trek 100 Ride for Hope Waukesha, 414-456-5830, macdfund.org 6/13/11 30th Anniversary Bicycle Club of Lake County Ramble Wilmot, ramble@bikebclc.com, bikebclc.com

WEM Series #3: 12 Hours at John Muir La Grange, info@ wemseries.com, wemseries. com

7/24/11 Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour Mequon, 262-790-4701, bloks@ wi.leukemia-lymphoma.org, leukemia-lymphoma.org

6/21/11 Door County Five Day Ride Door County, 847-707-6888, drjpedal@sbcglobal.net, pedalacrosswisconsin.com

7/25/11 WORS #6: Alterra Coffee Bean Classic Franklin, 414546-4113, alterramtb@hotmail. com, wors.org

6/26/11 Great Lakes Randonneurs 100K/200K/600K Brevet Delavan, glrrando.org

7/31/11 SAGBRAW: Schramm’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Wisconsin Marientte, 608-843-8412, info@ bikewisconsin.com, grabaawr. com

Superior Vistas Bike Tour Washburn, 715-682-2500, ashchamb@centurytel.net, superiorvistas.org WORS #4: Subaru Cup Mt. Morris, wors@wors.org, wors.org 7/3/11 WEM Series #4: Thunderdown in the Underdown Merrill, thunderdown12@hotmail.com, wemseries.com

WORS #3: Trek Big Ring Classic Wausau, 715-592-5095, wors@wors.org, wors.org

7/9/11 Insane Terrain Challenge Blue Mounds, 608-575-9098, vikingCyclingclub@gmail.com, vikingCyclingclub.com

6/17/11 BetterRide Cyclingike Skills Camp Madison, 970-3358226, Info@BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net

7/10/11 Bike Northwoods Tour La Crosse to Sheboygan, 608-8438412, kathy@bikenorthwoods. com, bikewisconsin.com

6/19/11 GRABAAWR. Bike ride along Wisconsin River. Prairie du Chien to Eagle River, 888-5753640, grabaawr.com Horribly Hilly Hundreds Mount Horeb, info@ horriblyhilly.com, horriblyhilly. com Ride for Nature Baileys Harbor, 920-839-2802, info@ridgesanctuary.org, ridgesanctuary.org/Ride_for_ Nature.htm Tour de Cure Grafton Grafton, 888-DIA-BETE, diabetes. org/tour

Wisconsin Amish Farms and Lakes at Pardeeville Pardeeville, 847-707-6888, drjpedal@sbcglobal.net, pedalacrosswisconsin.com

8/1/11 Northwoods Merrill to Eagle River Merrill, 847-707-6888, drjpedal@sbcglobal.net, pedalacrosswisconsin.com 8/5/11 ACT 9 (AIDS Network Cycles Together) Madison, actride.org 8/7/11 Centurion Wisconsin Middleton, 608-467-2914, krista@centurioncycling.com, centurioncycling.com Grand View Firehouse 50 Grand View, 715-763-3333, gvfh50@firehouse50.org, firehouse50.org MS 150 Best Dam Bike Tour Milwaukee, 262-369-4400, wisms.org 8/8/11 WORS #7: Battle of Camrock Camrock, 414-546-4113, wors.org

7/11/11 Dr. J’s Tour of the Wisconsin River Valley Pardeeville, 847707-6888, drjpedal@sbcglobal. net, pedalacrosswisconsin.com

8/13/11 Ride to Cure Diabetes LaCrosse, 2149122648, keithgrust@yahoo.com, ride. jdrfdallas.org/ride.html

WORS #5: Chippewa Valley Firecracker Eau Claire, wors@ wors.org, wors.org

8/14/11 John Hatherly Mid Century Ride Waupaca Waupaca, 847727-2681, info@321goevents. com, 321goevents.com

7/17/11 WEM Series #5: Levis/Trow 100 Hatfield, info@wemseries. com, wemseries.com

Wisconsin Dairyland Dare Cycling Challenge Dodgeville, 608-935-6424,

Pleasant Prairie Triathlon June 26 | Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Enjoy one of the more, well, pleasant triathlon swims that serves as the centerpiece of this sprint- and Olympic-distance race. The 100-acre, spring-fed Lake Andrea gets the attention, but the bike and run courses through Prairie Springs Park aren’t too shabby either. Pleasantprairietriathlon.com


The YMCA is here to help you with your training! Tri Mini Camp: Saturday, June 11, 1-4pm Come swim, bike, ride and learn more about transitions. Instructed by a certified USAT coach. Outdoor Bootcamp: Starts June 27th Mon., Wed., & Fri. 6:30-7:15am A program to tone and trim the body in 5 intense weeks.

Why Bootcamp for runners, cyclists, or triathletes? The benefits include better running mechanics, greater speed, improved interval/anaerobic capacity, and enhanced overall function strength. Participants should have some running experience.

Lattof YMCA: 847-296-3376 or Katy Socha: ksocha@ymcachicago.org

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CALENDAR [ midwest ] more@dairylanddare.com, dairylanddare.com 8/21/11 WEM Series #6: 12 Hours of Blue Mound Blue Mounds, Garettkipp@aol.com, wemseries.com 8/22/11 Anthem Race the Lake Bike Race Fond du lac, midwestsportsevents.com WORS #7: Trek Border Battle River Falls, 715-592-5095, don@ wors.org, wors.org 8/29/11 WORS #8: Reforestation Ramble Suamico, 715-3626224, wors.org 9/4/11 WEM Series #9: Twelve Hours of Pitch Black Singletrack Rockdale, info@ wemseries.com, wemseries. com 9/10/11 L’Alpe Bl’Huez Blue Mounds, 608-575-9098, vikingCyclingclub@gmail.com, vikingCyclingclub.com 9/11/11 The Harmon Hundred Wilmot Wisconsin, 8479105336, todd. berlin@rrd.com, wheelmen.com 9/12/11 Door County Century Bike Tour Institute, 920-606-2458, doorcountycentury.com WORS #10: Treadfest Lake Geneva, 262-210-1121, klambert@wi.rr.com, wors.org Harmon Hundred Wilmot, 847-520-5010, wheeling@ wheelmen.com, wheelmen.com 9/26/11 WORS #11: Bear Paw Rock & Roll White Lake, 715-526-2216, racing@joebiker.com, wors.org 10/10/11 WORS #12: Wigwam MTB Challenge Sheboygan, 920892-8024, j_holcomb@verizon. net, wors.org

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Marathon 6/5/11 Casper Marathon Casper, 307-577-4974, dawnneric@vcn. com , runwyoming.com 6/18/11 Keyes Peak Trail Marathon Florence, 715-701-0360, info@ greatlakesendurance.com , greatlakesendurance.com 7/9/11 Running Fit Dances With Dirt Devil’s Lake Marathon and Ultra Baraboo, 734-9299027, events@runningfit.com , danceswithdirt.com 8/13/11 Paavo Nurmi Marathon Hurley, 866-340-4334, Hurley@HurleyWi.com , paavonurmimarathon.com 8/27/11 Eisenbahn Marathon and Half Marathon West Bend, 262-335-6892, msimon@ councilonadoa.org , adrenalineraces.org/marathon 9/17/11 North Face Endurance Challenge Madision Madison, endurancechallenge@ hawkeyeww.com , thenorthface.com/ endurancechallenge 9/18/11 Community First Fox Cities Marathon and Half marathon Appleton, 920-8829499, info@foxcitiesmarathon. org , info@foxcitiesmarathon. org 9/25/11 American Birkebeiner Trail Run and Half-Marathon Hayward, birkie@birkie.com , birkie.com 10/2/11 Lakefront Marathon Milwaukee, 414-291-2647, lakefrontmarathon@ sbcglobal.net , milwaukeelakefrontmarathon. org 10/15/11 CenturyLink WhistleStop Marathon/Half Marathon

Ashland, 800-284-9484, ashchamb@centurytel.net, whistlestopmarathon.com 10/29/11 Haunted Hustle Marathon Middleton, 608-8369084, racedirector@ capitolviewevents.com, capitolviewevents.com

Multisport 6/5/11 Green Bay Triathlon Green Bay, 800-429-8044, midwestsportsevents.com 6/11/11 Elkhart Lake Triathlons Elkhart Lake, 847-359-7374, triguy@ameritech.net, elkhartlakemultisports.com 6/12/11 Summit Credit Union Capitol View Triathlon Madison, 877-460-0643, operations@ capitolviewevents.com, capitolviewevents.com YMCA Touchstone Energy Got Energy? Triathlon West Salem, 608-782-9622-ext--2, laxymca.org 6/16/11 Fleet Feet Aquathon 2 Madison, 608-444-2261, raceday@racedayeventsllc. com, racedayeventsllc.com 6/18/11 High Cliff Triathlon Sherwood, 800-429-8044, midwestsportsevents.com 6/19/11 Chicagoland Trek Women’s Triathlon Prep Workshop Pleasant Prairie, 847-5747443, info@3-fitness.com, midwesttricamp.com 6/25/11 Pleasant Prairie Junior Triathlon #1 Pleasant Prairie, pleasantprairietriathlon.com 6/26/11 Big Foot Triathlon Lake Geneva, info@ramracing.org, ramracing.org Pleasant Prairie Triathlon Pleasant Prairie,

pleasantprairietriathlon.com 7/7/11 Fleet Feet Aquathon 3 Madison, 608-444-2261, raceday@racedayeventsllc. com, racedayeventsllc.com/ aquathonseries 7/9/11 Pleasant Prairie Junior Triathlon #2 Pleasant Prairie, pleasantprairietriathlon.com 7/10/11 Trek Women Triathlon Series—”Pleasant Prairie Pleasant Prairie, 877-221-9665, info@ trekwomenstriathlonseries. com, xxtramile.com Pewaukee Triathlon Pewaukee, 800-429-8044, midwestsportsevents.com 7/16/11 Door County Sprint Triathlon Egg Harbor, 920-606-2458, director@doorcountytriathlon. com, doorcountytriathlon.com 7/17/11 Chequamegon Bay Sprint Triathlon Ashland, 800-2849484, ashchamb@centurytel. net, cheqbaysprint.com Ironman 70.3 Racine Racine, 440-350-1708, ironmanracine. com 7/23/11 Tough Mudder Midwest North - Saturday Merrimac, 7186436171, info@toughmudder.com, toughmudder.com 7/28/11 Fleet Feet Aquathon 4 Madison, 608-444-2261, raceday@racedayeventsllc. com, racedayeventsllc.com/ aquathonseries 7/31/11 Ripon Medical Center Triathlon Green Lake, 920-7480528, triathlon@rmcnet.org, rmctriathlon.com Iron Girl Racine Women’s Triathlon Racine, 813-8684747, info@irongirl.com, irongirl.com/Events/Racine.htm

Danskin Triathlon Prep Camp Pleasant Prairie, 847574-7443, info@3-fitness.com, midwesttricamp.com 8/6/11 Wausau Triathlon Wausau, 715-845-2177, woodsonymcatri@yahoo.com, woodsonymca.com 8/7/11 Oshkosh Triathlon Winneconne, 800-429-8044, midwestsportsevents.com 8/18/11 Fleet Feet Aquathon 5 Madison, 608-444-2261, raceday@racedayeventsllc. com, racedayeventsllc.com/ aquathonseries 8/19/11 Waupaca Kids Triathlon Waupaca, 715-258-7343, lynn@ waupacaareachamber.com, waupacaareatriathlon.com

burritounion10hourtri.com Lake Geneva Triathlon Series Fontana, 262-275-3577, lakegenevasports.com 9/11/11 Ironman Wisconsin Madison, 888-280-9097, ironmanwisconsin.com 9/18/11 Dousman Duathlon Dousman, 800-429-8044, info@ midwestsportsevents.com, midwestsportsevents.com 10/2/11 Green Bay Duathlon Green Bay, 920-338-8741, midwestsportsevents.com 10/16/11 RecPlex Indoor/Outdoor Triathlon Pleasant Prairie, info@3-fitness.com, 3-fitness. com/triathlon/indoortriathlons. htm

8/20/11 Pleasant Prairie Junior Triathlon #3 Pleasant Prairie, pleasantprairietriathlon.com

11/20/11 RecPlex Turkey Triathlon Pleasant Prairie, info@3fitness.com, 3-fitness.com/ triathlon/indoortriathlons.htm

Waupaca Area Triathlon Waupaca, 715-258-7343, Lynn@ WaupacaAreaChamber.com, waupacaareatriathlon.com

Turkey Triathlon Pleasant Prairie, 262-925-6743, info@3fitness.com, 3-fitness.com

8/21/11 Danskin Triathlon Series_—”Pleasant Prairie Pleasant Prairie, 877-221-9665, info@danskintriathlon.net, xxtramile.com

outdoors 6/16/11 2011 Sea Kayak Symposium Washburn, inlandsea.org

running

8/27/11 XTERRA Dairyland Sheboygan, 877-262-8148, triguy@ameritech.net, elkhartlakemultisports.com

6/5/11 Lake to Lake 10K Trail Run/ Hike Campbellsport, 920-5338322, lake2lake10k@gmail. com, longlakepreservation.org/ lake2lake10k.html

9/3/11 Blackhawk Lake Triathlon Highland, panthercycling.com

6/11/11 Bellin 10K Run Green Bay, bellinrun.com

9/10/11 Lake Geneva Triathlon Williams Bay, 262-275-3577, lgsports@charter.net, lakegenevasports.com

6/18/11 4th Annual YWCA 5K Pancake Run - a race against racism Janesville, 608-752-5445 ext 206, development@ywcarockco. com, ywcapancakerun.com

Burrito Union 5 & 10 Hour Triathlon Superior, info@ EventsForThePeople.com,

6/22/11

Community Bank of Elmhurst 4 on the 4th July 4 | Elmhurst, Ill. The 2010 Chicago Area Runners Association race of the year has become one of the biggest and definitely the fastest of the fourth of July races in the Chicago area. The four-mile run put on by the Elmhurst Running Club offers a relatively flat course around downtown Elmhurst and cash prizes in multiple age categories. 4on4th.com


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CALENDAR [ MIDWEST ] Superun 5K Milwaukee, 414852-4789, johnwhite1@att.net, badgerlandstriders.org 6/25/11 Keyes Peak 50K, Trail Marathon & 10K Florence, 715-460-0426, jcrumbaugh@charter.net, greatlakesendurance.com 7/2/11 The Stampede Manawa, 920-419-4466, ecelske@ manawa.k12.wi.us, thestampedemanawa.com Lord Hill Trail Run Snohomish, WA, roger@4thdimensionracing. com, EvergreenTrailruns.com 7/4/11 Badgerland Striders Firecracker Four Hales Corners, firecracker4@wi.rr. com, badgerlandstriders.org St. Nicholas Hospital Freedom Run Sheboygan, 920-459-4628, freedomrun@sns.hshs.org, stnicholashospital.org 7/31/11 Badgerland Striders Cudahy Classic Cudahy, wjahnke@wi.rr. com, badgerlandstriders.org 8/3/11 PaceSetters XC Run Oshkosh, pacesettersrun.com 8/13/11 Hank Aaron State Trail 5K Run/Walk Milwaukee, 414-263-8559, melissa. cook@wisconsin.gov, hankaaronstatetrail.org

9/10/11 Tosa Fest’s Nancy’s Run Wauwatosa, 414-403-3524, valnolin@yahoo.com, badgerlandstriders.org UW-Parkside Midwest Cross Country Open Kenosha, 262633-0033, wisrun@execpc. com, parksiderangers.com Walk & Run for WishesAppleton Appleton, 920-9939994, aneumeyer@wisconsin. wish.org, walkforwishes.com Waupun’s Wild Goose Chase Waupun, 920-324-3106, mdickhut@waupun.k12.wi.us, waupun.k12.wi.us/jrsrhigh/ booster.cfm 9/11/11 Dylan’s 2 Mile Run/Walk for Autism Milwaukee, 414427-9345, info@assew.org, dylansrun.com Hartman Creek Trail Run 25K and 10K Waupaca, 715-4600426, jcrumbaugh@charter. net, greatlakesendurance.com Trailhead Trail Run 5K and 10K Lake Geneva, wors_trailrun@yahoo.com, trailrun.wors.org

Jerabek Memorial Challenge Green Bay, jerabekchallenge.us

9/17/11 Brigg’s and Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 414266-1520, jdcstrider@aol.com, alsrun.com

8/27/11 Cheesehead 5K and Half Marathon Hilbert, pacesettersrun.com

Marian University Sabre Run Fond du Lac, bradfdlrc@hotmail.com, fonddulacrunningclub.com

Striders Half Marathon Milwaukee, wjahnke@wi.rr. com, badgerlandstriders.org

Nancy’s Run, Rock & Stroll West Allis, 414-4033524, valnolin@yahoo.com, wisconsinovariancancer.com

9/3/11 Badgerland Strider FX 6/12/24 hour Greendale, wjahnke@wi.rr.com, badgerlandstriders.org Justiceworks Just Run Half Marathon and 5K Stevens Point, 715-342-7998, kanona_42@hotmail.com, Justiceworksltd.org Lake County Half Marathon and 5K Oconomowoc, 800-429-8044, info@ midwestsportsevents.com, midwestsportsevents.com

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9/4/11 Green Lake Half Marathon Green Lake, 608-444-2261, raceday@racedayeventsllc. com, greenlakehalfmarathon. com

9/21/11 Harvest Moon Run 5K Pleasant Prairie, 262-5158700, bfalhome@yahoo.com, kenosharunningclub.org 9/24/11 Birkie Trail Run & Trek Hayward, 715-634-5025, ned@ birkie.com, birkie.com East Troy Area Historical Society 5K Run East Troy, 262-903-5373, tslaboven@ centurytel.net, etahs.org

9/25/11 Run for the Seniors 5K Williams Bay, 262-245-6224, cbigonia@williamsbayschools. org, Walk & Run for Wishes 5K Madison, 262-781-4445, ahug@ wisconsin.wish.org, wisconsin. wish.org 10/1/11 Beloit Fall Classic 5K/10K Beloit, 608-365-2261, rockfordroadrunners.org 10/2/11 Milwaukee’s Lakefront Marathon Grafton, 414-4767223, khinrichs@sbcglobal.net, badgerlandstriders.org 10/9/11 Glacial Trail 50 mile and 50K Greenbush, 262-3707270, rwehner@hotmail.com, badgerlandstriders.org 10/15/11 Fond du Lac Running Club Half Marathon Fond du Lac, bradfdlrc@hotmail.com, fonddulacrunningclub.com St. Joe’s 5K Run/Walk Menasha, pacesettersrun.com WhistleStop Marathon and Half Marathon Ashland, 800-284-9484, ashchamb@centurytel.net, whistlestopmarathon.com 10/22/11 The Fall 50 Door County, 920606-2458, director@fall50. com, fall50.com 10/23/11 Wisconsin Dells Marathon & Half Marathon Wisconsin Dells, bganek@ adrenalinesportsmanagement. com 10/29/11 Haunted Hustle Marathon Ghost Tour Middleton, racedirector@ capitolviewevents.com, capitolviewevents.com Lakefront Discovery Run Milwaukee, 414-961-0116, kconway9@wi.rr.com, badgerlandstriders.org Madison Mud Run Madison, 608-444-2261, raceday@ racedayeventsllc.com, madisonmudrun.com

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The Long Run By scott Jurek

Racing Flats Aren’t Just for Racing

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gradually into training. The most obvious benefit of racSelection should be based on the ing flats is that they’re lighter. They distance you’ll be training for and initiate quicker turnover and studracing, as well as the amount of ies demonstrate that lighter shoes cushioning and support you desire. reduce energy costs up to 3 percent, Racing footwear can a small number that can be grouped by shape add up to significant time The key to and fit: Shorter distance savings over the course success is shoes are more form of a distance event. I also knowing the fitting and have less believe that running in benefits and outsole surface area; minimalist shoes connects the feet to the ground, aldisadvantages, longer distance shoes have more cushioning lowing the brain to realize matching a flat and support. If you’re acmore sensory information. to your goals customed to running in This promotes body awareand properly highly supportive, cushness that leads to natural introducing the ioned shoes, start with a form adjustments. Racing longer distance flat even flats can provide most of new footwear if you’re planning to run the benefits of barefoot into training a shorter race. Get fit by running; they can also and racing. a trusted specialty runease the transition from ning retailer to find the running shod to barefoot. pair that conforms best to the shape Before you take off in flats, you of your feet. should know the disadvantages. AcGive yourself time to adapt to the cording to the author of “The Lore of new footwear. Injuries result from Running,” Dr. Tim Noakes, “Minimal shoes and racing flats can cause sore training too much, too soon in flats and, in the case of racing, too little, feet, add stress on the musculosktoo soon. Six to eight weeks before eletal system and increase the risk the event in which you want to wear for injury.” To help counter these your flats, make sure to do short potential drawbacks, flats need to be recovery runs in your new shoes selected properly and incorporated

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one to two times per week, and a shorter speed or tempo session once per week. If you’re using the flats as your training shoes, start out by only wearing them to complete 5 to 10 percent of your weekly mileage, broken up into one to two easy recovery runs. Continue to increase the amount of racing flat mileage by 5 to 10 percent each week; at four to six weeks, racing flats can be worn for training at faster paces. It’s a good idea to alternate running in flats with different shoes on a weekly basis because this will require your musculoskeletal system to use different muscles, which can reduce overuse injuries. Keep in mind that the lighter the flat, the quicker they will break down—you might need to replace flats sooner than other shoes. Always pay attention to your body and return to more supportive trainers if you feel an injury coming on. Each runner is unique and adapts to minimalist running differently. Race and train light, but run smart. Based in Boulder, Colo., Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the Western States 100-mile trail run. Read more from Scott at Competitor.com.

Photo by Brad Kaminski

inimalist running shoes are popping up left and right, but this style has long been available in the form of racing flats and spikes. While some runners might feel intimidated by racing flats, rest assured: Racing flats are for everyone.


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[ SOUTH ] ON THE RADAR

Training in Grand Coteau!

The Yoga Group That Keeps Houston Laughing Laughter yoga was founded in Mumbai, India, in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria, who, while researching the benefits of laughter, found scientific studies on the health benefits of giggling on the human mind and body. Now there are more than 5,000 laughter yoga groups worldwide, and a few have sprung up in Texas. Lainie Diamond, a certified laughter yoga leader, hosts a free laughter yoga group in Houston called “Houston, We Have Laughter!” presented by the Houston Public Library as part of its exercise and fitness series. “We combine breathing exer-

cises from yoga with laughter. When you do these exercises, it increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and body and immediately improves your state of being,” Diamond said. At the beginning of a session, each member of the group gives themselves permission to laugh and act silly. “The group exercises are playful. Some fun examples are: cell phone laughter, where everyone holds their fake cell phone up to their ear and laughs, argument laughter, driving laughter, silent laughter, laughing alone and the lion laugh. These are just a few examples of these remarkable and fun exercises.”

Houston We Have Laughter

When: Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Where: The Houston Public Library-Central Library 500 McKinney Street, Houston, Texas

Caught on Camera Pro triathlete Linsey Corbin poses by a sign for local cuisine while riding in the area of Grand Coteau (which means “big hill”) with Mark Miller from Precision Bikes in Lafayette, La. “We were out doing some training before the New Orleans 70.3 event.” Corbin placed fourth in the halfIronman race on April 17.

@MarathonKoach Running tip: Stretch muscles when warmed up, but not when the muscle is fatigued. Always stretch gently! —Running coach Kenneth Williams of Team26pt2.com in Corinth, Miss.

@followlolo Midnight snack. Juiced: apples, mangos, coconut water & wheat grass. I’ll have more power than all 3 ninja turtles. —LoLo Jones, Olympic hurdler who lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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BETTER FITNESS


ON THE RADAR [ SOUTH ] BETTER FITNESS

Training Tactics for Rising Temperatures

Running photo by John Segesta

Tips to beat the heat and a workout that will get you into cool waters.

Dave Smith, director of Oklahoma State University track and field and cross-country teams, is no stranger to the high heat and humidity that comes with summers in the South. His men’s team won its second national championship last November, beating out runner-up Florida State by 120 points during the race, a feat which requires focus and a smart training plan. “The problem with training in hot, summer weather is threefold. Obviously there is the heat and humidity but there is also the solar radiation or direct exposure to sunlight, which I believe can be just as much of a limiting factor as the other two. When we are facing those conditions, the most important adjustment we make is avoiding all three as much as possible, which means we train before sun up or after sundown,” Smith explained. Though summer is usually a break from classes for college students and a chance to sleep in, Smith’s athletes don’t get this luxury. “Typically the temperature will be a little lower and the humidity a little higher in the morning and vice versa in the evening. We do as much of our quality work as possible before the sun comes up,” Smith said. “Other adjustments include drinking a lot more water before, during and after workouts. Hydration is crucial and very hard to maintain without conscious effort while training in hot summer weather.” Keeping water and energy drinks on hand in the time around and during your workout is important, but also make sure to keep hydrating throughout the day, One of the basic cross training workouts Smith noted. He also pointed out that it Oklahoma State’s track and cross-country is necessary to adjust your activity for teams uses is aqua-jogging. It is tough the heat. “Workout paces and expectato maintain a high turnover for periods of more than a minute or two in the pool and tions need to be modified. While trainusually athletes’ muscles fatigue before ing in the heat and humidity, heart rate heart rates rise to the target zone, says coach Dave Smith. They do interval or is increased at all paces as the cardiofartlek-type training in the pool with a lot vascular system works even harder to of very short repeats. For example, one clear heat, Smith said. “We pay a lot standard is a 10-minute warm-up followed by two to three sets of 10x1 minute hard, more attention to heart rate and adjust one easy, with five minutes between sets. our paces down from what we would expect in cooler weather.”

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ADVICE

Know How to Calculate Your Sweat Rate Your training schedule doesn’t stop because of the heat and your body shouldn’t have to, either. Athletes know the importance of hydration during exercise, but is your body retaining enough? A calculation of your sweat rate can help you answer that question and avoid dehydration during the hot summer months. “It is important that athletes get to know their sweat rates, calculated by adding the amount of weight lost during exercise (in ounces) and the amount of fluid consumed during exercise (in ounces) since it varies with the weather and intensity of the activity. This is the amount that should be consumed to replace sweat loss and avoid dehydration with prolonged exercise.” —Sandi Spicer-Moore RD, LD, CDE, BC-ADM & Shelley Madsen RD, LD, CDE of Austin, Texas You can get more training advice from Spicer-Moore and Madsen by visiting Shelleymadsen.com.


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ON THE RADAR [ SOUTH ]

 RUN ROUTE

RACE READY

Piedmont Park is located roughly two miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, and offers fitness enthusiasts a range of activities from group classes to several running loops. The Park Loop offers the greatest elevation changes of the routes of the park and extends about 1.5 miles. For a longer run, head up 10th Street toward Peachtree Road all the way to Lenox Square, taking you roughly six miles, and is the same route used for one of the largest 10Ks in the country, the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Piedmontpark.org

Marvelous Southern races to mark on your calendar. Keep Austin Weird Fest 5K

Austin, Texas • June 25 Unofficially known as “the slowest 5K ever run,” this race is all about celebrating the vibrant city of Austin and having fun while doing it. The 5K starts at 7 p.m. and includes fun stops such as Amy’s Ice Cream and Yellow Cab Austin. Costumes, of course, are encouraged! Keepaustinweirdfest.com/run

Muddy Buddy Atlanta TOP SHOP

Bettysport 916 A. West 12th Street Austin, Texas

Bettysport opened its doors in 2004 with the vision of offering Austin a women’s-only fitness store, for runners, yogis and gym lovers. Owner Stephanie Terrell, a former store manager, said, “Bettysport has changed over the years but we have always prided ourselves on having the best sports bra selection and being a true women’s-only store.” Bettysport has the largest selection of sports bras in Texas, and store manager, Carson Price, says staff can fit bras ranging from a 32A to a 56E. Bettysport carries products in a variety of prices and styles and offers gait analysis, along with free yoga and Pilates classes for the public. Bettysport.com

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Atlanta • June 11 Grab a partner and leapfrog through this sixto seven-mile off-road adventure. Teammates take turns riding and running, switching positions throughout the five obstacles along the course. Participants often wear costumes, but beware: You and your costume will get muddy as you crawl through the Mud Pit to get to the finish! Competitor Group, which owns and operates the Muddy Buddy race series, also owns Competitor magazine. Muddy-buddy.competitor.com

Wounded Warrior Half-Marathon

Las Colinas, Texas • June 12 Join the Marines and the Wounded Warrior Regiment for the half-marathon, 10K or one-mile military escort run. Show your support for the troops while running along the Campion Trail in Las Colinas. Medals are awarded to half-marathon and 10K finishers. Woundedwarriorhalf.com

Park photo by ©iStockphoto.com/Joel Carillet, Race photo by Kreutz Photography

Piedmont Park


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ON THE RADAR [ SOUTH ]  MY FAVORITE THINGS

BY THE NUMBERS

SOUTH

FAVORITE SHOES: Any that will properly fit my narrow feet and heels. I’m currently wearing Mizuno Wave Creation 11s with orthotics. FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Cuisine FAVORITE PUB: Gordon Biersch FAVORITE PLACE TO WALK/BIKE: White Rock Lake, though I work out some days at The Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center in Plano. FAVORITE SPORTS STORE: Luke’s Locker and Run On! FAVORITE RACE: YMCA Dallas Turkey Trot.

Growing up with two older brothers instilled a lifelong competitive nature and love for sports in Debbie Fetterman. Both influenced her decision to become a sports writer. She also credits her first journalism professor at the University of Texas, Austin, who was the Austin American-Statesman’s sports editor and hired her to work at Austin’s daily newspaper. Fetterman started writing for The Dallas Morning News’ award-winning sports section in 1988 and remained a staffer until the summer of 1995. She covered a range of high school and college sports as well as Wimbledon and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Though tennis was her specialty, she ran for cross-training until she injured her knee in the early 1980s. Since then, her road racing days have been replaced with elliptical 8Ks. But Fetterman has covered the Dallas-Fort Worth running scene for more than 15 years. She remains a contributor for the Dallas Morning News, covering the estimated 100,000 local runners and triathletes in the area along with the events and topics important to them.

The number of half-marathon participants in the 2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio race, making it the all-time largest half-marathon in Texas.

The finishing times of Austin-based Team Rogue Elite’s Scott MacPherson and Allison Macsas, winners of the 2011 Statesman Capitol 10K.

The number of marathons in Texas in 2011 Looking for a marathon near you? Online resources such as Running in the USA and Marathonguide.com can help you search for races around the country.

NEWS The Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason Charity program announced that it has raised a record $2,086,000 to benefit 52 charities. “Our passionate 72 Competitor June 2011

runners and fundraisers continue to do extraordinary things for charity and our community,” said Wade Morehead, executive director of the Houston Marathon Committee. “The growth and success of our Run for a Reason program just

shows that for thousands of runners, participating is much more than crossing the finish line.” The program, which began in 1994, has raised a total of $12.4M for charity with 2012 marking its 18th year. RunforaReasonHouston.org

The number of 5Ks in Austin’s 8th Annual Sunstroke Summer Stampede, which takes place every week from May through July. Run one or all 12. Sign up at Summerstampede.com.

ALL STORIES BY ASHLEY ERICKSON To submit an item for [ On The Radar ] contact Sperry@competitorgroup.com.


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THE PENGUIN CHRONICLES [ BY JOHN BINGHAM ]

The power of each of us is amplified by all of us.

Summer was all about baseball when I was growing up. From the day school let out in June until we went back in September, there was always a baseball mitt hanging over the handlebars of my bicycle. If I were alone, I would throw the red rubber ball against the back wall of the house for hours. If I could find a friend, we’d play catch. If there were three of us, we’d play running the bases. If there were four of us, and one of us had a bat, we’d go to the field and play bounce or fly. With five boys we’d play “500,” where we’d earn points by catching the ball. What made baseball so great was that it could be played alone or in groups large and small. I’ve found the same to be true about running. Currently, I do much of my running and walking alone. It’s not so much by choice that I run alone but by circumstance. As I’ve done more solitary running, I’ve rediscovered the quiet contemplation that only comes when I’m moving. It’s not that I’m opposed to stationary contemplation, it’s just that for me, the act of moving seems

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to unlock my creative storeroom. There are times, though, when I get the chance to run with a buddy. These are the magic runs where two people can erase the differences between them and find themselves unified in effort. There’s something about running in tandem with another person that frees me from the bondage of my own concerns. When the group grows to three or four, the run becomes more of a physical, emotional and spiritual stew. Each of us brings our own unique ingredient to the mix. The power of each of us is amplified by all of us. There’s a sense of shared purpose and common goals that seems to only come through synchronized effort. From time to time I find myself running with larger groups of 40, 50 or more. At that size it’s impossible to connect with anyone but impossible to ignore the connection of everyone. Often these groups are tied together by a cause and when their efforts are in the service of a greater good, the energy created is enough to change the world. But the greatest joy for me is lining up at the starting line of a race. It

doesn’t matter if it’s with 100 people at a local 5K or with 30,000 people at a major half- or full marathon. Standing at the start, looking around at all the anxious participants, feeling their eagerness, knowing that in time we will all be released to chase a dream, is almost overpowering. Standing with others who are all prepared to put it all on the line, I feel both larger and smaller than who I am otherwise. I am one of them. I am willing, as they are, to risk failure in the pursuit of success. I am willing, as they are, to try to find the best of me in public. I concede, as they do, that there is no room for my ego on a racecourse. I am only one person but I am part of an enormous community. Unlike the baseball of my youth, I know that I will never outgrow my desire to run. As long as there are unexplored places in my soul I know that I am going to lace up my shoes and go in search of myself. Waddle on, friends. John Bingham, aka The Penguin, will share his running tales and experiences every month. Have a story of your own to share or a topic you’d like The Penguin to consider? E-mail him at Thepenuin@johnbingham.com.

Illustration by Neil Numberman

Camaraderie in Sport Helps Us Find Our True Selves


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Bike / Run / tRi events: get out theRe and Race

calendar

To submit your event for listing visit Event-hub.com.

ALABAMA

Multisport

6/11/11 Buster Britton Triathlon Pelham, AL, 205-908-5970, races@team-magic.com, teammagic.com

6/3/11 Triathlon Training Camp Arkadelphia, 765-532-6932, kristen@triplethreattough. com, active.com/cycling-camp/ arkadelphia-ar/6311-lakedegray-triathlon-trainingcamp-2011

Multisport

7/17/11 Wet Dog Triathlon Decatur, bbbsmcal.org/events.htm 8/13/11 Mountain Lakes Triathlon Guntersville, 205-908-5970, races@team-magic.com, teammagic.com 9/10/11 Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon Gulf Shores, 205-908-5970, races@teammagic.com, team-magic.com 11/26/11 Kaiser Coastal Half Marathon, 5K, and 1mile Run Orange Beach, 205-908-5970, races@team-magic.com, teammagic.com

6/11/11 Iron Mt Triathlon & Duathlon Arkadelphia, dltevents@yahoo. com, dltevents.com Iron Mt Half Tri Arkadelphia, dltevents@yahoo.com, dltevents.com 6/12/11 Iron Mt Duathlon Arkadelphia, dltevents@yahoo. com, dltevents.com 6/25/11 XTERRA Dawg Dayz North Little Rock, dltevents@yahoo. com, dltevents.com

ARKANSAS

7/24/11 Riverside Duathlon North Little Rock, dltevents@yahoo. com, dltevents.com

9/24/11 Big Dam Bridge 100 North Little Rock, dltevents@yahoo. com, thebigdambridge100.com

8/20/11 Tri Ark Open Water Swim Arkadelphia, dltevents@yahoo. com, dltevents.com

10/15/11 Piney Hills, Mt Bike Stage Race Ruston, dltevents@ yahoo.com, dltevents.com

Tri Arkansas Triathlon/ Duathlon Arkadelphia, dltevents@yahoo.com, dltevents.com

10/30/11 DeGray Lake Mountain Bike Race Arkadelphia, dltevents@ yahoo.com, dltevents.com

8/21/11 DeGray Lake Sprint Triathlon Arkadelphia, dltevents@yahoo. com, dltevents.com

Marathon/half Marathon

9/10/11 Toad Suck Open Water Swim Conway, dltevents@yahoo.com, dltevents.com

CyCling

11/19/11 White River Marathon for Kenya Cotter, 870-492-6625, agape316@centurytel.net , whiterivermarathon.com

Event Spot Light

Toad Suck Tri Conway, dltevents@yahoo.com, dltevents.com

Toad Suck Du Conway, dltevents@yahoo.com, dltevents.com 9/11/11 CATS Sprint Triathlon Conway, dltevents@yahoo. com, dltevents.com 10/9/11 Heber Springs Triathlon Heber Springs, dltevents@ yahoo.com, dltevents.com 10/29/11 XTERRA Epic-Iron Mt Arkadelphia, dltevents@ yahoo.com, dltevents.com

GEORGIA CyCling

6/4/11 Bicycle Ride Across Georgia Atlanta, 770-498-5153, braginfo@aol.com, .brag.org 6/6/11 Cycle for Parkinsons Criterium Suwanee, 770-5138640, info@fraziercycling. com, fraziercycling.com 6/15/11 BRAG: Bicycle Ride Across Georgia Fayetteville, 770-4985153, info@brag.org, brag.org 6/18/11 Jackson County Brevet Benefiting Aplastic Anemia Foundations Braselton, jacksonbrevet.com 6/19/11 Georgia State Championship Series #5 TBD, goneriding 7/6/11 Save the Ta-Tas Time Trial Series Dallas, sorba.org 7/8/11 Thursday Night Time Trials (TNTt) Gainesville, sorba.org 7/11/11 Hospitality Highway

Century Roswell, 678-5141187, 400century.com

Marathon/half Marathon

7/14/11 Save the Ta-Tas Time Trial Series Dallas, sorba.org 7/16/11 Thursday Night Time Trials (TNTt) Gainesville, sorba.org

7/16/11 Make It By Midnight Marathon and Half Marathon Macon, makeitbymidnight@yahoo.com, makeitbymidnight.homestead. com

7/17/11 Georgia State Championship Series #6 Helen, goneriding

10/2/11 13.1 Marathon Atlanta, 131marathon.com

7/20/11 Save the Ta-Tas Time Trial Series Dallas, sorba.org

10/15/11 North Face Endurance Challenge Atlanta Atlanta, endurancechallenge@ hawkeyeww.com , .thenorthface.com/ endurancechallenge

7/23/11 Thursday Night Time Trials (TNTt) Gainesville, sorba.org 7/27/11 Save the Ta-Tas Time Trial Series Dallas, sorba.org 7/28/11 Thursday Night Time Trials (TNTt) Gainesville, sorba.org 7/31/11 I-75N Weekend (GCTT) Marietta, info@georgiacup. com, 8/15/11 Fool’s Gold 100/50 MTB Dahlonega, eddie@55nine.com, 55nine.com/100.html 8/20/11 Fool’s Gold 50 & 100 Dahlonega, 404.432.5841, eddie@55nine.com, 55nine. com 8/27/11 Chain Buster Racing 12/6 Hour Race Lawrenceville, chainbusterracing.com Tour de Gaps (GCTT) Dahlonega, georgiacup.com 9/17/11 12 Hours of Dauset Jackson, goneriding.com

10/29/11 Silver Comet 11th Annual Half Marathon Mableton, 770.745.7056, .silvercometraces.com, .silvercometraces.com 11/5/11 Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and Half Marathon Savannah, 800-3111255, .runrocknroll.com 11/12/11 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon Chickamauga, marathon@ chattanoogatrackclub.org , .battlefieldmarathon.com Soldier Marathon Ft. Benning, 706-575-3119, info@soldiermarathon.com , soldiermarathon.com

Multisport 6/4/11 Colisieum Rock N RollMan Half Iron Macon, 770-9262367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com My First & My Next Triathlon, My First Lake Lanier Islands, triathlons.net/ Atlanta

6/5/11 Colisieum Rock N RollMan Sprint Macon, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com Kids 4 Kids Tri Camp Atlanta, info@teamkids4kids. org, teamkids4kids.org/ PTC Youth Triathlon Peachtree City, 770-823-3168, kim.bramblett@gmail.com, tri4gold.org 6/7/11 Savannah Duathlon/ Triathlon (sprint) Savannah, info@savannahtriathlon.com, savannahtriathlon.com The Coliseum Health System Macon, jim@ gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 6/11/11 Columbia Muddy Buddy Atlanta Conyers, 1-800311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, .muddybuddy.com 6/12/11 The West Point Lake Triathlon LaGrange, 770-9262367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 6/19/11 Dirty Spokes Off-Road Duathlon - Chicopee Woods Gainesville, tim@dirtyspokes. com, dirtyspokes.com 6/20/11 Callaway Gardens Sprint Triathlon Pine Mountain , 770-565-5208, info@ callawaygardens.com, callawaygardens.com 6/25/11 Tri The Parks Triathlon and Duathlon Flovilla, 678-2370308-, tritheparks@gmail. com, web.mac.com/cdunlop3/ Tri_the_Parks/Events.html

Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run & Gala June 16 | Austin, Texas

here’s a fundraiser that doesn’t require a tux or high heels. this 5K run that starts at 8 p.m. raises funds for the trail at lady Bird lake. the post-race party features dinner from Maudie’s tex-Mex, margaritas and live music. thetrailfoundation.org

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CALENDAR [ south ] 6/26/11 Madison Fitness Triathlon Madison, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 6/27/11 The Ridges Resort Invitational 5K Open Water Swim Hiawassee, tri20001@ msn.com, thebeastoftheeast. net 7/10/11 My First Bike Kids Triathlon Alpharetta, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 7/17/11 T2R Crowes Lake Jefferson, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 7/18/11 Tri2Remember Sprint Triathlon Jefferson, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 7/23/11 Tri The Parks Triathlon and Duathlon Appling, 678-2370308-, tritheparks@gmail. com, web.mac.com/cdunlop3/ Tri_the_Parks/Events.html 7/24/11 TriTheMountain Triathlon Blue Ridge GA, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com Escape to Blue Ridge Tri Blue Ridge, escapetoblueridge.com 8/7/11 PT Solutions Acworth Women’s Triathlon Acworth, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com The Summer Sizzler International Distance Triathlon Hiawassee, tri20001@msn.com, thebeastoftheeast.net 8/8/11 The Summer Sizzler

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Sprint Distance Triathlon Hiawassee, tri20001@msn. com, thebeastoftheeast.net 8/13/11 Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon Cordele, 770926-2367, jim@gamultisports. com, gamultisports.com Tri The Parks Triathlon and Duathlon Elberton, 678-2370308-, tritheparks@gmail. com, web.mac.com/cdunlop3/ Tri_the_Parks/Events.html 8/14/11 Kids 4 Kids Triathlon Atlanta, info@teamkids4kids.org, .teamkids4kids.org/ 8/20/11 TRI Peachtree City Sprint Triathlon Peachtree City, 770-823-3168, kim.bramblett@ gmail.com, .tri-ptc.com

9/17/11 T2R Laurel Park Gainesville, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

10/10/11 Tri Red Triathlon St. Simons Island, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

10/30/11 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay Atlanta, atc@atlantatrackclub.org, .atlantatrackclub.org

running

Vidalia Onion Duathlon & Triathlon Vidalia, 352-6372475--, info@drcsports.com, drcsports.com

10/16/11 Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon Alpharetta, indoortri. com

9/3/11 6th Annual North Shore Trail Run Lawrence, 785-887-6745, greg_burger@yahoo.com, psychowyco.com

Tri2Remember Triathlon Gainesville, dnovicki@ Tri2Remember.com, tri2remember.com

11/12/11 Soldier Marathon Ft. Benning, 706-575-3119, info@ soldiermarathon.com , soldiermarathon.com

OutdOOrs

Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon Chickamauga, marathon@ chattanoogatrackclub.org , battlefieldmarathon.com

9/17/11 The 5th Annual Paulina Cooper Dot-to-Dot 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk Overland Park, 913-897-1100, info@ dottodotrun.org, dottodotrun. org

9/18/11 Kids Tri for Tourette Atlanta, 404-936-2731, megan. melgaard@gmail.com, .trifortourette.com

10/9/11 American Alpine Kids Adventure Race for the Environment Atlanta, GA, 770 853 5140, tmeazell@ wellbridge.com,

running

11/24/11 Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K Atlanta, atc@atlantatrackclub.org, .atlantatrackclub.org

9/24/11 Tugaloo Triathlon Lavonia, 770926-2367, jim@gamultisports. com, gamultisports.com

6/4/11 PT Solutions Allatoona Triathlon Acworth, Rainey, Contact@nuSolutions.biz, gamultisports.com

8/21/11 TriToBeatCancer Athens, 770926-2367, jim@gamultisports. com, gamultisports.com

9/25/11 Oktoberfest International Distance Triathlon Hiawassee, thebeastoftheeast.net

Tri to Beat Cancer Athens, info@cfnega.org, .cfnega.org

Oktoberfest Kids Sprint Triathlon Hiawassee, thebeastoftheeast.net

6/18/11 Atlanta Track Club Father’s Day Four-Miler Atlanta, atc@atlantatrackclub.org, .atlantatrackclub.org

9/17/11 Bike MS: Kansas City Ride Olathe, 913-432-3926, midamericachapter@nmss.org, nationalmssociety.org

7/4/11 AJC Peachtree Road Race Atlanta, atc@atlantatrackclub. org, .peachtreeroadrace.org

MarathOn/half MarathOn

8/27/11 Heels N Wheels Waycross, 352-637-2475, info@drcsports. com, .drcsports.com 9/4/11 Callaway Gardens Triathlon Pine Mountain , callawaygardens. com/Callaway/info/calendar/ calendar.fitnessseries_triathlon. event.aspx 9/11/11 Rock of the Marne Savannah, 352-637-2475, info@drcsports. com, .drcsports.com The Tugaloo Triathlon Lavonia, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 9/12/11 Tri The Parks Triathlon Carrollton, 678-237-0308-, tritheparks@gmail.com, web.mac.com/cdunlop3/ Tri_the_Parks/Events.html

Oktoberfest Super Sprint Distance Triathlon Hiawassee, thebeastoftheeast.net Ironman 70.3 Augusta Augusta, imaugusta@gmail. com, ironmanaugusta.com 10/2/11 T2R Splaqsh Buford , 770-9262367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

8/6/11 Atlanta’s Finest 5K Atlanta, atc@atlantatrackclub.org, .atlantatrackclub.org 9/5/11 US 10K Classic Austell, us10k. org

KANSAS CyCling

9/11/11 Patriots’ Run/Marathon Olathe, 913-339-6767, patriotsrun.us 9/25/11 Bob Ardrey Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K Salina, 785820-9338, chumphrey8966@ hotmail.com, salinamarathon. com

Lake Lanier Island Triathlon Buford , 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

9/23/11 Big Peach Sizzler 10k Atlanta, 404-242-4057, todd@ bigpeachrunningco.com, .bigpeachrunningco.com

Salt City Run For The Rocks” Half Marathon” Hutchinson, 620-665-7171, abuoy@ bgchutch.com,

10/8/11 Tri-Red Triathlon Jekyll Island, 352-637-2475, info@drcsports. com, .drcsports.com

10/9/11 Mystery Mountain Marathon & 12-Miler Chatsworth, 678-5799378, mysterymtnmarathon@ getguts.com, .getguts.com

10/9/11 Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon Wichita, 316-2656236, roger@wichitasports. com , prairiefiremarathon.com

10/22/11 Be The Match- Be The One Run Atlanta, 1 (800) 507-5427, events@ nmdp.org, .betheonerun.com

MultispOrt

Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon Mountain Brook, indoortri.com

6/18/11 Topeka TinMan Topeka,

5737772257, info@ultramaxtri. com, races.ultramaxtri. com/2011/topeka-tinman/

9/18/11 Florence Crittenton: One Step One Girl 5K Topeka, 785-2330516, erinwh@flocritkansas.org, flocritkansas.org United Way Back It Up Trail Race Milford, extremekansas@yahoo.com, adventureracekansas.com 9/24/11 Joggin’ for the Noggin’ Atchison, jogginforthenoggin. org/ Winged Foot Fast 5K Run/ Walk Topeka , 785-862-3303, combatairmuseum.org/ fundraising/wingedfoot.html 9/25/11 Free To Breathe Kansas City Lung Cancer 5K Leawood, 608-316-3786, freetobreathe@ nationallungcancer partnership.org, nationallungcancer partnership.org

KENTUCKY CyCling

9/10/11 Urban Bike Adventure Louisville , info@ urbanbikeadventure.com, urbanbikeadventure.com 9/17/11 Misaligned Minds 100 Bicycle Tour Paducah, 270-4420751, bikeworldky.com

New Belgium Urban Assault Ride June 26 | Austin, Texas

two-person teams ride bikes to complete this unique urban adventure. you’ll ride to checkpoints throughout the city where you’ll drop the bikes and complete funky obstacles. Enjoy a post-ride party with new Belgium beer and a crazy raffle contest. urbanassaultride.com


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CALENDAR [ south ] The 2011 Elizabethtown Share The Road Bicycle Tour Elizabethtown, 502-641-2349, ckwheelmen.org 9/24/11 12 Hours Of The Canal Loop Grand Rivers, info@ woodnwave.com, woodnwave. com

Marathon Baton Rouge, 225292-3800, sailfish01@aol.com , brbeachmarathon.com

running 9/17/11 The Original Mud Run New Orleans, info@ theoriginalmudrun.com, theoriginalmudrun.com/

Marathon/half Marathon

MISSOURI

9/10/11 Bowling Green Half Marathon Bowling Green, 812-841-6523, david. mason@rapidrunning.com, rapidrunning.com

8/14/11 Urban Assault Ride St. Louis, 303-408-0747, josh@adventurefit.com, urbanassaultride.com

Multisport 9/4/11 Susan Bradley-Cox Tri For Sight Triathlon/Duathlon Lexington, 859-475-3313, racedirector@triforsight.com, triforsight.com 9/17/11 Bad to the Bone Duathlon Union, badtothebonerace.com

running 9/3/11 Pioneer Run 5K Run/Walk 2011 Louisville , 502-386-1502, rivercityraces.com 9/11/11 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run Radcliff, 718-9871931, tunneltotowersrun.org

LOUISIANA CyCling

10/1/11 Bike MS: Louisiana Hammond, ms150.org

Marathon/half Marathon 11/12/11 Louisiana Trails Missions Marathon Shreveport, 318-2373086, jreneau@xmaonline.com , xmaonline.com/xma-races 12/3/11 Baton Rouge Beach

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CyCling

Marathon/half Marathon 7/2/11 Stars and Stripes Marathon and Half Marathon Kirksville, allen@kirksvillemarathon.com , kirksvillemarathon.com 9/5/11 Heart of America Marathon Columbia, 573-445-2684, heartofamericamarathon.com 9/10/11 Roots N Blues N BBQ Half Marathon Columbia, info@ ultramaxtri.com, races. ultramaxtri.com

Multisport 6/25/11 Fresh Ideas Quartermax & Octomax Triathlons Wright City, info@ultramaxtri.com, races.ultramaxtri.com/2011/ quartermax/

running 6/4/11 37th Annual Hospital Hill Run Kansas City, 312-573-1737, beth@hospitalhillrun.com, hospitalhillrun.com

MISSISSIPPI Marathon/half Marathon

9/4/11 Tupelo Marathon and 14.2

Mile Tupelo, 332-665-8899, runtupelo@gmail.com , tupelorunningclub.net/index. html 10/15/11 Marathon Makeover Marathon and Half Marathon Madison, 888647-8278, marathon@ marathonmakeover.com , runforlifemarathon.com 11/27/11 Mississippi Coast Marathon and Half Marathon Waveland, 228-380-7037, LeonardVergunst@cableone. net , gulfcoastrunningclub.org

NORTH CAROLINA CyCling

6/12/11 The Black & Blue Double Century Relay Fleetwood, 336-877-8888-, info@ blackandbluerelay.com, blackandbluerelay.com 6/20/11 Cowbell Challenge MTB Weekend of Races Davidson, organizers@cowbellchallenge. org, cowbellchallenge.org 9/18/11 Urban Assault Ride Charlotte, 303-408-0747, josh@adventurefit.com, .urbanassaultride.com

Marathon/half Marathon 6/11/11 Boogie Marathon Ellerbe, 910-206-2095, doug@ theboogieraces.com , .theboogieraces.com 7/9/11 Grandfather Mountain Marathon Boone, weaverjt@ appstate.edu , .hopeformarrow. org/gmminfo.htm 10/15/11 Medoc Trail Marathon and 10-Miler Hollister, 252-4434566, runrmec@yahoo.com , .medoctrailmarathon.com

11/12/11 Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon and Half Marathon Charlotte, Tim@runforyourlife. com , .runcharlotte.com 11/13/11 Outer Banks Marathon Outer Banks, 252-255-6273, info@ obxse.org, .obxmarathon.org

Multisport 6/5/11 Gary Kirby Triathlon Raleigh, fsseries.com

7/31/11 Washington Olympic Triathlon Washington, fsseries.com

Red Bull Island Hoppers Hatteras, 919-649-4783, robert. snyder@us.redbull.com, redbullusa.com/islandhoppers

8/1/11 UNC Wellness Super Sprint Triathlon Chapel Hill, mike@ setupevents.com, setupevents. com

10/2/11 Lake Royale Sprint Triathlon Louisburg, fsseries.com

8/8/11 Lake Logan Sprint Triathlon Canton, mike@setupevents. com, setupevents.com

10/8/11 American Triple-T North Carolina Elizabethtown, 614585-9604, customerservice@ hfpracing.com, hfpracing.com/

Kerr Lake Triathlon Henderson, mike@setupevents. com, setupevents.com

8/14/11 TrySports Mayo Lake Triathlon Roxboro, fsseries. com

10/14/11 American Triple-T North Carolina White Lake, customerservice@hfpracing. com, .americantriple-t.com

6/11/11 Enka Triathlon at Biltmore Lake Asheville, mike@ setupevents.com, setupevents. com

8/21/11 Sportsplex Super Sprint Hillsborough, mike@ setupevents.com, setupevents. com

10/16/11 White Lake Fall Challenge White Lake, customerservice@ hfpracing.com, .hfpracing.com

6/19/11 Historic Badin Lake Triathlon Badin, mike@setupevents.com, setupevents.com

8/28/11 Lake Lure Triathlon Lake Lure, mike@setupevents.com, setupevents.com

Smithfield Sprint Triathlon Smithfield, fsseries.com

9/17/11 Cane Creek Triathlon Waxhaw, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents.com, .setupevents.com

6/27/11 BASF Smile Train Sprint Triathlon Wake Forest , fsseries.com 7/16/11 Ballantyne Triathlon Ballantyne, 7/17/11 Lake Hickory Y Triathlon Taylorsville, fsseries.com 7/18/11 Asheville Triathlon Asheville, mike@setupevents.com, setupevents.com 7/23/11 Buckner Mission Man Triathlon Burlington, mike@ setupevents.com, setupevents. com 7/25/11 Swim For Smiles Family Triathlon Chapel Hill, fsseries. com

9/18/11 Outer Banks Triathlon Outer Banks, info@obxse.org , .obxmarathon.org Outer Banks Half Triathlon Outer Banks, fsseries.com Outer Banks Olympic and Sprint Outer Banks, fsseries. com 9/19/11 Angels Race NC Clemmons, greg@setupevents.com, setupevents.com/index. cfm?fuseaction=event_ detail&eventID=1469 9/26/11 COASTAL TRI-IT-ON” TRIATHLON “ Hayesville, tri20001@msn.com, thebeastoftheeast.net

10/24/11 Fall Chill Duathlon Hayesville, tri20001@msn.com, thebeastoftheeast.net 10/29/11 Beach2Battleship Wilmington, 864-271-4262, jdavis@setupevents.com, .beach2battleship.com

running 9/9/11 Blue Ridge Relay Fleetwood, 336-877-8888, info@blueridgerelay.com, .blueridgerelay.com 9/24/11 The Original Mud Run Raleigh, info@theoriginalmudrun.com, .theoriginalmudrun.com/ Run the Gautlet - Boone Todd, NC, 336-877-8888, info@thegauntletrun.com, .thegauntletrun.com 10/8/11 Urban Dare Charlotte Charlotte, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@urbandare.com, .urbandare.com Cannonball Run Greensboro, 336-253-3153,

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CALENDAR [ south ] smbassett@hotmail.com, .cannonballrunrace.com 11/13/11 Outer Banks Marathon Outer Banks, 252-255-6273, info@ obxse.org, obxmarathon.org 11/19/11 UnitedHealthcare North Carolina Marathon High Point, 336-834-9919, .ncmarathon.org

SOUTH CAROLINA Marathon/half Marathon

10/23/11 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Myrtle Beach, continentalroadracing.com 12/10/11 Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon Kiawah Island, 843768-2744, Kiawah_Marathon@ kiawahresort.com, .kiawahresort.com/recreation/ marathon

Multisport 6/12/11 Festival of Flowers Triathlon Ninety Six, 8642714262, elizabeth@setupevents. com, .setupevents.com/ index.cfm?fuseaction=event_ detail&eventID=1752 6/18/11 Caine Halter YMCA Triathlon Greenville, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents. com, .setupevents.com/ index.cfm?fuseaction=event_ detail&eventID=1754 6/20/11 Charleston Sprint Triathlon #1 Charleston, charlestontriathlonclub.com 6/25/11 Tri the Midlands Triathlon Columbia, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents.com, .setupevents.com

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7/10/11 Ramblin’ Rose Rock Hill Rock Hill, jdavis@setupevents. com, .endurancemag.com/ rock-hill-home 7/11/11 Charleston Sprint Triathlon #2 Charleston, charlestontriathlonclub.com 7/17/11 GoTriSports Beach Bum Triathlon #1 Hilton Head, gotrisports.com 7/30/11 Fight for Air Climb Charleston, 843-556-8451, rdowns@lungsc.org, .fightforairclimbcharleston.org 7/31/11 Tri to Cure Youth Triathlon Greenville, setupevents.com 8/1/11 Charleston Sprint Triathlon #3 Charleston, charlestontriathlonclub.com 8/14/11 Greenville Triathlon Greenvilel, elizabeth@ setupevents.com, setupevents.com

.setupevents.com 10/2/11 USA Triathlon Club National Championships Myrtle Beach, 573-777-2257, info@ultramaxtri.com, myrtlebeachtri.com 10/8/11 USAT Long Course and Club National Championships Myrtle Beach, 719-597-9090 ext 118, nationalevents@ usatriathlon.org, .usatriathlon. org REV3 South Carolina Olympic Triathon Anderson, 888-387-2250, info@REV3tri. com, .rev3tri.com 10/9/11 REV3 South Carolina HalfIron Distance Anderson, 888-387-2250, info@REV3tri. com, .rev3tri.com SheROX Triathlon Rock Hill, sheroxtri.com 10/11/11 Long Bay Triathlon Murrells Inlet, longbaytri@live.com,

TENNESSEE

7/11/11 Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon Chattanooga, 205908-5970, races@team-magic. com, team-magic.com

CyCling

6/5/11 Disc Burner Twelve Hour Race Morristown, discburnermtb@gmail. com, sites.google.com/site/ discburnerrace

7/18/11 Amica 1907 Tellico Sprint USAT TN State Championship Triathlon Lenoir City, racedayevents.com

Marathon/half Marathon 9/24/11 The Women’s Half Marathon and 5K Nashville, 727502-9202 ext.300, info@ womenshalfmarathon.com, womenshalfmarathon.com 10/1/11 Southern Tennessee Plunge Marathon and Half Marathon Winchester, southerntennesseemarathon. com 12/3/11 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Memphis, 800-5655112, marathon@stjude.org , stjudemarathon.org

Multisport

GoTriSports Beach Bum Triathlon #2 Hilton Head, gotrisports.com

10/15/11 Hickory Knob Triathlon McCormick, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents.com, .setupevents.com

6/5/11 Mach Tenn Triathlon Tullahoma, batista@5kracedirector.com, altavistasports.com

8/15/11 Charleston Sprint Triathlon #4 Charleston, charlestontriathlonclub.com

11/5/11 Long Bay Sprint Murrells Inlet, longbaytri@live.com, longbaytri.com

6/20/11 Knoxville Volunteer Olympic Distance Triathlon Knoxville, racedayevents.net

8/29/11 South Carolina Half Ninety Six, setupevents.com

outdoors

6/26/11 Old Hickory Lake Triathlon Hendersonville, 205-908-5970, races@team-magic.com, teammagic.com

9/10/11 North Myrtle Beach Triathlon North Myrtle Beach, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents.com, .setupevents.com 10/1/11 South Carolina Half Ninety Six, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents.com,

6/20/11 Camp Puff n Stuff Charleston, 843-556-8451, rdowns@lungsc.org, .camppuffnstuff.org

running 10/29/11 Fight for Air Run/Walk Charleston, 843-556-8451, scintern@lungsc.org, .fightforairrunwalk.org

6/27/11 Panther Prowl Sprint Triathlon Lenoir City, racedayevents.com

7/25/11 Music City Triathlon Nashville, 205-908-5970, races@teammagic.com, team-magic.com 8/7/11 Springbrook Sprint Triathlon Alcoa, racedayevents.com 8/8/11 Sports Barn Sprint Triathlon Chattanooga, sports-barn.com 8/15/11 Tri Fall Creek Falls Triathlon Pikeville, racedayevents.com 8/28/11 Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon Lebanon, 205-908-5970, races@ team-magic.com, team-magic. com 9/5/11 Atomic Man Triathlon Lenoir City, racedayevents.com 9/26/11 Anchor Splash Sprint Triathlon Knoxville, racedayevents.com 10/2/11 Atomic Man Duathlon Lenoir City, racedayevents.com 10/23/11 Nashville Oyster Nashville, 303-777-6887, luann@teamsage. com, nashvilleoyster.com

running

7/10/11 Westside YMCA Triathlon Knoxville, racedayevents.com

10/15/11 Urban Dare Nashville Nashville, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@urbandare.com, urbandare.com

TEXAS

CyCling

6/3/11 8th Annual Dam Bike Time Trial Grand Prairie, 817-7070500, ironjack@ironheadrp. com, ironheadrp.com 6/4/11 Spindletop Spin Beaumont, 409-839-2332, probono@jcba. org, spindletopspin.com Spindletop Spin Beaumont, 409-839-2332, probono@jcba. org, spindletopspin.com Tour de Cure Austin Austin, tour.diabetes.org Tour de Cure San Antonio San Antonio, tour.diabetes.org 6/5/11 Fredericksburg Road Race Fredericksburg, txbra.org 6/11/11 Collin Classic McKinney, 972-578-5719, mike@bikinmike. com, CollinClassic.org Shammies ‘n Koozies Ride and Float New Braunfel, info@shammiesnkoozies.com, shammiesnkoozies.com/ 6/18/11 Tour d’Italia Italy, tourditalia. com 6/19/11 BRAGALOT North Padre Island, 972-578-5719, mike@FunBikin. com, FunBikin.com 6/21/11 Rocky Hill Ranch Roundup Smithville, tmbra.org 6/22/11 Bike Clinic Richardson, 469-853-2314, sean@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/richardson-tx/ basic-bike-clinic-2011 6/26/11 new Belgium Urban Assault Ride Austin, 303-408-0747,

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CALENDAR [ SOUTH ] josh@adventurefit.com, urbanassaultride.com 7/9/11 Peach Pedal Bike Ride Weatherford, TX, 817-598-6275, bbaker@wc.edu, peachpedal. com 7/16/11 Tour the Peanut Country, 11th Annual Bike Ride Gorman, peanutbikeride.com 7/23/11 Tour de Cure Fort Worth Fort Worth, tour.diabetes.org 7/25/11 HHH Training Series Plano, 972-578-5719, mike@bikinmike. com, BikinMike.com 8/6/11 Ring of Fire Ride or Race Luckenbach Fredericksburg, redlicoriceevents.com 8/11/11 Rockwall Rotary’s 24th Hot Rocks Rockwall, rockwallrotary.org/BicycleRace. cfm 8/24/11 Bike Clinic Richardson, 469-853-2314, sean@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/richardson-tx/ basic-bike-clinic-2011 8/26/11 Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Races Mountain Bike Race Wichita Falls, 940-322-3223, info@ weechita.org, weechita.org 8/27/11 Hotter’N Hell Hundred Endurance Ride Wichita Falls, 940-322-3223, info@hh100.org, hh100.org 9/22/11 The Tejas 500 Glen Rose, Texas, 817-925-0158, Dansmark@flash.net, tt24tt. com 9/23/11 Iron Butt - 24 Hour Time Trial Glen Rose, Texas, 817-9250158, Dansmark@flash.net, tt24tt.com 9/24/11 Tin Butt - 12 Hour Time Trial Glen Rose, Texas, 817-925-0158, Dansmark@flash.net, tt24tt. com Texas Shoot-Out 6 Hour Time Trial Glen Rose, Texas, 817-9250158, Dansmark@flash.net, tt24tt.com Tour de Cure Houston Houston, tour.diabetes.org

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10/1/11 Wish 100 Plano, 214-496-5006, EMittendorf@northtexaswish. org, Wish100.org 10/8/11 Big Bend Adventure Marathon , 972-578-5719, mike@FunBikin. com, FunBikin.com North Texas Bicycle Rally Roanoke, samuelsellers@ yahoo.com, ntbicyclerally.org 10/9/11 Texas Fort Tour 3 Days, 3 Forts Jacksboro, 940-322-3223, info@weechita.org, weechita. org 10/15/11 24 Hours of Rocky Hill Smithville, 972.966.1300, info@terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com Bike MS: Valero San Antonio, ms150.org 10/16/11 Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin Austin, 877.236.8820, teamlivestrong@livestrong. org, teamlivestrong.org 10/22/11 Pedal 2 Paris Blue Ridge, 972578-5719, mike@FunBikin.com, FunBikin.com

MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 6/5/11 Danskin Triathlon SeriesAustin Austin, 877-221-9665 , info@danskintriathlon.net, xxtramile.com 10/1/11 West Texas CrossRoads Marathon and HalfMarathon Odessa, 432-368-2500, marathon@ crossroadsodessa.com , crossroadsmarathon.com 10/15/11 Marathon 2 Marathon and Half-Marathon Marathon, 432-386 4500, info@ marathon2marathon.net , marathon2marathon.net 10/22/11 Frankenthon Monster Marathon Cedar Park, 512-4442800 x8900, frank@interwoven. com , frankenthon.com 10/24/11 13.1 Marathon Dallas, 131marathon.com 11/13/11 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and Half Marathon San Antonio,

800-311-1255, rnrsa@ competitorgroup.com, runrocknroll.com

River Ranch Super Sprint Martindale, seidelproductions. com

Fort Worth Marathon Fort Worth, 817-731-6276, swsm@sbcglobal.net , fortworthmarathon.org

6/12/11 Playtri Dirty Rock Off-Road Triathlon Rockwall, info@ playtri.com, playtri.com/ dirtyrock.php

12/4/11 Dallas White Rock Marathon Dallas, 972-839-3976, marcus@ runtherock.com , runtherock.com

MULTISPORT 6/1/11 General Nutrition Clinic Dallas, 214-876-3572, brett@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/dallas-tx/ general-nutrition-clinic-2011 6/4/11 Playtri Festival Kids Triathlon Irving, info@playtri.com, playtri. com/festival_kids.php Playtri Festival Open Water Swim Races Irving, info@ playtri.com, playtri.com/ festival_swim.php df Ranch Triathlon Sweetwater, fastfeetracing@ aol.com, fastfeetracing.com Kiefer Swim Races Irving, 214-405-5092, info@playtri. com, playtri.com Paddle, Pedal & Pound the Pavement Grapevine, 817-4103450, cpowell@grapevinetexas. gov, trigrapevine.com Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Dallas, 972-966-1300, info@ terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com 6/5/11 RBM Playtri Festival Triathlon Irving, info@playtri. com, playtri.com/festival_tri.php 5th Annual Kids Tri at the J”” Dallas, 817-707-0500, ironjack@ ironheadrp.com, ironheadrp.com Tejas Triathlon Sugar Land, 713-816-5060, penningtoncsm@gmail.com, out-loud.org 6/6/11 Tri-Now Kids Summer Camp Little Elm, 214-546-9568, CoachFrank@Tri-Now.com, trinow.com 6/11/11 15th Annual Metroplex Sprint Tri #1 Grand Prairie, 817-707-0500, ironjack@ ironheadrp.com, ironheadrp. com

15th Annual Metroplex Sprint Tri #2 Grand Prairie, 817-7070500, ironjack@ironheadrp. com, ironheadrp.com Sylvan Beach Triathlon La Porte, jay@ontheruntx.com, triontherun.com 6/19/11 Lake Pflugerville Triathlon Pflugerville, info@ lakepflugervilletri.com, lakepflugervilletri.com Mansfield Sprint Triahtlon & Kids Tri Mansfield, 817-7070500, ironjack@ironheadrp. com, ironheadrp.com 6/21/11 Pure Austin Splash & Dash #3 Austin, info@ highfiveevents.com, highfiveevents.com 6/25/11 Greater Gator Olympic Triathlon Boerne, 210-9128874, bbschmidt37@yahoo. com, redemptionrp.com Tri-Raider Sprint Triathlon Lubbock, 877-719-4957, marti@ buffalospringslaketriathlon.com, buffalospringslaketriathlon.com 6/26/11 Freedom Triathlon Pearland, info@yfreedomtri.org, yfreedomtri.org Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake Lubbock, 877-719-4957, marti@ buffalospringslaketriathlon.com, buffalospringslaketriathlon.com Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Tri Sugar Land, 281-2427700, slfinishlinesports.com 6/27/11 Beginner Tri Training Program Dallas, 765-532-6932, kristen@triplethreattough. com, active.com/triathlon/ dallas-tx/beginner-tri-trainingprogram-spring-fall-classicsprint-2 6/29/11 Blackland TriathlonTRAINING PROGRAM Dallas & Surrounding area, 214-5469568, CoachFrank@Tri-Now. com, Tri-Now.com


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CALENDAR [ south ] Competitive Edge for Endurance Athletes Dallas, 469-362-2554, tommy@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/dallas-tx/ competitive-edge-forendurance-athletes-2011 7/2/11 TX Sprint Adventure Race #4 Navasota, 972.966.1300, info@ terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com 7/6/11 Open Water Swim Clinic The Colony, 765-532-6932, kristen@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/lewisville-tx/ open-water-swim-clinic-2011 7/9/11 4th Annual Iron Brothers Sprint Tri #1 Grand Prairie, 817-707-0500, ironjack@ ironheadrp.com, ironheadrp. com

817-707-0500, ironjack@ ironheadrp.com, ironheadrp. com 7/11/11 Beginner Swim Clinic and Underwater Filming Dallas, 765-532-6932, kristen@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/dallas-tx/ beginner-swim-clinic-andunderwater-filming-2010 7/13/11 Race Day 101 Clinic Plano, 765-532-6932, kristen@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/dallas-tx/raceday-101-clinic-2011 7/16/11 TX Sprint Adventure Race #5 Burnet, 972.966.1300, info@ terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com

7/10/11 Couples Triathlon Austin, 512472-5646, info@highfiveevents. com, couplestri.com

7/17/11 Tri-Now Endurance Open Water Swim Challenge Little Elm, 214-546-9568, CoachFrank@Tri-Now.com, TriNow.com

4th Annual Iron Brothers Sprint Tri #2 Grand Prairie,

11th Annual North YMCA Kids Triathlon Dallas, 817-707-

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0500, ironjack@ironheadrp. com, ironheadrp.com Disco Triathlon Valley View, danejones@verizon.net, discotriathlon.com River Ranch Triathlon New Braunfels, 830-627-8401, nick@seidelproductions.com, seidelproductions.com Bayou Duathlon La Marque, klandry39@prodigy.net, triontherun.com 7/19/11 Pure Austin Splash & Dash #4 Austin, info@ highfiveevents.com, highfiveevents.com 7/24/11 3rd Annual TriWaco Olympic & Sprint Distance Triathlon Waco, 817-707-0500, ironjack@ ironheadrp.com, ironheadrp. com Small Texan Triathlon Boerne, 210-843-4234, racedirector@rocketmail.com, brittonbikes.com/hcsa-events/ small-texan-tri/small-txmainpage.htm

TriWaco Triathlons Waco, 817707-0500, ironjack@ ironheadrp.com, triwaco.org/ 7/30/11 Tall City Triathlon Midland, cthomas@midlandymca.org, midlandymca.org 7/31/11 Jack’s Generic Triathlon New Braunfels, 512-472-5646, info@ highfiveevents.com, jacksgenerictri.com Pionner Power Sprint Triathlon Denton, 214-5029837--, danejones@verizon.net, dallasathletesracing.com Tumbleweed Triathlon Odessa, odessaymca.org/ Triathlon.htm 8/1/11 Beginner Tri Training Program Dallas, 765-532-6932, kristen@triplethreattough. com, active.com/triathlon/ dallas-tx/beginner-tri-trainingprogram-us-open-sprint-2011 8/7/11 3rd Annual Park Cities YMCA Kids Tri Dallas, 817-707-0500,

ironjack@ironheadrp.com, playtri.com/ Bridgeland Triathlon Cypress, aaron@onurleft.com, BridgelandTri.com 8/8/11 Tri-Now Kids Summer Camp @ Blackland Plano, 214-5469568, CoachFrank@Tri-Now.com, LittleBuggyKidsTri.com 8/10/11 2nd Annual Prairie Trail OffRoad Triathlon Grand Prairie, 817-707-0500, ironjack@ ironheadrp.com, ironheadrp.com General Nutrition Clinic Dallas, 214-876-3572, brett@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/dallas-tx/generalnutrition-clinic-2011 8/13/11 Gator Bait Triathlon Boerne, 210-912-8874, bbschmidt37@ yahoo.com, redemptionrp.com 8/14/11 24th Annual IRP Wool Capital Triathlon San Angelo, 817-7070500, ironjack@ironheadrp. com, ironheadrp.com

TriGirl Sprint Triathlon Humble , idutri2@prodigy.net, trigirlsports.com 8/16/11 Pure Austin Splash & Dash #5 Austin, info@highfiveevents. com, highfiveevents.com 8/21/11 Take on the Heat Triathlon The Colony, 214-405-5092, info@ playtri.com, playtri.com 8/22/11 Sweet and Twisted Triathlon women’s only race Spicewood, etruslow@redlicoriceevents. com, redlicoriceevents.com 8/27/11 Clear Lake International Triathlon Clear Lake, 713-8165060, penningtoncsm@gmail. com, out-loud.org 8/28/11 11th Annual Tri-Rock Kiwanis Sprint Tri Rockwall, 817-7070500, ironjack@ironheadrp. com, ironheadrp.com 8/29/11 Training for Triathlon Seminar Dallas, 765-532-6932,


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CALENDAR [ SOUTH ] kristen@triplethreattough.com, triplethreattough.com

Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathlon Plano, indoortri.com

9/4/11 Old College Tri Triathlon Denton, danejones@verizon.net, oldcollegetri.com

Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathlon Lake Houston, indoortri.com

Summertime Blues Sprint Triathlon Freeport, jay@ ontheruntx.com, triontherun.com 9/5/11 The Austin Triathlon Austin, 512-472-5646, info@ highfiveevents.com, theaustintriathlon.com Blackland Triathlon & Little Buggy Kid’s Tri Plano, 214-5469568, CoachFrank@Tri-Now.com, BlacklandTri.com 9/10/11 The Wurst Tri Ever New Braunfels, 210-912-8874, bbschmidt37@yahoo.com, redemptionrp.com 9/11/11 8th Annual PraireMan Half Iron/Aquabike Grand Prairie, 817-707-0500, ironjack@ ironheadrp.com, ironheadrp.com

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9/12/11 Beginner Swim Clinic and Underwater Filming Dallas, 765-532-6932, kristen@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/dallas-tx/ beginner-swim-clinic-andunderwater-filming-2010 9/17/11 Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathlon Colleyville, indoortri.com SPC Cotton Country Sprint Triathlon Levelland, 806-7162236, www2. southplainscollege.edu/ cottoncountry

469-362-2554, tommy@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/dallas-tx/ competitive-edge-forendurance-athletes-2011 9/24/11 Playtri Kids Triathlon at Stonebridge Ranch McKinney, info@playtri.com, playtri.com/ kidsrace.php Playtri Stonebridge Ranch Open Water Swim Races McKinney, info@playtri.com, playtri.com/stonebridge.php Terra Firma Adventure Race Smithville, 972.966.1300, info@ terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com Tyler Adventure Sprint Race Tyler, reneauj7@gmail.com, steelsports.net

9/20/11 Pure Austin Splash & Dash #6 Austin, info@ highfiveevents.com, highfiveevents.com

9/25/11 Playtri/RBM Stonebridge Ranch Triathlon McKinney, info@playtri.com, playtri.com/ stonebridge.php

9/21/11 Competitive Edge for Endurance Athletes Dallas,

Dilloman Triathlon Spicewood, rick@rbsportsllc. com, dillomantri.com

Houston Triathlon Houston, onurleft.com

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Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathlon Flower Mound, indoortri.com

10/2/11 Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon Dallas, toyotausopentriathlon.com

Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathlon Garland, indoortri.com

4th Ironhead Women’s Sprint Triathlon Mansfield, 817-7070500, ironjack@ironheadrp. com, ironheadrp.com

Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathlon Cinco Ranch, indoortri.com 9/28/11 Race Day 101 Clinic Plano, 765-532-6932, kristen@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/dallas-tx/raceday-101-clinic-2011 10/1/11 The Kerrville Triathlon Festival Kerrville, 512-4725646, info@highfiveevents. com, kerrvilletri.com Muddy Outlaw Dash Austin, director@toocoolracing.com, muddyoutlaw.com Open Water Swim Clinic Rockwall, 765-532-6932, kristen@triplethreattough. com, active.com/triathlon/

Du the Bear Duathlon Houston, 713-816-5060, penningtoncsm@gmail.com, out-loud.org Trek Women’s Triathlon Austin, 877-221-9665, info@ trekwomenstriathlonseries.com, trekwomenstriathlonseries.com 10/8/11 Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathlon Allen, indoortri.com Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathlon Mansfield, indoortri. com 10/16/11 Amica Try Andy’s Tri Sugarland, 281-242-7700, slfinishlinesports.com

Monster Two Triathlon Denton, danejones@verizon. net, monstertriathlon.com 10/22/11 Bastrop Lost Pines Triathlon Bastrop, 210-912-8874, bbschmidt37@yahoo.com, redemptionrp.com 10/30/11 Monster One Triathlon Keller, danejones@verizon.net, monstertriathlon.com 11/6/11 Iron Star Triathlon Montgomery, 713-816-5060, penningtoncsm@gmail.com, out-loud.org 11/13/11 4th Annual Bronda’s Run/ Bike Duathlon Ft. Worth, 817707-0500, ironjack@ironheadrp. com, ironheadrp.com 11/14/11 Beginner Swim Clinic and Underwater Filming Dallas, 765-532-6932, kristen@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/triathlon/dallas-tx/ beginner-swim-clinic-andunderwater-filming-2010


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CALENDAR [ SOUTH ] 11/19/11 The Dirty Du / Half Marathon Smithville, 512-472-5646, info@ highfiveevents.com, dirtydu. com

TX State Championship Sprint AR #3 Huntsville, 972-966-1300, info@ terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com

11/20/11 Natural Bridge Caverns Duathlons San Antonio, 210912-8874, bbschmidt37@ yahoo.com, redemptionrp.com

6/19/11 Gator Bait Trail Run Huntsville, 972.966.1300, info@terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com

OUTDOORS

6/25/11 DFW Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Fort Worth, getyourrearingear.com

9/10/11 Women’s Race Cedar Park, 972.966.1300, info@ terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com 10/2/11 T-Mobile City Chase presented by Blackberry Austin, 312-850-8166, usa@ citychase.com, citychaseusa. com

RUNNING 6/4/11 DRC Bloomin’ 4 Miler Dallas, runontexas.com Run the Rails Saginaw, runtimeracingservices.com Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis - Austin Austin, 713572-2232, cctakesteps.org Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis - Galveston Galveston, cctakesteps.org 6/5/11 2 Hour Track Relay Burleson, rawrunner@juno.com, burlesonrunnersclub.com Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run Dallas Cedar Hill, downanddirtymudrun.com 6/11/11 Fort Worth Fight for Air Climb Fort Worth, 314-6455505 X1001, FightForAirClimb. org, FightForAirClimb.org

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Keep Austin Weird 5K Austin, 512-524-2953, info@bounceaustin.com, keepaustinweirdfest.com Plano Pacers Millet Mile & 5K Plano, runontexas.com 6/26/11 3 Amigos 4 Milers Fort Worth, info@fwrunners.org, fwrunners.org 7/2/11 DRC Independence 5K/10K Dallas, runontexas.com TX State Championship Sprint AR #4 Spicewood, 972-966-1300, info@ terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com 7/3/11 Magnolia Hill Trail Run Navasota, 972.966.1300, info@terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com 7/4/11 4 for the 4th Corpus Christi, julie.ccrunner@gmail.com, corpusroadrunners.com 41st Annual Firecracker Run Brownfield, wtrunning. com/?p=231

7/16/11 Lady of the Lake Run Relays Dallas, ladyofthelakerelays.com Vern’s No Frills 5K Georgetown, nofrills5k@yahoo.com, 7/17/11 High Noon Shootout Fort Worth, info@fwrunners.org, fwrunners.org 7/30/11 Mosquito Chase Run Clute, 800-371-2971, buzz@ mosquitofestival.com, mosquitofestival.com Plano Pacers Children’s Charities Run 5K Plano, runontexas.com Sandman 5k Beach Challenge GALVESTON, idutri2@prodigy.net, sandman5k.com 8/6/11 McKinney Historical Run McKinney, 214-393-6972x104, learj@wetimeraces. com, runontexas.com/ TempPages/Events/ McKinneyHistorical2010/ McKinneyHistorical2010.htm DRC Cross Country Relay Dallas, runontexas.com 8/9/11 Plano Pacers’ Prediction Run Plano, runontexas.com 8/13/11 Hot Dam Run Lubbock, 806742-2907, wtrc.tripod.com/ races.html Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer 5K Houston, 8323177517, gmulvihill@aol. com, eztoregister.com

Fireworks 1K & 5K Mckinney, runontexas.com

8/14/11 The Hottest Half Dallas, 972-235-2513, lewis.george@ mellew.com, hottesthalf.com

Komen North Texas Race for the Cure Plano, ww5. komen.org

Run Wild 5K Houston, 8323177517, gmulvihill@aol. com, eztoregister.com

Watermelon Run N Relay Fort Worth, info@fwrunners.org, fwrunners.org

6/12/11 Wounded Warrior Half Marathon Las Colinas, woundedwarriorhalf.com

Freedom Day Four Miler San Antonio, Saroadrunners.com

8/17/11 Half Marathon Training Program Dallas & Surrounding area, 214-546-9568, CoachFrank@Tri-Now.com, Tri-Now.com

6/15/11 Run Clinic Plano, 214-2876613, kevin@triplethreattough. com, active.com/running/planotx/run-clinic-2011

7/10/11 Too Hot To Handle 5K & 15K Dallas, 214-3936972x104, toohottohandle@ runontexas.com, runontexas. com/TempPages/Events/ TooHot2010/toohotinfo.htm

6/18/11 Dadfest Richardson, 972-2352513, lewis.george@mellew. com, dadfest.com

7/12/11 Plano Pacers’ Prediction Run Plano, runontexas.com

8/20/11 Vern’s No Frills 5K Georgetown, nofrills5k@ yahoo.com, 8/28/11 NOCC Balance 5K Austin, 512524-2953, info@bounceaustin. com,


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CALENDAR [ south ] Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Races - 10K and half marathon Wichita Falls, 940-322-3223, info@weechita.org, hh100.org 8/31/11 Run Clinic Plano, 214-287-6613, kevin@ triplethreattough.com, active. com/running/plano-tx/runclinic-2011 9/3/11 DRC Breakfast Bash Dallas, runontexas.com 9/5/11 Labor Day 15K & 5K Fort Worth, info@fwrunners.org, fwrunners.org Labor of Love Run Mckinney, runontexas.com 9/10/11 Shallowater Stampede Shallowater, 806-799-4473, wtrc.tripod.com/races.html 9/11/11 Lonestar Rogaine Championship Mountain Home, director@ toocoolracing.com, toocoolracing.com 9/17/11 Urban Dare San Antonio San Antonio, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@urbandare.com, urbandare.com The Original Mud Run Austin, info@ theoriginalmudrun.com, theoriginalmudrun.com/ Vern’s No Frills 5K Georgetown, nofrills5k@ yahoo.com, 9/24/11 Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest 5K Fort Worth, info@dfwruns. com, rahroktoberfest.com/ Gem of the Hill Country 5K and 10K Mason, etannehill@ gmail.com, active.com Plano Pacers 5M Fling Plano, runontexas.com 9/25/11 Terra Firma Trail Run Smithville, 972.966.1300, info@terrafirmapromo.com, terrafirmapromo.com

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10/1/11 DRC The Loop Dallas, runontexas.com The Vineyard Run Grapevine, 972-235-2513, lewis.george@ mellew.com, vineyardrun.com 10/2/11 IBM Uptown Classic Austin, 512-286-9247, bdee@us.ibm. com, active.com 10/8/11 The Original Mud Run Houston, info@ theoriginalmudrun.com, theoriginalmudrun.com/ 10 For Texas & One 4 Texas The Woodlands, cbielert@ thewoodlandstownship-tx. gov, thewoodlandstownshiptx.gov The Great Brazos Relay College Station, baylor.edu/ greatbrazosrelay/ 10/9/11 The Tyler Rose Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Tyler, tylermarathon.com/ 10/11/11 Plano Pacers’ Prediction Run Plano, runontexas.com 10/14/11 The Capital to Coast Relay - the great Texas relay Austin, 206-817-6859, clint@ capitaltocoastrelay.com, capitaltocoastrelay.com 10/15/11 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure Dallas, ww5.komen.org Park to Park Run Houston, 713-524-5876-x333, hermannpark.org Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis - Beaumont Beaumont, cctakesteps.org Vern’s No Frills 5K Georgetown, nofrills5k@ yahoo.com, 10/16/11 Colombia Muddy Buddy Dallas Cedar Hill, 1-800311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, muddybuddy.com

Heels and Hills and Him Half Marathon Irving, registration@heelsandhills. com, heelsandhills.com

Harbor Half Marathon & Relay, Kid’s Race Corpus Christi, 361-8846561, jwoodall@jast.org, harborhalf.com

Silicon Labs Austin Marathon Relay Austin, rsubedar@waggeneredstrom. com, austinmarathonrelay.com

Mercury 10K Fort Worth, info@fwrunners.org, fwrunners.org

10/29/11 The Original Mud Run Fort Worth, info@ theoriginalmudrun.com, theoriginalmudrun.com/ Trek or Treat 5K at Watters Creek Allen, 214-3397867, info@dfwruns.com, trekortreat5k.com Chosen: Marathon for Adoption New Braunfels, athleteguild.com/node/301 Stephenville Lions Halloween Spooktacular 5K, 10K and half marathon Stephenville, 214-675-4708, stephenvillelions@gmail.com, stephenvillelions.com Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis - Midland Midland, cctakesteps.org 10/30/11 Halloween Hustle Mckinney, 214-726-9886, michhudd@ sbcglobal.net, runontexas. com Plano Pacers Boo Scoot 5K and 10K Plano, runontexas.com 11/4/11 Hippity ROC Half Marathon and 5K Cypress, runovercancer@gmail.com, runovercancer.com 11/5/11 Arbor Day Run Plano, 214.339.7867, info@dfwruns. com, arbordayrun.com 11/6/11 DRC Half-Marathon Dallas, drchalf@dallasrunningclub. com, drchalf.com/index.php 11/8/11 Plano Pacers’ Prediction Run Plano, runontexas.com 11/12/11 Help The Homeless Walkathon & 5K Dallas, 214.339.7867, info@dfwruns. com, helpthehomelessdallas. org Salute American Heroes 5K/10K The Colony, 972-9834438, funrun@post21.org, saluteamericanheroes.com 11/16/11 Half Marathon Training Program Dallas & Surrounding area, 214-546-9568, CoachFrank@Tri-Now.com, Tri-Now.com 11/19/11 Urban Dare Houston Houston, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@ urbandare.com, urbandare.com


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CALENDAR [ SOUTH ] City Lights 5K Wichita Falls, 940-322-3223, info@weechita. org, weechita.org Vern’s No Frills 5K Georgetown, nofrills5k@ yahoo.com, 11/20/11 Warrior Dash Conroe, warriordash.com 11/24/11 35th Annual Turkey Trot 4 Miler San Antonio, saroadrunners.com

11/26/11 25th Annual Sugar Land Surgical Hospital Turkey Trot Sugar Land, 281-242-7700, slfinishlinesports.com Plano Pacers Turkey Run Off 5K & 15K Plano, runontexas.com 12/2/11 The Santa Scurry 5K Run/ Walk Keller, 214-546-9568, CoachFrank@Tri-Now.com, SantaScurry.com

Sheltering Arms Turkey Trot Houston, 713-685-6524, cramirez@shelteringarms.org, shelteringarms.org

12/3/11 Urban Dare Fort Worth Fort Worth, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@ urbandare.com, urbandare. com

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Austin, 512-479-8805, turkeytrot@austin.rr.com, thundercloud.com

Lights of Love 5K and Kids•À_ K Austin, info@ bounceaustin.com, lightsoflove5k.org

Turkey Chase Corpus Christi, 800-682-2159, julie. ccrunner@gmail.com, corpusroadrunners.com

12/11/11 33rd Annual Decker Challenge Austin, 512814-5272, president@

austinrunners.org, daisy. austinrunners.org Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K Sugar Land, slfinishlinesports.com Tropical 10K and Hawaiian 5K Fort Worth, runontexas.com 12/17/11 Vern’s No Frills 5K Georgetown, nofrills5k@ yahoo.com

WEST VIRGINIA CYCLING

6/26/11 Canaan Mountain Bike Festival Davis, 7/2/11 Barbour Detour Road Race Philippi, abraracing.com 7/3/11 Race to Lil Moe’s Place Philippi, sportsnspokes@ verizon.net, wvmba.com 7/10/11 Valley Falls Challenge Fairmont, teejaymartin@msn. com, wvmba.com

6/11/11 Big Bear 2X12 Mountain Bike Race Bruceton Mills,

7/17/11 Spruceberry Mountain Fest Cabins, 304-259-5286, info@blackwaterbikes.com, wvmba.com

6/19/11 North Bend Cross Country Parkersburg,

7/31/11 Little Beaver Chainring Challenge Beaver, wvmba.com

6/25/11 Hilly Billy Roubaix Morgantown, abraracing.com

8/6/11 Big Bear Lake MTB Ultra Bruceton Mills, 304-379-4382,

Bentfattire@aol.com, wvmba. com

Cairo, Kenneth.T.Zebo@wv.gov, .northbendsp.com

8/14/11 Black Bear Mountain Bike Race Charleston, tearjerkers@verizon.net, wvmba.com

10/1/11 Freedom’s Run Shepherdstown, bill@ freedomsrun.org, .freedomsrun.org

8/20/11 Appalachia Visited Road Race Kingwood, abraracing. com

MULTISPORT

8/21/11 The White Oak Challenge at Watters Smith Lost Creek, ridealotwv@hotmail.com, wvmba.com 8/28/11 Henry Clay 30K Morgantown, 304-685-3367, gshogren@gmail.com, wvmba. com

MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 6/4/11 Ridge Runner Marathon

6/25/11 MedExpress Mountaineer Triathlon Morgantown, customerservice@hfpracing. com, .mountaineertriathlon. com/ 6/26/11 MedExpress Mountaineer Triathlon Morgantown, 440-350-1708, mountaineertriathlon.com/ details

RUNNING 6/18/11 Highlands Sky Trail Run Davis, 304-924-5835, irunwv@ gmail.com

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The Long Run By scott Jurek

Racing Flats Aren’t Just for Racing

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gradually into training. The most obvious benefit of racSelection should be based on the ing flats is that they’re lighter. They distance you’ll be training for and initiate quicker turnover and studracing, as well as the amount of ies demonstrate that lighter shoes cushioning and support you desire. reduce energy costs up to 3 percent, Racing footwear can a small number that can be grouped by shape add up to significant time The key to and fit: Shorter distance savings over the course success is shoes are more form of a distance event. I also knowing the fitting and have less believe that running in benefits and outsole surface area; minimalist shoes connects the feet to the ground, aldisadvantages, longer distance shoes have more cushioning lowing the brain to realize matching a flat and support. If you’re acmore sensory information. to your goals customed to running in This promotes body awareand properly highly supportive, cushness that leads to natural introducing the ioned shoes, start with a form adjustments. Racing longer distance flat even flats can provide most of new footwear if you’re planning to run the benefits of barefoot into training a shorter race. Get fit by running; they can also and racing. a trusted specialty runease the transition from ning retailer to find the running shod to barefoot. pair that conforms best to the shape Before you take off in flats, you of your feet. should know the disadvantages. AcGive yourself time to adapt to the cording to the author of “The Lore of new footwear. Injuries result from Running,” Dr. Tim Noakes, “Minimal shoes and racing flats can cause sore training too much, too soon in flats and, in the case of racing, too little, feet, add stress on the musculosktoo soon. Six to eight weeks before eletal system and increase the risk the event in which you want to wear for injury.” To help counter these your flats, make sure to do short potential drawbacks, flats need to be recovery runs in your new shoes selected properly and incorporated

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one to two times per week, and a shorter speed or tempo session once per week. If you’re using the flats as your training shoes, start out by only wearing them to complete 5 to 10 percent of your weekly mileage, broken up into one to two easy recovery runs. Continue to increase the amount of racing flat mileage by 5 to 10 percent each week; at four to six weeks, racing flats can be worn for training at faster paces. It’s a good idea to alternate running in flats with different shoes on a weekly basis because this will require your musculoskeletal system to use different muscles, which can reduce overuse injuries. Keep in mind that the lighter the flat, the quicker they will break down—you might need to replace flats sooner than other shoes. Always pay attention to your body and return to more supportive trainers if you feel an injury coming on. Each runner is unique and adapts to minimalist running differently. Race and train light, but run smart. Based in Boulder, Colo., Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the Western States 100-mile trail run. Read more from Scott at Competitor.com.

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inimalist running shoes are popping up left and right, but this style has long been available in the form of racing flats and spikes. While some runners might feel intimidated by racing flats, rest assured: Racing flats are for everyone.


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[ NORTHEAST ] ON THE RADAR  TRAIL GUIDE

Race Ready

Editor’s picks for must-do races in the Northeast.

➽ If you’re bored of kicking back at Labor Day cookouts and need a little endurance action, check out Central New York’s Skaneateles Labor Day Race Weekend on Sept. 3 and 4. This two-day multisportacular weekend boasts four events. Saturday is the Skinnyman Triathlon, a USAT-certified sprint-distance race, and kid friendly Skinny Mini Youth Races. Sunday will include the Escape from the Judge open water swim, the Coon Hill Grind Time Trial and the Skaneateles Road Race. Skanraces.com

Mianus photos courtesy of The Friends of the Mianus River Park; Weasel photo by iStockphoto.com/Silfox

Mianus River Park 450 Cognewaugh Road | Greenwich, Conn. | 40 miles from NYC Mianusriver.org Located approximately one hour outside of the Big Apple, the 220-acre Mianus River Park offers more than eight miles of singletrack for running or mountain biking. The Park straddles the Greenwich-Stamford, Conn., border with a portion of the trails skirting onto Treetops State Park. The 4.3-mile Perimeter Loop will take you alongside the scenic riverbed where you might see weasels, minks and muskrats, which, according to the Friends of Mianus River Park, make their burrows in the banks. Since 1972, more than 125 species of birds have

also made their home here. The Fisherman’s Loop Trail, according to Ryan Tucker, a trail representative for the Friends of Mianus,“is a great loop that takes park users along the river, up to an old stone house foundation through a dense thicket of beautiful mountain laurel and back onto the Perimeter Loop.” Established as a nature preserve, the Mianus River Park trails live up to their name— locals call the trail system the “Mianus Maze”—as the former bridal paths, dish out a variety of meandering trails.

➽ Rounding out its 27th year, the Westchester Triathlon is taking place again in Rye, N.Y.—just 30 miles outside of New York City—on Sept. 24 and 25, touting itself as one of the final triathlons of the race season for locals. The weekend involves a kid’s race on Saturday as well as a Meek & Mighty triathlon for those over the age of 15. The swim is 300 yards, the bike is six miles and the run is one mile, making it a good option for newbies. The Olympic-distance event happens the following day with a tepid swim in Long Island Sound, a picturesque 25-mile ride into Greenwich, Conn.—a town that’s so darn cute, Martha Stewart deemed it good enough to call home. Finish off the run leg with a post-race bash at Rye Town Park. . Westchestertriathlon.org ➽ Cape Cod’s Falmouth Track Club will host the 33-year-old Cape Cod Marathon on Oct. 29 and 30. The weekend event includes a half-marathon, marathon, relay race and a "Clam Chowdah Challenge." Capecodmarathon.com

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ON THE RADAR [ NORTHEAST ] FAVORITE RESTAURANTS Dub Pies Dubpies.com 211 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, N.Y. “Great place for some quick post-run carbs in the shape of New Zealand-style savory pies.”

 MY FAVORITE THINGS

Dizzy’s Dizzys.com 511 9th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. “For bigger, post-long run meals, this place is great. On Sundays, go early or coordinate friends or family to get there a little before you finish running to grab a seat.” FAVORITE RUNNING SHOE Mizuno Wave Rider Mizunousa.com “I overpronate quite a bit, but have worked hard to strengthen my feet and ankles and adopt a short stride and mid-foot strike. The Rider is a neutral shoe, but the wave technology makes them pretty stiff.”

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a new way to join the endurance community full time. Badner uses his years of running expertise to help and inspire others through JGB Coaching, a business he launched five years ago. The 2007 NYC Half-Marathon pacer achieved his PR— 1:28—at the 2010 Brooklyn Half-Marathon, to which he quipped, “Better late than never.” As a 15-year resident of Brooklyn, Badner cites Prospect Park as the place that ignited his love of running. Here, he shares his favorite things about the city that not only got him on his feet, but got him back on them, too.

FAVORITE RUN ROUTE Bridge Run in Brooklyn, N.Y.; 8.23 miles See the route at Dailymile.com/routes/ 614622-running-route “The skyline view is amazing and not many people use the pedestrian path over this bridge, so it's often a peaceful experience.”

Photos Courtesy of the Badner Family; Brooklyn Bridge photo by iStockphoto.com/boblin

If there’s one thing you can say about Brooklyn-based triathlete, runner and coach, Geoffrey Badner, 40, it’s that he’s not a quitter. He’s been battling Lyme disease since 2007 and now a broken hand that required three pins worth of surgery, but he picks himself up when life throws him a curve ball. Much of his trials are documented on his blog, Chronictriathlete.com. Last year he came in third in his age group at the Prospect Park Duathlon in Brooklyn. “Honestly, 2010 was the first time I felt really good again in years,” he says of his winning recovery. The disease also pushed Badner to try his hand at

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NEWS

Boston Marathon Race Recap

To escape the hullabaloo of New York City, cyclists take the short trek to the rolling hills of Westchester County. If you're pedaling your way through Westchester's rolling hills, be sure to 45 Main St. check out the recently launched Hastings Velo. Westchester County, N.Y. The store opened April 23 and is managed by cyHastingsvelo.com cling aficionado, Stan Avedon. “Westchester River towns offer a suburban setting that’s ideal for cycling,” Avedon said. “So now, instead of mainly catering to urban customers, we’ll also be addressing the commuter, families and enthusiasts.” Velo is a unique space designed with kinetic displays so that much of the store's inventory can be rolled away for its monthly cycling “It’s a clinics. “A lot of our clinics will focus on great place injury prevention, nutrition, safety and for people to how to make cycling a lifestyle,” Avedon just step explained. For city dwellers looking to escape, the store offers a renter’s package, outside and which includes a bike, map and helmet as ride.” well as advice. The store also has big plans for a charity ride and cyclocross race, both tentatively scheduled for this fall.

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New Hampshire native Ben True won the Boston Athletic Association’s 5K on April 17, setting a course record of 14:07 and besting the 2009 record by 20 seconds.

Marathon Legend Dies The beloved nine-time New York City Marathon champion Grete Waitz, passed away April 19 after battling cancer. The Norwegian won the most wins on record for the race. “She is our sport’s towering legend,” said Mary Wittenberg, the president of New York Road Runners in a recent interview with the New York Times. “I believe not only in New York, but around the world, marathoning is what it is today because of Grete. She was the first big time female track runner to step up to the marathon and change the whole sport.”

Ryan Hall photo by Victah_Photo Run; Hastings Velo photo by Stan Avedon

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The most talked about aspect of this year’s race was the men’s finish, which had Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai breaking a course record with a 2:03:02 win and American Ryan Hall coming in at fourth place in 2:04:58. This year, two American females nailed the top-five slots with California native, Desiree Davila placing second and Kara Goucher snagging a solid fifth place. Several well-regarded female runners of Boston-Marathon-past stepped up to the plate for 2011, one being Maine resident Joan Benoit Samuelson, who was the race’s women’s champion in 1979 and 1983. The Boston Globe reported that this was the 53-year old's first time running the Boston Marathon in 18 years.


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ON THE RADAR [ NORTHEAST ] F NUTRITION

How to Fuel (Hint: Low Carb=Low Energy)

-“It’s the idea that you should adjust -your nutrient and caloric intake with -the phase of training that you are in.” To facilitate a healthy nutritional balance throughout the different training cycles, Simpson uses nutrition periodization. Foundation: In this phase, you’re building aerobic development and tackling long

endurance workouts. Simpson recommends eating 60 to 70 percent carbs, 11 to 15 percent protein and 20 to 24 percent fat. Preparation: During this phase, you’re doing higher intensity workouts and increasing aerobic activity. Simpson recommends the same amounts as listed above, but with increased caloric consumption. Specialization: Most of this phase is spent doing short, intense workouts at maximum effort. Simpson recommends 70 percent carbs, 14 percent protein and 16 percent fat. Lastly, there’s the transition phase. The nutrient breakdown for this phase should be closer to 60 percent carbs, 18 percent protein and 22 percent fat.

Pre-race nutrition specifics: “This all depends on how long the race is,” Simpson explained.

➊ If your race is more than three hours in duration, eating carbs is a must. “You should be eating more carbs about one week before race day,” Simpson said. ➋ If you’re doing a sprint tri or a 5K, maintain your everyday training diet. What should you eat the day of the race? Two to three hours before the start, consume some protein along with plenty of carbs. Thirty minutes to one hour before the race, try a simple carb snack.

TRY THIS

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warriors, running groups and runners looking for a way to see the city they love. Try the 5.5-mile Beantown route that city running tours thinks you’ll love, mapped on the Web at: Gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3369244

To submit an item for [ On The Radar ] contact Sperry@competitorgroup.com.

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City Running Tours photos courtesy of City Running Tours; Bagel photo by iStockphoto.com/mg7

Registered dietitian, Tara Simpson, a former Division I swimmer and owner of Nutritional Health Systems in King of Prussia, Penn., sees a growing trend among her clients: carb depravation. “Lately I see a lot of low carb and high protein trends and I think people need to understand that too much protein is not healthy,” she said.


THE PENGUIN CHRONICLES [ BY JOHN BINGHAM ]

The power of each of us is amplified by all of us.

Summer was all about baseball when I was growing up. From the day school let out in June until we went back in September, there was always a baseball mitt hanging over the handlebars of my bicycle. If I were alone, I would throw the red rubber ball against the back wall of the house for hours. If I could find a friend, we’d play catch. If there were three of us, we’d play running the bases. If there were four of us, and one of us had a bat, we’d go to the field and play bounce or fly. With five boys we’d play “500,” where we’d earn points by catching the ball. What made baseball so great was that it could be played alone or in groups large and small. I’ve found the same to be true about running. Currently, I do much of my running and walking alone. It’s not so much by choice that I run alone but by circumstance. As I’ve done more solitary running, I’ve rediscovered the quiet contemplation that only comes when I’m moving. It’s not that I’m opposed to stationary contemplation, it’s just that for me, the act of moving seems

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to unlock my creative storeroom. There are times, though, when I get the chance to run with a buddy. These are the magic runs where two people can erase the differences between them and find themselves unified in effort. There’s something about running in tandem with another person that frees me from the bondage of my own concerns. When the group grows to three or four, the run becomes more of a physical, emotional and spiritual stew. Each of us brings our own unique ingredient to the mix. The power of each of us is amplified by all of us. There’s a sense of shared purpose and common goals that seems to only come through synchronized effort. From time to time I find myself running with larger groups of 40, 50 or more. At that size it’s impossible to connect with anyone but impossible to ignore the connection of everyone. Often these groups are tied together by a cause and when their efforts are in the service of a greater good, the energy created is enough to change the world. But the greatest joy for me is lining up at the starting line of a race. It

doesn’t matter if it’s with 100 people at a local 5K or with 30,000 people at a major half- or full marathon. Standing at the start, looking around at all the anxious participants, feeling their eagerness, knowing that in time we will all be released to chase a dream, is almost overpowering. Standing with others who are all prepared to put it all on the line, I feel both larger and smaller than who I am otherwise. I am one of them. I am willing, as they are, to risk failure in the pursuit of success. I am willing, as they are, to try to find the best of me in public. I concede, as they do, that there is no room for my ego on a racecourse. I am only one person but I am part of an enormous community. Unlike the baseball of my youth, I know that I will never outgrow my desire to run. As long as there are unexplored places in my soul I know that I am going to lace up my shoes and go in search of myself. Waddle on, friends. John Bingham, aka The Penguin, will share his running tales and experiences every month. Have a story of your own to share or a topic you’d like The Penguin to consider? E-mail him at Thepenuin@johnbingham.com.

Illustration by Neil Numberman

Camaraderie in Sport Helps Us Find Our True Selves


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Bike / run / tri events: get out there and race

CONNECTICUT CyCling

6/5/11 Bike MS: bkm/Steelcase Ride Windsor, 860-913-2550,x227, jtedford@ctfightsMS.org, ctfightsMS.org 6/12/11 Bike MS: bkm/Steelcase Ride Westport, 860-913-2550,x332, clevitt@ctfightsMS.org, ctfightsMS.org

7/10/11 Mossman Sprint Triathlon 2011 Norwalk, 203 610 1817, ramyers@optonline.net, teammossman.com 8/21/11 Park City Mossman Triathlon 2011 Bridgeport, 203 530 3650, ironmancrt@ aol.com, teammossman.com 9/11/11 Westport Kiwanis Triathlon Westport, trifitness.net

Marathon/half Marathon

running

Nipmuck Marathon Ashford, 860-875-6256, cemorse01@sbcglobal.net, shenipsitstriders.org

6/4/11 Connecticut Komen Race for a Cure Hartford, 860-728-5500, komenct.org

10/15/11 Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon Hartford, 860-6528866, info@hartfordmarathon. com, inghartfordmarathon.com

6/5/11 Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Simsbury, 860-652-8866, beth@hartfordmarathon.com, hartfordmarathon.com

12/10/11 Roxbury Marathon Roxbury, BenjaminS@wcsu.edu, roxbury. beatfrequencies.com

Multisport 6/4/11 Rev3 Quassy Olympic Triathlon Middlebury, 888387-2250, info@REV3tri.com, rev3tri.com 6/5/11 Rev3 Quassy Half-Iron Triathlon Middlebury, 888387-2250, info@REV3tri.com, rev3tri.com 6/26/11 Stamford KIC IT Triathlon Stamford, CT, 203-622-6556, kicit@kidsincrisis.org, kicittriathlon.com 7/9/11 Mini Mossman Youth Triathlon 2011 Norwalk, 203 610 1817, ramyers@optonline. net, teammossman.com

Event Spot Light

6/11/11 BlumShapiro 5K for Charity Cromwell, 860-652-8866, beth@hartfordmarathon.com, hartfordmarathon.com 6/12/11 Litchfield Hills Road Race Litchfield, 860-567-8504, lhrr.com 6/16/11 5th Solstice Sprint 5K Race West Hartford, 203824-3320, kab@auhlaw.com, hartfordtrackclub.org 6/19/11 Branford Road Race Branford, 203-481-5933, branfordroadrace.net 6/23/11 X-Treme Scramble #1 Hartford, 860-652-8866, beth@hartfordmarathon.com, hartfordmarathon.com

6/25/11 Fairfield Road Races Fairfield, fairfieldhalf.org 7/9/11 East Hartford Parks & Recreation Department Riverfest Road Race East Hartford, 860-291-7164, juhrig@easthartfordct.gov, easthartfordct.gov Red Dress Run for Women Hartford, 860-652-8866, beth@hartfordmarathon.com, hartfordmarathon.com 7/20/11 Citizen’s Bank Not Your Typical 5K and Fun Run Middleton, 203-481-5933, jbsports@snet.net, jbsports. com 7/28/11 X-Treme Scramble #2 Hartford, 860-652-8866, beth@hartfordmarathon.com, hartfordmarathon.com 8/6/11 Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Road Race New London, 860-7399927, heddingw@aol.com, moheganstriders.org 8/7/11 SoundRunner Sea Legs Shuffle Guilford, 203-4815933, jbsports@snet.net, jbsports.com 8/11/11 Corporate 5K Hartford, 203481-5933, jbsports@snet.net, jbsports.com 8/25/11 X-Treme Scramble #3 Hartford, 860-652-8866, beth@hartfordmarathon.com, hartfordmarathon.com 8/28/11 Old Wethersfield 5K Wethersfield, 860-652-8866, beth@hartfordmarathon.com, hartfordmarathon.com

calendar 9/5/11 Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race New Haven, 203481-5933, newhavenroadrace. org

MAINE CyCling

8/6/11 Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway Standish, 800-3444867, bikemsgne@nmss.org, bikemsgne.org 8/13/11 Annual Microbrew Cycling Festival Parsonsfield, Maine, 207-625-8189, bcountry@ psouth.net, bikebackcountry. com

Marathon/half Marathon 9/17/11 34th Annual Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon Bar Harbor, 207-288-3511, ext., becky@mdiymca.org, 10/2/11 Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay Portland, racedirector@ mainemarathon.com, mainemarathon.com 10/16/11 Mount Desert Island marathon Bar Harbor, 207-276-4226, information@ mdimarathon.org, mdimarathon.org

Multisport 7/2/11 The Pumpkinman Plunge South Berwick, kat@ Pumpkinmantriathlon.com, pumpkinmanplunge.com 9/10/11 The Pumpkinman Sprint Triathlon South Berwick, kat@ pumpkinmantriathlon.com, pumpkinmantriathlon.com

9/11/11 The Pumpkinman Half Iron Triathlon and Half Iron Aqua Bike South Berwick, kat@ Pumpkinmantriathlon.com, pumpkinmantriathlon.com 9/17/11 Mainiac Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon Biddeford Pool, mainiacrd@gmail.com, mainiactri.com 9/24/11 2011 Colby Triathlon Sidney, triathlon@colby.edu, colbytriathlon.com

running 6/19/11 Portland Sea Dogs Father’s Day 5K Portland, info@mainetrackclub.com, MEtrackclub.com 7/4/11 Bridgton 4 on the 4th Bridgton, fouronthefourth.com 7/9/11 8th Annual Run for the Gym Springvale,, 207-490-1386, runbob@metrocast.net, nassoncc.org 7/30/11 Peaks Island Road Race Peaks Island, 207-725-6962, info@mainetrackclub.com, mainetrackclub.com 8/6/11 TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race Cape Elizabeth, 888-480-6940-, beach2beacon@dmsesports. com, beach2beacon.org 8/12/11 St. Peter’s Day Road Race Portland, 207-828-8484, info@mainetrackclub.com, mainetrackclub.com 8/21/11 Breakaway 5K Old Orchard Beach, 207-934-2500, info@ oldorchardbeachME.com, mainetrackclub.com

MASSACHUSETTS CyCling

6/12/11 Join The American Cancer Society_—Ès 3rd Annual Bicycles Battling Cancer Worcester to Boston, 603-471-4124, holly.maki@ cancer.org, cancer.org/ bicyclesbattlingcancer 24th Annual Bike-A-Thon and Green Roots Festival Jamaica, bikesnotbombs.org 6/18/11 Boston Bike Friday Boston, cityofboston.gov/bikes/ bikefridays.asp 6/25/11 Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway Quincy, MA, 800-344-4867, gnemsbike@nmss.org, bikemsgne.org

Marathon/half Marathon 7/29/11 Somerville Road Runners Around the Lake Marathon and 24 Hour Relay Wakefield, 617-623-5735, 24hour@srr. org, srr.org

Multisport 6/18/11 Patriot Half and Minuteman Spring Triathlon Freetown, sunmultisportevents.com 6/26/11 Cohasset Triathlon Cohasset, 617-515-5929, bill@streamlineevents.com, cohassettri.com

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Columbia Muddy Buddy June 18, Buffalo, N.Y. | July 24, New York Grab a friend and plan to get dirty. The Muddy Buddy features teams of two trading off between running and mountain biking in a 10K course with obstacles at each transition. Teammates must crawl through the infamous mud pit together to get to the finish line. Muddybuddy.com

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CALENDAR [ northeast ] 6/27/11 Cohasset Triathlon Cohasset, 617-515-5929, bill@streamlineevents.com, cohassettri.com 7/10/11 Marlborough Triathlon Marlborough, 6175155929, bill@streamlineevents.com, marlboroughtri.com 7/11/11 Marlborough Triathlon Marlborough, 6175155929, bill@streamlineevents.com, marlboroughtri.com 7/23/11 Nantucket Triathlon Nantucket, 6175155929, bill@streamlineevents. com, acktri.com 8/15/11 Wild Fish 1 & 2 Mile Swim Salem, 978-204-8588, bnsfitness@yahoo.com, bnsfitness.com 9/19/11 The FUNtastic Nantasket Beach Triathlon Hull, 781-7184982, chris@fastforwardrace. com, nantaskettriathlon.com 10/16/11 Scituate Duathlon Scituate,

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bill@streamlineevents.com, scituateduathlon.com

Running 6/4/11 Alternatives Valley Friendship Tour Whitinsville, MA, cristi. collari@alternativesnet.org, alternativesnet.org 6/5/11 AIDS Walk Boston Boston, 617-424-9255, sbrittle@aac. org, aac.org Larry Kessler 5K Run Boston, ptwitchell@aac.org, aidswalkboston.org Worcester Half Marathon Worcester, 407-599-0568, Dreinkesports@msn.com, worcesterhm.com/ 6/9/11 Lawyers Have a Heart 5K Boston, 508-656-2000, charlene.bemis@heart.org, lhhboston.org 6/10/11 Seaside Stride 5K Winthrop, 617-642-1253, info@ PointShirleyAthleticClub.com, pointshirleyathleticclub.com

6/12/11 The Franciscan Hospital for Children Heartbreak Hill 5K Boston, 1-888-767-RACE, ltproshan@conventures.com, heartbreakhill5K.kintera.org/ FHFC09 Father Bullock Run Walk Shuffle 5K Sharon, 781-7847805, warrensvw@comcast. net, fatherbullockcharityrace. com Nstar’s Walk for Children’s Hospital Boston Boston, 617-355-8942-, andrea.marlar@ chtrust.org , childrenshospital. org/walk Susan McDaniel Run for Love Weston, 781-259-1177X22, jennifer@loveland.org, lovelane.org 6/16/11 Reggae Ramble & Music Festival Cambridge, 617-6252140, BAEvents@aol.com, baevents.com 6/17/11 Adrian Martines Classic Concord, stevelane6@gmail. com, martinezclassic.com

6/18/11 Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race to Cure ALS Hopkinton, angelabbie@aol.com, sharontimlinrace.org

7/1/11 Pat Polletta Road Race Newburyport, 207-432-7269, derekdorval@yahoo.com, runthecircle.com

7/21/11 Marathon Sports 5-Miler Weston, 617-354-4161, mail@marathonsports.com, marathonsports.com

6/19/11 10th Annual Brendan’s Home Run 5k Belmont, 617-489-1514, homerun5k@excite.com, brendangrant.org

7/4/11 Firecracker 5K Run & Walk Nantucket, 508-228-4750, robertlaundrycpa@gmail.com, nantuckethealthclub.com

Brendan’s Home Run 5K Belmont, 617-489-1514, homerun5k@excite.com, brendangrant.org

Fourth of July 5K Road Race Springfield, 413-734-0955, gsharriers@comcast.net, harriers.org

7/24/11 23rd Annual Jim Kane Sugarbowl 5 Miler Dorchester, 508-935-7515, jimkanesugarbowlfivemiler. com

Town of Brookline Flag Day 5K Brookline, 617-730-2069, afriedman@brooklinema.gov, brooklinerec.com Father’s Day Road Race & Fun Walk Easton, childrensmuseumineaston.org

Harvard Pilgrim 10K Foxboro, 781-248-2590, ewiederhold@dmsesports. com, harvardpilgrim10k.com

6/22/11 Wayside Racquet & Swim Club 5K Run/Walk Marlborough, 508-434-0123, billf@firm-racing.com, firmracing.com

7/9/11 Paul E. White Memorial Road Race N. Falmouth, 508-5644605, msmith5484@aol.com, paulwhiteroadrace.org

8/7/11 Newburyport High Street Mile Newburyport, 978270-6854, christopher. kealey@thermofisher.com, highstreetmile.com

6/24/11 Paulie Nola’s Jazz & Blues Festival Worcester, 617-6252140-, BAEvents@aol.com, baevents.com

7/15/11 Swim Across America Nantasket Beach, 617-755-5254-, kitty@swimacrossamerica.org, swimacrossamerica.org/Boston

8/14/11 New Balance Falmouth Road Race Falmouth, 508-5487000, falmouthrr@aol.com, FalmouthRoadRace.com

North Andover 4th of July Road Race North Andover, gorun.org

7/28/11 Camp Harbor View Challenge Quincy, 617369-0004-, smcnally@ connorsfamilyoffice.com , campharborviewfoundation.org Jerry Garcia Memorial River Run & Walk Cambridge, 617625-2140, BAEvents@aol.com, baevents.com


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CALENDAR [ northeast ] 8/21/11 Run Gloucester 10K Gloucester, 781-248-2590, ewiederhold@dmsesports. com,, rungloucester.com

10/1/11 Run for Someone Else’s Life 5K Brighton, 617-536-2460, 5k@samaritanshope.org, samaritanshope.org

10/16/11 Paddy’s Pub Shillelagh Shuffle West Newton, 617-7961527, mkelly@newtonma.gov, paddysroadrace.com

8/25/11 End of Summer Classic road race Hingham, 781-325-6634, jwchilds@spectraenergy.com, endofsummerclassic.com

10/2/11 Hike for Hope Walk North Andover, dmse@dmsesports. com, hikeforhope.com

10/23/11 Mayor’s Cup Boston, 617-236-1652, info@baa. org, bostonmarathon.org/ MayorsCup/Default.asp

Twist & Shout on the Charles River Cambridge, 617625-2140, BAEvents@aol.com, baevents.com 8/28/11 Marcia Lemkin 5K Run and Walk Lowell, lemkin5k@glrr. net, marcialemkin lungcancerfoundation.org 9/17/11 The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Race for Research 5K Walk/Run South Boston, 1-888-767-RACE, ltproshan@conventures.com, 9/25/11 BrockTrot 10k and 1 mile family fun run Lenox, 888767-RACE, info@brocktrot.org, brocktrot.org

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Rockin Mad 10K Challenge Lynn, 978-836-0271, bnsfitnessevents@yahoo.com, bnsfitness.com 10/9/11 25th Annual Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk Haverhill, 978 373 3408, ickylabrode@verizon.net, coolrunning.com/major/11/bbell BAA Half Marathon Boston, 508-435-6905-, registration@ baa.org, bostonmarathon.org 10/10/11 The 35th Annual Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women Boston, 1-888-767-RACE, ltproshan@conventures.com, 10/13/11 Light the Night Boston, MA, 617-204-4257, ltproshan@ conventures.com, lightthenight.org

10/29/11 Canton Fall Classic Canton, 781-828-7284, mannyz@aol. com, cantonfallclassic.com

344-4867, runmsgne@nmss. org, msnewengland.org 24th Feaster Five Road Race Andover, 978-258-8226, dmse@ dmsesports.com, dmsesports. com Annual Whitin Five Mile Race/Two Mile Healthwalk Whitinsville, 508-5296862, juniperhill@charter.net, whitinfive.com Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 miler Somerville, srr.org

The Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler Salem, 978-204-8588, bnsfitness@yahoo.com, bnsfitness.com

Thanks4Giving Road Race Lowell, 978-656-5635, michael.riordan@ebtc.com, thanks4giving.org

10/30/11 Falmouth Cape Cod Marathon Falmouth, marathon@cape.com, capecodmarathon.com

We Gather 5K Sandwich, timeoutproductions.com

11/20/11 Annual Essex Lions Turkey Trot Road Race Essex, 978-768-6212, turkeytrot@ essexmalions.com, essexmalions.com 11/24/11 Boston Volvo 5K Boston, 800-

8/5/11 BetterRide Mountain Bike Skills Camp TBA, 970-3358226, Info@BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net 8/13/11 Bike MS: NH Seacoast Escape Stratham, 800-3444867, bikemsgne@nmss.org, bikemsgne.org 8/21/11 Hampshire 100 Greenfield, 603-344-4233, rswhitney@ comcast.net, hampshire100. com

Marathon/half Marathon

11/6/11 Manchester City Marathon Manchester, 603-540-3146, manchestermarathon@ yahoo.com, cityofmanchestermarathon. com

Multisport 9/24/11 Pitch Pine Challenge Tamworth, 603-520-8268, vaccarov13@hotmail.com, PitchPineTri.com 9/25/11 Volcanothon Ossipee, 603-520-8268, vaccarov13@ hotmail.com, Volcanothon.com

9/25/11 Clarence Demar Marathon Keene, demar_race@yahoo. com, clarencedemar.com

10/3/11 Pinnacle Challenge Newport, 603-863-1332, PJ@TeamPinnacle.org, team-pinnacle.org

running

NEW HAMPSHIRE

10/1/11 New Hampshire Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Bristol, 603-744-3335, race@ nhmarathon.com, nhmarathon. com

7/9/11 Newton’s Revenge, Pinkham Notch, newtonsrevenge.com

10/2/11 Rockfest Marathon and Half Marathon Hampton, hamptonrockfest.com

Winners Circle Turkey Trot Newburyport, 978-2701398, jnwile@comcastnet, runthecircle.com

CyCling

6/4/11 Spirit of Recovery 5K Dover, 603-315-8766, mplilly@aol. com, spiritofrecovery5k.org Will Run for Beer 5K Newmarket, 603-659-2824, info@locorunning.com, locorunning.com


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CALENDAR [ northeast ] 6/11/11 Market Square Day Road Race Portsmouth, 630-610-5521, bmassar@ proportsmouth.org, proportsmouth.org 6/18/11 Mt. Washington Road Race Gorham, 603-863-2537-, mountwashingtonroadrace. com Six in the Stix, Western NH Trail Run Series #1 Newport, 603-863-7678, brian@teampinnacle.org, team-pinnacle.org 6/25/11 Plaistow Old Home Day 5K Road Race Plaistow, 603-3828989, drvitale@drjamesvitale. com, plaistowoldhomeday.com Western NH Trail Run Series #2 Claremont, 603-863-7678, brian@team-pinnacle.org, team-pinnacle.org 6/26/11 Annual Cranmore Hill Climb/ USATF Mountain Running Championships North Conway, 603-367-8676, info@ whitemountainmilers.com, whitemountainmilers.com 7/4/11 Bradford 5K Road Race Bradford, 603-938-5504, triad@mcttececom.com, Minuteman Classic Road Race Concord, 978-369-6460, tliakos@concordma.gov, 7/16/11 Annual Bill Luti 5 Miler Concord, 603-863-2537, racetime@gsrs.com, gsrs.com Wicked Wildcat Wonder, Western NH Trail Run Series #3 Charlestown, 603-863-7678, brian@team-pinnacle.org, team-pinnacle.org 8/3/11 New Hampshire State Police D.A.R.E. Classic 5K Road Race Loudon, 603-271-2877, Maureen.E.Steer@dos.nh.gov, dareclassic.com 8/6/11 XTERRA Stoked, Western NH

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Trail Run Series #4 Hanover, 603-863-7678, brian@teampinnacle.org, team-pinnacle.org 8/20/11 Frenzy in the Forest, Western NH Trail Run Series #5 Sunapee, 603-863-7678, brian@team-pinnacle.org, team-pinnacle.org Londonderry Lundgren 5K Race Londonderry, 603434-1153, lemnhxc@aol.com, oldhomeday.com 8/28/11 CHaD Hero Half Marathon and Relay Hanover, 603-6503431, chadhalf@hitchcock.org, chadhalf.org 9/10/11 Farnum Five.5, Western NH Trail Run Series #6 Lebanon, 603-863-7678, brian@teampinnacle.org, team-pinnacle.org Lake Winnipesaukee Relay Weirs Beach, 978-537-7294, mark.fontaine@comcast.net, northmedfordclub.org 9/17/11 New Balance Reach the Beach Relay Series´è_New Hampshire Franconia Notch State Park, john@rtbrelay.com, rtbrelay.com

11/19/11 Gift of Warmth Turkey Trot Wolfeboro, 603-569-5639, wolferecassist@metrocast. net, wolfeboronh.us

NEW JERSEY CyCling

6/3/11 BetterRide Mountain Bike Skills Camp TBA, 970-3358226, Info@BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net 6/11/11 Revolutionary Ramble Madison, 973-714-5295, cyclejim.h@gmail.com, rambleride.org/ 6/13/11 4th Annual Pedaling For Prevention ---The Anti-Burn Ride Livingston, 910-686-0026, mzrace@OYMP.net, OYMP.net 9/24/11 Central Jersey 200K Central New Jersey, rba@njrando.com, njrando.com

Marathon/half Marathon 8/28/11 WILD HALF Wildwoods, NJ, 8563087523, lredrow@ cgiracing.com, cgiracing.com

9/24/11 A Pleasant Climb, Western NH Trail Run Series #7 New London, 603-863-7678, brian@ team-pinnacle.org, teampinnacle.org

9/11/11 Danskin Triathlon Series_—”Sandy Hook Highlands, 877-221-9665, info@danskintriathlon.net, xxtramile.com

10/1/11 New Hampshire Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Bristol, 603-744-3335, race@ nhmarathon.com, nhmarathon. com

10/16/11 Asbury Park Marathon and Relay Asbury Park, 732-5781771, evart2@verizon.net, runasburypark.org

10/2/11 Smuttynose Rockfest Hampton, 603-659-2824, info@ locorunning.com, locorunning. com 11/13/11 Seacoast Half Marathon Portsmouth, 603-4301212, racedirector@ seacoasthalfmarathon.com, seacoasthalfmarathon.com

Atlantic City Marathon Atlantic City, 609-822-1167, 141, acmarathon@jccatlantic.org, ACMarathon.org

Multisport 6/5/11 Belleplain Triathlon/ Duathlon/Aquabike Woodbine, 856-547-0744, info@ gdqtri.com, dqtridu.com

Father’s Day Road Race & Fun Walk June 19 | Easton, Mass. This mostly flat course winds through the scenic North Easton Village and around Ames Long Pond in Stoughton. Childrensmuseumineaston.org


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CALENDAR [ NORTHEAST ] 6/26/11 Patanella’s Doc and Sok Sprint Triathlon Watchung, Greenbrookracing@aol.com, greenbrookracing.com/ 7/6/11 Splash and Dash Swim/Run Duathlon Marlton Lakes, 856858-7835, cisellers@verizon. net, dqtridu.com 7/16/11 Sunset Challenge Triathlon (Sprint/Olympic) & Duathlon Bridgeton, 856-468-0010, lin-mark@lin-mark.com, linmark.com 7/23/11 NEW JERSEY STATE TRIATHLON WEST WINDSOR, 8563087523, lredrow@ cgiracing.com, cgiracing.com 8/14/11 Tuckahoe Triathlon Beesley Point, contact@citytri.com, citytri.com CO-ED Patanella’s Revolutionary Triathlon Morristown, Greenbrookracing@aol.com, greenbrookracing.com/ 8/28/11 SheROX Triathlon - Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park, barb@ phillytri.com, sheroxtri.com 9/3/11 DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes Marlton, 856-858-7835, cisellers@verizon.net, dqtridu. com 9/10/11 Shoreman 1/2 Iron Distance Triathlon/Aqua Bike Port Republic, 609-509-0987, cisellers@verizon.net, dqtridu. com/half.htm 9/11/11 Ocean City Triathlon Ocean City, contact@citytri.com, citytri.com

Challenge Convent Station, 908-902-8587, mzrace@OYMP. net, OYMP.net

9/18/11 Patanella’s Buckman Triathlon Lebanon, Greenbrookracing@aol.com, greenbrookracing.com/

11/6/11 7th Annual Run with the Vikings 5K Monmouth Junction, 732-718-6051, ggcfsafe@comcast.net, rwtv5k.com

10/2/11 Bassman International Distance Triathlon Tuckerton, info@citytri.com, citytri.com

11/24/11 Ashenfelter 8K Classic & 1 Mile Romp Glen Ridge, 973809-9311, dan@dtmurphy.com, ashenfelterclassic.com

10/9/11 Dottie’s House End of Season Duathlon Seaside Park, 856-858-7835, cisellers@ verizon.net, dqtridu.com Dottie’s House End of Season Triathlon Seaside Park, 856-858-7835, cisellers@ verizon.net, dqtridu.com

RUNNING 6/19/11 9th annual ACS Run For Dad West Windsor, mzrace@OYMP. net, OYMP.net

NEW YORK CYCLING

6/5/11 Tour de Brooklyn Brooklyn, events@transalt.org, tourdebrooklyn.org 6/18/11 10th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race Wilmington, 518-946-2255, info@whitefacerace.com, whitefacerace.com Ride to Montauk New York, ridetomontauk.com

6/27/11 Fitzgerald’s 1928 Lager Run Glen Ridge, 973-8099311, dan@dtmurphy.com, fitzgeralds1928.com

7/10/11 Tour de Queens Queens, events@transalt.org, tourdequeens.org

7/1/11 23rd Running Investors Savings Bank Sunset Classic Morris Township, mzrace@OYMP.net, OYMP.net

8/13/11 Wildcat Epic 100 Bike race New Paltz, 845 256 8073, gunter@adventure-junction. com, wildcatepic.com

7/23/11 2nd Annual Jersey Shore Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk Long Branch, 202-628-0123, eehrlich@ccalliance.org, undy5000.org

8/19/11 BetterRide Downhill Mountain Bike Camp TBA, 970-335-8226, Info@ BetterRide.net, BetterRide.net

10/1/11 2nd Annual Soles for Faith Newark, 908-902-8587, mzrace@OYMP.net, OYMP.net

Skylands Duathlon Clinton, skylandstri@gmail.com, skylandstri.com

10/9/11 CJ Strides for Babies Walkathon Jersey City, 908902-8587, mzrace@oymp.net, oymp.net

Skylands Triathlon Clinton, skylandstri@gmail.com, skylandstri.com

10/30/11 9th Annual Safe Dating

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9/17/11 Bassman Fall Sprint & Half Distance Triathlon Tuckerton, info@citytri.com, citytri.com

9/18/11 NYC Century Bike Tour New York, events@transalt.org, nyccentury.org 9/25/11 Bike MS Southern NYC 2011 NYC, bikeMSnyc.org,

MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 6/12/11 Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon Lake

Fairfield Road Races June 25-26 | Fairfield, Conn. The 31st annual race is hosted by the Fairfield Firefighters and features bands along the course and a post-race beach party with food and live music. Fairfieldhalf.org


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CALENDAR [ NORTHEAST ] Placid, 518-524-1960, info@ lakeplacidmarathon.com, LakePlacidMarathon.com 8/25/11 Self-Transcendence Marathon Nyack, 718-297 2556, ny@srichinmoyraces.org, srichinmoyraces.org/us 9/4/11 Monster Marathon and Half Marathon Virgil, 607-6594686, rmh12@cornell.edu, fingerlakesrunners.org 9/18/11 Rochester Marathon & Half Marathon Rochester, 585264-1480, nmau@arthritis.org, rochestermarathon.com 9/24/11 Hamptons Marathon and Half-Marathon East Hampton, diane@hamptonsmarathon. com, hamptonsmarathon.com 10/2/11 Wineglass Marathon Corning, 607-974-4668, marathon@ wineglassrunningclub.com, wineglassmarathon.com Divas Half Marathon at Long Island Uniondale, continentalroadracing.com

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10/9/11 Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon and Half Marathon Albany, 518810-8427, racedirector@ mohawkhudsonmarathon.com, mohawkhudsonmarathon.com 10/16/11 The Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon Syracuse, 315-403-8268, info@ empirestatemarathon.com, empirestatemarathon.com 11/6/11 ING New York City Marathon New York, 212-423-2249, marathonmailer@nyrrc.org, ingnycmarathon.org

MULTISPORT

JackRabbit 5-Week Open Water Swim Intensive Brighton Beach, jackrabbitsports.com

6/26/11 NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL TRIATHLON Stanfordville, NYTRI.org

6/5/11 Town of Islip Great South Bay East Islip Marina, eventpower@aol.com, eventpowerli.com

NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL DUATHLON Stanfordville, NYTRI.org

Great South Bay Triathlon Islip, eventpower@aol.com, eventpowerli.com 6/12/11 Hopewell Triathlon Hopewell Jct, 845-505-1211, tim@ espraces.com, hopewelltri.com NEW YORK TRIATHLON SERIES #1 Suffern, NYTRI.org

6/4/11 PAWLING TRIATHLON Pawling, NYTRI.org

NEW YORK BIATHLON SERIES #1 Suffern, NYTRI.org

Patanella’s Pancake Sprint Triathlon Staten Island, greenbrookracing@aol.com, greenbrookracing.com/

6/23/11 Mossman Lake Placid Multisport Training Camp 2010 Lake Placid, 203 530 3650, ironmancrt@aol.com, teammossman.com

Brian Moorman PUNT Triathlon Buffalo, 716-8306703, eclipsemultisport@ gmail.com, TRIWNY.com

6/25/11 North Country Triathlon Hague, info@northcountrytri. com, northcountrytri.com

QuakerMan Triathlon & Duathlon Orchard Park, NY, 716830-6703, eclipsemultisport@ gmail.com, TRIWNY.com 7/9/11 Liberty Island Swim New York, info@nycswim.org, nycswim.org 7/10/11 Mighty North Fork Triathlon Southold, eventpower@aol. com, eventpowerli.com 7/17/11 Tri ‘N Du Putnam Triathlon/ Duathlon Carmel, 7/24/11 Hudson Valley Triathlon/ Biathlon Saugerties, NYTRI.org Columbia Muddy Buddy New York Stony Point, 1-800311-1255, http://muddy-buddy. competitor.com/register/, muddybuddy.com

Ironman Lake Placid Lake Placid, 352-243-0948, ironmanlakeplacid.com 8/13/11 West Point ToughKids” Triathlon” West Point, 845325-3439, wptri@yahoo.com, westpointtri.com 8/14/11 NEW YORK TRIATHLON SERIES #2 Suffern, NYTRI.org NEW YORK BIATHLON SERIES #2 Suffern, nytri.org 8/27/11 Esopus Triathlon Tour Esopus, esopuspreservation. org 8/28/11 Runner’s Edge -TOBAY Triathlon Oyster Bay, 516-3497649, spolansky@aol.com, runnersedgetobaytriathlon. com World Police & Fire Games Queens, NYTRI.org 9/4/11 NEW YORK CITY BIATHLON New York, NYTRI.org

9/10/11 Inaugural Wheel and Heel Triathlon and Duathlon Duchess City, NYTRI.org 9/11/11 Mighty Hamptons Olympic Triathlon Sag Harbor, 631-2837400, eventpower@aol.com, eventpowerli.com Self-Transcendence SwimRun at Lake Welch Beach Stony Point, 516-710-8084, nyswimrun@srichinmoyraces.org, us.srichinmoyraces.org/nyswimrun Toughman Half Croton Point, toughmantri.com 9/24/11 Nickel City Elite Championship Triathlon Buffalo, NY, 716-830-6703, eclipsemultisport@gmail.com, TRIWNY.com 9/25/11 TrIslip Sprint Triathlon Bay Shore, eventpower@aol.com, eventpowerli.com 10/1/11 MightyMan Sprint Triathlon Montauk, 631-283-7400, eventpower@aol.com, eventpowerli.com


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CALENDAR [ NORTHEAST ] 10/2/11 CENTRAL PARK BIATHLON New York, NYTRI.org

competitorgroup.com, muddybuddy.com

MightyMan Olympic & Half Distances Triathlon Montauk, 631-283-7400, eventpower@ aol.com, eventpowerli.com

6/25/11 Front Runners New York Lesbian and Gay Pride Run New York City, nyrr.org

10/23/11 Carl Hart Fall Duathlon Islip, eventpower@aol.com, eventpowerli.com

6/26/11 2nd Annual Katie’s Run New Hyde Park, 516-352-7854, mike@nhpfh.com, katiesrun. com/

OUTDOORS 10/2/11 Bike MS Southern NY / NYC Tarrytown, bikeMSnyc.org,

RUNNING 6/5/11 Riverdale Ramble Bronx, 1 718 362 0606, lasagnaiphone@ gmail.com, vctconline.com 34rd Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race Wilmington NY, 518-946-2255, info@whitefacerace.com, WhitefaceRace.com 6/18/11 Columbia Muddy Buddy Buffalo Ellicottville, 1-800311-1255, muddybuddy@

The North Face GOGI 10K New York, ray@rayfuscoinc. com, getoutsidegi.com/ 8/14/11 Run for Kiva Brooklyn, NY, 718.788.6276, brooklynrrc@ aol.com, active.com/running/ brooklyn-ny/run4kiva-5k-2011 8/20/11 Turning Stone Races Verona, 401-437-8881, zachdollar@eidentsports.com, turningstoneraces.com 8/27/11 14th annual Altamont 5K Altamont, 518-861-6350, altamont5k@nycap.rr.com, altamont5k.org

9/4/11 3rd Annual World Trade Center Run to Remember New York, 212-696-6869, info@ wtcruntoremember.com, wtcruntoremember.com/

9/24/11 Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival Schroon Lake, 518 5327400, joelf@telenet.net, adirondackmarathon.org

9/10/11 Milton Harvest Festival 28 Mile Bike Ride Milton, 570742-8736, jeff@coupagency. com, miltonharvestfestival. com/races/bikerace.php

9/12/11 JackRabbit Beginning Running Level I New York, jackrabbitsports.com

10/2/11 NYRR Harry Murphy Cross Country Classic Brooklyn, nyrr.org

MARATHON/HALF MARATHON

9/13/11 JackRabbit Targeted Training for a Faster Finish New York, jackrabbitsports.com 9/14/11 JackRabbit Beginning Running Level II New York, jackrabbitsports.com JackRabbit Beginning Running Level I Brooklyn, jackrabbitsports.com 9/15/11 JackRabbit Beginning Running Level II New York, jackrabbitsports.com 9/17/11 The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run Northport, 631-757-4616, raceinfo@cowharborrace.com, cowharborrace.com

PENNSYLVANIA CYCLING

6/4/11 Mount Joy Road Race Mount Joy, proamcycling.com 6/10/11 BetterRide Mountain Bike Skills Camp Pittsburgh, 970335-8226, Info@BetterRide. net, BetterRide.net 6/25/11 Brownstown Road Race Brownstown, proamcycling.com 7/30/11 Kirkwood Road Race Kirkwood, proamcycling.com 8/20/11 Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Philly Blue Bell, teamlivestrong@livestrong. org, teamlivestrong.org

800-311-1255, rnrphilly@ competitorgroup.com, runrocknroll.com Erie Marathon at Presque Isle and Half Marathon Erie, 814-898-4472, eriemara@ yahoo.com, eriemarathon.org

6/4/11 God’s Country Marathon Coudersport, 888-7688372, potter@penn.com, godscountrymarathon.com

10/2/11 Johnstown Marathon Johnstown, 814-535-8381, vclark@johnstownpaymca.org, johnstownpaymca.org/events/ events_marathon.shtml

6/12/11 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathon Wyomissing, stephanweiss@comcast.net, uberendurancesports.com

10/9/11 Steamtown Marathon Scranton, RaceCommittee@ hotmail.com, SteamtownMarathon.com

8/21/11 Drake Well Marathon Titusville, jbeechey@ zoominternet.net, drakewellmarathon.com

11/13/11 Harrisburg Marathon and Relay Harrisburg, 717-232-9622, chad.krebs@ymcaharrisburg. org, harrisburgmarathon.com

9/11/11 Lehigh Valley Hospital Marathon Allentown, g.yasso@vianet.org, vianet.org/ events/marathon

MULTISPORT

9/18/11 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Philadelphia,

6/5/11 BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON Lehighton, 8563087523, lredrow@cgiracing.com, cgiracing.com

Hopewell Triathlon

www.hopewelltri.com

June 12th, 2011

Red Wing Park, Hopewell Jct, NY 500 Yd Swim,10 Mi Bike, 5K Run Benefits The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Presented by:

Beacon Triathlon & Duathlon July 10th, 2011

www.beacontri.com

Long Dock Park-Beacon, NY Duathlon: 1 Mi Run / 11 Mi Bike / 3 Mi Run Triathlon: 500 Yd Swim/11 Mi Bike/3 Mi Run Presented by:

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September 24, 2011 Hamptons Marathon & Half-Marathon in East Hampton, NY • Join us for the 5th annual race and travel down wooded roads, past gorgeous beaches on a USATF certified course. • Train with us this summer: Sunday morning runs from Gubbins East Hampton start Memorial Day Weekend. NYC training runs available through JackRabbit Sports. For training info, email us at

training@hamptonsmarathon.com • Use as a Boston Qualifier or a NYC Marathon training run. • ChronoTrack Timing, prize money, course entertainment, fabulous T-shirts, medals and schwag bags for all participants, pre-race refreshments, stretching & massage, post-race party. FIELD SIZE LIMITED

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RUNNING TIMES

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CALENDAR [ NORTHEAST ] Independence Triathlon Quakertown, 856-468-0010, nsemmel@piranha-sports.com, piranha-sports.com 6/18/11 Oyster Urban Adventure Race Pittsburg, 877-3282783, info@tppevents.com, OysterRacingSeries.com 6/25/11 Philadelphia Insurance Sprint Triathlon Philadelphia, phillytri.com 2011 Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - Sprint Distance and Kids Race Philadelphia, 610-687-3955, barb@phillytri. com, phillytri.com 6/26/11 Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon Philadelphia, phillytri.com Philadelphia Insurance Olympic Triathlon Philadelphia, info@phillytri. com, phillytri.com 2011 Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - Olympic Distance Race Philadelphia, 610-6873955, barb@phillytri.com, phillytri.com 7/10/11 Go Diva Triathlon Philadelphia, 856-308-7522, mredrow@cgiracing.com, cgiracing.com

10/16/11 TriRock Gettysburg Hanover, 1-800-311-1255, trirock@ competitorgroup.com, trirockseries.com

OUTDOORS 10/1/11 Urban Dare Philadelphia Philadelphia, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@urbandare.com, urbandare.com

RUNNING

9/24/11 Amica 19.7 Newport Middletown, 401-437-8881, brewer@eidentsports.com, amicatriathlonseries.com/ Newport/

RUNNING 6/2/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org

6/11/11 The Original Mud Run Philadelphia, info@ theoriginalmudrun.com, theoriginalmudrun.com/

6/9/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org

6/19/11 Father’s Day 5K/10K Pittsburgh, (412) 572-6830, jerryl22002@yahoo.com, fathersday5k.com/index.html

6/11/11 Matthew Siravo Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Epilepsy Kingston, 401-789-7330, rsiravo@cox.net, mattyfund. org

9/24/11 Eagle National Bank Run Walk to Fight Breast Cancer Drexel Hill, races2run.com

7/31/11 Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race, adventure race Pittsburgh, 856-4680010, nsemmel@piranhasports.com, piranha-sports. com

RHODE ISLAND

9/18/11 Marshman Triathlon Downingtown, 856-468-0010, nsemmel@piranha_sports. com, piranha-sports.com

7/10/11 Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island Providence, 401-4378881, brewer@eidentsports. com, ironmanrhodeisland.com

6/5/11 Rhody 5K Road Race Lincoln, 401-723-3200---, rhody5k@ twinriver.com, rhody5K.com

10/7/11 Ragnar Relay Pennsylvania Lancaster to Mt. Pocono, info@ ragnarrelay.com, ragnarrelay. com/race/pennsylvania

8/21/11 Cannonman Triathlon Bedford County, nsemmel@ piranha-sports.com, piranhasports.com

MULTISPORT

6/4/11 Rothrock Trail Challenge State College, rothrockchallenge.com

7/17/11 Patriot’s Triathlon, Half Lite 50 Bath, 856-468-0010, nsemmel@piranha-sports.com, piranha-sports.com

8/7/11 SheROX Triathlon Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, barb@phillytri.com, sheroxtri. com

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10/2/11 IRONMAN 70.3 - Pocono Mountains Stroudsburg, matt@phillytri.com, ironmanpoconomountains. com/home

CYCLING

6/5/11 Ocean State Tour de Cure Narragansett, Rhode Island, 401-351-0498 x 3499, mnetto@ diabetes.org, main.diabetes. org/Oceanstatetour 6/6/11 Ocean State Tour de Cure Narragansett, Rhode Island, 401-351-0498-x-3499, mnetto@ diabetes.org, main.diabetes. org/Oceanstatetour

MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 10/16/11 Amica Marathon Newport, 401-437-8881, brewer@ eidentsports.com, amicamarathon.com

6/16/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org 6/19/11 Will Speck Memorial Race 5K Cranston, 401-714-0168, willspeckmemorial@hotmail. com, willspeckmemorial.org 6/20/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org 6/23/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org 7/4/11 42nd Annual Arnold Mills Four Mile Road Race Cumberland, 401-6580831, kenwood2@cox.net, arnoldmillsparade.com 7/7/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org


[ NORTHEAST ] CALENDAR 7/9/11 Little Compton Road Race Little Compton, 401-635-8472, ucclcri@cox.net, 7/14/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org 7/21/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org 7/28/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org 8/4/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org 8/6/11 Cumberlandfest 5K Road Race Cumberland, 401-6580831, kenwood2@cox.net, cumberlandfest.org 8/7/11 American Cancer Society DetermiNation: Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon Providence, 603-471-4124, holly.maki@cancer.org, acsdetermination.org Run 4 Kerri Road Race Matunuck, 401-792-3316, kathy@run4kerri.com, run4kerri.com 8/11/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org 8/18/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org 8/21/11 Common Fence Point 5 Mile Road Race Portsmouth, 401714-4581, katjonkkd@cox.net, oplusracemanagement.com 8/25/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org 9/1/11 Red Rooster Ramble 5 Mile Road Road Race Series Warren, 978-502-0085, dasimrun@yahoo.com, rirr.org

9/11/11 JCCRI 5K Sponsored by The Miriam Hospital Providence, 401-861-8800, lmongeau@ jccri.org, jccri.org

7/17/11 Vermont Sun Triathlon #2 Salisbury, 802-462-2999, jerrod@rushtonsports.com, rushtonsports.com

9/25/11 Hasboro Children’s Hospital 5K and 10K Providence, equinn@Lifespan.org, lifespan. org/hch/events/walk

Fairlee Triathlon Fairlee, eric@streamlineevents.com, fairleetri.com

10/2/11 Hasbro Children’s Hospital Walk Providence, 401-4446800, lwren@lifespan.org, dmsesports.com Providence Ronald McDonald House Women’s Classic 5K Race & 3K Walk Providence, 401-683-8686, info@prmhclassic.org, prmhclassic.org 10/9/11 Gloria Gemma 5K Providence, 401-861-HERO, 5k@gloriagemma.org, gloriagemma5k.org 11/5/11 NEARI Children’s Fund 5K Run Warwick, 401-463-9630, kjenkins@nea.org, neari.org 11/19/11 Turkey Trot Charity Road Race Providence, 401-433-6360, dsullivan@ cityofeastprov.com, eastprovidenceri.net

VERMONT CYCLING

6/2/11 Tour de Kingdom Derby, 802334-8511, nschneeberger@ orleansrecreation.org, tourdekingdom.org 7/30/11 Ride to Cure Diabetes Burlington, 214-912-2648, keithgrust@yahoo.com, ride. jdrfdallas.org/ride.html

MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 7/10/11 Mad Marathon and Half Marathon Waitsfield, 802496-5393, info@madmarathon. com, madmarathon.com

8/7/11 Lake Dunmore Triathlon Salisbury, 802-462-2999, jerrod@rushtonsports.com, rushtonsports.com Kingdom Triathlon/ Aquaman Morgan, 802334-8511, nschneeberger@ orleansrecreation.org, kingdomtriathlon.org 8/20/11 USAT Age Group National Championship Burlington, 719-597-9090 ext 118, nationalevents@usatriathlon. org, usatnationalevents.org 8/21/11 USAT Age Group National Championship Burlington, 719-597-9090-ext-11, nationalevents@usatriathlon. org, usatnationalevents.org 8/28/11 Branbury Classic Triathlon Salisbury, 802-462-2999, jerrod@rushtonsports.com, rushtonsports.com

RUNNING 6/18/11 Green Mountain Relay Jeffersonville to Bennington, 303-800-5353, paul@ timberlineevents.com, greenmountainrelay.com 7/3/11 Montpelier Mile Montpelier, 802-229-9409, thefolks@ onionriver.com, onionriver.com 7/9/11 Bear Swamp Run Middlesex, 802-223-7351, nrobinson@ comcast.net, cvrunners.org 7/16/11 Vermont 100 Endurance Run and Ride West Windsor, vermont100.com

10/16/11 Green Mountain Marathon South Hero, gmm@gmaa.net, gmaa.net/GMMinfo.html

MULTISPORT 6/26/11 Vermont Sun Triathlon #1 Salisbury, 802-462-2999, jerrod@rushtonsports.com, rushtonsports.com

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The Long Run By scott Jurek

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gradually into training. The most obvious benefit of racSelection should be based on the ing flats is that they’re lighter. They distance you’ll be training for and initiate quicker turnover and studracing, as well as the amount of ies demonstrate that lighter shoes cushioning and support you desire. reduce energy costs up to 3 percent, Racing footwear can a small number that can be grouped by shape add up to significant time The key to and fit: Shorter distance savings over the course success is shoes are more form of a distance event. I also knowing the fitting and have less believe that running in benefits and outsole surface area; minimalist shoes connects the feet to the ground, aldisadvantages, longer distance shoes have more cushioning lowing the brain to realize matching a flat and support. If you’re acmore sensory information. to your goals customed to running in This promotes body awareand properly highly supportive, cushness that leads to natural introducing the ioned shoes, start with a form adjustments. Racing longer distance flat even flats can provide most of new footwear if you’re planning to run the benefits of barefoot into training a shorter race. Get fit by running; they can also and racing. a trusted specialty runease the transition from ning retailer to find the running shod to barefoot. pair that conforms best to the shape Before you take off in flats, you of your feet. should know the disadvantages. AcGive yourself time to adapt to the cording to the author of “The Lore of new footwear. Injuries result from Running,” Dr. Tim Noakes, “Minimal shoes and racing flats can cause sore training too much, too soon in flats and, in the case of racing, too little, feet, add stress on the musculosktoo soon. Six to eight weeks before eletal system and increase the risk the event in which you want to wear for injury.” To help counter these your flats, make sure to do short potential drawbacks, flats need to be recovery runs in your new shoes selected properly and incorporated

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one to two times per week, and a shorter speed or tempo session once per week. If you’re using the flats as your training shoes, start out by only wearing them to complete 5 to 10 percent of your weekly mileage, broken up into one to two easy recovery runs. Continue to increase the amount of racing flat mileage by 5 to 10 percent each week; at four to six weeks, racing flats can be worn for training at faster paces. It’s a good idea to alternate running in flats with different shoes on a weekly basis because this will require your musculoskeletal system to use different muscles, which can reduce overuse injuries. Keep in mind that the lighter the flat, the quicker they will break down—you might need to replace flats sooner than other shoes. Always pay attention to your body and return to more supportive trainers if you feel an injury coming on. Each runner is unique and adapts to minimalist running differently. Race and train light, but run smart. Based in Boulder, Colo., Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the Western States 100-mile trail run. Read more from Scott at Competitor.com.

Photo by Brad Kaminski

inimalist running shoes are popping up left and right, but this style has long been available in the form of racing flats and spikes. While some runners might feel intimidated by racing flats, rest assured: Racing flats are for everyone.


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By Jackie Holt

WhatIfCreditUnions.com Dragon Boat Festival July 30, 2011 Social groups and businesses alike embrace the sport of dragon boating because it builds camaraderie and a sense of “team”.

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or many, competing a marathon is the ultimate running challenge. Most people that decide to tackle that challenge may start with a half marathon and build their way up. Thirty-three year old Marisa Vest, however, is going straight for the full with only a few 10k’s under her belt. “Some of my friends think I’m crazy for jumping straight into the full,” said Vest, who kicks off her training for the November 12, 2011, SunTrust Richmond Marathon on June 4 with the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team in Richmond. “This just seemed like the right thing to do at the right time,” she claimed when referencing her decision to run America’s Friendliest Marathon. The SunTrust Richmond Marathon is a great marathon for both first-timers and vets. The scenic course takes runners through some of Richmond’s most historic neighborhoods, culminating with a downhill finish in the heart of downtown. On-course support features live bands, DJs, spirit groups and Party Zones guaranteed to give runners an extra burst of energy. Unique features including junk food stops and wet washcloths along the course, as well as hot pizza and a complimentary massage greet runners at the finish line. Vest has taken part in some local 5k’s and 10k’s but is now ready to kick her running routine up to the next level. “The longest race distance I’ve done officially is a 10k, but the longest I’ve done on my own is 10 miles or so,” she said. “I needed this training to up my distance. I think I’ve just plateaued. I usually run 4-5 miles and then I’m done.” 66 Competitor June 2011

Just like the Daubers that built the mud walls and houses of the Citie of Henricus, you have a chance to relive your childhood with plenty of messy mud in this 5-mile run. Marisa Vest claimed she has “played around” with the idea of running a marathon before. She said, “Now that my [race] times have been getting faster, I was curious to see how long I can keep up that pace. I wondered if I could up the distance.” As part of any marathon training program, weekend long runs will gradually increase to help Vest work her way up to 26.2 miles. The training program that Vest will follow has built-in recovery weeks. During these recovery weeks, the long run distance decreases to allow the body to recover, which is a practical training tip to build confidence and avoid injury. Vest said, “I’m afraid of injury. I don’t have any problems now, but I don’t want to develop them. I think the training program will help avoid all that.” One of the keys to successful marathon training is to avoid over-training. A body requires proper rest after long runs. Runners should not be afraid to take a day off and should be open-minded about changing training habits. In Marisa Vest’s case, what works for a 10k race may not work for a marathon, especially when it comes to nutrition and hydration. Area training groups may be a good resource for topics like these. If you are interested in joining Marisa Vest in running the 34th annual SunTrust Richmond Marathon on November 12, register today at www.richmondmarathon.org. “I think everyone does a marathon for a reason,” she said. “I needed something for myself. I needed something that I’m doing for me and not for anyone else.”

Anthem Moonlight Ride August 13, 2011

Howl at the full moon and celebrate the joy of cycling at the annual Anthem Moonlight Ride.

Patrick Henry Half Marathon August 27, 2011

Named for Hanover County’s famous Colonialera patriot, Patrick Henry, who proclaimed the Revolutionary War’s rallying cry, “give me liberty or give me death,” the 13.1-mile race traverses both rolling countryside and Ashland’s scenic railroad district.


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[ SOUTHEAST ] ON THE RADAR F NUTRITION

Better Baking Though Georgia peach desserts are the epitome of good-ole, Southeastern treats, they are also a calorie bomb. Florida Nutritionist Tara Gidus shows us how to keep the flavor while trimming some of the fat and sugar in one of the region’s most beloved desserts.

Race Ready

Our picks for great Southeastern races to mark on your calendar.

Cycling photo by KyelKuykendallPhotography; Peaches photo by iStockphoto.com/Mixmike

BRAG: Bicycle Ride Across Georgia June 4-11 | Atlanta

Cyclophiles can ride and brag about it during the BRAG: Bicycle Ride Across Georgia. Riders will travel at their own pace along a scenic route that takes them through the back roads of Eastern Georgia. Guides will dish out facts about historical monuments throughout the course. Daytime temperatures in the 90s are typical. Brag.org

BRAG covers 391 miles in seven days.

Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy

Baltimore Women’s Classic

Now in its 12th year, the Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy is the oldest triathlon series in South Florida. The race features a half-mile swim, a 20-mile bike ride and a 5.2mile run that takes participants around the picturesque Biscayne Bay. Finishers receive a medal and earn points toward the series championships. Multirace.com

This 5K run is dedicated to promoting fitness while raising awareness about women’s health issues. Race organizers believe that athletic accomplishments are measured by healthy attitudes and dedication to reaching personal goals, not perfect race times. The race benefits women and families affected by gynecologic cancer. Baltimorewomen sclassic.com

June 19, July 17, Aug. 14 and Sept. 18 Key Biscayne, Fla.

June 26 | Baltimore, Md.

Georgia Peach Crisp Original approximate calorie count: 440 Servings Per Recipe: 6 Ingredients: 6 cups sliced fresh ¼ teaspoon nutmeg peaches ½ cup soft butter 1 tablespoon lemon ¹⁄3 cup pecans juice ½ teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup liquid honey 2 tablespoons apricot 1 cup all-purpose flour nectar 1 cup rolled oats 2 tablespoons orange ¹⁄3 cup firmly packed juice brown sugar 1 pinch ginger ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Makeover Approximate calorie count: 248 Servings Per Recipe: 6 Ingredients: 4 cups sliced fresh 3 tablespoons packed Georgia peaches brown sugar 2 tablespoons brown ¼ cup whole wheat sugar or non-nutriflour tive sweetener 2 tablespoons ground OR ¼ cup white grape flax seeds juice concentrate ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon rum ¼ teaspoon nutmeg extract ¼ cup canola oil For the topping: 1 beaten egg ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup Georgia pecans, chopped

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Eat Light and Often, or Suffer the Consequences

C ADVICE

Q:

When it comes to energy for exercise, which is better: fats or carbs? Carbs are your body’s preferred source of energy. Your body will burn carbs preferably to anything else. Fat is also a source of energy, of course, but carbs will help replenish muscle glycogen, which is the primary fuel source during exercise.

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What are the biggest fad diets right

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I think low carb is still popular and I hear a lot of people doing things like the Flat Belly Diet. I often hear athletes turning to the Paleo diet. I also see people tempted by the detox and quick fixes.

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Which diet presents the biggest health

other foods in order to have the energy we need to keep our body processes going and perform at our highest potential.

risks? Any diet that eliminates entire food groups is risky. We need all food groups, like grains, vegetables, fruit, dairy or dairy alternative, meat or meat alternative and even small amounts of fats, and the variety of nutrients that they provide to live. Carbs, protein and fat are essential macronutrients, but we also need a combination of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants from

What kind of nutritional mantras/ philosophies do you emphasize to your athletes? Eat light and eat often. You will store fat too easily if you eat too much in one sitting and you will become hungry and waste muscle if you allow yourself to get too hungry. Athletes tend to risk getting hungry and their performance and body composition can suffer.

Maryland’s rank on StateMaster.com’s list of most physically active states.

Percentageo f risk injury among participants who didn’t stretch before a run for three months, as surveyed by USA Track and Field.

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Number of seconds in which teen running phenomenon Kirani James ran his 400m victory at the Southeastern Conference Championships in Fayetteville, N.C.

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“Many marathoners need to put in miles at the track to help their running economy and form. However, there’s a misconception that you need to run your fastest or at 100 percent, but this isn’t necessary. An 80 to 95 percent effort is good as long as you run where it’s challenging but under control. You don’t need to increase your speed. Instead, increase your repetitions and/or distance, or even shorten your recovery interval.” Bob Dozoretz is a certified American Sport Education Program coach who was voted Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004 by the Sun-Sentinel and the Best Running Coach in 2004 by Florida Sports. For more advice, e-mail yourcoachbob@ aol.com.

To submit an item for [ On The Radar ] contact Ccalbay@competitorgroup. com.

ALL STORIES BY CIELESTIA CALBAY

Gidus photo by Timothy Tew; Food photo by iStockphoto.com/adlifemarketing; Training Advice photo by Bob Dozoretz

Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N, a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, fitness and health, is the team dietitian for the Orlando Magic NBA and nutrition consultant to the University of Florida’s athletic department. She owns Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting in Orlando and has completed seven marathons, including the Boston Marathon.

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ON THE RADAR [ SOUTHEAST ]  TRAIL GUIDE

Big Cypress Swamp Boardwalk Trail

TOP SHOP

Capital City Runners 1866 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, Fla. Capcityrunners.com

Capital City Runners stemmed from an idea Theresa Brennan had over lunch with Karen Harvey while they gabbed about how both their husbands, Nate Brennan and Kevin Sullivan, aspired to open their own running store but needed The trail the extra push has been to pursue it. open to the public since So the women 2002. pushed their husbands, and the men opened a specialty running store in Tallahassee, Fla., in October 2010. A six-time Big 10 Champion, Brennan attended the University of Michigan, where he set multiple NCAA

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records in the indoor one mile, distance medley relay and 4x1mile relay. Also a Michigan alumnus, Sullivan was one of the best middle-distance runners in the NCAA after starting early with a 3:59 mile in high school. Together, the two bring their expertise to Capital City Runners to support, educate and challenge people of all ages and abilities to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The store has group runs every Monday at 6

p.m. that traverse through the Betton Hills subdivision in Tallahassee. Brennan and Sullivan tapped into their networks and brought on an elite group of experts that include fit and health specialists, massage therapists, chiropractors and nutritionists. Brennan says one-on-one customer attention is the store’s specialty. Capital City Runners also maintains its community connection by sponsoring local races and events.

Capital City Runners photos by Nate Brannen; Trail Guide photo by B A Bowen Photography

Runners looking for a break from their high-mileage training routine should look into the Big Cypress Swamp Boardwalk Trail, part of Goethe State Forest in Ocala, Fla. The easy, half-mile boardwalk trail is ideal for a scenic and relaxing walk. Exercise caution: There are several large tree roots, sharp rocks and muddy areas. Locals consider Big Cypress Swamp a hidden gem because of the picturesque surprise at the end of the trail: a towering cypress tree that’s more than 900 years old. The area is popular for its sawgrass prairies, tree islands and cypress strands. The best way to get there is to follow State Road 121 highway east from the U.S. Route19 highway or west from County Road 336 and look for Cow Creek Road. This dirt road leads north to the trail at the forest’s western edge.


Mile 11: Slay Dragon

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ON THE RADAR [ southeast ] the Florida Finest team in 2007, 2009 and 2011 for the Disney Marathon. Her first triathlon was Ironman Wisconsin in 2006. “A friend challenged me to compete and that year was particularly cold and miserable,” said Hanley-Pinto. “It was raining when we made it to the finish line. Everybody was freezing and I got lucky because my bike was so damaged and I was still able to run off it.” Despite the nasty weather, Hanley-Pinto finished 16th overall in the women’s division and qualified for the world championships on her first attempt at the distance. The Jacksonville, Fla., native says family motivated her to take up running. The youngest of three, Hanley-Pinto grew up watching her older brother and sister run cross-country in high school. “I wasn’t old enough to run with them so I’d watch them compete,” said Hanley-Pinto. “My parents say I started running before I started walking.”

“My parents sayi started runningbefore i startedwalking.”-

Jennifer Hanley-Pinto

has quite the athletic resume. Having completed three Ironmans, 13 half-Ironmans, 12 marathons and countless shorter races, the 32-year-old is determined to continue competing. She most recently won the Disney Princess Half-Marathon, where she outran a record 22,000 participants, finishing in 1 hour and 22 minutes. “It’s always a big girls weekend for me and my friends,” said HanleyPinto, who likes to take a nice ride around Clermont, Fla., the day before the Disney races. She’s competed in this particular race twice and was selected for

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Favorite LocaL restaurant: ➽ Tijuana Flats 1489 e. 17th st., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “It’s a nice hangout spot, and I love their Taco Tuesdays.” Favorite Pre-race MeaL: ➽ Chicken Parmesan at Carrabbas Italian Grill Favorite Post-race MeaL: ➽ Any juicy hamburger, fries and a Coke Favorite store: ➽ Lululemon Athletica 4812 river city Drive, Jacksonville, Fla. “I do recreational yoga to keep me healthy so I just love their clothing and their fun atmosphere.” Favorite shoes: ➽ Brooks Racer ST Favorite race: ➽ The Pensacola News Double Bridge 15K

better fitness

John B. Goode knows the importance resistance training plays in preventing injury, increasing coordination and improving stride length. Goode, who has trained many of atlanta’s elite, is the owner of Johnny B. Fit Personal training systems in rex, Ga. he emphasizes fewer repetitions with increased sets. Strength Training Schedule Three sets with 10 repetitions.

set of walking lunges (with dumbbells) 10 set of burpees reps (on yoga mat) each set of calf raises (on steps) Leg curls (on stability ball) crunches (on stability ball) curls (with bands) adductor (on yoga mat) Military press (with dumbbells) obliques (on yoga mat) adductor (on yoga mat) Plank (on yoga mat) Deadlift (with dumbbells)

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THE PENGUIN CHRONICLES [ BY JOHN BINGHAM ]

The power of each of us is amplified by all of us.

Summer was all about baseball when I was growing up. From the day school let out in June until we went back in September, there was always a baseball mitt hanging over the handlebars of my bicycle. If I were alone, I would throw the red rubber ball against the back wall of the house for hours. If I could find a friend, we’d play catch. If there were three of us, we’d play running the bases. If there were four of us, and one of us had a bat, we’d go to the field and play bounce or fly. With five boys we’d play “500,” where we’d earn points by catching the ball. What made baseball so great was that it could be played alone or in groups large and small. I’ve found the same to be true about running. Currently, I do much of my running and walking alone. It’s not so much by choice that I run alone but by circumstance. As I’ve done more solitary running, I’ve rediscovered the quiet contemplation that only comes when I’m moving. It’s not that I’m opposed to stationary contemplation, it’s just that for me, the act of moving seems

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to unlock my creative storeroom. There are times, though, when I get the chance to run with a buddy. These are the magic runs where two people can erase the differences between them and find themselves unified in effort. There’s something about running in tandem with another person that frees me from the bondage of my own concerns. When the group grows to three or four, the run becomes more of a physical, emotional and spiritual stew. Each of us brings our own unique ingredient to the mix. The power of each of us is amplified by all of us. There’s a sense of shared purpose and common goals that seems to only come through synchronized effort. From time to time I find myself running with larger groups of 40, 50 or more. At that size it’s impossible to connect with anyone but impossible to ignore the connection of everyone. Often these groups are tied together by a cause and when their efforts are in the service of a greater good, the energy created is enough to change the world. But the greatest joy for me is lining up at the starting line of a race. It

doesn’t matter if it’s with 100 people at a local 5K or with 30,000 people at a major half- or full marathon. Standing at the start, looking around at all the anxious participants, feeling their eagerness, knowing that in time we will all be released to chase a dream, is almost overpowering. Standing with others who are all prepared to put it all on the line, I feel both larger and smaller than who I am otherwise. I am one of them. I am willing, as they are, to risk failure in the pursuit of success. I am willing, as they are, to try to find the best of me in public. I concede, as they do, that there is no room for my ego on a racecourse. I am only one person but I am part of an enormous community. Unlike the baseball of my youth, I know that I will never outgrow my desire to run. As long as there are unexplored places in my soul I know that I am going to lace up my shoes and go in search of myself. Waddle on, friends. John Bingham, aka The Penguin, will share his running tales and experiences every month. Have a story of your own to share or a topic you’d like The Penguin to consider? E-mail him at Thepenuin@johnbingham.com.

Illustration by Neil Numberman

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Bike / Run / tRi eventS: get out theRe and Race

DELAWARE CyCling

9/4/11 Deep Blue Time Trial Port Penn, velorandy1@yahoo.com, mabra.org 9/10/11 Amish Country Bike Tour Dover, 800-233-KENT, kctc@ visitdover.com, visitdover.com 9/24/11 Bike MS: Bike to the Bay 2010 Dover, emilee.keyser@ msdelaware.org, bikems.org

Marathon/half Marathon 9/11/11 Trail Dawgs Stumpy’s Marathon Newark, 302-2341192, stumpysmarathon@ comcast.net, .traildawgs.org 12/10/11 Rehoboth Seashore Marathon Rehoboth, mbandruss@comcast.net, .rbmarathon.com

Multisport 6/11/11 Escape from School Youth Triathlon Bear, 856-468-0010, nsemmel@piranha-sports.com, piranha-sports.com 6/12/11 Tri-It Triathlon Bear, 856-468-0010, nsemmel@ piranha-sports.com, piranhasports.com 6/19/11 Sprint Triathlon at St. Andrews Middletown, wayne@ races2run.com, races2run.com 8/13/11 Lums Pond Youth Triathlon Bear, 856-468-0010, nsemmel@piranha-sports.com, piranha-sports.com

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8/14/11 Lums Pond Duathlon Bear,

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856-468-0010, nsemmel@ piranha_sports.com, piranhasports.com 9/11/11 Delaware Diamondman Triathlon, Half Ironman Bear, 856-468-0010, nsemmel@ piranha_sports.com, piranhasports.com Delaware Diamondman Triathlon, Sprint distance Bear, 856-468-0010, nsemmel@piranha_sports. com, piranha-sports.com 9/17/11 Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon Dewey Beach, wava@dmv.com, deweybeachtriathlon.com 10/9/11 Cape Henlopen Triathlon/ Duathlon Lewes, 856468-0010, nsemmel@ piranha_sports.com, piranhasports.com

running 6/5/11 St. Anthony’s Italian Festival 5K Wilmington, wayne@ races2run.com, races2run. com/2010/2010Details/062010details.htm#060610-SA 6/8/11 Prevent Child Abuse Delaware Wilmington, races2run.com 6/11/11 Arthur Turner Scholarship Run Wilmington, races2run. com 6/12/11 Jimmy’s Grill 5K Dewey Beach, 302-654-6400, wayne@ races2run.com, races2run.com 6/14/11 The Independence School Run Walk Newark, races2run. com

6/16/11 Middletown Sesquicentennial Middletown, races2run.com 6/25/11 Children’s Beach House Wilmington, races2run.com 7/2/11 Firecracker Wilmington, races2run.com 7/4/11 8th Rusty Rudder 5k Dewey Beach, DE, 302-654-6400, wayne@races2run.com, sevensistersdeweybeach.com 7/7/11 Catherine Rooney’s Run for Ulster Project Delaware Wilmington, races2run.com 7/9/11 Mimi’s Run Walk for Delaware Hospice Wilmington, races2run.com 7/10/11 Venus on the Half Shell 5K Dewey Beach, 302-654-6400, wayne@races2run.com, races2run.com 7/13/11 Delaware Hospice Anniversary Run Milford, races2run.com 7/17/11 Dewey Beach Liquors 5K at the Cork Dewey Beach, 302654-6400, races2run.com 7/27/11 Wilmington Games Wilmington, races2run.com 7/30/11 Penn State Day at North Beach Dewey Beach, 302-6546400, wayne@races2run.com, races2run.com Run Walk for Our Kids Health Wilmington, races2run. com

calendar 8/3/11 Mayor’s Wilmington, races2run.com 8/7/11 Outlet Liquors 5K at North Beach Dewey Beach, 302-6546400, wayne@races2run.com, races2run.com 8/13/11 Highway One Group 10K/5K at the Rudder Dewey Beach, races2run.com Pace for Prevention Wilmington, races2run.com 8/17/11 Judy Johnson Wilmington, races2run.com 8/21/11 Greene Turtle Lewes 5K Lewes, races2run.com 8/24/11 Tour de Lance Wilmington, races2run.com

FLORIDA CyCling

9/4/11 8 Hours of Labor Alachua, 352-873-9279, info@ goneriding.com, goneriding. com 9/10/11 Florida State Championship Series Tallahassee, 352-8739279, info@goneriding.com, goneriding.com 11/12/11 Race Across America Cycling Challenge Daytona Beach, (303) 442-7223, rick@ raceacrossamerica.org, .raceacrossamerica.org Race Across America Cycling Challenge Daytona Beach, 303-442-7223, rick@ raceacrossamerica.org, raceacrossamerica.org

11/20/11 Team In Training -- The Lukemia & Lymphoma Society Clemont, teamintraining-flp@lls.org,

Marathon/half Marathon 10/23/11 Running for the Bay Marathon Apalachicola, friends@runningforthebay. com, .runningforthebay.com 11/13/11 Pensacola Marathon and Half Marathon Pensacola, 850-435-9222, info@ pensacolamarathon.com, .pensacolamarathon.com 11/20/11 The Women’s Half Marathon and 5K St. Petersburg, 727-502-9202 ext.300, info@ womenshalfmarathon.com, .womenshalfmarathon.com 11/27/11 Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon Cocoa, info@ spacecoastmarathon.com, .spacecoastmarathon.com 12/4/11 Palm Beaches Marathon Festival West Palm Beach, Marathon@PalmBeaches.org, .pbmarathon.com 12/11/11 Dodge Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon Miami Beach, runrocknroll.com Mangrove Marathon Cape Coral, hadagoodrun@gmail. com, .mangrovemarathon.com 12/18/11 Jacksonville Marathon and Half Marathon Jacksonville, 904-731-1900, doug@1stplacesports.com, .1stplacesports.com/jm.html

Multisport 6/4/11 AquaTerra Clearwater Clearwater, aquaterraracing@ gmail.com, .Aquaterraracing.com North Florida Olympic Triathlon Madison, 352-6372475, info@drcsports.com, drcsports.com 6/5/11 25.75 Triathlon Key Biscayne, 2575tri.com 6/11/11 26th Annual Central Florida Triathlon Series #2 Clermont, 352-394-1320, info2011@ sommersports.com, .triflorida. com Central Florida Duathlon Series #2 Clermont, 352-3941320, info2011@sommersports. com, .triflorida.com Multirace Fort Desoto Triathlon & Duathlon Tierra Verde, 561-354-5941, info@ multirace.com, .multirace.com Tradition Tri/Du St. Lucie, multirace.com 6/12/11 26th Anniversary Florida Challenge Triathlon Clermont, 352-394-1320, info2011@sommersports.com, .triflorida.com 6/16/11 NTC Lake Louisa Sprint Triathlon Series #3 Clermont, jami.bishop@orlandohealth. com, usantc.com 6/18/11 Heartland Kids Tri Sebring, cherie.starr@ahss.org, . heartlandtri.com To submit your event for listing visit Event-hub.com.

Savannah Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon June 11 | Savannah, Ga. The final race in the Savannah sprint series features a 500-yard swim, 13.1-mile bike and 3.1-mile run. The lake swim and flat bike and run courses should lead to fast times. Savannahtriathlon.com

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CALENDAR [ southeast ] Fathers Day Triathlon Olympic Events and Festival Orlando, 888-281-0533, support@buttar.com, . epicsportsmarketing.com/ events/fathers-day-tri#section

com, .multirace.com

6/19/11 Heartland Triathlon Sebring, cherie.starr@ahss.org, heartlandtri.org

7/9/11 Moss Park Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike Orlando, epicsportsmarketing. com

Fathers Day Triathlon Sprint Distance Events Orlando, 888-281-0533, support@buttar.com, . epicsportsmarketing.com/ events/fathers-day-tri#section Mack Cycle Key Biscayne Trilogy I Triathlon & Duathlon Key Biscayne, 561354-5941, info@multirace.com, .multirace.com Pangea Seminole County 6hr Elite AR Sanford, info@ pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=57 Pangea Seminole County 3hr Sport AR Sanford, info@ pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=57 Heartland Triathlon Sebring, cherie.starr@ahss.org, heartlandtri.org Dad’s Day Tri Melbourne Beach, Varnes, info@ themelbournemarathon.com, .dadsdaytri.com 6/25/11 Jacksonville Sprint Triathlon #1 Fernandina Beach, drcsports.com/ 7/2/11 Crystal River Sprint Triathlon Series #2 Crystal River, 352-637-2475, info@ drcsports.com, .drcsports.com 7/4/11 Independence Day Triathlon Coconut Creek, 561-354-5941, info@multirace.com, . multirace.com 21st Annual Independence Day Duathlon Coconut Creek, 561-354-5941, info@multirace.

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7/7/11 NTC Lake Louisa Sprint Triathlon Series #4 Clermont, usantc.com

7/10/11 Moss Park Olympic Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike Orlando, epicsportsmarketing.com 7/16/11 26th Annual Central Florida Triathlon Series #3 Clermont, 352-394-1320, info2011@ sommersports.com, .triflorida. com Central Florida Duathlon Series #3 Clermont, 352-3941320, info2011@sommersports. com, .triflorida.com Jacksonville Sprint Triathlon #2 Fernandina Beach, drcsports.com/ 7/17/11 Mack Cycle Key Biscayne Trilogy II Triathlon & Duathlon Key Biscayne, 561354-5941, info@multirace.com, .multirace.com 7/23/11 Twilight Triathlon Crystal River, 352-637-2475, info@ drcsports.com, .drcsports.com Jr Top Gun Triathlon St Petersburg, 727-420-4666, design_sports@msn.com, . jrtopguntriathlon.com Siesta Beach Olympic Sprint Triathlon Siesta Key, multirace.com 7/24/11 Club Med Sprint Triathlon Port St. Lucie, 941-961-7575, gollnicktodd@aol.com, .active. com 7/30/11 Pangea Luminescent 8hr Elite AR Scottsmoor, info@ pangeaadventureracing.com,

.pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=58 Top Gun Triathlon St Petersburg, 727-420-4666, design_sports@msn.com, . topguntriathlon.com 7/31/11 Melbourne Beach Triathlon & Duathlon Melbourne, 561354-5941, info@multirace.com, .multirace.com Pangea Luminescent 4hr Sport AR Scottsmoor, info@ pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=58 Huntington’s Disease Triathlon Key Biscayne, huntingtonsdiseasefl.org 8/6/11 Jacksonville Sprint Triathlon #3 Fernandina Beach, drcsports.com/ NTC Lake Louisa Sprint Triathlon Series #5 Clermont, usantc.com 8/13/11 HammerHead Ocean Marathon Jacksonville Beach, 904-616-9273, president@ hammerheadtriathlonclub.com, .hammerheadtriathlonclub.com 26th Annual Central Florida Triathlon Series #4 Clermont, 352-394-1320, info2011@ sommersports.com, .triflorida. com Central Florida Duathlon Series #4 Clermont, 352-3941320, info2011@sommersports. com, .triflorida.com Pangea Nocturnal Challenge 12hr Elite AR St. Cloud, info@ pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=59 8/14/11 Mack Cycle Key Biscayne Trilogy III Triathlon & Duathlon Key Biscayne, 561354-5941, info@multirace.com, .multirace.com Pangea Nocturnal Challenge 5hr Sport AR St. Cloud, info@

pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=59 8/20/11 6th Annual Fall Triathlon Festival - Sprint Events Orlando, 888-281-0533, support@buttar.com, . epicsportsmarketing.com/ events/fall-triathlonfestival#section Battle at Fort DeSoto Tri/Du St. Petersburg, multirace.com 8/21/11 6th Annual Fall Triathlon Festival - Olympic Events Orlando, 888-281-0533, support@buttar.com, . epicsportsmarketing.com/ events/fall-triathlonfestival#section 8/27/11 Siesta Key Triathlon & Duathlon Sarasota, 561-3545941, info@multirace.com, . multirace.com Cotee Man Triathlon New Port Richey, coteemantriathlon.com 8/28/11 HammerHead Olympic Triathlon and Sprint Starke, 904-616-9273, president@ hammerheadtriathlonclub.com, .hammerheadolympictriathlon. com 9/3/11 Crystal River Sprint Triathlon Series #3 Crystal River, 352-637-2475, info@ drcsports.com, .drcsports.com 9/4/11 Time Trial Triathlon & Labor Day Duathlon Coconut Creek, 561-354-5941, info@multirace. com, .multirace.com Trek Women Triathlon Series‰ÛÓOrlando Clermont, 877-221-9665 , info@ trekwomenstriathlonseries. com, .xxtramile.com 9/8/11 NTC Lake Louisa Sprint Triathlon Series #6 Clermont, usantc.com

9/10/11 26th Annual Central Florida Triathlon Series #5 Clermont, 352-394-1320, info2011@ sommersports.com, .triflorida. com

10/1/11 Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Pensacola Beach, 850 3800741, charlesgheen@gmail. com, .santarosaislandtriathlon. com

Central Florida Duathlon Series #5 Clermont, 352-3941320, info2011@sommersports. com, .triflorida.com

10/2/11 Marathon Triathlon Marathon, marathontriathlon.com

Club Med Sprint Triathlon Port St. Lucie, 941-961-7575, gollnicktodd@aol.com, .active. com 9/11/11 Club Med Olympic Triathlon Port St. Lucie, 941-961-7575, gollnicktodd@aol.com, .active. com 9/17/11 Pangea Superhero 6hr Elite AR Orange City, info@ pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=60

10/9/11 Race The Troops Triathlon & Duathlon Coconut Creek, info@multirace.com, 10/15/11 Pangea LighterKnot 8hr Elite AR Palm Coast, info@ pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=61 Pangea LighterKnot 3hr Sport AR Palm Coast, info@ pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=61

Pangea Superhero 3hr Sport AR Orange City, info@ pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=60

Lake Mary Jane Open Water Swim Orlando, 1-888-281-0533, support@buttar.com, . epicsportsmarketing.com/ events/lake-mary-jane-openwater-swim#section

2nd Annual Roy McConnell Mango Triathlon - Sprint Events Orlando, 888-281-0533, support@buttar.com, . epicsportsmarketing.com/ events/roy-mcconnell-mangotri#section

10/16/11 AmeliaMan Olympic Distance Triathlon Fernandina Beach, 352-6372475, info@drcsports.com, . drcsports.com

9/18/11 Mack Cycle Key Biscayne Trilogy Bonus Triathlon & Duathlon Key Biscayne, 561354-5941, info@multirace.com, .multirace.com 2nd Annual Roy McConnell Mango Triathlon - Olympic Events Orlando, 888-281-0533, support@buttar.com, . epicsportsmarketing.com/ events/roy-mcconnell-mangotri#section 9/25/11 Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon Miami, (305)2788668, questions@ escapetomiamitriathlon.com, .willyoufinish.com

Multirace Championship Olympic Triathlon Key Biscayne, 561-354-5941, info@ multirace.com, .multirace.com Last Chance Triathlon & Duathlon Key Biscayne, info@ multirace.com, .multirace.com Last Chance Triathlon & Duathlon Key Biscayne, info@ multirace.com, multirace.com Atlantic Coast Triathlon Fernandina Beach, atlanticcoasttriathlon.com The Ameliaman” Olympic Triathlon” Amelia Island, ameliaman.com

Atlanta Track Club Father’s Day Four Miler June 18 | Atlanta, Ga. Celebrate Father’s Day with two of dad’s favorites—running and baseball. The four-mile race finishes inside Turner Field as runners cross the line at home plate. Later in the day, come back to watch the Braves play the Texas Rangers. Atlantatrackclub.org


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CALENDAR [ southeast ] 10/22/11 21st Annual Great Floridan Triathlon Clermont, 352-3941320, info2011@sommersports. com, .triflorida.com Suncoast Triathlon St Petersburg, 727-420-4666, design_sports@msn.com, . suncoasttri.com 6th Annual Orlando Women’s Triathlon Orlando, 888-2810533, support@buttar.com, . epicsportsmarketing.com/ events/orlando-womenstriathlon#section 10/23/11 5th Annual Masters Triathlon Orlando, 888-2810533, support@buttar.com, . epicsportsmarketing.com/ events/mastertriathlon#section 10/30/11 Tri Cooter Sprint Triathlon Inverness, 352-637-2475, info@ drcsports.com, .drcsports.com 11/6/11 Great Gator Duathlon Micanopy, 352-637-2475, info@ drcsports.com, DRCSports.com

pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=62 12/4/11 Columbia Muddy Buddy World Championships Punta Gorda, 1-800-311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, muddybuddy.com

OutdOOrs 7/23/11 The Highlander Adventure Mud Run Bartow, 407-467-4397, Jonny@ RockOnAdventures.com, .RockOnAdventures.com

running 6/5/11 Twilight 5k Miami, 30566672223, eddie@ teamfootworks.org, .teamfootworks.org 6/10/11 Oldsmar Tap House 5k Oldsmar Florida, 727-420-4666, design_sports@msn.com, .imathlete.com

Mall Rat Duathlon #2 Jacksonville, info@drcsports. com,

6/11/11 Cool Summer Morning 5K Series #2 Clermont, 352-3941320, info2011@sommersports. com, .triflorida.com

Club Med Sprint Triathlon Port St. Lucie, 941-961-7575, gollnicktodd@ aol.com, .active.com

Run for the Pies Jacksonville, 1stplacesports.com

11/13/11 Miami Man Half Iron Triathlon & Duathlon Miami, 561-354-5941, info@multirace. com, .multirace.com

6/14/11 NTC 5K Running Series #3 Clermont, 352-241-7144x4206, jami.bishop@orlandohealth. com, usantc.com

11/20/11 Columbia Muddy Buddy Miami Miami, 1-800-311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, . muddybuddy.com

6/17/11 Picnic Island Adventure Run - June Tampa, 813-2325200, jim@tamparaces.com, .tamparaces.com

11/26/11 Pangea Turkey Burn 12hr Elite AR Altoona, info@ pangeaadventureracing.com, .pangeaadventureracing.com/ race.php?r=62 Pangea Turkey Burn 4hr Sport AR Altoona, info@

Event Spot Light 92 Competitor June 2011

6/18/11 NTC 4K Trail Run Series #3 Clermont, jami.bishop@ orlandohealth.com, .usantc.com 6/19/11 Relive Run For Our Future Coconut Creek, FL, 646-3197913, don@reliveproductions. org, reliveproductions.org

6/24/11 DORAL BUSINESS RUN DORAL, 3052556789, events@ excelsportsevents.com, .doralbizrun.com Doral Business Run DORAL, 3052556789, events@ excelsportsevents.com, doralbizrun.com 6/25/11 GFLRRC Freedom 5K Deerfield Beach, gflrrc.org 6/26/11 Morton Plant Mease Triathlon Clearwater, mimi. chavin@baycare.org, .mpmf.org St. George Island Sizzler 5K Tallahassee, 850-5092191, hobson@fairpoint.net, gulfwinds.org 7/2/11 Ronald McDonald House Firecracker 5K Pensacola, 850477-2273, house@rmhpensacola.org, rmhpensacola.org/fundraising/ firecracker5k.html Firecracker 4 Miler Daytona Beach, daytonatrackclub.org 7/4/11 Celebration 5K / 1M Jacksonville, 904-739-1917, kim@1stplacesports.com, 1stplacesports.com

NTC 4K Trail Run Series #4 Clermont, jami.bishop@ orlandohealth.com, .usantc.com 7/15/11 Picnic Island Adventure Run - July Tampa, 813-2325200, jim@tamparaces.com, .tamparaces.com 7/16/11 Cool Summer Morning 5K Series #3 Clermont, 352-3941320, info2011@sommersports. com, .triflorida.com 7/21/11 Hemingway 5K Sunset Run Key West, keywestspecialevents.com 7/23/11 Dreher Park Dash West Palm Beach, 561-596-0445, dave@runpalmbeach.com, .runpalmbeach.com Club Med 5k & 10k Port St. Lucie, 941-961-7575, gollnicktodd@aol.com, .active. com 7/27/11 Red Cross Run for the Red, White & Blue 5K Fort Walton Beach, 850-261-1779, not given, northwestflorida.redcross.org 7/30/11 Citrus Road Run Citrus Springs, 352-637-2475, info. drcsports.com,

Crime Stoppers 5K Run/Walk Key West, 305-296-7182, bwpromo@ keywestspecialevents.com, keywestspecialevents.com Kiwanis Midnight 5 and 10K Run Dunedin, 727535-2257--, kiwanismidnightrun@yahoo. com, kiwanismidnightrun.com/

8/2/11 NTC 5K Running Series #5 Clermont, jami.bishop@ orlandohealth.com, .usantc. com

Melon Run 3 Mile Gainsville, 352-378-8725, plassj@shands. ufl.edu, floridatrackclub.org

8/5/11 Moss Park Forest Run Orlando, 888-281-0533, support@buttar.com, .epicsportsmarketing.com/ events/moss-park-forestrun#section

7/5/11 NTC 5K Running Series #4 Clermont, jami.bishop@ orlandohealth.com, .usantc. com

8/6/11 Team In Training -- The Lukemia & Lymphoma Society Jupiter, teamintraining-flp@lls.org,

7/9/11 Citrus Summer Showdown Inverness, 352-637-2475, info. drcsports.com,

NTC 4K Trail Run Series #5 Clermont, jami.bishop@ orlandohealth.com, .usantc. com

8/13/11 Cool Summer Morning 5K Series #4 Clermont, 352-3941320, info2011@sommersports. com, .triflorida.com Ovarian Cancer 5K Lecanto, 352-637-2475, info.drcsports.com,

7/23/11 Thursday Night Time Trials (TNTt) Gainesville, sorba.org 7/27/11 Save the Ta-Tas Time Trial Series Dallas, sorba.org

GEORGIA CyCling

7/28/11 Thursday Night Time Trials (TNTt) Gainesville, sorba.org

6/4/11 Bicycle Ride Across Georgia Atlanta, 770-498-5153, braginfo@aol.com, .brag.org

7/31/11 I-75N Weekend (GCTT) Marietta, info@georgiacup. com,

6/6/11 Cycle for Parkinsons Criterium Suwanee, 770-5138640, info@fraziercycling.com, fraziercycling.com

8/15/11 Fool’s Gold 100/50 MTB Dahlonega, eddie@55nine.com, 55nine.com/100.html

6/15/11 BRAG: Bicycle Ride Across Georgia Fayetteville, 770-4985153, info@brag.org, brag.org

8/20/11 Fool’s Gold 50 & 100 Dahlonega, 404.432.5841, eddie@55nine.com, 55nine. com

6/18/11 Jackson County Brevet Benefiting Aplastic Anemia Foundations Braselton, jacksonbrevet.com

8/27/11 Chain Buster Racing 12/6 Hour Race Lawrenceville, chainbusterracing.com

6/19/11 Georgia State Championship Series #5 TBD, goneriding 7/6/11 Save the Ta-Tas Time Trial Series Dallas, sorba.org 7/8/11 Thursday Night Time Trials (TNTt) Gainesville, sorba.org 7/11/11 Hospitality Highway Century Roswell, 678-514-1187, 400century.com 7/14/11 Save the Ta-Tas Time Trial Series Dallas, sorba.org 7/16/11 Thursday Night Time Trials (TNTt) Gainesville, sorba.org 7/17/11 Georgia State Championship Series #6 Helen, goneriding 7/20/11 Save the Ta-Tas Time Trial Series Dallas, sorba.org

Tour de Gaps (GCTT) Dahlonega, georgiacup.com

MarathOn/half MarathOn 7/16/11 Make It By Midnight Marathon and Half Marathon Macon, makeitbymidnight@yahoo.com, makeitbymidnight.homestead. com 10/2/11 13.1 Marathon Atlanta, 131marathon.com 10/15/11 North Face Endurance Challenge Atlanta Atlanta, endurancechallenge@ hawkeyeww.com, .thenorthface.com/ endurancechallenge 10/29/11 Silver Comet 11th Annual Half Marathon Mableton, 770.745.7056, .silvercometraces.com, .silvercometraces.com

Run for the Roses 5K June 18, Wheaton, Md. As the fourth race in the Maryland Women’s Distance Festival Grand Prix Series, the women’s only Run for the Roses features a scenic course that takes place in and around Brookside Gardens. Mcrrc.org


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11/12/11 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon Chickamauga, marathon@ chattanoogatrackclub.org, .battlefieldmarathon.com Soldier Marathon Ft. Benning, 706-575-3119, info@soldiermarathon.com, soldiermarathon.com

Multisport 6/4/11 Colisieum Rock N RollMan Half Iron Macon, 770-9262367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com My First & My Next Triathlon, My First Lake Lanier Islands, triathlons.net/ Atlanta 6/5/11 Colisieum Rock N RollMan Sprint Macon, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com Kids 4 Kids Tri Camp Atlanta, info@teamkids4kids.org, teamkids4kids.org/ PTC Youth Triathlon Peachtree City, 770-823-3168, kim.bramblett@gmail.com, tri4gold.org 6/7/11 The Coliseum Health System Macon, jim@gamultisports. com, gamultisports.com 6/11/11 Columbia Muddy Buddy Atlanta Conyers, 1-800311-1255, muddybuddy@ competitorgroup.com, .muddybuddy.com Savannah Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon Savannah, info@savannahtriathlon.com, savannahtriathlon.com 6/12/11 The West Point Lake Triathlon LaGrange, 770-9262367, jim@gamultisports.com,

Event Spot Light 94 Competitor June 2011

gamultisports.com 6/19/11 Dirty Spokes Off-Road Duathlon - Chicopee Woods Gainesville, tim@dirtyspokes. com, dirtyspokes.com 6/20/11 Callaway Gardens Sprint Triathlon Pine Mountain, 770-565-5208, info@ callawaygardens.com, callawaygardens.com 6/25/11 Tri The Parks Triathlon and Duathlon Flovilla, 678-2370308-, tritheparks@gmail. com, web.mac.com/cdunlop3/ Tri_the_Parks/Events.html

Escape to Blue Ridge Tri Blue Ridge, escapetoblueridge.com 8/7/11 PT Solutions Acworth Women’s Triathlon Acworth, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com The Summer Sizzler International Distance Triathlon Hiawassee, tri20001@msn.com, thebeastoftheeast.net 8/8/11 The Summer Sizzler Sprint Distance Triathlon Hiawassee, tri20001@msn. com, thebeastoftheeast.net

6/26/11 Madison Fitness Triathlon Madison, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

8/13/11 Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon Cordele, 770926-2367, jim@gamultisports. com, gamultisports.com

6/27/11 The Ridges Resort Invitational 5K Open Water Swim Hiawassee, tri20001@ msn.com, thebeastoftheeast. net

Tri The Parks Triathlon and Duathlon Elberton, 678-2370308-, tritheparks@gmail. com, web.mac.com/cdunlop3/ Tri_the_Parks/Events.html

7/10/11 My First Bike Kids Triathlon Alpharetta, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 7/17/11 T2R Crowes Lake Jefferson, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 7/18/11 Tri2Remember Sprint Triathlon Jefferson, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 7/23/11 Tri The Parks Triathlon and Duathlon Appling, 678-2370308-, tritheparks@gmail. com, web.mac.com/cdunlop3/ Tri_the_Parks/Events.html 7/24/11 TriTheMountain Triathlon Blue Ridge GA, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

9/11/11 Rock of the Marne Savannah, 352-637-2475, info@drcsports. com, .drcsports.com The Tugaloo Triathlon Lavonia, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com 9/12/11 Tri The Parks Triathlon Carrollton, 678-237-0308-, tritheparks@gmail.com, web. mac.com/cdunlop3/Tri_the_ Parks/Events.html

2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

Park, jefftravis@greenbelt. com, mabra.org

Lake Lanier Island Triathlon Buford, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

6/11/11 Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge Chestertown, 443641-1200, info@nmss-md.org, bikems.org

10/8/11 Tri-Red Triathlon Jekyll Island, 352-637-2475, info@ drcsports.com, .drcsports.com Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon Mountain Brook, indoortri.com

6/12/11 Tour Dem Parks, Hon! Baltimore, tourdemparks.org

9/17/11 T2R Laurel Park Gainesville, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

10/10/11 Tri Red Triathlon St. Simons Island, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

6/15/11 Wednesday Greenbelt Training series races College Park, jefftravis@greenbelt. com, mabra.org

Vidalia Onion Duathlon & Triathlon Vidalia, 352-6372475--, info@drcsports.com, drcsports.com

10/16/11 Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon Alpharetta, indoortri. com

Tri2Remember Triathlon Gainesville, dnovicki@ Tri2Remember.com, tri2remember.com

6/17/11 Tour of Washington County Kickoff Crit Washington County, jjeffers@shepherd.edu, bikecvcc.com/avc

outdoors 10/9/11 American Alpine Kids Adventure Race for the Environment Atlanta, GA, 770 853 5140, tmeazell@ wellbridge.com,

8/14/11 Kids 4 Kids Triathlon Atlanta, info@teamkids4kids.org, .teamkids4kids.org/

9/18/11 Kids Tri for Tourette Atlanta, 404-936-2731, megan. melgaard@gmail.com, .trifortourette.com

8/20/11 TRI Peachtree City Sprint Triathlon Peachtree City, 770-823-3168, kim.bramblett@ gmail.com, .tri-ptc.com

9/24/11 Tugaloo Triathlon Lavonia, 770-926-2367, jim@gamultisports.com, gamultisports.com

6/4/11 PT Solutions Allatoona Triathlon Acworth, Rainey, Contact@nuSolutions.biz, gamultisports.com

8/21/11 TriToBeatCancer Athens, 770926-2367, jim@gamultisports. com, gamultisports.com

9/25/11 Oktoberfest International Distance Triathlon Hiawassee, thebeastoftheeast. net

6/18/11 Atlanta Track Club Father’s Day Four-Miler Atlanta, atc@atlantatrackclub.org, .atlantatrackclub.org 7/4/11 AJC Peachtree Road Race Atlanta, peachtreeroadrace.org

Tri to Beat Cancer Athens, info@cfnega.org, .cfnega.org 8/27/11 Heels N Wheels Waycross, 352-637-2475, info@drcsports. com, .drcsports.com 9/4/11 Callaway Gardens Triathlon Pine Mountain, callawaygardens.com/ Callaway/info/calendar/ calendar.fitnessseries_ triathlon.event.aspx

Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride Croom, 301-567-0089, ohbike.org

Oktoberfest Kids Sprint Triathlon Hiawassee, thebeastoftheeast.net Oktoberfest Super Sprint Distance Triathlon Hiawassee, thebeastoftheeast. net Ironman 70.3 Augusta Augusta, imaugusta@gmail. com, ironmanaugusta.com 10/2/11 T2R Splaqsh Buford, 770-926-

running

MARYLAND CyCling

6/1/11 Wednesday Greenbelt Training series races Colllege Park, jefftravis@ greenbelt.com, mabra.org 6/8/11 Wednesday Greenbelt Training series races College

6/18/11 Flatlands Tour Chesapeake City, 410-437-0309, kenphilhower@earthlink.net, baltobikeclub.org 6/22/11 Wednesday Greenbelt Training series races College Park, jefftravis@greenbelt. com, mabra.org 6/25/11 Spring Church Creek Time Trial Cambridge, stuwaring@ gmail.com, mabra.org 6/29/11 Wednesday Greenbelt Training series races College Park, jefftravis@greenbelt. com, mabra.org 7/1/11 Tour de Montes Howard County, 410-538-8791, tourdemontes@comcast.net, baltobikeclub.org 7/9/11 Hagerstown Challenge Hagerstown, jjeffers@ shepherd.edu, bikecvcc. com/avc The Greatest Bicycle Tour of the Historic C&O Canal

Father’s Day Triathlon Festival June 18-19 | Orlando, Fla. You don’t have to be a dad to enjoy this race, which features a swim in Lake Mary Jane and a flat bike and run course on freshly paved roads. The tree-covered route offers plenty of shade along the way. Epicsportsmarketing.com

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11/5/11 Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and Half Marathon Savannah, 800-3111255, .runrocknroll.com


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Event Spot Light The Washington D.C. Sprint and Olympic Triathlon June 19, Washington, D.C. The swim will take place in the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial, while the run course tours the National Mall and finishes on Pennsylvania Avenue. Dctri.com

96 Competitor June 2011

Cumberland, 301-733-9067, tgbt.org 7/13/11 Wednesday Greenbelt Training series races College Park, jefftravis@greenbelt. com, mabra.org

11/26/11 The Northern Central Trail Marathon Sparks, 410-3777327, ncrtrailmarathon@ gmail.com, brrc.com/race/ NCRTrailMarathon.html

Multisport

7/16/11 Giro di Coppi Barnesville, kosta.tombras@gmail.com, mabra.org

6/5/11 General Smallwood Tri Weekend Annapolis, setupevents.com

7/20/11 Wednesday Greenbelt Training series races College Park, jefftravis@greenbelt. com, mabra.org

6/12/11 Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon Cambridge, 410-964-1246, info@tricolumbia.org, tricolumbia.org

7/27/11 Wednesday Greenbelt Training series races College Park, jefftravis@greenbelt. com, mabra.org

6/19/11 Assateague Assault Sprint Triathlon Berlin, info@octrirunning. com, octrirunning.com

Marathon/half Marathon 10/15/11 Under Armour Baltimore Marathon and Half Marathon Baltimore, 410605-9889, customerservice@ corrigansports.com, .thebaltimoremarathon.com

6/19/11 The Washington D.C. Sprint and Olympic Triathlon Washington, D.C., dctri.com 6/26/11 The Celebration Sprint Triathlon Columbia, 410-9641246, info@tricolumbia.org, tricolumbia.org

Rock Hall Tri Weekend Rock Hall, setupevents.com 7/9/11 Diamond in the Rough Triathlon Perryville, 856-4680010, nsemmel@piranhasports.com, piranha-sports. com

8/7/11 Fort Ritchie Olympic Triathlon Cascade, 301-9910461, kcracine@myactv.net, racinemultisports.com 8/8/11 Druid Hill Triathlon Druid Hill, setupevents.com

7/10/11 XTERRA EX2 Off-Road Triathlon/Duathlon Flintstone, (571) 251-6034, info@ex2adventures.com, .ex2adventures.com

8/14/11 North East Maryland Triathlon, Olympic/Sprint distances North East, 856468-0925, info@cgiracing.com, cgiracing.com

7/17/11 Fairfield Aquatic Center Sprint Fairland, setupevents. com

8/21/11 Iron Girl Women’s Triathlon Columbia, 410-964-1246, info@ tricolumbia.org, tricolumbia.org

7/23/11 Hagerstown Youth Triathlon Hagerstown, 301-991-0461, kcracine@myactv.net, racinemultisports.com

Chesterton Triathlon Weekend Chesterton, setupevents.com

7/24/11 Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon Hagerstown, 301-991-0461, kcracine@myactv.net, racinemultisports.com Tri Columbia Kidz Triathlon Columbia, 410-964-1246, info@ tricolumbia.org, tricolumbia.org

8/28/11 The Spring Ridge Sprint Triathlon Frederick, National Harbor Triathlon National Harbor, setupevents. com 9/24/11 Chesapeakeman Ultra Triathlon Cambridge, 410-964-

1246, info@tricolumbia.org, tricolumbia.org 9/25/11 Cunningham Falls Tri Weekend Cunningham, setupevents.com 10/1/11 EX2 Rocky Gap Adventure Race Flintstone, (571) 2516034, info@ex2adventures. com, .ex2adventures.com 10/2/11 Half Full Triathlon Ellicott City, halffulltri@ulmanfund.org, halffulltri.org 10/9/11 Life Time Fitness Indoor Tri Columbia, indoortri.com Smallwood Triathlon Weekend Smallwood, setupevents.com 10/15/11 Hagerstown Duathlon Adult Series Race #2 Hagerstown, 301-991-0461, kcracine@myactv. net, racinemultisports.com Hagerstown Duathlon Youth Series Race #2 Hagerstown, 301-991-0461, kcracine@myactv. net, racinemultisports.com


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CALENDAR [ southeast ]

Event Spot Light Firecracker 4 Miler July 2 | Daytona Beach, Fla. Run on one of the world’s most famous beaches at this four-mile outand-back course on Daytona Beach that finishes on the Main Street Pier. Daytonatrack club.org

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10/16/11 Life Time Fitness Indoor Tri Sterling, indoortri.com

6/18/11 Run For Roses Wheaton, 301236-4869, mcrrc.org

Running

6/19/11 Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K Severna Park, 410-3407969, brblbable@aol.com, annapolisstriders.org

6/5/11 ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon & 10K Annapolis, 904-823-9347, info@zoomarun. com, .zoomarun.com Capital Crescent Run Bethesda, 301-353-0200, mcrrc.org Matzohball 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Ellicott City, 410964-1998, matzohballrun@ gmail.com, home.comcast. net/~matzohballrun/Welcome. html 6/10/11 Gaithersburg Cross Country Gaithersburg, 301-353-0200, mcrrc.org 6/11/11 Katie’s 5K Grantsville, qcstriders.org 6/13/11 Survivor Harbor 7 Baltimore, active.com/running/baltimoremd/survivor-harbor-7-2011

6/26/11 Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K Baltimore, 443-928-8007, baltimorewomensclassic.com Greene Turtle West W. Ocean City, races2run.com 7/8/11 Midsummer Night’s Mile Rockville, 301-353-0200, mcrrc.org 7/9/11 Women’s Distance Festival 5K/Run After the Women 5K Annapolis, annapolisstriders. org 7/16/11 John Wall Memorial 1M Track Run Annapolis, 410-2681165, wtmwants@aol.com , annapolisstriders.org Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K Boyds, 301-353-0200, mcrrc.org

7/30/11 EX2 Blue Crab Bolt 10K Trail Running Series Race #1 Gaithersburg, (571) 251-6034, info@ex2adventures.com, .ex2adventures.com Catoctin 50K Frederick, ultrunr.com/Catoctin/catoctin. html 8/7/11 Dog Days 8K Cross Country Run Arnold, 410-268-1165, dfsym@verizon.net, annapolisstriders.org Rileys Rumble Poolesville, 301-353-0200, mcrrc.org 8/12/11 Going Green Track Meet Bethesda, 301-353-0200, mcrrc.org 8/13/11 EX2 Blue Crab Bolt 10K Trail Running Series Race #2 Clarksburg, (571) 251-6034, info@ex2adventures.com, .ex2adventures.com 8/20/11 Comus Run Cross Country Comus, 301-353-0200, mcrrc. org

8/28/11 Annapolis Ten-Mile Run Annapolis, 410-268-1165, lisafontaine@verizon.net, annapolisstriders.org

10/15/11 Medoc Trail Marathon and 10-Miler Hollister, 252-4434566, runrmec@yahoo.com, .medoctrailmarathon.com

NORTH CAROLINA

11/12/11 Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon and Half Marathon Charlotte, Tim@runforyourlife.com, .runcharlotte.com

CyCling

6/12/11 The Black & Blue Double Century Relay Fleetwood, 336-877-8888-, info@ blackandbluerelay.com, blackandbluerelay.com 6/20/11 Cowbell Challenge MTB Weekend of Races Davidson, organizers@cowbellchallenge. org, cowbellchallenge.org

MaRathon/half MaRathon 6/11/11 Boogie Marathon Ellerbe, 910-206-2095, doug@ theboogieraces.com, .theboogieraces.com 7/9/11 Grandfather Mountain Marathon Boone, weaverjt@ appstate.edu, .hopeformarrow. org/gmminfo.htm

11/13/11 Outer Banks Marathon Outer Banks, 252-255-6273, info@ obxse.org, .obxmarathon.org

MultispoRt 6/5/11 Gary Kirby Triathlon Raleigh, fsseries.com Kerr Lake Triathlon Henderson, mike@setupevents. com, setupevents.com 6/11/11 Enka Triathlon at Biltmore Lake Asheville, mike@setupevents.com, setupevents.com 6/19/11 Historic Badin Lake Triathlon Badin, mike@setupevents.com, setupevents.com


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CALENDAR [ southeast ] Smithfield Sprint Triathlon Smithfield, fsseries.com 6/27/11 BASF Smile Train Sprint Triathlon Wake Forest, fsseries.com 7/16/11 Ballantyne Triathlon Ballantyne,

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7/18/11 Asheville Triathlon Asheville, mike@setupevents.com, setupevents.com

9/19/11 Angels Race NC Clemmons, greg@setupevents.com, setupevents.com/index. cfm?fuseaction=event_ detail&eventID=1469

7/31/11 Washington Olympic Triathlon Washington, fsseries.com 8/1/11 UNC Wellness Super Sprint Triathlon Chapel Hill, mike@ setupevents.com, setupevents. com 8/8/11 Lake Logan Sprint Triathlon Canton, mike@setupevents. com, setupevents.com 8/14/11 TrySports Mayo Lake Triathlon Roxboro, fsseries. com 8/21/11 Sportsplex Super Sprint Hillsborough, mike@ setupevents.com, setupevents. com

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7/25/11 Swim For Smiles Family Triathlon Chapel Hill, fsseries. com

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9/18/11 Outer Banks Triathlon Outer Banks, info@obxse.org, .obxmarathon.org

7/17/11 Lake Hickory Y Triathlon Taylorsville, fsseries.com

7/23/11 Buckner Mission Man Triathlon Burlington, mike@ setupevents.com, setupevents. com

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9/26/11 COASTAL TRI-IT-ON” TRIATHLON “ Hayesville, tri20001@msn.com, thebeastoftheeast.net Red Bull Island Hoppers Hatteras, 919-649-4783, robert. snyder@us.redbull.com, redbullusa.com/islandhoppers 10/2/11 Lake Royale Sprint Triathlon Louisburg, fsseries.com 10/8/11 American Triple-T North Carolina Elizabethtown, 614585-9604, customerservice@ hfpracing.com, hfpracing.com/ 10/14/11 American Triple-T North Carolina White Lake, customerservice@hfpracing. com, .americantriple-t.com 10/16/11 White Lake Fall Challenge White Lake, customerservice@ hfpracing.com, .hfpracing.com 10/24/11 Fall Chill Duathlon Hayesville, tri20001@msn.com, thebeastoftheeast.net 10/29/11 Beach2Battleship Wilmington, 864-271-4262, jdavis@setupevents.com, .beach2battleship.com

Running 9/9/11 Blue Ridge Relay Fleetwood, 336-877-8888, info@blueridgerelay.com, .blueridgerelay.com 9/24/11 The Original Mud Run Raleigh, info@ theoriginalmudrun.com, .theoriginalmudrun.com/ Run the Gautlet - Boone Todd, NC, 336-877-8888, info@thegauntletrun.com, .thegauntletrun.com 10/8/11 Urban Dare Charlotte Charlotte, 202 285-4510, kkeefe@urbandare.com, .urbandare.com Cannonball Run Greensboro, 336-253-3153, smbassett@hotmail.com, .cannonballrunrace.com 11/13/11 Outer Banks Marathon Outer Banks, 252-255-6273, info@ obxse.org, obxmarathon.org 11/19/11 UnitedHealthcare North Carolina Marathon High Point, 336-834-9919, .ncmarathon.org

SOUTH CAROLINA MaRathon/half MaRathon

10/23/11 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Myrtle Beach, continentalroadracing.com 12/10/11 Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon Kiawah Island, 843768-2744, Kiawah_Marathon@ kiawahresort.com, .kiawahresort. com/recreation/marathon

MultispoRt 6/12/11 Festival of Flowers Triathlon Ninety Six, 8642714262, elizabeth@setupevents. com, .setupevents.com/ index.cfm?fuseaction=event_ detail&eventID=1752

AJC Peachtree Road Race July 4, Atlanta, Ga. Runners who were lucky enough to be picked from the lottery system will take part in the largest 10K race in the world in downtown Atlanta on the 4th of July. Peachtreeroadrace.org


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CALENDAR [ SOUTHEAST ] 6/18/11 Caine Halter YMCA Triathlon Greenville, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents. com, .setupevents.com/ index.cfm?fuseaction=event_ detail&eventID=1754 6/20/11 Charleston Sprint Triathlon #1 Charleston, charlestontriathlonclub.com 6/25/11 Tri the Midlands Triathlon Columbia, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents.com, .setupevents.com 7/10/11 Ramblin’ Rose Rock Hill Rock Hill, jdavis@setupevents. com, .endurancemag.com/ rock-hill-home 7/11/11 Charleston Sprint Triathlon #2 Charleston, charlestontriathlonclub.com

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7/17/11 GoTriSports Beach Bum Triathlon #1 Hilton Head, gotrisports.com 7/30/11 Fight for Air Climb Charleston, 843-556-8451, rdowns@lungsc.org, .fightforairclimbcharleston.org 7/31/11 Tri to Cure Youth Triathlon Greenville, setupevents.com 8/1/11 Charleston Sprint Triathlon #3 Charleston, charlestontriathlonclub.com 8/14/11 Greenville Triathlon Greenvilel, elizabeth@ setupevents.com, setupevents. com GoTriSports Beach Bum Triathlon #2 Hilton Head, gotrisports.com 8/15/11 Charleston Sprint Triathlon #4 Charleston, charlestontriathlonclub.com

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8/29/11 South Carolina Half Ninety Six, setupevents.com 9/10/11 North Myrtle Beach Triathlon North Myrtle Beach, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents.com, .setupevents.com 10/1/11 South Carolina Half Ninety Six, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents.com, .setupevents.com 10/2/11 USA Triathlon Club National Championships Myrtle Beach, 573-777-2257, info@ultramaxtri. com, myrtlebeachtri.com 10/8/11 USAT Long Course and Club National Championships Myrtle Beach, 719-597-9090 ext 118, nationalevents@ usatriathlon.org, .usatriathlon. org REV3 South Carolina Olympic Triathon Anderson, 888-387-2250, info@REV3tri. com, .rev3tri.com 10/9/11 REV3 South Carolina HalfIron Distance Anderson, 888-387-2250, info@REV3tri. com, .rev3tri.com

RUNNING 10/29/11 Fight for Air Run/Walk Charleston, 843-556-8451, scintern@lungsc.org, .fightforairrunwalk.org

VIRGINIA CYCLING

6/4/11 Bike MS: Ride Virginia 2010 Richmond, judy.griffin@nmss. org, bikems.org Massanutten Hoo-Ha! McGaheysville, snowinfo@ massresort.com, massresort.com Ride Sally Ride Sterling, events@wwvc.org, mabra.org 6/5/11 BLUE RIDGE BLISS Roanoke, 406-721-1776, sraz@adventurecycling.org, adventurecycling.org Bryan Park Circuit Richmond, vacycling.org National Capital Tour de Cure Reston, akissick@ diabetes.org, tour.diabetes.org 6/11/11 Air Force Cycling Classic Clarendon Arlington, rlayb@ aol.com, mabra.org

SheROX Triathlon Rock Hill, sheroxtri.com

Bike MS: Beyond the Beltway Middleburg, 202-2965363, bikems@msandyou.org, bikems.org

10/11/11 Long Bay Triathlon Murrells Inlet, longbaytri@live.com,

Bike MS: Tour de Vine 2010 Charlottesville, bikems.org

10/15/11 Hickory Knob Triathlon McCormick, 864-271-4262, elizabeth@setupevents.com, .setupevents.com 11/5/11 Long Bay Sprint Murrells Inlet, longbaytri@live.com, longbaytri.com

OUTDOORS 6/20/11 Camp Puff n Stuff Charleston, 843-556-8451, rdowns@lungsc. org, .camppuffnstuff.org

TriPower Race Virginia Beach, vacycling.org 6/12/11 US Air Force Cycling Classic Crystal City, rlayb@aol.com, arlingtonsports.org 6/18/11 Big Walker Century Ride 7th Annual Wytheville, info@ bigwalkercenturyride.com, bigwalkercenturyride.com 6/19/11 Peter L. Teeuwen Memorial Time Trial #1 Chesapeake, vacycling.org

The Greatest Bicycle Tour of the Historic C&O Canal July 9-12, Cumberland, Md., to Georgetown, Washington, D.C. This 184.5-mile ride raises funds for the San Mar Children’s Home in Boonsboro, Md. Tgbt.org


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Event Spot Light Make It By Midnight Marathon and HalfMarathon July 16, Macon, Ga. In this race, runners finish as close to midnight without going over. They predict their times for the race, and then start the race at the time that would allow them to finish at midnight. homestead.com

104 Competitor June 2011

6/22/11 Wednesdays-at-Wakefield MTB 4-Race Series Annandale, VA, 703-569-9875, jcarlsonida@yahoo.com, .potomacvelo.com 6/24/11 Bike Virginia Staunton & Harrisonburg, 804-261-0507, info@bikevirginia.org, bikevirginia.org 6/25/11 EX2 12 Hours of Cranky Monkey Mountain Bike Relay Race Quantico, (571) 251-6034, info@ex2adventures. com, .ex2adventures.com 6/26/11 Reston Town Center Grand Prix Reston, chrisconway@ starpower.net, mabra.org

Marathon/half Marathon 9/4/11 Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Virginia Beach, 800-311-1255, rnrvb@competitorgroup.com, .runrocknroll.com 9/18/11 Odyssey Trail Running

Rampage Douthat State Park, 540-444-4422, info@oarevents. com, .oarevents.com 11/12/11 SunTrust Richmond Marathon Richmond, marathon@sportsbackers.org, .richmondmarathon.com

Multisport 6/5/11 Breezy Point Triathlon Norfolk, 757-227-5046, bvirok@breezypointtri.com, breezypointtri.com Infinitive Triathlon at Broadlands Ashburn, championshipseries@ infinitive.com, infinitive. com/race Kids Can Du Manassas, 703637-0370, info@triitnow.com, triitnow.com Kids Tri Too Manassas, 703637-0370, info@triitnow.com, triitnow.com Reston Sprint Triathlon Reston, info@restonsprinttri. org, restonsprinttri.org

Salem YMCA Sprint Triathlon Roanoke, setupevents.com 6/11/11 Old Point Tidewater Triathlon Hampton, setupevents.com Rappahannock Adventure Triathlon Fredericksburg, 540-891-9984, fredevents@ hotmail.com, fredevents.org 6/12/11 XTERRA East Championship Richmond, 877-751-8880, info@xterraplanet.com, .xterraplanet.com

7/9/11 Pohanka Nissan/Hyundai YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon Colonial Beach, setupevents.com 7/10/11 Pohanka Honda YMCA Colonial Beach International Triathlon Colonial Beach, setupevents. com The 14.06 Manassas, 703637-0370, info@triitnow.com, triitnow.com

The Manassas Tri Manassas, 703-637-0370, info@triitnow. com, triitnow.com

7/16/11 Allen Stone Memorial Aquathon Virginia Beach, mwilson@cffc.com, allenstonememorial.com

6/18/11 Bath County Triathlon Warm Springs, setupevents.com

7/17/11 3Sports Triathlon Richmond, setupevents.com

6/26/11 I Love The Tavern Triathlon Midlothian, 804-389-0588, laurie@richmondmultisports. com, richmondmultisports.com

7/24/11 Rocketts Landing Triathlon Richmond, 804-389-0588, laurie@richmondmultisports. com, richmondmultisports.com

Tri Adventure Summer Sprint Christiansburg, setupevents.com

7/30/11 Culpeper International Traithlon Culpeper, setupevents.com

7/31/11 Culpeper Sprint Triathlon Culpeper, setupevents.com 8/7/11 Luray Race Prep & Open Water Swim Clinic Luray, (703) 431-3641, david@ enduranceworks.net, luraytriathlon.com Dog Days of Summer Sprint Triathlon Broadlands, championshipseries@ infinitive.com, infinitive. com/race Summer Super Sprint Triathlon Manassas, 703637-0370, info@triitnow.com, triitnow.com 8/13/11 Luray International Triathlon Luray, david@ enduranceworks.net, luraytriathlon.com 8/14/11 Luray Sprint Triathlon Lura, david@enduranceworks.net, luraytriathlon.com Kids Can Du Manassas, 703637-0370, info@triitnow.com, triitnow.com


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CALENDAR [ southeast ]

Event Spot Light Hemingway 5K Sunset Run July 21, Key West, Fla. Go to the southernmost point in the U.S. on Key West for this Saturday evening run that celebrates the island’s most famous literary figure. Keywest specialevents. com

Kids Tri Too Manassas, 703637-0370, info@triitnow.com, triitnow.com 8/21/11 Commonwealth Sports Medicine Pink Power Sprint Triathlon Midlothian, 804-389-0588, 411@ richmondmultisports.com, .richmondmultisports.com XTERRA Charlottesville Charlottesville, xterraplanet.com 9/10/11 Fredericksburg Off-Road Duathlon #2 Fredericksburg, 540-891-9984, fredevents@ hotmail.com, fredevents.org Patriot’s Half Triathlon Williamsburg, setupevents.com 9/11/11 Reston Triathlon Reston, triinfo@restontri.org, restontriathlon.org 9/18/11 Fountainhead Off-Road Duathlon Fairfax Station, info@ex2adventures.com, 9/24/11 Big Lick Triathlon Huddleston, setupevents.com

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9/25/11 Naylor’s Beach Triathlon/ Duathlon Warsaw, 804-389-0588, laurie@ richmondmultisports.com, richmondmultisports.com

11/13/11 Du It Duathlon Manassas, 703-637-0370, info@triitnow. com, triitnow.com

10/1/11 Giant Acorn International Triathlon Bumpass, setupevents.com

6/4/11 Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon Leesburg, VA, 707.933.1769, raceinfo@ destinationraces.com, .destinationraces.com

10/2/11 Giant Acorn Sprint Triathlon Bumpass, setupevents.com 10/9/11 Napier Realtors Richmond Sprint Triathlon Midlothian, 804-389-0588, 411@ richmondmultisports.com, .richmondmultisports.com 10/22/11 Tough Mudder MidAtlantic - Saturday Wintergreen, 7186436171, info@toughmudder.com, toughmudder.com 10/23/11 Tough Mudder MidAtlantic - Sunday Wintergreen, 7186436171, info@toughmudder.com, .toughmudder.com

Running

6/5/11 Conquer the Cove Trail 25k and Marathon Roanoke, 540-525-9452, info@mountainjunkies.net, .mountainjunkies.net Conquer the Cove: Carvins Cove Trail 25K and Marathon Roanoke, info@mountainjunkies.net, mountainjunkies.net Herndon Festival 10K/5K Run Herndon, herndonfestival. net 6/7/11 Lynchburg Road Runners Summer Track Series Lynchburg, info@ riversiderunners.com, riversiderunners.com

6/11/11 EX2 Off-Road Half Marathon and 10K Triangle, (571) 2516034, info@ex2adventures. com, .ex2adventures.com Run Amuck Quantico, 703-4321165, Marine.Marathon@usmc. mil, marinecorpshistorichalf. com The Varmint Half Marathon & 5K Burkes Garden, runtricities.org 6/12/11 EX2 Off-Road Half Marathon and 10K Triangle, 571-2516034, info@ex2adventures. com, ex2adventures.com SPCA Rescue Run 5K Fredericksburg, 540-371-9622, davidb@runfarc.com, farc.org 6/14/11 Lynchburg Road Runners Summer Track Series Lynchburg, info@ riversiderunners.com, riversiderunners.com 6/18/11 Fredericksburg Off-Road 5 Miler Fredericksburg, 540-4555605, fredevents@hotmail. com, fredevents.org

Presbyterian Homes 5K Lynchburg, info@ riversiderunners.com, riversiderunners.com 6/21/11 Lynchburg Road Runners Summer Track Series Lynchburg, info@ riversiderunners.com, riversiderunners.com 6/25/11 Chesty Puller Memorial Twin Bridge 10K Run West Point, peninsulatrackclub.com 6/28/11 Lynchburg Road Runners Summer Track Series Lynchburg, info@ riversiderunners.com, riversiderunners.com 7/1/11 Independence 5000 Fairfax, 703-248-6883, events@runpacers.com, independence5000.com 7/4/11 Lynchburg Downtown Academy Mile Lynchburg, info@riversiderunners.com, riversiderunners.com


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[ southeast ] CALENDAR PVTC Go Fourth 8K Alexandria, 703-505-3567, racedirector@att.net, pvtc.org Yorktown Independence Day 8K Yorktown, peninsulatrackclub.com 7/16/11 Percival’s Island 5-Miler Lynchburg, info@ riversiderunners.com, riversiderunners.com 7/23/11 Crystal City Twilighter 5K Arlington, 703-248-6883, events@runpacers.com, crystalcitytwilighter.com 7/24/11 Mental Health 5K Fredericksburg, 540-371-9622, davidb@runfarc.com, farc.org 7/30/11 Friends of the W&OD 10K Vienna, 703-505-3567, racedirector@att.net, marathoncharitypartners.org/ friends/

Smart Smiles 5K Newport News, lmilburn@bagclub.com, 8/24/11 Harvest Lake 5K Coventry, peninsulatrackclub.com 8/27/11 EDUC8-K and 1K Fun Run Lynchburg, riversiderunners. com Patrick Henry Half Marathon Ashland, phhalf@rrrc.org, rrrc.org

WEST VIRGINIA CyCling

6/11/11 Big Bear 2X12 Mountain Bike Race Bruceton Mills, 6/19/11 North Bend Cross Country Parkersburg, 6/25/11 Hilly Billy Roubaix Morgantown, abraracing.com

7/31/11 Pony Pasture 5K Richmond, rrrc.org

6/26/11 Canaan Mountain Bike Festival Davis,

8/2/11 Predict Your Time 5 Miler Newport News, peninsulatrackclub.com

7/2/11 Barbour Detour Road Race Philippi, abraracing.com

8/6/11 Coast Guard Day 5K Yorktown, peninsulatrackclub. com 8/10/11 Lake Matoaka 4.3 Mile Trail Challenge Williamsburg, peninsulatrackclub.com 8/13/11 Lynchburg Half Marathon, 5K and Youth Run Lynchburg, info@riversiderunners.com, rivercityrunners.com Salem Distance Run Salem, 540-772-2782, lguilliams@ healthfocusswva.org, healthfocusswva.org 8/17/11 Swamp Bridge 5K Newport News, peninsulatrackclub.com 8/20/11 15th Annual Fab 5k Salem, 540-525-9452, info@ mountainjunkies.net, .mountainjunkies.net Fab 5K Roanoke, 540-3753990, info@mountainjunkies. net, mountainjunkies.net

7/3/11 Race to Lil Moe’s Place Philippi, sportsnspokes@ verizon.net, wvmba.com 7/10/11 Valley Falls Challenge Fairmont, teejaymartin@msn. com, wvmba.com 7/17/11 Spruceberry Mountain Fest Cabins, 304-259-5286, info@blackwaterbikes.com, wvmba.com

8/21/11 The White Oak Challenge at Watters Smith Lost Creek, ridealotwv@hotmail.com, wvmba.com 8/28/11 Henry Clay 30K Morgantown, 304-685-3367, gshogren@ gmail.com, wvmba.com

Marathon/half Marathon 6/4/11 Ridge Runner Marathon Cairo, Kenneth.T.Zebo@wv.gov, .northbendsp.com 10/1/11 Freedom’s Run Shepherdstown, bill@ freedomsrun.org, .freedomsrun.org

Multisport 6/25/11 MedExpress Mountaineer Triathlon Morgantown, customerservice@hfpracing. com, .mountaineertriathlon. com/ 6/26/11 MedExpress Mountaineer Triathlon Morgantown, 440-350-1708, mountaineertriathlon.com/ details

running 6/18/11 Highlands Sky Trail Run Davis, 304-924-5835, irunwv@ gmail.com, wvmtr.org/events/ highlands-sky-40m-trail-run/

KARA GOUCHER

Supermom

7/31/11 Little Beaver Chainring Challenge Beaver, wvmba.com 8/6/11 Big Bear Lake MTB Ultra Bruceton Mills, 304-379-4382, Bentfattire@aol.com, wvmba. com 8/14/11 Black Bear Mountain Bike Race Charleston, tearjerkers@ verizon.net, wvmba.com 8/20/11 Appalachia Visited Road Race Kingwood, abraracing. com

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The Long Run By scott Jurek

Racing Flats Aren’t Just for Racing

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gradually into training. The most obvious benefit of racSelection should be based on the ing flats is that they’re lighter. They distance you’ll be training for and initiate quicker turnover and studracing, as well as the amount of ies demonstrate that lighter shoes cushioning and support you desire. reduce energy costs up to 3 percent, Racing footwear can a small number that can be grouped by shape add up to significant time The key to and fit: Shorter distance savings over the course success is shoes are more form of a distance event. I also knowing the fitting and have less believe that running in benefits and outsole surface area; minimalist shoes connects the feet to the ground, aldisadvantages, longer distance shoes have more cushioning lowing the brain to realize matching a flat and support. If you’re acmore sensory information. to your goals customed to running in This promotes body awareand properly highly supportive, cushness that leads to natural introducing the ioned shoes, start with a form adjustments. Racing longer distance flat even flats can provide most of new footwear if you’re planning to run the benefits of barefoot into training a shorter race. Get fit by running; they can also and racing. a trusted specialty runease the transition from ning retailer to find the running shod to barefoot. pair that conforms best to the shape Before you take off in flats, you of your feet. should know the disadvantages. AcGive yourself time to adapt to the cording to the author of “The Lore of new footwear. Injuries result from Running,” Dr. Tim Noakes, “Minimal shoes and racing flats can cause sore training too much, too soon in flats and, in the case of racing, too little, feet, add stress on the musculosktoo soon. Six to eight weeks before eletal system and increase the risk the event in which you want to wear for injury.” To help counter these your flats, make sure to do short potential drawbacks, flats need to be recovery runs in your new shoes selected properly and incorporated

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one to two times per week, and a shorter speed or tempo session once per week. If you’re using the flats as your training shoes, start out by only wearing them to complete 5 to 10 percent of your weekly mileage, broken up into one to two easy recovery runs. Continue to increase the amount of racing flat mileage by 5 to 10 percent each week; at four to six weeks, racing flats can be worn for training at faster paces. It’s a good idea to alternate running in flats with different shoes on a weekly basis because this will require your musculoskeletal system to use different muscles, which can reduce overuse injuries. Keep in mind that the lighter the flat, the quicker they will break down—you might need to replace flats sooner than other shoes. Always pay attention to your body and return to more supportive trainers if you feel an injury coming on. Each runner is unique and adapts to minimalist running differently. Race and train light, but run smart. Based in Boulder, Colo., Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the Western States 100-mile trail run. Read more from Scott at Competitor.com.

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inimalist running shoes are popping up left and right, but this style has long been available in the form of racing flats and spikes. While some runners might feel intimidated by racing flats, rest assured: Racing flats are for everyone.


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