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2018 Running Journal

Marathon and Half-marathon Calendar


DIVAS HALF MARATHON


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24rd Annual Gupton Jeep Tom King Classic March 3, 2018 Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium Home of the Tennessee Titans

THE RRCA’s TIPS FOR RUNNING SAFELY 1. DON’T WEAR HEADSETS. Use your ears to be aware of your surroundings. Using headphones, you lose the use of an important sense: your hearing.

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2. Always stay alert and aware of what’s going on around you. The more aware you are, the less vulnerable you are. 3. Carry a cell phone or change for a phone call. Know the locations of call boxes and telephones along your regular route. 4. Trust your intuition about a person or an area. React on your intuition and avoid a





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person or situation if you’re unsure. If something tells you a situation is not “right”, it isn’t. 5. Alter or vary your running route pattern; run in familiar areas if possible. In unfamiliar areas, such as while traveling, contact a local RRCA club or running store. Know where open businesses or stores are located.

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6. Run with a partner. Run with a dog. 7. Write down or leave word of the direction of your run. Tell friends and family of your favorite running routes. 8. Avoid unpopulated areas, deserted streets, and overgrown trails. Especially avoid unlit areas, especially at night. Run clear of parked cars or bushes. 9. Carry identification or write your name, phone number, and blood type on the inside sole of your running shoe. Include any medical information. Don’t wear jewelry. 10. Ignore verbal harassment. Use discretion in acknowledging strangers. Look directly at others and be observant, but keep your distance and keep moving. 11. Run against traffic so you can observe approaching automobiles. 12. Wear reflective material if you must run before dawn or after dark. 13. Practice memorizing license tags or identifying characteristics of strangers.

FIRST LIGHT MARATHON

14. Carry a noisemaker and/or OC (pepper) spray. Get training in self-defense and t he use of pepper spray.

Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 5-Person Relay, LifeSouth Kids Marathon and 1.2 Mile Fun Run

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Servis1st Bank First Light Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay, Mobile, AL larchmobdev@hotmail.com, www.firstlightmarathon.com Key West Half Marathon & 5K, Key West, FL bwpromo3@bellsouth.net, www.keywesthalfmarathon.com

Mississippi Blues Marathon & Half Marathon, Jackson, MS info@msbluesmarathon.com, www.msbluesmarathon.com


ROCKET CITY MARATHON


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Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K, Hilton Head Island, SC bfs@hargray.com, www.bearfootsports.com

GHS Half Marathon & 5K, Greenville, SC www.swamprabbitrace.com

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Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic - 2/24:

15K & 5K; 2/25: Half Marathon & 8K, Tampa, FL information@tampabayrun.com, www.tampabayrun.com

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24th Annual Gupton Jeep Tom King Classic Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk, Nashville, TN pasta4run@aol.com, www.tomkingclassic.com

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Marathon of the Treasure Coast & Half Marathon, Stuart, FL racedirector@treasurecoastmarathon.com, www.treasurecoastmarathon.com

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Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, Atlanta, GA Natalie Demarko (404)231-9064 (x128), ndemarko@atlantatrackclub.org, www.atlantatrackclub.org/2018-publix-georgia-marathon-half-marathon

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ZOOMA Texas Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Austin/Bastrop, TX info@zoomarun.com, www.zoomarun.com

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay, Knoxville,TN jalts2@comcast.net, www.knoxvillemarathon.com


MYRTLE BEACH MARATHON


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Hogeye Marathon, Half Marathon & Relays, Springdale, AR www.hogeyemarathon.com


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People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay, Burlington, VT jess@runvermont.org, www.runvcm.org


2018 “the 8390 rod portage”

26.2 - 13.1 - 5K September 22, 2018 elymarathon.com Ely, Minnesota

DIVAS HALF MARATHON


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Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, Steamboat Springs, CO Sarah Leonard 970-875-7006, www.steamboatmarathon.com Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay, Deadwood, SD emily@runcrazyhorse.com, www.DeadwoodMickelsonTrailMarathon.com


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INSPIRATION 26.2 - Trail of Truth A to Z, the 26 miles of life...and a little more. By Bruce Morrison, Running Journal President

RRCA HOT WEATHER RUNNING TIPS Running in the heat can be dangerous if the proper precautions and preparations are not followed. The following are some of the RRCA Sports Committee’s recommendations for running in a hot environment: 1. Avoid dehydration!!! You can lose between 6 and 12 oz. of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Therefore it is important to pre-hydrate (10-15 oz. of fluid 10 to 15 minutes prior to running) and drink fluids every 20-30 minutes along your running route. To determine if you are hydrating properly, weigh yourself before and after running. You should have drunk one pint of fluid for every pound you’re missing. lndicators that you are running dehydrated are a persistent elevated pulse rate after finishing your run, and dark yellow urine. Keep in mind that thirst is not an adequate indicator of dehydration. 2. Run in the shade whenever possible & avoid direct sun and blacktop. When you are going to be exposed, apply at least #15 sunscreen. Not only can the sun affect your skin, but its rays can affect your eyes, so when it is sunny wear sunglasses that can filter out UVA and UVB rays. Wearing a hat with a visor will not only shades your eyes but also the skin on your face. 3. When running, if you become dizzy, nauseated, have dry skin or the chills...STOP running and try to get a drink. If you do not feel better, get help. 4. If you have a heart or respiratory problem or you are on any medication, consult with your doctor about running in the heat. In some cases it may be in your best interests to run indoors. Also, if you have a history of heat stroke/illness, run with extreme caution. 5. Children should limit their running in the heat due to their lower tolerance of heat. 6. Avoid plastic sweat suits, late morning races, salt tablets, and consuming drinks with high sugar concentration. Avoid running ill.

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7. DO wear light colored clothing, check hair and body for ticks after running in the woods, drink plenty of water, listen to the race director’s pre-race announcements regarding the heat/humidity prior to racing, and tell someone your running route. Ayne Furman, DPM and Cathy Fieseler, MD www.rrca.org


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Mesa Falls Marathon & Half Marathon, Ashton, ID Dave Jacobson 208-360-9507, www.mesafallsmarathon.com


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    Marathon, Half Marathon, Junior Marathon & Fort Oglethorpe 5k - Nov. 10, 2018

     HEMINGWAY SUNSET RUN


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MAGIC CITY HALF MARATHON


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Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, Columbia, SC Brindy McNair 803-296-2330, www.WalkForLifeColumbia.org


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Myakka River Half Marathon "Run for the Memories" & 5K, Sarasota, FL, www.myakkahalf.com

Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, Half Marathon, Jr. Marathon & Fort Oglethorpe 5K, Fort Oglethorpe, GA marathon@chattanoogatrackclub.org, www.battlefieldmarathon.com Anthem Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon, Richmond, VA scott@sportsbackers.org, ww.richmondmarathon.org

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Magic City Half Marathon & 5K, Birmingham, AL www.magiccityrun.com

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MYRTLE BEACH MINI MARATHON


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