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Dynamic Duos 14 • Lose to Win 16 • Keeper Directory 18










February 2009 >> Vol. 18 >> No. 2

Train Together 14 Zonies To Remain Together

Shelli Read profiles four inspiring duos that make take time to train together

16 Turn Loss into Triumph Chandra Graham talks with ultramarathioner Lisa Smith-Batchen about winning by loosing.

18 The Keeper Directory

A list of national sports and fitness organizations plus a comprehensive list of marathons and half marathons

Publisher’s Note. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 A Different View by Sue Berliner

Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 An inside scoop on our writers

Fast Breaks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Kobe Bryant, Skully’s Buddies, Dolan Springs, Tour de Fat

On Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10



A r i z o n a’ s S p o r t s & F i t n e s s R e s o u r c e

Upcoming must do events. Cactus Pedal, Great Urban Race, Whiskey Off Road, Las Palomas Rocky Point Triathlon

Gotta Have It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Brain Tonic, Sansa Slot Music, Bumper Issue, The Coolest Race on Earth

Sweat Shorts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Dawn to Dusk, Iron Girl

Que Pasa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The SWEAT Marketplace. . . . 29 On the Cover Photo compilation by Julika Kade On this page Catching air at the Dawn to Dusk endurance bike race, McDowell Mountain Park. Elle D’Agostino, ViViD action photography,

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Vol. 18 >> No. 2 >> February 2009


Different Views of the Rock ‘N Roll

Sue Berliner


Editor at Large Joan Westlake

stared apprehensively at the tiny ladder that was zip-tied to the metal scaffolding. As a disc jockey in a previous life, I hung my share of disco balls from the ceiling. I have walked theater and concert hall catwalks over the past decade as an audio describer for the visually impaired. But the ladder before me to a small platform at the finish line for the Rock ‘N Roll Kid’s Rock 1-miler made me nervous. I cautiously followed race announcer Ian Brooks up the flimsy ladder. I snaked through the thin cross bars to the platform. Mother Nature had better not call, I was here to stay. Worth the climb, the perch offered a great view of this Saturday prelude to the next day’s PF Chang’s Rock N’ Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon. The kindergarteners through sixth graders stormed the parking lot surrounding Sun Devil Stadium. Parents gathered near the start and finish areas, cameras ready to shoot. Each grade took off in 15-minute increments on the 1-mile course. Some of the 3,300 children were completing the final mile of an accumulated 25.2-mile training journey offered by the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. With one in five Arizona children overweight or obese, the program is designed to help kids and their parents learn skills for a healthier lifestyle. Sunday, when I arrived at the marathon finish line, I cringed. To get to the scaffold’s platform, there was a two-legged ladder, attached to nothing. I made myself crawl up and joined my co-announcers for the day -- the voice of Ironman, Mike Reilly, and legendary John “The Penguin” Bingham. Mike called the exciting men’s finish, in which just half-asecond separated second place from the winner. Above the crowd of people, I noticed things I might have missed down in the throngs. I spotted Matt Hage, a friend who helped me through a thunderstorm in my first double crossing of the Canyon. Matt was again helping others as the pacer for a 3:15 marathon. He came in on the money, waited and greeted members of his pace group, giving everyone high fives. I felt like a fly on the wall observing many other special moments. I also spotted always festively dressed, Arizona running ambassador, David Bluestein. In a red wig, he traded his pace-leader jersey for two, 5-foot-long plastic pipes that he used to guide Steve Gokey, a running veteran of more than 24 marathons – including Bostonwho has been blind from birth. David, with 37 marathons under his shoes, said his sore legs would be nothing compared to what Steve was accomplishing. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of my favorite dance rival (SWEAT, Nov. 08), Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman, who was running the half. He rallied 220 runners and raised more than $250,000 for Tempe YESS, the Youth Education Social Services charities. He ran an amazing 2:01, including stopping to shake hands and smile for the cameras. As the final runners were winding their way to the finish, a group of about 40 Team in Training coaches gathered and danced while cheering in all the remaining finishers. As I struggled down the precarious ladder, I was reminded that whether facing challenges of training for a competition or what life throws your way, there is the promise of rewards beyond what we can imagine. A new view of you and others is waiting.

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Contributing Writers

Nancy Clark Marty Velasco Hames Shelli Read Sharon Salomon Stephanie Spence

Photographers Randy Berryman Heather Hill


Hiroko Tsugawa


Jeriece Lee Melissa Lis Robert Stokes

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Chandra Graham


By profiling elite ultra runner Lisa SmithBatchen, Graham delves into the psychology of turning defeat into triumph. The nationally published freelance writer trained with Bachen, eventually achieving 15 races of marathon distance or longer in one year. “Batchen’s amazing to see in action,” Chandra says of her former coach. “She can racewalk uphill faster than most athletes can run.”





Shelli Read Shelli is our Northern Ariz. go-to-gal. She resides in Prescott Valley and is a fourth grade teacher and a freelance writer. She loves to read, travel, practice yoga, and play in-line hockey. Hockey is one of her passions. She named the Arizona Sundogs, the reigning 2008 Central Hockey League champions. She started running 10 years ago and fell in love with the sport. She completed her first marathon, the San Diego Rock -n- Roll Marathon, in 2003, and has since competed in numerous half marathons and 10Ks. She co-directs Tour de Pee Vee foot race in Prescott Valley. This month, Shelli profiles four inspiring couples that train together to remain together.



Jeriece Lee A native Arizonan, Jeriece joined SWEAT as an intern. She contributes to SWEAT Shorts and regularly handles the On Schedule column. Jeriece, a 25 year old Journalism student, graduated this past December from West Virginia University (WVU). After completing her degree, Jeriece is interested in the advertising field. She received a full-ride scholarship to WVU for basketball. She enjoys reading and watching reality TV.

Melissa Lis Melissa’s a seasoned SWEAT’ intern, regularly handles the monster task of our calendar. She contributes to our SWEAT Shorts. Her favorite task is covering an event through the lens of her camera. Now into her second year, she has been attending ASU Walter Cronkite School of journalism. “I’m going to major in print journalism,” she says. “I want to get more experience in magazine publishing, reporting, and page layout. I am also starting up my own clothing line. When I’m older I hope to own a few businesses and pursue my career in journalism, working for a fashion, fitness or women’s magazine.”

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Impress your sweetie with a stroll through the Desert Botanical Garden, now featuring really cool displays of Dale Chihuly’s glass art. And you’ll save the $15- each admission fee if you book your visit from Feb. 14 through16. Make reservations for morning, afternoon or late afternoon time slots. You can easily put in a couple of miles over the various trails and the Sonoran Desert Nature Trail has some nice elevation and great views. Make reservations at 480-4818188 or go to

When Paul Langworthy was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 27, he fought on his own. But, when his daughter Hannah was diagnosed with the same disease at the age of 11 months, everything changed. He became involved with the American Diabetes Association, first as a Diabetic Counselor at Camp AZDA, the ADA’s summer residence camp for children with diabetes, then on the Community Leadership Board and with the organization’s other local events. For Langworthy, who has a degree in Exercise Physiology, it was a natural for him to take an active role in the ADA’s fitness events.  A four-time participant with Team Diabetes, the association’s marathon training program, he has completed eight marathons and also cycled in the ADA’s Tour de Cure with Hannah for several years. He has raised more than $ 30,000 participating in these events. You’ll see the Langworthy father-daughter duo at this year’s Tour de Cure, March 14. For more information on the Tucson and Phoenix Tour de Cure, spin into

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Osa]pOdknpo Deadly risks outweigh dubious benefits of hormones SWEAT has been publishing the deadly research evidence for decades that taking menopause hormone pills significantly increases the risks of cancer. Yet the dangerous drug that rarely delivers more than a placebo effect remains one of the most popular on the market. Here we go again… Reported at the December San Antonio Breast Cancer Instituted was a follow-up federal study of the Women’s Health Initiative that reveals that the risks of the use of combination (estrogen plus progestin) hormone therapy in healthy, postmenopausal women persist even a few years after stopping the drugs and clearly outweigh the benefits. Researchers report that about three years

after women stopped taking combination hormone therapy, many of the health effects of hormones such as increased risk of heart disease are diminished, but overall risks, including risks of stroke, blood clots and cancer, remain high. Breast cancer risks doubled. After being on combination hormone therapy for several years, the women’s risk of cardiovascular disease was significantly higher – from a 29 percent increase in heart attacks to a 41 percent increase in strokes and nearly twice the risk of serious blood clots – compared to the women who did not take hormones. The WHI is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.




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Tempe’s Tour de Fat Rides High

Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, passed the $1 million mark in money raised for non-profit organizations. The 11 2008 Tour de Fat (www.tour-de-fat. com) stops raised more than $250,000, making the grand total $1,015,196 for the nine years of the cycling circus. The City of Tempe’s Oct. 11 event attracted more than 7,000 attendees and raised $53,785, just behind the brew’s hometown of Ft. Collins’ top amount of $62,586 and way ahead of big cities such as Chicago with a weenie $11,000. Tour de Fat is free to participants, but beer and merchandise proceeds go to local cycling nonprofits. That’s a lot of beer Tempe! Tour de Fat also includes car-for-bike swappers, who commit to live car free for a year. Roll into more details at

Diabetes Training Camp Training with diabetes has unique health aspects. Diabetes camp is the place to meet other athletes facing those challenges, learn how to best get fit all the while having fun. Whether you need a fitness program, want to tweak your exercise regime, better manage your diabetes or push your triathlon and marathon training to a higher level, elite coaches will help you meet your goals. Arizona camps fill fast, so make reservations early: March 8 to 14, Tucson (held in conjunction with Trifest); Aug. 9 to 15, Eugene, Ore.; and Sept. 20 to 26, The Berkshires, Mass. Info: nancy@diabetestrainingcamp. com, or 248-770-3688.

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Kick Off Dolan Spring Trails Join Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona Feb. 28 to March 1 to help launch the Dolan Springs Community Trail Network. After years of planning, the community’s Council has a plan to build a network of community trails. This February is the first build event and volunteers are needed. Dolan Springs, in northwest Arizona, was recently known as Lake Mohave Ranchos development and before that it was the Bonelli Ranch. It is at the gateway to the Lake Mead Recreation Area, and Grand Canyon West (The Skywalk.) Info: 480966-2689, or www.

Scully’s Buddy Training Program Scully Personal Training launches its Buddy Training Program, a challenging one-hour workout class that is an affordable way to fit fitness into your budget while enjoying time with friends. Bring your buddies and a custom program is designed just for your group. More friends mean more savings for each. “Bring your buddies and sweat it out at Chiseled Gym on Central in Phoenix or I can come to your office,” says Fitness Coach Jaci Scully. “I’ll provide the equipment. No gym required. All you need is a conference room or space for one of the most invigorating workouts in town.” The one-, two- and three-workouts a week are a mixture of Pilates, mat work, bands and weights -- all with a bit of a boot camp feel. Prices for each session are $30 each for two buddies and $25 each for three to six buddies. Larger group savings are available. Info and reservations: www.scullypersonaltrainer. com or 602-4021824.

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Discover all the hidden treasures to be found at Cattail Cove State Park, beginning at 10 a.m., Feb. 21. Geo Caching is related to orienteering where people find their way using a compass, except that Geo Caching uses the personal, handheld Global Positioning Systems to find treasure locations. After a brief history of GPS including how it was conceived and the etiquette that goes along with the sport, participating attendees are off to find more than 12 geo-caches hidden on various trails for hikers and several sites along the shoreline. There’s also a raffle. This annual event is free but there’s a $10 per car admission to the park; camping is available. Bring your own GPS. Cattail Cove State Park is located 10 miles south of Lake Havasu City. Find park details at Parks/CACO or by calling 928-855-1223.

Find Joy

Joyful Yoga Studio is now open in Chandler offering a full yoga curriculum as well as Zumba and Pilates classes. Zumba is a vigorous, fun and challenging cardio workout with lots of smiling, laughing, and sweating. Create long, lean muscles with core-strengthening Pilates classes and Pilates Reformer lessons. Joyful Yoga is not for the yoga perfectionist or fashion maven. It’s a place to bring yourself – whatever your age or ability – and an open heart. Classes are affordable. Find Joyful Yoga at 3900 W. Ray Road, just east of McClintock Road in Chandler. Info: www.joyfulyogastudio. com or 480-814-1780.

disadvantaged children. Limited to just 300 guests, Kobe Bryant’s exclusive Feb. 13 event is expected to attract the Valley’s most prominent business leaders, athletes, politicians, socialites and other notable contributors who care about charities that support children. Tickets are priced from $500 per person for the general reception up to $50,000 for the “Slam Dunk” corporate sponsorship package, which includes four tickets to the All Star Game, a special VIP photo opportunity with Kobe Bryant and a special commemorative gift from Kobe

Volume of Veritable Vegan Feasts A vegan diet is great for your heart in addition to being a heartfelt gesture toward animals and Mother Earth. But many followers of the no-animal fare complain that they just can’t face once more plate of pasta primavera! To the rescue is a delicious new cookbook -- Great Chefs Cook Vegan-- by 30-year vegan Linda Long (Gibbs Smith/$35). Visually stunning, this is a great gift for anyone who loves to dish it out. In fact, each recipe ends with “How to plate” instructions. Choose to feast on Baby Beet Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette and Chickpea Fritters; Sweet Pea Ravioli with Sautéed Pea Leaves; Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers with Sunflower Seed Risotto; or Chocolate Cake with a Chocolate Truffle Molten Center. Some dishes require Top Chef talents, such as Erik Blauberg’s Terrine of White and Green Asparagus with Truffles and Beet Horseradish Dressing, while others, like Jose Andres’ Skewer of Watermelon and Tomato, are brilliant in their simplicity. Recipes for a three- or fourcourse vegan meal are presented by 25 of today’s best chefs including Daniel Boulud, Todd English, Thomas Keller, Jean-George Vongerichten, Eric Ripert, Alex Stratta, John Besh and Suzanne Goin. Many are recipients of the coveted James Beard Award for culinary excellence.

Bryant. For sponsorship opportunities and tickets, contact Corinne Lovas at Corinne@ or Kelly Molique at

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Geo Cache Bash at Cattail Cove State Park

The 2009 All-Star Game is in town and at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, in Paradise Valley, Los Angeles Lakers and Olympic gold medalist Kobe Bryant hosts a premier charity cocktail party in honor of three organizations committed to helping underprivileged children in Phoenix and around the country. The event takes place at the home of entrepreneur and philanthropist Eric Crown, founder of Insight Enterprises. The non-profit organization -- After-School All-Stars -- headlines this special evening. This group provides after-school programming for more than 70,000



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Stop tobacco use – don’t smoke or chew or be around those who do.


Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, oily fish, and wholegrain breads, beans and rice.


Monitor your booze. A glass of wine or beer daily can be beneficial but too much alcohol can damage the heart muscle, increase blood pressure and make you act stupid.


Get active. The heart is a muscle so work it out with at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day.


Manage your weight. Bottom line, excess body fat is dangerous.


Check your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. High levels of cholesterol can lead to fatty deposits in your coronary arteries.


Lower stress levels. Stress contributes to strokes and other ills plus may spark food binging or other negative coping behaviors.


Know your family history. You should take extra precautions if you find out coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer or other physical problems are or have been experienced by close relatives.


Recognize the early signs of coronary heart disease. A first sign may be tightness or discomfort in the chest, neck, arm or stomach, which comes on when you exert yourself but goes away with rest. Women should beware of persistent indigestion.


TriFest 09 Health and Fitness Expo More than 100 vendors present the latest bicycling, running, swimming and fitness nutrition info and stuff at the TriFest 09 Health & Fitness Expo at the North Exhibition Hall of the Tucson Convention Center on March 6 from noon to 4:30 p.m., March 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be “Best of Show” product judging, equipment demonstrations and 10- to 15-minute informational clinics plus pro athlete appearances. Area coaches demonstrate fitness testing procedures including lactate threshold and VO2max. Packet pick-up for Southern Arizona Road Runners Sunday morning Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run is at the Expo on Friday and Saturday. American Classic Wheels is raffling a set of 420 Road wheels on Sunday for contestants in the weekend’s Tucson Bicycle Classic. The Expo entry fee of $5 or two cans of food benefits the Tucson Community Food Bank. Info:

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Watch out for salt that can boost your blood pressure, which increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease. Read nutrition labels because sodium can be a big component of processed foods.

Health tips courtesy of the British Heart Foundation.

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Tucson hosts the fifth Annual Lighthouse/ City YMCA 5k Run/Walk and SilverSneakers 2-Mile Fun Walk on Feb. 22. Runners and walkers of all levels and ages are invited including dog walkers, wheelchair athletes, seniors and baby joggers. This flat race course begins and ends at McCormick Park, next to the Lighthouse/City YMCA located at 2900 N. Columbus Blvd. The course heads head north to the Rillito River along a soft, dirt trail with scenic mountain views. The 5k starts at 8:30 a.m. and the fun walk approximately five minutes later. A free, 200-yard Fun Run for all kids 8 and under starts at 9:30 a.m. in the park. All proceeds go to the YMCA’s Changing Lives campaign, which funds scholarships for Tucson youth and families. Info: 520-8852782 or



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Great Urban Race Known as the mini “Amazing Race,” The Great Urban Race returns to Phoenix on Feb. 28. Two-person teams find checkpoints, complete challenges and navigate the streets of Phoenix in what always turns out to be a wacky urban adventure. The race starts and finishes at Sliders American Grill, next to Chase Field, 201 S. 4th St. Packet pick-up is 11 to 11:55 a.m. The race gun goes off at high noon. There are several parking lots and parking structures in the immediate area. Fees for this challenge are $50 per person until Feb. 2, $60 per person until Feb. 27 and $70 per person on race day. Sign up early. Registration closes at 500 teams. For info, rush into www. or call 773-770-6032.


BepB]na March 14 Cactus Pedal

The fourth annual Cactus Pedal is a 27-mile cycling challenge through the Sacaton Mountains, beginning and ending at the Ed Hooper Rodeo Park in the Paul Mason Sports Complex, 2525 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande. Participants enjoy beautiful desert scenery plus a challenging trip up the backside of the “hill.” All entrants receive an event T-shirt and breakfast. The action begins to roll at 8 a.m. The fee structure is

a simple $35 per rider. Roll into or call Casa Grande Parks and Rec at 520-421-8677.

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Epic Rides, the creators of the infamous Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo endurance mountain bike race, brings you the Whiskey Off-Road. The cyclists flow smoothly from historic Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott on April 25. From there it is a steep climb on the pavement, while making their way out to the endless single-track offerings located in the Prescott National Forest. Once in the forest, there’s technical, fast single track, smooth fire roads, quality climbing and vistas that leaves riders breathless. Scheduled in late spring, the Whiskey Off-Road offers ideal conditions for riding, relaxing on the Court House lawn and shopping around the historic downtown. The ride is in memory of Mike Janelle, an American professional racer in the prime of his life, who died in his sleep of heart failure, just a few months before his son Mike Jr. was born. There are three distances: 50-Proof, 25-Proof and 15-Proof Fun Ride. To slug down the 50- and 25-mile events, you will have to shell out $65; the fun ride is $55. If you wait till March 30, it is an additional $10. There is no race day registration. Packet pick-up is from 2 to 7 p.m. on April 24 on the Southeast corner of Goodwin Street and Montezuma (Whiskey Row). Mosey into www.epicrides. com or call 520-745-2033.

Holualoa El Tour de Phoenix A Valley staple returns for its 18th edition on April 4. Open to all ages and abilities, the Tour offers 74- and 26-mile courses. All routes are through Mesa, beginning at Red Mountain Park, 7745 E. Brown Road. Routes extend into the scenic backdrop of the Salt River Recreation Area and the Tonto National Forest. The 74-mile event is a perimeter ride around Red Mountain and the 26-mile course feeds onto the main route. Both feature an approximately 3-mile climb on the final leg of the event. A family friendly, 4-mile Kids & Family Fun Ride is also offered. El Tour de Phoenix benefits the Perimeter Bicycling Association of America Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. The 72-mile event is at 6:30 a.m., the 25-mile at 9 a.m. and the 4-mile 10:30 a.m. The final day to register is April 3 at the 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bike Expo/Packet Pick Up at the Interstake Center, 830 E. Second Ave. Kids & Family Fun Ride registration is allowed on race day. To register call 520-745-2033 or visit

April 18 Las Palomas Rocky Point Triathlon Race south of the border and swim in ocean, run along a golf course and finish on the beach. After, enjoy the fiesta in the sand and hang out with friends while cooling off with free cerveza. Choose from Olympic, Olympic Relay or Sprint distance triathlons. Don’t like playing with the fish or pedaling a bike? Opt for the 5k or 10k runs. Race benies include chip timing; genderspecific technical T-shirt; awards three-deep overall Tris, 5k and 10k; awards three-deep for age categories on the triathlons and the triathlon relay; fully stocked aid stations with agua y PowerBar y Gatorade; free post-race beer garden with chips and salsa for athletes; and live entertainment. To sign up for the fun on the beach Olympic tri, it is $100 until March 8, $115 after. The Sprint tri is $85/$100, Relay Olympic $180/ $200, the 5k $ 30 and the 10k $ 35. Extra tickets for the Fiesta will cost $20. Spin into for more details.

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May 31 San Diego Marathon The event that changed the face of marathons turns 12 this year. The Rock N’ Roll Marathon hits San Diego on May 31. It is surf, sand and city with a 26.2-mile block party. If you ran the PF Chang’s half marathon, it is the perfect timing to step it up and tackle your first full marathon. Bands along the route keep the music flowing and rhythm in your step. Rampant cheerleading squads pump up the excitement. As always with Rock N’ Roll events, once you are done, you celebrate your victory at the headliner concert free to all participants. There’s a two-day Health & Fitness Expo, which is also the place for packet pick-up. More than 100 vendors will have the socks you forgot, great new running shorts and more. The free expo is at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 29 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 30. Info: or 800-311-1255.

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Lighthouse YMCA 5k

Great Urban Race

Cactus Pedal

Holualoa El Tour de Phoenix

Las Palomas Rocky Point Triathlon

Whiskey Off-Road

San Diego Marathon

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It’s the hot new music format – slotMusic™ -- and it won’t burn your wallet. This Sansa player allows you to instantly enjoy music without adding another job – finding and downloading tunes – to your hectic schedule. You get MP3 quality and convenient, slightly larger than a Bic lighter size but, instead of $100 bucks, the price is $19.99 including earphones and battery. For $34.99, you can get one with a cover design featuring popular artists plus a microSD™ card preloaded with the artist you choose. Just in time to put some new life in your New Year’s fitness resolution, there’s a “Don’t Quit” cover with a slot card of Euro techno workout music and words of encouragement from Body by Jake fitness icon Jake Steinfeld. The cards do have space for your own selections and come with a tiny USB sleeve so you can go to your favorite music site or add music you already have. There are more Jakecompiled workout music mixes at The new cards also play in microSD slot-enabled mobile phones, portable media players, computers and newer car stereos. The technology is just being introduced at retailers such as Best Buys but you can go to to find additional sources.


Better Brain Buzz

There are moments your brain just shuts down while your body screams, “No more caffeine,” especially loaded with preservatives, sugar or fake stuff like Aspartame. We tried Brain Toniq, an organic, kosher, botanicalbased, non-caffeinated think drink. It tastes light and citrus refreshing. The results were fairly quick but mild. There was a sense of feeling good, motivated and back on task. The beverage is ideal for when that report or article is due. Brain Toniq contains many traditional energy and stamina ingredients such as Rhodiola root, Choline and DMAE (two natural compounds), Eleuthero root (also known as Siberian Ginseng) and wild-harvested Blue Green Algae. To a mix of natural citrus extracts, organic agave nectar is added for sweetness without spiking blood sugar. Nutrition info is 80 calories, no fat, no sodium, no protein, 20g of carbs and sugar. Find it for about $2.60 an 8.4-ounce can at Whole Foods, independent grocery stores and coffee shops. Save by the case at



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Perfect Pack

The Bumper Issue pack is a perfect hiking, biking, festivalgoing, hydration day pack with quick and easy access to its twoliter bladder and tube. SWEAT’s publisher found it a bit large for her small frame but a good option for those average- and large-size folks who need their bike, the road and little else. The Bumper Issue has an integrated section in the right shoulder strap that holds and guides the hydration bladder tube for easy access. The water-resistant shell with rip-stop lining has a dual-zippered front pocket that allows easy access. The main flap has a quick release. Three internal compartments keep basics separate. The comfortable, padded straps have ventilated mesh. Choose from four cool, color combinations. Priced at $95, Crumpler bags are available at REI Paradise Valley and at

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Antarctica Marathon Musings

Its penguins, melting glaciers and dismal finish lines, oh my, in The Coolest Race on Earth: Mud, Madmen, Glaciers and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon (Chicago Review Press/$22.95) by sportswriter and marathon runner John Hanc [pronounce Hance]. This is an entertaining sports memoir that follows Hanc’s 2005 attempt to complete the 26.2mile icy adventure. It traces the wild history of the Antarctica Marathon and delivers a lot of Hanc’s musings on what drives humans to run any race. There’s inspiration and whimsy in his descriptions of participants such as the wheelchairbound doctor or three law-breaking grandmothers. This is a good gift for runners or anyone who enjoys an unusual tale.

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Train Together Remain Together

You see them at fun runs and marathons. You know – the happy couples that cycle and swim and play sports with their kids. Or, the dynamic duo that trains together for triathlons. In this age of tough times for lovers, SWEAT offers this Valentine’s Day romantic suggestion – perhaps perspiration might be part of the inspiration that binds couples together. We asked some of Arizona’s athletic pairs for the scoop on their pursuits of love and fitness. Audra and Steve Krell The Krells – Audra, 38 and Steve, 40 – have been together for 24 years. The Scottsdale couple has three boys – 15- , 12- and 10-yearsold. Audra, a freelancer, and Steve, a Chief Financial Officer, met in a candy store in Manitou Springs, Colo. Prime family activities are hiking, working out, playing golf and going to movies. The Krells say that golf became a major family fun pursuit when their middle son was 4-and-a-half and his Grandfather was teaching him the game. The grandson proved to be a natural. “Steve and I knew we needed to learn to

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play golf before our boys passed us by,” she says. “We had so much fun learning the game together and discovering Arizona through its golf courses.” Audra points out that a few years ago, she and Steve made a pact that they were not going to live separate lives and began by scheduling workouts together. Daily they wake up early and head to the gym with Steve driving so Audra can eat her oatmeal. Side-by-side on elliptical trainers, they chat and catch up on family life. Before 8 a.m., they’ve exercised and spent quality time together. The Krell’s advice to couples is to follow in their footsteps and invest in quality time together every single day.

Janell and Tim Bolen After 15 years together, this Phoenix couple has twin 4-year-olds, Cole and Cloe. Janell, 38, is executive director for Chances for Children-Arizona and Tim, 42, is the owner of Excel & Beyond Coaching and general manager for Onsite Design. Janell says that the twins, “…have made us excited parents but we also realize the importance of depending on one another at all times, no matter the cost. They are two gifts that we promise to love until the end of our lives, as we will with each other.” They met in Lubbock, Texas at the Buffalo Springs Half Ironman. That active genesis continues as they enjoy mountain biking, hiking, running, competing in triathlons, playing with the kids and the occasional swim together. Members of the Landis Racing Team, Landis Tri Club, Excel & Beyond Racing, and Team Chances, Janell said since the birth of

Pamela and Jeff Baylor It’s not exactly the romantic bicycle-builtfor-two, but the Baylors of Scottsdale, in their mid-40s, find training for and riding Saturday mornings with the Bicycle Ranch Club puts a togetherness spin on their relationship of 17 years. Hiking and going to the gym together are also activities the IT systems engineer [Pamela] and professional services consultant [Jeff] share. Jeff says that their commitment to working out means they have more energy to play with their children -- Zack, 13 and Kyle, 11. He adds that being a positive fitness role model for your kids has rewards, pointing out that Zack goes to the gym with them, is interested in biking and even watches what he eats. Riding on the weekends with Bicycle Ranch, a bike shop that has been serving the community of Scottsdale for 15 years, also gives Pamela and Jeff a group of friends that shares a lifestyle and a goal to be healthy. Jeff offers this advice to couples, “Work and support each other as a team in all aspects. Make it fun.”

their twins, they alternate years for participating in big races, even though they value the experience. She says of the Newton’s 24 Hour Triathlon Relay, “We learned how each of us could dig deeper even at times when our bodies were ready to be done. We just looked at each other, threw out another challenge and we went for it.  Sixteen hours into the race, we were  still trying to out-split each other. Now that was fun! We also surrounded ourselves with the best friends for support, the Egans, and we had the world’s greatest relay partner, Kim Margel, on the team as well.” Even their work is fit oriented. Chances for Children-Arizona is a nonprofit that supports sports and physical education programs, as well as character education programs. One of the organization’s programs, First Step Fit Kids, challenges school children to run or walk 25 miles during each semester. They are given tools and incentives such as Nike running shoes, team shirts, clinics on nutrition and entry fees into a race.

Their advice to other couples is to “Give of your heart endlessly and unconditionally. Live with purpose, be present in the moment and find the positive in life.  Surround yourself with others who believe and act as you do. Always remember to give to others, even when things are tough.”

Always make time for fun. Life is too short and working out and races are hobbies and lifestyles, not everything. Erin and Mike Scheidt

Erin Scheidt

This Scottsdale pair of 35-year-olds met on a blind date in January of 2006. Erin, banquet and catering director for Monti’s La Casa Vieja, said she and the Tempe firefighter dated briefly but it wasn’t until they were in a workout group the next year that love blossomed. The couple enjoys swimming, biking, running, snow skiing, snowboarding and competing in running and triathlon events together. Erin said the 2007 Ironman Coeur d’Alene helped bond them, “It was my first Ironman and Mike’s seventh. We had trained together the entire time, but still never expected to be anywhere close to each other while racing. As I was heading out of the town on my bike, I heard Mike say, ‘Hi sweetie!’  We rode the entire 112 miles of the course together, stopping, as our friends joke, for a picnic, at the half-way point.  It was the most memorable and amazing race day for both of us.” She adds that the next amazing event for the couple is the baby they are expecting in August. Date night is usually working out as a couple, which brings them closer, says Erin. “We are able to share our personal achievements, as minor as having a fantastic speed work session to setting a new PR, knowing that our partner is truly excited and

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understands the work it took to achieve it,” she explains. Even their social network is fitness-oriented. As officers of Haus Triathlon, they enjoy a tri-sport community of mutual friends. Erin says their formula for a strong relationship is “…communication, support, laughter and encouragement. Always make time for fun. Life is too short and working out and races are hobbies and lifestyles, not everything. It also helps to plan races at locations you want to visit, so there is time for both racing and the enjoyment after.”

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Lisa Smith-Batchen

Turn Loss into Triumph

Lisa Smith-Batchen (right) and her sister Marybeth Lloyd conquer Mt. Whitney on the final part of the 306-mile run of her 810-mile challenge.

By Chandra Graham

photos courtesy of Dreamchasers Events


isa Smith-Batchen won Death Valley’s Badwater ultra marathon twice, finished the Kona Ironman five times and was the first American to win the six-day, 151-mile Marathon des Sables across the Sahara Desert of Morocco. Great accomplishments, indeed. However, she says, “I’ve learned so much more from the things I wasn’t successful at than from winning a race or placing well. Those are the times when you really learn.” In the fall of ‘08, Batchen turned a glaring race loss into a success story. After raising half-a-million dollars for charity through publicizing her 810-mile endurance challenge, she failed to finish the competition. Instead of hanging her head, Batchen used the notoriety of her DNF to keep fundraising. An additional $30,000 – more than most individuals raise during any race - poured in after she dropped out. The renowned athlete says that the financial “win” for the charity meant more than any medal to her.

810 Challenge The original $500,000 goal was for her to bike and run 810 miles under competition conditions. The challenge included a 302-mile, point-to-point run from Las Vegas to Mount Whitney in California followed by the 508mile Furnace Creek cycling race in Death Valley. The money raised benefits the organization AIDS Orphans Rising. However, after weeks on the road, Batchen dropped out of the race with only 80 miles to go.

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Serious health issues, not a failure of spirit, stopped the athlete in her tracks. An abnormal heart rhythm made her face a dangerous reality. Batchen admits that when she withdrew at Furnace Creek, her eight-member crew was disappointed and confused. “When I walked away, I never, ever, for one minute regretted my decision,” she says. She asserts that whatever an athlete’s goal, dealing with the concept of quitting is important whether you are a novice or an elite veteran.

Right Choice “Even the best of the best who want to win the money or break the record can wake up on race morning and have the worst day of their life. It happens to everybody. It’s never anything to feel bad about. The process of deciding, ‘Why am I not going to finish this?’ is really making the right choice for you that day,” Batchen explains. Many factors can lead to a dread DNF from lack of preparation to race conditions to unforeseen obstacles. Batchen warns not to equate dropping out with failure, if the decision is made for the right reason. She says that is why she feels as she does about her decision to end the 810 challenge. With her asthma and heart rate out of control, she prayed for guidance as she tried repeatedly to get back on her bike. Then, a stranger pulled over from the road. He told Batchen he thought it looked as though she’d done the best she could.

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“I kept thinking about my own kids, that they needed their mom to come home,” Batchen said. “This perfect stranger gave me permission, and said, ‘It’s OK.’” An endurance coach, Batchen says that she watches her own clients struggle and tries to let them know that, at times, it is acceptable to give themselves permission to quit. She points out that competitors need to experience failure in order to fully understand success. Dropping out can be motivation to train differently or be better prepared. Offering a dose of reality, she asserts, “It’s just a race. There is a race somewhere every day.”

Tucson Camp Dividing her time between Tucson and the Grand Tetons, Batchen recommends a balanced training regimen. She typically prescribes a mixture of jump roping, strength-building and run-walk cycles for endurance runners. She also sponsors interactive training camps. In March there is an all- women’s Dreamchasers camp in Tucson. The jampacked schedule includes running, hiking, swimming, yoga, cross training, core work and meditation. Batchen points out that the regime is flexible enough to accommodate first-timers who want to lose 10 pounds as well as ultra runners who want to put 100 miles under their competitive footwear. Health and personal issues are emphasized. An obstetrician-gynecologist is part of the camp staff. Open dialogue is encouraged including discussions about failure. Find our more at “We can talk about absolutely anything, the sky’s the limit,” Batchen says. While coaching students toward their goals, she continues pursuing her own including possibly the very first “around America” competition. Whether it is coping with failure or just “life happens,” she offers this advice, “It’s a great thing to be comfortable with who you are and where you’re at. We can all get better [at doing that].” S



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KEEPER ‘09 It’s our annual compilation of national sports and fitness organizations. We follow it with a year of marathon and half marathons to choose from. ADVENTURE RACING ASSOCIATIONS/TRAINING Corporate Teams. Eco-Quest adventure racing and corporate training classes. 400 Lookout View Drive, Golden, CO 80401. 303279-1429. Four Winds Adventures. 2675 W. Highway 89A, Suite 451, Sedona, AZ 86336. 800-7757671. Gravity Play Sports Marketing. Adventure Xstream Series. 11536 CR 250, Durango, CO 81301. 970-259-7771. High Mountain Productions. Adventure races. 1540 East Kensington Ave, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105. 801-597-5177. (1963 Sun Medow Circle) Odyssey Adventure Racing. 2263 Catawba Valley Drive, Salem, VA 24153. 540-4444422. Sea2Summit. #720-999 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1K5. www. Timberline Tours Adventure Clinics. Vail. CO 800-831-1414. United States Adventure Racing Association. governing body to guide and assist race directors in conducting fun, safe, and fair events and to aid in the continued positive growth

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of the sport of adventure racing. 12403 Bluestone Cir, Austin, TX 78758

ARCHERY USA Archery. 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719-866-4576 www.

BACKPACKING/ CAMPING/HIKING American Adventure Expeditions. 1-15 American Hiking Society. Advocacy groups for the use and development of trails. 1422 Fenwick, Silver Spring, MD 20910. 301-565-6704. Outdoor Industry Association. Boulder, CO 80301 303-444-3353. Women’s Wilderness Institute. Backcountry, outdoor skills programs for women and young girls. 303-938-9191.

BADMINTON USA Badminton. One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. 719-866-4808. www.

BASEBALL USA Baseball. 403 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701 919-474-8721. www.usabaseball. com.

BASKETBALL USA Basketball. 5465 Mark Dabling Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3842. 719-5904800.

BIATHLON U.S. Biathlon Association. 49 Pineland Dr, Suite 301 A, New Gloucester, MN. 207-6886500.

BODY BUILDING International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. 2875 Bates Rd., Montreal, Que., Canada H3S 1B7. 514-731-3783. www. International Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (INBF). Non-profit, drug-free bodybuilding, figure and fitness federation for natural men and women. 212-947-4322.

BOXING USA Boxing. One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5776. 719-866-4506.


Wrenn-Estes at 303-458-5538. www. Online directory of cycling coaches. Bikes Belong. A membership organization founded by bicycle industry leaders with the mission of “putting more people on bikes more often. 303-449-4893 www. International Mountain Bike Association. National association to promote mountain biking and responsible trail use. PO Box 7578, Boulder, CO 80306. 303-545-9011. League of American Bicyclists. National membership organization. 1612 K Street NW, Ste. 800, Washington, DC 20006-2850. 202-822-1333. Rails to Trails Conservancy. 1100 17th St., NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036. 202-331-9696. USA Cycling Inc. Includes National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA), mountain biking, United States Cycling Federation (USCF), governing body for amateur cyclingroad, track and cyclo-cross and United States Professional Cycling Federation, governing body for professional cycling. One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 809095775. 719-866-4581.

DISABLED ATHLETICS American Blind Skiing Foundation. 2228 Grand Pointe Trail, Aurora, IL 60504. www. Challenged Athletes Foundation. 11199 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite C, San Diego, CA 92121. 858-866-0959. Disabled Sports USA. 451 Hungerford Drive, Ste. 100, Rockville, MD 20850. 301-2170960. National Sports Center for the Disabled. P.O. Box 1290, Winter Park, CO 80482. 970-7261540. Ski For Light. Nonprofit organization that guides and teaches visually and mobility impaired people to nordic ski. 1455 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408. 612-8273232. Special Olympics International. 1133 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Call Lee Todd at 202-628-3630. U.S. Association of Blind Athletes. 33 North Institute St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. 719-630-0422.

Equestrian American Endurance Ride Conference. The official sanctioning body for endurance in the USA and Canada. 866-271-AERC. www. US Equestrian Federation. 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. 859-2582472.

Access Fund. Dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment. 303-545-6772. The American Alpine Club. 710 Tenth Street, Suite 100, Golden, CO 80401. 303-384-0110. USA Climbing. The national governing body for all disciplines of competition climbing in the United States. 888-944-4244. www.

U.S. Fencing Association. One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5774. 719-8664511.



USA Curling. P.O. Box 866, Stevens Point, WI 54481-0866. 715-344-1199.

CYCLING American Cycling Association. Educates racers, promoters and officials on rules, regulations and trends in racing. Call Beth


Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Aerobics instructor and personal trainer certification. 15250 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 200, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. 877968-7263. American Council on Exercise (ACE). Aerobics instructor and personal trainer

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certification. 4851 Paramount Drive, San Diego, California 92123. 888-825-3636. American Aerobic Association International (AAAI). Aerobics instructor and personal trainer certification. P.O. Box 663, New Hope, PA 18938. 609-397-2139. American College of Sports Medicine. Health/fitness instructor certification. P.O. Box 1440, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1440. 317637-9200. IDEA Health and Fitness Association. Aerobics conventions, trade shows, offer insurance, publish newsletters. 10455 Pacific Center Court, San Diego, CA 92121-4339. United States Pilates Association. Training and certification in the Pilates method of exercising. 3342 NE 42nd St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308. 888-484-8772.

Ice Hockey USA Hockey. 1775 Bob Johnson Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. 719-576-8724.

ICE SKATING/ FIGURE SKATING/ SPEED SKATING The Ice Skating Institute of America. 17120 N. Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 140, Dallas, TX 75248-1187. 972-735-8800. U.S. Figure Skating Association. 20 First St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906-3697. 719-6355200. U.S. Speedskating. P.O. Box 18370, Kearns, UT 84118. 801-417-5360.

In-line Skating/ In-line Hockey In-line Skating Resource Center. USA Hockey, Inc. National ice hockey and inline hockey association. 1775 Bob Johnson Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906. 719-5768724. USA Roller Sports. 4730 South Street, P.O. Box 6579, Lincoln, NE 68506. 402-483-7551. Zephyr Adventures. Inline skate tours in U.S. and overseas. P.O. Box 16, Red Lodge, MT 59068. 888-758-8687.

Martial Arts United States of America National KarateDo Federation, 1631 Mesa Ave., Suite A-1, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-477-6925 U.S. Taekwondo Union. One Olympic Plaza, Suite 104C, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. 719-866-4632.

OLYMPICS United States Olympic Training Center. One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. 719-632-5551.

ORIENTEERING U.S. Orienteering Foundation. P.O. Box 1444, Forest Park, GA 30298-1444. 404-363-2110.

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KEEPER ‘09 American Whitewater. Works to restore and preserve whitewater for recreation. P.O. Box 1540, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723. 866-262-8429. Professional Paddlesports Association (PPA). PO Box 7189, Silver Spring, MD 20907 703-451-3846; 800-789-2202 (toll free) USA Canoe/Kayak. 301 S. Tryon St., Suite 1750, Charlotte, N.C. 28282. 704-348-4330. U.S. Rowing Association. 2 Wall Street, Princeton, N.J. 08540. 800-314-4769. www. U.S. Dragon Boat Federation. The USDBF is the governing body for the sport of dragon boat racing in the U.S. and is a founding member of the International Dragon Boat Federation.

Racquetball/ Squash U.S. Racquetball Association. 1685 W. Uintah, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-2906. 719-635-5396. U.S. Squash Racquets Association. 555 Eigth Avenu, Suite 1102 New York, NY 10018-4311 212-268-4090

Rugby USA Rugby. 2500 Arapahow Ave., Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80302. 303-539-0300. www.

Running American Trail Running Association. P.O. Box 9454, Colorado Springs, CO 80932. 719-5734133. American Running Association. Dedicated to encouraging all people from youth to adults to improve their health and fitness by running and maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. 4405 East-West Highway, Suite 405, Bethesda, MD 20814. 800-776-2732. www. Association of International Marathons and Road Races. Fosters and promotes road running throughout the world. Road Runners Club of America. Information and aid for running clubs across the country. 1500 Lee Hwy. Suite 140, Arlington, VA 22209 703-525-3890. Running USA. Works to promote distance running and road racing. 805-659-0015. USA Track & Field. 1 RCA Dome, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46225. 317-261-0500. www. USA Clydesdale. Organization promoting running and racing for heavier runners. www.

Sailing U.S. Sailing Association. P.O. Box 1260, 15 Maritime Dr., Portsmouth, R.I. 02871-0907. 800-USSAIL-1.

Skiing Amateur Ski Instructors Association (ASIA). 28 Park Drive, Woodstock, NY 12498-1726. 845-679-4609. American Blind Skiing Foundation. 2228 Grand Pointe Trail, Aurora, IL 60504. ABSF@ Colorado Ski Country USA. 1507 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202. 303-837-0793.

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National Ski Areas Association. 133 South Van Gordon St., Ste. 300, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-987-1111. National Ski Patrol. 133 South Van Gordon St., Ste. 100, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303988-1111. Professional Ski Instructors of America. 133 S. Van Gordon St., Ste. 101, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-987-9390. SnowSports Industries America (SIA). 8377B Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102-3587. 703-556-9020. United States Ski and Snowboard Association. 1500 Kearns Blvd., P.O. Box 100, Park City, Utah 84060. 435-649-9090. www.

Sky diving U.S. Parachute Association. 5401 Southpoint Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407. 540604-9740.

Snowboarding American Association of Snowboard Instructors. 133 South Van Gordon St., Suite 102, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-987-2700. United States of America Snowboard Association. P.O. Box 15500, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96151. www. United States Ski and Snowboard Association. 1500 Kearns Blvd., P.O. Box 100, Park City, Utah 84060. 435-649-9090. www.

Soccer U.S. Soccer Federation. 1801 South Prairie Ave., Chicago, IL 60616. 312-808-1300. www.

Softball Amateur Softball Association.

Swimming Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA). Resource center for aquatic fitness (vertical exercise in the pool). 201 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 3, Nokomis, FL, 34275. 888-AEAWAVE. Total Immersion Swimming. 246 Main Street, Suite 15A, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561. Call Terry Laughlin at 800-609-7946. United States Lifesaving Association. 866367-8752. U.S.A. Swimming. One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. 719-866-4578. U.S Masters Swimming. The governing body for adult swimming in the US. 800-550SWIM.

Tennis U.S. Tennis Association. 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604-3602. 914696-7000.

Triathlon USA Triathlon. 1365 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 250, Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3425. 719-597-9090.

Volleyball USA Volleyball. 715 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. 719-228-6800. www.

Wrestling USA Wrestling. 6155 Lehman Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. 719-598-8181. www.

2009 Marathons February 1, East Beach Norfolk Half Marathon. Norfolk, Va. 757-373-4174. www. February 1, Surf City USA Marathon. Huntington Beach, Calif. February 1, Tallahassee Marathon and Half Marathon. Tallahassee, Fla. www.gulfwinds. org/marathon. February 1, Mardi Gras Marathon. Marathon, half marathon and 5K. New Orleans, La. 504482-6682. February 7, Death Valley Trail Marathon and 30K. Death Valley, Calif. Call EnviroSports at 415-868-1829. February 7, Sedona Marathon. Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. Sedona, Ariz. 800775-7671. February 7, Buffalo Run Half Marathon. Catalina Island, Calif. 714.978.1528. www. February 8, NYRR Half Marathon Grand Prix. Bronx, N.Y. 212.860.4455. February 14, Surfside Beach Marathon and Half Marathon. Surfside Beach, Texas. 979297-8224. February 14, Myrtle Beach Marathon. Marathon and half- marathon. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 843-293-7223. February 15, Mercedes Marathon. Birmingham, Ala. Call Valerie McLean at 205-8705644. February 15, Last Chance For Boston Marathon. Columbus, Ohio. 614-431-9134. www. February 15, Lost Dutchman Marathon. Apache Junction, Ariz. 480-983-1500. www. February 15, The IMS Arizona Marathon. 623935-0322 February 15, AT&T Austin Marathon. Austin, Texas. 877-836-7223. February 15, Pensacola Marathon. Pensacola, Fla. 850-435-9222. February 15, Sarasota Marathon. Sarasota, Fla. www. February 15, Washington’s Birthday Marathon and Marathon Relay. Greenbelt, M.D. 703-241-0395. February 15, ABC 7 Sarasota Grouper Marathon. Sarasota, Fla. 941-377-8113. www. February 15, Pensacola Marathon. Pensacola, Fla. 850-435-9222. February 16, Los Angeles Marathon. Marathon, 5K run and bike tour. Los Angeles, Calif. February 21, Buzz Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. San Miguel, Cali. February 22, A1A Marathon. Marathon, half-marathon. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 561-2413801. February 22, Five Points of Life Marathon and Half Marathon. Gainesville, Fla. 888795-2707. February 22, Hudson Mohawk Marathon.

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Albany, N.Y. February 22, Hyannis Marathon. Hyannis, Mass. Marathon, half marathon, 10K and relay. Call B.A. Event Promotions at 508-7750143. February 28, Black Mountain Marathon. Black Mountain, N.C. 800-678-2367. www. February 28, Cowtown Marathon. Fort Worth, Texas. March 1, Gasparilla Marathon & Half Marathon. Tampa, Fla. Marathon and half-marathon. 813-254-7866. March 1, Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon. Napa, Calif. Marathon and 5K. March 1, Alpharetta Marathon and Half Marathon. Alpharetta, Ga. 504-454-6561. March 1, El Paso Marathon and Half Marathon. El Paso, Texas. March 1, B&A Trail Marathon. Severna Park, Md. Call Tom Bradford at 410-987-0674. March 1, Miracle Match Marathon. Waco, Texas. March 7, Snickers Marathon Energy Bar Marathon & Half marathon. Albany, Ga. 229434-8700. March 7, Umstead Trail Marathon. Raleigh, N.C. March 8, Valley of the Sun Half Marathon. Phoenix, Ariz. 480-358-0488. March 8, Lower Potomac River Marathon. Piney Point, Md. 301-863-8431. March 8, Disney Princess Half Marathon. Walt Disney World Resort, Fla. 407-9383398. March 8, 13.1 Marathon Miami Half Marathon. Miami, Fla. (305)278-8668. March 8, Valley of the Sun Half Marathon & Relay. Mesa, Ariz. 480.358.0488. www. March 10, Antarctica Marathon. King George Island, Antarctica. 617 242 7845. www. March 14, Catalina Marathon. Two Harbors, Calif. Pacific Sports. 714-978-1528. www. March 14, A Run Through Time Marathon, Salida Co. March 15, Little Rock Marathon. Little Rock, Ark. Marathon, half-marathon, 5K and relay. 501-371-4770. March 15, Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon. Seabrook, Texas. March 15, Shamrock’n Half Marathon. West Sacramento, Calif. 916.442.3338. www. March 21, National Marathon. Washington, D.C. 866-RUN-0262, March 21, Canyonlands Half Marathon. Moab, Utah. 435-259-4525. March 21, SunTrust National Marathon. Washington, D.C. 866.RUN.0262. www. March 22, Big Island International Marathon. Hilo, Hawaii. 808-969-7400. www. March 22, Shamrock Marathon. Marathon, half-marathon and 8K. Virginia Beach, Va. March 22, Yuengling Shamrock Sportsfest Marathon. Virginia Beach, Va. 757-412-1056. March 28, Napa Valley Trail Marathon. Calistoga, Calif. Call Enviro-Sports at 415868-1829. March 28, Ellerbe Springs Inn Marathon. Ellerbe, N.C. 910-895-2626. www.mangumtc. org. March 28, Olathe Marathon. Olathe, Kan. Marathon, 15K and relay. 913-764-1050. March 29, Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon. White Sands Missile Range, N.M. March 29, Ocean Drive Marathon. Cape May, N.J. March 29, ING Georgia Marathon. Marathon and Half Marathon. Atlanta, Ga. www. March 29, Knoxville Marathon. Knoxville, Tenn. Marathon, half-marathon, 5K and relay. March 29, Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon. Oro Valley, Ariz. 877.474.0449. March 29, Virginia Creeper Marathon. Abingdon, Va. Call Frank Kibler at 276-4524724. March 29 or Apr. 18, Moab Marathon. 6 a.m. Moab, Utah. April 4, Golden Gate Trail Marathon. Marathon, 10 mile & 7M. Sausalito, Calif. Call EnviroSports. 415-868-1829. www. April 4, Yakima River Canyon Marathon. Ellensburg, Wash. Call Lenore Dolphin at 425226-1518. April 5, Hogeye Marathon. Fayetteville, Ark. April 5, Martian Marathon. Marathon, half marathon and 10K. Northville, Mich. www. April 5, Athens Marathon. Athens, Ohio. April 5, The Big-D Texas Marathon. Dallas, Texas. Marathon, half-marathon and 5K. 972-235-2513. April 11, Eisenhower Marathon. Abilene, Kansas. 785-263-2341. April 11, Muir Woods Marathon. Stinson Beach, Calif. Marathon, 25K and 7 mile. www. April 11, Diablo Marathon. Clayton, Cali. www. April 11, Half Marathon Unplugged. Burlington, Vt. 802.863.8412. April 11, Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. Champaign/Urbana, Ill. 701-364-2RUN. www. April 18, Andrew Jackson Marathon. Jackson, Tenn. www. April 18, Salt Lake City Marathon, half marathon, 5K. April 18, Charlottesville Marathon/Half Marathon & 5K. White Hall Vineyards, Charlottesville, Va. April 18, Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon. Chesapeake, Va. 757-373-4174. www. April 19, Go! Louis Marathon. St. Louis, Mo. Marathon, half marathon, relay and 5K. www.

April 19, Santa Cruz Half Marathon and 10K. Santa Cruz, Calif. (408) 356-0518. www. April 20, Boston Marathon. Hopkinton, Mass. 617-236-1652. April 25, Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon. Nashville, Tenn. 800-311-1255. April 25, Kentucky Derby Marathon. Kentucky Derby Festival. Louisville, Ky. www. April 25, Trail Triple Crown. Newark, Del. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K. 302731-4169. April 25, ING Trestle Valley Marathon. Minot, North Dakota. 701-838-3596. www. April 25, Pine Line Trail Marathon. Medford, Wis. 715-748-4729. April 25, Palos Verdes Marathon. Palos Verdes, Calif. Marathon, half-marathon and 5K. 323-841-4123. April 26, Glass City Marathon. Toledo, Ohio. April 29, Whidbey Island Marathon and Half Marathon. Oak Harbor, Wash. April 26, St. John Ambulance Waterloo Marathon. Waterloo, Ontario. 519-576-5000. April 26, Big Sur International Marathon. Carmel, Calif. Call Wally Kastner at 831-6256226. April 26, Michigan Trail Marathon. Trail Marathon and half marathon. Pickney, Mich. Running Fit. 734-769-5016. www. April 26, Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Oklahoma City, Okla. 405-525-4242. www. May 2, Wisconsin Marathon. Kenosha, Wis. 847-675-0200, May 2, Wild Wild West Marathon. Lone Pine, Cali. 760-876-4444. May 2, Whiskey Row Marathon. Prescott, Ariz. May 2, Shiprock Marathon. Farmington, N.M. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K and relays. 505-368-6306. May 2, NYRR Half Marathon Grand Prix. Bronx, N.Y. 212.860.4455. May 2, Bank of America Capital City Half Marathon. Columbus, Ohio. May 3, New Jersey Marathon. Long Branch, N.J. May 3, Frederick Marathon. Frederick, Md. 877-876-8882. May 3, Eugene Marathon. Eugene, Ore. www. May 3, Colorado Marathon and Half Marathon, Ft. Collins CO. May 3, Avenue of the Giants Marathon. Weott, Calif. May 3, BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. May 3, Flying Pig Marathon. Cincinnati, Ohio. May 3, Potomac River Run Marathon. Alexandria, Va. Marathon and half-marathon. 703-218-2726. May 3, Eugene Marathon. Eugene, Ore. 1-877-345-2230.

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May 3, New Jersey Marathon. Long Branch, N.J. www. 800-392-3588. May 3, Avia OC Marathon. Newport Beach, Calif. May 3, Lincoln Marathon. Lincoln, Neb. www. May 9, Journeys Marathon. Eagle River, Wis. May 9, Lake Geneva Marathon. Lake Geneva, Wis. May 9, Fargo Marathon. Fargo, N.D. Marathon and half-marathon. 701-298-9264. May 9, Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. Santa Ynez, Calif. 707 933-1769. May 10, Mississauga Marathon. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K and relay. 909- 949-2931. www. May 10, Forest City Marathon. London, Ontario, Canada. May 10, Fredericton Marathon. Frederiction, New Brunswick, Canada. 506-471-4126. May 10, Kirkland Half Marathon. Kirkland, Wash. May 16, Brookings Marathon. Brookings, S.D. Marathon, half-marathon and relay. www. May 16, Ogden Marathon. Ogden, Utah. www. May 16, Twisted Ankle Marathon & Half Marathon. Summerville, Ga. Call Becky at 706-639-9283. May 16, Sky Mesa Pass Trail Marathon, Gateway Canyons Resort, Gateway, Colo. www. May 16, Famous Idaho Potato Marathon. Boise, Idaho. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K. 208-344-5801. www.ymcatvidaho. org. May 17, Pocono Mountains Run for the Red Marathon. Pocono Mountains, Penn. 570476-3800. May 17, Blue Nose International Marathon. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K, team relay and youth run. 902-496-1889. www.bluenosemarathon. com. May 17, Cleveland Marathon. Marathon, halfmarathon and 10K. Cleveland, Ohio. www. May 17, Post-News Colorado Colfax Marathon. Marathon, half-marathon and relay. Aurora, Colo. www.coloradocolfaxmarathon. org. May 17, Delaware Marathon. Wilmington, Del. 302-654- 6400. marathon. May 17, Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. Marathon,half-marathon, 5K & children’s run. Green Bay, Wis. 800-889-1859 or 920-4326272. May 17, Peach City Marathon. Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Half-marathon and 10K. 888-450-3994. May 17, Rockford Marathon. Rockford, Ill. May 17, Mont Saint-Michel Marathon. Charlo, New Brunswick, Canada. 506-684-5133. May 17, Marine Corps Historic Half. Fredericksburg, Va. (800) RUN USMC. www. May 17, Capital City Marathon. Olympia, Wash.

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May 23, Bayshore Marathon. Traverse City, Mich. May 24, Buffalo Marathon. Buffalo, N.Y. 716694-5154. May 24, Madison Marathon. Madison, Wis. 608-278-9666. May 24, Med-City Marathon. Rochester, Minn. 507-282-1411. May 24, Keybank Vermont City Marathon. Burlington, Vt. 800-880-8149. www. May 24, Wickham Park Marathon. Melbourne, Fla. E-mail Matt Mahoney at wickham/wickham.html. May 24, ING Ottawa Marathon. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Marathon, half-marathon and 10K. 613-234-2221. May 24, Wyoming Marathon Races. 13.1M/26.2M/52.4M. 6 a.m. Laramie, Wyo. 307-635-3316. marathon. May 24, Rocky Mountain Double Marathon. 52.4M. 6 a.m. Laramie, WY. $55. 307635-3316. marathon. May 24, Woody’s RV World Marathon. Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Marathon and half-marathon. 403-343-2334. May 29, Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon. Everest Base Camp, Nepal. 970-945-2601. May 30, Newport Marathon. Newport, Ore. 541-265-3446. May 31, Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon. San Diego, Calif. Call Elite Racing at 858-450-6510. May 31, HSBC Calgary Marathon. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Marathon, half-marathon and 10K. 403-264-2996. May 31, Team Ortho Downtowner Half Marathon. Minneapolis, Minn. (651) 688-9143. June 6, Sunburst Marathon. South Bend, Ind. 574- 647-3394. June 6, God’s Country Marathon. Coudersport, Pa. Potter County Rec. Dept. 814-2743365 or 888-768-8372. June 7, Steamboat Marathon. Steamboat Springs,Colo. 970-879-0880. June 7, Casper Wyoming Marathon. Casper, Wyoming. 307-261-6543. www.runwyoming. com. June 7, Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Marathon. Deadwood, S.D. Marathon and half-marathon. 605-642-2382. June 7, North Olympic Discovery Marathon. Port Angeles, Wash. 360-417-1301. http:// June 13, Marathon to Marathon. Storm Lake, Iowa. 712-289-2246. June 14, Lake Placid Marathon. Lake Placid, N.Y. Marathon, half-marathon and relay. www. June 14, Estes Park Marathon & Optimist 10K and 5K. 7 a.m. Estes Park. www. June 20, Grandma’s Marathon. Duluth, Minn. 218-727-0947. June 20, Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon. Marathon, relay, half marathon & 5 mile run.

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Idaho. 208-652-7771. August 22, Wild Oats Park City Marathon. Park City, Utah. Call Utah Road Runners at 801-944-7339. August 28-29, Hood to Coast Relay. 197 Miles. Oregon. August 30, Deux Rives Marathon. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 418-694-4442. www. September 5, Pocatello Marathon. Pocatello, Idaho. 208233-4754. September 6, New Mexico Marathon. Also half marathon and 5K. Sandia, N.M. 505345-4274. September 6, Tupelo Marathon. Tupelo, Miss. September 6, Virgil Forest Monster Marathon. Virgil, N.Y. 607-659-4686. www. September 6, Disneyland Half Marathon. Anaheim, Calif. 407-938-3398. September 7, American Discovery Trail Marathon. Colorado Springs, Colo. 719-2656161. September 6, Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon. Virginia Beach, Va. (800) 311-1255. www. September 7, Heart of America Marathon. Columbia, Mo. September 7, Turtle Marathon. Roswell, N.M. Marathon, half marathon and 5K. www.dfn. com/runners/index.html. September 11-12, Colorado Relay. Run for Outward Bound. Idaho Springs to Glenwood Springs. September 12, Big Bear Marathon, half marathon and 5K. Big Bear Lake, Calif. www. September 13, Montreal International Marathon. Montreal, Canada. 514-879-1027. September 13, Lewis and Clark Marathon and Half Marathon. St. Charles, Mo. 636939-0161. September 13 Preferred Care Rochester Marathon. Rochester, N.Y. 585-264-1480. September 13, Two Bear Marathon. Whitefish, Mont. E-mail Gayle at pairadox@ September 13, NYRR Half Marathon Grand Prix, Queens, N.Y. 212.860.4455. September 13, Skagit Flats Marathon and Half Marathon. Burlington, Wash. September 13, Crested Butte to Gunnison Mountain Air Marathon. 7:30 a.m. 970-6413375. September 19, Air Force Marathon. WrightPatterson AFB, Ohio. September 19, North Dakota Rough Rider Marathon. Bismarck, N.D. 701-220-9162. September 19, Walker North Country Marathon. Walker, Minn. www. September 19, Equinox Marathon. Fairbanks, Alaska. 907-452-8351. September 20, Yonkers Marathon. Marathon & half-marathon. Yonkers, N.Y. 914-3776430. September 20, Adirondack Marathon.

Schroon Lake, N.Y. 888-724-7666. www. September 20, Boulder Marathon & Half-Marathon. Also relay. 7 a.m. Boulder Reservoir. 303-859-0244. September 20, Fox Cities Marathon. Marathon, half marathon, relay & 5K. Menasha, Wis. 877-230-7223, www.foxcitiesmarathon. org. September 20, Montana Marathon. Marathon, half-marathon & four-person relay. Billings, Mont. 406-245-9735. www. September 20, Maui International Marathon. Kahului, Hawaii. September 26, Akron Marathon and relay. Akron, Ohio. 877-375-2786. September 26, Hamptons Marathon. East Hampton, N.Y. info@hamptonsmarathon. com. September 27, Boyne to Boyne Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. Boyne Mountain, Mich. 810-714-5768, September 27, Omaha Marathon. Omaha, Neb. Marathon, half-marathon and 10K. 402354-1000. September 27, Quad Cities Marathon. Marathon, 5-person marathon relay, 2-person marathon relay & 5K. Moline, Ill. Joe Moreno at 309-751-9800. September 27, Lake Tahoe Marathon. Lake Tahoe, Calif. September 27, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. Toronto, Canada. 416-944-2765. www. October 3, St. George Marathon. St. George, Utah. 435-634-5850. October 3, New Hampshire Marathon. Bristol, N.H. Marathon, 10K and 5K. Call Everett Begar at 603-744-2150. October 4, Portland Marathon. Marathon, 10K, 5 mile & kids run. Portland, OR. 503226-1111. October 4, Peak Performance Maine Marathon. Marathon & half-marathon. Portland, Maine. 207-741-2084. October 4, Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. Minneapolis to St. Paul, Minn. Marathon and 10-mile race. 763-287-3888. October 4, Wineglass Marathon. Bath, N.Y. 607-936-4686. October 4, Lakefront Marathon. Milwaukee, Wis. 414-476-7223. www.badgerlandstriders. org/lakefront. October 4, Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon. San Jose, Calif. (858) 450-6510. October 4, CoreLogic Cowtown Marathon. Sacramento, Cali. 916-442-3338. www. October 10, WhistleStop Marathon. Marathon & half marathon. Ashland, Wis. 800284-9484 October 10, Under Armour Baltimore Marathon. Baltimore, Md. Marathon, halfmarathon, 5K and relay. 410-605-9381. www. October 10, ING Hartford Marathon. Hartford, Conn. 860-652-8866. www. October 10, Westchester Running Festival. White Plains, N.Y. 203-262-3376. www. October 10, NYRR Half Marathon Grand

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Prix, Staten Island, N.Y. 212.860.4455. www. October 11, Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon. Westwood-Susanville, Calif. 415-999- 2532. October 11, Royal Victoria Marathon. Marathon, 8K & 1K. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 250-658-4520. October 11, Valley Harvest Marathon. Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Steve Moores. 902-542-1867. http:// October 11, Long Beach International City Marathon. Marathon, half marathon, wheelchair, in-line, bike tour & mini-marathon. 562-728-8829. October 11, Mohawk Hudson River Marathon. Albany, N.Y. October 11, Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Chicago, Ill. 312-904-9800. office@ October 11, Fleet Week Half Marathon. Norfolk, Va. October 11, B.A.A. Half Marathon. Boston, Mass. 617-566-7600. October 17, Indianapolis Marathon. Indianapolis, Ind. 317-826-1670. www. October 17, Siouxland Lewis & Clark Marathon. Sioux City, Iowa. 712-252- 2653, ext. 3124. October 17, Erie Marathon at Presque Isle. Marathon, half-marathon and 5K. Erie, Pa. 814-452-1023. October 17, Green Mountain Marathon. South Hero, Vt. GMMinfo.html October 17, Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon. Kansas City, Mo. October 18, Columbus Marathon. Columbus, Ohio. 614-794-1566. October 18, Mount Desert Island Marathon. Bar Harbor, Maine. 207-288-5103. www. October 18, Toronto Marathon. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Marathon and half-marathon. 416-972-1062. October 18, Des Moines Marathon. Des Moines, Iowa. Marathon and half-marathon. 515-288-2692. www.desmoinesmarathon. com. October 18, Denver Marathon. Marathon, half-marathon, relay. Denver, Colo. www. October 18, Prince Edward Island Marathon. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. 902-628-1861. October 18, Atlantic City Marathon. Atlantic City, N.J. 609-822-6911. October 18, Humboldt Redwoods Marathon. Arcata, Calif. Marathon and half marathon. 707-443-1220. October 18, Wichita Marathon. Wichita, Kans. 316-253-2453. October 18, Grand Rapids Marathon. Grand Rapids, Mich. October 18, Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon. Detroit, Mich.

October 18, The Other Half. Moab, Utah. 435259-4525. October 19, Ottawa Fall Colours Marathon. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K & 5K. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 613-834-0656. www. October 24, Team Ortho Monster Dash Half Marathon. Minneapolis, Minn. (651) 6889143. October 25, Marine Corps Marathon. Washington, D.C. 800-RUN-USMC. marathon@ October 25, Silicon Valley Marathon. San Jose, Calif. Marathon, half-marathon and 5K. 415-595-3741. October 25, Rio Grande Marathon. Las Cruces, N.M. 575-524-7824. October 25, Tri-Cities Marathon. Richland, Wash. 509-377-8161. October 25, Cape Cod Marathon. Marathon & 5-person relay. Falmouth, Mass. 508540-6959. www. October 25, Niagara Falls Marathon. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Marathon, half-marathon and 5K. 905-356-9460. www. October 31, The Spinx Run Fest. Greenville, S.C. 864-271-0092. October 31, Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon. Healdsburg, Calif. 707 933-1769. October TBA, Nike Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marathon. San Francisco, Calif. 916-442-3338. www. November 1, ING New York City Marathon. New York, N.Y. 212-423-2249. November 1, Santa Clarita Marathon. Santa Clarita, Calif. (661) 286-4018. www. November 1, U.S. Half Marathon/12K. San Francisco, Calif. November 8, OBX Marathon. Outer Banks, N.C. 252-441-3922. November 14, Richmond Marathon. Richmond, Va. 804-285-9495. November 14, Catalina Eco Marathon. Catalina, Calif. November 15, Tulsa World Route 66 Marathon. Tulsa Okla. 918-794-5841. www. November 15, Big Sur Half Marathon. Monterey Bay, Monterey, Calif. 831.625.6226. November 15, Rock N Roll San Antonio Marathon. San Antonio, Texas. Marathon, half-marathon and 5K. 210-246-9652. www. November 22, Philadelphia Marathon. Philadelphia, Pa. 215-683-2122. November 26, Atlanta Marathon & Half Marathon. Atlanta, Ga. November 28, Mississippi Coast Marathon. Waveland, Mississippi. 228-875-6855. www. November 29, Seattle Marathon. Marathon and half-marathon. Seattle, Wash. 206-7293660. November TBA, Pasadena Marathon and Bike Tour. Pasadena, Calif.

November TBA, The Jay Mountain Marathon, the Moab Edition. The second of two races in the Ultimate Xc Running series. Moab, www. Moab, Utah. December 1, St. Jude Memphis Marathon. Memphis, Tenn. Marathon and half-marathon. 800-565-5112. December 5, OUC Orlando Half Marathon. Orlando, Fla. 407.898.1313. www.trackshack. com. December 5, Tecumseh Trail Marathon, Indianapolis, Ind. 317-308-6449. www. December 6, Santa Barbara International Marathon. Santa Barbara, Calif. (805) 6377417. December 6, Tucson Marathon. Tucson, Ari. 520-320-0667. December 6, Rocket City Marathon. Huntsville, Ala. 256-650-7063. www.runrocketcity. com. December 6, Run to Victory Half Marathon. Randleman, N.C. 877.474.0449. www. December 6, California International Marathon. Sacramento, Calif. 916-983-4622. December 12, Thunder Road Marathon. Charlotte, NC. December 12, Rose Bowl Half Marathon. (714) 978-1528. December 13, Marathon of the Palm Beaches. West Palm Beach, Fla. 561-833-3711, ext. 225. December 13, Dallas White Rock Marathon. Dallas, Texas. 214-372-2068, www. December 13, Honolulu Marathon. Honolulu, Hawaii. 808-734-7200. December 21, ARR Desert Classic Marathon. Marathon and half marathon. Scottsdale, Ariz. 602-954-8341.

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DAWN TO DUSK The awesome upper-70s temperatures and clear skies at the 2008 Dawn to Dusk endurance mountain bike race, Dec. 6, at McDowell Mountain Regional Park was in sharp contrast to the 2007 inaugural race that was notable for its rain and mud bogs. This year, 600 riders on 219 teams pedaled counter-clockwise laps through the 15.5-mile loop Pemberton Trail. The camp site at the Pemberton Trailhead was a hot spot well into the evening. The solo geared, Overall Men’s category seemed to draw the most attention with local studs Kimo Seymour [November 2007 SWEAT cover], Brian Bennett and Taylor Lindeen in and out of the exchange tent within five minutes of each other for the better part of the race. Taylor, who was gaining ground, suddenly dropped out and Seymour and Lindeem battled it out for the remainder of the day. RideClean and Bicycle Haus fielded riders who hammered the Duo category. In the four-man team division, Bicycle Haus was strong but Focus Cyclery prevailed.



Dawn to Dusk results


OVERALL WOMEN Laurel Arndt Laps: 7 Cindy McFarland Laps: 7 Elizabeth Carrington Laps: 7 OVERALL MEN Kimo Seymour Laps: 10 Brian Bennett Laps: 10 Michael Schell Laps: 9

SOLO SINGLE SPEED OVERALL WOMEN Heidi Clayton Laps: 8 Linden Kimmerer Laps: 8 Stacey Kielman Laps: 6 OVERALL MEN Tom Ament Laps: 9 David Kelsey Laps: 9 Mike Hileman Laps: 9

DUO – GEARS OVERALL WOMEN Psycho Mamas Laps: 8 Shannon’s Soldiers Laps: 7 Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing Laps: 7

OVERALL MEN Rideclean Laps 10 Haus Of Pain Laps 10 LaRoche/Pongrants/Zumbala Laps 10




OVERALL MEN Jimmy Buffett Owes Me Laps: 9 Funk And Junk Laps: 9 Numbnutz Laps: 8




NM On Fire! Laps: 9 Mike & Sage Melley Laps: 9 Mixed Adrenaline Laps: 9

Bitty Bitty Laps: 9 Sheldon Laps: 9 Pog Mo Thong Laps: 9



OVERALL WOMEN Girls Without Gears Laps: 8

Twowheeljunkies Laps: 7 Los Jibaros Laps: 7


OVERALL MEN Bicycle Haus Z Team Laps: 10 Focus Cyclery Laps: 10 Crawdads Laps: 9

OVERALL MEN The F.O.G’s Laps: 9 The Bad News Beers Laps: 8

3KINGS N’ A Princess Laps: 7

OVERALL MEN Winchester Road Laps 10 Team Rain Laps: 9 Chapman BMW Laps: 8

The Big Banana Laps: 5

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Osa]pOdknpo Aflac Iron Girl Tempe 10Mile and 5K Run/Walk A favorite among Zonie women, the Aflac Iron Girl Tempe 10-Mile and 5k Run/Walk returned to Tempe on Dec. 6 for the fifth time. The females-only event drew approximately 1,900 participants to Tempe Beach Park, ranging in age from 5 to 81 and in fitness levels from beginner to elite. It was an ideal day with temperatures in the sunny 70s along a flat and fast course beside Tempe Town Lake. In the 10-mile event, Paige Higgins, 2008 USA 25k champion (1:30:49) left last year’s winner, Katie Ellis, 23, in the dust with a pace of 5:52.5 per mile. Higgins, 26, trains in Flagstaff with McMillan Elite. In October of 2008, she set a new personal record of 2:33:06 and finished eighth at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Vanessa Yelton, 26, Phoenix, edged out sister Phoenician Magaly Burciaga, 22, by a margin of 15 seconds in the 5k. Ann Fruciano, 81, Tempe, participated in her second Aflac Iron Girl Tempe Run/Walk with her daughter and granddaughter. Fruciano plays tennis and takes water aerobics classes. She finished the 5k with a time of 59:05, a minute behind her age group winner Dorothy Brunker, a regular at Arizona running events. Phoenix resident Lori Dobbin, 34, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a year ago but was proud to continue participating in the Aflac Iron Girl Tempe events. She finished the 10-Miler with a time of 2:15:03. More than 15 states were represented, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington. More than 100 Mother/Daughter



Teams participated. The Iron Girl Brand, with a mission of empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle, offered a competitive platform and amenities such as a post-race catered Breakfast Café, performance shirts sized just-for-women, personalized race bibs, custom finisher medals, post-race giveaways and more.

Afflac Iron Girl Results 10 MILE

OVERALL WOMEN Paige Higgins (58:45) Katie Ellis (1:07:05) Kerry Camberg (1:07:13) WOMEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS 9 and under: Winter Vinecki (1:28:12) 10-14: Courtney Danks (1:42:05) 15-19: Brooke Huppenthal (1:17:46) 20-24: Katie Ellis (1:07:05) 25-29: Morgan Stanton (1:12:19) 30-34: Erin Kennedy (1:15:23) 35-39: Kerry Camberg (1:07:13) 40-44: Michelle Star (1:12:29) 45-49: Tracey Byrom (1:15:12) 50-54: Nancy Pauw (1:24:54) 55-59: Card Bennette (1:16:51) 60-64: Cheryl Dusek (1:52:18)

65-69: Judy Espino (2:01:00) 70-74: Cathy Gobins (2:15:30) MOTHER/DAUHGTER TEAMS Amber Young and Martha Young (Combined time of 2:46:22) Christina Leah Boatman and Jeanne Story (Combined time of 3:01:43) Lori Pilcher and Joellen Pilcher (Combined time of 3:06:49)


OVERALL WOMEN Vanessa Yelton (19:15) Magaly Burciaga (19:30) Aletia Tomkins (20:22) WOMEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS 9 and under: Sarah Carter (23:23) 10-14: Katherine Dai (22:01)

15-19: Natalie Jones (22:43) 20-24: Magaly Burciaga (19:30) 25-29: Vanessa Yelton (19:15) 30-34: Rebecca Kovacs (22:56) 35-39: Shannon McQuaid (20:47) 40-44: Stacey Jarriel (23:12) 45-49: Mary Scannell (24:38) 50-54: Crissy Fuentes (23:03) 55-59: Karen Davis (23:54) 60-64: Juanita Bower (29:13) 65-69: Michelle Steiner (35:59) 70-74: Alice Scannell (54:31) 75-79: Shirley Randolph (46:51) over 80: Dorothy Brunker (57:47) MOTHER/DAUHGTER TEAMS Karen Seymour and Makemo Seymour (Combined time of 49:04) Lorie Tucker and Abby Tucker (Combined time of 51:40) Sierra Dean and Anita Grierson (Combined time of 1:01:08) Photos courtesy Irongirl by ASI Photos

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351-7430, Sierra Vista Spring Classic Bike Ride. 35, 63, 85 or 100 miles. Sierra Vista. Cactus Pedal. 27M. 8 am. Paul Mason Sports Complex, 2525 N. Pinal Ave. Casa Grande. 520-4218677,

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MBAA McDowell Meltdown. 7:00 am. Mountain Biking. McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Fountain Hills. Gen Garan, 602-351-7430,

FEBRUARY 8 Picacho Peak Century. 100, 65, 35 and 15 miles. 8 am. Fry’s parking lot, Cortaro & Silverbell, NE corner (I-10 , exit 246 then west one mile.) park on Silverbell, outside of Tucson. Scott Audilet 520-207-6132, www.

FEBRUARY 14 Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. 12:00 pm. Mountain Biking. Willow Springs Ranch,Tucson. Patrick White, 520-745-2033,

FEBRUARY 19, MARCH 19 Bike Clinic. 7-9 pm. This clinic is designed for those just starting out and for those who haven’t ridden recently. It will answer all of those questions you forgot to ask when you bought your bike and will also have tips for the more experienced riders. Session will cover: Adjusting and sizing a bike for fit, flat repair, lubrication, and state and city bicycle laws you need to be aware of. Plus tips on shifting skills and advise for riding with greater safety and better efficiency. Tempe Bike, Rural & University. 480-966-6896,

FEBRUARY 21 Hedgehog Hustle. Estrella Regional Park. Gen Garan, 602-351-7430,

FEBRUARY 26, MARCH 26 Tempe Bike Clinic. 7-9 pm. Learn how to adjust & repair your bicycle. This free clinic covers adjusting breaks, gears & bearings, chain repair and safety checking. Tempe Bicycle, Rural & University, Tempe. 480-9666896,

MARCH 8 Tucson Tour de Cure. 100k, >> 50k, 30k, 10k Family Fun Ride.

Start/finish Rancho Sahuarita, 10 miles south of Downtown Tucson. I-19 South, Exit 75. 520.795.3711 X 7093,

MARCH 14 Phoenix Tour de Cure. 62.5M, >> 35M and 10M Family Fun Ride.

Start/Finish: REACH 11 Sports Complex (Cave Creek and E Deer Valley Roads)  602.861.4731 X 7093 MBAA Gardner Grind. Gardner Canyon, Tucson. Gen Garan, 602-

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MARCH 28 Bike MS: Round-Up Ride presented by Discount Tire Co. 7 am. 100MDay One Cycling, 75M-Both days Cycling, 35M-Both Days Cycling. Heritage Park, Florence. Sarah Meeks 480-968-2489 ext 209.

APRIL 4 18th Annual Holualoa El Tour de Phoenix. 74 or 24 miles. Red Mountain Park, Mesa. Prescott Punisher. MBAA State Championship Series. Prescott. Gen Garan, 602-351-7430, www.

APRIL 25 Whiskey Off-Road. 15, 25 or 50 >> mile endurance mtb. race. 9

am. Prescott.



12th Annual Ride for Children; Benefiting the Real Gift Foundation. 65, 25, 10 miles. Horizon High School, Scottsdale. Leslie Todd 480-315-0600, www.

CLUBS Arizona Bike Club. Sundays 6:30 am. Granada Park, 20th St. & Maryland, Phoenix. Sylvia Berlatsky, 602-2645478, Bicycle Ranch. Saturdays 7 am. North Scottsdale ABC Road Ride. SE corner of Frank Lloyd Wright & the 101. 480-614-8300. Bike Barn Road Rides. Every Saturday 7:30 am. Novice to experienced riders welcome. Rides run from 1.5-2 hours in length. Leaves from Bike Barn, 36th Street and Indian School. 602-956-3870. Bike Chalet Road & Mountain Bike Rides. Various times and locations. Brian 480-497-6514, Mike 480807-2944. Black Canyon Ride. Weekends. Mike Cargill, Bullshifters Club Rides. 7 am. Road rides Sat. and Sun. from the SW corner of I-17 & Thunderbird (behind Best Buy). 602-862-6262. www. Cyclocross Racers. Rides every other Saturday starting Nov 2nd. Flagstaff. Cross bike friendly courses with plenty of technical & fast flats. All abilities welcome. 928-774-4235,, Desert Breeze Spin-Cycle. 8 am. Sundays. Email for time. Desert Breeze Park, between McClintock & Rural, Chandler Blvd. & Ray along Desert Breeze Parkway (north parking lot). Ride options of 30M-40M+, beginner and advanced classes available.  John, East Valley Road Bike Rides. Saturday & Sunday 8 am. Westwood High School, Westwood & 8th St. Rides geared for bicycle race train-

ing. Dale 480-964-8168. Focus Cyclery. Thursday mtb. Rides. Locations vary. Saturday road bike rides 6 am, 1040 S. Gilbert Rd. 480558-0104, Greater Arizona Bicycling Association. Tucson. Steve Wilson 520-749-9014, www.bikeGABA. org. Kokopedallis Rides. 30M, 50M. Sundays. Call for time State Farm Office. No-drop rides. New to cycling or out of shape. Various locations. Mike Morross 480-219-6700. Team LUNA Chix. Monthly free women’s mountain and road bike rides., phoenixmtb@ Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club. 40-80M. Sundays. Keith 480-4607341. Pinnacle Peak Peddlers. 35-50M. Wednesdays. 7:30 am. Bob 480895-2601. Prescott Bicycle Club.  Red Mountain Cycling Club. 60-80M. Saturdays 7 am. Rides for advanced/ intermediate cyclists. 35-40M. Sundays 7:30 am. Recovery rides. Wayne 480-962-7527. REI Tempe Group Rides. Every other Sunday. 7 am. Starting October 6th. REI Tempe parking lot. Open and free to all level of riders. Rides meet at Tempe store, helmets and plenty water are required. 1405 W. Southern, Tempe. Saturday Cycling for New Riders. 8 am. 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Granada Park, 20th St & Maryland Phoenix. Start off slow and soon you will be riding with advanced groups. Helmet a must. 
Kay 602-264-9318, Scottsdale ABC Group Rides. Saturdays 6:30 am. Cycle Ranch, SE corner Via Linda & Mountain View. Sundays 6:30 am, Smith’s Shopping Center, Shea & Pima. John 480391-2629. Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Assn. Weekly mountain bike rides/ adventures. Various terrain/levels. All welcome. Tucson. 520-3273232, John 520-323-0571, www. Sun Lakes Bicycle Club. 40-50M. Saturdays 7 am. Meet at flagpole at Sun Lakes Cottonwood Clubhouse on Robson Blvd, S of Riggs Rd. golf course of Sun Lakes. Bob 480895-2601. Tribe Multisport Bike Rides. Tuesdays, 7:10 pm: Mountain bike ride through Papago from Tribe. Thursdays: 7:10 pm. Road bike ride, 10 M loop from Tribe. Saturday rides 50M+ and 30M (no drop policy for 30M). Meet at Tribe, 1800 N. Scottsdale. Call for times. 480-4219442. West Valley. Every Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday. Rides around the Sun Cities/ West Valley area. Start at McDonald’s, corner of Reems and Grand Ave. Don Pearson, 623-5468017, Gene Marchi 623-546-8112.

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MULTISPORT/ ADVENTURE RACE FEBRUARY 15 2nd Annual JCC Scottsdale >> Adult & Youth & Relay Sprint

Triathlon & Duathlon. Scottsdale & Sweetwater, Scottsdale. www.

FEBRUARY 22 Desert Classic Duathlon. 8 am. Duathlon. McDoweel Mountain Region Park Phoenix, AZ. John Lierie 602-953-3260.

MARCH 6-8 Trifest. Everything triathlon. >> Conference, expo and spring

training. Tucson.

MARCH 8 The 3rd Annual Southwest >> Valley Regional Spring Fling -

Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon. Southwest Valley Regional YMCA, 2919 N. Litchfield Rd, Litchfield.

MARCH 13-15 Windhawk 3-Day Training >> Camp. The biggest minds and

talent in the triathlon world will converge. 480-603-1888. www. or www.sage-sports. com.

MARCH 14 Go! Off Road Duathlon. 11 am. Pioneer Park/Brownlow Trail Prescott. Dave Sewell 928-713-2733.

MARCH 21 Havasu Triathlon. 7:30 am. Triathlon. Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Jonathan Grinder 928-607-6737.

MARCH 22 Barlett lake Olympic & Sprint >> Triathlon/Duathlon Adult &

Youth Race. 7:15 am. Adult Olympic and Adult Relay Triathlon, Adult Sprint Triathlon, Adult Sprint Duathlon, Youth Triathlon. Tri-Family Racing 602-564-0717, www.

MARCH 29 The Southwest Regional YMCA >> Olympic & Sprint Triathlon/

Duathlon. 6:15 am. Adult Olympic Triathlon, Adult Sprit Triathlon, Youth Triathlon, Adult Duathlon. Southwest Valley Regional YMCA Goodyear, AZ. Tri-Family Racing 602-564-0717.

APRIL 19 Tri for the Cure Arizona. 7 am. >> S400m/B8m Triathlon, 2 to 3

person Relay Triathlon, R1m/B8m/ R2.25 mile Duathlon. Tri-Scottsdale Foundation. Chandler High School, Chandler.

CLUBS 1st Triathlon/Durapulse. Training valley-wide for all levels. Practice begins (officially) in August 23rd, 2008, 7 am - but you can start early at no additional cost. Brian Collins 480-826-3076. AZ Tri Club. Participation is more important than placing. Free triathlon club. East Valley training. Swims at Canyon Lake, and Pure Fitness. Weekly bike rides at Pecos and Usery Pass. All ages and abilities Dr.

Jeffrey Banas. 480-633-6837, www. First Wave Tri. Valley wide workouts and meetings, check web site for current meeting locations & times. Haus Triathlon. Based on friends, fitness, and attainment of personal goals. Beginner to Kona; Weekday and weekend group workouts with periodic social gatherings. www. Landis Triathlon Club. Open for all levels. Training rides, runs and swims. Informative club meetings -with speakers. Landis Cyclery, 480-730-1081, 602430-1043,, Phoenix Triathlon Club –Come Tri with us! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the multi-sport community. Weekly rides / runs, Monthly meetings for schedule see Tri-Cats U of A Triathlon Club. U of A Student Recreation Center. 520-2415437, www. Triple Sports Tri 101 Clinic. A free beginner triathlon overview held from 6 to 7 pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Triple Sports, Registration not required. 4032 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale. www., 480-994-1174. Tucson Desert Heat Triathlon Club. TDH provides its members with organized group cycling and running workouts every weekend, various training clinics throughout the year, training or

HIKING/CLIMBING APRIL 11 4th Annual Measure of Love Charity Hike. 8 am. Run. McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Fountain Hills. Emily Laats 602-955-4050.

CLUBS Arizona Mountaineering Club. Mondays @ 7 pm. Two public rock climbing courses per yr, other outdoor courses & outings. Los Olivos Senior Center, Phoenix. 602-485-1198, 623-878-2485,, Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Group. Open to all hikers and campers. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of odd months (Jan/March/etc.). The club has 3-4 hikes a month from easy to moderate. AZ on the Rocks. Arizona’s largest indoor climbing gym. Fully air-conditioned, showers, fitness equipment, yoga. Beginners welcome. Classes for all levels and ages. Near Bell Rd. off the 101 Fwy., Scottsdale. 480502-9777, Backcountry Hiking Club. Active adults schedule, lots of day hikes from easy to experienced. Backpacking, car camping, cycling, & other fitness fun. Monthly potlucks. 602-280-7647, Tom 602-955-3661. Canine Hiking Club of Arizona. 3-5

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hikes per month. All ages, skill levels & dogs welcome. 623-516-9422, Central Arizona Backpackers Assoc. 1st Wednesdays, 7:30 pm. Pyle Adult Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe. American Hiking Society affiliate. Off trail backpacking. 602-438-9628. Flagstaff Hiking Club. Backpacking, car camping, bicycling & crosscountry skiing. 520-774-1068. . Glendale Hiking Club. Several hikes each month. Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7 pm. Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown. 602-2305391, Orienteering Club. Phoenix. Clinics, meetings & competitions on finding the way with a map & compass. 480-706-4824. Phoenix Rock Gym. Rock climbing classes. 480-921-8322, Senior Trekkers Club. 3-4M. Thursdays 8am. Meet at Sabino Canyon Visitors Center, Tucson. Social hikes for those over 50. Emory 520-296-7795. Solid Rock Climbing. Kids classes, boy and girl scout programs and climbing competitions offered on a regular basis. I-17 and Pinnacle Peak. 623-587-7625, www. Southern Arizona Hiking Club. Tucson. 50-60 hikes per month for all ages & abilities. 520-751-4513, Southwest Outdoors Club. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7:30pm. Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking. Pyle Adult Rec. Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe. Ed, 480-921-3821. Sierra Club Singles. Hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, climbing, canyoneering & caving, 480-654-1234. Tucson Orienteering Club. For beginners to experienced orienteerers. Peg 520-628-8985. Wandering Soles Hiking Club. 1st Tuesdays. Weekly hikes throughout Arizona. Members ages 25-40. Boulders, 530 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe. 602-222-8665. http://www.


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SKATING CLUBS Predator Speed Skate & Cycle Club. Predator Speed Skate Club is the largest speed-skating club in the southwest, and is one of the largest outdoor clubs in the nation. Mark Gaylor 602-274-5840. Friday Night Skate. 1st Fridays 7:30 pm. Phoenix Public Library, www. Tucson Inline SK8 Club. Sundays. Afternoon social skate. Fast Eddie 520-722-4044, fstedysk8@yahoo. com, Tucson Roller Derby. FebruarySeptember games. kimsin@

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6th Annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival. Two day paddling festival. Tempe Town Lake. Arizona Dragon Boat Association. The association invites young and old, or all abilities to participate in a 2500 year old paddling sport. www. Arizona Dragon Diva’s. Women’s dragon boat team now forming, all abilities welcome. Practices Tempe Town Lake. azdivadragons/. Central Arizona Paddlers Club. Open to novice & veteran paddlers. Events, gear sales, trip reports & more. CAPC, PO Box 27257, Tempe. 85285. City of Tempe Rowing Classes. Classes for ages 13 & up & for all abilities & skill levels. Enrollment for our Junior or Masters competitive program is ongoing. 480-350-5200, City of Peoria Outdoor Adventure Kayaking Classes. ACA certified classes for adults and children. Ongoing at Lake Pleasant. Call 623-773-7725. Desert Paddlers Club. Last Wednesday of the Month 7 – 9 pm. Anyone who paddles, all are welcome. 107 East Broadway, Tempe. Pete 480-755-1924, Na Leo ‘O Ke Kai Outrigger Canoe Club. Weekend practices open to novice and experienced paddlers. Tempe Town Lake. 623-875-2682, Rio Salado Rowing Club. RSRC member open row. Twice-Daily open rows. Junior rowing for ages 13-17 yrs. old. New classes start beginning of each month. Boatyard, behind the Red River Music Hall on Mill Avenue & Curry Street, Tempe Town Lake.

RUNNING/WALKING FEBRUARY 7 The Sedona Marathon. 8 am. 26.2 M, 13.1M Run. Sedona Red Rock High School. Karen Livesay 800-775-7671. The Year of the Ox 5k run & Wok. 5k run/walk 100 yd.9 am. Kids Dash. Full Moon 5k – DC Ranch. 5k run. 7 pm. DC Ranch, North Scottsdale. Rick Eastman 602-448-0933, www.

FEBRUARY 8 Runners Den Classic Road Races.. 1M Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run. 7:30 am. Paradise Valley Mall, Phoenix. 602-277-4333, ISES Run or Walk for Your Life. 3.3M run/walk. 8 am. Phoenician Resort - Canyon Golf Course Scottsdale, Shirley Nimsky 602-650-1334

FEBRUARY 14 Skirt Chaser 5k. Ladies start >> first, men chase. Fun event

with fashion show and more. Tempe. The Inaugural PTSD Run. 5k run/ walk. 8 am. Kiwanis Park, Tempe.

Dianna Conant 480-242-4815, www. Date n’ Dash 5k. 8 am. Stardance Ranch in Marana. Laszlo Otvos 520-270-0763,

FEBRUARY 15 Lost Dutchman Arizona Marathon. 7 am. 26.2 Mile Run, 13.1 Mile Run, 8K Run, 10K Run. Prospector Park Apache Junction. Grady McEachern 480-983-1500, San Carlos 5K and Half Marathon. 7:30 am. Marina Terra, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. 623-910-1711,

FEBRUARY 21 1st Annual Phoenix Dyslexia Dash & Kids Scamper. 5k run/walk. 8 am. Kiwanis Park, Tempe. Dianna Conant 480-242-4815, Adobe Dam 10k Run and 5k run/walk. 8 am. Adobe Dam Recreation Park Glendale. Jeremy Graham 623-3300913, “Lean on Me” 2nd Annual Walk/Run For Charity. 8:30 am. Jody FarleyBerens 602-743-8873. Freestone Park, Gilbert.

FEBRURY 22 5th Annual Lighthouse/City YMCA 5K Run/Walk. 8:30 am. Run. McCormick Park, next to the lighthouse/City YMCA Tucson. Jennifer McLean 520-885-2782.

FEBRUARY 27 MyoMed Ragnar Relay Del Sol. 6 am. 182 Mile, 12- teammate, overnight relay adventure run. Wickenburg to Mesa Wickenburg. Janessa Black 877-83-RELAY,

FEBRUARY 28 Great Urban Race. 12 pm. A >> whacky adventure, one day

amazing race. Teams of two solve 12 clues and other challenges while traversing the city. info@, www. Foothills 10k. 10k/5k run. 8 am. Point-to-point, take shuttle bus to start at 7 am. Frontier Town, Cave Creek 480-488-9095. Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research Tucson. 1 pm. Fun Run/ Walk. University of Arizona mall in front of Old Main Tucson. Shannon Timms 480-235-6059. 4th Annual Care for Life 5k. 8 am. Kiwanis Park, Tempe. Dianna Conant 480-242-4815,

MARCH 7 4th Annual Kids Chance of Arizona. 8 am. Fun Run/walk. Kiwanis Park-off Baseline Road Tempe. Laura Fisher 602-399-2740. Get out for the Kids 5k. 8:15 am. Sunrise Elementary School, Yuma Kelly. Liberman 928-271-5044.

MARCH 14 Walk for Wishes; Pancakes and >> Pajamas. 9 am. Run. Steele

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1st Annual COTA for Michael Morena Jr. 5k run. 8 am. Kiwanis Park Tempe. Dianna Conant 480-242-4815, www.

MARCH 22 DC Ranch Run for Ryan House. 7 am. 10k/5k run, 1 mile fun run. Market Street at DC Ranch, North Scottsdale. Little Camper 5K Run/Walk. 7:30 am. 5K Run, 5K Walk. Thunderbird Paseo Park (south of Thunderbird Rd) Glendale. Patrick Griffith 602-466-1561.

APRIL 4 Havasu Half. 7:30 am. Run. The Shops at Lake Havasu Lake Havasu. Karen Opperud 928-453-4936. Catalina State Park 5.5 & 10.75 Mile Trail Race. 7:30 am. Tucson. www.

APRIL 18 Pat’s Run. 4.2M Run/walk, .42M Kids Run. 7 am. In memory of Pat Tillman. Sun Devil Stadium, Packard and Rio Solado Pkwy, Tempe.

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CLUBS 1st Marathon. Saturdays. Marathon training program for runners & walkers. Step by Step coaching taking the novice, weekend or experienced runner through a marathon-training schedule. Experienced coaching for all levels. Brian, 480-358-0488. Marathon Coaching Consultants. “Human kindness through running” Running Club and Personal Training Across the Valley. Group runs: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Track workouts: Tuesday and Wednesday. Coach David Allison: 480-326-1495, Northern Arizona Trail Runners Association. NATRA’s mission is to promote trail running in Northern Arizona to folks of all abilities. Saturday group runs on various trails., Performance Footwear. Group runs Wed. nights at 7 pm and Sat. mornings at 6 am.  All ability levels welcome!  Groups leaders are all experienced runners.  NE corner of Rural and University, 725 S. Rural Rd. #C105.  480-829-7473, www. Phoenix Hash House Harriers. A drinking club with a running problem hosts non-competitive “Hare & Hound” runs “hashes” each Sat. at various locations. 602-230-JERX, Run AZ. 7 pm. Tues. & Thur. runs. Run AZ, 48th & Warner, Ahwatukee.

480-592-0900. RunFar Arizona. West Valley half and full marathon training, and general running program. www.runfaraz. com, Rx Running. Comprehensive, individualized programs. Flexible meeting times. Nationally certified running coaches. 480-491-3506,, coach@ Scottsdale Running Company. Tue. & Thurs. runs 6:30 pm, 6:30 am Sat. 6941 N. Hayden #B-4. 480-9484436, Sole Sports Running Club. Group Runs and Marathon Training. Long Runs Sat. & Wed. Mornings, Mon. & Thur. evenings. Track Workout Wednesday Evenings. www. Team in Training. Training for Rock N’ Roll AZ. Teams to walk or run a variety of marathons to help find a cure for leukemia. All fitness levels welcome. 602-788-8622, 800-568-1372. The Running Shop. Weekly Wednesday morning group runs. 6:15 pm. Open to everyone.  3055 N Campbell suite 153, 520-325-5097. Zonie Hash House Harriers. Regularly scheduled hare & hound chases, generally in the Chandler/ Tempe area. 480–821-0471, www.

SEMINARS/ WORKSHOPS/ CLASSES ONGOING Core Classes. Dynamic and challenging 60 minutes, designed to strengthen the core of the individual while incorporating the entire body and increasing endurance, flexibility, strength and power. Phoenix /4440 N. 36th St. Suite 240 / 602-956-4040/ Kraemer@ Scottsdale/ 9376 E. Bahia Dr. / 480-556-8406 / or www.

MISCELLANEOUS FEBRUARY-APRIL Grand Canyon State Games Winter Games. Arizona’s Olympic festival. A variety of sports held at various venues Valley wide. For complete schedule call 480-517-9700 or visit DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, PLEASE CALL THE INFORMATION NUMBER PROVIDED. Free calendar listings are available to events with specific dates & ongoing activities that are free & open to the public. Listings are limited to space available and subject to publishers approval. If you would like to see your event listed, send your notice before the 5th of the preceding month to: SWEAT MAGAZINE Email your listings to Include the name of your event in the subject line.

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