Bay Area Challenge: How to Take Your Berkeley Experience Further

The 2023 Berkeley Half Marathon is well and truly over. The event attracted thousands of runners, and thousands more people came to enjoy the race atmosphere and cheer them on. As runners rest and recover after achieving their goals, the urge to keep training and conquer another challenge sets in. Many start to ask, What’s next? Of course, ... More

Berkeley Half Marathon Race Day

Berkeley Race Day Checklist: Important Details to Help You Enjoy the Berkeley Half Marathon Race Weekend

The Berkeley Half Marathon is quickly approaching. This weekend, November 18th and 19th, runners will flock to Berkeley, California to participate in what is shaping up to be an awesome race and an even better experience. Many different events will take place during the race weekend, and with so much going on, here’s a Berkeley race day ... More

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Learn from Past Races: 5 Tips on How to Review Your Race to Improve Your Performance

Running continues to be a popular way to stay fit and socialize with people in your community. You might feel good during social runs and decide to step it up and sign up for a race. Chances are, the first race you try to complete will be a real challenge, with plenty of areas you can improve in. The good news is you can take your experience ... More

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Run with Family and Friends! How to Make a Group Run an Exciting Outing

We’ve previously talked about how to find running buddies in your community and ways you can keep yourself motivated when training for a half-marathon. But what if there aren't any running groups nearby? What if the motivation well keeps running dry? There's another solution: run with family and friends! Running is both a great way to ... More

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Post-Illness Progress Recovery for Runners: How Can You Get Fit Again?

Autumn has come, and with it the gorgeous fall foliage, the chilly foggy mornings, the pumpkin spice lattes... and the colds, sore throats, and flus. What will the post-illness progress recovery look like for runners? Written by Lucas Collins Edited by Pavlína Marek You’ve been hitting the gym, pounding the pavement, and putting in the ... More

26.2 to life

26.2 to Life: A “Riveting and Humane” Documentary about the San Quentin Prison Marathon

We know that running and running communities have the power to change lives. Therefore, we’re honored to spotlight the new award-winning documentary, 26.2 TO LIFE. It explores the transformative power of San Quentin’s 1000 Mile Club, a running club inside the prison, in which volunteer marathon runners train with incarcerated runners and ... More

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How to Stay Motivated When the Training Gets Tedious

Training for a half marathon or any other distance is an exhilarating endeavor that expands your physical and mental boundaries. As you embark on this journey, it's important to remember that motivation is key to success. There will be days when the thought of lacing up your running shoes feels daunting, but with the right strategies, you can ... More

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From Trail to Road: How to Transition to a Different Surface

There are countless articles on the Internet on how to transition from road to trail. However, there's also a lot to be covered when you decide to transition from trail to road running. Some aspects might get overlooked or not considered at all. With that in mind, let's focus on a crucial part of urban running: the terrain itself and what to ... More

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Climate and Running: How to Train for Different Weather

Preparing for a race requires dedication, discipline, and careful training. However, when your race takes place in a different climate than the one you're accustomed to, additional considerations come into play. Learn about the relationship between climate and running, and discover how to train for different weather conditions. Written by ... More

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Keep Motivated: How to Find People to Run With

Training for a Half-Marathon can be an exhilarating journey but a potentially challenging one, especially for beginner and intermediate runners. However, you can do one thing to make the process more enjoyable and successful: find people to run with. Training partners provide accountability, motivation, and a sense of community. Let's explore ... More