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Old 08-04-2007, 07:45 PM   #1  
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Default How do you find a race?

I was just thinking it might be fun to enter a race. Last May I had challenged myself to be able to run five miles. It took me seven months, but I worked my way up from one mile at 5.0 mph on the treadmill to five miles at 6.7 on the treadmill. Since then, I've been able to get up to running 6.11 miles in 54 minutes (yesterday!) and I realized that's awful close to 10K.

So how do you find out where and when there will be races in your area? Are there websites dedicated to this information or do you have to watch the boards at the gym or is it luck of the draw?

I'm doubting I'll be able to find anything here, but I thought it would be good to know of a race database or something for the future.


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Old 08-04-2007, 07:54 PM   #2  
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Hey Kara ~ here in southern california we us a magazine called RacePlace (one word) or you can dot com them at RacePlace ~ have NO IDEA if they go over to you ...wink

also another magazine we use is Competitor, you can also dot com them

Hope you find a race ~ They are so much fun!! ~ Gary
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:16 PM   #3  
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Just Google it ... I just Googled "Ontario 10K races" because I live in Ontario and it gave me a whole bunch or races in Ontario Canada...
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I look on http://www.runnersworld.com or http://www.coolrunning.com.
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:51 PM   #5  
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Originally Posted by Ilene View Post
Just Google it ... I just Googled "Ontario 10K races" because I live in Ontario and it gave me a whole bunch or races in Ontario Canada...

That's what I do too. I usually will get several relevant hits. We have two major race organizers in the city, plus the calendar of downtown events, and often the organization that benefits from a run as well.

Also, if you have a running store near you, races may be posted there as well.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:06 AM   #6  
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Also check with your local running club(s). Find the clubs by googling.
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