We were disappointed to learn that after years of a successful event, the George Sheehan Classic will not occur this year. The race was a high point for many runners due to it’s legendary finish through Red Bank’s Broad Street. It also commemorated George Sheehan, the Monmouth County-based physician who many believe to be the Godfather of recreational running in the country. The Sheehan Classic also marked 1 of 5 events in the Jersey Shore Grand Prix Series, a favorite among shore runners. The race also made our top 5 list of “Greatest Races in NJ” for the past 2 years.Read More
The TCS NYC Marathon is arguably the most iconic race on the planet and a sure bucket list item for any distance runner. The one drawback to this legendary race is that its very difficult to get in.
One way for guaranteed entry is to fund raise on behalf of an official sponsor like Fred’s Team or the Jimmy V Foundation. Or you could be one of the 2000 runners with a sub 3:10 that gets in.
But if you are trying to get in as part of the lottery, you better hurry. The deadline is Sunday, February 21. Having done this race 3 times, I can’t put into words how amazing this event is. The 4 am bus ride from Giants Stadium, taking the Verrazano with 50,000 others from around the globe and making the final turn (slightly uphill) in Central Park were experiences I will remember my entire life.
So go sign up today,get your New York on …Read More
The Super Bowl…It may be America’s greatest tradition. We all get together with friends and family, stuff our faces with chicken wings and Bud Lights, gamble, laugh at commercials and enjoy watching the sport WE invented. What could possibly be better?
As a runner, I often wondered if that same tradition could ever be passed onto running. Would there ever be a day in which friends gathered together, huddled around a TV & screamed and yelled for a running race?
At first, I would say “No Way”. Running has the unique distinction of being basically un-watchable. Most of us could watch 9 hours of football on a Sunday and not have the slightest inkling to want to go out and tackle someone (thankfully). Similarly, we could watch all 7 games of the World Series without feeling the slightest urge to go out and play catch.
However, on the rare occasion that a running event is broadcasted on TV, I (like …Read More
So it’s an election year. We hear tons of chatter about political races, who’s leading and who is dropping out. It got us to thinking…If our Presidential candidates did run a 5K race, who would win? This likely how it would go down:
7th Place – Chris Christie. Love him or hate him, he doesn’t exactly have that Kenyan body type. Gasses out 19 meters from the start line.
6th Place – Bernie Sanders. Drops to the ground at the 1 mile mark. Still places first in the over 90 age group category.
5th Place – Hillary Clinton. She starts in the front of the pack, but eventually loses because of her limitations of running in a pantsuit.
3rd Place Tie – Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio – Both die of boredom in the 2nd mile listening to each other speak.
2nd Place – The Don, Donald Trump – Although he is completely …Read More
As the Garden State gets completely dumped on with snow, many runners are likely suffering from some serious Cabin Fever. We have all been watching meteorologists yap endlessly about accumulation numbers and wind gusts. For many of residents, Sunday may be the perfect time for a post-snowstorm outdoor run.
There is something particularly crazy and particularly awesome about running in the snow. Here are a few facts to keep in mind:
- Be careful. Cars are crazy to begin with. And they are even nuttier in a snowstorm. Plus, there isn’t much room on the roads.
- Try to get on the news. Nothing surprises a dumb-ass news reporter when they are talking about how horrible the conditions than a runner trotting by them.
- Wear shorts. You are going to be freezing anyway. It’s so much more impressive if you wear shorts.
- Unfortunately, your favorite park or trail is likely the last thing that plow crews will get to