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The Galveston County Daily News: On The Run

December 2, 2016

On the Run

Top Story

Fairgrounds to host holiday-themed runs

’Tis the season for holiday-themed runs, and the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo is hosting a trio of them on Dec. 3. The runs are part of WinterFest, a celebration that takes over the fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday.

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Thursday 11/24/2016
Flapjack Fun Run offers sweet treat for area runners
Posted: November 24, 2016

A few dedicated runners get to experience the sweet taste of victory, but at least at next week's Flapjack Fun Run, the rest of us get the sweet taste of pancake syrup.

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Thursday 11/17/2016
Turkey trots a Thanksgiving Day tradition
Posted: November 17, 2016

Thanksgiving has become one of the largest race days of the year with events held in communities of all sizes, including here on the Gulf Coast.

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Thursday 11/10/2016
County's newest race also its longest-running
Posted: November 10, 2016

Here’s a paradox: you can describe the Jackalope Jam as La Marque’s newest race, or you can call it La Marque’s longest-running race.

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Thursday 11/03/2016
5K course designed for enjoyment, health
Posted: November 03, 2016

When you ask runners what motivates them, many of them will tell you that better health is a main reason. That’s especially true at tomorrow’s Run for Health 5k, which covers a scenic stretch of the Nassau Bay area.

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Thursday 10/27/2016
Simple exercises can help runners prevent shin splints
Posted: October 27, 2016

Ever wondered about that often-repeated advice to keep mileage increases under 10 percent? It may seem arbitrary, but it was developed, in part, to prevent one of the most common running injuries — shin splints.

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Thursday 10/20/2016
Acclaimed racewalking coach to hold isle clinic
Posted: October 20, 2016

America’s most experienced racewalking and marathon walking coach returns to Galveston next month for a full-weekend clinic aimed at improving form and fitness among the area’s runners and walkers.

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Thursday 10/13/2016
D'Feet Breast Cancer race benefits thousands of area women
Posted: October 13, 2016

One of the area's largest races gets underway next week, when the D'Feet Breast Cancer 5K, 10K and Kids' K takes place at Moody Gardens.

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Thursday 10/06/2016
Walk to End Alzheimer's a worthwhile cause
Posted: October 06, 2016

You don't have to be a runner to enjoy a 5K. On Saturday, the annual Bay Area/Galveston County Walk to End Alzheimer's holds a 5K fundraising walk at Stewart Beach on Galveston's east end.

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Thursday 09/29/2016
Strengthening community at heart of Miles for the Mainland
Posted: September 29, 2016

Saturday morning’s Miles for the Mainland run/walk celebrates the power of coming together as a community, and offers a good look at some of the people and places that make a community strong.

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