As a decades-long sun lover, it pains me to say this, but running and summer sun aren’t a healthy combination. Several medical studies have found that distance runners have an increased risk of skin cancer, largely because of their exposure to the sun.
July 15 is the unofficial midpoint of summer, and it’s also an even bigger milestone: On Saturday morning, it will be exactly eight weeks until we toe the line at the fifth annual Daily News Press Run.
One of the best ways to stay excited about running is to try a different form of it. Parkour instructor Mike Buchanek sees quite a few distance runners at the introductory Parkour class held weekly at Discovery Green in downtown Houston.
The Fourth of July is bookended by two traditions: the day ends with fireworks and begins with a patriotic-themed race. According to Running USA, July 4 is the second most popular day for races of all kinds, from one-mile sprints to marathons.
“We are what we repeatedly do,” according to Aristotle, and the summer Swim and Sprint series on the Texas A&M at Galveston campus offers participants the opportunity to repeat the same race three times over the course of the summer in order to get better at running, swimming and transit…
A different triathlon will get underway Saturday morning when the first-ever WassSUP Triathlon heads to Galveston Bay. Like most triathlons, the WassSUP event starts with a swim but after running a 5K, participants grab their paddles for a mile of either kayaking or stand up paddling.
A new weekly running and walking program offers a fun way for both seasoned runners and folks who are currently less active to get together and reach new goals.
Got plans for January 14, 2018? If those plans include running the Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, it’s time to set the wheels in motion.
Firefighting involves a lot more than running, but a 5K fun run is one of the events on tap at this weekend’s Firefighter Games in Texas City. The May 20 run is open to the public and gets underway at 7 a.m. in Rainbow Park near the foot of the Texas City Dike.
After months of steady running, isn’t it time to give those feet a rest? With warmer weather, and especially warmer water, ahead of us, plenty of events are coming up that combine running and water sports.
With perfect weather likely this weekend, it’s a great time to get out for a run or walk. Saturday’s Out Run Hunger 5K, 10K and Kid’s 1K races offer the chance to participate in a race and feed our Galveston County neighbors.
Although it’s possible to become a runner at any age, starting at an early age may be the best. Would-be athletes can get a fun introduction to running and being active Saturday at College of the Mainland hosts a free Family Fitness Day starting at noon.
The Cooper Institute in Dallas has many facets. It’s a training ground for all aspects of the fitness universe, from step instructors to cardiologists. It’s a comfortable resort-style hotel open to everyone looking for a North Dallas stay with great workout amenities and healthy food. Most o…
It’s not every day that runners and walkers get to be part of a brand-new run, which makes this weekend’s My Sister’s Keeper Breast Cancer Fun Run an extra-special event. The April 8 fun run is scheduled for 8:30 Saturday morning at Carbide Park in La Marque.
Spring training isn’t just for baseball. It can also be just what runners and walkers need to boost them to the next level. USA Fit-Galveston starts a spring training program next week with options for every kind of runner and walker.
Specialty gyms aren’t anything new. There are specialized places for yoga, Pilates, Cross-Fit and boxing, and the newest tightly-focused gym is all about stretching. The Stretch Zone, a national chain of stretching gyms, has opened its first Texas facility in Houston.
Runners and walkers of all speeds are welcome at League City’s 10th annual Wellness Walk. “We have a timed 5K as well as our 1K fun run and walk,” event coordinator Lydia Rodriguez said. “There’s really something for everyone.”
Saturday’s Causeway FunD Run combines a classic Galveston course, a good cause and a big party when it gets underway at The Galveston County Daily News parking lot. The 5K race raises scholarship funds for students at UTMB’s School of Health Professions.
Runners looking for a way to avoid or recover from overuse injuries now have a new tool at their disposal. The University of Texas Medical Branch has widened the use of its antigravity treadmill from strictly physical therapy patients to the general population of runners.
Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebration hits its stride, so to speak, with Saturday’s Jolly Jester Jaunt. The annual 5K has been so popular that this year, there is a 10K as well.
It’s ironic that, just as tracking heart rate has become much simpler, thanks to devices like Fitbits and Apple watches, interest in training according to percentages of maximum heart rate seems to have flagged.
It’s a new year and a new course for the Galveston Marathon and Half Marathon. The race, scheduled for Feb. 12, now starts and finishes at Stewart Beach, and keeps the beach in sight throughout the course.
Texas City will be putting the “fun” back in “fun run” at the upcoming Mainland Mardi Gras Fun Run Parade Run on Feb. 4. The fun run serves as the advance wave of Texas City’s Mardi Gras parade, complete with cheering crowds, beads and food and drinks at the finish line.
If you can’t convince nine of your friends that the best way to spend a glorious weekend is alternating between running and being crammed in a smelly van, there’s still hope.
Forget the Super Bowl — the area’s largest single-day sporting event takes place this Sunday, when the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon get underway in downtown Houston.
Running is a great way to see the world. Whether it’s picking a destination marathon in a faraway country or sticking to a training plan despite being in a strange city, running brings the new environment up close.
Whether your New Year’s resolution was to be outside more, to get more exercise, or just to do more good, the New Year’s 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Friends of Galveston Island State Park can be part of it. The walker-friendly event is extending its appeal to competitive runners as …
There’s no shortage of great gifts to buy for runners. We can all use a pair of comfy post-run shoes to slip into, like Oofos (which now come in a winter-friendly clog as well as a sandal), or a foam roller for getting more flexible.
If you look around the gym or the running trail this week, you might think that the zombie apocalypse had inexplicably managed to pick off a big segment of the population.
It looks like Santa will be taking a different route this year. The Santa Hustle race series, known for dressing its participants in Santa hats and fluffy white beards, has developed a new course for its Galveston race, scheduled for Dec. 18.
’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a busy weekend on Galveston Island, with a downtown 5K race Saturday and a bayside triathlon scheduled for Sunday. Both are inclusive events that welcome participants of all abilities.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association came up with a good one, or rather 2,500 of them. The study found that people who reached the recommended amount of exercise spent $2,500 less on health care than their less-exercising peers.
Everything’s coming together for Saturday’s Galveston County Daily New Press Run, even some spectacular weather. All that’s left is to get a good night’s rest and hop on the shuttle bus in the morning.
As the summer winds down, runners start to ask themselves a different set of questions: How much longer until the first cold front? When are the next shoe updates coming out? And most importantly, am I ready to tackle the causeway?
Runners who aren’t scared of the dark will have a rare treat Saturday night. They can run a 5K or a 10K while having a front-row seat for meteor showers that are expected to be the brightest in years.