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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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’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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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The Sandy Shoes Fun Run returns to Stewart Beach in Galveston on Aug. 6. The race benefits the Dennis B. Koi Cancer Treatment Fund, a charity which helps cancer patients who have financial needs.

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Aug. 6 brings a new race to the county as the Night Moves trail run comes to Jack Brooks Park. The race offers a 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, all on the mountain biking trails at the Hitchcock park.

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Good news: It's only nine weeks until The Daily News Press Run gets underway. Even better news: Nine weeks is exactly how long the Couch to 5K training program takes to turn sofa straddlers into striders.

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Feel like racing a 5K this weekend? The road-racing calendar is bare, but anyone willing to stand-up paddle or kayak will find a race waiting for them at East Beach in Galveston as part of Island Paddle’s fourth annual Ocean Fest.

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Even though July Fourth has more races than any other holiday, Galveston County runners and walkers won't find a local option. For those willing to cross the county line, however, the weekend offers several nearby possibilities.

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Summer camp isn’t just for kids. Running camps across the country offer a mix of coaching, hanging out with like-minded fitness enthusiasts and a break from the coastal heat.

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The sudden arrival of hot summer weather can literally be a shock to a runner. Heat-related conditions, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke, pose a real threat to anyone working or exercising outdoors for extended periods in the Texas summer.

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Whether it’s the first foray into the world of multisport events or a quick tuneup for seasoned triathletes, the new Swim and Sprint Series at Texas A&M-Galveston’s campus on Pelican Island offers everyone a chance to combine swimming and running.

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Ever felt like cutting a run short? The West Brazos Runners Club has designed a race that offers a guilt-free way to do that, cutting the usual 5K race down to 3.5 kilometers, or a little more than 2 miles.

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A race that puts “fun” right in its title has a lot to live up to, but the Funfest Super Hero Run by the Bay lives up to its name. The Run by the Bay features a 5K and 10K on a scenic waterfront course along with a kids 1K, all scheduled for Saturday, May 21.

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Endurance athletes devote countless hours to obsessing over the smallest details of their training, their nutritional intake and their equipment, but it may be time to start worrying about one other thing: climate change may be affecting their sports adversely.

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Female runners can get a lot of girl time in this weekend, when two separate women-centric events come to Galveston.

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You may not be able to outrun an Olympian. You may not be able to outrun that guy at the gym. You may not be able to outrun your kids. Saturday, however, you can outrun hunger and help the Galveston County Food Bank at the fourth annual Out Run Hunger 5K and 10K run and walk.

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One of Galveston's largest competitive sporting events returns this weekend, when the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas 70.3 takes to the roads and water for an endurance race of swimming, cycling and running.

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The Final Four 4-Miler is one of the official events coming to Houston as part of the NCAA men’s basketball championship, which will be held April 2 and 4 at NRG Stadium.

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Obstacle races have exploded in popularity in the past few years. Millions of runners, ranging from seasoned to beginners, have taken on the challenges of obstacle courses that involve going over, under, through and beyond everything from mud pits to high walls.