Dickinson swarmed Friendswood with a late first-half scoring spree, and managed to hold off the never-say-die Mustangs squad for a 21-16 win that came down to the final minute in Friday’s District 24-6A showdown at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
Anthony Smecca drilled a 20-yard field goal in overtime and sent the Ball High sideline and home crowd into a frenzy at Kermit Courville Stadium as the Tors defeated the Stings, 10-7.
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.
It’s no secret that staying active is good for mental and physical health, and now more and more companies are finding that it’s good for business, too.
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?
Even though the 2016 Olympics are almost over, there is still plenty of running to watch.
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.
If doing a triathlon is three times as much fun as a footrace, next weekend will be five times as much with a competitive swim and sprint scheduled for Aug. 13 and a triathlon clinic on Aug. 14, both at Texas A&M University at Galveston.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local triathletes are once again waiting to see if recent rains will play havoc with an event they’ve trained for.
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.
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.
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.
Runners and walkers will hit the streets of the Bolivar Peninsula Saturday for the annual Texas Crab Festival 5K and 1K.
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.
Female runners can get a lot of girl time in this weekend, when two separate women-centric events come to Galveston.
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.
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.
A strong core is just as important for runners as strong legs, especially as distance increases.
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.
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.
The Seabrook Lucky Trails Marathon keeps growing and adding to its "something for everyone" appeal.
Want to elevate your running? There's an opportunity to do that literally at Saturday's Causeway FunD Run, the annual 5K fundraiser benefitting the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Health Professions.
Running has a few hazards, such as dogs and cars, but it seems the biggest hazard to runners is ourselves. More than half of all runners have some downtime each year because of injuries, a statistic Dr. Mark Cuccuzzella is intent on changing.
Runners will find no shortage of products, like foam rollers and compression socks, that promise benefits to their muscles, but two University of Texas Medical Branch researchers add nutrition and exercise to the muscle-health toolbox.
Valentine's Day togetherness may have to wait until later in the day for runners entered in the 2016 Galveston Marathon. First, there's 26.2 miles to cover.
Early February is often where the rubber stops hitting the road. Those resolutions to take up running or walking on a regular basis, or that goal race in a great destination, or just that vague impulse to “get more exercise” can start to wane just about now.
Once the good times start rolling at the Mardi Gras Galveston official 5K run, they keep on going long after the runners and walkers cross the finish line.
Saturday will be a prime day for street feet of all kinds, as a community walk in Galveston and a parade in Texas City both welcome walkers, runners, skaters and cyclists to join in.
Many of the area’s elite runners will be spending Sunday morning at the Chevron Houston Marathon. They’ve worked hard to get there and will put in extra effort to complete the race.
Whether they’re just starting out thanks to a New Year’s resolution or longtime veterans, runners and walkers will benefit from building some cross-training time into their schedule.
The Friends of Galveston Island State Park kick off the 2016 running calendar with the seventh annual New Year Fun Run on Saturday.
Twas the night before Christmas,
Twas the night before Christmas,
Runners are both the easiest and hardest people to find gifts for. It can be very easy, because there are items they’ll love at all price points, beginning literally at a dollar.
Santa may be too busy right now to train for a half marathon, but he’s sending thousands of surrogates to run the Santa Hustle in Galveston on Dec. 20.
Anyone doing their holiday shopping at a sporting goods store or specialty running store has seen a bewildering array of foam cylinders in a variety of sizes, colors and textures.
An early-morning run followed by a hot breakfast is a great way to start a winter day. The City of Friendswood Parks and Recreation Department has taken care of both halves of that pairing for the annual Flapjack Fun Run 5K on Dec. 5.
The western half of Galveston County doesn’t host many running events, so a new 5K at the Galveston County Fairgrounds is like an early Christmas present. The Winter Fest Jingle Bell 5K debuts on Dec. 5 with a course that combines cross-country and road racing.
If you think the holidays go by in a blur, just wait until next weekend’s Holiday Half Marathon and 5K at Moody Gardens in Galveston.
Getting fit is all in a day’s work for the employees at American National Insurance Company.
A new 5K run/walk and a revitalized green space both make their debuts next week at the Motion Family 5K hosted by Clear Lake United Methodist Church.
A new fun run planned for Halloween morning promises more treats than tricks, and a few seasonal surprises.