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The Galveston County Daily News: On The Run

January 24, 2017

On the Run

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Helping lone runners find a team

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.

  • icon Posted: January 19

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Houston Marathon field includes Olympic medalists
Posted: January 12, 2017

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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Thursday 01/05/2017
Running a great way to explore new cities
Posted: January 05, 2017

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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Thursday 12/29/2016
Fun Run can be part of New Year's resolution
Posted: December 29, 2016

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 well with a smoother course and electronic timing. The fun run is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 7.

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Thursday 12/22/2016
Set up tools for monitoring mileage
Posted: December 22, 2016

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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Thursday 12/15/2016
Sticking to a workout plan during a busy month
Posted: December 15, 2016

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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Thursday 12/08/2016
Santa Hustle to have new route
Posted: December 08, 2016

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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Thursday 12/01/2016
Fairgrounds to host holiday-themed runs
Posted: December 01, 2016

’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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