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Anew 5K race has landed in the Bay Area and is a celebration of another landing 50 years ago. The Lunar Landing 5K lifts off Sunday, July 21, at the Clear Lake Recreation and Community Center, 16511 Diana Lane.

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When you’re talking about a 5K race benefitting Bay Area Habitat for Humanity, of course you say interest is building. That’s because the proceeds of the July 13 event go to building affordable housing throughout the Bay Area.

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Sure, it’s tempting to spend the Fourth of July kicking back with friends, a cold drink in hand and some meat sizzling on the grill. Being able to do all that and compete in a hotly (no pun intended) contested race could be even better.

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Every day that we’re able to run, walk or otherwise participate in activities is a reason to celebrate, but for those looking for something extra to cheer about, a new race series covers a whole year of holidays.

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Sunday is Father’s Day, and you could give Dad another necktie ... or you could take him to a 5K race held in his honor. The Dad’s Day 5K, set for Saturday, June 15, in Houston, features distances for children, families and competitive runners.

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As holidays go, Global Running Day isn’t exactly in the top tier. There’s no gift-giving, no days off, no special candies. Still, when Global Running Day comes around on Wednesday, June 5, there’s a lot to celebrate.

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Now that summer is approaching, spending some time in the pool sounds pretty inviting. To make that pool time also count as training time, there is help available for runners ready to take on a triathlon.

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Core strength is an essential element of successful running, and Galvestonian Tatiana Verega is the new leader in harnessing that strength and determination. Last week, she became the Guinness World Record holder for maintaining a plank position for three hours, 45 minutes, and 21 seconds.

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Texas City’s upcoming Bay Street 5K combines a week-known course with a weekend of related events, making the May 18 run a highly anticipated one. “The 5K kicks off the Saturday portion of the Firefighter Games,” race coordinator Randall Cooley said.

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Of all the folks going on a beer run this weekend, only a handful will get a medal in recognition of their endeavor. Those lucky few will be running in the Galveston Island Brewing Company 5K Beer Run, scheduled for 8 a.m. May 4.

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It’s time for runners to dust off their tutus and tiaras for Sunday’s Divas Half Marathon and 5K, an annual celebration of springtime, exercise, and sparkle. The run/walk event takes place at Moody Gardens, and draws thousands of participants, both male and female.

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Easter weekend may be one of the best weekends of the year for running a race. Many people have an extra day off, or are looking for a way to rationalize eating chocolate bunnies and candy eggs, and the weather is usually still mild. There’s only one race scheduled in our area this weekend, …

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More than 800 women are expected at Moody Gardens in Galveston Saturday to run, climb and crawl through five kilometers of dirty fun at the Gritty Goddess. The annual event features more than a dozen challenging obstacles that feature climbing walls, cargo nets and most of all, mud.

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One lesson taught with each of my clients is about control. While lifting weights, you must learn to control the weight and not let the weight control you. It’s the only way to prevent injury.

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If you can’t decide between taking a camping trip or running a race this weekend, the Brazos Bend 50 can solve the dilemma. The race, which offers six distances ranging from 5 kilometers to 100 kilometers, takes place at one of the area’s premier camping venues, Brazos Bend State Park. The r…

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Next week’s Ironman 70.3 Galveston event might look a little different from past years. The challenging course will be just as tough, the spectators will be cheering just as loudly, but the crowd of participants might look a little more female. That’s due to a new initiative from the Ironman…

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There are hundreds of books written about how to run faster, more efficiently or more enjoyably, but a new book covers the 95% of the time when we’re not actively training. “Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery” explores how—or if—our bodie…