By purchasing insurance, an entrant can recoup the registration fee for a number of covered reasons, including injuries, family emergencies, job loss, flight cancellations, jury duty, traffic accidents and other scenarios that can sideline a runner.
According to Running USA, July 4 is the second-most popular day of the year for racing, with more than 350,000 participants expected to toe the starting line this weekend.
Runners, are you looking for a new challenge? Training for a triathlon might be your ideal summer project, and with two new triathlons coming to Galveston County this fall, you can make your triathlon debut at the debut of a new race.
The Sylvan Beach event is a favorite of many triathletes who look forward to running in from the sandy beach to begin the open-water swim in Galveston Bay. Sunday’s weather posed more challenges than usual, with strong winds causing choppy conditions for the swimmers, especially in the sprint distance, which started after the Olympic distance swimmers finished their 1,500-meter swim.
The Crab Festival 5K, like many races, took a year off in 2020, but organizers used the hiatus to plan the transition to a new venue and to add a new category.
Cozumel, Mexico, is one of the easiest locations to replicate a race course during training. Having hosted an Ironman 70.3 in the spring and a full Ironman in the fall, Cozumel is unique in having an Ironman cycling course that is off limits to cars not just on race day but year-round.
Instead of getting a shirt specific to the April 24 race, each participant will be able to select a performance-fabric shirt left over from a previous Running Alliance Sport race, helping them to clean out their storage bins.
After a year of canceled races, the Ironman organization and the city of Galveston were able to create an event that will feature the usual challenges of running, cycling and swimming while structuring the race to protect participants, volunteers and spectators.