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Coach Bette: We are runners

I am a runner Some fellow runners go for the win They train and they strain and then do it again. But not me, I’d much rather run for swag The goodies I find in the race event bag. I’ve got all my medals displayed on a wall I stay motivated when I look at […]

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Racing on all seven continents

It’s no secret runners are highly motivated athletes with ambitious goals. One increasingly popular goal is to complete a {insert your favorite race distance} on all seven continents, but where to start? Here on RaceRaves, of course! Whether you’re looking for fresh inspiration to ward off complacency, a compelling goal to jump-start your training, or […]

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Coach Bette: Tips for the traveling runner

As I walked off the ferry in the town of Galway on Ireland’s west coast, our fellow passengers swarmed up a small road to the hub of activity on the Aran Island of Inis Mor. Known for the sheep that produce wool for famous Aran sweaters, the island also draws tourists to view the ruins […]

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Packing for a destination race

By guest author Lani Teshima, MLIS. Tech writer, copy editor, marathoner, traveler. Like us, many of you love to combine your twin passions for running and travel. But with all the training that goes into preparing for race day, you’d rather not fret over your packing list. So we asked RaceRaves member and experienced traveling […]

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Coach Bette: Mastering the Long Run

It’s early Saturday morning, and you’re staring down at your shoes. The house is quiet and you’ve had coffee, some bread and peanut butter, maybe half a banana. There is a fuel belt or vest sitting by the door with some “food” that sometimes tastes just like the scent of fuel you put in your […]

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Tag(lines), you’re it: Test your race IQ

“Just do it.” “Think different.” “The quicker picker-upper.” Like Nike, Apple and Bounty, many of the world’s most popular brands boast catchy taglines. The same is true for races, some of which adopt taglines of their own to evoke qualities such as speed, scenery or even difficulty. But how well do you know your races, […]

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America’s Rave Race 2019: Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

RaceRaves crowns Flying Pig Marathon America’s Rave Race 2019 in March Lunacy tournament All hail the Queen (City), as Cincinnati’s hometown favorite hogs the spotlight to capture its second tournament title Squeal loud and squeal proud Cincinnati, because your Flying Pig Marathon has reclaimed its coveted title as America’s Rave Race. Tens of thousands of […]

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Coach Bette: What’s a “real” runner, anyway?

“First, we try to run faster. Then we try to run harder. Then we learn to accept ourselves and our limitations, and at last, we can appreciate the true joy and meaning of running.” – Amby Burfoot, The Runners’ Guide to the Meaning of Life Why do you race? There are as many reasons to […]

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March Lunacy 2019: Tournament Results

Our third annual March Lunacy tournament was an instant classic! The Final Four was an epic showdown of familiar heavyweights on one side and spirited Cinderellas on the other, with both matchups decided in a one-day overtime thriller (a tournament first). In the end, the ever-popular Flying Pig outlasted patriotic powerhouse Marine Corps to set […]

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Coach Bette: Race Etiquette

Whether you’ve run 20 races or are preparing for your first, there are always tips and tricks to tuck into your mental gear bag that can make it more enjoyable, safer and even faster.  Practicing good race etiquette is not just a suggestion; it’s vital to a positive experience. Consider these tips from a few […]

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