Are you looking for an annual opportunity to run a personal race? What are you waiting for? Start a tradition this month that you can anticipate and improve upon year after year. Here’s another suggestion from the Earned Runs EVENTS list posted on the RESOURCES page.
April 17, 2017
CELEBRATE USA RUNNING TRADITION (any distance)
The Boston Marathon is run annually on the day set aside in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Patriot’s Day, the third Monday in April. This race was the original marathon to be patterned after the modern Olympics contest of 1896, and was first run in 1897.
On this day in the United States, anyone can celebrate the tradition of competitive long distance running. Without necessarily covering 26.2 miles, achieving the qualifying time, or being in that location, run or walk in sprit with those in Boston with a personal custom race + Earned Runs bib. Start your race at 9:32am (elite women start time) or 10am (elite men start time) if you wish to synchronize with that wonderful event.
There are inter-city rivalries when it comes to marathons, but today needn’t be about a particular city, but about the running history which began with that particular event.
REQUEST BIBS NOW so that when the moment arrives in which you decide to compete with yourself or others, you’re equipped to pin on a bib and hand one to those you invite.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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