The Demise of the Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony is essential to the culture of road racing. However, much to the chagrin of this road racer, increasing numbers of race directors are deciding to do away with the traditional awards presentation in favor of a bureaucratic check-in process devoid of any ceremony. Not only does this marginalize the efforts of runners, […]

Most Popular Road Race Distances in the USA

The marathon is the media darling and the one we hear about most often, but it doesn’t even crack the top three in popularity. The 5K tops the list of the most popular road race distances, followed by the half marathon and the 10K. Let’s break it down a bit further and examine the magic of each […]