These are races that I find interesting, for one reason or another. They might be close to my home (Huntington, WV), they might be races I enter every year, they might be races I've run in the past, they might be races I'd like to attend, but, haven't gotten around to. The list might include road races, cross-country races, trail runs, track meets, and God knows what else.
In 2010, I began reaching a little farther for longer races (15K to marathons) and especially trail/x-country runs, which are rarer than road races and thus harder to find. (I believe that off-road races make you strong in a way that flatland running and road running cannot. This does not include rail trails.) I'm listing more multi-sport races, like triathlons and duathlons. And I'm investigating extreme races.
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(This year's calendar starts late. Please, scroll down to October.)
Oct. 7, Sun....I'm back.
Oct. 13, Sat. 8:30am...Chesapeake Octoberfest 5K Run...Chesapeake, OH, The Triangle...phone Dannie Newman at 740-867-4303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org...click here for info and a downloadable entry blank. Also, you can pick up entry blanks at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington
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If you find errors, if you know of schedule changes, cancellations, etc., if you know of any races that might fit into my list, please, email me at email@example.com
and include as much detail as possible. My general scheme, which unfolded spontaneously, more or less, is that I'll go as far as 50 miles for a 5K, 100 miles for a 10K or 5 miler, 200 miles for a 10 miler to half-marathon, the ends of the earth for the right marathon. (I drove eight or nine hours to get to the Chicago Marathon in '97.) The limits are not cast in stone. And there are exceptions, ie. The Debbie Green 5K, in Wheeling, approximately a 200 mile drive. I haven't made it, yet, but, I hope to.
Of course, I do some independent research, as well. Some races I list won't be listed on any of the sites, below. I think that they should be.
The latter two are part of or afilliated with the Running Network (web site http://www.runningnetwork.com/).
I suspect any site associated with them is probably pretty good. I use these regularly. They both are newsprint style running magazines/newsletters, as well.
For the Tallman Track Club, click on the url http://www.tallmantrackclub.com/, then click on "ENTER" or just wait. "ENTER" will eventually click on itself. Their newsletter contains a local racing calendar, some race results and a ton of photos. They are in the Charleston area (primarily Kanawha and Putnam counties).
Road Runners Club of America is especially good if you like to travel to championship races. Their web site is http://www.rrca.org/.
Here is a fairly new site (as of 1-4-2010) http://chillrunning.wordpress.com/races/, Chill Running Club, in Chilicothe, OH. It might be worth keeping an eye on them, especially if they develop a proper racing calendar.
No confidence in data, what with disconnected phone and last years web site being gone. Might post, later.
Here's one that is mostly in central Kentucky: http://headfirstperformance.com/. They seem to feature mostly tri-athlons, a few duo-athlons, trail runs, long road races and maybe an ultra or two. Beware: some of their races are in the Central Time Zone and some in Eastern.
I'll attempt to make applicable time correlations to listed events, if and when I find the time to work up some tools I can use to make it easier to do.
This one centers around Dayton, OH http://orrrc.org/. They are the Ohio River Road Runners Club. They have the lowest entry fees of any races that I know of.
Here's one that I haven't seen, before now (now being 11-11-2010). They are Southern West Virginia Road Runners Club. They have quite a few races in VA, NC, SC and DC, as well. On 4/3/2011 I found that they have updated their web site's url to http://swvrrc.org/
Created 2012-09-12-05:15pm. Last updated 2012-10-07-05:20pm est5
If you have info or corrections for the list or just want to drop me a line contact firstname.lastname@example.org