• February 21, 2017

    10 Smells You Might Experience on a Run

    When you go out for a run, you never know what to expect. From funny pedestrians to different smells, you have to be ready for anything. Here are some of the good and bad smells that you might experience on a run.

  • February 21, 2017

    Fact or Fiction? All About Compression

    During the past few years, compression socks and leg sleeves have moved out of the medical world and into active sports. Elite athletes were first to pick up on the potential to assist in achieving optimum performance and quick recovery, but the average Joe and Jane runner may actually derive greater benefits from wearing compression gear.

  • February 21, 2017

    HALF MARATHON TRAINING GUIDE

    This 12-week half marathon training guide will help you cover 13.1 miles fitter and faster than ever.

    Whether you’re a new runner, a savvy veteran or somewhere in between, there is a good chance a half marathon is your favorite racing distance.

  • February 21, 2017

    2015 Rock and Roll Philadelphia

    Whether you were there in person or there in spirit, relive all of the best moments of the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, held Halloween weekend, by watching this awesome highlights video!

  • February 21, 2017

    2016 Rock and Roll San Francisco

    An ideal day for running with fog-shrouded skies and temperatures in the low-50s greeted more than 9,000 participants at the 2016 Transamerica Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. Jonathan Varela Obando of Costa Rica and Alisa MacDonald of Canada were the top finishers, breaking the tape in 1 hour, 14 minutes and 14 seconds, and 1:22:14, respectively.

  • February 21, 2017

    2016 Rock and Roll San Francisco Highlight Video

    Watch these highlights from the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco! More than 9,000 runners toured the streets and hills of San Francisco for this bucket-list race that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • February 21, 2017

    5 Ways to Train Through Pain

    We’ve all heard “No pain, no gain.” But the runner who plans to stay active throughout his or her lifetime should change the phrase to “No BRAIN, no gain.”

  • February 21, 2017

    Training Tips for Your Best Half Marathon

    Looking to push yourself this year, but need a little help? Check out these training tips from our favorite running coach, Mario Fraioli. His 13.1 steps will help you have a successful and enjoyable experience. You’ll be ready to ROCK your next half marathon in no time.

  • February 20, 2017

    Your Take: Worst Songs to Get Stuck in Your Head on a Run

    Music can make or break your workout. Powerful lyrics can propel you through the miles, while an annoying jingle can exacerbate your efforts.

  • February 20, 2017

    Virginia Runner Sheds 89 Pounds for First Half Marathon

    As every runner toes the start line, within them resides the story that carried them there. Those stories are made up of moments that culminate in milestones.

    The history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is made of moments and milestones created by runners just like you. In honor of our 20th anniversary celebration, we invite runners to share their most memorable running moments with us.

  • February 20, 2017

    How Road Races Unite Us

    “No other sport is as democratic as running.” ~Florence Griffith Joyner

    Road races have the ability to unite us as runners more than any other event. The reason? Literally almost anyone can sign up for these types of races and share in the same experience.

    Participants in road races share common goals — to put our training and will to the test, to give our best effort, and to finish strong. We all share the same course, begin at the same start line, and head to the same finish. We all get the same shirt and the same medal.

  • February 20, 2017

    10 Best Post-Run Snacks to Refuel

    You’ve finished your long run or crossed the finish line of a long race. What should you grab to eat so you can start refueling?

  • February 19, 2017

    The Ideal Day for a Runner

    It’s 4:45 a.m. Your alarm hasn’t even gone off yet, and you are awake. This never happens. You actually don’t hate the idea of going out for a run

  • February 19, 2017

    The Scariest Animals to Encounter on a Run

    Running on the back roads of southwest Wisconsin (admittedly, sometimes at dusk), I am often afraid that some critter will come out of nowhere and attack me.

  • February 19, 2017

    Follow Through And Grasp Your Goals

    One of my weaknesses is following through with my running goals. Too many times I have planned out my intentions for entering as many races as possible, only to slack off with my training. 

  • February 18, 2017

    The Best Foods To Pack For Runners

    Runners who are training have appetites rivaling teenage boys, pregnant women, and black bears gearing up for hibernation. We can hardly last two hours without eating, never mind the typical hours of 9-5. Planning lunch should be a priority for every runner because a poorly timed or unhealthy lunch can wreck training.

  • February 18, 2017

    The 5 Facebook Posts Runners Want to Write but Won't

    Runners who post on Facebook easily become punching bags. They are criticized for bragging, not being truthful and oversharing.

  • February 18, 2017

    10 Struggles Only Runners Would Understand

    Running is awesome. But it comes with some minor frustrations. Here are 10 struggles only runners would understand:

  • February 18, 2017

    How Long Should You Keep Running Clothes?

    Most runners are aware of the “rules” to replacing running shoes after a certain mileage, but what about our other (perhaps smellier) running clothing?

  • February 18, 2017

    Why Your Phone Also Gets Fatigued on Your Run

    Bringing your phone on a run has become just as essential as strapping on your water bottle.

    And like your water bottle, if you don’t control your phone use, it could wind up depleted when you need it the most.

  • February 17, 2017

    Philadelphia Top Race Moments

    Philadelphia: Home to the Liberty Bell, the best cheesesteaks in the country, and America’s fastest half marathon course. In honor of 40+ years running of this historical event, we pulled together a list of some of the top race moments, going back to its roots as the Philadelphia Distance Run.

  • February 17, 2017

    Tricks to Make You A Morning Runner

    “I love setting my alarm for 5 a.m.,” said no one ever. Getting out of bed before the sun is up is not only difficult, it can seem like a feat that requires some sort of superpower: Early-waking man or woman to the rescue?

  • February 17, 2017

    7 Ways To Make Your Next Long Run Fun

    Whether you run solo or in a group of people, a long run is a long run. The rewards are many, but getting through the distance is not always an easy thing.

  • February 17, 2017

    5 Reasons Why Runners Need Yoga (#5 Is Surprising!)

    If you’re a runner, you’ve likely been told that you should practice yoga. If you’re like most runners that I know, you’ve probably quickly dismissed the suggestion. After all, what can you achieve through “stretching” that you can’t gain from long runs, track workouts and tempo runs?

  • February 16, 2017

    My GPS Watch Was the Best Investment Ever. Here’s Why.

    I survived less than a year as a runner without a GPS watch. Sure, I had a normal Timex watch, but I was too lazy to time my laps even if I had known where the mile markers on my route were.