Weird but common start line thoughts

March 27th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Inside the mind of a runner on the start line


What to pack for a 50K trail race

September 20th, 2018 by Tory Scholz | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Race days are like parties. Trail runners celebrate their training with decorated flagged trails and aid station buffets. Whether it’s your first day racing on trails, or you were a main character in Born […]


Some races still use gun time as “official” time. Here’s why

September 13th, 2018 by Canadian Running | Posted in Racing | No Comments »

The “gun time v. chip time” debate has mostly been settled, but for marathoners it can be disconcerting to see your gun time listed as your “official time”


Top 10 irrational thoughts pre-race

May 14th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Racing is hard and it can cause a runner’s mind to go to strange places on the start line


Running your first race? Tips to make the most of the experience

April 19th, 2018 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Canadian Race Guide, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, RaceGuide, Runs & Races | No Comments »

Whether your first race or your fiftieth, there are plenty of things you should and shouldn’t do on race day. These are some of them.


Running and racing tips: What to do before, during and after your race

May 4th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in RaceGuide | No Comments »

We runners are a peculiar bunch. We run more miles than we drive. We train in temperatures that feel like plus 40 and minus 40 degrees. And we pay money—sometimes hundreds of dollars—to run […]


Race day recommendations for a successful experience

May 2nd, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in RaceGuide, Training | No Comments »

The most important and accurate piece of advice for race day success is one we’ve all heard before: “Nothing new on race day.” Now is not the time to try a new piece of […]


How to make the most of being undertrained

April 18th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Runs & Races, Training | No Comments »

If your race preparation went less than ideal, here are some ways to make the most of being undertrained



What the start line of the Boston Marathon looks like the day before the race

April 17th, 2016 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The Boston Marathon starts in the town of Hopkinton. We went out to the start line to check out the scene before nearly 30,000 runners overwhelm this sleepy community. There we found a quaint […]


What Hopkinton is like before the Boston Marathon

April 19th, 2015 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Boston2015 | No Comments »

The finish line along Boylston Street is probably the most photographed place in the world on Boston Marathon weekend. But many runners are missing out on an incredible experience 42.2K away, at the start […]