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Running in the USA Newsletter - February 22, 2010

Dear Runner,

This week's newsletter features You Might Be a Runner If..., Races This Week, Inaugural Marathon Spotlight, and Club Website Spotlight

You Might Be a Runner If...
  • you go to bed wearing a different 5K cotton shirt every night.
  • you do calf stretches as you wait in check-out lines in grocery stores.
  • zero degrees is an aceptable outdoor running temperature.
  • you can blow "snot rockets" without breaking stride.
  • you'd rather get awesome running shoes than fashionable fall boots.
Races This Week: February 22 - 28, 2010

Inaugural Marathon Spotlight
Indiana Classic Southern Indiana Classic
Marathon, Half Marathon
April 11, 2010
Evansville, IN

This race promises to be a "runner's race" because it has been organized with the runner mindset, guaranteeing it to be the most fun, entertaining and celebratory event it can possibly be with all proceeds benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Perks include a gym bag for your goody bag, an all you can eat After-Party from 8am-3pm with a Michelob Ultra Beer Garden.

The course that winds through beautiful northern Vanderburgh County during the mild Southwestern Indiana spring weather. The full and half marathon courses have rolling hills, mostly at the beginning, with more down hills in the second half of the course.

Field sized limited to 6000.

Exeter Marathon Exeter Marathon
April 17, 2010
Exeter, RI

The only marathon in the USA, besides the Olympic Marathon Trials, where qualification is the only means of entry.

AWARDS and RAFFLE: 40% of the pre-registration fees collected will go toward the prize/raffle purse, and will be distributed as follows:
1st-5th male and female receive 5%, 4%, 3%, 2%, and 1% respectively.
There will be four raffle prizes drawn at 4%, 3%, 2%, and 1%.

Club Website Spotlight:
Planet Adventure Southern Arizona Roadrunners
Tucson, AZ

The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking.

Best club website in Arizona

What we like:
We like club websites that offer features and resources for members as well as non-members. The Southern Arizona Roadrunners website delivers:

  • List of area races - very easy to find a race.
  • Places to run - if you are traveling to Southern Arizona, check their site for great suggestions on where to run.
  • News and Announcements: Results and Race Reports

Want your club featured here? If your site has a neat, clean layout, is easy to navigate, and is a great running resource for members as well as non menbers, you could be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
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March 13, 2010
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