Title Sponsors of Chicago Marathon

1978 Chicago Mayor Daley Marathon
I have decided to dig into the history of my 1st Marathon and share a brief timeline of its Title Sponsors. Since September 23, 1905, the Chicago Marathon, organized first by the Illinois Athletic Club (1905-1909), then sponsored by the Chicago Daily News after 1910 was held annually, with significant community and spectator support, until the early 1920s. The "modern era" first marathon held on September 25, 1977. More than 4,200 runners turned out for the first Chicago Marathon, maki...

Eugene Marathon

Eugene Marathon 2016
The 2016 Eugene Marathon held on May 1, 2016 marked the 10th Anniversary of one of America’s premier marathons being held right in TrackTown USA, a decade of fast times and personal triumphs running in the footsteps of legends. The Eugene Marathon starts on the corner of 15th Avenue and Agate Street, in front of historic Hayward Field. The course runs through south Eugene around Amazon Park and the University of Oregon, the Knickerbocker footbridge, Springfield loop, a scenic pass by the Univ...

Los Angeles Marathon

The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon 2016 Finishers Medal
The Los Angeles Marathon (formerly the City of Los Angeles Marathon) is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California. The 26.219 mile (42.195 km) footrace, inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, has been contested every year since 1986. The 31st edition of the marathon took place on Valentine's Day February 14, 2016. The “Stadium to the Sea” course took runners from Dodger Stadium to the coastline of Santa Monica running past every m...

Chicago Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2015 Finishers Medal
The Chicago Marathon is a major marathon held yearly in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Interesting facts about Chicago Marathon: - #OwnChicago is an official hashtag of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. - The first race was held on September 25, 1977 under the original name the Mayor Daley Marathon, which drew a field of 4,200 runners. - The Chicago Marathon will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2017. - Alongside the Boston, New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo Marathons, it is...

Atlanta Running Trails: Noonday Creek Trail

Noonday Creek Trail
Half Horse Half Man is glad to present its new project - Atlanta Running Trails, where we will review running trails in Metro Atlanta Area. The opening post provides the details of the Noonday Creek Trail, located in the COBB County, Georgia (North Metro Atlanta Area). The Noonday Creek Trail is seven-mile (11.2 km) continuation of the Mountain River Trail, which ends at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. It has five pedestrian bridges with trailheads and parking throughout the trai...

The List of 50+ Greatest World Marathons

Boston Marathon Baner
The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers or 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards), usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides. The legend states that he was sent from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon, which took place in August or September, 490 BC. It is said that Pheidippides ran the entir...

Atlanta Track Club’s Grand Prix Series and David Jordan Bunny Award

Atlanta Track Club 2015 Resolution Run - David Jordan Bunny Award
Atlanta Track Club’s Grand Prix is a series of 12 events (in 2015) where runners compete in two categories- performance and participation. In Performance category the participants earn points in Overall (Open/Masters) Division and Age Group Division. 1st Place - 100 Points 2nd Place - 80 Points 3rd Place - 60 Points 4th Place - 40 Points 5th Place - 20 Points In Participation category 6th Place and beyond - 10 Points are awarded to anyone who completes the event. The current Grand...

Hearts and Soles 5K Race

Hearts & Soles 5K Race. The 1st place AG winner Janel Blancett
Hearts and Soles 5K is the third event in the 2015 Atlanta Track Club Grand Prix Series. It honors Valentine's Day, Love and Running. By "Atlanta standards", it is a flat course, good choice for 5K PR race. Date & Time: Feb 7, 2015 8:00 am Location: GA Perimeter College - 3251 Panthersville Rd Decatur GA 30034 Distance: 5K (8 & older) Price: Free for members of Atlanta Track Club. $10 for non-members. Course map: 2015 Winners Overall 5K Women's Winner - Kirsten Weberg 17:43...

RUNNER’S RULE 3.2 – Before You Remove New Running Shoes From The Box, You Must Smell Them

RUNNER'S RULE 3.2 -- BEFORE YOU REMOVE NEW RUNNING SHOES FROM THE BOX, YOU MUST SMELL THEM Open the box. Peel back the tissue paper. Behold those pristine shoes. Then lift the box to your face and breathe deeply. Mm-m-m. Smells like... potential. And possibly formaldehyde or something. But mostly potential. -- Mark Remy --

The 2nd Half of the 26.2 Movie Marathon

Without Limits (1998)
Every other week of this year, Half Horse Half Man will be watching greatest running movies of all time - total of 26 + 2 documentaries. Please join us in this Half Horse Half Man 26.2 Movie Marathon! This is the second 13.1 Half of the list, sorted by production year from the newest to oldest from 1998 to 1951. The first 13.1 Half Movie Marathon (2015 - 1999) can be found here: The 26.2 Movie Marathon – The Best Running Movies (1st Half). 14. Without Limits (1998) Before Steve Prefo...