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...

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...

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...

Running Races around Georgia, USA and the World

Mercedes Marathon Medal
The collection of links to Half Horse Half Man's favorite races in Georgia, USA and around the World Location Name Website Georgia Run Georgia Calendar http://rungeorgia.com/calendar.html Georgia Dirty Spokes http://www.dirtyspokes.com/trail-running/ Georgia Atlanta Runner's Blog http://atlantarunnersblog.org/events/ USA, World XTERRA Trail Races http://www.xterraplanet.com/events/category/trailrun USA, World Running in The USA http://www.runningint...

Atlanta Track Club and Other Running Races

Atlanta Track Club Calendar 2015
Atlanta Track Club races (Y), including Grand Prix series (GPX), and other races Half Horse Half Man is considering to run this year. Location Race ATC Name Website Atlanta, Georgia 10K,5K GPX Resolution Run http://atlantatrackclub.org/events/view/2015-resolution-run Columbus, Georgia HM Red Nose Half Marathon http://www.columbusroadrunners.com/ Orlando, Florida 5K Walt Disney World® 5K http://www.rundisney.com/disneyworld-marathon/ Orlando, ...