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Just Write 30 ~ Marathoning from the other side

By | September 17, 2013 1:03 am | 1 Comment


“OK, so everything you need is in the bag. Your chip, bib and pins are in the white envelope,” I say as I hand the navy blue Erie Marathon bag out the open window of the Rotary Pavilion to the marathoner on the other side. He’s from Michigan. He takes the bag and says, “I… View Article

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Erie Marathon at Presque Isle State Park

By | September 15, 2013 6:26 pm | 0 Comments


If you’re wondering what #AJO is …Google it…then pass on a little kindness. So….let me sum this up quickly: The weather was perfect for marathoning, everything ran like clockwork thanks to the ERC and their tribe of awesome volunteers, thousands of runners were pleased/impressed with Erie/the marathon/PISP, and hundreds left with new PRs and BQs…. View Article

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The Battle of Marathon

By | September 13, 2013 8:21 am | 0 Comments


In honor of this weekend’s Erie Marathon at Presque Isle, a little historical lesson about the marathon from The Writers Almanac with Garrison Keillor The Battle of Marathon, one of history’s earliest recorded battles, took place on Sept. 12 in the year 490 B.C.E. Greek historian Herodotus tells us that King Darius I of Persia… View Article

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Erie Marathon parking info

By | September 11, 2013 4:09 am | 0 Comments


Important notes from the Erie Marathon at Presque Isle directors: Ready or not the races start in just four days.  We are ready and excited to get our 40th annual event underway this week end. The key to a successful start to our day for everyone on Sunday is PARKING!  With over 2500 participants, efficient… View Article

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Erie loves Boston & Boston loves Erie (a BQ race at Erie qualfies you for 2 years of Boston)

By | September 5, 2013 7:16 am | 0 Comments


News & notes from the Erie Marathon at Presque Isle camp: Two for one qualifier The Boston Marathon website  indicates that Erie 2013 will qualify runners for two years of Boston, 2014 and 2015: * The qualification window for the 2014 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 22, 2012 and will remain open until the… View Article

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News & notes: Bull Dam run, Erie Marathon, TNRL and more

By | August 28, 2013 1:53 am | 0 Comments


A few random running news & notes: Bull Dam run is Sunday Sunday morning (9 a.m.) is the 2nd annual Hitting the Trails run at Eaton Reservoir (Bulls Dam), 10021 Ashton Rd, North East, PA 16428. The race director is offering both a 5K course and a 10K (more challenging, more trail) course. Here are… View Article

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Erie Marathon FAQs

By | August 25, 2013 8:15 am | 0 Comments


The Erie Marathon directors, Mike & Jan Vieyra, have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Get the answers to all your burning questions here.

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Erie Marathon notes from the directors

By | August 5, 2013 5:14 am | 0 Comments


An Erie Marathon at Presque Isle update from the race directors: We are just over six weeks out from race day and I know that the difficult part of everyone’s training schedule is about to begin – good luck.  We are Erie strong with to-date registrations for the full/half at 1,001/734 compared to 551/598 last… View Article

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Erie Marathon news & notes

By | July 24, 2013 1:59 am | 0 Comments


The Erie Marathon at Presque Isle State Park has a new website. And, I hear that they will soon have a blog up and running (pun totally intended). They’ve also got a Facebook page where I found this — the artwork for this year’s t-shirts: By Erie artist Brian Payne. Also, don’t miss out on… View Article

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Things I found — 5/9/13

By | May 9, 2013 1:52 am | 0 Comments


Worth Reading  * Ready for a new challenge? Try reverse running. * Outside magazine puts Tough Mudder’s First Death Into Context. * Beautiful with brains: Why the whole concept of a bikini body is bunk. * The running racket: How big business wrecked the marathon. “The average entry fee for the top 25 U.S. marathons… View Article

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