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April showers us with races

By | March 12, 2014 1:51 am | 0 Comments


When we got our most recent Erie Runners Club newsletter, I was surprised by the number of spring race applications it contained. April used to be a light racing month, but….clearly, that’s not the case anymore. Here, for your advance race planning pleasure, are the April races you have to choose in the Erie area:… View Article

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Sneak preview: Mother’s Day 5K shirts

By | February 25, 2014 1:18 am | 0 Comments


I got a sneak preview of the design for this year’s ERC Mother’s Day 5K shirts. Check it out: Shirts will be purple this year. Registration is now open! Cost is $17 before April 30th ($20 after) and kids 12 and younger are just $10 ($15 after 4/30).  Note that there is no additional fee… View Article

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March Against Crime 5K – March 2

By | February 12, 2014 1:16 am | 0 Comments


Other than the ERC’s annual St. Paddy’s Day race, we don’t get many opportunities to race in Erie in March. Probably because few race directors are willing to take their chances on the weather. For that in-like-a-lion-out-like-a-lamb adage…we all know that in Erie, that’s really May.  March is unpredictable. We could have a blizzard or… View Article

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New Year’s Day 5-miler Thursday

By | December 30, 2013 6:58 pm | 0 Comments


Don’t forget about the ERC’s  New Year’s Day 5 mile race on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle State park. This is  the 2nd event in Winter Series WINTER SERIES: The ERC New Year’s Day 5-mile race is the second event in the series. To qualify for… View Article

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ERC Snowflake 5K set for Saturday

By | December 10, 2013 6:57 am | 0 Comments


If the weather forecast is right, the ERC Snowflake 5K will live up to its moniker on Saturday. The race starts at 10 a.m. in front of the Rotary Pavilion. Note, however, that the pre- and post-race festivities (and day of race registration) will be held at Cabin #2 in the Waterworks Area at Presque… View Article

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R.A.C.E. (Run Across Erie County) – 12/14/13

By | December 6, 2013 5:38 am | 0 Comments


Marathon race directors, Mike & Jan Vieyra are, once again, putting on low-key, just-for-fun Race Across Erie County and you’re all invited to participated. Here are all the details: R.A.C.E.  – 9th Annual Dec 14th The Run Across the County of Erie this year is nearly the shortest distance possible – 10.5 miles.  Previous years… View Article

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5Ks all over this weekend

By | October 23, 2013 1:42 am | 0 Comments


You’ve got options this weekend with four 5Ks in the area: Friday — Twilight 5K Friday evening is the Twilight 5K at Penn State Behrend — a candlelight run through campus. Kids fun run starts at 6 p.m., 5K starts at 6:20 p.m. and 2-mile walk starts at 6:25 p.m.  Application and information here. Saturday… View Article

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Can you endure?

By | October 16, 2013 7:20 pm | 0 Comments


How many times can you run around this pond (and a little more) in 12 hours? Find out on Saturday during the Presque Isle Endurance Classic. The event starts Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. and the course is simple — it’s a 1-mile loop that starts and finishes in front… View Article

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Seven 5Ks + 2 1/2 marathons = lots of options this weekend

By | October 9, 2013 1:09 am | 0 Comments


There’s a 5K for everyone this weekend with seven — count ‘em, seven — of them being offered in nearby locations this extended holiday weekend (Monday is Columbus Day…so get out all your Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria decorations!). Saturday’s racing options: * 5k Run to End Trafficking – Corry American Legion, Corry, Pa. *… View Article

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Weekend race results

By | September 30, 2013 1:30 am | 0 Comments


What a fantastic weekend for running and racing! And, there were plenty of races to choose from this weekend: *  Allegheny College Swim & Dive 5-mile Run (Meadville) — Results here. * Stride ‘n Stomp 5K (North East ) Results here (when available). * Race for Recovery 15K (PISP) – Results here (when available). *… View Article

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