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2019 Seafair Torchlight 8K Run: New course means parade-goers see a gaggle of runners twice

For the first time since I began running the Seafair Torchlight 8K Run in 2003, the course on Saturday night (July 27) did not include a stretch on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The aging viaduct is now being torn down, … Continue reading

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2018 Seattle Half-Marathon: Cool new course for my half No. 39

For more than a decade, the Seattle Marathon or Half-Marathon has been a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for me. Last Sunday (Nov. 25), I resumed this tradition after a two-year break by running the Seattle Half-Marathon. It was my longest run of … Continue reading

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2017 Hot Chocolate 15K: Event organizers are doing something right

I always like new challenges, things I haven’t done before. So on this year’s list was running the Hot Chocolate 15K in downtown Seattle. I ran the Hot Chocolate 5K for the first time last year, but had never done … Continue reading

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2016 Hot Chocolate 5K: Marketing dollars (and chocolate) draw women runners

After skipping it during its first two years in Seattle, I finally ran the Hot Chocolate 5K last Sunday (March 6), and was surprised by the large turnout. I had underestimated the power of a well-funded national race promoter to market to … Continue reading

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2015 Seafair Pirate 8K Run: Freak fall, but I finished strong

Precious seconds ticked away as I picked myself up off the ground. That small but sturdy coil of wire at my feet had taken me down. There it was, lying near a guardrail at the Seneca Street entrance onto the … Continue reading

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2015 St. Patrick’s Day Dash: First of two March Madness runs

March Madness is occupying my time and energy, with the usual craziness and some great play by Pac-12 teams, so I will keep this short. Go Ducks! Last Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Dash 5K was the first of what I call my … Continue reading

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2013 Seafair Torchlight 8K: Nice to be high-fivin’ the kids again

Hope everyone is having a great summer. For most of the past decade, a summer traditional for me has been running the Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight 8K Run. It’s unlike any other run for me, in that you have a captive … Continue reading

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