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‘Tis the season: festive gear for your holiday-themed run

As the song goes, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” And not because of the holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year because we aren’t running in triple-digit temperatures, people! It’s December! Time to bust out the running tights and toques! Okay, fine, some of us are excited about the holidays, too — and all of …

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Castaway Cay 5K race report

I have a confession to make: I did not Turkey Trot this year. The Fresno Turkey Trot has been a longstanding tradition for me, especially in the years since I’ve moved back to Fresno. However, when confronted with the opportunity to either stay in Fresno for Thanksgiving or go on a cruise, the cruise won out. Sorry, Fresno. It’s been …

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Earn your pie (and eat it, too) at Fresno’s annual Turkey Trot

Longtime Fresno Turkey Trot veterans will notice a few differences when the tradition kicks off on Thanksgiving morning. The 18th annual version of the race is getting a mini-makeover this year, in the form of new courses and new race swag. To paraphrase Oprah, “You get a pie! And you get a pie! And you get a pie!” Are we …

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Behold, the best running tank you’ll ever wear

Runners are creatures of habit. When we find something like, we tend to stick with it, which is why we’ll buy the same model of running shoe until it’s significantly changed and own multiple pairs of one style of running shorts. It’s why I, personally, have hung onto and continue to run in a pair of basic black tights — …

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Run for a cause with Team in Training

Team in Training – Central California is hosting a preview party for its upcoming spring season on Thursday, September 7. Since its establishment in 1988, more than 600,000 Team in Training athletes have collectively raised more than $1 billion for the nonprofit¬†Leukemia & Lymphoma Society while training for endurance events. And while the organization’s primary purpose is fundraising, TNT has …

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Follow the rabbit: rabbit gear is designed by runners, for runners

Earlier this summer I noticed a trend amongst some of the runners I follow on Instagram: everyone, it seemed, was sporting gear from a company called rabbit. I admit, I was drawn in by the name, the adorable rabbit logo, and the “Born to Run Free” mantra I saw in some of the Instagram posts, but after doing some digging …

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Elevation Culture: carving out a niche in the running community

Have you run for wood? If you’ve run a trail race in Central California in the past year or so (or, increasingly, in other parts of the country), chances are you have. Those cool wooden Elevation Culture-designed medals that get handed out at San Joaquin Running events like the SJRT Half Marathon, Pincushion Hill Climb, and last year’s Two Cities …