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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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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 …

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7 Effective Self-Defense Techniques for Women Runners

Listen up ladies: stop putting off that self-defense class. In fact, put it on your calendar right now. Oliver Valenzuela, a local runner and Kajukenbo instructor, is teaching free self-defense classes for women in various local running groups. He’s already instructed a class for DAR and the Wascallys, and he has more classes set for Fleet Feet Fresno and Sierra …

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Summer running, as told through Leslie Knope gifs

Running is great! Except when it’s not. I may run a website about running but I actually find it really hard to run in the summer. I’m cold all the time, yet when I’m running I turn into a delicate flower and begin to wilt around 75 degrees. So when it’s 100 (or even 85) degrees out, I don’t always …