Sunday, April 21, 2013

Upcoming Races

Silence falls over London Marathon as thousands remember Boston   CNN - April 21, 2013
For a moment, the rustling costumes, nervous chatter, and jovial jostling come to a standstill. Silence falls over the 35,000 competitors who just minutes earlier had been impatiently rearranging themselves for the start of the London Marathon.

  NYC race beefs up security after Boston Marathon bombing   FOX - April 20, 2013
New York Road Runners is enhancing baggage security measures for a 4-mile race on Sunday in Central Park in response to the Boston Marathon bombings - and the New York City police department is bringing in extra cameras for added surveillance. The NYPD purchased 100 mobile cameras it will use at the race as a result of the bombings, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Friday. There will also be significantly increased police presence at the race as well as at a 5K run/walk to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum on Sunday, he said.

6 Great Spring Races in NYC   Prospect Heights - April 20, 2013
This weekend, 10,000 runners and spectators will gather at Central Park to pound the pavement in The More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half-Marathon, celebrating its 10th Anniversary. But if you didn't register in time, no worries. There are plenty of other great runs being held this spring. Here are six that take you to interesting places in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.