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Apr. 16, 2014
Boston Marathon Course Preview

While the Boston Marathon doesn’t offer pace teams of any kind, we’re still here with a full course preview and our best advice to help you tackle the challenges of this course – and make that run down Boylston truly triumphant!

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Posted by:
Ricardo
Category:
Events

Apr. 14, 2014
Big Sur International Marathon Course Preview

The Big Sur International Marathon stands as one of the most beautiful and challenging courses. Preview the course with us.

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Posted by:
Ricardo
Category:
Events, Running

Mar. 5, 2014
Watch the Swatch Freeride World Tour Live!

We’re proud to support the FWT at Snowbird again this year.

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Posted by:
B Cole
Category:
Events, Athlete Life

Dec. 3, 2013
Alex Honnold Live!

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. PST as we drop into the The North Face Speaker Series! Team CLIF Bar’s Alex Honnold & climbing legend Peter Croft talk Risk and Reward: Into The Free-Soloist’s Mind.

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Posted by:
B Cole
Category:
Events, Athlete Life

Oct. 24, 2013
Course Preview: The Marine Corps Marathon

As a 15 year veteran runner of the Marine Corps Marathon, it’s always held a special place in my heart.  While MCM is by no means an easy course, it is steeped in history, lined with spectators, and the best seat in the house on the fourth Sunday in October.

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Boasting nearly 21,000 marathon finishers in 2011, Marine Corps is indeed a crowded affair.  Your race here doesn’t start when the gun goes off, but much earlier in the morning.  Training may be key to your best running performance, but being prompt – and even early – for subways, bag drop and corrals will make your experience markedly better.

While the start of the race is at 8:00 am, most runners take the subway to the Pentagon or Rosslyn stations.  What many runners new to Marine Corps don’t realize is that they then face a walk of nearly a mile to the actual starting village – and with the crowds and darkness of morning, it’s often a very SLOW walk.  To get in your corral comfortably – without too much pushing, shoving and crowding - you should be headed down or IN the corral no later than 7:15.  That means bag drop by 7:00 am, which means arriving at the Pentagon or Rosslyn stations no later than 6:30 am.  Plan accordingly – it may mean an earlier wake-up call than you’d hoped, but that extra hour will save tremendous amounts of pre-race stress.

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Posted by:
Ricardo
Category:
Events, Running

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