2017 Spring Season: Our first race of the season will be kicking off this weekend on Sunday, Feb. 19th, in Wilmington, NC! If you've waited until the last minute to sign up, don't worry - registration for the BCBSNCRace 131. Wilmington, NC half marathon, 10k & 5k is still open!
Fall 2017 Schedule: You can now view our entire Fall Race Calendar on our website. Keep an eye out for some new and returning races that will open for registration soon!
Race 13.1 Season Pass: Experience great half marathons in great cities with a great community! The Race 13.1 Season Pass will pay for itself after just three half marathons, so the more you run, the more you save! Purchase the season pass, and you'll only pay $15 for any Race 13.1 event you'd like to run, no matter the distance or location!Click hereto learn more!
Looking for a way to get more involved? Sign up to be a Race 13.1 Volunteer at one of our events today, and you'll earn Race Bucks to help pay for a future Race 13.1 event! Click here to learn more about Race 13.1 Race Bucks.
Race 13.1 Bonus BlingCongratulations to all our runners who completed 3, 7 and 13 races with us in 2016! Click here to view the full list of runners who earned multi-race medals last year as well as new opportunities to earn bonus bling in 2017! You can check out the medals below for this year's 3x, 7x and 13x finishers!
A special congratulations goes out to these four runners who completed 13 Race 13.1 events last year!
Join us March 4 for the 20th anniversary Myrtle Beach Marathon!
Looking for something to get you through these last few weeks of winter? Get an early taste of spring by signing up for theMyrtle Beach Marathon, which boasts one of the flattest and fastest courses on the East Coast!
Tip of the Month: Mix up Your Runs with a PodcastIf you're getting bored with your usual mix of tunes, it could be time to cross over to the world of podcasts. Check out this month's tipfor a list of eight great shows to make you laugh, think, or feel inspired while out on your long run!
A podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio that focuses on the outdoor world and science in a fun, engaging way. Host Sam Evans-Brown is a heck of an athlete—he once won Argentina’s national cross-country ski championships. He’s also the station’s environmental reporter, and the show hopes to use “long-form narrative storytelling to bring the outdoors to you wherever you are.”
2. REPLY ALL
I didn’t think I could become a regular listener to a tech-based podcast (I’m not really a techie). But hosts Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt put together really, really cool stories, and I love their banter. I’ve even missed an exit while listening to them! They bring to light really cool, out-there topics that appeal to almost anyone once you start to listen.
3. ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT
How do you want to live your life? Each week Krista Tippett, a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author of Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, helps answer the “big questions of meaning” about human life with scientists, theologians, artists, and teachers.
4. SONG EXPLODER
I love listening to all kinds of music, but because I never played an instrument or created any music of my own, I never really put much thought into how my favorite songs are pieced together. Host and creator Hrishikesh Hirway does an amazing job by bringing on artists—some I know, some I’ve never heard of—to explore how their songs were made—bit by bit.
From writer Jonathan Goldstein, each episode profiles a different person and a moment in their past where their life changed. Yes, this is a vague description, but that’s because each episode is slightly different. All you need to know is that Goldstein is a talented storyteller with a meditative voice, which makes the podcast relaxing and perfect for long runs. It mixes humor with deeper emotional moments, so you can start an episode laughing and end it with a few tears—something that has happened to me on 20 milers already.
6. IN THE DARK
It’s an investigative 10-part series into the disappearance 27 years ago of Jacob Wetterling. It’s fascinating, disturbing, revealing, and sad—an incredible true story. Fans of non-fiction especially will appreciate the depth the reporters go to uncover and unravel this mystery.
7. SURPRISINGLY AWESOME
The title of this show says it all: The hosts take a topic you thought was boring (or even lame) and explain why it’s actually amazing. If you’re the kind of person who values useless trivia—did you know that pigeons mate for life?—you’ll enjoy this show.
8. HOW TO DO EVERYTHING
I loved this show because it was so funny, original, and slyly irreverent—and you still learned stuff by listening, often stuff you didn’t think you wanted to know. I use the past tense here because after nearly six years and 265 episodes, the show has come to an end. Co-hosts Ian Chillag (who’s a runner and 2:40 marathoner, by the way) and Mike Danforth are both producers on “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” which is one of the best radio shows/podcasts out there. They’re pros, and this was their playground.