BGR! National Spring Meet-up: We're excited to host the inaugural national spring meet-up race for Black Girls Run! at our BCBSNC Race 13.1 Greensboro event on May 15! Click here for details on registration and the bonus swag BGR runners receive! BGR runners must be registered by March 15 to receive the bonus swag.
Fall 2016 Schedule: We'll have some additional fall races open for registration in the coming weeks, including Asheville (11/12) and Durham (12/10). Stay tuned for races that will re-open for registration and some brand new locations as well!
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 here to learn more!
Who doesn't like a good meme for some motivation or a good laugh? Starting this month, we'll be featuring one of our recent favorites in this Meme of the Month section. Have a meme you'd like to submit? Email firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks to Another Mother Runner for this month's featured meme!
Race Updates on Facebook Events
After registering for a Race 13.1 event, be sure to like our Facebook page and RSVP to the race Facebook event where we'll post updates leading up to the race! A list of Facebook events can be found here! More will be added soon, so check back periodically!
Tip of the Month: Three Tips to Help You Crush Your Cold Weather Running
The start of spring is only a few weeks away, but the colder weather doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon! This month's tip comes from Endurance Magazine and features some ideas to help you crush your cold weather runs.
We’re at that time of year where I walk out to my car in the morning and forget about the whole “warming up” concept. I also compulsively (and unnecessarily) drip all of my faucets overnight because I am terrified of waking up to frozen and busted pipes.
Bottom line? It’s cold.
But cold weather doesn’t have to be the bane of your running existence! Follow these three quick and easy tips to make sure you’re cold weather running stays heated this winter.
Keep a log of what you wear on each run, how you felt – oh, and the temperature. This may sound silly – but sometimes, I forget what temperatures warrant what level of layering. Sometimes the relative coldness of 44 °F scares the mess out of me and I run out the door in thermal pants, two pairs of moisture-wicking socks, insulated gloves and a hat and scarf. A mile into the run and I’m running down Sharon Road in my sports bra because I’ve completely over-compensated. Other days, my mind somehow arrives at the thought of, “22°F? That’s not bad! It’s not even in the teens,” and I’ll go out in half-tights and a single dry fit long sleeve shirt. [CONTINUE READING]
FREE Race 13.1 Training Plans!
Whether you're running your first organized race, looking to set a new PR in the 10k or starting to train for your first half marathon, we're excited to offer FREEtraining plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels for the 5k, 10k and half marathon! Check out the training plan options here!