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Race 13.1 - The Extra Mile, January 2017 Edition      
Race News

2017 Spring Season: BCBSNC Race 13.1 Wilmington will kickoff our spring season in just over a month on February 19! The race will feature a flat and fast course close to the beach with average temperatures in the lower 60s - the perfect way to kick off your 2017 race season!
 
 
Race Openings: Our two Halloween-themed events, Race 13.1 Nashville and BlueCross Race 13.1 Charleston, on Oct. 28 are both now open for regsitration (early bird pricing through Monday, Jan. 23!) as well as all three races in our Flagstar Bank Michigan Summer Race Series - Lansing (June 18), Detroit (July 22) and Grand Rapids (Aug. 12)! Check out our 2017 race calendar here!

Fall 2017 Schedule: We'll have some additional fall races open for registration in the coming weeks! 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!
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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!
Join us in Myrtle Beach, SC on March 4 for the 20th anniversary Myrtle Beach Marathon!

Plan your next racecation at the beach and join us for one of the flattest and fastest races on the East Coast! Race 13.1 runners can save 10% on the full or half marathon with code "R131MBM" through January 25! Visit mbmarathon.com for registration and race details!

*Discount is not valid on previous purchases nor in combination with any other offer. Expires 1/25/17.
Monthly Motivation
Tip of the Month: Six Benefits of Running 
As if you need any more reasons to keep running, here are some of the top benefits of running to keep you motivated in 2017! Check out this month's tip which explains some of the key benefits of lacing up those shoes and getting out there!  

6 Benefits of Running 

Everyone knows that running is a great way to get into shape, but did you know that it can benefit almost every part of your body, as well as lift your mood? Running is incredibly effective at making you healthier in a number of ways. While it may not be everybody's favorite form of exercise, knowing what it can do for your life just may make you look at running in an entirely new light.

Improve Your Health

Believe it or not, running is actually a great way to increase your overall level of health. Research shows that running can raise your levels of good cholesterol while also helping you increase lung function and use. In addition, running can also boost your immune system and lower your risk of developing blood clots.

Prevent Disease

For women, running can actually help to lower your risk of breast cancer. It can also help reduce the risk of having a stroke. Many doctors today recommend running for people who are in the early stages of diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis, and it is proven to help reduce the risk of having a heart attack. By helping the arteries retain their elasticity and strengthening the heart, your chances of suffering a heart attack can be significantly reduced. [CONTINUE READING]


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