Race 13.1 - The Extra Mile, July 2016 Newsletter      
Race News

Race 13.1 Virtual Event: Back by popular demand, registration is now open for the 2016 Virtual Race 13.1! Run where you are, when you want during Race Week (Aug. 15-21)! Why run the virtual event? Use it as a training run for your upcoming fall race, support a great charity, and add one more Race 13.1 event to count towards your Race 13.1 3x, 7x and 13x bonus bling! Click here for all the details!

Fall Schedule: The fall race season is right around the corner! Check out our full race calendar here! We'll be re-opening 2017 spring events in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Race 13.1 Season Pass: Experience great half marathons in great cities with a great community! The Race 13.1 Season Pass is good for 365 days from date of purchase (not just for 2016!) and will pay for itself after just three half marathons - 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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Bonus Race for 3x, 7x and 13x Awards!

Looking for one more race to count towards your Race 13.1 3x, 7x or 13x multi-race award this year? We've got great news for you! 

Race 13.1 is proud to take over the operation and management of Raleigh, NC's premier road race, the BCBSNC City of Oaks marathon, half marathon, 10k, full and half marathon relays and kids mile on November 6, 2016! Click here to read more about this exciting news!

Since City of Oaks is now a Race 13.1-produced event, we are offering the opportunity for Race 13.1 runners to complete the City of Oaks marathon or half marathon and have it count towards their Race 13.1 3x, 7x or 13x multi-race award!


Tip of the Month: Stay Hyrdrated on a Hot Run

How do you prevent dehydration and replace lost electrolytes in the intense summer heat? Check out this article on to read about five great tips that will come in handy for any long summer run - like the Virtual Race 13.1 next month!

I have a confession to make. I can't stand summer running. I can't stand the heat, the humidity, and the fact that I've had to stop and walk during short runs that are usually effortless. I long for I can't-feel-my-toes, tights-clad winter runs as I suffer through sunburns and salty, sweaty, dehydrating summer runs. Sure, there may be some scientific benefits of training in the heat, but as I trod along and pray for snow, I'm not interested. What I am interested in is staying as well hydrated as possible (dehydration means slower times, which means even more minutes out in the heat). But maintaining euhydration, or a normal state of body water content, is not as easy as it seems for those of us who arrive home caked in salt after a long summer run.

There is good news, though: By following some of the tips below and trying out some of the products mentioned, you'll be more likely to stay hydrated, whether you're reading this as you slather on the sunscreen 
this summer or while donning layer upon layer of clothing this winter. 
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