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August 12, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
On Monday, I start training for the Trenton Double Cross Half Marathon, which will be held on Nov. 9. It will be the sixth half-marathon that I have run in the last four years. I'm not the only fan of this distance. Last year, half marathons had 1.85 million finishers, far surpassing marathons, which had 487,000, according to Running USA. Since 2003, the half marathon has been the fastest growing race in the country, and the number of finishers has quadrupled since 2001. Today, 60 percent of half marathon finishers are women.
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March 17, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When I ran my first half-marathon in 2009, I considered it a triumph. My longest race had been 10 miles. I'd never run 13.1 miles in my life, not even in training. When I crossed that finish line, I felt a lot of things - tired, sick, cold - but the overwhelming feeling was accomplishment. "Yeah, but you ran just the half, right?" a friend asked when I told her my results. "Just the half" - the toilet paper stuck to the 13.1-miler's shoe. Have you ever run 13.1 miles? It's not a short distance - Center City to Gladwyne, a lap around the island that holds Avalon and Stone Harbor, give or take.
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January 10, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
The 2015 Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon may not happen this year, for one very big - and holy - reason: the Pope. This fall's visit from the Pope Francis is his first visit to the U.S. and the first papal visit to Philadelphia since 1979. He will appear in conjunction with the World Meeting of Families, the world's largest gathering of Catholic families, which runs Sept. 22 to 27. The conference and his appearance overlaps with what would have been the 38th running of the race, which has traditionally been held on the third Sunday in September.
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August 22, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Sept. 15, and organizers expect more than 20,000 participants from all 50 states and 19 countries. The 13.1-mile race, which will feature more than a dozen bands along the course, will start and finish at Eakins Oval near the Art Museum and pass by Independence Hall and along the Schuylkill. Known for 32 years, as the Philadelphia Distance Run, the event became a part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series in 2010.
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March 8, 2007 | By Barbara Stavetski
When my daughter slyly suggested running the Disney World half marathon, I sweetly suggested she was nuts. I ran track in high school. Now I'm in my walking phase of life. My daughter, currently on her high school track team, thought a run through the Magic Kingdom sounded like fun. After much debate, I told her we could sign up, and start training. If we completed the training (ha!), we'd do it. People who run marathons say the exhilaration is unbelievable. Run one, and you're hooked.
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September 18, 1992 | By Art Carey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the lovable, charming things about Philadelphia is that we always do things in our own lovable, charming way. Boston, New York and Los Angeles have their gaudy, full-scale marathons, but here in Philadelphia, the big road race of the season is a half-marathon. There used to be a marathon here, too, but somehow it never took root. Probably because of our town's Quaker heritage, we Philadelphians have always eschewed excess (and 26 miles of running is excess; remember, it killed Pheidippides, the ancient Greek who inspired this madness)
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November 14, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
On Nov. 1, the Philadelphia Marathon shut down registration for its marathon, half marathon and 8k. This was done three weeks before race weekend despite the full marathon and 8k still having 900 and 300 spots open, respectively. The half marathon sold out in the last few hours registration was open. This should not be happening. The fifth-largest city in the country should have sold-out races, especially at a time when the sport of running is booming. Registration was closed Nov. 1 so that race officials would "have an accurate count when ordering runner food, water, and other supplies," Lauren Cox, race spokesperson, wrote in an e-mail.
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November 15, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
THE PHILADELPHIA Marathon and Half Marathon return for the 20th running on Sunday, featuring an elite class of runners from the area and around the world. The unique and admired race will feature added competition, as U.S. athletes can qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials based on their times in this certified marathon. The qualifying standards to qualify for the trials are as follows: men's marathon, 2 hours 18 minutes; men's half marathon, 1:05:00; women's marathon, 2:43:00; and women's half marathon is 1:15:00.
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July 28, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When Michele Redrow, president of CGI Racing, looked at the local fall racing schedule, she saw a blank spot where a 10-miler could have been. But instead of slotting in another coed race, she decided to create something for women runners, who now make up 60 percent of half-marathon finishers. On Oct. 13, they're putting on "The Perfect 10", a women's-focused 10-mile race in West Windsor Township, N.J. Yes, men are allowed to enter, but Redrow says the audience is really women. "I have a soft spot for doing women's races because it's a different environment, and I don't mean to offend men with that," said Redrow, who once organized the Philadelphia Women's Triathlon.
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February 3, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
In August, the Competitor Group, which puts on the Rock 'n' Roll race series, made a stunning announcement: Right before the Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon, one of its premiere races that was to feature Edna Kiplagat, a two-time world championship marathon winner, the organization cut its elite funding program down to the bone, effective immediately. Competitor agreed to honor travel agreements and pay out winners' prizes, but everything else was gone, including appearance fees and the $75,000 purse promised for the winner of the half-marathon grand prix.
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June 3, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
PARIS - There's nothing like a physical ordeal to bring people together. Literally. Holding hands with arms raised, almost like an opera bow, a trio of runners from the Philadelphia Orchestra crossed the finish line of Paris' Saint-Germain-en-Laye half-marathon Sunday morning. Though about 20 minutes behind the front runners, concertmaster David Kim, principal tuba Carol Jantsch, and substitute cellist Glenn Fischbach felt like winners, having run 13 miles from the Paris Zoo just beyond the Arc de Triumph to the famously grand Ch√Ęteau de Saint-Germain en Laye - with some serious hills in between.
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May 30, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Marathons are going the distance. In 2014, the number of marathon finishers rose to 550,637 - up from 541,000 in 2013, according to the annual marathon report from Running USA, which was issued last week. The number of marathons hit another record too: in 2014, the U.S. had over 1,200 26.2-mile races. "It's encouraging that marathon participation continues to grow and more races than ever are being organized," said Scott Bush, Running USA director of communications. "Race directors are improving their own races, offering more value to runners, which is the biggest reason the marathon continues to grow.
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March 1, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Expect a lot of costumes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Halloween this year, but of the aerodynamic variety. That's because the Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, which has been run in the city for 38 years, has a new date for 2015, landing on Oct. 31. Since 1978, the race has been held in Philadelphia on the third Sunday of September. (Until 2009, when bought by Competitor Group, the event was called the Philadelphia Distance Run.) Last year, the event added a 5K on the Saturday before the half-marathon.
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January 11, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
The Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon may not happen this year, for one very big reason: the pope. This fall's visit by Pope Francis will be his first to the United States and the first papal visit to Philadelphia since 1979. He will appear in conjunction with the World Meeting of Families, the world's largest gathering of Catholic families, which runs Sept. 22 to 27. The conference and his appearance overlap with what would be the 38th running of the race, which has traditionally been held on the third Sunday in September.
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November 25, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan Vassallo said the final goal in his running career was to qualify for the Olympic trials in the marathon. The 29-year-old resident of Peabody, Mass., finally achieved that goal with a bonus. On a picture-perfect day for running, Vassallo was the winner Sunday in the Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon, finishing the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 17 minutes, and 27.8 seconds. The qualifying time for the Olympic trials is 2:18:00. "I ran for the trials, but winning was a pleasant by-product of it," Vassallo said.
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November 23, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan Vassallo said the final goal in his running career was to qualify for the Olympic trials in the marathon. The 29-year-old Peabody, Mass., resident has finally achieved that goal, with another twist. On a picture-perfect day for running, Vassallo was the male winner in Sunday's Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon, finishing the 26.2 mile race in two hours, 17 minutes and 28 seconds. The qualifying time for the Olympic Trials is 2:18.00. "I ran for the trials but winning was a pleasant byproduct of it," Vassallo said.
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November 21, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
RUNNING HAS long been a part of the Caruso family. Mary Lynne "Lynne" Caruso's kids always ran, whether it be on high school track teams on Long Island or just for the sheer fun. This weekend, when thousands of runners and spectators flock into the city for the 21st GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon , Lynne and her three daughters will be running for the fun of it. Caruso and daughters Christine Riggs, 47, Annette Fiore, 46, and Michelle Marcincuk,...
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November 14, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
On Nov. 1, the Philadelphia Marathon shut down registration for its marathon, half marathon and 8k. This was done three weeks before race weekend despite the full marathon and 8k still having 900 and 300 spots open, respectively. The half marathon sold out in the last few hours registration was open. This should not be happening. The fifth-largest city in the country should have sold-out races, especially at a time when the sport of running is booming. Registration was closed Nov. 1 so that race officials would "have an accurate count when ordering runner food, water, and other supplies," Lauren Cox, race spokesperson, wrote in an e-mail.
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November 2, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When Kim and Daniel Held attended a baby class before the birth of their first son, they got more than just a wake-up call that they were about to become parents. They got a wake-up call about their own health, too. "We were sitting, and he couldn't sit behind me," said Kim Held, 28, of Albertus, Pa., outside Allentown. "That was the breaking point. " That day was in 2011. On Sunday, Held will run the New York City Marathon, her first full marathon. It's a cap to her journey of losing 40 pounds.
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