Meet Our Runners

This month's column has a new question added that was contributed by Connie Smith: What was the strangest thing you saw on the side of the road while running? The answers may surprise you as will the responses of Josh Merlis, Dallas DeVries. Shelby Sayre,…
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Froggy Five Miler: Fractured Fairy Tales Part II

by Laura ClarkLaura loves trail races especially when they have story book characters leading runners on a merry pace over treacherous terrain and are lovingly organized by Josh Merlis. Her favorite part was "the Magical Mystery Tour through the swamp and…
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Capital District Challenge – Series Recap

by Josh MerlisThe Capital District Challenge, presented by ARE Event Productions, was all about motivating entrants to log miles by running or walking – and to enjoy it too! In 5 weeks, starting on July 5, over 50,000 miles were collectively logged by 506…
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Runners’ Thoughts on Dodge the Deer 2020: The First Actual Race in Months!

Runners Bob Irwin, Beth Irwin, Michael DiNicola, David Roy, Frank Woods and Shannon O’Meara, Stephen Hallgren, Anthony Pasqualino, Gideon OyiboSmith, Michelle Davis, and Nathan Laing share their thoughts about the race with us. The end of the article has …
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Blasts From the Past

Last month the end of the Throwback Photos column had three unidentified pictures. This month their identities are revealed, along with a lot of Memory Lane photos. Enjoy seeing Josh Merlis, Maureen and Kristen Mellan in earlier times. F…
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The Capital District Challenge

by Josh MerlisARE is sponsoring a 5-week long virtual Capital District Challenge that integrates heat mapping the entire Capital District! You can do the challenge by yourself or with a group. And it is not too late to join, particularly if you put your r…
by Josh Merlis The impact of COVID

This Is For All The Lonely People

by Greg Rickes"Could it really be just five months ago that I got a shirt emblazoned “New Year, New Me?” The occasion was the Resolution Run on January 1, 2020 in Cedar Park Texas. If only I’d known …" For full article, click here
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Impact of COVID-19 On My Running

by Karen Bertasso"As an orthopedic Physician Assistant, my health and safety became more important than running the moment COVID-19 became prevalent ... I couldn’t help but think what would happen to my lungs long-term if I got infected." …
19 Days Running with Michelle and Josh Merlis in Flagstaff

Running Commentary

This month Brian Northan covers the Virtual Runnin' of the Green, Jessica Northan writes about Mark Warner winning the HMRRC Distinguished Service Award, and you can explore virtual runs with great medals in exotic places. For full articl…
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Social Distance Running Challenge

by Josh MerlisGet out your running gear. Your virtual challenge is here. It will be covered by us with pictures in the June issue. Go for it! For full article, click here
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