J.R. Shaw created his business, Galveston Running Tours, last year to offer a new way to visit some of the island’s most iconic landmarks.
In addition to an assortment of Halloween-themed runs Saturday, Sunday brings the first in the series of distance-extending training races leading up to the Houston Marathon in January.
Dr. Kendall Gill and coach Jeremy Brown have taken over operations at Tideway Physical Therapy in Galveston. Tideway’s rehab resources include a large, warm pool used for aquatic-based physical therapy, as well as more traditional rehab equipment.
Could conditions possibly be any better for running? There’s nothing like a cool, dry morning to inspire a run, and if there’s a need for more inspiration, you can find it Saturday morning at the 10th annual Daily News Press Run.
A new triathlon is set to make a splash in the area. The inaugural Bolivar Live Triathlon gets under way Sunday at historic Fort Travis Park and features sprint distance and Olympic distance events.
One of the biggest races in Texas, the Race for the Cure, returns to Houston on Oct. 2, and Texas City’s annual awareness-raising 5K run and walk is scheduled for the same day.
Runners have a number of five-week training plans, for beginners and for experienced runners hoping to run their best ever. One of the best plans was developed by Andrew Kastor, who perhaps is best known for coaching his wife, Deena Kastor, to a medal at the 2004 Olympic marathon.
Young triathletes take center stage at the upcoming Captain Kid’s Triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 12, at Moody Gardens. More than 500 children are expected to swim, bike and run in the safe confines of Palm Beach and the surrounding area.
Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of the fall racing season, after the sparse scheduling in the hot summer months. Fall kicks off with the popular Beneeezy Purple Monkey 5K, 10K and Kids 1K, scheduled for Sept. 4 at the Alvin High School stadium.
The women’s marathon event is scheduled for Saturday, and because of the time difference across the International Date Line, it will be televised and streamed Friday beginning at 5 p.m. local time. The men’s marathon is scheduled for the final day of Olympic competition, Sunday, and Americans can watch it Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m.
By purchasing insurance, an entrant can recoup the registration fee for a number of covered reasons, including injuries, family emergencies, job loss, flight cancellations, jury duty, traffic accidents and other scenarios that can sideline a runner.