Running Reporting

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Women’s Running

Kauai Women's RunningAloha Adventure!

Your running vacation awaits on Hawaii’s gorgeous Garden Isle of Kauai

Published in Women’s Running

Canadian Running

Kauai Canadian RunningRacing in Paradise

The Aloha Spirit welcomes runners to a beautiful, challenging course at the Kauai Marathon

Published in Canadian Running

Disney Canadian RunningrunDisney’s Best Races

We’ve picked the Happiest Races on Earth designed to wow the inner-child and grown-up in you

Published in Canadian Running

Runner’s World

DSC_0132What if? What I learned from Bernard Lagat

How many times do runners wonder “What if?” Karla Bruning takes a lesson from Bernard Lagat at the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile.

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Washington Times

Want to train like the world’s best athletes? Where to swim, bike, run, race, eat, stay, and play for runners and triathletes visiting Hawai’i, the Big Island.

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Behind the scenes of runDisney CoverBehind the scenes of runDisney
What does it take to put on a marathon in the happiest place on earth? The team behind runDisney plans six major running weekends in Walt Disney World and Disneyland every year, with a bit of magic and a lot of team work.


SHAPE Best BeachesThe 35 Best Beaches in America for Fitness Lovers

These coastal cities and seaside towns, ranked by Foursquare and our own comprehensive research, are shore bets for your next active vacation.

Shape Beach Races10 Beach Races Worth Booking a Ticket For

Run and sun under a palm tree at these courses for sand and shore lovers at beach race destinations all over the world.

Shape Wine Runs10 Wine-Themed Runs to Get Your Drink On

Pick your distance, stomp through beautiful vineyards, then toast your efforts afterward at races for vino lovers who like to run hard and drink harder.

Shape Women's Races10 Women’s Races for Your Next Girls’ Weekend

Wine, flowers, jewelry, and other ladies-only awards make these runs more like parties than workouts. These are the 10 best women’s races in the U.S.

Why runDisney Races Are Such A Big DealWhy runDisney Races Are Such a Big Deal

From costumes to characters to incredible schwag, find out why these events are insanely popular—and controversial.

Running Through Heartbreak: How Running Healed Me

Boston’s famed “Heartbreak Hill” takes on a deeper meaning for one runner faced with the storied climb. Karla shares her personal story.

From Stilettos to Sneakers: How Quitting Modeling Made Me Healthier and Happier

Karla Bruning shares how she left the fashion world and its emphasis on being skinny—not fit—in favor of a more active, fulfilling lifestyle.

What Makes You a Runner?

Running isn’t just about speed or training for a marathon. It’s time to redefine what it means to be a runner.

Why I’d Rather Run with Women

Races like the Disney Princess Half Marathon harness the power of women working together.

Marathon Training for Your Brain

You’ve got your running plan, but mental fitness is crucial to making through 26.2 miles. These seven tips will prep your brain for the big day.

10 Movie-Themed Fun Runs

Pay homage to Hollywood with these blockbuster-themed 5K runs, 10K runs, and marathons

Dominate Your Spring Obstacle Race

Fine-tune the balance, strength, and speed you need for a 5K obstacle run with this 6-week training plan.


What Runners Should Know About Protein

Every runner knows they need carbs, but protein is just as crucial to muscle recovery after a workout.

Run For Charity, Not As A Running Bandit

Runners who race without registering are called bandits. They’re not only breaking the rules; they’re also stealing.