Friday, May 5, 2017

2017 Shape Women's Half Marathon Recap + Video

Start to finish of the 14th Annual Shape Women's Half-Marathon
Central Park, NYC was again the launch spot for the 2017 Shape Women's Half-Marathon this year. Celebrity guest runners included Amy Robach, host of ABC's Good Morning America, Jen Widerstrom Fitness Trainer for NBC TV's The Biggest Loser, and Olympic Medalist, Deena Kastor, record holder for this race.


New since 2016 are the relays which pair members of the NYRRs Club with celebrity runners. Team members ran a leg of the race course rather than the entire 13.1 miles. A great idea since for many guest runners, this is the first time tackling mileage of any kind.


NYRR Club members paired with celebrity runners for relay teams. 
Sunday, April 30th was a cool, overcast 61 degrees or so when I arrived at the press tent next to Tavern on the Green in Central Park West. This year over 9,600 runners signed up for the race which had media partners, ABC News, Good Morning America and Shape Magazine. Other race sponsors included Bloomingdale's, Motrin and Advocare.  Commemorative 2017 Race Tee Shirts are a super charged day glow orange and made by New Balance.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Good Morning America's Amy Robach to Host 2017 Shape Women's Half Marathon

ABC's GMA Amy Robach and XTreme XTraining to cover the 2017 Shape Women's Half Marathon
April 30th, 2017 - NYC is the race date for the 2017 Shape Women's Half Marathon. Our celebrity host this year is none other than Amy Robach of ABC TV's Good Morning America.  

Amy will be on hand for televised broadcasts and race day coverage. You can get more details on the race and sign up yourself at: ShapeHalf.com   #WOMENRUNTHEWORLD on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM. Follow me at DOCTORM and DOCTORMM respectively.



My tee and medal from my last Shape Women's Half-Marathon

Once again, XTreme XTraining is specially invited, Credentialed Press for this 13.1 mile run through Central Park in NYC. Yes, that's me in the lead photo wearing my PRESS PASS near the start line. That year I ran as an embedded journalist and took some amazing GoPro style shots from inside the race course.


On the race course in Central Park

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2017 Riker Danzig Newport 10K Run

The 14th Annual Newport 10K kicks off on May 6th in Jersey City!

Newport, NJ is the launch point for the 14th Annual Riker Danzig Newport 10K on Saturday May, 6th at 8:30 am. This time, I'll be running on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River instead of running down West Side Highway and then Hudson River Park in NYC. I can't wait to catch a view of the NYC skyline from there! 


I get to see the NYC skyline from the NJ side this time.

Touted to be the fastest course in the NYC/Tri-State Area, proceeds from this race go to benefit Jersey City Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health.  Check out all the race details and register online HERE.

Do follow me on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM with the hashtag #JerseyRunning as XTreme XTraining is an Official Blog Partner for this epic race event.



XX is Credentialed Press again for the Shape Women's Half-Marathon

XTreme XTraining is also again Invited Credentialed Press for the Shape Women's Half Marathon in Central Park with Good Morning America Host, Amy Robach #WomenRunTheWorld on Sunday, April 30th, 2017