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Its just over two weeks until the first (annual) Retro Run 5K.  Despite the fact that I’ve been a race director for over ten years, starting a new race is always really hard.   When Ryan and I decided that we were going to raise $10,000 in memory of Owen we knew that we need to …
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quarter 5

Today (April 1, 2017) marked the eleventh running of the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon.  It was super cold and windy with a generous helping of rain, sleet and snow.  Of all the races I’ve directed (we’re now up to four a year), this one was the most challenging.  To start things off, Ivy woke up …
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This past Saturday was the Hogsback Half Marathon.  It was my fourth year as race director and in my eleven (holy crap, eleven) years of race directing, it was by far the hardest race I’ve ever directed.  When we found out we were pregnant back in December, we knew that Ivy’s arrival would be close …
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Hogsback2

April 2, 2016 was the tenth (yes, tenth) edition of the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon held.  It was cold, rainy and miserable, probably the worst weather we’ve ever had for the event.  Despite the craptastic weather, we had a really great event.  Over the last ten years of directing this race I’ve learned a lot and …
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hogsback 1

September of 2015 was probably the most difficult month I ever lived through.  Sitting here on the other side in October, it is still difficult to write and share and not be overwhelmed by emotion.  The funny thing is no matter what happens in your life, everything around you keeps moving.  Life stops for no …
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April 4, 2015 was my ninth time race directing the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon.  I began directing races in 2006 with the Solstice Sprint 5K.  When I started race directing I knew that I wanted to create races in which I would want to race, while raising money for charities that were meaningful to me …
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A Top 10 Finish at Redman

In eating, sleeping, living and breathing #50womentokona on a daily basis and seeing things like this promoted on twitter sometimes its hard to remember that there are really fantastic races not owned by the World Triathlon Corporation (thanks Charlie Patten for the reminder).  Through social media I have connections with thousands of triathletes, so I …
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quarter awards

With the new year and lots of people signing up for 2015 races, I hear lots of comments about the price of races.  I’ve written about race pricing before (here) but that dealt with the Hogsback Half Marathon.  In the interest of full disclosure, I thought I should provide the information for the Greater Hartford …
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I do lots of things with various degrees of professionalism.  I am an attorney, I coach, I write about pro triathlon, I rant about pro triathlon, I obsess about pro triathlon and three times a year I get to race direct.  I’m lucky enough to direct the Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon in April, the Solstice …
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Sunrise at Challenge AC

I wanted to be able to write a course and experience review of the inaugural Challenge Atlantic City, however, my header over a guard rail prevented that from happening.  While I didn’t get to complete the entire course, Shaun and I did get a really good feeling of the Challenge experience and we heard a …
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