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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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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June 12th, 2014 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

As much as I write on an every day basis (for lawyer work, on twitter, on Face Book and here on the blog), I sometimes find myself at a loss for words.  I consider myself to be very good at writing about what I am thinking or my opinions on things around me (which are …
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April Deluge

March 29th, 2014 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
one run

Sometimes things in all aspects of life can pile up at once — work, coaching, race directing and training.  That’s where I’m at right now.  I was in Nashville, Tennessee for a work for a week in the middle of March and once I got back home I was hit hard with a chest cold …
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Ambassador Image v2 - 1024px (2)

For the 2014 Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon, Solstice Sprint 5K and Hogsback Half Marathon we solicited applications for race ambassadors to help promote the races.  I was overwhelmed by the number and quality of applications and excited that this many people loved the races enough to want to represent them as ambassadors.  After much debate …
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The Blazeman Roll at Lake Placid.

For those who do not know, I have been a supporter of the Blazeman Foundation for several years.  The proceeds from the Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon have gone to the Blazeman Foundation every year since 2008 and I do my best to spread the Blazeman Spirit wherever I go.  The number 179 has special significance to …
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I’ve spent the past 6 or 7 since weeks since Florida doing a whole lot of nothing but as 2014 gets closer and closer, I’ve started to think about (and plan) 2014. I’m not a person who plans tons and tons of races.  Races take a lot of physical and mental energy and racing too …
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2014 – Race Pricing & Ambassador Teams

October 15th, 2013 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

In a lot of ways race directing is a never ending process you’re either planning, preparing or analyzing.  Right now I’m at the border of analyzing the 2013 races and planning for 2014 and I have some exciting news about the 1/4 Marathon, Solstice Sprint 5K and Hogsback Half Marathon. Pricing & Registration First all …
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Happy Belated Kona Day!

October 9th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

 Kona Day 2011 has just officially ended (its 12:04 a.m. in Kona and 6:04 a.m. here on the east coast).  Watching the live broadcast for 10 hours yesterday and getting up this morning the watch the 15 and 16 hour finishers coupled with the getting the logistics set for the 2012 Greater Hartford 1/4 …
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1/4 Marathon & Blazeman Foundation

July 14th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

For the past 4 years the Blazeman Foundation has been the beneficiary of the proceeds from the 1/4 Marathon.  I picked this charity for a lot of reasons: they do good work, they’re super efficient and a very, very small percentage of donations go to overhead, its a field of study with lots of room …
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