Race to Robie Creek Registration Opens Today

If you’re interested in running the April 2012 Race to Robie Creek Half Marathon — which organizers bill as “the toughest half marathon in the Northwest” — you’ll need to make sure you try to get into the race today. This race famously sells out in minutes each year, so check out the event website and Active.com for more info on signing up.

Registration for the race opens at 12:00 PM Mountain Time (that’s 2:00 PM Eastern Time) — don’t be late!

Race to Robie Creek official website: www.robiecreek.com

Plus more race info on the main site: Race to Robie Creek Half Marathon

Update: Registration for the race has now filled up, but the organizers are opening up a “second chance” registration tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Mountain Time. From the race website:
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New Half Marathon (& Discount) for Wausau, WI

The Rapid Running series of marathon, half marathon and cycling events arrives for the first time in 2012 in Wausau, Wisconsin, with an all-new race set for the end of summer here in this central Wisconsin city on the banks of Lake Wausau and the Wisconsin River.

Set for a late August run as school is getting back into session, the Rapid Running Wausau Half Marathon is the sixth of seven planned events in the Rapid Running series for 2012, which starts with the half marathon at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania in May and concludes with a new half marathon in Sheboygan, Wis., in October.

For today only, runners who register for the Wausau Half Marathon (or any of the other marathon and half marathon races in the series) can save 44% off the registration fee when you use this Active.com promo code: AMERICA44.

Find out more about the race at the Rapid Running Wausau Half Marathon on the main site.

New Summertime race in the South

When the weather gets warm in June, July and August in the Deep South — and by early June, it can be quite warm, especially with the way the weather’s been so far this year — there aren’t many long-distance races to come by.

In tiny Dawsonville, Ga., however — home to just over 2,500 near Lake Lanier and Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest — they’re starting what they hope will become an annual running event with the all-new Dawsonville Half Marathon, which makes its inaugural run on Saturday, June 9.

Find out more on the main site by clicking here: Dawsonville Half Marathon, 5K and Fun Run.

Alabama’s Troy Odyssey Half Marathon Cancelled

Just received an email a few moments ago from the race organizers for the Troy Odyssey Half Marathon, which had been scheduled for November 19 in Troy, Alabama:

Dear Previous Race Participants and Supporters,

With deep regret the Troy Odyssey Half Marathon and 10K Committee would like to inform you we will not be conducting a 2011 event. As members of the committee have had unforeseen obstacles and scheduling conflicts, we do not feel we have the time, energy, and man-power needed to devote to an event of this size, at this time.

As last year’s event was a great success and we were able to help several organizations in our community, we are very sorry we will not be able to have the race this year. We sincerely hope the event can return in 2012 in bigger and better form and we hope you will once again consider participating.

We intend to keep all email addresses and will inform you if and when the event is scheduled in the future.

Once again, thank you to everyone who has given us their support over the past two years. It has been greatly appreciated and unforgotten.


Troy Odyssey Half Marathon & 10K Committee