All Entries For racing

Cheering Etiquette: 11 Race-Day Rules for Being a Super Spectator

Are your cheers along the course helping or hindering the runners? Adhere to these race-day rules to ensure that you're following proper spectator etiquette.
Posted 6/7/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 14 comments   24,006 views
Read More ›

Best Foods for Runners before a Race

Have a race coming up? Check out a few of the best things you can consume before a race.
Posted 8/6/2015  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 0 comments   20,696 views
Read More ›

Eating to Fuel Different Race Lengths

Are you fueling your body correctly for your upcoming race? Find out what to eat from now until race day so you can feel--and run--your very best!
Posted 5/21/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 5 comments   92,327 views
Read More ›

6 Pre-Race Food & Fitness Blunders

You've trained hard--and race day is almost here! Don't fall into the trap of these common pre-race fitness and fuel mistakes...
Posted 4/24/2014  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 14 comments   137,003 views
Read More ›

6 Races So Fun, You'll Forget You're Exercising!

Does your exercise routine need a pick-me-up? Try one of these unique and fun races for a little something out of the ordinary!
Posted 9/6/2013  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 34 comments   43,095 views
Read More ›

You Asked: How Should I Train for a Mud Run?

Mud runs and obstacle races have exploded in popularity in recent years. Each race is different, so it's important to know exactly what you're getting into before you sign up.
Posted 3/11/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 62 comments   135,451 views
Read More ›

Run Like an Olympian: 4 Tips to Your Fastest 5K

So you've run a 5K...what's next? Improving your time for the next one! These speed-boosting training tips from a former Olympic sprinter will help you reach your next goal.
Posted 8/1/2012  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 17 comments   100,514 views
Read More ›

5 Common Fears of Competing in Your First Race

You've spent weeks preparing for your big event and now that race day has arrived you begin to experience fears you never knew existed.
Posted 4/10/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 51 comments   19,727 views
Read More ›

Living My Life as an Adventure

Life is meant to be lived, to be celebrated, to fulfill your dreams no matter how long it takes for you to reach your goals!
Posted 3/27/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 27 comments   10,632 views
Read More ›

Spread the Spark on Race Day!

Race season is almost here! Get your spring race gear from the SparkPeople store to spread the Spark while you run!
Posted 3/17/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Melinda Hershey : 4 comments   7,740 views
Read More ›

What To Do the Week Before Running a Race

You have spent many weeks preparing to run your race, but do you know the measures to take the week leading up to your big day?
Posted 7/26/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 16 comments   81,148 views
Read More ›