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Friday, May 27, 2016

  Written By: HEATHER When I started running it was a means to an end. I needed to get healthier and be more active, and running seemed liked the easiest way to do that.  I downloaded a Couch to 5k training plan, and I took off.  It didn’t take long before I was hooked. I Run the District because running makes me feel better about myself. I feel accomplished, healthy, energized, and motivated – and I get to experience that pretty much in my backyard. It doesn’t get much better than that!     ...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  Written By: HEATHER When I started running it was a means to an end. I needed to get healthier and be more active, and running seemed liked the easiest way to do that.  I downloaded a Couch to 5k training plan, and I took off.  It didn’t take long before I was hooked. I Run the District because running makes me feel better about myself. I feel accomplished, healthy, energized, and motivated – and I get to experience that pretty much in my backyard. It doesn’t get much better than that!     ...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Gift For Every Mom! Mother’s Day is this Sunday, but don't worry we’ve got you covered when it comes to finding the perfect gift! Whether your mom is into food and drinks or has an eye for fancier things in life, there's something sure to WOW every mom! Plus you don't have to fret about shipping or driving all over the city because ALL of these gifts can be purchased and printed from home or purchased at the Western Fair District! Don’t sweat the small stuff this Sunday and browse our Mother’s Day gift guide...

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Orangetheory Fitness announced as official sponsor of Run to the BBQ! Here's how we're celebrating: New Run to the BBQ 5K Registrants SAVE $5 + Get a FREE Orangetheory Fitness T-shirt & More! Register today with DISCOUNT CODE: BURN and you'll get all of this: $5 Off 5K Registration FREE Orangetheory Fitness T-shirt Save up to $20 per month with no registration fees on select Orangetheory Fitness Wellington-South London membership packages with the Western Fair District Corporate Rate (valid until June 30th, 2016) FREE...

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Friday, May 13, 2016

  We're a quirky bunch of people, from the weird rituals we have before running to the funny things we do while running there's no shortage of weirdness! Here are a few running superstitions from other runners that they do prior to a race or training run.    Putting Body Glide on your feet (to avoid blisters). Eating the same food before races. Lucky Charms… Really? Having a tube of ChapStick (or else, you might as well kiss that PR buh-bye). Tying your running shoes, then untying them, and tying them again, just...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love pounding the pavement in tiny shorts and those who believe that to run is to hurt while getting increasingly bored. But there is a way to reap running’s health benefits while enjoying the ride — even if you’re not super in shape or naturally athletic, or even if you’ve already tried and ditched running in the past. Has this ever happened to you? Here's a few suggestions to get you started: 1. Your first move: Set realistic expectations. Buy this shirt at Etsy...

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Monday, February 8, 2016

A 24-year-old Colorado resident figured he was going on an ordinary run, except for his lack of clothing in mid-December, while visiting Chicago last week.   Caught in the middle of his run, Ethan Renoe was stopped by a local news anchor and interviewed live by local news network WGN 9. The video has since gone viral with more than 32,000 likes, and 4.5 million views on the initial Facebook post.   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//...

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