The Travels of Mark Miller
August 22, 2022
Here’s one for all our future fantasies: retire on the young-ish side, while the legs still have it, and take months-long trips to gorgeous places to run, eat, and sightsee. That’s what Mark Miller and his wife Jean have been doing since 2020. Mark has become a friend of Great Runs, enjoying our routes worldwide and also submitting route suggestions...
Around the World In 45 days: 16 countries, a Family Treasure Hunt, & Countless Great Runs!
August 22, 2022
• Joylin Nodwell
This grand idea started with an invitation to participate in a family treasure hunt. My Uncle decided for this 75th birthday, he would challenge 25 family members (and their families) to find 28 treasure keys hidden in 25 destinations around the world. The last 3 remaining keys would be found back in Calgary (Canada). With a long list of exotic...
Summer Solstice Photos!
June 30, 2022
This is the time of year when all those dark, wintertime early morning or post-work runs are rewarded by early sunrises and languid summer evenings. In celebration of the Longest Day of the Year, we’re encouraging the Great Runs community to go for a ‘late’ run on or near the Solstice and submit a photo! Click on ‘Additional Photos’ above...
North Half Fjallakofans (Iceland) 26K Trail Race
June 29, 2022
• Michael W.
Originally the trip was planned to run the Iceland Marathon. Due to Covid, that race was postponed until 2022. This is how the story began… I walked into a brewpub and saw a woman with race bibs, the next thing I know, tomorrow I am racing! Since we were surrounded by huge mountains, I assumed this race would include significant climbs...
The Ultimate Running Road Trip
June 30, 2021
In the midst of the pandemic, Aurélie Vilmer and her husband sold their house, bought an RV, and traveled around the country, doing an average 10k run nearly every day (many of them Great Runs routes!). Plus lots of hiking, climbing, biking, and swimming. Great Runs hosted a Zoom event where Aurelie shared her stories and lots of fabulous photos....
Naked Cowboy in Times Square
May 5, 2021
• By Kassie Helm
• New York City
I was running through Times Square by myself. There were no other people in what is usually the most crowded intersection in the country. The street and traffic lights were down and the odd car and pedestrian took turns waving each other on, as one might on a deserted country road. I ran along and through 42nd street, without seeing...
The 24-Hour Relay
May 7, 2019
• Andy Eschtruth
• Natick, MA
I grew up in a small Midwestern town in the early 1980s, where I ran cross-country in high school. I was a middle-of-the-pack runner but the discipline of running and the experience of being part of a tight-knit team were major formative experiences for me. Early in my junior year, one of us got the idea of organizing a 24-hour...