It’s all about Brooklyn. NYRR On The Run at the Brooklyn Half, hosted by yours truly, looks at the race that has quickly become one of America’s largest half-marathons. More than 21,000 runners finished the 13.1-mile race from the Brooklyn Museum through Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park to the spectacular water-front finish on the Coney Island boardwalk. Read the rest of this entry →
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We’re back! “On The Run,” New York Road Runners’ web show hosted by yours truly, is back for the Brooklyn Half Marathon. But this time we’re making the leap to the big time. We’re going to be on TV! WABC-7 in New York will air “NYRR On The Run at the Brooklyn Half” on Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m.
Then the episode will hit the web so anyone, anywhere can catch all the action from the means streets of Brooklyn.
It’s the biggest Brooklyn Half in the race’s 33 year history. More than 25,000 people have registered for the 13.1-mile race that takes runners from Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park to the boardwalk in Coney Island, making it the second largest half-marathon in the U.S. and top five in the world. The half-hour episode of “On The Run” will bring race highlights, but also a bit of local Brooklyn flavor.
The race kicked off on Wednesday with a three-day pre-party in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, sandwiched between the Manhattan Bridge and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.
This isn’t your average race expo. Presented by race sponsor New Balance, runners pick up bib and race shirts at the Old Tobacco Warehouse to the beats of a DJ, live bands play on an outdoor stage, food trucks line the walls of the warehouse, and a beer garden serves up Brooklyn brews along with treats from a slew of local eateries. It’s a whole new take on a race expo, and having spent the last two night there I can honestly say this: it’s spectacular. Without contest, it’s the most fun and most creative race expo or pre-party I’ve ever seen. Read the rest of this entry →
It was a rainy weekend for the Cox Providence Rhode Races in Rhode Island on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
But the rain didn’t stop me and over 3,100 other runners from tackling the UnitedHealthcare Providence Half Marathon and Cox Providence Marathon. A race where “HOPE” is the state motto couldn’t be anything but uplifting.
I certainly looked happy on race day, as this video my husband took attests. He’s newly obsessed with Vine, the 6-second video version of Twitter. I’m saying “Rhode Races” at the end, but it gets cut off a bit.
A podcast all about all things runDisney? You bet!
Check out the latest episode of the Mickey Miles Podcast when I chat with hosts Mike and Michelle about what makes runDisney events so much fun.
We also talk about how I got started running. If you don’t already know the story, it’s pretty crazy. I share my favorite runDisney moment, talk shop about “On The Run,” the new Dopey Challenge, the Walt Disney World Marathon and lots more.
Mickey Miles Podcast featuring Run, Karla, Run!
New runDisney Page
Also, be sure to check out my new runDisney page, where you can find all of my Disney running stories in one place, including race reports, costume guides, features on celebrities like Drew Carey, tips from Jeff Galloway, a behind the scenes look at runDisney, news and more.
It was an amazing day of running in New York City at the 2013 NYC Half on Sunday, March 17. Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Caroline Rotich ran away with the men’s and women’s titles as 15,000 runners took a 13.1 mile journey through the heart of the city from Central Park, through Times Square and along the Hudson River to the spectacular Wall Street finish near the historic South Street Seaport.
Join me and Olympians Carrie Tollefson and Todd Williams “On The Run” at the NYC Half as we recap the men’s and women’s professional races, catch up with some of the charity runners we profiled earlier in the week and capture the spirit of the day. Read the rest of this entry →
In the second episode of “On The Run” at the NYC Half we chat with New Zealand record holder Kim Smith, who entered the NYC Half on Sunday, March 17 with the fastest time in the field. She finished second at the 21012 NYC Half after leading the whole race until the final 100-meter stretch.
We also hear from Brooklyn runner Bryan Steinhauer, who is tackling his first race ever after a stunning story of triumph. Steinhauer languished in a coma for 3 months after being attacked in a bar by three men, who left him with a fractured skull and serious brain damage. Doctors were afraid Steinhauer might not live, let along walk again. But Steinhauer prevailed, relearned to walk and talk, and eventually, run. He’s running the NYC Half to raise money for Minds Over Matter, a foundation he started to support other young adults with traumatic brain injuries. If his story doesn’t move you, I don’t know what will. Read the rest of this entry →
In the first episode of “On The Run” at the NYC Half, we chat with World Champion, Olympic medalist and American record-holder Bernard Lagat, who’s about to make his half-marathon debut at the NYC Half on Sunday, March 17.
We also hear from local Staten Island runner Michele Gonzalez, who raised nearly $11,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief. Runner’s World editor-in-chief David Willey stops by the studio to talk about the professional men’s race, and Dr. Jordan Metzl talks about marathon runners who helped out in Staten Island on what would have been marathon Sunday. Read the rest of this entry →
New York Road Runner’s “On The Run” web show is back. The television-quality broadcast about the sport of running puts the spotlight on the NYC Half, which takes off on Sunday, March 17 in New York City.
The show aims to fill the void in running broadcast coverage on a national level, and bring big-ticket races like the NYC Half and ING New York City Marathon into the living rooms of runners all over the world. Read the rest of this entry →
Sean Astin Talk Tinker Bell Half Marathon
Sean Astin has run the Tinker Bell Half Marathon two years in a row. He set a personal best time at the inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon in 2012, finishing in 1:59:07.
But this year, the actor took it easier and stopped for photos along the way, finishing in 2:26:51. Read the rest of this entry →
The 12 Days of Disney Running Christmas celebrates the spirit of joy that Christmas and Disney bring. For a full list of lyrics, check out my first post on the song. Merry Christmas from RunKarlaRun.com!
All photos courtesy of runDisney.
Turn any pair of running shoes into a snow stopper. With Yaktrax Run, packed snow and ice is no longer an impediment to winter running. Just pop Yaktrax Run onto your existing running shoes, and you can run naturally in the iciest conditions. This is a great gift for a runner who sometimes needs a little winter traction, but doesn’t want to invest in snowshoes —namely, runners like me. Read the rest of this entry →
As the East coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, marathon preparations are under way in New York City. The city is expecting storm surge and possible flooding; some areas near the course could be affected. But the storm should be gone by marathon morning on Sunday, Nov. 4, when the streets will be flooded with people.
This week’s episode of NYRR On the Run takes a look back at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon to help getting runners pumped for this year’s event.
But we also explore the state of U.S. distance running. Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Matt Centrowitz, Leo Manzano, Galen Rupp, Jenny Simpson and more pro runners weigh in, along with Sharon Eckstrom of marathonguide.com.
Visit ontherun.nyrr.org to watch all past episodes and individual segments.
“The Marathon Show” is a great podcast for anyone who loves to run, especially folks who love to run marathons. It’s a fantastic listen during a long run, car ride or any other time you have a few minutes to spare.
This week, I was a guest on “The Marathon Show!” I chatted with host Joe Taricani about “On The Run,” the New York Road Runners’ web show I started hosting this fall. We also talked about the upcoming ING New York City Marathon. So if you’re running that race or will be watching it on TV, you’ll definitely want to give a listen.
The Marathon Show: A TV Show For Runners
NYRR On The Run travels to Iten, Kenya to visit the home of reigning marathon World Champion Edna Kiplagat. Iten is the epicenter of Kenya’s rich running tradition. Back in the U.S., the show catches up with Black Girls Run, a national organization for women that has grown to 40,000 members in just 3 years. Then, Pascal Dobert and Matt Tegenkamp from the Oregon Track Club demonstrate some core strengthening training tips.
Visit ontherun.nyrr.org to watch past episodes and individual segments.
The Marathon Show with Joe Taricani did an excellent interview with Steve Mayer, executive producer for IMG Media, which produces the television broadcast for the ING New York City Marathon in cooperation with ESPN and New York Road Runners, the organization that puts on the race. Mayer and IMG Media have produced broadcasts for many marathons around the world including LA and London.
In this episode of The Marathon Show, Steve and Joe chat about the ins-and-outs of marathon coverage, feature stories on the docket, and what the new ESPN partnership means for the event. Read the rest of this entry →