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NJ’s Only One-Mile Road Race Grows in Third Year on College Avenue

The starting gun goes off at the Emerging Elite Women’s Race, one of thirteen different heats in this weekend's event. Dave Schatz

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The third annual College Ave Mile drew over 400 of NJ’s top male and female adult runners and over 50 kids to New Brunswick this Saturday evening. Runners traveled to New Brunswick from all over the state, as well as New York and Delaware, for the one-of-a-kind event. “This is the only road mile in NJ. This is the only More...

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By Dave Schatz On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Brunswick Cup Kickoff Race, Memorial Day 5K, Takes Place for 35th Year at North Brunswick Community Park

Fosters a connection between the four Brunswick towns in Central New Jersey The 9th annual Brunswick Cup, a series of four 5k (3.1 mile) races that take place in North Brunswick, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, More...

Ray Petit speaking at the 'Train' ing Run picnic in 2013
By Dave Schatz On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The Lowdown: Towpath ‘Train’ing Run to Officially Support Walkers This Year

For the past 15-years, Ray Petit, in conjunction with the Raritan Valley Road Runners Club, organizes the Towpath ‘Train’ing Run, a unique non-competitive group run that’s now one of the club’s favorite More...

(Photo courtesy of Jerome Gerrior)
By Dave Schatz On Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Seven Runners Win Boston Marathon Slots in Tribute to Lu Lingzi

(Photo courtesy of Jerome Gerrior) It turns out the Lu family thoughtfully provided seven spots, rather than the original five, to the Boston University community for this year’s Boston Marathon. The entries were More...

Lu Lingzi (Center) -- Photo courtesy of
By Dave Schatz On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

What Would Running the Boston Marathon in Honor of Lu Lingzi Mean to You?

Lu Lingzi (Center) — Photo courtesy of Attention members of the Boston University community; this includes any member of the BU community–student, staff, faculty, or alum–interested in More...

By Dave Schatz On Monday, December 30th, 2013

The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning: Exceeding All Limits

“Iron” Pete Priolo with his prestigious Eagle trophy. (Photo credit: Dave Schatz) Ever since Peter Priolo’s surreal moment, in 2002, while pacing a zombie-like buddy who was still 30 miles away from More...

By Dave Schatz On Thursday, December 12th, 2013

9,000 Toys Collected For Kids Who Are In Need at Annual Big Chill 5K

Photo by Dave Schatz The 11th annual Big Chill 5K, a charity race to help kids, and NJ’s second largest road race took place on Sunday morning, Dec. 8th at Rutgers University; the starting line is on College Avenue. More...

By Katie Boushie On Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Planning For a Marathon Can Be Tricky; But Very Important For Your Health

Courtesy of The NYC marathon is right around the corner! This Sunday, New York boroughs will be crowded with competitors. After months of careful training, specific race day preparation is often More...

By Dave Schatz On Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Escarpment Trail Run: Only For a Few

The Escarpment Trail Run (ETR) takes place every summer on a rugged and remote hiking trail in the Northern Catskill Mountains of New York State. The difficult 30 Kilometer (18.6 mile) course extends from Windham More...