Category: 10K Course

If you don’t like running

Yesterday as I was doing some social media scrolling I came upon a paid Facebook advertisement that caught my eye. It was a targeted advertisement about a running app. I was only able to snap a screenshot but I wish you could have seen it. It featured two semi-deranged looking, well endowed young women in… [Read More]

Let’s train for a 10K together!

After living so many months with the Mysterious Fever I’m feeling like myself again and let me tell you, it’s nothing short of a miracle. In addition to wonderful things like waking up rested in the morning and being able to think straight, I’m back to a normal training schedule. Sort of. My sister invited me to stay at… [Read More]

What we wish for your running future

This week at Up & Running headquarters we wrap up another awesome season with our 5K and 10K courses. I know we say this each and every season, but we had such a great group this fall! We loved reading their online diaries as they followed the training plans and wrote about their difficulties, triumphs… [Read More]

6 reasons why 10K is the perfect distance

Now, I love running long distances; I absolutely adore them. But the distance that I consider to be absolute perfection is the 10K: 1. With a minimal amount of running, 10km training keeps you in great shape Three days of running per week for 50 – 60 minutes equals to approximately 25 – 30 km…. [Read More]

Races: the best way to get your butt out the door for a run

For the past year my main goal was Ironman Zurich. I had loads of small races in between like the Barcelona Marathon and Rimini Challenge, but all my waking thoughts were directed towards that city on the shores of Lake Zurich. I couldn’t think past D-day, July 27. I couldn’t imagine what I’d feel like afterwards and… [Read More]

U&R Superstars: Marci Gaither

Whenever I’m feeling meh in the mojo department, one of my favourite inspirational pitstops is Marci G’s Alumni Forum diary. When she signed up for the Summer 5K course in 2011 she thought she “wasn’t cut out” to be a runner but she’s spent the last 18 months proving otherwise. She’s worked her tail off to improve… [Read More]

Running a 5k or 10k race

I’ve been running and racing since 1990. Just looking at that date makes me feel ancient! I remember the precise moment when I decided that I wanted to start running: I was inspired by a poster for a race being held in my town. Twenty-three years later (gah!) I’m still here. I can’t think of… [Read More]

The 10K Course is here!

We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for the Fall 5K Beginners Course and our brand new 10K Course which both start in the first week of September. New 10K Course We’ve been busy cooking up this action-packed course all summer long and can’t wait to share it with you! Kicking off on Thursday… [Read More]

Win a place on an Up & Running 5K or 10K Course – National Running Day

Did you know today is National Running Day in the USA? Apparently the idea is to celebrate the wonder that is running. From the official website: “On this day, runners everywhere share their passion for a lifestyle that is one of the best, and simplest, ways to stay fit.” Well, we’re down with that sentiment…. [Read More]