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]

Running Roundup #1

Welcome to Running Roundup, in which we highlight awesome running stories we’ve found around the web. If you’ve spied a story or have one of your own to share, give us a shout! Before we get started I have to ask: is it round up, roundup or round-up? Professor Google is not providing me a… [Read More]

Cool Races: Variety Santa Fun Run, Australia

Here’s a race idea our Australian readers: The Variety Santa Fun Run. Held on 29 November 2011, this 5K charity fun run will take place is every major city across Australia. With the funds raised from the Santa Fun Run, children’s charity Variety will be able to provide hundreds of children with the specialised mobility… [Read More]

Running on the beach… NOT!

Every summer I always get requests from runners asking about beach running. “We’re going on a vacation at the beach and I just wanted to check with you if it’s okay to go running right on the beachfront instead of at the park.” They’ve never actually tried running on sand, but they’ve seen it done… [Read More]

Conference with Wayne Dyer

I have one of those lists of things that I hope one day do in my lifetime. They even have websites for them with various numbers attached. I’ve seen 37, 43 and 100. You just need to think of things you want to accomplish. Mine include cycling across the United States,  owning a house on… [Read More]

Summer 5K Course – last few places

We have a handful of places remaining on our Summer 5K Course. The Course began yesterday but there’s no actual running this week, so there’s still time to join us and be part of a very kickarse Up & Running team! The first week of the Course, the Warm Up Week, is all about mental… [Read More]

Early Morning Runs

This morning I woke up at 4.59 am to go running. I know, ugh, that’s what I thought too. But I had an appointment with a group of  friends that I had to keep. We were all going to run a race the town called  RUN 5.30. I don’t even want to call it a… [Read More]

Superstar Usain Bolt

Two weeks ago Europe began the 2011 athletic track season in Rome with the Golden Gala meeting. I’ve been going to this annual event since 1998. I just love watching REAL LIVE ATHLETES do their thing. There’s always a point halfway through the evening when they have running and jumping and throwing all going on… [Read More]

Winner of the Running Day giveaway

Congratulations to Kate who was the lucky winner of the Running Day giveaway. Thanks everyone who entered the draw! There’s still time to join us for the next 5K Course and make this the Summer of Running! The Warm-Up Week kicks off next Monday 13 June. For this round we have runners from all over… [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]