By Bonnie Snyder
March 26, 1999
Running sites generally fall into one of three categories: events, training and news. These four cover that spectrum; the first provides a little of everything.
Unlike the fitness-oriented Runner's World magazine, the Web edition (updated almost daily) serves all levels of runners. One of its best features is a daily Q&A with a running figure usually an athlete, but sometimes one of those colorful characters that make the sport accessible. A database offers less experienced runners loads of training and nutritional information.
WASHINGTON RUNNING REPORT
The Capital Running Company, which puts on some of the most popular area races, runs this site, so its events show up most prominently. But there's also a comprehensive calendar of local races, an up-to-date results section and links to entry applications for many events. Also see RacePacket for local-event info.
DO IT SPORTS
This site's running section (it also has cycling and mountain bike categories) links you to many of the most prominent marathons and distance races in the United States; click on "road events" to find events in other part of the country, searching by region and month.
ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA
The Arlington-based RRCA specializes in running safety and women's running programs; its site lists clubs around the country and offers info for distance and recreational runners. Another good "official" page, geared toward the track crowd: http://www.usatf.org, the outpost of USA Track & Field, a one-stop site for records and meet results.
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