Run Local News & Stories

Intersection of Physical and Financial Health

You decide to lace up your shoes and take your first couple of steps out the door. It could be your first run as part of a long-term goal to lead a healthier life or just a new athletic pursuit. Maybe this is your 5,432nd run, but it feels just as exhilarating as your first. 

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Going to New Heights with Andrew King

Andrew discusses helping individuals wherever he travels to break through their personal glass ceilings regardless of race, gender, or religion, the power of running in his life as well as the discipline it provides him, and celebrating black excellence every day.

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Fastest Female in the Bay & Our Favorite Running Books

It’s Run Local Wednesday #6 of 2021 and it’s around this time that most people have let go of their New Year’s resolutions. We get inspired with one of the fastest females in the Bay and share with you some of our favorite books to get you through the dog days of winter.

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9.5 Years of 408k Dreaming & Scheming

I CANNOT BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 10 9.5* YEARS SINCE THE INAUGURAL San Jose 408k “Race to the Row” in 2012. 

At the start of 2012 I was leading a skeleton -yet spirited- crew into the first production of our first owned running event. Soul Focus Sports was a relatively new venture, but we had already been hired to produce a couple of races including the San Francisco Giant Race and the Summer Scamper for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. We had never started an event of our own. The pressure is on when it’s your name on all the permits, all the marketing, all the sponsorship, and you’re promising the world to numerous stakeholders. It’s a game changer. The buck stops with you.

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Run Local Pod Episode 23: Bart Yasso – Mayor of Running

If you don’t know Yasso, he served as the Chief Running Officer for Runner’s World before retiring in 2017, has run on all seven continents, is the namesake of marathon fitness indicator, “the Yasso 800s”, and is a passionate believer in the power of running to bring people together, to name just a few things.

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Run Local Goes Ultra with Rajpaul Pannu

The team behind Run Local spent last weekend in the Arizona desert directing the HOKA Project Carbon X 2 100K (62 miles) record attempts. It was deeply inspiring to watch these athletes dig deeper than they ever have and we wanted to share this experience with you.

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Coach B’s G.A.P. Steps for New Year’s Running Success

You’ve committed to running in 2021 and now it’s time to start your running program. Run Local Wednesday host, J.T. Service is joined by none other than Too Legit Fitness and RaceMob co-founder, Coach Bertrand Newson, to discuss his G.A.P. steps for running success (well, any success really).

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