Run Local News & Stories

A Short History of Santa Barbara’s Earth Day

Run Local’s newest event, the Santa Barbara Half Marathon, is set in a world-renowned location known for its laid-back California coastal vibe and designation as America’s Riviera. However, less known is the pivotal role it played in the environmental movement, especially the founding of Earth Day in 1970. Thanks to the Community Environmental Council, we’ve reprinted some of this history below.

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Return to Racing, Unlock Your Fitness & Romanian Deadlifts

While we reflect on the last 12 months, we are looking to the future with optimism and a hopeful return to racing in California at the events you love. The California Coalition of Endurance Sports has been a voice for event companies and athletes alike to make this happen in the Golden State by providing resources as well as spearheading legislative efforts.

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New Zine, Core Strength & Irish coffee

Over a year ago the San José Shamrock Run 5K & 10K became one of the first running events in California to cancel due to the COVID pandemic. But, it didn’t stop us. We continued to support all of you with new virtual experiences as well as content and you supported us back. Thank you ❤️

🍀 This week the Run Local community is putting on their best St. Patrick’s Day green, finding their own start lines, crushing their #SJSHAMROCKRUN, and celebrating!

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Supporting A Runner’s Mind & Get California Moving

Over the weekend, one of the Bay Area’s specialty run retailers, A Runner’s Mind (ARM) in Burlingame, was broken into for a second time. That sucks. Big Time.

Specialty run retailers are often called the lifeblood of the running industry because they are so much more than just a place where you go to buy shoes. They support local events, groups and so much more.

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