- Dalton Half Marathon
Runners can try out half marathon course
Area runners are invited to help test the reconfigured course for the second Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon, 5K and 2K event, which is scheduled for a downtown start and finish on Oct. 15.
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Perfect day for a race
They came mostly from the Southeast and a few from as far away as Colorado and South Dakota. Some ran Saturday’s half marathon for the first time, while one Dalton podiatrist used it as a tune-up for the real Marathon race in Greece later this month.
Day of distance near
Lauren Sain was already planning to run a half marathon in a city halfway across the country when she saw an advertisement for one in her own backyard.
On Saturday morning, Sain will find out how far her training has taken her in preparation for the first Dalton Half Marathon, which will also serve as her first attempt at a distance race beyond a 5K.
Misty Watson: Not there yet, but I won’t quit
I had plans to sit down and write about how successful I’d been. I wanted to write about how easy it had been to go from being a non-runner to completing my first 5K in three months, about how I had shed several pounds and how awesome I felt.
But that’s not exactly what has happened.
Special guest on way for Dalton HM weekend
Chris Anderson, National Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes En-durance Ministries Institute, will be in Dalton in conjunction with this weekend’s Dalton Half Marathon and Run for God.
What's Going On?: Volunteers needed for weekend
You’ve logged the miles, done your speedwork, targeted your pace, even bought a new pair of running shoes — broken in nicely over the past couple of weeks, naturally — in preparation for the big day. For area runners who plan to participate in the Dalton Half Marathon, it’s almost time to lace ’em up and go.
The Dalton Half Marathon, which is part of the United States Running Association’s half marathon series, is set for this Saturday. And after the long-distance racers take off at 8 a.m., a 5K will follow at 8:15 and a one-mile fun run at 9:45 for a morning full of activity that will be followed with an awards presentation and finish line party.
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DPD announces road, lane closures for half marathon
On Saturday, Oct. 16, the Dalton Police Department will close some city roads and some lanes of other city roads to accommodate runners in the Dalton Half Marathon.
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