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Races in Medellín: A Runner’s Guide

As an amateur runner who has been jogging for many years, I’ve had the pleasure (usually!) of participating in a LOT of road races. So I was really happy when the awesome folks at Catalyst Weekly—an amazing event guide and website for Medellín—invited me to write a post on road races in the City of Eternal Spring. If you live in Medellín or are willing to travel to run (it’s a thing!), definitely check out this list. Registration dates are coming up fast!

For more running-related posts from me, click on “Browse by subject” in the column to the right, and navigate down to “Running”. If I had to choose one old one for you to read, it’d be this one—hopefully you’ll get a laugh out of my pain. 😉 Until next time….

This is a screenshot of the Catalyst Weekly website; click here to go straight to it!
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Five Facts to Know About Road Races in Barranquilla

It’s National Running Day in the US, and even though I have mixed feelings about “minor” holidays like this (I just read on Facebook that it is also apparently National Hug Your Cat Day – maybe you should run and hug your cat), I figured there would be no better day than today for a quickie blog post on the do’s and don’ts of running road races in Barranquilla.

Running Medals and Numbers

Proof!

I have run five road races in Quilla since I moved here almost two years ago. That’s not a high number (hey, I did run a 26.2mi/42k during that timeframe, albeit in Argentina!), but it’s enough to learn a few things about how these events happen here. If you plan to run a road race in Barranquilla, know someone who does, or simply want to be prepared for variances in races place-to-place, these tips are for you!

1. The listed start time is… what’s the word?… aspirational.

Do not – I repeat – do NOT arrive at your race an hour early, or even a few minutes early. Continue reading