Friday, June 1, 2007

"Think Global, Run Local?"

The World Wide Web, and the Internet have drawn people all over the world together, and dissolved barriers to communication and isolation. Runners, are by nature, social creatures who seek to share their experiences on the road, compete with each other, and establish friendships that transcend their individual beliefs, cultures and localities.

The sole purpose of the Phedippidations World Wide Half Marathon is to remove the barriers to camaraderie, with the intention that like minded athletes who harbor this passion for running, could share a single experience of competing in a world wide event.

The Phedippidations World Wide Half Marathon is a free, non-commercial event where everyone is invited to register, train and run with us in the spirit of friendship.

This unprecedented event is for runners of all abilities. New runners who are just starting out are invited to sign up, train and run a five kilometer event called "Kick the Couch 5k" with new runners all over the world who may never have thought it possible to rise off the couch and experience an active way of life.

Through the WorldWideHalfwebsite you will be able to register for the event (Half Marathon or Five Kilometer races), choose and follow an online training schedule through BuckeyeOutdoors and run your choice of an official road race, or your own personally organized event on or about the weekend of October 13th and 14th.

As you participate, you will feel that you are part of a community of friends all over the globe, who will support you, encourage you, and are sharing this experience with you as you run your event locally.

Join us in this exciting and real global event. We look forward for you to share your piece of the world.

The Phedippidations World Wide Half Marathon (13.1 miles / 21.1 Kilometers) and Kick the Couch 5k Race ( 3.1 miles).

So who is Steve Runner and what is Phedippidations?

Steve Runner is a husband, father, engineer, baseball fan and distance runner. He has run ninety-three road races including fifteen marathons.

Phedippidations is a free, weekly Internet Radio PodCast made available for listening during weekend long runs. It is distributed exclusively by PodShow. You can subscribe to it through iTunes, other Podcast aggregators or download it from Steve Runner's website.


  1. This sounds like fun. I see that you and 1mile2go have already signed up. Should we form a team Nike+, complete with half marathon challenge from 10/6 - 10/21?jasmin8r

  2. Sounds like a great idea, I am thinking about the Long Beach Half and if not will just run locally.

  3. I'm planning to run the Bellingham Bay Marathon on 10/7. My half split should work, shouldn't it? If not, I'll have to run by myself the following Sunday.

  4. That should work perfectly, they accept times from on or around the scheduled weekend. PS thanks for the tip for San Diego, worked a charm.

  5. I'm glad the tip saved you some grief at RnR. Team Nike Plus has been created. Just log in and click the Join button.


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