Geocaching & Letterboxing

2015-04-05 09.02.01Jim and I go geocaching on a short run on a lovely Easter morning. We explain some details about the geocaching and letterboxing hobbies and how they can enhance running when not training for a specific race or might be in a bit of a slump and need an extra goal to get out the door.

Perfect for a 40 minute run, this recording has horse and buggy prompts every 10 minutes. Download the MP3 or give a listen HERE.

May 2015 races in Central PA:
Saturday, May 2
Sheep Shuffle 5K & Little Lambs Mile
Liverpool, PA

Sunday, May 3
Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run
Wilkes-Barre, PA
The start and finish of the run is in the meadow area in Kirby Park. The course is mostly flat over a macadam pavement. All miles will be marked.

Saturday May 16
Altoona Curve Race 5k
Altoona, PA
The first 400 participants registered will be guaranteed a t-shirt. We cannot guarantee t-shirts the week of the race, so please register early. Every participant receives a ticket to the ballgame for later that evening.

Memorial Day Weekend Races
Saturday, May 23
The 35TH Annual Black Moshannon 5k/10k
Philipsburg, PA
The Black Moshannon 5k/10k and fun walk was started in 1980 by Mary Ann Williams. As a very good runner herself, she directed the race for 25 years. Runners from all over Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, New York, and other states have a history of showing up in the beautiful Black Moshannon State Park every Memorial Day Weekend. After Mary Ann’s retirement from coordinating the race, the reigns were handed over to, the one and only, Dave Caslow. With Dave’s guidence, the race has continued to grow and has helped raise money to support the YMCA of Centre County and the local community. The event started as a run but has become a great Saturday morning kickoff to the Memrial Day Holiday for the entire family.

Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
Ghost Town Half Marathon
Black Lick, PA
The race will run along the Ghost Town Trail starting at Dilltown and ending at Saylor Park. The Ghost Town Trail was ranked 3rd in Pennsylvania for best rails to trails paths this past year. With the trail running along the Black Lick Creek you can see why it was award that honor. The course will have a net downhill of 393 feet which makes a great course for a first time half marathoner to your seasoned veteran looking for a new personal best.