In this episode, I speak with Darris Blackford
, the Race Director for the Nationwide Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon. Besides being the race director, Darris is an accomplished runner who has run over 200 marathons and ultra-marathons including the Badwater 135 and Burning River. In this episode, we talk running, races, pace teams, pace bands, this year’s 40th anniversary of the Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon and we share lots of memories and running tips from the race. I also share news and the latest information for the 2019 RunBuzz community meetup, hosted here in Columbus Ohio on marathon weekend (October 20th, 2019). All this and more coming up on today’s show.
The 2019 Nationwide Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Columbus Marathon. Click here for more information or to register.
Want to join us at the RunBuzz Community Meetup in Columbus Ohio?
Friday October 18th – 20th (Columbus Marathon Weekend)
This is a FREE event for RunBuzz podcast listeners, coaching clients, and RunBuzz community Facebook members. We will have pre and post race activities all weekend long! Does not include travel and/or race fees. Want to help support the RunBuzz podcast? We spend over 10 hours per episode preparing, recording and editing each episode. Each donation goes a long way to help us cover our costs. Just a few dollars per month, or a one-time donation goes a long way to keeping our show running. To help support the show, please click here. Thank you so much!
Other Running Resources
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Steve is the founder and head running coach of RunBuzz.com. Steve is host of the RunBuzz podcast and founder of PaceBuilders
, a complete online training program for runners. Steve is a RRCA / USA Track and Field Certified Running Coach and resides in Lewis Center, Ohio.