Exercise is one of the most beneficial, natural and effective coping skills for reducing symptoms associated with anxiety , depression and managing stress. As both a runner and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist, I’ll be one of the first to advocate for the benefits of running on your overall mental wellbeing. May marks the beginning of “Mental Health Awareness” ...

In comparison to last year, 2024’s event can truly be called a Frosty 50 event. With temps in the 30s, whipping winds and practically sideways rain, most would want to shut their doors and stay inside. Not this crazy group of runners. Dozens of runners in the community braved the wind, cold, and rain to run either the 12.5K, 25K, ...

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Greenville, South Carolina, the Greenville Half Marathon, AKA “The Swamp Rabbit Race,” offers a unique and exhilarating experience for both seasoned runners and enthusiasts alike. The race takes participants on a journey through the scenic Swamp Rabbit Trail, weaving through the heart of the city and its surrounding natural beauty. This annual event has ...

Mary Kate Bowman Choat, Twin City Track Club member, local musician and music educator, recently competed in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. As with many athletes, her journey to this once-in-a-lifetime (maybe!) event wasn’t a straightforward one, but it’s definitely inspiring.How long have you been doing Ironman Triathlons and how did you begin?It’s kind of a long story ...

In the two-day running extravaganza that is the Anchorage Run Fest (fundraiser for our fellow RRCA club the Anchorage Running Club), a long-time member of the Twin City Track Club quietly crossed a finish line that completed a longtime goal: Garry Russ completed his 50th marathon in his 50th state. To be clear, he’s completed more than 100 marathons and ...

What makes an “Ultimate Runner”? Within the Twin Cities, an Ultimate Runner is one who completes the Ultimate Runner’s Racing Event: a 37-year annual tradition that is put on to see who can outrun them all. This rigorous race holds five events that each runner MUST complete to gain the title of Ultimate Runner: 1 Mile, 400 meters, 800 meters, ...

Raindrops were falling as Twin City Track Club members gathered at Leinbach Park for the Spring Picnic and Annual Meeting. But the weather decided to be kind, and the burgers and dogs were saved from a soggy end. Copious amounts food—no wonder we all like to run, with a feast like that!—were brought and shared and small groups gathered around ...

When the Boston Marathon is run for the 127th time on April 17, 29 Twin City Track Club members will be among the 30,000 runners hitting those hallowed streets.The iconic race is sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association, which was established in 1887 with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running.Notable among the runners this year ...

Twin City Track Club aspires to build a healthy and socially connected community through running events, activities, support and information. Here is a look at what you helped TCTC accomplish this year:Total number of members: 709Number of new members enrolled: 240Strava Club members: 212Number of Facebook Group followers: 1,662Number of Instagram followers: 768Number of in-person races hosted by TCTC: 13Races timed by TCTC: 24 (Our timing crew is ...

The 2023 Twin City Track Club Winter Seminar coincides with the Frosty Fifty race weekend. And this year, we are honored to welcome Olympian and Boston Marathon winner Des Linden.A bit about DesCalifornia native Desiree Linden started making her impression on the running world as a high school freshman, running a sub-5-minute mile. She attended Arizona State University, where she was ...