running

Heat doesn’t slow down runners in 5K

Heat doesn’t slow down runners in 5K

“Hot” is how people described conditions after the Fourth of July 5K on Pensacola Beach. Dewayne Riley, from Milton, and Stephanie Rafferty, from Pensacola, set respectably course records – as this was the first use of this route. Riley crossed the line in 17 minutes,29 seconds – besting the field by more than a minute. Rafferty was the first woman […]

Senior Games provide stage for elderly to stay healthy and active

Senior Games provide stage for elderly to stay healthy and active

John Hurd is 86 years old and has been running in the Senior Games in Pensacola for 25 years. When asked what he’s gained from a health standpoint by staying active, he can’t even begin to put a value on it. Read the full article in the Sept. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Faith and fitness work together in Run for God

Faith and fitness work together in Run for God

Physical fitness and God go hand in hand. The Run for God program at First Baptist Church of Navarre is embracing that concept as it takes members of the church and public through a 12-week “couch to 5K” training program with a twist. Read the full article in the July 19 issue of Navarre Press. Click […]

How do your running shoes stack up to your needs?

How do your running shoes stack up to your needs?

There are many struggles people face when it comes to getting ready to run but one of the most common is shoes. Whether it’s what type of brand, what support level, where to buy them or when to replace them, there are a lot of questions surrounding the running shoe. Read the full article in […]

Navarre Double Bridge Run Prep

Navarre Double Bridge Run Prep

With the Pensacola Double Bridge Run (DBR) just weeks away, the Pullum YMCA Running Club has been using the Navarre Causeway to their training advantage. The group runs backroads from the YMCA, located on the corner of High School Blvd. and Pawnee Dr., through the crosswalk intersection across U.S. Highway 98 and over the bridge […]

Color flies for a cause at Dead Pirate 5K

Color flies for a cause at Dead Pirate 5K

Rainbows of powder flew through the air at Navarre Beach Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Dead Pirate Color Run 5K organized by the Krewe of the Karibbean. This casual run had a turnout of all ages from 3-year-olds who rode in strollers to serious runners who wanted to stretch their legs. Roughly 60 runners signed […]

Navarre’s newest 5K to support 3 local charities

Navarre’s newest 5K to support 3 local charities

Ludgina Dieujuste is on a mission to make it possible to help yourself while helping others. Dieujuste, Navarre resident and running enthusiast, is planning a 5K called “I Embody All Things Great 5K: Moving for a Purpose.” The name is a mouthful but that might be because there is a lot to it. “We all […]

Jung eager and ready to compete on world stage

Jung eager and ready to compete on world stage

When Andreas Jung first watched an Ironman competition a few years ago he still wasn’t sure if it was something he would one day do. Sure, he had already competed in his first triathlon a year earlier but getting involved in an Ironman meant taking his training and physical and mental toughness to an entirely […]

We run Navarre

We run Navarre

As temperatures drop, Navarre runners come out of their air-conditioned fortresses and start building miles on the pavement again. Locally, there are several opportunities to join in with a group if you’re looking to get your running game going. Michael Bares Sr. runs one of those groups, Navarre Runners, which can be found on Facebook. […]

Hurd proves age is simply a number

Hurd proves age is simply a number

John Hurd is told someone called him the Usain Bolt of the Senior Games because every time he runs a race he seems to prevail much the way the famed Olympic sprinter does. Maybe the comparison does end at their love for sprinting but Hurd, who laughs at the comparison, has quite a resume, winning […]

Couch to Double Bridge Run

Couch to Double Bridge Run

Registration has begun for one of the most popular races in the country hosted in Pensacola. The 20th anniversary of the Double Bridge Run will take place Feb. 4, 2017. The race takes participants from Pensacola to the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach by way of, you guessed it, two bridges. A lot of folks begin […]