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Happy National Running Day!

June 1 is the inaugural National Running Day, designed to encourage non-runners to try the sport and to cheer on those out there already pounding the pavement. To participate, simply head out for a run, and take a friend with you. Or visit your local running store—some are hosting events throughout the day. Visit […]


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The Team

Dawna Stone Dawna is the founder, president and publisher of Women’s Running magazine. An Ironman finisher, she enjoys all sports but says her favorite is running after her 1-year-old Kaelie. Dawna frequently travels to speak to men and women across the nation about health and well-being. Dawna had an interesting career before founding Women’s Running. […]

Girls on the Run

This weekend, I did something I've never done before: I waved pompoms and cheered my heart out. As a volunteer at the annual Girls on the Run Lollipop Run in San Francisco's Golden Gate park, I was assigned to be part of the "cheer team" and posted near the finish line of the 1 mile […]

Testing for the “Sports Gene”

Want to find out which sport your child may be best at in the future? According to this New York Times article, if you visit Atlas Sports Genetics in Boulder, Colo., you can. For a fee of $149, the lab collects DNA from your child via a cheek swab and then analyzes the gene ACTN3, […]

It’s Not Much of a Stretch

Next time you are chasing a PR at a race, you might consider skipping the popular standing quadriceps stretch. In a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, researchers found that static stretches like these actually decreased leg power. So instead of holding your usual stretches for 30 seconds, opt for more […]

Run club thank you

Thank you for joining the Brooks Women’s Running Run Club and subscribing to Women’s Running magazine.  If you have any questions about your membership, please contact us at  For your reference, your credit card has been charged this amount: One-year Run Club membership      49.95 Shipping & Handling                        4.75 TOTAL CHARGED         […]

Dirty Water

After a run, there’s nothing like that first sip of water for refreshment without the guilt. But an Environmental Working Group report states that 10 major brands of bottled water tested positive for pollutants ranging from chlorine and fertilizer residue to caffeine and arsenic. The levels found were as high as those found in tap […]

Flip-Flops Fall Flat

Another reason to pack up your flip-flops for the season? A study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association tested plantar pressure—which can lead to the painful plantar fasciitis—for women wearing athletic shoes, flip-flops and in bare feet. The flip-flops were only slightly better at protecting feet from plantar pressure than going shoeless, […]