Ahh, the Vernal Equinox is Here… Thursday Trivia Challenge

Maybe you felt it… the sky was a bit brighter, the air a little fresher, and even New Yorkers seemed to be in a better mood. That’s because at 12:57pm today, spring began.

It’s been a long winter and we can’t wait to see the buds blooming on the trees and fragrant flowers all around Central Park. Ahh, there’s nothing better than springtime in the City. ¬†(Not to ruin the positive spring vibe, but they are talking about another cold event next week… but we digress.)

It’s time to return to your regular fitness regimen. Time to re-engage. Time to take on new challenges. Time to train.


We’re here to help. Starting next week we start the next cycle of our “Run This Town” Training Groups — both the Couch to 5K and Half Marathon sessions will begin anew as we begin spring.

Let’s take a moment to salute our recent Half Marathon¬†“graduates” who ran last Sunday in the NYC Half Marathon… congratulations to Gisela Bravo, Maggie Farrell, Jeneane Kee, Josephine Reyes, Dail St. Clair and Orit Wolkin… Way to go everyone!

Jeneane Kee shows off her NYC Half medal with Coach Steph

Jeneane Kee shows off her NYC Half medal with Coach Steph


“Run This Town” Registration

  • The Couch to 5K group meets each Wednesday night at 6:30pm and Saturday mornings at 9:30am. The cost is only $50 and you can register here.
  • The Half Marathon group will meet on Thursday nights at 6:30pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am. The cost is only $100 and you can register here.

Now, time for our Thursday Trivia Challenge. Last week we delved into the world of geography and we only had a few correct responses. Kudos to Hector Espinal who knew the four states with capitals named after Presidents — Jackson (MS), Jefferson City (MO), Lincoln (NB) and Madison, (WI).¬† Hector, come on in and claim your prize, a New York Running Company t-shirt. Here’s this week’s question, from the world of television. Fifty years ago this month was the debut of one of the most popular and enduring quiz shows ever, “Jeopardy.” Who was the first host of “Jeopardy?” Send your answer to newyork@run.com (put “Trivia” in the subject) and we’ll select one winner at random from all the correct responses.


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