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And California Jumps out to a Convincing Lead!

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map.jpgI’ve been happily watching the new, search-able Running Blog Family directory fill up. It’s been fun to watch. Here are some fun facts.

  • So far out of the entire 1700+ member directory, 304 have submitted a new listing.
  • We’ve got 7 members from Australia.
  • 23 from Canada (Alberta and Ontario are neck n’ neck for the most out of the provinces and territories).
  • 11 from the United Kingdom. Aside: CRN has a terrific following from the U.K.
  • And we’ve even got members hailing from Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Slovakia, India, Ireland, New Zealand and the Philippines!

_440_usa_map_new-600x399.jpgOf course, the biggest part of our membership comes from the good ol’ US of A with 260 members. Here’s how the great American RBF race is shaping up:

  • We’ve got 9 from Arizona
  • 34 from California! (lots of people from San Diego!)
  • 7 from Connecticut (home of the famous Running Chick with the Orange Hat)
  • 9 from Florida
  • 6 from Georgia
  • 15 from Illinois (the Oprah influence?)
  • 6 from Indiana
  • 9 from Michigan
  • 11 from Minnesota
  • 23 from New York (they won the Superbowl, but are behind California in this race!)
  • 12 from Ohio
  • 17 from Texas
  • 9 from Washington
  • And a scattering from most of the remaining 50 states!

Here are two more interesting facts: We have an almost perfect 50/50 male to female member ratio, and your top three favorite distances to race are, in this order, 1/2 marathons, marathons, and 5ks. Cool huh?

What’ll happen next week? Will California keep its lead? Will NY stage another great comeback? Will Arkansas break into the list? Will we see a new member from Japan?

Stay tuned!

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Also known as the "Running Blogfather", I'm a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin splints. Now I'm running double the mileage with no pain - and I'm getting faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.



3 Comments
  1. Nora on February 5th at 12:35 am

    Go California! Oh, oh, and the U.K.! Oh, oh and everyone else! It doesn’t matter where you’re from. I just like to cheer. Keep running! Soooooooo-per Tuesday! Wheeee!!!

  2. Jeanne on February 5th at 8:30 pm

    gee, thanks for mentioning maryland! 🙂

    50/50 male to female member ratio, eh? Hmmm. have you considered adding a dating service? I hear they really work!

    actually, those were really interesting factoids!

  3. Mom On The Run on February 6th at 2:12 pm

    Neat facts! I’ll have to work on getting more Ontario runners to join!

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