Athletes Prepare for Half Marathon on the Beach
The annual Cape Cod Outer Beach
Run, Relay, and Walk is this Sunday [LATE] By Emma Madgic, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
WELLFLEET — The Cape Cod Outer Beach Half Marathon, scheduled for this Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7 a.m., is not for the faint of heart.
It’s 13.1 miles on sand, starting at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet and finishing at Head of the Meadow in Truro. Unlike a typical half marathon — where one’s feet slap against pavement, providing a firm surface for propelling oneself forward — in this race your feet sink deep into soft sand with every stride, making it nearly impossible to run.
Why subject oneself to such a torturous activity in the wee hours of a Sunday morning when one could be snuggling in bed?
Organizers and participants swear the experience is like nothing else.
Competitors both young and elderly running in a tortilla-carrying race that's a nearly 30-year tradition in Tehuacán, Puebla Halted by COVID, annual tortilla race resumes in Tehuacán, Pueblo By Mexico News Daily
Many competitors are tortilla sellers well accustomed to the hefty masa burden required to participate
A much-awaited tortilla race returned to a Puebla city on Sunday with runners raring to go after two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 300 indigenous women of all ages from Santa María Coapan convened at the municipal palace in nearby Tehuacán at 9 a.m. with stacks of tortillas at the ready for the 28th edition of the famous race.
Adorned with aprons, traditional embroidered blouses, leather huarache sandals and woven baskets full of corn tortillas, the runners lined up to tackle the...