Monday, December 29, 2008

Walk Magazine - Going Green in 2009!

(copied from Walk Magazine)

I've been hinting about changes coming to WALK! Magazine, but I haven't gone into much detail. Here are some of the exciting things going on.

WALK! Magazine is going green! We will begin publishing only electronically
beginning with the next issue. There are many benefits to publishing electronically.

Not only will we be saving trees, but delivery will no longer be delayed due to printers and the postal service! We have a lot of exciting ideas to take advantage of this new format and we will share those with you as they develop.

Second, WALK! will start publishing six times a year in 2009! I have wanted to take this step since our first year of publishing. To better accommodate this new bi-monthly production schedule, we are postponing the Winter issue, traditionally published in December, to January 2009 to make it the January/February issue. This change will cause a delay of only a couple of weeks, but will make the transition to a bi-monthly magazine much easier in the long run.

In this current economy, paper and postage costs are taking their toll on many
publishers -- even long-established magazines with large readerships are hurting! We had a lot of difficult decisions to make and finally decided it is better for our readers to keep publishing, even if it is strictly electronically.

I have to admit -- I'm pretty old school when it comes to publishing. I like paper --I like the feel of paper and I like the portability of taking a magazine or a book with me wherever I go.

But by going electronic, we are able to do some things we can't do otherwise -- like include links to other walking websites, build an online walking community or embed video into the magazine. Wouldn't it be great if, when Dave McGovern explains a new technique, we can see a video of him demonstrating that technique? Not all of those extras will take place immediately, but we are working on it. It will be a very exciting time for us!

For some people, going electronic will be a difficult transition. To make that transition a little easier, we are offering some great subscription deals. All current subscribers will be receiving that information soon. I sincerely hope you will give it a chance.

To see what an electronic edition is like, check out the Summer issue. Just click on the pdf cover to open it. The password is "walkingmag". (Future issues will have more features.)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Home Run 5k - Dublin, Ohio

The 2009 "HOME RUN" 5K Race will be held Saturday May 9 at 5 p.m. in Downtown Dublin. Coordinated by the Dublin Habitat for Humanity Partnership with key sponsors and specific race route soon the be announced, the run will feature a great Central Dublin course and offer participants and attendees a great run/walk and numerous activities, as well as an excellent package for all in the race.

Let's us know if you will be there.

Yes I will be there

Monday, December 15, 2008

Parents Looking for Events for your Kids?

If you are a parent and are looking for some quality events and activities for your children, look no further than KidsLinked

About Kidslinked

Our story of becoming busy parents should sound familiar to anyone who has tried to balance the demands of work, home and parenting. As a database developer, amateur tri-athlete, creator of online training plans for self-coached athletes and all around entrepreneur, founder, Greg Yoakam, saw the need to develop a company that provided parents with family management tools at their fingertips. This realization led to the creation of – a one-of-a-kind resource for parents and child-care givers to discover safe and fun learning opportunities for their children.

We invite you to explore and enjoy the many activities it provides and the time and energy it saves. connects kids to fun and learning while creating a lifetime of memories.

New Running Event Company Forms in Columbus

A new running event company has formed in Columbus Ohio. Second Sole Racing was found by Brian Ditty who has numerous years of event experience in Columbus having been an owner of Premier Races also located here in Columbus.

There have a few signature events such as Capital City Half Marathon and Columbus Marathon.

Checkout their site: Second Sole Racing

Watch the Dream Video & Help a Great Cause!

To celebrate the launch of the video—and encourage you to share it with friends—Brooks will donate five cents for every view of the video between November 13, 2008, and December 21, 2008. We'll be counting views at the official viewing sites: and Once the views have been tallied, Brooks will donate up to a maximum of $25,000 to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, earmarked for the support of breast cancer research.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Flying Feather Four Miler - Thanksgiving Day 2008

After some concern, the Flying Feather Four Miler was held in Dublin Ohio on Thanksgiving Day.

This years race drew almost 2,000 runners and walkers. The overall winner was Austin Schmidt of Columbus who won in 21 minutes and 7 seconds. The first female runner was Krista Seibert of Powell win in a very fast 25 minutes 3 seconds.

If you want to see the other race results and photos here is the link FLYING FEATHER FOUR MILER