2019 Running Travels: Thanks to MATPRA, I got to explore more of Va.’s Richmond Region

This September marked my fourth MATPRA Media Marketplace, and it’s an event I always enjoy. It’s an annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance, and representatives of destination marketing organizations get to interact with travel writers. Since I am a marketing and public relations manager with Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, I … More 2019 Running Travels: Thanks to MATPRA, I got to explore more of Va.’s Richmond Region

2019 Running Travels: Stop off the highway at the Red Run Stream Valley Trail

I was determined to run somewhere new the weekend of Sept. 14-15. I was originally planning to make the trip to see my family starting on Friday so that I could run somewhere new Saturday morning. That didn’t work out, and then I also didn’t get up early enough to run anywhere new on Saturday. … More 2019 Running Travels: Stop off the highway at the Red Run Stream Valley Trail

2019 Running Travels: Exploring New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on the run

Some people may think it’s tough to fit running into a vacation, but since I love running in new places and I had more free time in each day than I usually do, I was able to fit in a run every day during my recent trip to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In fact, this … More 2019 Running Travels: Exploring New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on the run

2019 Running Travels: One run, two states, three trails in Morrisville, Pa., and Trenton, N.J.

About a month after crossing the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on foot for the first time, I crossed it again on foot during a run in a different part of the two states. I traveled to Pennsylvania and New Jersey from July 20-21 to meet up with some BibRave Pros and cheer … More 2019 Running Travels: One run, two states, three trails in Morrisville, Pa., and Trenton, N.J.

2019 Running Travels: The trails of Tuckahoe State Park really are a treasure

The trails of Tuckahoe State Park seem to have it all — single track trails, a wider stretch of trail, hills and a water crossing. I went to the Tuckahoe State Park trails for the first time on Saturday, July 13, for a Tuckahoe 25K training run. This new race, set for Nov. 2, sold … More 2019 Running Travels: The trails of Tuckahoe State Park really are a treasure

2019 Running Travels: I ran from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge

While at a social event during the Public Relations Society of America Travel & Tourism Conference in Philadelphia, we could see the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and the topic came up of running across it. Once the topic had been raised, I decided to do that the next morning. The bridge has a pedestrian walkway, which … More 2019 Running Travels: I ran from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge

PRSA set the conference bar high by including a group run through Philadelphia

I learned about the Public Relations Society of America Travel and Tourism Conference through a Facebook group for another organization I’m part of — the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance. I clicked on the link and looked through the schedule. The sessions, of course, sounded interesting, but there was something else that caught my eye, … More PRSA set the conference bar high by including a group run through Philadelphia

2019 Running Travels: Philadelphia’s John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is beautiful

I’ve been wanting to run at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum for years, and I finally made that happen this month. Years ago, I saw the area featured in Runner’s World. There have been many beautiful spots highlighted as part of the Rave Run feature, but usually, they were far away. This … More 2019 Running Travels: Philadelphia’s John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is beautiful

2019 Running Travels: A Powellville run for a fallen hero

With the end of the month approaching, I needed somewhere new-to-me, yet close, to run in May. I’d considered checking out a new-to-me trail with a group, but I decided to stay close to home because I painted the living room last weekend and wanted to finish that project. I decided on Powellville, where I … More 2019 Running Travels: A Powellville run for a fallen hero

2019 Running Travels: Exploring the Chapel Branch Nature Trail in Seaford

I set a goal to run in a new-to-me location each month during 2019, and by March 30, I still hadn’t run in a totally new location in March. I did run on a new-to-me part of the NCR Trail when I ran the entire trail, which I do think counts. However, I didn’t go … More 2019 Running Travels: Exploring the Chapel Branch Nature Trail in Seaford