The Rundown: a runners’ carnival

A carnival of the runners, The Rundown is a weekly roundup of the best running-related blog posts. It’s here to interest, amuse, and hopefully inspire runners and non-runners alike who don’t have time to read 230+ running blogs each week.

This week’s carnival (week 24- Oct 18) is available here.

The carnival has its own domain name:, which will bring you to this page.

The carnival depends on YOU, its readers, for submissions. Email nominations to running /at/ Any running-related posts with their own permalink are fine.

The weekly deadline is 10 p.m. EST Monday night, to allow for the inclusion of weekend race reports. The Carnival should appear the next day.

Where the carnival has been:
Week 1 (May 3): Blog: Derek Rose
Week 2 (May 10) 26.2 miles vs. Naomi
Week 3 (May 17) Run to Live – Live to Run
Week 4 (May 24) The Longest Mile
Week 5 (May 31) Running Chick with the Orange Hat
Week 6 (June 7) Seebo’s Run
Week 7 (June 14) Richard Stanford
Week 8 (June 21) – Running From My House
Week 9 (June 28) – skipped
Week 10 (July 5) – boingoblog
Week 11 (July 12) – A Passion for Running
Week 12 (July 19) – Dawn on the Run
Week 13 (July 26) – Uptown Girl
Week 14 (Aug. 2) – I Run Seattle
Week 15 (Aug. 9) – My Marathon
Week 16 (Aug. 16) – 26.2 Miles vs. Noami
Week 17 (Aug. 23) – Live to Run – Run to Live
Week 18 (Aug. 30) – Running from My House
Week 19 (Sept. 6) – Training for My First Marathon
Week 20 (Sept. 13) – New York City Triathlete (Beast)
Week 21 (Sept. 20) – Running into a brick wall
Week 22 (Sept. 27) – All American or Bust
Week 23 (Oct. 5) – The Running Guy
Week 24 (Oct. 11) – Blog: Derek Rose

Where the carnival is: Personal Best

Are you interested in hosting a week? The carnival moves from host to host each week. Each week’s host is responsible for writing the roundup and hosting it on their blog. Email me at running /at/ to volunteer.


What posts are you looking for?
Anything to do with the sport of running.

Will my submission be included in the roundup?
That’s up to the weekly guest host, but at this time we anticipate all nominations to do with running will be included.

If I submit a link, do I have to include a link back to the Carnival?
We’d appreciate it.

Can I nominate a friend’s blog-post, or a great post on a site I read?
Sure. Just remember to submit individual blog-posts, not entire blogs. We encourage blog authors to nominate their own work, but sometimes they’re too modest, so go ahead — do it for them!

Will I get a ton of traffic from being linked to/hosting The Rundown?
Probably not at the moment — we’re still a fledgling effort! But you can help by promoting the Carnival! Link to this page (use or where the roundup is each week.

I host a website about running. Can you include it in The Rundown?
We’re only including blogs-posts that have permalinks, sorry. But we’re willing to exchange links with running-related sites — you link to us, in exchange for a mention here.

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