101 tips to hike (like a pro) with your kids

101 tips to hike (like a pro) with your kids

  You used to love getting out onto the trail, letting the sun warm your skin, and exploring nature. Then you had kids… Now you’re unsure how to still have fun in the sun with Jr. in tow. Don’t be afraid, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to hiking with your tot designed to help you feel confident on your next kid-friendly adventure. This is not your typical “how-to” guide for hiking. There’s no briefing on the 1[…]


America’s 15 most livable hiking towns

America’s 15 most livable hiking towns

  If hiking is your true passion, look no further. We’ve scoured the web and created the ultimate list of places to live for the true trail addict. Why wait until you retire to do the things you love? Move to a town that embodies the hiking culture you dream about and never look back. Finding the best towns in America for the hiking die hard was not an easy task. We compiled a list of hundreds of communities previously highlighted throughout top publicatio[…]


Most World Cup talent are born in France (data analysis)

Most World Cup talent are born in France (data analysis)

We set out to find the city with the most football stardust in their water. The short answer, it's the one on the river Seine. However, we stumbled on some intruiging results on a national level as well. In the last two decades France have graced the football masses with more talent at the World Cup than any other country. We are not even counting the 1998 triumph on home soil.      52 representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup were born in France Th[…]


Fun in the mud - trends in obstacle course racing

Fun in the mud - trends in obstacle course racing

In this article, we explore the development of obstacle course racing (OCR) in the last 8 years. For this reason, we have analyzed 3,698,112 results from 1,825 events held in the USA between 2010 and 2017.     Key Result The following graphs show that obstacle course racing has become increasingly more popular over the last 8 years. Attracting ever more participants. The data also shows, that in 2015 a saturation of the market occurs. And since then the n[…]


The complete science-backed guide to lifting shoes: barefoot and beyond

The complete science-backed guide to lifting shoes: barefoot and beyond

    Why do we wear shoes? I mean, it isn’t like cavemen used to camp outside for 2-3 days to cop the freshest pair of shoes from the Air Jordan Hunter Gatherer collection. Yet, they seemed to have done alright fighting to survive day in and day out. Nowadays everyone always has a pair of shoes on unless they are swimming or showering. Hell, I have never even seen my own dad’s feet (true story). But why is that? Do shoes improve our physical cap[…]


Why you are 12% more likely to run a marathon at a milestone age?

Why you are 12% more likely to run a marathon at a milestone age?

In this article, we focused on the age distribution of marathon finishers. And we were looking for the patterns in the participants' age.   For this research, we have analyzed 2,340,118 results of marathon finishers from 148 races.  Also, we interviewed 7 experts and asked for their observations and explanation of the visible trends.     Feel free to use any material from this page, as long as you refer to this original source.[…]


The Dog Race Database: Fido, Fitness and Fun

The Dog Race Database: Fido, Fitness and Fun

Eager to lace up your shoes and hit the trails with a furry friend? Look no further. Click the Dog Race Finder below to search the largest, most comprehensive database and find a dog-friendly walk or run near you! [dog_races] *If you would like to add a dog-friendly walk/run to the database, or would like any changes/updates made to your event, email Bethany at lavins.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu.   Dog Friendly Events Reshaping America: The Research Did you see[…]


Aussies have never been slower

Aussies have never been slower

For this study, we analyzed all available marathon results from all marathons conducted in Australia from the year 2000 to 2016. Our database consists of 183,061 results from 154 different races. And the conclusion is clear - Australians are getting slower.  In this study, we analyze how Australian finish times are changing. Also, we examine the influence of some health parameters on their overall performance.  Feel free to use any material of this page as lo[…]


Runner's Sex Guide

Runner's Sex Guide

Aerobic exercise is meant to work best for weight loss. Many would say that running is best for the purpose, and this opinion is well-grounded. However, we need to admit: there may be another way to get fit, equally as effective and joyful. It’s called sex. Sex can increase running stamina and effectively improve your running routine, if not make you happier and healthier on daily basis. We gathered the proof that sex is the “night shifter” of runnin[…]


How do you measure up? The runners percentile calculator

How do you measure up? The runners percentile calculator

Compare your running time to the time of your fellow runners. Results are based on 35 million results collected in the last 20 years from more than 28,000 races.    [marketing_calculator] Using this calculator you can see how many people, in general, are slower than you at the distance you are competing at. Also, you can compare yourself to the people of your gender and age group.  For a detailed analysis of American runners, check this state compariso[…]