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Casual Runner 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

Casual Runner 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

Happy Anniversary Casual Runners!!  Believe it or not, it was a full 3 years ago today that Casual Runner launched and ran its First Mile.  Team Casual Runner simply cannot get over how far we have come in the last 3 years and how many miles we’ve run in that time. But, most humbling, we cannot fathom just how large the Casual Runner community has grown in such a short time. To be honest, when we launched this site, we had no idea how many people would log on and read what a bunch of Casual Running Adventurers had to say. Needless to say, when we have seen the continued growth in our readership year after year, we are truly humbled and honored that so many of your log on and share your own adventures.

As we have said before, if you keep reading, we will keep writing. And of course, together, we we all keep running!

We would be remiss if we did not give a special mention to the many great friends we met and wonderful relationships that we formed as a direct result of Casual Runner and the growing community that it spawned. We are so happy to have you all be a part of our lives and our adventures.

As you may have noticed the Team took a little hiatus to kick off the summer. As with all things, we just needed a little rest. But, be assured, we took this time to regroup and refocus our own Casual Running and Adventure dreams, goals, and determination, and you our readers will benefit from it as we have tons of new comment coming your way.

So we thank you for being with us on this Casual Running Journey for the past 3 years, and we look forward to many, many more great Casual Adventures to come!

Now, as we like to do, lets celebrate our history together by looking back at the most-popular articles in Casual Runner’s 3 years, as selected by our readers. Did your favorite make the list? Let us know!

9. runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Preview

Casual Runners are always keenly interested in this event. Many of us our dissapointed that it is no longer a nighttime race, but the appeal of running in Walt Disney World during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is always appetizing!

8. runDisney Tinkerbell Half Marathon & Pixie Dust Challenge Preview

Casual Runners are definitely bi-coastal! Our readers love running whereever great races take place, and Disneyland certainly does offer some appealing race opportunities.

7. 2015 runDisney Tinkerbell Half Marathon Race Review

We cannot tell if the appeal of Jennifer’s race review are her exciting retelling of the race day experience, or hers and Jake’s amazing running costumes. Lets just assume its both!

6. Changes to the runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Events

Any time race directors tinker with a popular race, Casual Runners are going to pay attention. When race directors completely change the DNA of an event, well, lets just say that it is going to draw a lot of attention and responses. This is precisely what happened when runDisney changed the WIne & Dine Half Marathon from a nighttime to morning race.

5. Run & Ride Race Series Discounts

We were fortunate to discover the Run & Ride Race Series and their amazing offering of races around the country. To thank Casual Runners for their enthusiastic support, Run & Ride extended our readers a discount offer for their 2016 races. The response was so big, that they offered another discount opportunity for their 2017 race season. If you have not yet signed up for one of these races yet, don’t worry, there are still plenty of opportunities in 2017 to save while running and riding!

4. Tips for Surviving a runDisney Race Expo

Before you can toe the line at a race, you have to survive the race expo. Many Casual Runners fine runDisney race expos to be a bit overwhelming, so we brought you our Top 10 Tips for Surviving a runDisney Race Expo.  Seeing as many of you have run many magical miles, we will assume that our tips work!

3. Top 10 Tips to Know Before You runDisney

Speaking of running a successful race, our readers love our Top 10 Tips to Know Before You runDisney.

2. Body Glide Product Review: Stop the Chafe!

Nothing will ruin a Casual Running experience faster than the dreaded chafe. We are always looking for products and gear that will increase the enjoyment of the running experience, and Body Glide has proven to be a popular way to Stop the Chafe.

1. runDisney Princess Half Marathon & Glass Slipper Challenge Weekend Preview

When Candace first threw out the idea of putting together detailed tips and recommendations for major race weekends, our readers responded in a big way, so big that they made the very first article in this series our most popular article of all time. She soon expanded this to other race weekends and, as you can see, our readers continue to find this to be an excellent resource to help them succeed in their running and racing adventures.

Again, we cannot thank you, our readers, enough for your amazing support during these past 3 years. It is incredible having you all along on this Casual Running Adventure with us. To celebrate, lets all go out and log some miles, and have some fun while doing it.

Time Capsule: Check out some of our past anniversary articles!

Casual Runner’s Second Anniversary Top 10 Celebration
Casual Runner’s Second Anniversary Top 10 Celebration
Get to Know Team Casual Runner


Enjoy the freedom of going wherever your feet, imagination, & determination take you!

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Enjoy the freedom of going wherever your feet, imagination, & determination take you!