Today, you should… shake it out for Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon at Runners High

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

So the big day is almost upon you; if you’re into that kind of thing.

You’ll be running in the Long Beach Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 13, and, if you’ve been smart, you’ve been training for quite a while and have been gradually tapering down your workout distances.

Our Jason Ruiz? Not smart.

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Now, is the time to revel in what you’ve accomplished with all the folks who are about to become your new best buddies, at least for 13 or 26 miles.

So, today, head to Runners High where, starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be an easy, three-mile Shakeout Run, followed by a raffle from Runners High and partnering sponsors that will include cool prizes such as two airfare tickets provided by JetBlue, tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific and swag, swag, swag!

Another great thing: You said you were going to do this, and you’re doing it!

Giving us a moment’s pause: Stop bragging!

Runners High is located at 4101 McGowen St., #145. Participation is free but you’ll need to RSVP which you can do by clicking here.

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Steve Lowery began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he planned to spend his entire career. God, as usual, laughed at his plans and he has since written for the short-lived sports publication The National, the L.A. Daily News, the Press-Telegram, New Times LA, the District and the OC Weekly. He is the Arts & Culture Editor for the Post, overseeing the Hi-lo.
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