I'm not sure if this is as true in running circles, but in cycling women sometimes aren't so crazy about riding with guys. "Too much testosterone," they say, meaning a ride intended as a nice tempo ride can blow up in seconds with a flash of unbridled manliness. Thus, a growing number of female-only cycling events.
Female runners sharing such an outlook with their cycling sisters will be interested, then, in the More/Fitness Marathon + Half-Marathon scheduled for April 26 in New York City. It's the sixth running of the race, which is expected to attract 10,000 runners — all women. In fact, this race goes one further. For older female distance runners who aren't crazy about running with younger runners, the full marathon — all 26.2 miles — is further restricted to women 40 and older (a category that likely will include the fastest marathoners).