Runners adjusting to increased security as Boston Marathon nears

Anyone who has competed in a road race knows that extra police and security are as much a part of the event as water stops and cheering spectators.

Boater dies on creek in Crownsville

A Severna Park man died from an apparent heart attack while boating on an Anne Arundel County creek, Maryland Natural Resources Police said Saturday.

Thousands pelted with color at 5K run

Billy Howarth filled a plastic bottle with bright blue cornstarch and patiently waited for the first of the Color Run participants to pass through the blue zone.

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Fish and the thermocline

Charm City Run hosting fundraising 'Boston Strong Run' on Saturday

A local chain of running stores plans to host free, fundraising runs on Saturday to raise money for a pair of charities that benefit victims of last year's Boston Marathon bombing.

Boston Marathon race director says all is ready for Monday

BOSTON — During the early afternoon of April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray sent a text to Boston Athletic Association executive director Tom Grilk: "Everything's great. What do you think?"

Inaugural 5K seeks to boost limb loss awareness

Laurel resident Lisa Willis is looking forward to wearing a royal blue and lime green ribbon to brighten the spring landscape during the Limb Loss 5K Community Walk/Roll at Granville Gude Park on Saturday.

Maryland Zoo aids in snowy owl rehab

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had been tracking the migration of North American snowy owls to evaluate their health when one was found injured in Maryland last month.

Bel Air celebrates 'liberating' kite flying at annual festival

Hundreds of people came out Saturday for what one visitor called "good old-fashioned family fun" during the ninth annual Kite Day Festival in Bel Air's Rockfield Park.

Police search for leads in kayaker shooting

Maryland Natural Resources Police continue to investigate the case of a man who was shot while kayaking Saturday night and then paddled himself to shore, where he was found the next morning.