Racewalk.com is the single best source to learn how to race walk on the Internet with over 6,000 images and 2,000 pages of free information. Created in 1995 by Jeff Salvage and joined in 2008 by two-time Olympian Tim Seaman, we are a continual source of educational material, race results, and photographs. We've recently redesigned our site to make it more mobile friendly. Please note all the pages have changed, so if you've linked to specific pages in the past you'll have to relink them. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Visit our Race Walking Shop

When Racewalk.com launched back in the early days of the internet, it was also the early days of race walking products. Few books were in print and virtually no video resources were available to help learn race walking. Over the past 20 years, we've helped fill the void. Please visit our complete race walking shop which is of course the place to get the best books, and DVDs about race walking. Whether you are competitive or just a recreational walker looking to maximize your workout, racewalk.com and its products are perfect for you.

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Attend a Race Walking Clinic

While you can learn to race walk from books, videos and on-line articles, the single best way to develop legal, efficient and most importantly safe technique is to attend a Salvage and Seaman Race Walk Clinic of Excellence. Regardless if you are just starting an exercise program or if you are training to compete our clinics have helped walkers of all levels learn to maximize their potential. Check out our Race Walk Clinic of Excellence schedule and learn how to walk with a weekend walking clinic hosted by Tim Seaman and Jeff Salvage. You can also visit our sister site, www.racewalkclinic.com

Upcoming Clinics

Sept 17th and 18th - Boston, MA

Jan. 14th - 16th - Jackson, Mississippi (Application Coming Soon)

February - San Diego, Ca

May - PA

Why Race Walk

Race walking is a very under-respected and misunderstood sport. It provides unparalleled benefits, without the major issues associated with fad diets, whimsical workout trends, or other traditional exercise programs. Race walking provides amazing cardiovascular benefits, is a weight-bearing exercise, with a greatly reduced incidence of injury. To get started all you need is a pair of walking shoes and a will to improve your fitness level. Learn more about the amazing benefits race walking can bring to your life for life!

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Your First Steps

Although race walking provides a wealth of advantages to running, cycling or pedestrian walking, it does require learning the proper technique to master it's form. This requires not only learning the basic movements, but also learning to perform the proper warm-up drill and cool-down stretches to enhance your stride. Learn from our step-by-step instructions and shave minutes per mile off your walking pace!

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Latest News

Racewalk.com keeps you up to date with the latest stories and announcements in the race walking worlds.

2017 IAAF World Championships London

2017 IAAF World Championships

Racewalk.com is pleased to announce we will be at in London covering the IAAF World Championships. Please check out our coverage.

2017 USATF 50km Race WalkingNationals, Santee, CA

Racewalk.com was unable to attentd the 2017 50km Race Walking Nationals, but Calvin Lau was kind enough to take photos, report on the race and help format them for display here. Please check out his photo story.

2016 Olympic Race Walks from Rio, Brazil

It’s that time again. The once every four years people care about sports that aren’t usually on the viewing radar. No sport exemplifies that sentiment as much as race walking. RaceWalk.com will be down in Rio and covering the three race walks: Men’s 20km and 50km and the Women’s 20km. Check out our coverage of the race walks.

2016 Penn Relays - Photo Story

The 2016 Penn Relays was a bittersweet moment for my involvement with the Penn Relays. I first competed 30 years ago as a freshman at Drexel University. In 1991 I took over as the coordinator for the race walks. The events have gone through a series of changes and certainly many challenges, however year after year the women's field has grown stronger and stronger. This is particularly true for the junior and high school events. They have always been my focus and I am pleased to say the women responded with amazing quality. Unfortunately, while we have a few high quality men in the 10km, the depth hasn't been there since the loss of the NY high school race walking program.

This year is notable, because I passed the baton to Solomiya Logan. For the past two years she learned all the nuances of putting on the race walks at the relays and this year she took over completely. She did a marvelous job and handled many unique challenges that we faced. As the years go forward, please offer her your patience and appreciation as it's our volunteers that keep the sport alive. I am very happy to see Solomiya carry on a tradition that I may have been the spokesperson for, but really represented a lot of hard work by my local walkers as well as the parents who volunteered to help over the year. Many of the dedicated judges are continuing and without their hard work and skill we couldn't have events of this quality. Thanks to all of you for giving me such great memories. Don't worry however, I'll be back as media and taking more photos and videos than ever. Enjoy!

Click here to read photostory of the men's 10km and women's 5 Km race .

2016 50km Olympic Trials - Photo Story

Hot weather has been the order of the day for endurance events in California during the past year. Leading up to this event, there had been a brief cooling trend, but the weather gods decided otherwise. The Marathon Olympic Team Trials in Los Angeles occurred the previous weekend with temperatures reaching the mid 70s by noon. This event's forecast was for cool overnight lows in the mid 40s with daytime highs into the high 70s. The day looked to be sunny with mild winds. And sure enough, it was in the mid 40s at the 7:20 a.m. start with temps into the 70s by late morning into the afternoon.

Click here to read Calvin Lau's photostory of the men's 50km race and click here for the other races held the same day.

2015 50km USATF Nationals - Photo Story

Santee once again is the location for the USATF 50K Nationals for race walking. The 2015 event also included additional shorter distances of 5K, 10K, and 20K. With the 50K Olympic Trials for race walking coming up on February 21, 2016 on this same course, this could be a preview of who could or will make the 2016 Olympic team in three race walk events: 50K Men and 20K Men/Women.

Click here to read Calvin Lau's photostory.

May 20th 2015 - New Product Review

I rarely get to do new product reviews, mostly due to time. However, when I had the opportunity to test off the shelf orthotics, I couldn't resist. Click here to read more.

May 20th, 2015 - New Race Walking Clinic Announced

Attend the last Race Walking Clinic of Excellence for 2015. Come our DC / Virginia Clinic September 26th and 27th for a great introduction to race walking or a fine tuning of your skills.

April 12th, 2015 - USATF 20km Pan Am Cup Trials Photo Story

Once again Ron Salvio invited America's best race walkers to the heart of the Pine Barrens in Whiting, New Jersey. The stakes were high. For the open men and women, the top five American finishers would win a berth on the USA Pan America Cup Race Walking team scheduled to compete in Arica, Chile May 9th – May 11th. In addition, the top three junior men and women would also win berths. All berths are subject to minimum time standards.

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April 25th, 2015 - Penn Relays Race Walking Photo Story

The 121st Penn Relays had picture perfect weather for the men's 10km and women's 5km race walks.

December 26th, 2014 - USATF 50K Nationals Photo Story

While Jeff Salvage was unable to cover this year's 50km USATF nationals, thanks to race walking enthusiast Calvin Lau, we've got excellent coverage of the exciting event.

With equal purses for the men and women, we had the most competitive women's 50km walk ever!

Coming soon. We still have to convert it to the new site!

August 27th, 2014 - Great thesis on Race Walking

Brian Hanley's thesis is a comprehensive analysis of key electromechanical variables in race walking through the analysis of elite athletes in both competitive and laboratory settings. Video data from two 3CCD camcorders of athletes competing over 10 km (juniors only), 20 km, and 50 km were collected at three international competitions. For the 20 km and 50 km events, multiple recordings were made to identify if kinematic changes occurred. Although race walking provides a wealth of advantages to running, cycling or

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April 26th, 2014 - Penn Relays, Men's 10km

The 2014 Men's Penn Relays race walk was shaping up to be one of the deepest fields in a long time, but unfortunately we had four scratches at the last minute. With heavy downpours the night before, we lucked out and had picture perfect weather for the start of the race. Sunny, cool, and with little wind, the small field hit the track hard. With three men under 45:00, the race was a success.

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April 26th, 2014 - Penn Relays, Women's 10km

The 2014 Women's Penn Relays race walk was an historic event. While we always favored junior/high school walkers over open and masters athletes, there was never a year so youth centric as 2014. With a limit of 25 athletes on the track, there were only 2 open athletes and one very prestigious masters athlete. The other 22 qualifying athletes were all junior and high school walkers. When I took the Penn Relays over 24 years ago, the time standard for the junior/high school women was 32:00. This year it was 28:00.

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March 30th, 2014 - US World Cup Trails

The weather couldn't have been less pleasant. OK, a bit of an exaggeration, but it was not a bright sunny day for sure. Ron Salvio could not have been more prepared for the weather and a top notch trials race. Organization was impeccable, the course looked great, and every issue seemed to have been prethoughout. It was also a great day for USA race walking. Admittedly, I wasn't too motivated to roll out of bed for a cold (45 degrees) rainy March march.

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Visit other sites created by Jeff Salvage

Experience the world through the eyes of a bride; Jeff Salvage’s bride Jennifer to be exact. By the end of 2014, almost seven years since marrying Jeff on Easter Island, Jennifer Salvage and her wedding dress will have traveled more than 200,000 miles. Not satisfied with a few exotic wedding photos, a use-it-up wedding dress project was born. Jennifer is constantly challenging the durability of her wedding dress as well as her own physical and mental limits as husband Jeff and she devise continuously bolder photo shoots. View their results at www.onedressonewoman.com.

RacewalkClinic.com is the home of Jeff Salvage and Tim Seaman's Clinics of Excellence. Whether you attend A Clinic of Excellence or purchase the book Race Walk Clinic - in a Book you will learn how to improve your race walking technique. Are you ready to be excellent?

Imagine forging your way through fog-laden forests in the high Andes, camping along 600 year-old Inca trails, climbing 13,000-foot passes, and braving rain storms as your trail turns to slippery mud. After four days, you wake up in the early morning and walk two miles in the darkness to an overlook awaiting the sunrise. Within minutes the clouds lift and rays of golden light begin to uncover one of the planet’s most majestic ruins. Machu Picchu’s stone secrets are slowly revealed in the breaking dawn. This is just one of the many adventures you can experience by visiting www.greattreks.com

is still under construction. This website is dedicated to all aspects of walking. Discover what we have, that is that walking is the key to a healthy, fun and enjoyable life. The benefits of walking as a primary form of exercise are countless. Walking is easy to start, inexpensive, and has major health benefits. Whether you choose to walk as a means of transportation, for general wellness, fitness, athletic challenge or to get away from internal combustion, the concepts are similar. Walking with proper technique leads to very few injuries and a lifetime of reward. Over the next few months we will assemble WalkingResource.com with information from our many projects and websites related to walking.