Dawn Christenson competes in her first marathon in Victoria in 2008 with running coach Mark Cryderman. After scratching that first marathon – or half-marathon, 10K or 5K – off their bucket list, the question for many runners and walkers is how to stay motivated to continue their training? For Colwood's Dawn Christenson, the answer was to pair her love of travel with her passion for running, and she committed to completing a marathon in each of Canada's 10 provinces over 10 years.
Motor vehicle enthusiasts will find stellar examples from virtually every make and vintage at Sunday's Vancouver Island Motor Gathering, returning to the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit in the Cowichan Valley. Thousands of visitors are expected between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 27, when hundreds of vehicles will vie for best-of-the-best honours, selected by judges Rudi Koniczek, Chris Yarrow and Mike Grams.
While the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon helps local charities raise much-needed funds, it also helps spark a passion for fitness. Through Lifetime Networks' ongoing participation – some years fundraising teams have had 50-plus runners and walkers – the non-profit has raised more than $100,000. But it's offered the organization much more, says Lifetime executive director Carlene Thompson.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".