INDIANAPOLIS -- Track and field fans have the opportunity to help select USATF’s 2016 Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee winners and the 2016 USATF Youth Athlete of the Year through online voting.
Fans can visit USATF Zone to vote for the Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Female Athlete of the Year and the USATF Youth Athlete of the Year. Sign up for USATF Zone now to vote, earn wings for the Reward Store and engage with track & field fans around the globe. Fan voting concludes on Friday, October 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET. This year’s awards will be presented December 3 at the Jesse Owens Awards Ceremony, held in conjunction with USATF’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
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New event to occur during tenth anniversary of Historic Half in Fredericksburg, VA
QUANTICO, VA – The Marine Corps Historic Half will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Sunday, May 21 in Fredericksburg, VA by introducing an entirely new challenge – the Devil Dog Double.
Runners participating in the Devil Dog Double will run the Semper Five and after completing that five-mile event, will run another 13.1 miles to complete the Marine Corps Historic Half, making it the Devil Dog Double.
Online registration for the Devil Dog Double, including both events, opens Wednesday, Oct. 19, just prior to the 41st Marine Corps Marathon at www.marinemarathon.com. Registration costs $85.
Sustainable Tallahassee will host the cross-country style race at Apalachee Regional Park
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sustainable Tallahassee will host the Sixth Annual Trash Dash at Apalachee Regional Park on Oct. 29. The race, which features a 5K and one mile family fun run and walk, acts as a fundraiser to support the organizations mission of promoting environmental stewardship and economic vitality in our community through education and collaboration. Those interested in participating can register online and via mail. The online registration form can be found at https://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=38273 The printable registration can be found at http://sustainabletallahassee.org/2016_Trash_Dash .
KEMAH, TEXAS -- On a day where oppressive heat and humidity failed to spoil the morning of nearly 2,000 runners from 12 states and 126 Texas cities or towns, Houston's Luis Armenteros and Spring's Peggy Yetman led eight masters runners to this year's Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Southern Region 10K titles with overall wins at Sunday's ninth annual Toughest 10K Kemah.
The Dallas Marathon announced HOKA ONE ONE (a division of Deckers Brands NYSE: DECK) as the official footwear partner of the 46th BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay. This sponsorship pairs the leading designer of premium running shoes with Dallas’ largest and Texas’ oldest running marathon. The 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay is Sunday, December 11.
(Editor’s note: Kenenisa Bekele came within six seconds of the world marathon record, finishing in 2:03:03 at Berlin. Following are observations by Larry Eder of RunBlogRun.com.)
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun
The BMW Berlin Marathon was one of the finest marathons that I have ever witnessed, and this writer watched it on German TV and via global social media. The battle between Kipsang and Bekele was one of the finest duels ever in long distance running.
By Carolyn Mather
I realized as I sit here writing my monthly column, that I am getting closer to my fifth decade of running. I am not sure how that happened but time moves relentlessly forward. I look at runners nowadays and wonder if I were ever that young! I suspect I was but never fully appreciated youth when I was there. So my retreat into past years has made me wonder where all of the runners I have known over the years have gone. Certainly a few remain, but most have passed from the running scene.
I suspect many have succumbed to a plague of injuries that have finally sidelined them. Some may have found more interesting sports and still others may have retired to the couch. I used to go to races and see so many friends. I actually ran a 5K this past weekend and most of the usual participants were not present. As with life, runners must also move onward.
CARY, N.C., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and Springfield, Virginia-based Hope For The Warriors have announced a new alliance to assist military veterans in their efforts to transition to life back home after serving overseas. TRM became North Carolina's largest marathon in 2016 and 100 percent of proceeds go to charities such as Hope For The Warriors. The other primary charities TRM serves are JDRF, the American Red Cross, Rails to Trails Conservancy and Wake County Parks and Recreation.
Canadian Sheryl Sawyer’s certification signifies the program’s overall growth and international appeal
SawyerIn September, Sheryl Sawyer of Cayuga, Ontario in Canada became the 200th person to successfully complete the Road Runners Club of America’s Race Director Certification course.
“After serving two years as a volunteer race director for a small fish-themed 5K race in Dunnville, Ontario, I’m expanding this year to a full race weekend,” Sawyer said. “The expansion of my responsibilities made me think it made sense to expand my knowledge base for managing events.”
Online Community Designed to Encourage Women of All Ages to Participate in Triathlon
With female participation in the sport of triathlon hovering around 37%, 2015 North American Ironman Champion Angela Naeth is launching a platform designed to encourage more women to participate in the sport.
ATLANTA — The annual Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk, held Sept. 22, attracted close to 16,000 registered participants running or walking the Atlanta race event.
Runners and walkers from over 350 Atlanta area companies came out on a sunny fall day to celebrate health, wellness and company fun.
The 59th RRCA National Convention in Detroit, Michigan, hosted by the Downtown Runners and Walkers and the Parade Company, starts with the welcome reception on Thursday March 9, 2017 and concludes on Sunday March 12 with the RRCA National 5K Championship, the Corktown Races 5K.
INDIANAPOLIS – In less than two years since its inception in 2015, RunJumpThrow (RJT) has reached 500,000 children through physical activity programming, USATF announced Tuesday. The hands-on learning program, created in partnership with The Hershey Company, gets children ages 7-12 excited about physical activity through the foundational track and field skills of running, jumping and throwing.