ARLINGTON, VA - The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has announced its 2015 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Twenty-eight programs throughout the U.S. serving more than 11,000 children will receive a total of $22,760 in grants from the RRCA. In addition, the RRCA will donate more than 13,000 copies of the Kids Run the Nation: A Running Guide for Kids booklets to be given to program participants in twenty-six different programs, an in-kind donation valued at over $14,000.
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When Blakely Moore, a junior at Highlands (NC) High School stepped to the starting line of the North Carolina 1A Cross Country Championship, she had never won a high school race. In fact, she was the only female runner on her small school’s cross country team.
On a very muddy course Nov. 7 at Ivey M. Redmon Park at Kernersville, NC, that changed.
Deadline to apply for funding to attend the RRCA Convention is January 15, 2016
To further the goal of supporting the growth of local running clubs, the RRCA has developed the Leadership Development Scholarship for the RRCA Convention. The purpose of the Leadership Development Scholarship is to provide funding to attend the RRCA Convention on behalf of their running club for up to four individuals per year (one per region).
FORT LAUDERDALE -- Bryan Sharkey, the manager of retail operations for Carnival Cruise Lines, has been cruising a lot lately, but he finds himself on cruise control these days when enjoying his passion of running. Sharkey blew away the competition Sunday in the eighth edition Michelob ULTRA Fort Lauderdale 13.1 Marathon. Sharkey's only opponent seemed to be the 20-plus mile-an-hour gusting winds that runners encountered throughout the race. "Wind was definitely a factor," said Sharkey, who finished in third place the last time he ran in the event in 2013. "But weather is weather. You have to look past it."
Sharkey's time of 1:19:23 was nearly nine minutes faster than second place finisher Wilson Shearin of Miami (1:27:51) and third place finisher Jared Dealmo of East Greenwich, RI (1:28:57).
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Three Masters records fell Sunday, Nov. 15 at the .US National 12K Championships on George Washington Parkway, where Perry Shoemaker ran away with her third consecutive title, Kristian Blaich won the overall Masters crown and Kathy Martin age-graded over 100 percent. The .US National 12K is also a part of the Masters Club Grand Prix for 2015.
Shoemaker (Vienna, Virginia), a W40-44 athlete, finished in 42:03 for first-place among Masters women and 12th-place overall in the Masters field. She claimed her three-peat with a new lifetime best, improving each year from the 42:45 in 2014 and 44:14 in 2013. Sonja Friend-Uhl (Brentwood, Tennessee) was second among Masters women on Sunday, making her finish in 43:23, and Brenda Hodge (York, Pennsylvania) was third in 46:33.
ALEXANDRIA, VA – For the third year in a row, Olympian Molly Huddle took home top prize at the .US National 12K Sunday morning, running away from the field early, while men’s champion Sam Chelanga used a late kick to the finish to edge Tyler Pennel for the title.
Jon Hager, 39, of Cumming, GA, won the 36th Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon at Fort Oglethorpe, GA, in 2:40:22. Alan Outlaw of Chattanooga was second in 2:41:53 and Bradley Adams of Knoxville, TN, third in 2:48:50.
In the women’s race, Kathleen Turchin of Hendersonville, NC, was the winner in 3:06:27. Ashley Matthews of Cleveland, TN, finished second in 3:15:58.
RICHMOND, VA – Hilary Too, 36, of Kenya, won the 2015 Anthem Richmond Marathon in 2:18:48, finishing ahead of 2011 champion and course-record holder Kennedy Kemei, also of Kenya, who finished in 2:19:01. Hirut Guangul, a 23-year-old Ethiopian, was the first female to cross the line, clocking in at 2:42:13.
By Scott Ludwig
When a golfer isn’t satisfied with a shot they take another, commonly known as a mulligan; a chance to do it again for a better result. That is to say potentially for a better result.
I played golf for more than 40 years and I can honestly say I’ve taken my fair share of mulligans. As a runner for almost that same amount of time I’ve never had the luxury of a mulligan. What’s done is done. But what if I could have done things differently…what might I consider changing that may have provided a better result?
ANDOVER, Mass. (November 23, 2015) – Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan will serve as Grand Marshall of this week’s 2015 Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race, one of New England’s largest and most festive running events with more than 10,000 participants.
By Bob Dalton
FAYETTEVILLE, GA — The 15th iteration of this popular race was held on Saturday, Nov. 7, in spite of the threat of rain showers that had been ongoing for several days previous. A field of almost 300 turned out to run one of the most scenic courses in metro Atlanta and to vie for the many awards up for grabs. This race also served as the RRCA State Championship 5K for the fourth consecutive year.
The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2015 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Trail Runners of the Year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year. The following will be recognized at the USATF Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, next month.
Three signature running race events take place annually: the Reggae Marathon in Negril, Kingston City Run and MoBay City Run. These races are attended by both visitors and locals and offer a true “sense of place” for those wanting to explore the destination on the move.